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Great Southwest
May 22-24 at Albuquerque NM
this meet
is built for speed

Doing a better job of recruiting in talent rich Texas, the Great Southwest meet managers have produced an entry list that is lightning fast. The featured elite 100 and 200 meter races are loaded with nationally ranked sprinters. The sprint relays have been expanded to accomodate multiple teams from Texas, including both all star teams and intact teams, such as the Alief Elsik TX girls, who already have a national record in hand this year (1:34.51 4x200), and the Skyline Dallas TX girls. All four hurdle races -- 100/110m and 300m, boys and girls -- boast the US#1 performer of 2003. Field events will get attention too with three more US#1 performers including Red Oak TX sr Michelle Carter, who set new national shot put records this year both indoors and out.

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adidas Outdoor Championship
June 13-14 at Raleigh NC
a new distance peak
You might have thought the high school distance running resurgence peaked 2 years ago with the graduation of Alan Webb, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Ryan Hall. You would have been wrong. This year's AOC distance fields may be the deepest ever. With 2-mile and cross country king Chris Solinsky dropping to the mile, meet managers are even daring to think of a sub-4 minute mile -- it has only been done once before in a high school only race (Jim Ryun in Kansas in 1965).

Meanwhile, the girls distance stars just keep on coming in waves every year. Ari Lambie's 4:42.21 at Penn Relays was the fastest high school girls mile in 18 years and made her the 8th fastest ever. Sub-4:40 has only been done by two girls, both in 1982 -- Polly Plumer CA 4:35.24 and Kim Gallagher PA 4:36.94 -- and both did it one more time that year. Perennial champion Megan Kaltenbach is still around, along with rising stars Nicole Blood, Katie Harrington, and Sarah Bowman. A sub-2:05 girls 800m has happened only once in the last 18 years. It could happen again this year or next with three undergrads topping the US charts.

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44th Golden West Invitational
June 15 at Sacramento CA
flying higher and further
SACRAMENTO 5/23.03 -- Pole vault and javelin are the featured events of GWI this year.

All of the 17-foot pole vault fliers will be here: Sandy OR sr Tommy Skipper, 17-7 last year and returning from breaking his left thumb trying for a national indoor record at the Nikc Indoor Championships in March; Eagle ID sr Donovan Kilmartin, decathlon star who leads the country this year at 17-4.5; Carroll Southlake TX jr Ty Barrington, 17-3.25 US#2 this year; Brookland Cayce SC sr Chase Shealy, 17-1 US#3; and St. Xavier Louisville KY sr Chip Heuser, 17-0.075 US#4.

TThe girls pole vault is led by San Joaquin Memorial CA sr Kira Costa, who set the national indoor record of 13-4.5 at the Los Angeles Invitational in February, and no entry has less than a 12-6 personal best.

The Javelin will feature the top 4 throwers in the Nation on the Boys side, Thomas Jordan (Cedar Crest,Lebanon,PA),Matt Schwandt (Manhattan,Manhattan,KS),Brad Zimmerman (Warwick.Lititz,PA) & Jordan Senn (Beaverton,Beaverton,OR) on the Girls Side Newburg,OR will send Mallory Webb and Rachel Yurkovich both over 155 who will be challenge by at least 3 other girls who have gone past 150’.

College Choices
College Choices 2003 updated 5/21 with 930 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:
Carson Schmiett WA - 48.3 400m, 1:53 800m - Pennsylvania
Tommy Skipper OR
- 17-7 PV, Nike Indoor champ - Oregon
Dan Deichert NJ
- NJ 3200m champ 2002 - Penn State
Alex Clayton CO
- CO 4A champ XC, 800, 1600 - Iowa State
Matt Munoz TX
- 3rd TX AAA 3200m - Texas
Mark Teter TX
- 46.15 400m TX 5A champ - Baylor

National rankings
DyeStat Elite - May 19 list has 2,354 performances from 245 meets ranked. Database now includes 3,244 performances (only the best performance in an event is ranked)..
Jim Spier's Top 5
May 19 update includes all the latest national leaders.
Gourley's list -- Hammer Throw rankings updated May 19. Nick Owens, Marie Stringer still US #1.
Roth's Race Walk -- first outdoor lists posted May 5.

National rankings
DyeStat Elite - May 19 list has 2,354 performances from 245 meets ranked. Database now includes 3,244 performances (only the best performance in an event is ranked)..
Jim Spier's Top 5
May 4 update includes all the latest national leaders.
Gourley's list -- Hammer Throw rankings updated May 19. Nick Owens, Marie Stringer still US #1.
Roth's Race Walk -- first outdoor lists posted May 5.

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

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"the Road to the State Meet" -- all the action leading to California State Meet June 6-7
Super Hot CIF Southern Section has its prelims

four Poly Long Beach girls advance to 100 meter finals: Shalonda Solomon, Seqioya Peggese, Shana Woods and Shana Solomon (collage by Bill Leung)

Allyson Felix qualifies 11.39 (+1.6), 23.99 (+1.9), 52.90. Scratches 400 for Finals.

J.W. North, Riverside 4x100

Domenique Manning (L) and Ashlee Brown of J.W. North, Riverside share a warm hug after setting CIF-SS Division II 4x100 relay record of 46.52 (photo by Kirby Lee)

Allyson Felix in USA Today - "At last year's Mt. SAC Relays, Felix got Marion Jones' autograph. This year, she got Jones' 11-year-old high school record."

State Meets 51 DyeStat Elite performances
40 points for one-girl team Jacquelyn Johnson: 13.60, 6-0, 19-9.5, and 40-1.25
Onyepunuka sisters double 1-2, Anthony Melvin double. Ben Clark gets 800-0600-3200 triple, Bryan Haynes sprint double.
Sam Turner doubles.

Colorado State Meet May 16-17 - 70 DyeStat Elite performances
Brent Vaughn - Kaltenbach sisters - Montbello girls - Dan Cook double - Sarah Stevens double
5A Boys - Senior Brent Vaughn 9:05.89 3200m (beating Jon Severy's state record by 17 seconds) ran away from Air Academy sr Ian Burrell 9:27.17 on the last lap to lead Smoky Hill 76 to the championship. Burrell turned the tables by winning a close 1600 over Vaughn, 4:14.09 to 4:14.41. Chatfield sr Dan Cook doubles 13.98 110H and 36.79 300H.
5A Girls - The Kaltenbach sisters put on a show. Senior Megan Kaltenbach won the 1600m (4:59.67 to 5:00.40 over soph sister Katelyn) and 800m (2:11.54) to make it 14 individual state titles in an unbeaten 4-year career in track and cross country. Katelyn Kaltenbach won her first state title, taking the 3200 in 11:02.40 by 24 seconds. They also teamed up with Morgan Schulz and Brianna Sorrell to win the 4x800 in 9:01.83, a state record by 18 seconds and #18 on the US all time list in Jack Shepard's HIGH SCHOOL TRACK annual. Triples by senior Toni Smith and junior Korey Hardiway led Montbello 105 to the team championship. Hardiway twice beat better known hurdlers, teammate Vicky Howard in the 100H, 14.66 to 14.73 and Denver East sr Chanda Hardin-Scott in the 300H, 43:00 to 44.66. Smith doubled in the jumps, 18-11.75 LJ and 40-0 TJ, and she and Hardiway helped Montbello's 4x100 to a state record 46.61 victory. Fort Collins sr Megan Fox 54.27 400m. Fort Collins jr Sarah Stevens doubles 49-9.75 SP and 153-3 DT MR.
Mullen sweeps 4A team titles.

Delaware State Meet
Div 1 Boys - Salesianum HS 101. Dover sr Odun Balogun doubles: 14.58 +0.7 and 39.10 110/300H.
Div 1 Girls - Padua HS 121. McKean sr Mandy Stille triples: 45.24 300H, 17-04.75 LJ, and 37-4.5 -0.6 TJ. Glasgow sr Kamilah Salaam doubles 12.18 -1.3 100m and 24.88 200m. Brandywine jr Aysha Gregory doubles: 42-5.5 and 119-11 SP/DT. Glasgow HS 1:42.25 4x200.

State Meet - DyeStat Elite Performances
173 performances in all four classes combined.

4A State Meet May 17 at Gainesville
State meet records by Viktoria Andonova 6-0 (plus 41-5.25 TJ), Pavielle James 13.69 and Oak Ridge girls 3:44.82. Walter Dix doubles 10.41 & 21.04. Akera Lathan doubles 48-0.5 and 157-7
Boys - Miami Northwestern 55. Coral Springs sr Walter Dix doubles 10.41p +0.9 100m and 21.04 -0.4 200m. Dwyer's Ricardo Chambers 46.42 (Andre Johnson 46.47). Homestead sr Davon Johnson 1:52.01 800m. South Plantation sr Paul Cross 4:16.35 1600m. Palm Beach Lakes sr Joe Taylor 14.09p -0.4 110H. Olympia sr Mark Edwards 36.81 300H. Dwyer's Jermaine Moreira 6-8 HJ. Columbus sr Patrick Lee 24-8.5 LJ. Buchholz' Matt Gorman 49-0.5 TJ. Vero Beach sr Mike Reed 182-11 DT. Carol City soph Ric Jean-Francois 58-8.5 SP. Miami Northwestern 7:45.92 4x800. Olympia HS 40.76p 4x100. Homestead HS 3:14.55 4x400.
Girls - Southridge HS 85. Lake Mary jr Angela Pressey 12.13 -2.3 100m (11.98 +0.9 pre). Southridge sr Krystal Troutman 53.71 400m. Oak Ridge jr Lavera Morris 2:11.79. Oviedo soph Jennifer Barringer 5:00.38 1600m. St. Petersburg fresh Kerry Allen 10:51.56 3200m. Northwestern soph Pavielle James 13.69 -1.2 100H SR. Coral Springs soph Viktoria Andonova doubles 6-0 HJ SR and 41-5.25 TJ. Wharton jr Natalie Moser 12-6 PV. Northwestern Mia jr Nicole Moore 19-3.75 LJ. Southridge sr Akera Lathan doubles 48-0.5 SP and 157-7 DT.

3A State Meet May 16 at Gainesville FL
Wes Stockbarger, Xavier Carter break state meet records.
St. Thomas Aquinas gets 6th straight girls title
Palm Bay jr Xavier (X-man) Carter 20.69 +1.1 200m US#1 smashes previous state meet record 20.95 (Gary White of Wolfson in 1997). This was part of a one-day triple as Carter also the 100m in 10.59 -2.5 and the 400m in 46.08. All three events had preliminary heats.
Charlotte jr Wes Stockbarger 202-8 DT breaks Dock Luckie’s 26-year-old state meet record (200-5), Florida’s oldest in an active event.
St. Thomas Aquinas girls easily won their sixth straight title. Chiles boys won their first-ever title.
Boys - Chiles 45. Palm Bay jr Xavier Carter triples 10.59 -2.5 100m, 20.69 +1.1 200m SR US#1, and 46.08 400m.Charlotte jr Wes Stockbarger doubles 202-8 DT SR and 59-6 SP. Flagler Palm Coast sr Sam Vazquez doubles 1:50.77 800m and 4:12.68 1600m. St. Thomas Aquinas sr Roland Dasilva 37.78 300H. Vanguard Ocala sr Steve Hassen 9:11.23 3200m. Glades Central jr Dempsey Josinvil 7-1 HJ. Central Brooks' Kurt Lee 15-0 PV. Bayshore FL sr Ronald Bussell 23-4.25 LJ. Ribault sr Prescott Chapman 47-0.5 TJ. Barron Collier HS 7:50.16 4x800 (Chiles 7:50.97, Bishop Kenny 7:51.18). Lakewood HS 41.59 4x100. Glades Central HS 3:17.64 4x400.
Girls - St. Thomas Aquinas 60.5. Bishop Kenny jr Courtney Hall 4:59.95 1600m. Rickards jr Simone Clark 43.24 300H. Godby sr Nicole Marcus 24.44 200m.
Estero jr Katie Sandmeyer 5-8 HJ. Lakewood sr Nadia Covington doubles 18-7.25 LJ and 40-6 +0.9 TJ (Foluke Akinradewo 40-4 -1.1). Charlotte jr Chelsia James 44-2.25 SP. Bishop Kenny HS 9:19.37 4x800. Raines HS 47.69 4x100 (Winter Haven 47.78).

Georgia Boys State Meet - 38 DyeStat Elite performances
Wheeler wins 5A team title without Witherspoon
Wheeler's star sprinter Reggie Witherspoon broke the meet record in the 400 meters prelim at 46.44 on Thursday, but pulled up lame in the 200 meter trial. "It doesn't look good at all," Witherspoon told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Witherspoon tried to run the 4x100 final on Saturday, but was overhauled by Stephenson's Michael Grant, making Stephenson the new favorite for the team title. Wheeler picked up a second in the 4x100 and then won the meet by finishing second in the 4x400 relay as Stephenson was DQ'd for impeding a runner. Final score: Wheeler 56, Stephenson 47.

Andrew Hudson's GA Honor Roll
Lists as of May 20

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.

Boston High Performance series May 17
Three high school runners competed against older runners. Homeschooled NH soph Chantelle Dron finished fourth in the 800 meters in 2:11.87. In the men's 3000, home schooled NY jr Josh McDougal was 11th in 8:35.46 and Conard CT jr Ahmed Haji 14th in 8:43.74.

Maryland State Meet
May 22-24 at UMBC, Baltimore - Performance Lists - Seeds

Zoe Nelson and snow go together in Montana this week. Flathead MT soph, the national Foot Locker champion in San Diego last December, doubles in divisional meet in Butte 5/19 in 10:46.5 and 5:01.55 for 1600 / 3200m in strong winds at 5,700 feet elevation. Zoe is hoping for milder breezes at the Golden West Invitational next month.

North Carolina
North Carolina 2A/4A State Meet May 16-17 at NC State U., Raleigh
37 DyeStat Elite performances in all 4 classes
4A athletes overcome cold weather to record some top times. Mt. Tabor sr Matt Debole 4:09.64 1600m took over at the 1200 meter mark (3:07) from Bobby Mack 4:15.43. In the 800, Apex sr Doug Noreen 1:53.71 edged North Forsyth sr Clay Ragan 1:54.21 and De Bole 1:54.88.
Most Outstanding Boy: West Charlotte's Corey Brown, winner of the 100 and 200 and anchor of the winning 4x200 (with J-Mee Samuels, still nursing a strained muscle, recording a 20.9 split for runner-up Mt. Tabor).
Most Outstanding Girl: Cary jr Melissa Council, a triple winner in long jump (17-11), 300 hurdles (43.61) and 200 meters (24.45 -0.1).

North Carolina
Gene Cherry's NC Honor Roll
List 11 as of May 14

Nevada State Meet - May 15-17 at Foothill HS, Henderson NV
Boys - Hug sr Alan Thomas 1:51.46 800m MR. Cimarron Las Vegas sr Rayland Currie 48-6.5 TJ. Green Valley sr Greg Watson 180-0 DT.
Girls - Cheyenne soph Valencia Wilson 55.28 400m. Reno jr Collier Lawrence doubles 5:03.14 and 10:51.03 1600 / 3200m. Mojave jr Sequoia Holmes 18-11 LJ. Cimarron LV sr Ashley Mathis 38-9 TJ. Silverado sr Brittney Turner doubles 40-01 and 141-5 SP/DT. White Pine Ely jr Zach Lloyd 63-1.5 SP.

left, Hug sr Janna Moyer 12-0 PV in class 4A.

New Jersey
Willingboro Relay Invitational May 19
US#1-2-3 sprint medley times by Vineland 3:24.44, Willingboro 3:24.93, and Winslow 3:26.75. Mike Morrison doubles. Franklin girls double. Willingboro girls double. 28 DyeStat Elite performances.

New Mexico
New Mexico State Meet - 5A and 4A - May 16-17
Boys - La Cueva HS 59. Santa Fe sr Michael Garcia doubles 48.10 400m SR and 1:54.78 800m. Carlsbad's Zach Graham 15-4 PV.
Girls - Cibola HS 61. Cibola's Jenna Glidden doubles 15.15 100H and 43.99 300H.
Boys - Albuquerque Academy 116. Albuquerque Academy soph Cody Harper 1:54.20 800m. Kirtland Central's James Randolph 177-1 DT. Silver's Sean Richardson 200-8 JT.
Girls - Los Alamos HS 90. Los Alamos soph Kristen Hemphill triples 800-1600-3200 in 2:17.91, 5:11.92, and 11:36.69.

Oklahoma State Meets
Jenks wins 5A with fast relay triple and Jay Cooper's 18 points in sprints (10.65 and 21.55). Marcus Mayes 1:52.98. Jessica Eldridge doubles. Jon McMillian 7-0.

Tommy Skipper returns
- and misses twice!
The Sandy OR senior was last seen at a pole vault pit March 16 in Landover MD at the Nike Indoor Championships (left) when he broke a pole trying for the national indoor record. The snap of the pole broke his left thumb, apparently ending his season goal of breaking the national outdoor record (18-2.25 by Eric Eshbach in 1999). But 9 weeks later, with the pin just removed from his thumb, Skipper was on the runway Tuesday 5/20 at the Mount Hood Conference district meet, a qualifier for the Oregon state meet later this month. Starting at a "safe" 14 feet, Skipper was on the brink of no heighting when he blew through poles on his first two attempts. Then he soared high over the bar on his third try. Although missing at 16 feet, he was safely qualified for the state meet.

Skipper has not been idle while recuperating from his injury. He has state ranking marks in the 100, 200, long jump, discus, and javelin. His pole vault coach, Rick Baggett, thinks the layoff may actually help Skipper by developing more speed on the runway while long jumping. He can compete in post season meets through July 31 and still count as a high school athlete.

PA Week with Don Rich
Wissahickon soph Krista Simpkins (right) 23.71 beat Jannea Bridgeford 24.54 and Tiffany Abney 24.79 in a district 200. Abney came back to win three events: 300H, 400m, and 4x400.
Cedar Crest PA sr Thomas Jordan joins Manhattan KS sr Matt Schwandt as US#1 in javelin. Both threw 219-5 Friday night 5/16, Jordan at the PA District 3 meet in Shippensburg and Schwandt in the I-70 League at Manhattan KS.59 DyeStat Elite marks in district meets.
North Hills PA jr Ian Fitzgerald breaks Sam Bair record at 4:11.97 1600m.

Texas State Meet - new photos by Bert Richardson

Utah State Meet
5A: Dan Hutson 1:52.47 in race with Utah 1-2-5 all time 800m times. Amy Menlove doubles. 4A: Mountain View sweeps team titles, with 4 golds by Heidi Magill. Leif Arrhenius doubles.

Carl Moe heating up - Auburn-Riverside senior has two good outings lately: 1:52.1 800m at a dual meet 5/18 and 4:10.9 1600m at the Shoreline Invitational 5/3.

Jeny Soceka 12-3 - Madison Memorial sophomore pole vaulter goes higher than any Wisconsin girl has ever gone.

DyeStat Graduates, Home Section
University of Maryland sr Natalie Dye won the ECAC women's pole vault Saturday 5/17 at Princeton with a jump of 12-8, giving her a sweep of the ECAC indoor and outdoor titles.

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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

NSSF meets
adidas Outdoor
June 13-14, 2003
June 18-19, 2004
Great American
Sept 26-27, 2003
Entry deadline extended to June 1.
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March 13-14, 2004

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May 31 Orlando FL
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Last Week

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.

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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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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