• Today on DyeStat Aug 12, 2004
  • Olympic Games - all the links you need, Vic's Pix, Jack Pfeifer's reports, and high schools of Team USA
  • Cross Country Preview - NTN and Foot Locker update, major meet pages, meet calendar, new regional coverage of states. NEW: Portage Invitational, Manhattan Invitational.
  • Coming soon - Nike Athletes of the Year, final DyeStat Elite national top 100 outdoor rankings, new faces of 2004, top returnees to 2005, pre-season Foot Locker favorites.


Meet Calendar
Send us missing information. We have a lot of meets with no dates or incorrect dates. We want information now for the entire 2004-2005 school year.

California news
College and Elite
"DyeStat graduates"

National Leaders
2004 US Outdoor
NOTE: Hamdheld times will not be considered for US#1 at 400 meters and below. Marks missing wind readings may also be ignored.

100 - J-Mee Samuels NC 10.25
200 - Xavier Carter FL 20.49
400 - Lashawn Merritt VA 45.25
800 - Jacob Hernandez TX 1:48.48
1500 - Victor Gras MA 3:45.19
1600 - Mike Booth PA 4:07.77
Mile - Galen Rupp OR 4:01.8
3000 - Galen Rupp OR 8:03.67 USR
3200 - Brian Sullivan TX 8:52.92
2 Mile - Shadrack Kiptoo NM 8:45.44
110H - Jason Richardson TX 13.38
300H - Kevin Craddock CA 35.93
400H - Jason Richardson TX 49.79
HJ - Scott Sellers TX 7-5
LJ - Robert Rands NE 25-1.25
TJ - Ken Hall LA 54-10.25
PV - Adam Sarafian NJ 17-4.5
SP - Zach Lloyd NV 66-7.25
DT - Zach Lloyd NV 211-5
JT - Chad Brown LA 218-6
HT - Nate Rolfe WA 237-1
4x100 - Lancaster TX 40.28
4x200 - Glenville OH 1:23.78
4x400 - Dorsey CA 3:11.45

4x800 - Saline MI 7:40.68
SMR - Iowa City IA 3:27.18
DMR - Saline MI 10:03.15

100 - Ashley Owens CO 11.13
200 - Shalonda Solomon CA 22.82
400 - Natasha Hastings NY 52.04
800 - Sarah Bowman VA 2:04.94
1500 - Sarah Bowman VA 4:23.36
1600 - Elizabeth Yetzer MN 4:46.14
Mile - Nicole Blood NY 4:42.40
3000 - Nicole Blood NY 9:24.03
3200 - Caitlin Chock CA 9:58.51
2 Mile - Nicole Blood NY 10:10.73
100H - Shantia Moss FL 13.39

300H - Ebony Collins CA 40.81
400H - Katya Kostetskaya AR 56.49.
HJ - Viktoria Andonova FL 6-1
LJ - Brittany Daniels CA, Gayle Hunter CA and Shana Woods CA 20-7.75
TJ - Brittany Daniels CA 44-11.75 USR
PV - Tiffany Maskulinski NY 13-5
SP - Sarah Stevens CO 50-4.5
DT - Missy Faubus CA 170-1.
JT - Rachel Yurkovich OR 161-11.
HT - Erin Donnelly RI 165-7
4x100 - Poly Long Beach CA 44.50 USR
4x200 - Poly Long Beach CA 1:33.87 USR
4x400 - Poly Long Beach CA 3:35.49 USR
4x800 - Bay Shore NY 8:57.48

SMR - West Catholic PA 3:52.22 USR
DMR - Bay Shore NY 11:33.42 USR

DyeStat Elite
100-deep US rankings

unique items
for the HS athlete
--Camp Directory
--Parents Guide

--Training G
--Training Profiles
--Pace Calculator
--the Harrier
--HS Track 2004


Olympic Games 2004
Aug 13-29 Athens

We can't be in Athens, but we can tell you how to find everything on the Internet and on television. We will be following the Games that way, with a special eye on the young athletes who were recently high schoolers celebrated on DyeStat -- Alan Webb, Sanya Richards, Laura Gerraughty, Lashinda Demus, Allyson Felix, Chaunte Howard, Monique Henderson, Shalane Flanagan, Dathan Ritzenhein, Lauryn Williams, Lashauntea Moore, Jeremy Wariner, Jonathan Johnson, Sheena Johnson et al. We will have photos by Vic Sailer, the Olympian T&F photographer, and words of the New York Armory's Jack Pfeifer.

Where did they go to high school? - Jim Spier answers that question for Team USA. Thirteen states are represented by three or more athletes, headed by -- surprise! -- California with 20 and Texas with 11. Three high schools can claim two grads at Athens: SW Dekalb, Decatur GA (Terrence Trammell and Angelo Taylor), J.W. North Riverside CA (Chaunte Howard and Joanna Hayes) and St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale FL (Sanya Richards and Seilala Sue).
caribtrack.com - Jack Pfeiffer of the New York Armory is in Athens with his sons Zeke and Ira and will tell us what they see, including the exploits of former HS stars of the Armory's big indoor track scene.

Cross Country's Coming --- and we are getting ready with all the preview information you need.

  • 32nd Manhattan Invitational - Oct 9 New York City - Mt. SAC would challenge Manhattan's claim as biggest and best, but this is clearly the biggest meet east of the Rockies, with 10,000 or so runners.
  • Portage Invitational - Oct 9 Portage MI - In 6 years, the Portage Invitational has become one of the Midwest's premiere meets under the energetic leadership of local coaches Dan Wytko and Bill Fries.
  • 6th Great American Cross Country Festival - Oct 1-2 Cary NC - Invented by Rick Hill and continued by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation, the Great American has become an instant classic on the high school cross country scene. It is the premier in-season team competition in the country, with at least half of the teams on the starting line of the seeded races generally ranked nationally by Marc Bloom in his Harrier Magazine Super 25.
  • 4th Midwest Meet of Champions - Sep 11 Hilliard OH - Davidson Hilliard OH coach Pat Schlecht's concept attracts more and better teams each year. It is the first major meet to give current year clues for top regional and national rankings. High School runners showed how to cope 3 years ago when the inaugural meet went on 4 days after 9/11.
  • 6th Iolani Invitational - Sep 18 Oahu, Hawaii - In its sixth year, this meet continues to grow in stature with a record 30 mainland teams entered. They will find tropical heat offset by cooling beaches at a mountainside setting where the film "Jurassic Park" was filmed.
  • Calendar of Meets
  • States and Regions - State coverage is now organized into eight regions. US News page will still index news of national significance.
  • Foot Locker and NTN update
    Summer talks are bringing the high school cross country championship picture into focus.
    • Eligibility update - the new Nike Team Nationals is structured to allow maximum participation within state association rules.
      "With excitement levels escalating as the date of the inaugural Nike Team Nationals cross-country extravaganza approaches, NIKE and the National Scholastic Sports Foundation today unveiled joint plans for how the first-year event will be contested within existing state association guidelines."
    • Foot Locker sponsorship - Foot Locker and Nike are near agreement for continued Nike sponsorship of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship.
    • Regional editors - an editor for each region will collect cross country news for DyeStat.

AAU Junior Olympics
July 31 - Aug 7, 2004
Drake Stadium, DesMoines IA

98 DyeStat Elite performances

Sprint doubles by J-Mee Samuels (10.30p and 20.58p US#3), Chishanda Antoine (11.89p and 24.54), and Victoria Jordan (12.29 and 24.34p) . Hurdle double by April Williams (13.55 US#5 and 59.99 US#5). Kamorean Hayes 48-5.75 SP. Latavia Thomas 2:10.73. Tim Grier triples in hurdles and LJ.

Sat Aug 7 (Closing Day) - YM: J-Mee Samuels NC doubles 10.53 -2.0 and 21.14 -2.2. Justin Oliver GA 47.35 400m, Kansas City Sprinters Elite 3:12.41 4x400, W-S Elite TC 40.93 4x100. IB: Khalif Featherstone PA 48.04 400m. YW: Tiaerra McLaurin SC 12.13 -2.4 100m, Ciara Jones MO 24.43 -1.9 200m, Maximum Output 3:44.46 4x400, St. Louis Blues 45.72 4x100. IG: Chishanda Antoine GA doubles 12.24 -2.4 100m and 24.54 -2.0 200m. YG: Stephanie Foreman AR 11-4 PV, Victoria Jordan doubles 12.29 -2.9 and 24.89 -2.5 100/200.

NLI period ends for Class of 2004 -
1,700 College Choices by track and field athletes listed

The NCAA national letter of intent signing period for this year's seniors ended August 1. DyeStat has received 1,700 college choices by the class of 2004. If we missed you, send the information to John Dye.

Cross Country Calendar
We have our first calendar of meets for the 2004 cross country season. First big meet is the Iolani Invitational Sept. 18 in Hawaii, which is growing to 30 out of state teams this year. At the end of the season, the new Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 4 will share the national championship stage with the Foot Locker individual championships in San Diego Dec. 11. MEET DIRECTORS: Send missing information to John Dye.

2004 Outdoor National Rankings

  • DyeStat Elite - Top 100 in US in most events.
    List #10 as of July 22 has 4,400 performances.
  • National Junior Leaders - top juniors (under age 20), by Jim Spier and John Blackburn. As of June 27, after Junior Nationals, before World Juniors.
  • Jim Spier's Top 5 outdoor - US top 5 leaders for 2004 outdoor season. As of June 27, after Junior Nationals.
  • Gourley's List - Bob Gourley's national hammer throw rankings as of July 14 . Erin Donnelly RI 165-7 and Nate Rolfe WA 237-1 are still #1.
  • Roth's Race Walk - by Michael Roth. Outdoor rankings as of June 19 . Zach Pollinger and Maria Michta lead the mile lists.
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Great American
Oct 1-2, 2004
Entry Deadline extended to Aug 22.

Nike Indoor
March 12-13, 2005
adidas Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005

Sep 18 Kualoa Hawaii

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Galen Rupp runs 13:37.91 5000m
to pass Lindgren, Ritz and Pre !!!

by John Dye
Galen Rupp ran 13:37.91 for 5000 meters in Belgium Saturday (7/31) in the B race at the KBC Night of Athletics at Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. The recent Central Catholic Portland OR graduate thus took more than 6 seconds off the US high school national record of 13:44.0 set by Gerry Lindgren in 1964. Dathan Ritzenhein just missed the record in 2001 with a time of 13:44.70, and Steve Prefontaine ran 13:52.8 in 1969. Rupp had the next two best times in Jack Shepard's High School Track annual with 13:52.85 and 13:55.32 efforts earlier this year. Performances through the end of the major summer meets count as part of the school year for record purposes. Rupp's run is also a US national junior record (under 20), surpassing Franklyn Sanchez 13:38.39 of Georgetown in 2001.

Former marathon great Alberto Salazar, who coaches Rupp, said he was expecting Rupp to run in the low 13:40s. Salazar was a little worried when Rupp went out with the leaders in a fast first lap of 61 seconds and ran in lane 2 for the first few laps. But Rupp settled into steady 65-66 second laps the rest of the way, going through 1600 meters in 4:17.8; 3000 meters in 8:09.5; and 3200 meters in 8:41.8. Rupp's lap splits: 61.0, 65.8, 65.6, 65.8, 66.7, 65.4, 65.8, 66.1, 65.2, 65.3, 66.2, 66.5, and 32.9 (200 meters).

Salazar said Rupp has one or two race opportunities left in Europe and may seek another HS record before calling it a season. Depending on circumstances, Rupp could challenge the 10000 meter record (28:32.7 by Rudy Chapa in 1976) or try to improve on his own 3000m record set earlier this year (8:03.67). After that, Salazar said, Rupp will enjoy "a very big break" before resuming training for next year.

Salazar said the groundwork for Rupp's achievements started in August 2003 when Rupp started an 80-mile a week regimen (60 outside and 20 in the pool) supplemented by exercises and drills of former George Mason coach John Cook. (Alan Webb also uses these drills as his coach, Scott Raczko, is a former Cook assistant.)



USATF Jr Olympics
July 27 - Aug 1, 2004 at Eugene OR
on-site with Doug Speck & Mike Kennedy
INDEX - YM/YW, Intermediate, Youth results - 206 DyeStat Elite performances
DyeStatCal highlights - Mike Kennedy's event summaries
triple gold Alexandria Anderson (23.45, 52.87 and 19-2.75) and double gold Ken Hall (56-2.5w and 25-6.75w) are named athletes of the meet
Friday - 7th grader Jordan Hasay's 4:34.02 1500m in prelim is Youth Girls national record. Local favorite Emilee Strot doubles in throws. Hot prelims by Kenny O'Neal 10.40, Jasmine Baldwin 11.59 , Sa'de Williams 55.05, Ebony Collins 55.82.
Event notes - Pix: Album 1 - Album 2 - Album 3
Ken Hall smashes TJ record
with 54-10.25 +1.7 and 56-2.5 +4.6
Louisiana state champ Ken Hall, who just finished his junior year at Tara HS in Baton Rouge, exploded to the best triple jumping ever by a US High School Prep - old Prep National Best was 53-11.5 wind-aided or otherwise with a wind legal jump by Greg Yeldell of North Carolina from 1998. Hall this day went past 54, 55, and out to 56 feet, with a best of 56-02.5w (wind +4.6 mps) and wind legal mark of 54-10.25 (+1.7 mps wind). Mike Kennedy of Track and Field News (in attendance in Eugene) called it the best prep field event performance since Michael Carter's 81-03.5 Shot Put from way back in 1979, with Jack Shepard (Boys Editor T&F News), by phone, indicating it was prep history's #2 Field Event performance ever behind Carter's.

Doug Speck was there and was stunned
from DyeStatCal story of Hall's record day
"All who observed (Hall's jumps) left the stadium with a bit more reverence for this great sport of ours after observing Ken Hall's efforts this day. Just when you seem to put some limits on what is excellence in an activity, someone comes along and bashes down the door leaving you shaking your head. Sometimes you go years before there is such an effort, but the human capacity is truly amazing. Here in a championship setting with unquestioned measured results, Ken Hall's spirit and effort was just so much bigger than life it left all who observed it quite stunned. Keep going to track meets and you will sometimes see the same--we have a saying, 'the kids never let you down on the track and in the field.' This was one of those days with the possibility of more in the future having us travel all over the place (set a record with 13 hour drive to Eugene from home this particular week - as we left today I said, 'yep, that made the whole drive worthwhile and there's three days to go!')."
[Editor's Note: Doug Speck is one of the most knowledgeable observors of high school track anywhere. He is an editor of DyeStatCal.]

Some of the best high school athletes in the country are competing at Eugene, as evidenced by 164 DyeStat elite performances in the regional qualifying meets. With 5,657 athletes entered, it is the largest meet ever held at historic Hayward Field in track-crazy Eugene. DyeStat will have live reports from Eugene by Doug Speck and Mike Kennedy.


Alan Webb runs 3:50.73 PR in London
Alan Webb ran fourth in the Norwich Union IAAF Super Grand Prix mile in London Friday (7/30), less than a second behind the winner, Paul Korir.

photo by PhotoRun

Alan Webb talks about his breakthrough season as a pro and his preparation for the Olympic Games; he races in London today.
Northern Virginia track writer Pearl Watts, who has covered Alan Webb since he was a freshman at South Lakes HS in Reston VA 7 years ago, interviews America's best miler as he prepares for the Olympic Games in Athens next month.
"I already consider this a successful season," Webb told Watts. "Anything that happens in Athens will be gravy."
And Webb explains that primal scream after winning the US Olympic Trials. "it wasn't planned. Considering where I was at this time last year, it just seemed like everything had come full circle. So much stress seemed to have been lifted off. That whoop was just me telling myself that I knew that I could do it." More . . .





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