Cross Country DyeStat Elite
We list the best 5k and 3-mile times in the United States.
List #1 Oct 22 -
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fastest in the US

Boys 5k
14:45 Kevin Schwab OK
14:58 David Raucci NY
15:01 Cory Thorne NH
15:02 Brock Hagerman IN
15:03 Scott MacPherson TX
15:04 Ben Schulz TX
15:05 Dan Gerber TX
15:06 Guor Majak NH
15:06 Dan Roberts MI
15:06 John McGuire CO
15:07 Kiel Uhl IA
15:09 Ryan Sheridan NY
15:10 Fitsum Tesfa CA
15:10 Jeff See OH
15:10 Tim McLeod FL

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

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

Girls 3m
16:36 Aislinn Ryan NY
16:42 Nicole Blood NY **
16:42 Melissa Dewey VA
16:48 Marie Lawrence NV*
16:52 Tori Tyler CA *
17:00 Zoe Nelson MT
17:01 Katelyn Bastert IL
17:03 Kauren Taner CA

* 2.91m Mt. SAC
** 3.05 miles


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NTN Regional Rankings
Nov 5 update; first NTN selections loom

We have the Nov 5 update to the rankings that are the basis for invitations to the first Nike Team Nationals in Portland December 4. Teams from the Midwest, Heartland and Southwest regions are the first to be picked. Rankings in those three regions will be adjusted after the last state meets are finished this weekend. Selections will be announced Tuesday. The top two teams in each region will be invited to Portland, and the third and fourth ranked teams will be considered for national at large bids. Only two teams are new in the top four this week -- Unionville XC Club PA to NE Girls #3 and Reno XC Club NV to SW Girls #4. NTN Regional rankings - NTN Top 4

The Harrier Super 25
New York retains top spots with Fayetteville-Manlius boys and Saratoga Springs girls

Nov 1 -- The Harrier magazine Super 25 rankings released today, based on results through Oct. 30, continue Fayetteville-Manlius NY boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls as the #1 high school cross country teams in the country. The Harrier Super 25 national team rankings

1.Fayetteville-Manlius, NY
2.York Elmhurst, IL
3.The Woodlands TX
4.Royal Simi Valley, CA
5.Ferris Spokane, WA
6.Jesuit Portland, OR
7.Cedar Cliff PA
8.Liberty MO
9.Lockport NY
10.Mountain View Orem, UT
11.Marshall MN
12.Christian Bros Academy NJ
13.Eisenhower Yakima, WA
14.Dana Hills CA
15.Shawnee Mission NW KS
16.Mead Spokane, WA
17.Madison West WI
18.Los Alamos NM
19.Northridge IN
20.Tucker Richmond, VA
21.Fort Collins CO
22.Denver South CO
23.Hoover, AL
24.Madera CA
25.West Plains MO
1.Saratoga Springs NY
2.West Plains MO
3.Clarkston MI
4.Flathead MT
5.Kingwood TX
6.Bay Shore NY
7.Yankton SD
8.Fountain Valley CA
9.Bellarmine Prep WA
10.Bowling Green OH
11.Jesuit Portland, OR
12.Iowa City West IA
13.Los Alamos NM
14.Ventura CA
15.Smoky Hill Aurora, CO
16.Roosevelt Sioux Falls, SD
17.Waukesha West WI
18.Carroll Southlake, TX
19.Fremont Plain City, UT
20.Murrieta Valley CA
21.Oakton Vienna, VA
22.Naperville North IL
23.Valparaiso IN
24.Champlain Valley VT
25.Reno NV


Caitlin Chock
joins the Oregon Project

PORTLAND OR 11/2/04 -- Caitlin Chock, the California prep star who set an American HS record for 5000 meters of 15:52.88 finishing fifth at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto Italy last summer (right), is moving to Portland this week to join the Oregon Project. Chock signed with the University of Richmond, but withdrew last month and returned to California. The Oregon Project is a Nike-sponsored experimental distance training program headed by Alberto Salazar, 3-time New York Marathon champion and former world record holder in the marathon.

photo by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun


results and other news posted through Nov 4

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

  • Northeast Week Oct 30 --NE#1 US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY is perfect 15 in league championships. F-M coach Bill Aris said, "Our 29 second compression is a little wider than our last few races, but it was in large part due to our 1st 2 guys having great days, while the rest of my top 5 simply ran well." NE#2 Cedar Cliff PA easily overcomes 1-2 punch of Manheim Twp's Craig and Brad Miller.
    NE#5 Unionville PA girls dominate strong district by 122 points. Allentown Central Catholic PA wins rubber match over NE#8 Parkland PA in district meet, but the state meet next week will be round 4.
  • NY Orange County Championships - Warwick Valley NY jr Aislinn Ryan 16:36 3m, breaking the Bear Mountain course record set in 1986 (Liz Brenden 16:45).
  • NY Suburban Council Championships - Nicole Blood 16:42 3.05 mi (fastest in US this season) breaks Erin Davis' course record at Saratoga State Park to lead US#1 NE#1 Saratoga NY 16 (1 2 3 4 6) over NE#7 Bethlehem NY 65 (5 8 9 19 24).
  • Maine State Meet - Old Town jr Cassie Hintz 17:53 5k edges Cape Elizabeth soph Elise Moody-Roberts by 3 seconds. Portland sr Ayalew Taye 15:40 and Belfast sr Levi Miller 15:43 are fastest boys.
  • New Hampshire State Meet - Portsmouth sr Cory Thorne breaks John Mortimer's 10 year old state record of 15:24 in winning his 3rd consecutive Class L state championship by 26 seconds over Concord sr Guor Majak. . NE#4 Manchester Central NH girls, NE#8 Hanover NH girls, and NE#9 Londonderry NH boys win class titles. Londonderry's five man time of 83:24 was the best ever on Derryfield Park course designed in 1981.
  • Vermont State Meet - NE#3 Champlain Valley girls score 32 points with five in top 11.
  • Connecticut Class Championships - Previously ranked New Milford has fastest team time of meet, placing five in the top 17 to win Class LL.
    East Lyme sr Matthew Warren 15:58 5k and Lyman's Kelly Sorrell 15:28 4k are fastest runners of day.
  • Ed Grant's New Jersey week - Sectional action: South Jersey's Anthony Kelhower surprises Chris Pisano. Toms River North boys beat NE#5 Cherokee. NE#7 Morris Hill boys win easily. NJ#1 Roxbury girls win again.
  • PA District 3 - Cedar Cliff sweeps, with NE#2 US#7 boys overcoming 1-2 finish by Manheim's Miller brothers. Cedar Cliff sr Pat Caulfield said:
    "Even this morning, I was thinking about States. This wasn't our best race. We're going to have to have our best race at States to win."
Craig Miller led from the gun, and ran 15:58 for 1st, 16 seconds ahead of twin brother Brad.
Cedar Cliff's Corey Creek, a junior, has been a 'pleasant surprise' this season, stepping up as the key 5th man that has locked up each win.

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

  • Southeast Week Oct 30 - Top teams win regions, but unranked teams also make statements. SE#1 Tucker Richmond VA's #3 runner is injured. Andrew Bumbalough 14:57 3m in TN regional. Melissa Dewey 16:42 2.98m in VA district. Formerly ranked Cardinal Gibbons NC wins NC independent schools championship. SE#1 Oakton VA girls win district with their fastest times of the season.
  • VA Sarah Bowman quits high school team. The Washington Post reported Friday that Fauqier County VA sr Sarah Bowman, one of the leading runners in the country, has quit the school team after a dispute with coach Anita Murphy. "There was this negative attituder towards me," Bowman told the Post. "At some point I said I can't take all of this any more." Murphy told the Post, "She felt like it was in her best interests to pursue her individual interests." Last year, Bowman won the Penn Relays mile (4:48.55) and the AOC Raleigh 800m (2:04.94, US#1 time of the season).
  • VA Colonial District - SE #1 Tucker Richmond VA boys 48 (1 2 8 14 23), with its #3 runner sidelined by injury, lost to Douglas Freeman despite getting a 1-2 finish from its aces, Michael Chapa 15:32 5k and Mason McElrory 16:07. Freeman 36 (3 5 7 10 11) , which has been ranked as high as #3 in Virginia this year, wrapped its five scorers around Tucker's 3rd man.
  • NC NCISAA State Meet (Independent Schools) - Forsyth Country Day jr Elizabeth Bruce shows readiness for Foot Locker South regionals, cruising alone to a 17:42 win in the NC State Meet for Independent Schools. Cardinal Gibbons girls put 5 in top ten for 3A title.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Oct 30 - Favorites win in Texas districts. SO#10 Jenks OK falls to unranked Edmond Memorial in Oklahoma state meet. Mustang OK soph Kevin Schwab finishes season unbeaten in OK state meet.
  • OK Oklahoma State Meet - SO#10 Jenks boys lose to OK state meet 2nd seed Edmund Memorial in 5A. Kevin Schwab finishes unbeaten.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest Week Oct 30 - Northridge IN boys, Valparaiso IN girls, Waukesha West WI girls, and Madison West WI boys win state titles. York IL boys and Bowling Green OH girls win state meet warmups.
  • Indiana State Meet - very windy and wet conditions. Boys - MW#6 Northridge 104 (4 11 16 32 41), MW#8 Carmel 131. Hamilton Southeastern jr Justin Roeder 16:07 5k, taking the lead from Brock Hagerman in the third mile. Girls - MW#10 Valparaiso 87 (4 14 16 21 32), Westfield 112, MW#5 Indianapolis Cathedral 123.  Concordia Lutheran Fort Wayne sr Adele Mitchell 14:35 4k.
  • Wisconsin State Meet - MW#3 Madison West boys and MW#4 Waukesha West girls are victorious on a wet and windy day.

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

  • Heartland Week Oct 30 - HL#3 Shawnee Mission Northwest KS boys win 11th straight Kansas 6A title over HL#5 Emporia. HL#1 Liberty MO boys beat HL#6 St. Joseph Central MO in sectional. Unranked Eden Prairie pulls upsets in Minnesota regionals: boys beat HL#8 Hopkins and girls beat HL#5 Minnetonka and HL#6 Hopkins. HL#10 Roosevelt DesMoines IA boys fall to unranked Cedar Falls in Iowa State Meet. HL#3 Iowa City West IA girls win Iowa 4A title.
  • Iowa State Meet - HL#3 Iowa City West girls win 4A with four of top 12 runners. HL#10 Roosevelt DesMoines' 1-2 punch isn't enough to hold back unranked Cedar Falls 91 (8 9 10 31 33). Roosevelt scored 110 (1 2 29 36 42). Roosevelt sweeps 4A individual honors with sr Kiel Uhl 15:26 5k and jr Hannah Roeder 14:48 4k.
  • Kansas State Meet - HL#3 Shawnee Mission Northwest boys win 11 straight state championship led by Tucker Weems 15:51. Blue Valley NW freshman Laura Roxberg 15:07 and Jana Gwenn wage another pulsating battle, with Roxberg getting her 5-second margin in the homestretch.
  • MO Kansas City 4A Sectional - HL#1 Liberty boys beat HL#6 St. Joseph Central 48-72 with all five runners in top 16. HL#10 Lee's Summit North 46 wins girls race.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • Southwest Week Oct 30 - SW#3 Fort Collins and SW#4 Denver South boys and SW#2 Smoky Hill girls win Colorado state meet titles
  • Colorado State Meet - Smoky Hill Aurora defends title without Kaltenbach. Whitney Anderson 17:26 wins by 89 seconds. John McGuire 15:06 is 7-second winner over Mohamud Ige. SW#3 Fort Collins boys win 5A, and SW#4 Denver South wins 4A.
  • Nevada Regionals - SW#5 Reno NV girls and Marie Lawrence follow up Mt. SAC success with smash wins in Northern Nevada regional. Soph Marie Lawrence 18:26 5k breaks sister Collier's course record at Rancho San Rafael by 31 seconds as she leads Reno over SW#4 South Tahoe, 30 (1 2 4 8 15) to 42 (5 6 9 10 12). Reno boys, led by Joseph Parker 16:36, also beat South Tahoe, 37-74. Both teams will go at it again in the Nevada State Meet next Saturday at Boulder City.

Two fastest boys of the Colorado State Meet were D'Evelyn sr John McGuire (356) and Denver South jr Mohamud Ige, who duelled in 4A. McGuire 15:06 5k won by 7 seconds at 6000 feet altitude in Colorado Springs. SW#2 US#16 Smoky Hill Aurora girls won the 5A team title.

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

  • Northwest Week Oct 30 - US#23 NW#4 Eisenhower (60) wins Eastern Washington Regional meet over NW#1 Ferris (67) and NW #3 Mead (72). Eisenhower was led by Sr Robbie Barany 15:22 (#1) and Sr Charles Cummings 15:30 (#3) for 5k. Same three teams will do it again next Saturday in Washington State Meet.

8 California

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  • Ventura County Championships - CA#3 Ventura girls 26 (2 3 4 5 12) break team time record (Agoura 1993 with Amy Skieresz and Kay Negota) by 1:55, led by Emily Spiker 18:11 3m running second to Simi Valley soph Anna Sperry 17:55. CA#10 Royal 78 was second and CA#8 Thousand Oaks 163 was fifth. In the boys race, CA#1 Royal Simi Valley 34 (2 3 4 9 16) cruises by 75 points. Camarillo jr Ted Price 15:17 edges Royal's Dylan Jaedtke by 4 seconds.
  • Sunset League - CA#1 Fountain Valley scores 19 points.
  • California Week Oct 30 - CA#1 Fountain Valley girls and CA#3 Ventura enjoy overpowering 19-point scores. CA#1 Royal Simi Valley runs modern performance in retro uniforms with striped shorts. (below)

Unionville PA sr Katie Thaeder ran 17:54 5k in her district meet, fastest on that course since Jessica Cickay in 2001, leading her NE#5 team to a 122-point victory margin.


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How to Get Ranked - Oct 22 DyeStat Elite.


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NTN Regional Rankings Nov 5
Go to regional home page to see detailed rankings.
NOTE: Teams will compete as USATF clubs, so team names are shown as a club
rather than the high school of the runners.

Nov 5 based on results through Oct 30
(Oct 29 ranking in parenthesis)
Click on Region to see complete rankings.
1 Fayetteville-Manlius XC Club NY (1)
2 Cedar Cliff XC Club PA (2)
3 Lockport XC Club NY (3)
4 Christian Brothers XC Club NJ (4)
1 Kinetic Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2 Bay Shore XC Club NY (2)
3 Unionville XC Club PA (5)
4 Champlain Valley XC Club VT (3)
1 Hoover XC Club AL (2)
2 Tucker XC Club Richmond VA (1)
3 Houston XC Club Germantown TN (3)
4 Jesuit XC Club Tampa FL (4)
1 Oakton XC Club VA (1)
2 C. M. Wright XC Club MD (3)
3 St. Paul's XC Club Mobile AL (2)
4 Scottsboro XC Club AL (4)
1 The Woodlands XC Club TX (1)
2 Flower Mound XC Club TX (2)
3 Cedar Park XC Club TX (3)
4 Cinco Ranch XC Club Katy TX (4)
1 Kingwood XC Club TX (1)
2 Carroll XC Club Southlake TX (2)
3 Cedar Park XC Club TX (3)
4 Highland Park XC Club TX (4)
1 York XC Club Elmhurst IL (1)
2 Madison West XC Club WI (3)
3 Novi XC Club MI (4)
4 Palatine XC Club IL (2)
1 Team Running Gear Clarkston MI (1)
2 Bowling Green XC Club OH (2)
3 Waukesha West XC Club WI (4)
4 Naperville North XC Club IL (3)
1 Liberty XC Club MO (1)
2 Marshall XC Club MN (2)
3 Shawnee Mission NW XC Club KS (3)
4 West Plains XC Club MO (4)
1 West Plains XC Club MO (1)
2 Yankton XC Club SD (2)
3 Iowa City West XC Club IA (3)
4 Roosevelt XC Club Sioux Falls SD (4)
1 Mountain View XC Club UT (1)
2 Los Alamos XC Club NM (2)
3 Fort Collins XC Club CO (3)
4 Denver South XC Club CO (4)
1 Los Alamos XC Club NM (1)
2 Smoky Hill XC Club Aurora CO (2)
3 Fremont XC Club Plain City UT (3)
4 Reno XC Club NV (5)
1 Eisenhower XC Club Yakima WA (4)
2 Ferris XC Club Spokane WA (1)
3 Jesuit XC Club Portland OR (2)
4 N. Spokane Harriers Spokane WA (3)
1 Flathead XC Club Kalispell MT (1)
2 Bellarmine XC Club Tacoma WA (2)
3 Jesuit XC Club Portland OR (3)
4 Harbor Racing Team, Gig Harbor WA (6)
1 Royal XC Club Simi Valley (1)
2 Dana Hills XC Club (2)
3 Madera XC Club (3)
4 Don Lugo XC Club Chino (4)
1 Fountain Valley XC Club (1)
2 Ventura XC Club (3)
3 Murrieta Valley XC Club (2)
4 Half Moon Bay XC Club (4)

Visions of San Diego dance in their heads
Portage winners Jeff See, Rachel Wittum and Dan Roberts talk about their common goal: Foot Locker Cross Country Championships national finals in San Diego December 11. Story by John Dye

results and other news posted through Oct 28


57th Mt. SAC Invitational
Oct 22-23 at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut CA

DyeStat on-site with John Dye, Donna Dye, Doug Speck, Rich Gonzalez, and Mike Kennedy
INDEX to DyeStat's on-site coverage


at Mt. SAC

120 pix from
the sidelines

Mt. SAC Div 1-2 sweepstakes
Royal boys, Murrieta Valley girls, Brandon Bethke and Marie Lawrence

Saturday Sweeps

  • Knockout blow in last 250 meters gives Brandon Bethke round 3 over Mark Matusak
  • Marie Lawrence (right) takes charge on the uphill slopes of the Switchbacks
  • Royal boys' depth turns back Don Lugo's big 3
  • Murrieta Valley girls add another big title to their resume.

the story in text and photos by Rich Gonzalez and Doug Speck

Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Sweepstakes - 124 action photos by John Dye
Boys Individual - Boys Team - Girls Individual - Girls Team

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

  • Northeast week Oct 23 - Cedar Cliff PA, Lockport NY, CBA NJ boys - Champlain Valley VT, Unionville PA, Cicero-North Syracuse NY girls win local meets. #10 Parkland PA beats #9 Allentown Central Catholic PA.

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

  • Southeast Week Oct 23 - SE#2 Hoover AL boys win. SE#3 Winter Park FL loses #1 man to ankle injury in warmups and loses to unranked Boone FL. SE#2 St. Paul girls win.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Oct 23 - Katy Invite - SO#8 Cinco Ranch Katy TX Girls won over #9 Klein TX and #10 A&M Consolidated College Station TX. SO#4 Cinco Ranch Katy TX took the boys title.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest week Oct 23 - Powerful Franklin Central IN Semi-State fells Lawrence North boys as Carmel and Hamilton Southeastern survive to advance to state meet. MW #7 Novi MI beat MW #2 Milford MI in a dual meet 10/19. Top girls teams all continue to win.

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

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • Southwest Week Oct 23 - Form holds in Utah State Meet as SW#1 Mountain View UT boys and SW#3 Fremont UT girls win.
  • Utah State Meet - SW#1 Mountain View boys and SW#3 Fremont girls win. Judge Memorial sweeps individual honors with srt Pat Smyth 15:35 3m and jr Samantha Gaffney 18:23.
  • Colorado regionals - Summit Breckenridge sr Whitney Anderson broke the 17-minute barrier with a 16:56 5k at the 4A regional in Delta CO, winning by 87 seconds.
  • Los Alamos Invitational - hosts sweep.

Whitney Anderson 16:56 at altitude!

Summit CO sr Whitney Anderson, who was second at Great American behind Aislinn Ryan and ahead of Nicole Blood and Erin Bedell, ripped off a near record 16:56 5k in her regional at Delta CO (4,953 feet). It is believed to be the second fastest 5k ever in Colorado behind 1989 Foot Locker champion Melody Fairchild's 16:45.


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

8 California







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