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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
90 races - 15,000+ entries
6 of top 10 California boys teams and Mel vs. Tori
A big mid-season showdown for California boys teams looms Saturday morning in the Div 1/2 Boys Team Sweepstakes race, with 6 of the top 10 NTN-ranked teams entered. The girls sweeps is not as loaded with top ranked teams but the cross country entrry of SE#9 Cardinal Gibbons of North Carolina adds interest. An elite individual matchup pits two of the strongest Foot Locker contenders: Reno NV soph Marie (Mel) Lawrence, second at Foot Locker finals last year, and Gunn Palo Alto sr Tori Tyler, the season surprise in California who ran just 10 seconds behind Lawrence in different divisions at Stanford. Entries

results and other news posted through Oct 21

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

  • Northeast Week Oct 16 -CBA NJ boys, Chaminade NY boys, and Bay Shore NY girls have good weekend. NE#10 Parkland PA loses dual meet to unranked Allentown Central Catholic PA by one. Rematch 10/19.
  • RI Brown Invitational - Laura Cummings 17:21 5k leads NE#2 Bay Shore NY girls. NE#9 Londonderry NH boys 142. Cory Thorne 15:01.

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

  • Southeast Week OCt 16 -SE#1 Tucker Richmond VA boys win first meet since Great American surprise. Unranked Walton GA boys beat two ranked teams at Last Chance. SE#2 Oakton VA girls win in New York.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Oct 16 - SO#1 The Woodlands TX boys and Ruston LA girls win Chili Pepper.
  • TX Lufkin Classic - Kingwood TX sweeps, with SO#1 US#8 girls scoring 21 points and SO#5 boys 19. Kingwood's Chad Johnson 16:05 wins boys race and Megan Munoz 11:52 and Danielle Selner 11:57 are 1-2 in girls race.
  • TX Rick Neill Inv - 1-2 duo of Miranda Walker and Brooke Upshaw lead SO#2 Carroll Southlake TX girls again. SO#2 Flower Mound TX boys beat SO#7 Carroll Southlake. Scott MacPherson 14:46.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest Week Oct 16 - MW #4 Hamilton Southeastern IN boys and MW#9 LaSalle Cincinnati OH boys lose to previously Carmel IN and St. Xavier OH. Ranked girls teams breeze through conference meets.
  • OH GCL Championships - St. Xavier Cincinnati OH tops MW#9 LaSalle Cincinnati OH
  • WI Big 8 Conference - MW#5 Madison West WI boys won easily with 21 points (2 3 4 5 7) with a 20-second spread in 38-degree weather with sleet and wind.
  • OH Northern Lakes Conference - MW#2 Bowling Green OH girls 23 placed 7 in the top 10, led by individual winner Christy Titus 19.11.

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

  • Heartland Week Oct 16 - Laura Roxberg wins another blazing duel with Jana Gwinn. HL#3 Iowa City West girls win eighth straight Mississippi Valley Conference. HL#4 Minnetonka MN girls top Hopkins.
  • KS Sunflower League - HL#5 Kansas #1 Shawnee Mission Northwest boys cruise as eight Kansas-ranked teams collide in state's strongest conference.
  • Kansas Coaches Poll Oct 12.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • Southwest Week Oct 16 - SW top ranked Los Alamos NM travels to big Jim Danner meet in Oregon with mixed results: boys 7th, girls 3rd. Morgan Schulz, Keara Sammons lead Smoky Hill Aurora CO girls to victory in tough Centennial League; Katelyn Kaltenbach due back soon. Judge Memorial and Mountain View win Utah regionals..
  • NV Southern Nevada League Championships - Fastest overall were Josh Sillitoe, Basic 15:37 3m and Wendy Harris, Lund 18:09.
  • NM Albuquerque City Championships - Cody Harper 16:02 leads SW#3 Albuquerque Academy boys to 7th straight city title. La Cueva girls surprise.

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

8 California

  • DyeStatCal - the internet home of high school track and cross country in California.
  • California Week Oct 16 - Ranked girls teams keep winning. Most top 10 boys teams rest for Mt. SAC Invitational Oct. 16.
  • Orange County Champs - CA#1 Fountain Valley girls 64. Brandon Bethke 14:30 course record leads CA#8 El Toro boys.
  • Gunn star Tori Tyler wins in 17:15 at Toro Park.

Fountain Valley, California's #1 ranked girls team, won the Orange County Championships Saturday 10/16. collage by Bill Leung


Nike Jim Danner Invitational - Gresham OR
on-site coverage by Julian Aguirre, Northwest Region editor
Julian Aguirre reports - Formerly ranked Ferris WA boys had redemption from Stanford on their minds, and they got it. Girls race was a lesson in keying for Bellarmine WA, Jesuit OR, and Los Alamos NM.
Leo Collins report - A
grand day that will shake up the rankings.
Ferris WA boys 74. Brie Felnagle 17:34 and Nicole Cochran 17:55 are 1-2 to lead NW#2 Bellarmine WA. SW#1 Los Alamos NM boys and girls are 7th and 3rd. Isaac Stoutenburgh 15:13 is fastest in OR this season.
NW#2 Bellarmine WA followed the 1-2 punch of Brie Felnagle 17:34 and Nicole Cochran 17:55 to victory over NW#3 Jesuit Portland OR, 92 to 103. Ferris WA boys 74, ranked NW#2 early in the season but fallen out of the top 10 recently, put it together for a resounding win over NW#1 Jesuit Portland OR 91 and NW#2 Mead WA 151. Los Alamos NM, the Southwest region's top ranked team in both boys and girls went back home with a close third place in girls (105 points) and a distant 7th in boys (192). Crater's Isaac Stoutenburgh won the boys race in 15:13, fastest of the year in Oregon.
NW#2 US#11 Bellarmine Prep WA girls won a great battle over Jesuit OR and Los Alamos NM at the Nike Jim Danner meet as all three teams learned a lesson in keying. Julian Aguirre reports.
Brie Felnagle (left) and Annaliese Chapa were nip and tuck with 800 meters to go before Felnagle unleashed the kick that beat Zoe Nelson at Sunfair two weeks ago and won going away.
Isaac Stoutenburgh

Brown Invitational
Goddard State Park, East Greenwich - on-site coverage by Larry Byrne
Laura Cummings 17:21 5k (Kate Niehaus 17:44) leads NE#2 Bay Shore NY girls. NE#9 Londonderry NH boys 142. Cory Thorne 15:01 course record. Brittany Sheffey runs 17:40 in different division.

NE#4 C. Milton Wright MD girls 73. Forest Park MD's Stefanie Slekis 18:47. Gaithersburg MD boys 146. Walter Johnson MD's Andrew Jesien 15:55.

Eastern States - Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
NE#4 US#21 Christian Brothers Academy NJ 54 and Craig Forys, Colts Neck NJ 12:37 2.5m are big winners. Next are NE#5 Cherokee NJ 140, SE#9 Thomas Jefferson VA 145. CBA's Harel and Rogers run 2-3. SE#2 Oakton VA girls 35 (4 6 7 8 10) won the Girls A race over Cardinal O'Hara PA 72. (The seeded section of the Girls Eastern States was run last week at the Manhattan Invitational).

16th Chili Pepper Invitational
Fayetteville AR - on-site coverage by South Region editor John Sullivan
SO#1 US#3 The Woodlands TX boys 28 (1-2-5-9-11). Ruston LA girls. Mustang OK soph Kevin Schwab 14:45 5k sets course record. Carlisle AR frosh Emily Carpenter edges Mount St. Mary Academy Little Rock sr Ashley Williams, both timed in 14:44 4k.

NTN Regional Rankings update
NTN regional rankings, which will be the basis of team selections for the first Nike Team Nationals in Portland December 4, solidified with the October 15 update. There was only one change among the 16 teams ranked 1-2 in their region -- Marshall MN boys moved into the Heartland #2 spot. Teams ranked 1-2 at the end of the season will be invited to Portland. Teams ranked 3rd and 4th in each region will considered for the eight national at large slots.
NTN Regional rankings
- NTN Top 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


Great American
Oct 1-2, 2004

Nike Indoor
March 12-13, 2005
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June 17-18, 2005

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Fayetteville-Manlius vaults to #1 in the US

Oct 13 -- Fayetteville-Manlius NY steamrollered the big Manhattan Invitational in New York City Saturday and got its reward today. They are the new US#1 team in The Harrier magazine Super 25 released today, based on results through Oct. 9. F-M rose from 25th in the pre-season Super 25 and 5th in the September 20 list. Saratoga NY, which set a team time record in winning the Girls Eastern States race at Manhattan, retained its stranglehold on the girls #1 ranking.
1.Fayetteville-Manlius NY
2.York Elmhurst IL
3.The Woodlands TX
4.Liberty MO
5.Royal Simi Valley CA
6.Jesuit Portland OR
7.Cedar Cliff PA
8.Los Alamos NM
9.Milford MI
10.Lockport NY
11.Mead Spokane WA
12.Don Lugo CA
13.Tucker Richmond VA
14.Mountain View Orem UT
15.West Plains MO
16.Marshall MN
17.Palatine IL
18.Albuquerque Academy NM
19.Winter Park FL
20.Central Catholic Portland OR
21.Christian Bros Acad NJ
22.Madera CA
23.Eisenhower Yakima WA
24.Hamilton Southeastern IN
25.Flower Mound TX
1.Saratoga Springs NY
2.West Plains MO
3.Los Alamos NM
4.Yankton SD
5.Clarkston MI
6.Bay Shore NY
7.Fountain Valley CA
8.Kingwood TX
9.Bowling Green OH
10.Flathead Kalispell MT
11.Bellarmine Prep WA
12.Ventura CA
13.Iowa City West IA
14.Naperville North IL
15.Fremont Plain City UT
16.Smoky Hill Aurora CO
17.Carroll Southlake TX
18.South Tahoe CA
19.Lakeville MN
20.Roosevelt Sioux Falls SD
21.Waukesha WI
22.Murrieta Valley CA
23.Jesuit Portland OR
24.St. Paul's Mobile AL
25.Champlain Valley VT


NTN Regional Rankings Oct 15
Go to regional home page to see detailed rankings.

Oct 15 based on results through Oct 9
(Oct 8 ranking in parenthesis)
Click on Region to see complete rankings.
1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY (1)
2 Cedar Cliff PA (2)
3 Lockport NY (5)
4 Christian Brothers NJ (3)
1 Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2 Bay Shore NY (2)
3 Champlain Valley VT (4)
4 Manchester Central NH (5)
1 Tucker Richmond VA (1)
2 Winter Park FL (2)
3 Hoover AL (3)
4 Houston Germantown TN (4)
1 St. Paul's Mobile AL (1)
2 Oakton VA (2)
3 Scottsboro AL (3)
4 C. M. Wright MD (NR)
1 The Woodlands TX (1)
2 Flower Mound TX (2)
3 Cedar Park TX (3)
4 Cinco Ranch Katy TX (5)
1 Kingwood TX (1)
2 Carroll Southlake TX (2)
3 Cedar Park TX (3)
4 Highland Park TX (4)
1 York Elmhurst IL (1)
2 Milford MI (2)
3 Palatine IL (3)
4 Hamilton Southeastern IN (4)
1 Clarkston MI (1)
2 Bowling Green OH (2)
3 Naperville North IL (3)
4 Waukesha West WI (4)
1 Liberty MO (1)
2 Marshall MN (3)
3 West Plains MO (2)
4 Lakeville MN (4)
1 West Plains MO (1)
2 Yankton SD (2)
3 Iowa City West IA (3)
4 Minnetonka MN (6)
1 Los Alamos NM (1)
2 Mountain View UT (2)
3 Albuquerque Academy NM (3)
4 Page AZ (4)
1 Los Alamos NM (1)
2 Smoky Hill Aurora CO (2)
3 Fremont Plain City UT (3)
4 South Tahoe CA (5) *
1 Jesuit Portland OR (1)
2 Mead Spokane WA (2)
3 Eisenhower Yakima WA (4)
4 Auburn-Riverside WA (5)
1 Flathead Kalispell MT (1)
2 Bellarmine Tacoma WA (2)
3 Jesuit Portland OR (3)
4 Snohomish WA (4)
1 Royal Simi Valley (1)
2 Don Lugo Chino (2)
3 Madera (5)
4 Murrieta Valley (4)
1 Fountain Valley (2)
2 Ventura (1)
3 Murrieta Valley (3)
4 Maria Carrilo (4)
* South Tahoe CA competes in Nevada state meet.


results and other news posted through Oct 14

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

  • Northeast Week Oct 9 - After perfection, what next for Fayetteville-Manlius NY? You had to see it to believe it. F-M manhandles the competition AND the meet record for team average @ Manhattan Invitational. The meet also delivers the fastest girl ever on the 2.5 mile course, along with a meet record for team average. Can Nicole Blood and Saratoga Springs NY be beaten?
  • FL Disney World Classic - Unranked Londondery NH boys beat NE#8 Toms River North NJ. Toms River sr Chris Pisano 15:43 5k edges Londonderry sr Paul Ahern 15:44.
  • NY Boys Coaches Poll Oct 10 - Fab Five are 1. Fayetteville-Manlius, 2. Lockport;, 3. Chaminade, 4. Saratoga Springs, 5. Shenendehowa.
  • New Jersey Week by Ed Grant - CBA hopes to rebound at Eastern States "Well., I guess we have to come back here next week," CBA coach Tommy Heath said after his team was shut out by new US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY at the Manhattan Invitational in Van Cortlandt Park. CBA had best NJ times at Manhattan but Old Bridge and Morris Hills are getting closer

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

  • Southeast Week Oct 9 -SE#2 Oakton VA girls edge C. Milton Wright MD by 4 points. Andy Biladeau runs 9:08.5 2-mile at halftime of football game. Laurel Pritchard 18:31 beats freshman Emily Reese by 19 seconds at Furman.
  • Furman Invitational - Robert Bedsole 15:36 5k leads Hoover AL boys 43. Brookwood girls 148 (Collins Hill 154). Vestavia Hills AL soph Laurel Pritchard 18:31 (Chamblee freshman Emily Reese 18:50).

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Oct 9 - South region top ranked The Woodlands TX boys and Kingwood TX girls roll over ranked teams at Humble. Tupelo MS girls win Mississippi College Inv.
  • LA Catholic Invitational - Mountain Brook AL sweeps team titles over top Louisiana teams. Mountain Brook's young girls team scored 28 points. Individual winners are Lydia Woodward 18:32 of Barbe LA and St Paul sr Jonathan Thomas 15:52.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest Week Oct 9 - Rockford MI girls, Bowling Green OH girls, Clarkston MI girls and Milford MI boys are all impressive.
  • MW#5 Madison West WI boys won the Madison city championships with a perfect 15.
  • OH Eisenhart Inv - MW#8 LaSalle Cincinnati OH 52.

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

  • Heartland Week Oct 9 - Kansas:  Jana Gwinn (Blue Valley North) goes 15:00 at SM West Meet, Emporia runs to boys and girls victories at Emporia.  Minnesota:  Marshall boys, Roseville girls win Lions Meet of Champions. Ramsay Kavan 13:44 4k leads HL#2 Yankton SD girls to perfect 15 win.
  • HL#9 Lee's Summit North MO girls 39 win Excelsior Springs Invitational.
  • HL#3 Iowa City West girls 31 beat Iowa #2 Cedar Falls 79 in MVC Super meet, with four girls in the top eight led by individual winner Sarah Wickman 14:44.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • Southwest Week Oct 9 - Denver South CO boys edge Fort Collins CO. South Tahoe and Reno girls are 2nd and 3rd at big Clovis meet in Fresno with Reno's Marie Lawrence the individual winner by 33 seconds.
  • Utah Region 1 - Alexis Meyer 18:40 3m leads SW#3 Fremont UT girls 19 (1 2 4 5 7) over Davis 56 and Weber 61. Viewmot's Brian McKenna 15:21 wins boys race, but runnerup Josh Adams 15:32 leads unranked Davis UT 34 (2 5 6 9 12).

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

8 California

  • DyeStatCal - the internet home of high school track and cross country in California.
  • California week Oct 9 -At Clovis, Madera boys edge CA#1 Royal, which ran with #1 runner missing for SAT test. Fountain Valley girls win.
    At Inland Empire, Murrieta Valley girls, Don Lugo boys.
  • Tori Tyler 16:51 is fastest time at tough Crystal Springs course since 1985.
  • Clovis Invitational - CA#5 Madera boys edge CA#1 US#3 Royal Simi Valley, 91-94, with Royal missing #1 runner taking SAT test. Mel Lawrence of Reno wins in 17:08, one of fastest times ever at Woodward Park, the California state meet course. CA#2 Fountain Valley girls 87, SW# 5 South Tahoe 103, SW#4 Reno NV 128.
  • Inland Empire Challenge - Fitsum Tesfa 14:47 3m leads CA#2 Don Lugo boys 54 over CA#4 Murrieta Valley 70. Soph Liana Boucher 18:03 (Danielle Evans 18:04) leads CA#3 Murrieta Valley girls 31 (1 3 8 9 10).

California Report - Furious finish at Clovis Invitational in Fresno - Ayala (red with black A) had a great trail pack, placing its 3rd to 7th runners intact from 39th to 43rd.

photo by Bill Buettner


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Mountain Brook AL girls enjoy a mud bath after muddy victory
at Catholic HS Invitational in Baton Rouge LA


Van Cortland Park NYC
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Portage MI - DyeStat on-site with John and Donna Dye
100-deep varsity results
Complete results, pix & stories
Portage Pix: BOYS - GIRLS
FAYETTEVILLE - MANLIUS NY throws a shutout at CBA. NE#1 F-M claims 1st through 5th with 12-second spread all under 13 minutes to crush NE#3 Christian Brothers Academy NJ in perhaps the greatest team performance in 32 years of the Manhattan Inv. Boys Varsity C Rockford MI soph
Rachel Wittum
17:45 and Middletown OH sr Jeff See 15:10 lead teams to Division 1 victories. Vicksburg MI jr Dan Roberts 15:06 runs fastest time of day in Division 2. Results and Pix
Fayetteville-Manlius 15
1. Tom Gruenewald 12:42
2. Owen Kimple 12:49
3. Jarred Burdk 12:49
4. John Heron 12:51
5. Andy McCann 12:54

Christian Brothers 54 (6. Chris Horel 12:59)

Record day at a cross country mecca

  • Nicole Blood becomes first girl under 14 minutes at Van Cortlandt for 2.5 miles
  • Saratoga Springs NY girls score 39, and Fayetteville-Manlius NY boys roll with a perfect 15, destroying team average records in the process. Girls Eastern States - Boys Varsity C
  • Newton-North's Chris Barnicle misses Victor Gras' one-year-old meet record by less than a second.

On-site reports from Manhattan

  • Don Rich sees "a ballet on spikes " from his perch on Freshman Hill.
  • Ed Grant calls it "a meet that will be long remembered", and the dean of New Jersey track writers has a very long memory.
  • meet the Stotans - F-M coach Bill Aris calls his team "the new Stotans." In case you didn't know, that is a contraction of "stoic" and "spartan".
the mighty men of Fayetteville-Manlius NY
no one else in sight at Manhattan finish line
Manhattan record - Nicole Blood vanquishes Aislinn Ryan,
who beat her at Great American a week ago

the stars at Portage
Rachel Wittum
Jeff See
Dan Roberts






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