new today on DyeStat
. . .
- New action pix and stories from Penn Relays
- Girls 4x400:
Blow by blow of epic battle between the two best anchors ever
at Penn Relays -- Shalonda Solomon beats
Sheryl Morgan to lead Poly Long Beach CA
to US record.
wins Battle of Jamaica - the big plaque goes to American
schools in 7 out of 8 relays
- Boys 4x400:
Poly Long Beach CA survives dropped baton
in prelims, and then Derrick Jones' 45.7 anchor catches the
double-twin team of Winslow NJ.
- Girls 4x100
- Poly Long Beach CA is second US team ever
to break 45 seconds.
- Girls 4x800:
Kay-Ann Thompson's 2:08.4 anchor gives Jamaica
its only relay win this year.
- Girls 400m
Hurdles - Nicole Leach sprinted from
4th to 2nd after the last hurdle because "I wanted that
watch," she told Don Rich of PennTrackXC. She got a coveted
Penn Relays watch, as the first American finisher behind winner
Sheryl Morgan of Jamaica.
- Girls 3000
- Victoria Webster takes title back to England.
ON THE SIDE
at the Penn Relays ----
Winners got congrats from Bill Cosby, who kept them all
Poly Long Beach CA girls relay team with Cosby.
Steve" Magness' story
how he came to run 4:01.58 1600m
takes different route to success
rapping with the wired world – or “wrapping”
a new victim’s yard with his FMR crazies – “Scuba
Steve” Magness of Klein Oak HS (Texas) is a kinda crazy,
but perfectly accessible regular guy. He plays hard …
and runs harder.
Is he the next
"SteveU" Underwood profiles Texas runner
who is startling the country in his senior season.
Spier's Top 5
April 29 update includes all the weekend action.
list -- first Hammer Throw
rankings of season
Shelton WA sr Nick Owens 231'11" and Westminster
GA sr Marie Stringer 179'06" are the national
around the country and highlights from the states
saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck
and Rich Gonzalez
Penn Relays - the California angles, Poly Long Beach.
On-site coverage by Kirby Lee.
Reports from big meets in California, including the Orange
County Championships, where T.J. Fakehinde
joined the year's 7-foot high jumpers club.
alphabetical by state
Weekly report by ArkansasTrackStats.com
Edwardsville IL sr Stephen Pifer,
who has been running great all spring, had a fine 1600/3200
double in 8:57.8 and 4:14.1 in the Madison County championships
Apr 29. The national Foot Locker cross country finalist is
signed to attend the University of Colorado next year. [Scott
Relays - Apr 24-26 at DesMoines IA.
Boys - Andy Brodell 10.65 +4.6 100m.
Charles City IA soph Greg Coffman 52.59 400H
(Jordan Crosby 52.92). Jaron VanMaanen 7-0
HJ. DesMoines East 1:28.91 4x200. Brandon
Franklin 170-5 DT. Iowa City 3:32.49
Girls - Sara Boisen doubles 14.27
+1.4 and 1:03.16 100H/400H. Sheena James 45-6.25
SP. Crystal Hanson 5-7 HJ. Nelle
Trefs 10:04.87 3000m. Rachel Jansen 138-4
DT. Iowa City 9:20.35 4x800
Nebraska Championships Apr 28 at Grand
Island Northwest HS
Great pole vaulting
by Grand Island Central Catholic seniors. Gable Baldwin
cleared 16-4 for a Nebraska state record.
Jenny Green hit 13-2, best in the US this season.
Morrison back in action; signs for Florida
After a brief ineligibility caused by
failing to turn in homework on time, Willingboro NJ sr Mike
Morrison, the nation's leading high jumper, is expected to
return to action Friday in the South Jersey Invitational.
A battle of 24-foot long jumpers could ensue, with Morrison
facing Anthony Miles of Winslow Twp. Morrrison also was reported
by the Newark Star-Ledger to have decided on the University
of Florida for college.
Peter's Keys Run Apr 26 at Saratoga
Spa State Park
rest for Nicole Blood -- After
anchoring Saratoga's DMR and 4x800 efforts at Penn Relays
Thursday and Friday, the Saratoga NY freshman won the St.
Peter's Keys 5k in 17:19.37. The USATF certified Adirondack
runners Grand Prix event was run on paved roads in the park.
Outback Classic Apr 26 at Reynolds
Cade Liverman doubles 14.11 110H and 38.13
300H. Mitch Greeley 15-7 PV. Reynolds
girls, T.C. Roberson boys.
Invitational Apr 25 at Jenks OK
Oklahoma state record 1600
is run by 2002 state champ Jessica Eldridge,
Broken Arrow senior, beating Brianna McLeod 4:54.23 to 4:57.20,
with Rachel Barber third at 5:13.31. There was also a hot
800 meters with Watonga sr Jason
Coleman 1:52.55 edging Sand Springs sr Marcus
Centennial Invitational Apr 26 at
Portland - 36
DyeStat Elite marks
McGrath 1:48.56 is new Oregon record;
girls, Gresham boys win team titles;
good javelin marks by Casey Kauffman 209-4, Kara Patterson
Lincoln OR senior shatters the previous Oregon
record of 1:49.94 (Seth Wetzel of Jesuit at the 1992 Golden
West). The 800 was not especially deep in talent and the night
was quite cold, so it didn't look promising. But Joaquin Chapa
of Grant boldly led the first lap in a very stiff :53, setting
up the second lap perfectly. As Chapa and McGrath ran through
the curve at the beginning of the second lap the pace seemed
to slow a bit, and then Michael bolted to the lead and seemed
to start running through gears like a drag racer. He just
seemed to go faster and faster with remarkable leg turnover.
The Centennial crowd is not unused to fast 800s (1:52 and
better in recent years), but McGrath floored them with his
speed. There's a BIG difference between 1:51 and 1:48.There
is talk of McGrath looking for a fast mile down in Eugene
at the Oregon Twilight Invitational on May 3, and perhaps
snaring an invitation to the Prefontaine Classic on May 24.
It could happen. He sure had speed tonight. [Dennis Bromka]
Classic Apr 26 at Clarksville TN
Twp IL girls double 46.89 and 1:38.84 4x100/4x400.
John Yarbrough 14.04 110H. Chris
Pearson 10.69 100m.
Regionals - 352
DyeStat Elite marks
Second qualifying round of the pressure-packed
state championship system -- only the top 2 in each region
advance to the state championship in Austin May 9-10. See
how many can make DyeStat Elite national rankings but can't
make the state meet.
sr Kerron Clement 35.42 set a new Texas record for
300m hurdles and just missed the national record by 0.10.
It was the third fastest 300H time ever in the US (George
Porter CA 35.32 in 1985 and Bershawn Jackson FL 35.39 last
year). He also won 100H in 5A region 3 in 13.74.
Some more highlights:
--Lewisville's Earvin Parker 10.41
--Alief Elsik sr Marvin Stevenson 47.07 400m.
--Cedar Hill jr Jason Richardson 13.56 110H
and 36.79 300H.
--Estacado's Bryan Scott 36.45 300H.
--Cinco Ranch jr Scott Sellers 7-0 HJ.
--Carr's Bryan Davenport 24-6.5
--Plano East sr Terrance Wheatley 50-1, first
50 foot triple jump of the season.
--Carroll Southlake jr Ty Barrington 17-3.75,
expanding the 2003 17-foot club to four.
--Bowie Arlington 40.24 and 1:25.59
--four 4x400 teams under 3:14: Estacado 3:13.17,
Lancaster 3:13.43, Humble 3:13.60,
and Ennis 3:13.65.
--Wyatt sr Ladedra Guy 11.59 and 24.05.
--Elsik's Gloria Asumnu 11.53
--Navasota's Antoinette Lee 23.99.
--Langham Creek's Nina Gilbert 54.49
--Skyline Dallas sr Jennifer Hunt 2:12.05
--Langham Creek sr Brittany Brockman 4:54.61
--Granbury sr Rachel Collins 10:39.26 3200m
--Westbury Houston jr Jessica Ohanaja 13.75
100H (Alandra Sherman 13.91)
--Lufkin's Lindsey Adams 42.60 300H
--McMullen County sr Ashley Robbins 5-11
--Elsik's Francheska Ketchung 20-0 LJ.
--Plano East jr Erica McLain 41-6 TJ
--12 foot pole vaulters: Cedar Park's Lacey Smith,
Martin Arlington soph Jessica Trujillo, Luling's
Jennifer Matthews, and Hays Buda jr Brittni
--Red Oak sr Michelle Carter 54-4.5 SP, a
new national record and almost 10 feet better than the next
best girl in the regionals. Carter also led in discus at 153-11.
--Elsik 45.42 and 1:35.92
--South Grand Prairie 46.45 and 1:38.23
--Lancaster 46.18 and 3:46.72.
national record !!!
Michelle Carter 54-4.5 shot put
||Red Oak TX sr Michelle Carter,
who set a national indoor record in shot put of 54-9.5
at the Nike Indoor Championships last month, smashed the
outdoor record with a throw of 54-4.5 Saturday 4/26 in
the Texas 4A region 2 championships. Carter had two more
throws -- 53-10 and 53-9.5 -- better than the old record
(53-7.75 Natalie Kaaiawahea CA 1983), giving her the best
3 throws in US high school history. This makes the US
high school shot put record a Carter family affair. Michelle's
dad Michael holds the boys record with perhaps the most
unbeatable record in the book, a prodigious 81-3.5 at
the Golden West Invitational in 1979. Michael Carter went
on to a Super Bowl and all-Pro career in football with
the San Francisco 49ers. There is still another Carter
thrower in the wings. Michelle's younger sister D'Andra,
a sophomore, was second in the shot put at 40-2. Michelle
and D'Andra also went 1-2 in discus at 153-11 and 148-10.
Apr 26 at the U. of Virginia, Charlottesville
VA - Results and
16 DyeStat Elite performances
Keino 9:06.13 edges Tatu by 0.23 - No rest for Sarah Bowman
(2:11.32, 4:49.52, 5-0 HJ and 56+ relay split just 2 days
after PR in mile at Penn Relays)
[from Milesplit.com]: "Fauquier sophomore Sarah
Bowman was coming off an exceptional race at the Penn Relays
on Thursday where she ran a personal best mile time of 4:48.69
to take runner-up honors in the prestigous race. With only
one day of rest after that hard run, Bowman completed successfully
an amazing triple at the Dogwood Track Classic. Going up against
basically the best the state has to offer in the 1600 and
800 meter races, Bowman came away with decisive wins as she
took off from the gun in each victory with times of 4:49.52
and 2:11.32 respectively. Having already put all of the athletes
and spectators on hand in awe after those two performances,
she did it again with a jaw-dropping high 56 split in the
4x400 meter relay. That goes without mention, Bowman also
cleared 5 feet in the high jump earlier in the day."
signing period starts
The NCAA national letter of intent late signing period starts April
16 and runs until August 1. Athletes who did not sign in the fall
period can sign now. Send your college choices to [email protected].
More than 300 early signing choices are listed in Choices
2003 Outdoor Cutoff Table
What will it take to be ranked in the DyeStat
Elite top 100 national rankings in the 2003 outdoor season? What
did it take to be US#1 in 2002? US#50? What did it take to win the
major meets last year? What did it take last year to be All-American
(6th at the adidas Outdoor Championships)? What will it take to
get in AOC or Junior Nationals this year? The answers are in the
DyeStat Elite cutoff table.
Send qualifying performances to John Dye with date, location, meet
name, event, position, performance, wind, handheld or FAT, and a
way to verify (preferably a web site).
First outdoor rankings will be posted April 23.
DyeStat Elite lists 3,200 performances
Elite -- 3,200 performances from 436 meets meeting DyeStat
Elite cutoffs for top 100 national ranking with data received by
March 12.. There are 10 new national leaders among 400 new marks
since the last update. March 12
Indoor rankings will be updated one final time.
Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized
ovals - March 20 update
Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk
national rankings - March
22 final indoor - Roth's
Race Walk All Americans
List 2003 indoor weight throw national
rankings - March 30 update
Eight days in June present high school athletes a crowded schedule
of post-season meets.
Those we know of are:
13-14 adidas Outdoor Championships
14 New England Championships
14 Midwest Meet of Champions (MI, OH, WV, IN)
14 Iowa Senior Spotlight (IL, WI, NE, IA)
15 Golden West Invitational
16 Holmdel Invitational
17-18 Connecticut Multi-Events
19-21 USA Outdoor (Junior Nationals)
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for meet results
major meets around the
country and highlights from the states
alphabetical by state
week by ArkansasTrackStats.com
4 - Week 3 - Week
2 - Stephanie Irwin 12-4 PV. Katya
Kostetskaya 43.84 300H. Shonda Martin 43-4
SP. Aaron Puckett 15-0 PV.
records for Allyson Felix and Wilson
Long Beach girls; Donovan Kilmartin
17-4.5. Mt. SAC Relays page
Felix 22.51 !!!
pros and Marion Jones' 200m record - wind legal +1.3
"It wasn't even close," said an observer, after
Los Angeles Baptist high school star roared off the turn at
Mt. SAC and never let elites like Angela Williams and Inger
Miller in the race. Olympic champion Marion Jones set the
old high school record in 1992 while running for Thousand
Oaks CA HS.
Eagle ID senior wins University/Open pole vault at Mt. SAC
SAC HS results & dozens of pix on DyeStatCal - 123
DyeStat Elite performances -
stands in 1600 Sprint Medley after 5-hour DQ tug of war
Wilson Long Beach CA girls 3:53.28 break national record,
lose it to jewelry DQ, win it back on Games Committee ruling.
Ashley Freeman's 2:09.2 800m anchor keys the time, with Wilson
winning by 25 seconds. William Penn PA's 1997 team held the
old 3record of 3:54.39.
Allyson Felix 11.24
+2.7 100m - Kira Costa 13-1.75 PV - Poly
Long Beach girls 45.36 4x100 and 9:06 4x800 (Wilson
Long Beach 9:13.77) - Poly Long Beach boys 7:52.19
4x800 and 41.99 4x100 (anchor Derrick Jones comes from third
over Taft and University City). Mohammed Trafeh doubles
3:53.78 1500m and 8:32.55 3000m. Claire Rethmeier
4:34.96 1500m. Jasmine Lee 53.98. Mario
Cobian 1:54.30. Kelly McCann 2:12.51.
Sparkling double for Sparkle Anderson 19-0.5
-2.1 and 40-4.5 +2.9.
Apr 19, Trinity College, Hartford CT - details on MySportsResults
Meaghan Owen doubles 4:49.78 1600m and 2:15.63
Kenneth Walker doubles 10.65 and 22.01.
Andrew Hudson's April 23 lists.
Prep Invitational Apr 19 at Lawrence Central
Carmel girls, Lawrence North boys.
Mark Jelks 10.67. Nef Araia 9:13.92
3200m. Brandys Green doubles 14.49 110H and 38.11
300H. Lawrence Central boys 3:18.40 4x400. Mumford
Detroit boys 7:54.95 4x800. Clay Helvie 6-9
HJ (Jason Williams 6-8). Cory Martin doubles 58-6.75
SP and 177-7.5 DT. Cassie Hunt doubles 5:04.18
1600m and 11:28.37 3200m. .
Apr 18-19 at KU, Lawrence KS
with Tony Bozarth's report and photos by
10.61 and 46.81.
1:51.54 MR. Melanie
Trisa Nickoley 2:12.53 800m.
2:07.23 US#1 800m (College women)
Arthur Davis, Evanston
IL girls, Bobby Curtis, Chip Heuser,
Boys - Arthur Davis 46.46 400m
MR (Ricardo Chamber 46.77). Bobby Curtis 1:52.89
800m. Jason Craig 21.54 200m. Chip Heuser
16-6. Andy Fryman 62-1.5.
Girls - Ashley Davis 14.33 100H. Evanston
IL triples, all meet records: 1:38.10 4x200 , 47.37 4x100,
and 3:54.39. Leah Kincaid 44.41 300H MR.
Zoe Nelson doubles 4:56.59 and 10:40.1 1600/3200.
Carlee Clark triples 12.55, 25.78, and 56.30 100/200/400.
Honor Roll #7
Gene Cherry's lists as of April 23
Smith out for season
Hudson OH senior, second at the Foot Locker Cross Country
national finals in December and 3-time Ohio champion, has a stress
fracture and will be sidelined the rest of the season. Smith will
attend North Carolina State in the fall.
Week 4/19 by Don Rich
Christina Smith 62.20 400H
William Penn girls 3:52.72 4x400
Brad Zimmerman 217-10 JT
Gwynedd-Mercy girls 12:08.8 DMR
Stevens Rapid City senior is first South Dakota girl to pole
vault above 12 feet. She did it at the Track-O-Rama in Rapid City
Apr 18-19 at Knoxville TN - Performance
Lists - Preview -
1,200 athletes from 10 states
Boys - Beaufort
SC Aulton Kohn doubles 10.64 +0.4 100m and 21.83
+0.6 200m. West Knoxville sr Dusty Miller 4:11.53
1600m. Reynolds NC jr Cade Liverman 14.21 -1.3
(Derek Boykin 14.31). Carrollton GA 1:27.67 4x200.
Houston TN sr Mike Hogue 15-0 PV.
Girls - Northampton
West sr Cyntheia Rooks doubles 12.22 -0.4 and 23.94
+1.0 (Courtney Champion 23.95). Collins Hill GA doubles
47.55 4x100 and 1:07.18 shuttle hurdle. Thornwell SC sr Sara
Young 12-0 PV. Brentwood GA sr Lauren Stewart 39-10.75
-0.7. Brentwood's Beth Maher 42-0 SP.
DyeStat Elite performances in Classes 5A, 4A, and 3A ranked.
Boys - Auburn
10:21.13 DMR, with 4:11 anchor by Carl Moe.
(Mead 10:24.23). Carl Moe 1:54.03 800m. D.J.
Brown 15-3 PV. Craig Kent 58-1.5 SP. Skyler
McDonald 190-0 JT.
Girls - Megan
O'Reilly 5:00.43 1600m. Becca Noble 55.78
400m. Amanda Faire 43-0.5 SP. Sarah Burns
18-9 LJ. Kara Patterson 157-6 MR JT. Emily
Enders 12-0 MR PV.
Kimani, 4-time NCAA champion distance runner,
collapsed Wednesday April 16 in his University of Alabama
dining hall and died. Ricky Quintana remembers
photo by Mike Leary at the SEC cross country championships
Women's Pole Vault
We took the weekend off from high school track meets to attend the
Atlantic Coast Conference outdoor championships at North Carolina
State University in Raleigh NC. Our daughter Natalie, a senior at
the University of Maryland, finished second to NCAA indoor champion
Lacy Janson of Florida State.
Sara Young - Thornwell SC pole vaulter (12-7) has chosen
Cole Herron - Sanger CA high jumper (7-0) has accepted
an appointment to the US Naval Academy.
Distance runners Pete Hess of Toms River North
NJ and Patrick Bailey, four-time Maryland state champ,
will run for the University of Maryland.
Darren Woods - Tacoma WA sprinter has committed to UC-Berkeley.
Chase Shealy - South Carolina pole vaulter (17-0) will
attend Arkansas State to be close to Earl Bell's pole vault camp.
Briene Simmons - Georgia 800 meter champion (2:08) will
sign with Penn State.
Meghan Braffet - Illinois distance star has chosen the
University of Maryland.
Mullen twins - Bronxville NY distance stars Caroline and Catha
Mullen will go to Princeton.
Amy Seward - Virginia state LJ/TJ champ will fly south to the
University of Miami FL.
Steve Hassen and Ryder Leary Florida
distance standouts will stay in state to run for the University of Florida
(from Ricky Quintana on RunFlorida.com)
Jennifer Boyd - Hickory VA distance star (4:56.34 mile,
10:53.40 2 mile indoors) chooses North Carolina State.
Laura Meyers - CA Div 4 cross country champion, will
travel across the continent to New York City to run for Columbia University.
Janice Davis - of Natchez MS, will give Stanford a sprinter
(11.33, 23.38, and 52.92) to go with their mighty distance corps.
Chaime Breaux - Killeen TX sprinter (6.73 US#1) and triple
jumper (48-7.75 US#3) has chosen Texas Christian.
Bobby Mack - North Forsyth Winston Salem NC miler (4:12.11 US#4
this season) will attend North Carolina State.
Rachel Umberger - Concord NH, 2:09.67 800m national champion
at Raleigh last June, has chosen Duke.
Amy Menlove - Alta UT sprint and long jump champion
will attend Brigham Young
Deyon Williams - Suitland MD sprint, hurdle, and high
jump champ has signed with Virginia.
Kelly Reynolds - Toll Gate RI hammer/weight thrower (Golden
West champion) has committed to Duke.
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