• Today on DyeStat Dec 30, 2004
  • DyeStat Elite - first lists of the 2005 season have 300 athletes and relays ranked.
  • Brown Invitational - 'Toga picks up where they left off - at the top.
  • 2 national records already -- Devon Williams MD 1:11.44 500m and Mary Saxer NY 13-7 PV
  • Sanctioning Issues creating turmoil in big invitational meets
  • Marine Corps Holiday Classic - first DyeStat on-site meet of indoor season.
  • THIS WEEK - Indoor Season picks up with several big invitationals, including three in the New York Armory.
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DyeStat Elite - national rankings
First indoor lists have 300 athletes and relays ranked for the young 2005 indoor season.
2005 indoor DyeStat Elite List #1

Marines capture the New York Armory
DONNA ON THE SIDE at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic

Marine Corps Holiday Classic photo album - Relay action was fast and furious at the New York Armory Tuesday (12/28). Here, the Woodrow Wilson Camden NJ girls win the 4x200.

below, Simon Gratz Philadelphia PA boys enjoyed the video limelight after winning the 4x200 so much that they came back twice more with wins in the SMR and 4x400. They now lead the US in all three events. See John Dye's Photo Album for more pix.

photos by John Dye

News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending Dec. 31
Listed by states alphabetically
  • CT New Haven Invitational - Willingboro NJ boys, North Rockland NY girls win team titles. Barrington RI sr Bradley Holtz 15-9 PV. Hamden CT sr Tristan Medley 45-0.5 TJ.
  • MD FIT Relays - Doubles by Kharya Brown and Larrone Moore.
  • ME U. Southern Maine Invitational - Thurs - Gorham ME
  • NJ Seton Hall Invitational - Tues-Wed - Seton Hall U.
  • NY MAC Holiday Classic - Sun - NY Armory
  • NY 28th Pearl River Holiday Festival - Rockland CC.
  • NY Marine Corps Holiday Classic - Fifth running of this New York Armory meet Tuesday (12/28) has been renamed for its new sponsor, the US Marine Corps.
  • NY PSAL Holiday Games - Thurs - NY Armory
  • PA Christmas City Relays - Juan Cave 6-10 HJ
  • PA Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic - Thur - Lehigh
  • PA Pennsylvania Week by Don Rich - Latavia Thomas 2:15.1 800m
  • RI Brown Invitational - Mon-Tue - Brown U., Providence - With and without Nicole Blood, Saratoga Springs runs list-leading races


Marine Corps Holiday Classic
.Dec 28 New York Armory - DyeStat on-site with John & Donna Dye
Simon Gratz PA boys sweep three sprint relays in US#1 time. Kevin Tschirhart and Aislinn Ryan lead DMR wins.
Simon Gratz PA, the national leader this season, improved to 1:28.25, #13 on the all time list and a PA state record. Woodrow Wilson Camden NJ 1:43.79
Distance Medley
Northport NY 10:19.35, with anchor Kevin Tschirhart (4:15) bursting from behind to break open a 3-way battle with Shenendehowa NY and Christian Brothers NJ.
Warwick Valley NY 12:11.82, with Aislinn Ryan anchoring in 5:00.1 in her first race since winning the Foot Locker cross country national championship.
Invitational 800m
St. Benedict's NJ sr Bryan Scotland 1:53.32 broke on top and stretched it out the entire way, posting the fastest time in the US this season.
Ward Melville NY sr Michelle Seibert 2:17.53, taking over on the second lap but never completely shaking Bishop Loughlin NY jr Janean Morris 2:18.10.
Other Winners
4x800 Northport NY 8:03.78
SMR Simon Gratz PA 3:38.36
4x400 Simon Gratz 3:20.14
4x800 Clinton NY 9:40.54
SMR Bellport NY 4:11.74
4x400 Bishop Loughlin NY 4:00.35


At Brown Inv, Saratoga Springs picks up where they left off - at the top.

Yikes! 2 national indoor records already and it isn't even January yet

  • Devon Williams 1:11.44 500m - Towson Catholic MD soph, national indoor athlete of the year last year, broke her own national record (1:11. 53 at Virginia Tech 1/30/04) at the MAC Holiday Festival in the New York Armory Sunday 12/26.
  • Mary Saxer 13-7 PV - Lancaster NY senior, the latest addition to Rick Suhr's Buffalo NY vaulting stable, broke her new national indoor record (13-5.25 at the International Youth Meet of Champions in Toronto 12/3) two more times Dec 26 at the USATF Holiday Classic at RIT, going 13-5.5 and then 13-7. This is the fourth straight year the US girls indoor has been broken. Saxer joined Suhrsports to train with Tiffany Maskulinski and Jenn O'Neil, who finished first and second at AOC Raleigh last June.

    Rick Suhr and Mary Saxer

Sanctioning issues creating turmoil
in big invitational meets

National stars such as Towson MD Catholic's Devon Williams, the US prep indoor athlete of the year last year, and West Catholic PA's Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas are being barred from running against New York athletes at the New York Armory, the mecca of indoor track in the US. Why? Because of more rigid enforcement of meet sanctioning rules by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Find out why in A Race with No Winners, first of a series by Don Rich.


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THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 indoor
Sean Cuevo NY 6.36
Lynne Layne NY 7.13
Montel Williamson NY 6.99
James Nixon CT 22.50
DeAngela McDougald KS 25.12
Wiston Winingham NY 34.35
Fracena McCorory VA 37.60
Romaine McKay MD 1:06.23
Devon Williams MD 1:11.44 USR
Joe Belokopitsky NY 1:22.09
Janine Davis NJ 1:30.00
Bryan Scotland NJ 1:53.32
Latavia Thomas PA 2:15.10
Luis German NY 2:31.34
Brittany Sheffey NY 2:56.19
Michael Chapa VA 4:18.61
Lindsay Ferguson NY 4:54.91 c
Geary Gubbins NY 4:21.17
Lindsay Ferguson NY 4:56.71
Nick Blixt MA 8:53.27
Aislinn Ryan NY 9:47.10
Geary Gubbins NY 9:23.32 c
Cassie Hintz ME 10:46.92 c
Geary Gubbins NY 9:26.72
Cassie Hintz ME 10:50.92
Carrington Queen PA 7.62
Octavia James VA 8.22
Eli Turner FL 7.74
Ryan Fritz PA 6-11
Ashley Haislip VA 5-8
Jamar Byrd NJ 23-3.75
Raquel Anderson NY 18-3.75
Roje Robinson NY 45-10.75
Kirsten Fields NY 39-3.75
Bradley Holtz RI 15-9
Mary Saxer NY 13-7 USR
Ryan Whiting PA 66-3.5
Deanne Hahn NJ 40-1.5
Simon Gratz PA 1:28.25
Medger Evers NY 1:41.36
Simon Gratz PA 3:20.14
West Catholic PA 3:48.57
Shaker NY 7:59.8
Saratoga NY 9:20.69
Simon Gratz PA 3:34.1
West Catholic PA 4:01.24
Northport NY 10:19.35
Saratoga NY 12:03.03
updated Dec 30


College Choices 2005

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



News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending Dec. 24
  • CT New Haven Invitational
  • MA MSTCA Winter Festival - Newton North girls 9:53.58 4x800. Brookline sr Jason Nardella 7.64 55H.
  • NJ Ed Grant's New Jersey report - Janine Davis comes within 0.31 of 600m national record at the New York Armory..
  • NY 51st Bishop Loughlin Games - first mega meet of the season brings 6,000 athletes from six states into the New York Armory on W. 168th Street near Broadway. Two near misses on national records.
    • G Track MVP - Queen of Peace NJ sr Janine Davis 1:30.0 600m (just 0.31 second off Stacy Ann Livingston's USR set in 2002 at the Armory).
    • G 300 - Francena McCorory, Bethel VA 37.60 (0.01 off Shana Cox's USR set in 2002 at the Armory
    • B Field MVP - August Martin NY sr James Blocker 6-10 HJ
    • B Track MVP - Yorktown NY sr Sean Cuevo 6.36 55m
    • G Field MVP - Middletown South NJ's Julianne Toto 12-5 PV
    • Complete Bishop Loughlin results
    • 168th Street Invitational - Due to state association sanctioning issues, separate races were run for private schools such as West Catholic of Philadelphia, Towson Catholic of Maryland, Dematha of Maryland and Archbishop Carroll of PA. Some noteworthy performances were by 2004 national indoor athlete of the year Devon Williams of Towson Catholic 38.64 300m and West Catholic girls 3:52.63 4x400.
  • Millrose Mile selection process - Policies for the coveted invitations to the HS boys and girls mile races at the Millrose Games (Madison Square Garden Feb 4) have been announced by the invitations directors Larry Byrne (boys) and Jim Spier (girls). National candidates will be picked in December and the winners of two races at the New York Armory (Hispanic Games Jan 8 and New Balance Games Jan 22) will receive automatic selections. The balance of the field will come from Eastern States runners, based primarily on performance at a selected list of indoor meets in December and January.

PA week Dec 18
by Don Rich

Caitlin Klass, Hatboro-Horsham senior, anchors in 2:18 for a 9:37.2 4x800 win at the Delaware Valley Track Coaches Association meet 12/17 at Lehigh University.

  • PA Dickinson College - Pennsylvania's indoor season sparkles early at Dickinson College Saturday Dec 18 with Octorara sr Ryan Fritz high jumping 6-11 (below) and Central Dauphin sr Ryan Whiting throwing the shot 66-3.5. Fritz jumped on a wooden basketball floor with cross country waffle racing shoes.
  • PA Week Dec 11 - by Don Rich




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