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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.

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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 - Walter Dix FL 10.28
200 - Walter Dix FL 20.54
400 - Lashawn Merritt VA 45.38
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 - Josh McDougal NY 8:08.34
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 11.20
200 - Jasmin Baldwin CA 22.86
400 - Natasha Hastings NY 52.43
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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Kiptoo 4:02.65, Rupp 4:03.09
2nd fastest HS duo ever, and we're disappointed!!!

Rich Gonzalez' coverage - Talk about it in TrackTalk's National forum
by Rich Gonzalez, Editor, DyeStatCal
     So this is what we have come to? A pair of teens digging deep into the well of the all-time prep mile performance lists, and actually eliciting a sense of disappointment in the aftermath?
       Oh where, oh where have the days of frenzy surrounding a head-turning sub-4:05 effort gone...
       They've gone by the wayside -- as the youth distance-running resurgence continues! . . . More

The hastily arranged race with little advance publicity drew a good crowd to Lincoln High School in downtown Portland.

Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight was present and bought a "Stop Rupp" t-shirt from DyeStat TrackTalk member Ryan McCune (goloxc), who sold the shirts from the trunk of his car at the Oregon state meet and here -- which is exactly how Nike got started many years ago.

photos by Steve Bence


A special race has been arranged in Portland OR Thursday evening (7/8) to try to expand the most exclusive club in high school track: runners of a sub-4 minute mile. Galen Rupp of Oregon, Shadrack Kiptoo of New Mexico and Stuart Eagon of Oregon will be supported by world class runners. The race is at 9 pm at Lincoln High School in Portland, and admission is free.

Rupp ran 4:01.8 in the Bannister Mile at Nike World Headquarters May 6 and won the 5000m at the USA Junior Nationals to qualify for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Italy next week. Kiptoo is the national 2-mile champion both indoors (9:00.30 at Nike Indoor Championships in March) and out (8:45.44 US#9 all time at AOC Raleigh last month). Eagon, whose mile PR is 4:11.45, ran an 8:16.74 3000m US#3 last week in Victoria BC.

Here are the runners in tonight's mile: Joseph Mwai, Joseph Koskei, Ryan Woods, Robert Vermillion, Jim Sorenson, Stuart Eagon, Galen Rupp, Shadrack Kiptoo, and Ryan Ponsonby.

Only four US high school runners have broken the 4-minute barrier in the mile: Alan Webb 3:53.43 in 2001, Jim Ryun 3:55.3 in 1965, Tim Danielson 3:59.4 in 1966 and Marty Liquouri 3:59.8 in 1967.

Topeka All-Star Relays
Jared Huske, a senior next year at Highland Park Topeka, won four events Tuesday (7/6) in the Topeka All Star Relays -- 10.73 +2.7 100m, 21.72 +3.5 200m, 13.56 +1.6 110H US#5, and 52.29 400H US#3.

Olympic Trials TV
NBC and USA networks are planning 14 hours of coverage of the US Olympic Trials, which will be held July 9-18 at Sacramento CA. Two segments a day are scheduled, starting Friday July 9 at 8 pm PDT on USA. Check your local listings.

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.

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.

USA Youth Championships
June 30 - July 4 Baltimore MD - INDEX with complete results all age groups
Bianca Knight 53.22 US#4 completes 200-400 double. More hot 400s by Lauren Austin 53.89, Justin Oliver 47.49, and 8th grader Elan Hilaire 54.96. VA 8th grader Aurora Scott 4:37.48 1500m. Ebony Collins 1:00.90 400H US#7. Hot relays by Track Phi Track Elite GA 3:14.35, New Wave TC MD 40.99 and Speedlimit NY 3:49.69. Edino Steele completes 100-200 double.


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1,097 College Choices by Class of 2004
The NCAA national letter of intent signing period for this year's seniors runs from April 14 to August 1. DyeStat has received 1,097 college choices by the class of 2004 as of May 13. Send choices to John Dye, giving your name and how you know the information is correct. We will update the lists this week.

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  • Jim Spier's Top 5 outdoor - US top 5 leaders for 2004 outdoor season. As of June 20.
  • Gourley's List - Bob Gourley's national hammer throw rankings as of June 14 . Erin Donnelly RI 165-7 and Nate Rolfe WA 237-1 top the lists.
  • Roth's Race Walk - by Michael Roth. Outdoor rankings as of May 16
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Galen Rupp skips Miracle Mile in Vancouver
Fresh off his national record 8:03.67 3000m in the Kajacks International Classic, Central Catholic Portland OR sr Galen Rupp was set to return to Vancouver BC Thursday (7/1) to run in the Miracle Mile against elite international competition. But Rupp deferred his quest for a fast mile until later in the summer. He had two hard races recently in the Kajacks 3000m and the Junior Nationals 5000.

The Miracle Mile Gold Edition of the Harry Jerome Classic, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famous Roger Bannister - John Landy race at Vancouver. The Harry Jerome web site said:

"The Gold Edition will feature an international field of competitors,
including representatives from Commonwealth countries Australia, New
Zealand, Great Britain, Kenya and Canada in celebration of that historic
1954 race that remains one of the great sporting contests to have ever been
held in Canada.

"Fifty years ago Australia's John Landy made an ill-fated glance over his
left shoulder as rival Roger Bannister surged past on the right side to win
the Miracle Mile in 3:58.8.

"Kenya's Elkanah Angwenyi ran 3:54.52 to finish third behind young American
phenom Alan Webb (3:50.85) at the recent Prefontaine Classic in Oregon. The
Kenyan may well be the favourite in the Gold Edition mile.

"But look also for another young American sensation seeking to dip under the
four-minute mark in the tradition of former American miling greats Jim Ryun
and Steve Scott and, more recently, 21-year-old Webb. Galen Rupp, 18, a
senior at Portland's Central Catholic high school, comes into the Jerome
meet with a personal best of 4:01.8 for the mile and will be seeking a
sub-four-minute time for a new best. "

Rupp, coached by former marathon great Alberto Salazar, came close to sub-4:00 when he ran 4:01.8, best in the US this year and US#8 all time, in the special Bannister Mile at Nike World Headquarters May 6. Last Friday (6/25), Rupp won the USA Junior Nationals 5000m in 14:16.21 over Josh McDougal and Foot Locker cross country champ Matt Withrow at College Station TX.

Victor Gras 3:45.19 1500m US#1
Belmont MA senior ran fourth in the Boston High Performance series Saturday (6/26), taking over the season lead from Galen Rupp, who ran 3:45.3 en route to his US#1 4:01.8 mile in the Bannister Mile at Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton OR, on May 6.
Matt Gabrielson Adidas 3:42.01
Erik Nedeau New Balance 3:42.78
Darin Shearer Run Florida 3:44.73
Victor Gras Belmont HS 3:45.19

US Junior Nationals
June 25-27, 2004 College Station TX

National championship for athletes under age 20. Qualifier for Team USA for 10th World Junior Championships (WJC) in Grosseto Italy July 12-18. INDEX - RESULTS
SCOREBOARD - winners and comments

Team USA - athletes who qualified to represent the US at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto Italy July 12-18.

Day 3 Sunday

Brittany Daniels smashes TJ record
with Beamonesque 44-11.75!
Lashawn Merritt doubles 200-400. Gayle Hunter wins heptathlon easily. Allyson Felix wins 200. Jessica Eldridge edges Sarah Bowman and Erin Bedell in womens 1500. Tia Ferguson wins 3000m. Kevin Craddock wins 110H.

  • See SCOREBOARD for more winners and comments.
  • See RESULTS for complete meet results on one page.
  • W-TJ: CA jr Brittany Daniels 44-11.75 +1.4 smashes US high school record, and TX sr Erica McLain, now the US#3 all time performer, gets 43-7.75 +0.0 on fourth try for second. Both Daniels and McLain had bettered the old record (44-2.25 by Ychlindria Spears in 2001) with wind-aided attempts earlier this season, joining Spears and Juliana Yendork (six jumps 43-6 or better in 1991) as the only US HS girls ever to surpass 44 feet. But Daniels' winning effort was truly Beamonesque, and she is only a junior.
  • M-200: VA sr Lashawn Merritt 20.72 +0.0, matching his 200-400 double at AOC Raleigh.
  • W-200: Pro Allyson Felix 22.73 +0.3 wins. CA sr Shalonda Solomon 23.03 is second, then Penn State's Shana Cox 23.03 and CA sr Jasmine Baldwin 23.31.
  • M-110H: CA jr Kevin Craddock 13.83 +0.0 in photo finish over Tennessee U.'s Aries Merritt 13.84.
  • W-100H: U. South Carolina's Ronetta Alexander 13.22 +0.0. FL sr Shantia Moss 13.39 is a strong second in the fastest HS time of the year, with seven runners meeting the WJC standard.
  • W-1500: Oklahoma U.'s Jessica Eldridge 4:21.13. Two high school juniors are next: Sarah Bowman VA 4:23.36 and Erin Bedell TX 4:26.62.
  • Heptathlon: CA sr Gayle Hunter 4635 wins easily.

Day 2 Saturday

Caitlin Chock crushes 5k field in 16:10.60 - new national record!
Galen Rupp beats Josh McDougal by 9 seconds in 5k. High schoolers Ashley Owens, Latavia Thomas, Nicole Leach, Tim Harris, Nick Brown, Lashawn Merritt, Galen Rupp, Mark Taylor and Zach Pollinger also win. Washington's Brian Harris 211-8 on his last throw, improving 14 feet from his previous best effort here.

Arrhenius curse?
Anders Arrhenius, father of the throws champion Arrhenius brothers of Utah, sends the following message about injuries to all three sons:
"Listen to this: Leif has had the cast on for five weeks and has two more to go. Nik has broke the tip of his ulna bone in the wrist and has a light cast on it. Today we found out that Dan has been throwing with a broken foot since before nationals and he is in a walking boot. It's a curse on the Arrhenius family this year."  --- Anders Arrhenius

Webb named USATF Athlete of the Week
Alan Webb's 3:50.85 mile at the Prefontaine Classic last Saturday, fastest ever by an American on US soil, earned him USATF Athlete of the Week honors. John Schiefer called it "the most impressive American mile performance in history."

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