fastest in the US

Boys 5k
14:32 Andy Bumbalough TN
14:34 Scott MacPherson TX
14:45 Kevin Schwab OK
14:57 Justin Harbor FL
14:58 David Raucci NY
15:01 Cory Thorne NH
15:01 Jack Bolas NC
15:01 Andy Biladeau FL
15:02 Brock Hagerman IN
15:02 Jeremy Criscione FL
15:04 Ben Schulz TX
15:05 Dan Gerber TX
15:05 Robert Bedsole AL

Girls 5k
16:55 Nicole Blood NY
16:56 Whitney Anderson CO
16:57 Aislinn Ryan NY
16:57 Brittany Tinsley OH
17:03 Jordan Hasay CA
17:08 Marie Lawrence NV
17:08 Jenny Barringer FL

Boys 3m
14:22 Brandon Bethke CA
14:30 Brett Campfield CA
14:30 Sean McNamara IL
14:35 Mark Matusak CA
14:36 Fitsum Tesfa CA
14:41 Rob Barany WA
14:41 Robert Bedsole AL
14:43 Ted Price CA
14:43 Diego Mercado CA *

Girls 3m
16:36 Aislinn Ryan NY
16:42 Nicole Blood NY **
16:42 Melissa Dewey VA
16:48 Marie Lawrence NV*
16:51 Katelyn Bastert IL
16:52 Tori Tyler CA *
17:00 Zoe Nelson MT

* 2.91m Mt. SAC
** 3.05 miles


unique items
for the HS athlete
--Parents Guide
--Training G
--Training Profiles
--Pace Calculator
--the Harrier
--HS Track 2004


NTN Nike Team Nationals
2 days until the meet
Portland Meadows, Portland OR, Dec. 4

DyeStat on-site coverage
Fox SportsNet Dec. 8 at 3 pm local time

the buzz

Qualifying for Foot Locker at NTN
The expansion of Foot Locker national finals to 10 per region, with the two extra slots coming from the top two individuals from Foot Locker regions at NTN, creates a meet within the meet in Portland this Saturday. Some Foot Locker alternates from the Midwest, Northeast and South regions have a second chance to get to San Diego Dec. 11. Read the meet within the meet to see how it all shapes up.

There's electricity, and then
. . . there's kinetic energy.

Don Rich talks to the sensational Saratoga NY girls (aka Kinetic Running Club), who qualified a record four runners to the Foot Locker national finals at the Northeast regional Saturday and will be heavily favored next Saturday in the first Nike Team Nationals in Portland OR. Coach Art Kranick, who has coached many US#1 teams, says this is the best ever. And there's even more bad news for the opposition -- both Kranick and ace Nicole Blood think they can run faster. They haven't started their taper yet. Don Rich's story

Saratoga's "kinetic" four qualifiers with coach Linda Kranick. photo by Don Rich

Nike Team Nationals field is complete
Nov 28 -- The last eight NTN bids were acccepted today, completing the field for the first Nike Team Nationals to be held in Portland next Saturday. Automatic bids were accepted by four California teams after yesterday's state meet -- Royal Simi Valley and Dana Hills boys and Fountain Valley and Thousand Oaks girls. National at large bids were accepted by Cedar Cliff PA and El Toro CA boys and Murrieta Valley CA and Bethlehem NY girls. NTN status table. CA#1 Ventura girls declined an NTN invitation, deciding to close their season with their California State Meet championship yesterday. NTN SELECTION STATUS TABLE

a pilgrimage to Illinois to see Yorkmania
first hand

Coach Newton went into take-charge mode: "Who are we missing? Okay, jumping jacks, let's get 'em going." It was easy to imagine him saying the same thing, in the same way, in the same spot, three decades ago.


Noblesville IN coach Dave Luce read Joe Newton's book and then he had to see him in action. So Luce went to the Illinois State Meet Nov. 6 as US#2 York Elmhurst won its 24th state title in 45 years under Newton. Read Dave Luce's story


26th running of the premier elite individual cross country meet
Balboa Park, San Diego, Dec 11
DyeStat on-site coverage

48 qualifiers - complete results - photos - stories
We're going to San Diego!

John Martinez, Jeff Weiss and Craig Miller race for the last qualifying spots at the Foot Locker Northeast regional in Van Cortlandt Park, New York. They finished 7th, 6th, and 8th. photo by Don Rich

Midwest on-site coverage by John & Donna Dye and Steve Underwood
Complete Results -
Jeff See edges Levi Fox in a Buckeye duel; Ramsay Kavan (L) moves up from 2nd to 1st this year as four Colorado girls and Ohio's Brittany Tinsley follow her.
Steve Underwood's reports:
Girls - Midwest Girls on a Rocky Mountain High, But Kavan, Eckert Earn Props for South Dakota. "it's been a dream of mine to become a Foot Locker regional champion," says Ramsey Kavan, the Midwest's new queen. "We want to show people that South Dakota can run cross-country and to never count us out."
Boys - NEW - Battling Buckeyes, Ige's Start, Michigan's Depth



Despite mud and cold, it's still exciting on the sidelines at a great meet.


Northeast - on-site coverage by Don Rich
Complete Results -
Don Rich report
Ed Grant report
Slide shows:
Girls Seeded Race
Boys Seeded Race

Nicole Blood leads a record 4 Saratoga NY girls into finals and "best ever" talk heats up again; Chris Barnicle wins "an absolute war" by 7 seconds with next eight runners in a 7-second blanket.
left, Chris Barnicle,
photo by Don Rich

Chris Barnicle Q&A "I didn't use my crazy kick or anything like that. I'll save that for San Diego." NEW

South - on-site coverage by Ricky Quintana
Complete Results -
Ricky Quintana's report -- two of South's all time best prove their mettle with two sensational performances

Andy Bumbalough 14:32 takes 11 seconds off Alan Webb's course record; Jenny Barringer (r) wins second straight South regional.

.DyeStat Elite update
2,853 XC performances

DyeStat Elite listings as of 11/30 have 2,853 performances at 3 miles and 5k. See national leaders in the Nike List in left hand column of this page. Nov 30 DyeStat Elite - How to Get Ranked -

results and other news posted through Dec 2
There are only three games in town this week -- Foot Locker regionals (Northeast, South, and Midwest), the California State Meet, and Nike Team Nationals final selections.

1 Northeast CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

  • Ed Grant's New Jersey Week - NJ represented in first Nike Team Nationals; Bobby Papazian makes Foot Locker nationals, Brittany Sedberry on the bubble

2 Southeast AL, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, DC, PR

  • All meets concluded.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • All meets concluded.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • All meets concluded.

5 Heartland IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD

  • All meets concluded.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • All meets concluded.

7 Northwest AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

  • NEW Idaho State Meet - Fastest of day at 6,000 feet altitude are Bear Lake sr Dallas Eborn 16:31 and Eagle jr Hilary McClendon 19:39. Highlights by Brett Hill. Story by Julian Aguirre.

8 California

Royal Simi Valley and Dana Hills boys and Ventura and Fountain Valley girls nail down NTN bids with 1-2 performances at California State Meet.

Brandon Bethke 15:06 is fastest boy of day over A. J. Acosta 15:11.

Royal Simi Valley boys affirm CA#1 and US#5 rank with 65-point score over powerful Dana Hills. photo by Rich Gonzalez

California photos by Bill Leung

Ventura girls, named US#2 in Marc Bloom's latest Super 25, are called California's best team in 20 years and maybe the best ever after runaway victory in Div 1.

Serrano freshman Kauren Tarver, one of the brightest new lights in California this year, wins Div 2 in 17:48.


College Choices 2005

The first 155 college choices by the class of 2005 are listed by college and state in College Choices 2005 lists.


Nike Indoor
March 12-13, 2005
Nike Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005
Great American
Sept 24, 2005


USA Open T&F Camp, FL,
USA Open XC Camps, CO,
USATF Jr Elite Camps CA
T&F TRAINING software
USATF Development Videotapes


Tucson Elite
Throwing Camp

Jan 15-17 at Tucson AZ
Build a base for a successful season in shotput, discus, hammer and javelin. Staffed by current & former U. of Arizona athletes.
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The Harrier
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NCAA Championships

"DyeStat grads" fuel sweep
by Colorado

left, Brent Vaughn and Bret Schoolmeester, recent Colorado high school stars, finished 4th and 5th for the University of Colorado's champion men.

Liza Pasciuto's

Freshman Liza Pasciuto's remarkable surge to 13th was the key to Colorado's win in the women's race.


photo by Mike Leary

The Harrier Super 25
New York still holds #1 spots in new rankings

Nov 23 -- The Harrier magazine Super 25 rankings released today, based on results through Nov 21, continue Fayetteville-Manlius NY boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls as the #1 high school cross country teams in the country. New in the top 10 are Christian Brothers Academy NJ boys, Marshall MN boys, Dana Hills CA boys, Ventura CA girls, Roxbury NJ girls, and Smoky Hill Aurora CO girls (with the expected return of defending Foot Locker national champ Katelyn Kaltenbach from injury). Super 25 national team rankings


1.Fayetteville-Manlius NY (1)
2.York Elmhurst IL (2)
3.Ferris Spokane WA (5)
4.The Woodlands TX (3)
5.Royal Simi Valley CA (4)
6.Jesuit Portland OR (6)
7.Christian Bros Academy NJ (12)
8.Cedar Cliff PA (7)
9.Marshall MN (11)
10.Dana Hills CA (14)

1.Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2.Ventura CA (14)
3.West Plains MO (2)
4.Flathead MT (4)
5.Smoky Hill Aurora CO (15)
6.Kingwood TX (5)
7.Clarkston MI (3)
8.Yankton SD (7)
9.Roxbury NJ (NR)
10.Bowling Green OH (10)


results and other news posted through Nov 25
a huge weekend . . . single race showdowns in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, with 13 NTN Northeast region ranked teams jockeying for position for the NTN Selection Sunday 3 picks, plus Border Battles in Arizona, Oregon and Ohio and furious division finals in California's Southern Section.

1 Northeast CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

  • Northeast Week Nov 20 -- Two meets. Two US#1's. 13 ranked teams. 108 miles apart. But the repercussions from "Feds" at Bowdoin Park NY and "All-Groups" at Holmdel Park NJ could be felt nationwide.
  • New York Federation Championships -
    Complete Federation Results
    Both US#1 teams were in this race -- Saratoga girls and Fayetteville-Manlius boys -- and both won, so the interesting fights were for second. F-M boys 34 (3 4 8 9 10 with 9 second spread), NE#3 Lockport 152 (6 26 31 32 57)), Burnt Hills Ballston Lake 186 (7 25 27 59 68), NE#10 Saratoga 208 (18 29 38 58 65)). Saratoga girls 22 (1 3 5 6 7), Shenendehowa 142, Bethlehem 145, NE#2 Bay Shore 148, NE#5 Hilton 151, NE#6 Cicero North Syracuse 166.
  • Don Rich report:
    - "it was the margin that was remarkable."
    Fayetteville-Manlius - if you thought Manhattan was crazy, look at this. OK, the 12-second spread that Fayetteville-Manlius unleashed on an unsuspecting Manhattan Invitational field in October was pretty impressive. Well, try just 9 seconds at Feds.
    An opposing coach admires Fayetteville-Manlius:
    "Kind of like they peaked all season"
    "Knowing how difficult it is to have five or more runners 'peak' at one point in time, their performance is even more impressive. Kind of like they peaked all season! Great dedication, team chemistry (at least looking in from the outside) and probably some pretty decent coaching too!" --- Lockport NY coach Bob Eberhardt after his team, and every other NY boys' team was soundly defeated by US#1 Fayetteville-Manliuis at the NY Federation Championships 11/20.
  • New Jersey All Group Meet of Champions -
    Complete New Jersey MOC results and stories
    Christian Brothers Academy
    boys and Roxbury girls, both ranked #4 in the NTN Northeast region, won big and then awaited the New York results to see if they could move up. Roxbury 73, Msgr Donovan 138. CBA 69, NE#6 Morris Hills 96.

    Ed Grant's New Jersey report - No Surprises
  • Massachusetts State Meet
    Complete Massachusetts results
    No NTN ranked teams, but Chris Barnicle is one of the favorites in the Foot Locker Northeast regional at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City, next week. Chris Barnicle 14.09 (2.9 miles) leads Newton North boys 62 over Brockton 67 at Gardner MA. Fastest girl of day is Alexandra Krieg 16:50, who led Wellesley 37 to Division 2 championship.

2 Southeast AL, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, KY, TN, VA, WV, DC, PR

  • All meets concluded.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • Mississippi State Meet - Tupelo girls score a perfect 15 for fourth straight 5A title. Pearl sweeps 4A -- 6th straight for the boys.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • MID EAST MEET OF CHAMPIONS - Post season meet Nov 20 at Kettering OH with runners from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
    Ohio sweeps team and individual honors.
    Troy OH sr Levi Fox 15:37 (Jeff See is 4th) and Indian Lake OH sr Brittany Tinsley 17:55 are the individual winners..
    Don Rich report:
    Ohio harriers swept the individual and team titles on home turf in Kettering, Ohio, but the one individual champ was somewhat of an upset.
    As predicted in the preview by Mike Bauman, Troy OH SR Levi Fox would be in the mix with pre-race favorite Jeff See of Middletown, OH. Fox won in a convincing 15:37, with Cedar Springs MI SR Dan Cramer 2nd in 15:44, Greenville PA SR Jed Christiansen 3rd a second back, and See, 4th in 15:48. The Ohio boys tallied 37 points. Their girls weren't much more at 40, behind the convincing win of Indian Lake SR Brittany Tinsley in 17:55. Michigan was 2nd with a combined score of 99.

5 Heartland IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD

  • All meets concluded.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • BORDER WAR - Arizona sweeps again . Kenny Cormier 15:46.2 leads Arizona boys 106 (New Mexico 140, Nevada 219). Marie Lawrence 17:42 wins girls race, but Arizona 133 (New Mexico 146, Nevada 186) wins team title.
    Mike Elder reports: Cormier and Lawrence are impressive; Team Arizona sweeps. Meet proceeds under USATF and Arizona Road Races auspices after Arizona Athletic Association ruling against all star meets

7 Northwest AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

  • BorderClash - 6th running of unique event on campus of Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR. The best of Washington and Oregon face off.
Oregon sweeps! OR boys 103-109, OR girls 93-117
Brie Felnagle breezes, Kenny Klotz wins a close one
6th BorderClash (WA v. OR)
Nov 21 - Nike World HQ - Beaverton OR
Rich Gonzalez report: OREGON SAYS "FOUR - BUT NO MORE"!
Brie Felnagle produced the expected, yet no one knew it would be so painful. Kenny Klotz produced the unexpected, yet no one knew he would make it look so easy. And Oregon produced the impossible, just when it seemed everything looked so bleak.
Leo Collins report: Oregon Ambushes Washington on a great day for cross country
David Frank report: Kenny Klotz - no one is doubting him now
Furious finishes, and other scenes from BorderClash
John Dye's photo albums: Boys - Girls - the scene

at BorderClash

110 scenes
from the sidelines

Mead Spokane WA star Laef Barnes relaxes after the race with orange juice, a banana and friend Bailey Schutte.

8 California

  • California news is covered on DyeStatCal.
  • Southern Section finals -
  • DyeStatCal flash report:
    Fastest girls' day in CA history as 95:10 does not make State meet! Ventura girls (90:44) destroy course record! - Royal boys win D1 title... Serrano's Kauren Tarver topples Liza Pasciuto's frosh course record!
  • 14 NTN ranked teams ran at Mt. SAC Saturday in prelude to California state meet next week, which makes two straight weeks of jockeying for invitations to the Nike Team Nationals at Portland Dec. 4. Girls preview - Boys preview

California girls - California's top ranked girls team, Ventura, smashes Mt. SAC record with team time of 90:44 in powerful Southern Section finals. more on DyeStatCal


the good news:
DyeStat has been sold.
the bad news:
None. There is no downside to this.

Dear DyeStatters,

Exciting times are ahead for DyeStat!

Donna and I have sold to BC Sports, the company that owns Student Sports. Student Sports is a print and online publishing company with longstanding and deep relationships with high school football, basketball and soccer players through the publications and special events it promotes.

BC Sports approached Donna and me because they would like to establish the same strong connection to the high school track & field athlete that they have with the other sports. They've asked us to continue to manage for the next 4 years (at least) while they explore ways to help us make bigger and better.

So, isn't going away, nor are Donna and I.

When we started DyeStat 8 years ago, we had no idea what it would become. I sometimes call it a hobby gone berserk. It has certainly come to dominate my life. Lately, I have had to consider that at my age (a very healthy 68, but 68 nevertheless), I can't keep doing DyeStat 7 days a week indefinitely. In order to have other people take over some of my duties, we need new revenues or outside investors. Fortunately for all of us, BC Sports stepped up. They have pledged to continue everything we now provide and to add even more features. Donna and I will continue to cover all the big meets for years to come.

That's it for now. I have to go post some results and rankings.

John Dye




is published by
Student Sports


John Dye - founder and editor in chief
Don Rich - news editor
Donna Dye - features editor
Kirsten O'Hara - business and marketing manager
Rich Gonzalez - reporter and DyeStatCal co-editor
Doug Speck - reporter and DyeStatCal co-editor
Steve Underwood - reporter and TrackTalk administrator

left, John and Donna Dye