Picchetti moves to California - A 2002
Foot Locker finalist while running for Reagan San Antonio TX, Picchetti
is now at Rancho Cucamonga HS in California, DyeStatCal reports.
Early results and rankings
thru Sept 6 - we're not ready for this, but the runners are.
Hill CO's Mighty Mites open with course records
Ryan Deak (left),
who moved from Florida during the summer, won the Pat
Patten Invitational at Boulder in 15:48 5k. Katelyn
(Kater-Tot) Kaltenbach (right), taking over
team leadership from 4-year star Megan Kaltenbach (now at
U. of North Carolina), led the US#4 Smoky Hill girls to a
20-point score with an 18:22 time, which broke sister Megan's
Both Deak and Kaltenbach were Foot Locker
finalists in 2002.
- CO Harrison Inv 5k - US#13 Denver
West was an easy winner, 63 to 125, over Fort Collins,
with Mohamed Ige 15:20 leading the way. Thornton
sr Bradley Harkrader 15:49 was second.
- GA Georgia
Rankings 9/2 - Marist girls take over #1
in All-Class and Collins Hill girls in 5A. Brookwood
girls move up to #2 in 5A after upsetting Lakeside,
which falls to #3.
- KS Pre-Season
Coaches Poll - Shawnee Mission Northwest boys
and Blue Valley North girls top big school 6A
list. Blue Valley North hosts five of the top 10 class 6A girls
teams in its own invitational Thursday. Many other top teams will
be in the big Manhattan Invitational Saturday.
- MI Benzie Inv - Heralded freshman
Rachel Wittum's debut for Rockford was a great
success as she finished second in 18:07 3.1m between Rockford
sr Nikki Bohnsack 18:02 and Kelloggsville sr
Nicole Bush 18:08. Rockford
swept the team titles, the boys winning 27-59 over Traverse City
Central and the girls winning by 57 points with 31 points. Bush
ran 23 seconds faster than her winning time last year.
- NC Jungle
Run - Jason Williams 15:58 leads South #5
South View boys 24 to 82-point margin; Jordan
Durham sr Kate Merrill 18:58 wins girls race
but Cary wins team title, 63-67.
- OH Avon
Lake Earlybird 5k - US#6 Hilliard Davidson OH
girls finished third behind Bowling Green and
and St. Joseph Cleveland. Beaumont Cleveland
Heights sr Maggie Infeld won in course record
time of 18:20. Padua 82 won the boys team title
with Hilliard Davidson 97 second.
- OH Greenville Inv - US#21 LaSalle
Cincinnati boys 36 won their second straight invitational
by 105 points over Fairmont. LaSalle's 7 scorers were all in the
top 20 with a 67 second spread, led by Kyle Dragan
16:06 in second place.
- OH Lakota
Classic 5k - Caroline Rauen 18:12 leads Turpin
girls in Cincinnati, Sharp-Beuerlein lead Moeller
- PA Erie McDowell Inv - Harbor
Creek PA sr Brian Soder won in 15:27.
Week 9/3 by Don Rich - Steve Hallinan
(right) splits 2 miles in 9:50 en route to course
record 15:39 5k. Defending AAA girls champ Hatboro-Horsham
restocks with super frosh Kerry Swayne and Brittany Sullivan.
- UT Grass
Relays - Mountain View
sweeps 2-mile race (team scoring is sum of best five runners'
times). Heidi Magill 11:57 leads US#7 girls 1:04.28
and Steve Strickland 10:15 leads US#3 boys 53:39.
Foot Locker Favorites
The 64 elite runners who will toe the line in San Diego
December 13 will come from four regionals. The top 8 boys and top 8 girls
from each region qualify for the national finals. DyeStat has reviewed
the contenders and developed lists of Foot Locker Favorites in each region.
Initially, we have 150 FLF's based on 2002 regional results, 2003 outdoor
mile and 2-mile times, and our own judgment. These are the runners we
believe have the best chance of getting to San Diego based on their performances
to date. We will update the lists periodically based on performances during
the cross country season.
| Northeast | South
| West |
tabs Los Alamos NM girls, The Woodlands TX boys #1 in pre-season
Los Alamos NM girls leapfrog Saratoga
NY to US#1 starting the season in Marc Bloom's 2003 pre-season lists
in The Harrier magazine. Los Alamos came to national consciousness
late last year when they scored a perfect 15 in their state meet.
Then their top two girls, Heather Wood and Kristen Hemphill, ran
6th and 12th in the Foot Locker West regional at Mt. SAC. Everyone
is back as they try to deny Saratoga its 8th US#1 ranking in 11
On the boys side, The Woodlands TX is pre-season
#1 as they were last year before Mountain View Orem UT toppled them
in the DQ-tainted Great American.
Harrier 2003 pre-season
High School team entries
for the Great American Cross
Country Festival at Cary NC September 27 have been announced. As usual
the Nike Race of Champions
features many of the top ranked national teams. The ROC has 20 teams ranked
in The Harrier's pre-season Super 25 national team rankings:
Boys -- 1 The Woodlands
TX, 3 Mountain View UT, 6 Shenendehowa NY, 12 Kingwood TX, 13 Denver West
CO, 14 Christian Brothers NJ, 16 Middletown OH, 19 Webb Knoxville TN,
20 Henderson West Chester PA, 21 LaSalle Cincinnati OH, and 22 Bishop
Kenny Jacksonville FL.
Girls -- 2 Saratoga Springs NY, 6 Davidson Hilliard OH,
7 Mountain View UT, 11 Flagstaff AZ, 14 Cedar Park TX, 18 Bay Shore NY,
19 Kingwood TX, 20 Spanish River Boca Raton FL, and 21 Wyomissing PA.
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