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Texas State Meet - new photos by Bert Richardson

Earvin Parker (left) posted the US#1 mark in the 100 meters at 10.29 +1.2.


5A 400m (right) -
Mark Teter came off the last turn with the Texas state capitol looming beyond. He finished in 46.15, fastest of the meet and second fastest in the US this season.


more pix by Bert Richardson

College Choices
College Choices 2003 updated 5/16 with 854 choices now listed. Send email on other choices to John Dye with name, high school, college choice, your connection to the athlete, and a way to verify the information. Some noteworthy new choices:
Matt Munoz TX - 3rd TX AAA 3200m - Texas
Mark Teter TX
- 46.15 400m TX 5A champ - Baylor
Chris Catton MI
- MI XC champ - Wake Forest
Janine Ricci PA - PA indoor mile champ - Virginia
Cassie Gullickson TN
- 43' TJ, 5-10 HJ - Notre Dame
Porscha Dobson NJ
- NJ Group 1 hurdle champ - North Carolina
Thomas Mack CA
- CA double hurdle champ - California
Craig Gallimore VA - 14.15 / 37.60 hurdler - California
Rachel Brushett MD
- 5-10 HJ, AAU JO champ - Richmond
Depaul Brewer OK
- 61-10 SP, 182-1 DT - Wichita State
Clay Ragan NC
- NC 500m indoor champ - North Carolina
Tina Harris LA
- triple jumps champ LA state meet - Louisiana State
Terrence Wheatley TX
- football and TX 5A TJ champ 50-7.75 - Colorado
Toni Lynn Salucci NY
- distance - Rhode Island
Elly Kabboord FL
- 3-time FL XC champ, 10th Foot Locker South - Florida
Al Gregory PA
- PA indoor 60m, LJ champ - Lincoln University PA
Bobby Young RI
- RI sprints champ -
Lincoln University PA
and Schafer Sherrer NJ - part of Vineland's US champion relays - Barton CC
Jeremy Burton
- 52.01 400H - Tennessee
Kathleen Turchin GA
- 4-time GA distance champ - Tennessee-Chattanooga
Reynolds Chapman CT
- New England indoor mile champ - Richmond
Brad Kring TX
- 62-6.5 SP, 176-2 DT - Texas Tech

This Week
major meets around the country and highlights from the states   

Major weekend action:
Sensational Texas State Meet, Loucks Games, Southern Classic, Hartford Public, and state meets in Florida, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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state leader lists

alphabetical by state

Katya Kostetskaya 41.57 300H US#1 at Fort Smith 5/9 in state meet preliminary meet. Jodie Mayes pole vaulted 11-6 for an Arkansas state record.

32nd Hartford Public Invitational
Doubles by Meghan Owen, Transit Tech boys
- Bloomfield CT sr Kenneth Walker 10.64 100m. Mt. Pleasant Providence RI sr Bobby Young 21.54 200m. Transit Tech NY sr Melville Rogers 47.32 400m (Bobby Young 47.41). Hanover NH sr Russell Brown 1:51.92 8100m. Belmont MA sr Victor Gras 9:04.66 3200m. Bloomfield HS CT 41.96 4x100. Transit Tech HS NY doubles 3:17.60 4x400 and 3:28.55 SMR. Nashua NH jr Matt Sheehan 171-2 DT.
Girls - Killingly CT sr Meghan Owen doubles 2:13.36 800m and 4:51.81 mile. East Haven's Tamara Highsmith doubles 1:02.61 400H and 36-9 TJ. Wilbur Cross HS CT 1:40.87 4x200. Bishop Loughlin HS NY 9:13.46 4x800. Westerly HS RI 4:06.73 SMR. Mt. Sinai NY soph Kaitlin Fitzgerald 11-6 PV.

Florida 1A-2A State Meets May 9-10 at Gainesville
1A - Havana Northside boys 41.79 4x100, led by Reginald Knox, who doubles in 10.82 -1.8 and 21.77 -0.1. Patrick Weaver 1:52.79 800m. Maclay Tallahassee boys 72.5 points. Valerie Flournoy 14.49 100H. Oak Hall girls 63 points.

Girls State Meet May 8-10 at Albany GA
fast doubles by Courtney Champion, Stephanie Smith, Georgia Kloss. Collins Hill wins big school Class 5A. Landmark Christian wins Class A with state record 162 points.
Class 5A - Collins Hill HS 53. Ackworth sr Della Clark 43-8.5 SP. Riverdale HS 3:46.90 4x400 (Collins Hill 3:47.34). Collins Hill 46.50 4x100. Collins Hill jr Courtney Champion doubles 11.53 and 23.90 100/200m. Riverdale's Tia Perry 54.78 400m. North Gwinnett sr Kathleen Turchin 10:54.88 3200m. Redan's Aleesha Barber 14.12 100H. Groves Savannah sr Rachel Wilson 43.01 300H. Shiloh jr Natalie Knight 5-8 HJ.
Class 4A - Dunwoody HS 50. Mays' Ramona Okonya 43-9 SP. Creekside HS 3:54.29 4x400. Dunwoody sr Nicole Fletcher 11.77 100m. Chamblee sr Mary Ann Erigha 24.30 200m. Marist soph Ena Leufroy doubles 2:12.80 and 5:12.61 800/1600m.
Class 3A - Monroe HS 103. Monroe's Shequita Draper 19-1.25 LJ. Westminster sr Shani Boston 42-5.5 SP. Monroe HS doubles 47.28 4x100 and 3:51.6 4x400 (Northeast Macon 3:51.84). Northeast Macon sr Stephanie Smith doubles 23.84 200m and 53.77 400m. Northeast Macon's Moteak Sanford doubles 14.41 100H and 44.08 300H.
Class 2A - Southeast Bulloch HS 45. Holy Innocents' Christy Brown doubles 11.93 100m and 25.22 200m. Pace Academy's Georgia Kloss doubles 2:10.25 800m (by 15 seconds) and 4:58.87 1600m (by 20 seconds).
Class 1A - Landmark Christian HS 162 (state record).

Christian Wagner scored one of the best distance doubles in Indiana history at the Conference Indiana championship. The Columbus North junior ran 4:15.06 1600m and 9:01.91 3200m. Wagner followed this up with an even better time Thursday 5/15 in a dual meet -- 8:56.4 3200m -- after anchoring the 4x800 earlier in the meet.

Jaron Van Maanen 7-2 US#3 - the junior from Lynville-Sully IA high school became the fifth in Iowa to top 7 feet when he made his big jump at the BGM Invitational.

Shawnee Mission North Relays
fireworks on track followed by tornadoes in the air-- Overland Park sr Drew Morano doubles 10.73 and 46.94. Leavenworth girls 1:42.48 4x200. Emporia's Stephanie Miller 39-6.5 TJ. At the Buckin Inv, South Central sr Whitney Shuck cleared 5-8 in HJ. Home schooled Rachel Talbert of Wichita tripled in the throws at the Sterling Relays 40-0 SP, 138-9 DT and 131-8 JT.

LA State Meet May 9-10 at Bernie Moore track, Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge LA
big triples by Frankie Gatson and Tina Harris in very windy meet
New soph sensation Frankie Gatson
"There were several highlights but the one that stands alone is 16 yr old sophomore Francois "Frankie" Gatson (Shreveport Southwood) who won and doubled in the Boys 5A jumps. He went 48-9 (+2.7) in triple jump and 25-2.75 (+3.3) in the long jump. Even though the wind was over the allowable limit (2.0), the long jump put Frankie on the all-time elite list for Louisiana and the all-time elite list for sophomores on the national level, windaided or not. " [Juan Plaza's highlights]. The national long jump record for sophomores according to Jack Shepard's HIGH SCHOOL TRACK annual is 25-2.25 (Johnny Johnson CA 1964 and Vincent Hypolite TX 1990). The age 16 record is 25-7 (Dion Bentley PA 1988).
Class 5A-4A-3A May 10
5A - Baton Rouge girls
1:38.99 4x200. Comeaux's Tyler Benoit 21.52 +2.6 200m. McMain girls 3:54.16 4x400. St. Augustine boys 3:18.90 4x400. Barbe's Kathryn Thibodeaux 136-9 JT. Southwood Shreveport soph Francois Gatson doubles 25-2.75 +3.3 LJ and 48-9 +2.7. Ruston sr Tina Harris triples 20-2.25 +6.3 LJ, 40-1.75 +3.6 TJ, and 5-7 HJ. South Lafourche sr Cody Fillinich 194-5 JT. Sulphur's Jimbo Hill 58-7.25 SP. Ruston's Seth Jones 15-0 PV.
4A - Wossman boys double 41.77 4x100 and 1:25.70 4x200. Bastrop's Latonia Loche doubles 11.70 +6.8 and 55.26 400m. Salmen's Robert Amadee 10.53 +5.7 100m. Wossman's Deverick Gator 48.08 400m. Wossman's Will Hill 21.12 +2.8 200m. Washington-Marion sr Craig Tillman 6-8 HJ. Breaux Bridge's Jon Zenon 23-11.75 +3.4. Washington BH's Chrystal Bolston 18-11 +3.3 LJ. Eunice's Colby Droddy 199-0 JT. Dutchtown's Nedra Gross 38-6 +2.1 TJ. Vandebilt's Rabun Fox 174-7 DT.
3A - St. Louis sr Katrina Castille doubles 11.62 +6.1 100m and 24.18 +2.3 200m. W. Felciana's Malcolm Harris doubles 10.62 +4.4 and 21.59 +4.6. Amite sr Latonia Wilson 55.09 400m. Baton Rouge soph Katrina Taylor 54.66 400m. Cecilia boys 3:18.49 4x400. Rayne sr Dawn Comeaux 136-6 JT. Abbeville's Ollie Levine 24-0.75 +6.7 LJ. Donaldsonville's Teremaine White 58-0 SP. Port Allen's Kyledren Antoine 47-11 +3.5 TJ. Port Barre's Daniel Francis 23-11 +3.4 LJ.
Class 2A-1A May 9
2A - Northeast boys 1:28.31 4x200. Northeast's Trindon Holliday doubles 10.51 +3.7 100m and 21.49 +4.3 200m. .
1A - Central Catholic jr Jerald Watson 10.36 +3.7 100m. Southern Lab sr Albert Turner 47.67 400m. Oberlin's Terry Berry 24-2.75 +2.2. Sterlington's Monique Colvin 18-9 +2.1 LJ.

PG County championships May 8 and 10 at C.H. Flowers HS
One of the toughest county championships anywhere will be the Prince George's County championships as sprint powers collide: Eleanor Roosevelt, Oxon Hill, Suitland, C.H. Flowers, Largo, Douglass, High Point, Bowie, and Northwestern.
Thursday - Eleanor Roosevelt sr Tiandra Ponteen leads qualifiers in 100, 200, and 400. Suitland sr Elizabeth Jackson 39-4.5 TJ. Suitland sr Deyon Williams 23-05.50 LJ.

MS State Meet
Janice Davis quad leads Natchez to title - Although still bothered by a hamstring injury and tendonities, Stanford-bound sprinter sweeps 100-200-400 for fourth straight year and anchored the 4x400 relay. Holly Springs jr Nikita Taylor 19-1 LJ. Taylorsville sr Craig Agee 48-7 is best of six triple jumpers hitting DyeStat Elite marks. Port Gibson boys 1:26.78 4x200 are fastest of six teams hitting DyeStat Elite cutoff.

Lange, Wissel, Green smash state records
Lincoln Pius X jr Elizabeth Lange shattered the state record in the 1600 at the Auburn Invite on Friday. Her clocking of 4:49.3 broke the 1981 mark of 4:55.6 by Lincoln Southeast's Jenny Stricker. It was the first sub-5:00 1600 in Nebraska in 18 years.
Kearney jr Colby Wissel broke the state's 3200 record in the rain and wind at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference meet in Columbus. His time of 9:03.09 broke the 1999 record of Omaha North's Dana Carne (9:06.57, at Arcadia in California). Wissel won by over 52 seconds. Kearney, meanwhile, cruised to their 15th straight GNAC title. [Brad Hansen]
Grand Island sr Jenny Green raised the Nebraska state pole vault record to 13-3 US#1 in her district meet at Grand Island 5/15.

New Jersey
long, lonely 10K for Keith Krieger is a success
Keith Krieger (Cherokee HS, Marlton NJ) ran 31:39.9 for 10,000 meters and a USATF junior national qualifier 5/12 at the Tuppeny Twilight Invitational at Villanova. Interesting thing about the race was that everybody else in the field (four guys) dropped out by 3 1/2 miles, leaving Keith as the only male runner on the track (there was also a woman running at 38-minute 10K pace). Despite that and despite very cold & windy conditions and despite the fact that he had never run a 10K and despite going out with the lead group at 4:54 and 9:47, Keith finished 65 seconds below the Jr. National standard (32:45). [Reuben Frank]

New York
36th Loucks Games - May 9-10 at White Plains NY - Results
freshman Andria Smallwood 2:10.22, Bronxville girls 8:57.90
Boys - Canadian Hank Palmer doubled 10.63 +1.0 and 21.78 +0.4 100/200. Newburgh Academy NY jr Elzie Coleman 47.70 400m. Northport NY sr Bryan Quinn 1:54.44. Schnectady NY jr Verrol Jackson doubled 14.17 -0.8 110H MR and 55.02 400H. Newburgh HS doubled 41.81 4x100 and 3:15.47 4x400. Archbishop Molloy sr Andrew O'Connor 15-0 PV.
Girls - Bronxville NY HS 8:57.90 4x800 US#10 all time, winning by 34 seconds. Bronxville splits from Walt Murphy: Eliazebeth Bergold-2:11.4, Beth Butler-2:18.4, Caroline Mullen-2:15.5, and Catha Mullen-2:12.6. William Penn PA sr Juanita Broaddus won a wind-aided 100m in 11.55 (Shana Cox 11.79, Virgil Hodge 11.89), but Holy Trinity NY sr Shana Cox returned the favor in the 200, 23.60 to 23.82 (Natasha Hastings 24.42). Truman NY jr Dominique Blake 55.89 400m. Ballou DC freshman Andria Smallwood 2:10.22 800m. Hunterdon Central NJ jr Casey Nelson 4:56.26 1600m (April Ogrodnick 4:56.51). Bay Shore NY soph Laura Cummings 10:37.37 (with five more under 11 minutes). William Penn PA sr Christina Smith doubles 14.55 100H and 1:01.37 400H. William Penn PA HS 41.92 4x100. Dewitt Clinton NY HS 3:53.20 4x400.

New York
Bronxville girls 20:31.4 4x1600 US#1 at Friendship Games at Warwick NY 5/9 with Caroline Mullen at 5:02.1 and Catha Mullen at 4:51.4, taking over the national lead from Turpin Cincinnati (20:44.52). Pearl River was 2nd at 21:02 and Warwick 3rd at 21:07.

North Carolina
NC State Meet
Boys - Ben L. Smith HS 52. West Rowan jr Jason Williams 6-10.25 HJ. West Rowan jr Mark Sturgis 47-2.25 TJ.
Girls - Hillside HS 137.50. Southwest Guilford's Portia Baker doubles 24.39 200m and 56.79 400m. Hillside's Michelle Duffey 43.73 300H. North Iredell's Ashley Talley 5-8 HJ. West Rowan sr Sherina Steele 18-9.75 LJ (Camelia Morman 18-8.75). Hillside's Camelia Morman 39-8 TJ.
Boys - Hendersonville 56. East Montgomery's Dakota Dunn 7-0 HJ.
Girls - Durham School of Arts 71.

Dan Pribula 63-3.5 Strongsville OH junior joins the year's 60-foot club at Jackson OH Twilight Invitational. Strongsville teammate Chris Kollar won the 800 in 1:54.29.

PA week by Don Rich
Mark Korich 1:53.32, Gwynedd Mercy 9:18.50, Ryan Blood 9:13.73, and Nicole Leach quad (12.2 100m, 25.47 200m, 55.65 400m, 65.3 400H). Super soph Krista Simkins triple (23.7h 200m, 55.4h 400m, and 44.4h 300H.

South Carolina
SC State Meet - highlights
Class AAAA

Boys - Spring Valley 67.5. Beaufort sr Aulton Kohn doubles 10.21 +5.4 100m and 21.38 +4.5 200m. Stratford HS 41.69 4x200. Berkeley sr Elias Yeadon doubles 6-10 HJ and 47-7.5 TJ. Northwestern jr Mitch Greeley 15-8 PV. Spring Valley sr Sergio Geiger 23-6 LJ.
Girls - Northwestern 69. Ridge View soph Shantrell Jenkins 11.92 +3.4 100m. Hartsville sr Amanda Mack 24.38 +0.4 200m. Lower Richland sr Deborah Hawkins 19-1 LJ. Fort Dorchester sr Chasity Johnson 40-3.5 TJ (Sierra Douglas 40-1.75). Summerville sr Precious Akins 143-2 DT.
Class AAA
Boys - Eau Claire 49. Dreher sr Tremaine Billie 10.66 +3.4 100m. Eau Claire sr Josh Williams 21.55 -0.4 200m. Brookland-Cayce sr Chase Shealy 15-6 PV. Fairfield Centra jr Troy McFadden 23-3.5 LJ.
Girls - Dreher 99. J.L. Mann jr Amberly Nesbitt doubles 11.66 +3.6 100m and 23.99 -0.6 200m. Keenan jr Whitney Charles 55.96 400m. Lake City jr Belita Salters 39-7.5 TJ.
Class AA
Boys - Edisto 55.
Girls - Bishop England 96. Blue Ridge soph Septima Glenn triples 11.93 +4.2 100m, 24.64 +5.0 200m, and 58.96 400m.
Class A
Boys - Lamar HS 127.5. Blackville-Hilda sr Sidney Davis 10.70 +4.5 100m.
Girls - Johnsonville HS 105. Thornwell sr Sara Young 12-6.25 PV.

Brentwood girls dominate
Cassie Gullickson and Lauren Stewart dazzled the crowd at the Region 3 AAA sectional at Clarksville TN 5/13 with 1-2 finishes in both triple jump (43-0.25 and 41-7.75) and high jump (5-8 and 5-6). Soph Stewart broke the state triple jump record first with her mark, only to have Gullickson, a Notre Dame recruit, follow up with her 43-0.25 US#1 leap. Gullickson, who also shares the Tennessee high jump record at 5-10, won this time at 5-8 and also won the long jump at 18-1.5. Gullickson and Stewart are 1-2 in Tennessee in Pentathlon, long jump, high jump, triple jump, and 100H; Stewart is #2 in 300H; and they lead Brentwood's #1 4x200 and 4x400 relays. They are coached by former US Olympic decathlete Gary Kinder. Brentwood's exploits did not stop with Gullickson and Stewart. Junior pole vaulter Erin Gnass set a Tennessee state record at 11-4.5, and Beth Maher won the shot put at 42-2.5.

Texas State Meet May 9-10 at Austin - 359 DyeStat Elite performances!
Earvin Parker double US#1 in 10.29 and 20.70
Kerron Clement 35.47 300H US#4 all time
Jason Richardson 13.51 110H US#1 (Clement 13.52 US#2)
Bowie Arlington HS 40:06 4x100 US#3 all time
Port Arthur Memorial boys 1:24.12 US#3 all time (Bowie 1:24.13 US#4 all time)
Humble HS 3:10.69 4x400 US#1
Ramonce Taylor 25'00.25 LJ US#1
Steve Magness 4:03.27 1600m - overall state meet record.
Alandra Sherman 13.25 100H US#5t all time
Alief Elsik girls sweep relays - 44.90 is US#2 all time.
Michelle Carter again -- 54-10.75 USR , plus 157-11 state record
Ivory Williams fast, but windy 10.16 and 20.85 double
Chessley Johnson 51-1 TJ US#1
(plus 2 more 50 footers)
Complete Results: 5A - 4A - 3A - 2A - 1A

Southern Classic May 9 at Dinwiddie VA - 23 DyeStat Elite performances
Bobby Curtis 4:08.34, Sarah Bowman 4:46.73, Chip Heuser 17-0
St. Xavier KY sr Bobby Curtis led wire to wire (58, 2:02, 3:06, 4:08.34) to win in 4:08.34 (Brian Dalpiaz 4:09.14, Andrew Keino 4:10.81, Alex Tatu 4:12.01). Fauquier County VA soph Sarah Bowman passed 3/4 in 3:32 en route to an 11-second win over Jennifer Boyd. Bowman cut 2 seconds off her personal best and US#2 time she achieved while running second to Ari Lambie at the Penn Relays 2 weeks ago. St. Xavier KY sr Chip Heuser vaulted 17-0 US#4 on a soggy runway illuminated by car headlights.
Other highlights:
Bethel VA fr Francene McCrory doubles 12.16 and 24.64. Tallwood VA jr Faraign Giles 54.75 400m. Lord Botetourt VA sr Adam Linkenauger 7-0 HJ. Western Branch VA sr Leslie Treherne 2:11.62 800m. Hidden Valley VA jr Jennifer Beury 10:43.11 2 mile (four more under 11 minutes). Western Branch VA HS girls 3:52.85 4x400. Kellam VA HS girls 9:22.34 4x800. Prince George VA sr Rhiann Jenks 11-6 PV. William Fleming VA jr Tierra Hubbard 43-10.5 SP.

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SARS saves Yong Sung-Leal's season! Arroyo CA distance star, the 2001 California 3200m champ and a former Foot Locker national finalist, was to have been married to Lan Tsubata (left) in Seoul Korea May 24 in a Unification Church mass wedding. This would have knocked him out of a sectional meet that is necessary to advance to the California State Meet June 6-7. Because of the world wide SARS scare, however, the wedding has been postponed to July 13. So Leal can run in the sectional after all. Story on DyeStatCal tells of the "matched marriage" plans.

National rankings
DyeStat Elite - May 6 list has 1,753 performances ranked.
Jim Spier's Top 5
May 4 update includes all the latest national leaders.
Gourley's list -- Hammer Throw rankings updated May 12.
Roth's Race Walk -- first outdoor lists posted May 5.

Nike Athlete of the Week
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Nike Athlete of the Week index for 2002-2003
Outdoor #1 - Willie Hordge, Allyson Felix
Outdoor #2 - Xavier Carter, Ashlee Brown
Outdoor #3 - Shalonda Solomon, Chris Solinsky
Outdoor #4 - Steve Magness, Michelle Carter
Outdoor #5 - Kerron Clement, Ari Lambie

the queen and the challenger
High school photo of current world champion sprinter Marion Jones (left), now on maternity leave, and her possible challenger in next year's Olympic Trials, Allyson Felix, Los Angeles Baptist HS senior who broke Jones' US high school record at Mt. SAC Relays April 19 with a time of 22.51 for 200 meters, second fastest time in the world so far this year. - by Bill Leung, the king of the collage



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May 31 Orlando FL
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Allyson Again !

MEXICO CITY 5/3/03 -- Los Angeles Baptist high school senior Allyson Felix won the 200m in 22.11 at the Banamex Grand Prix meet, beating world class runners into a 0.5 meters per second headwind. This was a new world junior record (under 20) for the 17-year-old California star, breaking the record of 22.19 set by Russia's Natalya Bochina in 1980. Felix also lowered her own US high school record of 22.51 set just 2 weeks ago at the Mt. SAC Relays, and she now ranks #1 in the world this year in the 200. The Banamex GP, billed as the biggest track meet in Mexico City since the 1968 Olympics, attracted a crowd of 50,000.

Banamex GP 200:
1, A Felix (US) 22.11 (World jun record)
2, L Jenkins (US) 22.31
3, K White (US) 22.33
4, D Washington (US) 22.89
5, M Nku (Nig) 23.42
6, E Ojokolo (Nig) 23.79

The meet ended badly for two US men sprinters. World record holder Tim Montgomery was beaten by Canadian Nicholas Macrozonaris, who got a PR of 10.19. World Indoor 60m champion Justin Gatlin was carried off the track after pulling up injured as he entered the straight in the 200.

"Scuba Steve" Magness
takes different route to success

Whether he’s 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 4-minute miler?

Stephen "SteveU" Underwood profiles Texas runner who is startling the country in his senior season.

major meets around the country and highlights from the states   
alphabetical by state

Alabama State Meet May 2-3 at U. of Alabama (6A-5A-4A), Troy State U. (3A, 2A, 1A)
Arthur Davis triple in 5A, Edra Finley quad in 4A.
Opelika boys, Central Tuscaloosa girls win big school 6A Scottsboro, UMS Wright, and Hazelwood sweep Class 5A, 4A, and 1A.
Unusual weekend double for Chris Patrick - Smiths Station junior wins 800m in Class 6A state meet in 1:53.86 on Saturday and then wins 800m in 1:51.57 at Auburn U. Invitational on Sunday. He also won the 1600m in the state meet in 4:19.44.
Other State Meet highlights:
6A: Jeremy Gray 23-8.25 LJ. Central Tuscaloosa girls double in 47.95 4x100 and 3:56.81 4x400. Rachel Shanks 5-7.5 HJ. Rhiannon Jaet 11-7 PV. Whitney Marsh 19-4.5 LJ. Amelia Anderson 39-3 TJ. Dominique Robinson 42-5 SP.
5A: Williamson sr Arthur Davis 11.02 100m (10.82 pre), 21.41 200m, and 46.60 400m. A sub-46 split in the 4x400 rallied Williamson to 2nd.
4A: Edra Finley triples 14.77 100H, 44.74 300H, 19-5.75 LJ, and 38-6 TJ.

Tempe City Meet - Koehneman and Morgan
Corona del Sol jr Katie Morgan raised the state pole vault record to 12-10. Corona del Sol sr Steven Koehnemann had a great sprint double: 10.43 +0.8 and 21.27 +0.2.

Eastern Conference Katya Kostetskaya leads Jonesboro girls to victory with 50 of their 165 points. Cabot wins boys title with 130.25 points.

Liberty Bell Invitational - Apr 26 at Littleton CO (boys only)
Air Academy sr Ian Burrell 4:15.04 1600m beat Smoky Hill sr Brent Vaughn 4:15.06 on a lean at the finish. Splits were 64, 66, 62, and 61. Smoky Hill's Josh Oberleas vaulted 15-7.

Florida Week ending May 3
Ricky Quintana's notes - Nicole Shappert and Paul Cross have busy meets. Steve Hassen is hurting. Late blooming Ross McMillan pops a 1:54.15 800m.

Marietta Invitational
Reggie Witherspoon and his Wheeler GA teammates had a fine day: 21.11 200m, 46.25 400m, 41.14 4x200, and 3:14.14 4x400.

Brittnay Hall - Norcross GA 8th grader runs 55.94 400m and 2:11.42 800m, finishing 5th and 2nd against college runners in the University of Georgia Invitational at Spec Towns complex.

Andrew Hudson's GA Honor Roll
May 7 lists.

State Rankings
Eagle sr Donovan Kilmartin leads six events.

Outback Invitational - Donovan Kilmartin 7+17=24
Eagle ID sr just missed his gold medal formula in this meet with 7-0 HJ, 17-1 PV and 23-9 LJ, along with a 110H win in 14.32. Skyview Nampa sr Julene Bailey vaulted 12-0, well below her season best of 13-1. Idaho continues to have unfriendly weather for track meets as this one was conducted in all the elements -- wind, rain, snow, and occasional sun.

Stephen Pifer 4:05.25, Jeremy Kruidenier 1:50.9
Edwardsville's Pifer, signed by the University of Colorado, wins 1600m easily May 6 at Cahokia IL. Central Champaign's Kruidenier, signed by the University of Illinois, runs 1:50.9 800m at Gene Ward Inv May 3, beating Pifer 1:53.7.

Christian Wagner scored one of the best distance doubles in Indiana history at the Conference Indiana championship. The Columbus North junior ran 4:15.06 1600m and 9:01.91 3200m.

Jaron Van Maanen 7-2 US#3 - the junior from Lynville-Sully IA high school became the fifth in Iowa to top 7 feet when he made his big jump at the BGM Invitational.

KS week by Anthony Bozarth May 3
Seaman Relays: Kyle Irvin of Seaman Topeka ran 47.9h 400m. Laci Heller 42-3 SP. Sasha Spann and Stephanie Miller both broke Miller's meet record in triple jump, with Spann winning 39-8.75 to 38-8.5.

Andy Fryman - Nike Indoor Championship shot put winner, a senior at Mason County KY, won the shot at the Donnie Carnes Inv at 64-4.

Gator Invitational at Reservoir HS
Frederick Douglass PG girls, Oxon Hill boys win team titles. Starema Flood doubles 58.22 400m and 45.1 300H. Aajah Showell doubles 14.5 100H and 16-9.75 LJ. Lindsay Grigoriev doubles 41-9 and 126-2 SP/DT. Dean Lee doubles 22.57 200m and 49.58 400m. Tim Minor doubles 15.2 and 40.1 110/300H. Oxon Hill boys win three relays.

Montgomery County championships May 7
Nina Warren, Toni Aluko, Edwin Campbell, Eric Pauley, Jared Wasser
Gaithersburg jr Nina Warren doubles 11.9h and 25.1h 100/200. Paint Branch jr Toni Aluko triples 5-9, 18-5 and 37-10.5 HJ/LJ/TJ. Gaithersburg sr Brian Porter 10.6h 100m. Paint Branch sr Edwin Campbell doubles 21.6h and 48.4h 200/400. Gaithersburg sr Eric Pauley doubles 4:22.0 and 9:34.0 in 1600/3200. Northwest's Dewayne Whitaker 14.30h 110H (Adam Durham, Paint Branch 14.30). Gaithersburg boys 41.8 4x100. Wootton sr Jared Wasser doubles 52-6.5 and 128-10 SP/DT.

PG County championships May 8 and 10 at C.H. Flowers HS
One of the toughest county championships anywhere will be the Prince George's County championships as sprint powers collide: Eleanor Roosevelt, Oxon Hill, Suitland, C.H. Flowers, Largo, Douglass, High Point, Bowie, and Northwestern.
Thursday - Eleanor Roosevelt sr Tiandra Ponteen leads qualifiers in 100, 200, and 400. Suitland sr Elizabeth Jackson 39-4.5 TJ. Suitland sr Deyon Williams 23-05.50 LJ.
Finals are on Saturday.

Sebben Relays Apr 30 at Southwest Missouri State U.
Doubles by Josh Harper (1:54.42 and 4:22.22 800/1600m), Becky Flippen, Jennifer Harper, Sarah Bowling, and Tyler Daily.

Grandview KC sprinters placed 2-3-4 in the 200m at the UMKC college invitational -- Eliott Morant 21.24, Damond Berry 21.54 and Alex Ingram 21.64.

South State Championships - Janice Davis, Kedrick Gibbons
Big quad for Natchez sr Janice Davis: 11.4h 100m, 24.1h 200m, 55.8h 400m and 4x200 anchor. Natchez jr Kedrick Gibbons 13.6h 110H. East Ranking Academy sr Stephen Boozer 184-3 DT.

Nebraska week ending May 3
2nd fastest NE times ever by Colby Wissel and Elizabeth Lange
Kearney jr Colby Wissel 4:12.77, Nebraska's 2nd fastest 1600m ever (4:10.8 Brian Turner in 2000). Pius X Lincoln jr Elizabeth Lange 2:09.40, Nebraska's 2nd fastest 800m ever (2:08.84 by current North Carolina star Alice Schmidt in 1999). West Holt sr Cassidy Kramer got a throws double with 60-11 and 174-0 (Trevor Votruba 173-7). Kearney sr Chase Beideck 60-5 SP.
Pawnee City sr
Bobby Musil 197-4 DT in the Pioneer Conference, #5 all time in Nebraska.

Metro Conference May 6-7 at Omaha
Millard West freshman Meredith Snow gets double meet record 5:02.79 and 10:47.95, with the 3200 coming in a driving rain. Bellevue West boys and Omaha Central girls win team titles.

Ron Resler Invitational
Green Valley NV boys, Wilson Long Beach CA girls win team titles.
White Pine Ely NV jr Zach Lloyd doubles 64-2.25 and 190-0 in SP/DT. Ashley Freeman 55.5h 400m. Mackenzie Hill doubles in 14.2h 100H and 44.3h 300H. Foothill NV jr Cassandra Strickland 39-4 TJ. Wilson Long Beach girls sweep all four relays:

New Jersey
Jesse Mizzone 10:44.8 wins 3200 at County Seat Meet in Wayne NJ. She also doubled in the 1600 in 5:15.5.

New Jersey
Debra Vento 5-10 HJ - Freehold NJ senior celebrated her scholarship signing with Duke University by matching her season best mark at the Long Branch Relays.

New Jersey
Eastern Regional Relay Classic Teams from MA, PA, NY, and VA. Entry deadline is May 12. Contact Gerald Richardson 856-222-1785.

New York
20th Crusader Relays at Monroe Woodbury HS. Stephen Furst 1 55.8 outkicks Ken Sinkovitz 1:56.9 down the home stretch of the 800m.

North Carolina
Mackenzie Pierce 2:06.66!
super soph matchup looms at Raleigh
Forsyth Country Day NC soph Mackenzie Pierce won the 800 at a triangular meet at Lewisville NC May 1 in 2:06.66 FAT. Pierce doubled at the Taco Bell last month in 2:13.70 800m and 4:59.01 mile. Pierce is expected to run at the adidas Outdoor Championships in Raleigh June 13-14, setting up a super soph matchup with Katya Kostetskaya of Arkansas, who has run 2:07.23 this year. Pierce, who is coached by former Wake Forest U coach Noel Reubel, was 7th at Raleigh last year in 2:12.24.

North Carolina
Gene Cherry's NC Honor Roll
List #10 - May 7

Roosevelt Memorial Invitational May 2-3 at Welcome Stadium, Dayton OH
Michigan sweeps team titles with Rockford girls, Mumford boys -
doubles by Illinois soph Alexandria Anderson, Ohio jr Ted Ginn, Glenville OH boys and Turpin Cincinnati OH girls

Top teams from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois come to Dayton for 29th running of this meet.
Saturday: Morgan Park IL soph Alexandria Anderson doubles 11.75 and 24.35. Rockford MI jr Nikki Bohnsack 4:56.64 1600m edged Beaumont Cleveland Heights OH jr Maggie Infeld 4:56.80 in the last 40 meters. Glenville Cleveland boys 1:26.28 4x200 and 3:18.92 4x400. Glenville jr Ted Ginn doubles 13.84 110H and 37.82 300H.
Friday night: Cool and wet. Pickerington OH sr Adam Kellermeyer 64-5.5 SP. Turpin Cincinnati girls 20:44.22 4x1600 and 12:19.53 DMR. Beaumont Cleveland Heights 9:21 4x800. Middletown 3:30.63 SMR (Jeff See 1:54.8 split).
RESULTS - 37 DyeStat Elite performances

Davidson Hilliard OH sr Christian Nichols 1:51.71 800m in home dual meet.

McGrath 4:05.28, Rupp 8:14 in Oregon Twilight
Lincoln sr Mike McGrath and Central Catholic jr Galen Rupp fell short in their announced attempt to break state records, including one held by Steve Prefontaine, at The Oregon Twilight Meet at Hayward Field in Eugene Saturday night May 3. McGrath, who claimed the Oregon state record at 800 meters when he ran a US#1 1:48.56 a week ago, ran the mile in 4:05.28 (4:04.9 Dirk Lakeman 1977) in a hard rain. McGrath went through a half mile in 2:01 before slowing to 64 on the third lap and then being caught at the finish by Willamette University's Nick Symmonds 4:03.85. McGrath took 3rd place on the all time Oregon list, just ahead of Steve Prefontaine 4:06.0. McGrath's en route 1500 meter time was 3:47.5. In the 3,000 meter race won by U. Oregon's Jason Hartman in 8:02.39, Rupp finished third in 8:14.00, six seconds short of Prefontaine's state record of 8:08.0 set in Stuttgart Germany in 1969. [Leo Collins]
Benson Portland OR sr Deborah Jones, signed for Texas Christian University, won the 400m in 55.66 against college runners and was third in the 200m in 24.76.
McGrath and Magness to Pre
Later Saturday, Prefontaine Classic director Tom Jordan announced on the Track and Field News message board that both Mike McGrath and Texas miler Steve Magness (4:01.58 1600m) have been invited to run in the Prefontaine Classic, where Alan Webb set his HS mile record (3:55.43 in 2001) and Donald Sage ran 4:00.29 in 2000.

PA week by Don Rich May 3
Great double by Drew Eckman - Oxford PA senior runs 37.39 300H and 47.49 400 at Lower Merion meet. At Colonial Classic at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS, Nicole Leach doubles 55.85 400m and 43.85 300H, and Mark Korich wins 800m in 1:53.40. Jesse Hershey 198-7 JT at Lock Haven.
US#1 javelin throw by Angela Hoover 159-7

Penn Relays - DyeStat Elite Performances
205 marks meeting cutoffs for DyeStat Elite top 100 national ranking

South Dakota
Dakota Relays
79th running of Howard Wood Dakota Relays at Sioux Falls has a fast 3200 -- Summit SD sr Melinda Zirbel 10:46.30 broke Yankton SD soph Ramsey Kavan 10:50.24 with a 71-second last lap. They moved into #2 and #3 on the all time South Dakota list. It was Kavan's turn the next day in the 1600, which she won in 5:10.69 as Zirbel was fourth.

Mountain View 4:05.8 SMR at Central Utah Invitational is new Utah state record. Splits: Melynne King 26.3, Heidi Houle 25.9, Ann Marie Thomas 1:00.7, and Heidi Magill 2:12.9.

T. C. Williams Invitational May 2 at T. C. Williams HS, Alexandria VA
Top Maryland and DC teams join Northern Virginia schools in major regional meet.
Largo MD girls, Westfield VA boys
Boys - Centerville VA sr Dan Bailey 10.65 100m.
Girls - Gaithersburg MD jr Nina Warren 12.01. Ballou DC freshman Andria Smallwood 55.67 400m. Eleanor Roosevelt sr Crystal Anyanwu 2:14.00 800m. Eleanor Roosevelt MD doubles 47.85 4x100 and 3:49.88 4x400. Thomas Stone MD soph Amy Bilmanis 139-7.5 DT.

Wisconsin Honor Roll - Boys - Girls
Liza Lewis (Ashwaubenon senior) pole vaulted 12-0 at the Shawano Invite, second best ever in Wisconsin. Big men made strong statements as Badger recruit Joe Thomas of Brookfield Central threw 60-6 in the shot put at the Dan Benson Invite. In the discus, Kansas recruit Gavin Ball of Monona Grove leads the honor roll with the 184-10 toss he made at the Fort Atkinson Invite. Thomas also had a long throw with his 178-2 made at the Brookfield Central Lancer Invite. [Wisconsin Track and]


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Crowded post-season schedule
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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