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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.

New York
36th Loucks Games - May 9-10 at White Plains NY
Entries: Meet has 205 schools entered from 13 states and Canada, more than in any other Loucks Games. Included are Northport NY, Poly Prep NY, Fordham Prep NY, Wilson DC, Newburgh NY, William Penn PA, Archbishop Ryan PA, Murry Bergtraum NY, Bay Shore NY, New Rochelle NY, Boys & Girls NY, Washington Irving NY, A.P. Randolph NY, Ballou DC, Bronxville NY. Here are some of the leading individual entries:
Boys: LJ: Terry Ross. 400: Elzie Coleman, David Pedneult, Che Chavez, Conrad Dalton. 400H: Verrol Jackson. 3200: Kevin Tschirhart and Ahmed Haji. 1600: Kevin Tschirhart, Brian McCabe, Bryan Quinn. HJ: Che Chavez. PV: Andrew O'Connor, Gavin McMahon, Ian Cassidy, Rory Quiller. 800: Bryan Quinn, Jose Fernandez.
Girls - 100H: Fatmata Fofanah, Christina Smith. 100: Karen Robinson, Virgil Hodge, Shana Cox, Juanita Broaddus. 400: Shana Cox, Christina Smith. SP: Toya Woods. LJ: Karen Robinson. 400H: Christina Smith. 200: Shana Cox, Juanita Broaddus, Natasha Hastings. 3200: Lindsay Van Alstine, Laura Cummings, Lindsay Sundell. HJ: Lauren Biscardi. 800: Selena Sappleton, Nana Hanson-Hall, Andria Smallwood, Liz Maloy. TJ: Taneisha Cantave. .

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 5. - Shelton WA sr Nick Owens 231'11" and Westminster GA sr Marie Stringer 179'06" retain US#1 ranking.
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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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.

California
DyeStatCal
saturation coverage of the Golden State by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez
Ventura County championships - Sacramento Meet of Champions - state leader lists

alphabetical by state

Alabama
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.

Arizona
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.

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

Colorado
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
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.

Georgia
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.

Georgia
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.

Georgia
Andrew Hudson's GA Honor Roll
May 7 lists.

Idaho
State Rankings
Eagle sr Donovan Kilmartin leads six events.

Idaho
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.

Illinois
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.

Indiana
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.

Kansas
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.

Kentucky
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.

Maryland
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.

Maryland
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.

Maryland
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.

Missouri
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.

Missouri
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.

Mississippi
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
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.

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.

Nevada
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

Ohio
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

Sunni Olding wins 3200 in 10:32.75

Nikki Bohnsack (below, right) and Maggie Infeld duel in the stretch of the 1600m.


photos by Matthew Yacoub

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

Oregon
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.

Pennsylvania
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

Pennsylvania
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.

Utah
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.

Virginia
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
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 Field.com]


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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

 

"Scuba Steve" Magness' story
how he came to run 4:01.58 1600m

"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.

NLI 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.

DyeStat Elite
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 are nearly ready.

National Indoor Rankings
DyeStat Elite lists 3,200 performances
DyeStat 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 update
Indoor rankings will be updated one final time.
Jim Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized ovals - March 20 update
Roth's Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk national rankings - March 22 final indoor - Roth's Race Walk All Americans
Gourley's List 2003 indoor weight throw national rankings - March 30 update

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June 13-14, 2003
June 18-19, 2004
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Sept 26-27, 2003
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Last Week

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

Arkansas
Arkansas week 5
Weekly report by ArkansasTrackStats.com

Georgia
Andrew Hudson's Honor Roll
Apr 30 lists

Kansas
KS week by Anthony Bozarth
Apr 26 - Aquinas Overland Park sr Drew Morano continues great season with 10.43 / 21.42 / 48.07 triple at Manhattan

Illinois
Stephen Pifer's double
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 Bush, IllinoisRunner.com]

Iowa
Drake 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 SMR.
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
Central 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.

New Jersey
Mike 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.

New York
St. Peter's Keys Run Apr 26 at Saratoga Spa State Park
No 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.

North Carolina
Pepsi Outback Classic Apr 26 at Reynolds HS
Cade Liverman doubles 14.11 110H and 38.13 300H. Mitch Greeley 15-7 PV. Reynolds girls, T.C. Roberson boys.

Oklahoma
Jenks 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 Mayes 1:52.92.

Oregon
29th Centennial Invitational Apr 26 at Portland - 36 DyeStat Elite marks
Mike McGrath 1:48.56 is new Oregon record;
Benson girls, Gresham boys win team titles;
good javelin marks by Casey Kauffman 209-4, Kara Patterson 154-4

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]

Apr 24-26, Philadelphia
April 24-26, 2003 at Philadelphia PA - a DyeStat on-site meet
biggest meet of them all: 334 events, 100,000 attendance, 10,000+ athletes
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Tennessee
Kenwood Classic Apr 26 at Clarksville TN
Evanston Twp IL girls double 46.89 and 1:38.84 4x100/4x400.
John Yarbrough 14.04 110H. Chris Pearson 10.69 100m.

Texas
Texas 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.
Laporte 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:
Boys
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Lewisville's Earvin Parker 10.41 and 20.53.
--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
--Greenville 1:25.56
--four 4x400 teams under 3:14: Estacado 3:13.17, Lancaster 3:13.43, Humble 3:13.60, and Ennis 3:13.65.
Girls
--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 1600m
--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 HJ
--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 Lawrence.
--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.

another 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

Virginia
Dogwood Classic
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."
Pearl Watts' Dogwood Classic story

Wisconsin
Liz Roehrig - Chilton WI junior's 5-10 high jump leads Badger state performances this week. [Wisconsin Track and Field.com] Wisconsin honor rolls: Boys - Girls

 

Announcing
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Hail to the Cross Country Parents
A special edition of Donna on the Side - Donna Dye's survey of cross country moms and dads tells their emotions, dreams, and fears as they watch from the sidelines.
Hail to the Parents

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE Donna Dye's guide to the college recruiting game: eligibility rules, recruiting rules, experiences, organizations, helpful web sites, scholarships & loans, and careers & majors.

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)


DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets that are covered in depth by DyeStat in 2002-2003
* = DyeStat on-site meet

 


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