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    • Cross Country news -- early results and rankings
    • Cross Country Starter Kit -- everything you need to get oriented to the new season
    • Nike Athletes of the Year - 2002-2003 seasons
    • Weekend Previews - September 6 weekend.
  • 150 Foot Locker Favorites - the runners in each region with the best chance to win one of the 64 tickets to San Diego.
  • 2003 Season Summary - a banquet of stats to close out the 2002-2003 seasons.
  • World Championships - USA sprinters win three relays. Kelli White's 100-200 double threatened by positive drug test. Allen Johnson leads 1-2-4-5 finish by USA for his fourth world 110H title. Allyson Felix turns pro.

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Natalie 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.

Cross Country Week
Early results and rankings thru Sept 6 - we're not ready for this, but the runners are.
Honor Roll - period ending Sept 6

Smoky 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 course record.

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 boys.
  • PA Erie McDowell Inv - Harbor Creek PA sr Brian Soder won in 15:27.
  • PA PA 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.
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  • 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.

150 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.
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Harrier tabs Los Alamos NM girls, The Woodlands TX boys #1 in pre-season rankings
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 years.

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.

We're Number One!

Harrier 2003 pre-season team rankings

Great American entries
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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2003 Cross Country Honor Roll - DyeStat Elite marks in period ending Sept 6
Time Dist Runner Pos/Meet
15:20 5k Ige, Mohamed , Denver West CO 1 @ Harrison Inv CO 8/29/2003
15:39 5k Hallinan, Steve 2004, Card O'Hara PA 1 @ Viking Inv PA 8/30/2003
15:48 5k Deak, Ryan 2004, Smoky Hill CO 1 @ Pat Patten Inv CO 8/29/2003
15:49 5k Harkrader, Bradley 2004, Thornton CO 1 @ Harrison Inv CO 8/29/2003
15:54 5.07k Spooner, Chris 2004, Lewisburg PA 1 @ Big Valley Inv PA 8/30/2003
Time Dist Runner Pos/Meet
18:20 5k Infeld, Maggie 2004, Beaumont CleveHts OH 1 @ Avon Lake Earlybird OH 8/30/2003
18:22 5k Kaltenbach, Katelyn 2005, Smoky Hill CO 1 @ Pat Patten Inv CO 8/29/2003
18:52 5k Chambers, Kaitlyn 2004, Magnificat OH 2 @ Avon Lake Earlybird OH 8/30/2003
19:00 5k Robbins, Meagan , Western Wayne PA 1 @ Cliff Robbins Mem PA 8/30/2003

2003 World Championships
in Athletics

Aug 23-31, Paris France

| Home Page | Schedule and Results on IAAF site |
Par for the Course - Doug Speck comments on the distractions in Paris

Allyson Felix tries out new adidas shoes at Paris

photo by Victah Sailer
Rich Gonzalez' insider story on the Felix decision to turn pro

DyeStat Elite Stats
4,542 performances in final 2003 outdoor lists
Ari Lambie leads three events, and Allyson Felix and Katya Kostetskaya lead two. Xavier Carter and Kerron Clement lead two and just miss in a third. Eight new US records.

More rankings
Gourley's list - Hammer Throw rankings updated July 27.
Jim Spier's Top 5
- Jim's June 11 update.
Roth's Race Walk -- updated July 3

College Choices 2003 - National letter of intent signing period ended August 1. We have 1,386 college choices by the class of 2003.

About Us - the story of DyeStat, 1995 to 2004

2003 Season Summary
a banquet of stats to end the year
  • DyeStat Elite - 11,617 performances that won listing in DyeStat's own national rankings - there were 3,573 in cross country - 3,500 indoor - 4,544 outdoor.
  • Top Returnees - DyeStat Elite performers who will be back in 2004 - we have 3,776 returnees, including a bunch of 2003 US#1 performers.
    • Outdoor - Nine US#1 performers from the 2003 boys rankings will be back in 2004. Florida's football-sprinter stud Xavier Carter is a triple top returnee (100, 200, and 400). Jason Richardson (110H, 400H) is a double leader. On the girls side, Alandra Sherman was the US#1 hurdler of 2003 at 100m and 300m so she is naturally the top returnee for 2004. Shalonda Solomon, brilliant anchor of Poly Long Beach CA's record setting relay teams, moves up as top bet to fill Allyson Felix's shoes in the 100 and 200. Katya Kostetskaya, from Arkansas via Russia, starts her junior year top rated in the 800 and 400H (European junior champion).
    • Indoor - Very talented returning group of girls led by 3-event leaders Natasha Hastings (300, 400 and USR 500) and Erica McLain (55H, LJ, TJ). Double event leaders are Katya Kostetskaya (800, 1500), Sarah Bowman (1000, Mile), and Nicole Blood (3000, 2-mile). Galen Rupp (3000 and 2-mile) is the only double leader in the boys lists.
    • Cross Country - Foot Locker finalists lead three of the four returnee lists, including girls champion Zoe Nelson, Flathead MT, who had the four best 3-mile times of the 2002 season and then won at 5k in San Diego, plus Nicole Blood (17:04 5k) and Galen Rupp (14:56 5k). The fourth leader is Mark Matusak (14:20 3 miles).

New Faces - the freshmen (and younger) athletes who made DyeStat Elite national rankings. These are the stars of the future, and for some, like Nicole Blood, the future is now. Proving again that girls mature earlier than boys, there are 387 girls on these lists and only 31 boys - 418 new faces

  • Outdoor - North Carolina hurdler Kris Fant is the leader at both 110m and 300m. Elizabeth Olear, the newest of California's inexhaustible flow of girl sprinters, leads at 100 and 200 meters.
  • Indoor - Nicole Blood, already in her third year on the Saratoga NY varsity, leads five events from 1000 to 2-mile. Shana Woods, who cracked the lineup of the record setting Poly Long Beach CA relay squads, leads three events.
  • Cross Country - Foot Locker finalist Nicole Blood leads the 5k list.

    right, Maryland 8th grader Devon Williams, second on the New Faces 800m list at 2:09.72.

  • Nike Athletes of the Year - the select few who dominated in 2003. (coming)


DyeStat Featured Meets 2003-2004
Meets that are covered in depth by DyeStat
** = DyeStat on-site coverage

  • ** Sep 6 Midwest Meet of Champions - Hilliard OH - Davidson Hilliard OH coach Pat Schlecht's idea is a big hit in its 3rd year as a kickoff for elite teams in the Midwest. The meet has expanded to 23 teams this year, with new teams from Kentucky and West Virginia to go with champions from Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
  • ** Sep 20 Iolani Invitational - Kualoa Ranch, Oahu HI - Aloha spirit and the beauty of Hawaii attracts more and more mainland teams in the meet's fifth year.
  • Sep 20 Bull Run Invitational - Big Eastern states meet on the home course of the Maryland State Meet, Hereford High School's very hilly 3 miles with two trips to the ravine known as The Dip.
  • ** Sep 26-27 Great American Cross Country Festival - Cary NC - New owners and new venue promise to make the Great American bigger and better in its fifth year.
  • ** Oct 4 Sunfair Invitational - Yakima WA - newest DyeStat Featured Meet is the biggest cross country meet in the Northwest. It matches varsity #1 through #7 runners in separate races.
  • Oct 4 Portage Invitational - Portage MI - 6th year of Dan Wytko and Bill Fries' creation will attract 170 teams, including 6 of 8 Michigan champions from last year.
  • ** Oct 11 Manhattan Invitational - biggest 1-day meet in the country is held at historic Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, on Broadway 242 blocks uptown, end of the 7th Avenue Subway.
  • ** Oct 24-25 Mt. SAC Invitational - 56th running of the biggest meet in the country over one of the toughest courses in the country - 16,000 entries last year - 90 races in 2 days - races start as close as 8 minutes apart - elite runners from California and the West.
  • ** Nov 23 - BorderClash - 5th edition of unique race at Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR, between the best runners of Washington and Oregon.
  • INDOOR 2004
  • ** Dec 20 - Bishop Loughlin Games - New York Armory
  • ** Dec 27 - Holiday Classic - New York Armory
  • ** Jan 10 - Hispanic Games - New York Armory
  • ** Jan 24 - New Balance Games - New York Armory
  • Feb 6- Millrose Games - Madison Square Garden NYC
  • Feb 7- Colgate Women's Games finals - Madison Square Garden NYC
  • Feb 19-21 - Simplot Games - Pocatello ID
  • Feb 21 - 1st National High School Hall of Fame Classic - New York Armory
  • ** Mar 12-14 - NSIC - New York Armory
  • ** Mar 13-14 - Nike Indoor Championships - Landover MD
  • OUTDOOR 2004
  • Mar - Sugar Bowl Classic - New Orleans LA
  • ** Apr 2-3 - Mobile Challenge of Champions - Mobile AL
  • ** Apr 11 - Arcadia Invitational - Arcadia CA
  • Apr 17-18 Mt. SAC Relays - Walnut CA
  • ** Apr 22-24 - Penn Relays - Philadelphia PA
  • May 7-8 - Loucks Games - White Plains NY
  • ** May 20-22 - Great Southwest Classic - Albuquerque NM
  • May - Golden South Classic - Orlando FL
  • June 12 - Golden West Invitational - Sacramento CA
  • ** June 18-19 - adidas Outdoor Championships - Raleigh NC


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