• Today on DyeStat Oct 28, 2004
  • Rankings, rankings, rankings . . .
    • California report - Murrieta Valley wins a big one at Mst. SAC. #1 Fountain Valley splits squad and loses by one to #10 Royal.
    • South report - Cinco Ranch Katy TX sweeps Katy Invite.
    • Midwest report - Powerful Franklin Central IN Semi-State fells Lawrence North boys as Carmel and Hamilton Southeastern survive to advance to state meet.
  • MT. SAC - Royal boys, Murrieta Valley girls, Brandon Bethke and Marie Lawrence are the top performers.
  • COMING SOON - Foot Locker Favorites - Our choices of the top individuals in each region.

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

fastest in the US

Boys 5k
15:01 Cory Thorne NH
15:06 Guor Majak NH
15:06 Dan Roberts MI
15:09 Ryan Sheridan NY
15:10 Fitsum Tesfa CA
15:10 Jeff See OH

Girls 5k
16:55 Nicole Blood NY
16:57 Aislinn Ryan NY
17:08 Marie Lawrence NV
17:21 Laura Cummings NY
17:24 Whitney Anderson CO

Boys 3m
14:22 Brandon Bethke CA
14:30 Brett Campfield CA
14:30 Sean McNamara IL

Girls 3m
17:00 Zoe Nelson MT
17:03 Karen Taner CA
17:06 Alma Escobar CA
17:07 Stephanie Sipes WA
17:11 Brie Felnagle WA
16:52 (2.95m) Tori Tyler CA

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--the Harrier
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the bad news:
None. There is no downside to this.

Dear DyeStatters,

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Donna and I have sold DyeStat.com to BC Sports, the company that owns Student Sports. Student Sports is a print and online publishing company with longstanding and deep relationships with high school football, basketball and soccer players through the publications and special events it promotes.

BC Sports approached Donna and me because they would like to establish the same strong connection to the high school track & field athlete that they have with the other sports. They've asked us to continue to manage DyeStat.com for the next 4 years (at least) while they explore ways to help us make DyeStat.com bigger and better.

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When we started DyeStat 8 years ago, we had no idea what it would become. I sometimes call it a hobby gone berserk. It has certainly come to dominate my life. Lately, I have had to consider that at my age (a very healthy 68, but 68 nevertheless), I can't keep doing DyeStat 7 days a week indefinitely. In order to have other people take over some of my duties, we need new revenues or outside investors. Fortunately for all of us, BC Sports stepped up. They have pledged to continue everything we now provide and to add even more features. Donna and I will continue to cover all the big meets for years to come.

That's it for now. I have to go post some results and rankings.

John Dye

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

results and other news posted through Oct 28

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


DyeStat Elite
initial XC lists have 1,000 performances

First cross country DyeStat Elite listings have 1,000 performances at 3 miles and 5k. Send us your times that meet the criteria.
How to Get Ranked - Oct 22 DyeStat Elite.

NTN Regional Rankings
update comes with 16 days to go until
first Nike Team Nationals Selection Sunday

The October 22 NTN regional rankings update comes with only 16 days remaining before the first invitations (Midwest, Heartland and Southwest) go out for the first Nike Team Nationals in Portland December 4. The top two teams in each region will be invited and the third and fourth teams in each region are considered for at large bids. Four boys teams moved into the top four of their region this week: Ferris Spokane WA to NW#1, Madison West WI to MW#4, Shawnee Mission Northwest KS to HL#3, and El Camino Oceanside CA to CA#3. The top four girls teams remained the same with some shuffling of the order.
NTN Regional rankings - NTN Top 4


Nike Indoor
March 12-13, 2005
adidas Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005
Great American
Sept 24, 2005

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The Harrier Super 25
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.
The Harrier Super 25 national team rankings
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 22
Go to regional home page to see detailed rankings.

Oct 22 based on results through Oct 16
(Oct 15 ranking in parenthesis)
Click on Region to see complete rankings.
1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY (1)
2 Cedar Cliff PA (2)
3 Lockport NY (3)
4 Christian Brothers NJ (4)
1 Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2 Bay Shore NY (2)
3 Champlain Valley VT (3)
4 Manchester Central NH (4)
1 Tucker Richmond VA (1)
2 Hoover AL (3)
3 Winter Park FL (2)
4 Houston Germantown TN (4)
1 Oakton VA (2)
2 St. Paul's Mobile AL (1)
3 C. M. Wright MD (4)
4 Scottsboro AL (3)
1 The Woodlands TX (1)
2 Flower Mound TX (2)
3 Cedar Park TX (3)
4 Cinco Ranch Katy TX (4)
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 Madison West WI (5)
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 (2)
3 Shawnee Mission NW KS (5)
4 West Plains MO (3)
1 West Plains MO (1)
2 Yankton SD (2)
3 Iowa City West IA (3)
4 Minnetonka MN (4)
1 Mountain View UT (2)
2 Los Alamos NM (1)
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 (4) *
1 Ferris Spokane WA (7)
2 Jesuit Portland OR (1)
3 Mead Spokane WA (2)
4 Eisenhower Yakima WA (3)
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 El Camino Oceanside (6)
4 Madera (3)
1 Fountain Valley (1)
2 Ventura (2)
3 Murrieta Valley (3)
4 Maria Carillo (4)
* South Tahoe CA competes in Nevada state meet.

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 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.







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