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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 - Rashaad Nunnaly CA 24-11.5
TJ - Kenny Hall LA 51-8.75
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

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USATF Jr Olympics
July 27 - Aug 1, 2004 at Eugene OR
on-site with Doug Speck & Mike Kennedy
7th grader Jordan Hasan'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.
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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.

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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 . . .

Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational
J-Mee Samuels NC continued his red hot late season campaign, topping Edino Steele in a windy 100 meter series. Samuels ran 10.22 +3.0, 10.07 +3.6 and 10.25 +2.9 in the three rounds. Complete Results: BOYS - GIRLS

Junior Olympics nationals on tap
The Junior Olympics age group national championships, final meets of the outdoor season, are ready to go -- USATF in Eugene OR and AAU in DesMoines IA. These are the last meets that count for DyeStat Elite national rankings for the 2004 outdoor season. The USATF meet starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday. The AAU meet starts Saturday July 31 and runs through the following Saturday August 7.

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.

1,323 College Choices by Class of 2004
The NCAA national letter of intent signing period for this year's seniors ends August 1. DyeStat has received 1,323 college choices by the class of 2004 as of July 22. Send choices to John Dye, giving your name and how you know the information is correct.
(NOTE: Names already submitted that were not already in our rankings database will be added in the next update.)
Some noteworthy choices added in this update: Dashanta Harris CA, hurdles, to UCLA. Katya Kostetskaya AR, hurdles/sprints, to Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas). Shayla Jemmott VA, TJ, to North Carolina A&T. Ron Bias MD, jumps, to Independence Community College. Nicci Faires GA, PV, to UCLA. Walter Dix FL, sprints, to Florida State. Tim Harris FL, 800, to Miami. Andrew Brunson GA, HJ, to Tennessee. Jeremy Alvarez NY, sprints, to Southern Connecticut. Nick Krouse MA, distance, to North Carolina. Nick Brown IL, jumps, to Illinois. Michael Davis NJ, PV, to Arkansas State. Jasmine Baldwin CA, sprints, to Mount San Antonio. Kylee Schuler PA, distance, to Richmond. Kate Merrill NC, distance, to Richmond. Nina Warren MD, sprints, to North Carolina Central. Alyson Kohlmeier Canada, distance, to Michigan. Kyle Shackleton CA, distance, to UCLA. Mark Dillard LA, sprints, to Louisiana Tech. Sophia Wallace NJ, sprints, to Rutgers. Derek Johnson CO, hurdles, to Drake. Leah Avila CO, distance, to Colorado. Nikki Peterson WY, distance, Indiana U. Steve Hallinan PA, distance, to American. David Mock PA, distance, to William and Mary. Adriene Beltz PA, distance, to St. Joseph's. Cassandra Strickland NV, jumps, to California Berkeley. Ryan Fontenot LA, hurdles, to Louisiana State. Caitlin Chrisman IL, distance, to Wake Forest. Reginald Dardar LA, sprints, to Louisiana State. Jeremy Zagorski NJ, distance, to Boston College. Ari Zamir NJ, distance, to Brown. Tenisha Griggs MI, sprints, to Louisiana State. Brian McCabe NY, distance, to American. Victor Cheng WA, sprints, to Yale. Ian Fitzgerald PA, distance, to William and Mary. Christo Landry VA, distance, to William and Mary. David Groff VA, distance, to William and Mary. Jerald Watson LA, sprints, to Auburn. Maggie Infeld OH, distance, to Georgetown. Jordan Orr NC, 800, to Virginia. Britni Lawrence TX, PV, to Texas Tech. Syliva Galarza NJ, throws, to Coastal Carolina. Sirdonea Davis MD, sprints, to Mississippi. Nyoka Norman SC, hurdles, to North Carolina. Connie Abbott KS, distance, to Kansas. Chante Sessoms VA, sprints/jumps, to East Carolina. Ben Dickens FL, PV, to Stanford.

2004 Outdoor National Rankings update

  • 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.

Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational
Age group athletes from the Eastern seaboard compete at Greensboro NC. Mt. Tabor NC senior to be J-Mee Samuels, who is US#1 this year at 100m after his 10.25 mark at the AAU Region 3 Junior Olympics meet July 11, is the top ranked athlete on hand. Some other top athletes are: jumpers Ryan McCoy NC, Andre Tillman NC, Camelia Morman NC, Brandon Cathcart NC and Mark Sturgis NC; hurdlers Reuben McCoy NJ, Dwayne Joseph NJ, and Krystal Cantey NJ; 800m Chris Thomas FL; 400m Krystal Cantey NJ, Sade Nero FL and Faraign Giles VA; sprinters Edino Steele NY, Reuben McCoy NJ, Travis Padgett NC, Tiaerra McLaurin SC, Kharya Brown VA, and Erica Montgomery NC.. Performance List

Ritz turns pro
Dathan Ritzenhein, two time Foot Locker cross country national champion at Rockford MI, is turning pro, giving up his final 2 years of eligibility at the University of Colorado. Ritz, who came back from an injury red shirt year to win the NCAA cross championship last fall, is nursing a stress fracture again, but is on the US Olympic team and hopes to run the 10000 meters at Athens. He owns the US college 10k record at 27:38.50.

“I wouldn’t be able to do this without my three years at Colorado," Ritzenhein said from Boulder.  "Coach Wetmore and the athletic department have prepared me well and I couldn’t do what I’m doing without everything that I’ve learned here.  I’m sure that I could have stayed for another year or two, but this is where I’ll be happiest.  I’m confident in this decision…it’s one that I’ve had to deal with before and have thought about for weeks.  But this time around is different. I feel like this is the best move to make to make me the best runner that I can be.”

Post Season Top Marks
Hundreds of DyeStat Elite performances are being posted in the summer championship meets. AOC Raleigh had 435 marks, best of the entire outdoor season; USA Junior Nationals 124, Golden West 159, Great Southwest 89, USA Youth Championships 55 and Golden South 36.

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Summertime, and the living is easy . . .
but we are still working on season ending goodies -- final DyeStat Elite top 100 national rankings, with 5,000 performances listed; new faces of 2004; top returnees to 2005; and the Nike Athletes of the Year awards. We will also cover the Junior Olympics and World Juniors via the Internet. Then we will turn our attention to cross country in August, with calendar of meets, Nike Team National pre-season rankings, and previews of DyeStat Featured Meets. Stay tuned.

News posted to DyeStat in the week ending July 22.
Super Sunday
Sacramento Grosseto
US Olympic Trials
High School record holders Alan Webb and Allyson Felix win the 1500m and 200m, justifying decisions to turn pro early. They join a bunch of other recent high school stars on US Olympic team -- Lashinda Demus, Sheena Johnson, Laura Gerraughty , Shalane Flanagan, Chaunte Howard, Jeremy Wariner, Jonathan Johnson, Lauryn Williams and Sanya Richards.
World Junior Championships
High school athletes are prominent as Team USA ends with a flourish, sweeping all four relays with three world records. Two Merritts (unrelated) star -- Lashawn Merritt is on both men's relay winners, and Aries Merritt wins the 110m hurdles. Galen Rupp and Josh McDougal hit US all time top 10 in 5000 meters. Sharon Day wins bronze.
Alan Webb

Lashawn Merritt

Allyson Felix

Aries Merritt

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INDEX - Live Results - Completed Results Men - Completed Results Women
Highlights and Pix: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Day 6
analysis by Jim Spier, photos by Joy Kamani and PhotoRun

Day 6 Sunday July 18
analysis by Jim Spier on every event - pix by Joy Kamani and PhotoRun

World Records
M-4x400 3:01.09
W-4x400 3:27.60
M-4x100 38.66
More US gold
110H Aries Merritt 13.56
Also great
M-5000 Galen Rupp
13:52.85 9th US#4 all time, plus Josh McDougal 14:07.55 US#10 all time.
W-HJ Sharon Day
6-3.25 PR
  • IAAF story - Three World Junior records set in the space of 90 minutes. Three brilliant World record relay performances by United States' athletes were the highlight of the closing day of the World Junior Championships in Grosseto.
  • USATF story - World Junior records tumbled, crumbled and fell as Team USA's relay teams swept the 4x100m and 4x400m relays along with Aries Merritt who grabbed gold in the 110m hurdles to conclude the 10th IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships. It marked the first time that Team USA has swept the relays at the Championships.
  • M-4x400 final - USA 3:01.09 WJR (Brandon Johnson, Lashawn Merritt, Jason Craig, Kerron Clement) is a new world junior record (breaking one of the oldest WJRs, 3:01.90 by USA in Athens in 1986) and completes a USA sweep of the four relays. Jim Spier's splits: Johnson 45.3 Merritt 44.8  Craig 46.1 Clement 44.9. Three continent records were broken by the next three finishers: South Africa 3:04.50, Japan 3:05.33 and Brazil 3:05.33.
  • M-5000 - Recent Central Catholic Portland OR grad Galen Rupp 13:52.85 (9th) is US#4 all time high school mark (Gerry Lindgren 13:44.0 in 1964, Dathan Ritzenhein 13:44.70 in 2001 and Steve Prefontaine 13:52.8 in 1969). Josh McDougal NY 14:07.55 12th claimed US#10 all time. Rupp was with the leaders until 1000 meters to go and split 4:22.5 and 8:45.1 en route. It was the fastest time ever by an American in the ten World Juniors and Rupp was only the second American ever in the top 10 (Eric Mastalir 9th in 1986).
  • W-4x400 final - USA 3:27.60 WJR (Alexandria Anderson, Ashlee Kidd, Stephanie Smith, Natasha Hastings) in a spectacular solo effort that erased the 1988 drug-suspected world junior record of East Germany 3:28.39. Russia 3:30.03, with a great 51.5 anchor by Katya Kostetskaya, caught Jamaica 3:30.37, and those two teams claimed #5 and #6 on the all time world junior list.
  • M-4x100 final - USA 38.66 WJR (Trell Kimmons, Demi Omole, Ivory Williams, Lashawn Merritt). Flawless exchanges give swift US team a world junior record, breaking USA's own record of 38.92 set at Kingston 2 years ago. Jamaica 39.27 went to #8 on the all time list and Japan 39.43 #10.
  • W-4x100 final - USA 43.49 wins (Ashley Owens, Juanita Broaddus, Jasmine Baldwin, Shalonda Solomon), with Jamaica 43.63 and France 43.68 also under 44 seconds. Solomon broke open a three-way "pick-em" struggle on the anchor leg, just as she did so many times for Poly Long Beach CA's national high school record setters.
  • M-100H Aries Merritt 13.56 -0.6 wins gold for US. High school senior to be Kevin Craddock CA 13.77 is third on photo finish call to Dayron Robles of Cuba, who had the same time. Merritt ran high school in Georgia and is now at the University of Tennesse.
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Day 8 July 18 - Day 8 results

High School record holders Alan Webb and Allyson Felix win the 1500m and 200m, justifying decisions to turn pro early

  • M 1500m final - High School mile national record holder Alan Webb, whose career is in the ascendant again after being obscured for a couple of years after breaking Jim Ryun's "unbreakable" record, ran away from the field the last two laps to win easily in 3:36.13. He broke the field with a 55.23 third lap. Chris Lukezic WA 3:44.14 (2002 WA WA and Golden West mile champ, 2002 US Junior National 1500m champ) 3:40.05 was fourth, Donald Sage IL 3:44.23 (2000 IL and Golden West mile champ) 3:41.26 was 7th, and Said Ahmed MA 3:44.34 (2001 MA 800m champ, 2nd Golden West, 5th AOC Nationals) 3:42.77 was 8th.
  • M-200 final - Bernard Williams, former Carver HS, Baltimore MD, star, made the Olympic team with a third place finish in 20.30 -0.7.
  • W-200m final - Allyson Felix CA, HS national record holder (22.11A), who turned pro at age 17 a year ago to train for the Olympics, made the decision look good by closing for the win in 22.28 -1.2, second fastest in the world this year. LSU multi-champion Muna Lee MO (2000 MO and FLO Raleigh champ) 22.36 was second in world #4 time, and Lashauntea Moore OH (2001 OH and Golden West champ) 22.64 was fourth.
  • M-HJ final - High school record holder Andra Manson TX (2002 World Junior champ) 7-4.25 tied with Jesse Williams NC for 8th place. Best former HS star showing was Keith Moffat VA 7-5.25 for fourth, just missing the Olympic team in the tie breaker on total misses with Tora Harris. Teak Wilburn CA cleared 7-4.25 for 10th place.
  • W-100H - Sheena Johnson VA (2000 Virginia multiple champ), already on the US Olympic team by winning the 400 meter hurdles, was in the semifinal, but did not advance to the finals.
  • M-110H: Former Georgia HS star Josh Walker 13.59 +1.6 was in the semifinal but did not advance to the final.
  • W PV - Defending Olymic champ Stacy Dragila 15-7 won with ease and attempted a new world record of 4.89 meters (16-0.5). Chelsea Johnson CA, US#4 on the all time high school list, was fourth at 14-9. Amy Linnen NY, former HS indoor national record holder, and Kira Sims, who blossomed after high school in Virginia, tied for 11th at 13-9.25.
  • Decathlon - Brian Clay, a 1998 graduate of Castle HS in Hawaii, upset defending national champion Tom Pappas. Clay was a standout in track and field and cross country, running in the Iolani Invitational..
Vic's Pix
76 great action shots by Victah Sailer and his PhotoRun crew
Day 1 and 2 Men - 100m quarters, 400H semi, 800m semi, 10000, PV, SP
Day 1 and 2 Women - 100 final, 400H semi, 800, 5000 pre, DT, Hep, JT
Day 3 - Men 100, Men 400H, Women 400H, Men PV, Women TJ.
Day 4 - Men 400 semi, W 400 pre, W LJ, W 5000
Day 5 and 6 - Alan Webb, Sanya Richards, Allyson Felix, Said Ahmed, Laura Gerraughty, Chelsea Johnson, Jeremy Wariner, Muna Lee, women's long jump team.

Vic's Pix
PhotoRun album of closing day of US Olympic Trials

J-Mee Samuels 10.25 US#1
Mount Tabor NC senior to be J-Mee Samuels blitzed the AAU Region 3 meet in Knoxville last weekend (7/11) with a sparkling double: 10.25 +1.5 100m US#1 and 20.87 +1.4 200m US#7. Robert Martin NC chased Samuels in both races, with times of 10.53 and 21.57.

Katya Kostetskaya to Texas State
Russian phenom Katya Kostetskaya, who ran as an exchange student at Jonesboro AR, has completed her high school studies in Russia and will attend Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas State) at San Marcos TX in the fall. Katya is competing in the World Junior Championships for Russia in the 400m hurdles. She was US#1 this year in that event (56.49) and US#1 last year at 800 meters (2:05.95 winning AOC Raleigh). [Jim Spier]






NTN course announced
A world class setting with high tech features will await high school cross country teams competing in the first Nike Team Nationals at Portland OR in December. Portland Meadows will have giant video screens, standings and team scoring every 1000m, enclosed grandstand, and handheld computers for coaches.


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