• Today on DyeStat Sep 23, 2004
  • THIS WEEK - Northeast Week: Bethlehem NY girls, Council Rock North PA boys and Kingwood TX sweeps with SO#1 girls and SO#3 boys. Carroll Southlake sweeps individual honors with Kevin Ondrasek and Miranda Walker.girls rise above the wind and waves of Hurricane Ivan. Southeast week: Andrew Bumbalough sets TN record; Pope John Paul FL girls bid for #1. South week: Kingwood TX sweeps Texas A&M team titles; individual honors go to Carroll Southlake's Miranda Walker and Kevin Ondrasek. California week: CA#1 Royal boys show depth again on Woodbridge Inv speedway under lights before 5,000 fans. Nicole Blood has rare loss but US#1 Saratoga Springs NY still scores perfect 15s in Suburban Council dual meet. Midwest week: Top ranked York IL boys and Clarkston MI girls post easy wins. Southwest week: Top 10 scoreboard.
  • Super 25 - first update of The Harrier Super 25 national cross country team rankings.

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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 - Robert Rands NE 25-1.25
TJ - Ken Hall LA 54-10.25
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 - Cinco Katy Ranch TX 3:25.39
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 - Jocelyn White NJ 172-2
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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Super 25 national rankings update
The first update of The Harrier editor Marc Bloom's Super 25 national cross country team rankings for the 2004 season has been released. Saratoga Springs NY girls and York Elmhurst IL boys retain the US#1 ranking, but early season results shook up the rest of the lists. Six new teams moved into the boys top 10 -- Fayetteville-Manlius NY, Mountain View UT, Jesuit Tampa FL, Marshall MN, Milford MI, and Cedar Cliff PA. The girls rankings were more steady, with three new teams in the top 10 -- Fountain Valley CA, West Plains MO, and Kingwood TX. Super 25 as of Sept. 20.

results, rankings, and other news posted through Sept 23
US#2 Smoky Hill CO girls win big Liberty Bell Inv despite injury to Katelyn Kaltenbach. Albuquerque Academy NM and Denver South CO boys win separate divisions. Katie Follett and John McGuire are fastest of day. Zoe Nelson leads Flathead MT girls at Great Falls. US#1 York IL boys open with perfect 15 in dual meet. PA: Council Rock North PA boys, Eleanor Roosevelt MD girls win at Briarwood. MD: River Hill MD boys, Unionville PA girls win at sloppy Bull Run. DE: Thomas Jefferson VA boys win at Lake Forest Inv. OR: Lincoln boys win at New Balance Inv; Megan O'Reilly leads Mt. Spokane girls. CA: Royal Simi Valley boys, Maria Carrillo girls, Brian Bethke and Alma Escobar are big winners at big Woodbridge Inv. South Week: Kingwood TX sweeps Texas A&M Inv. Northwest week: Jesuit, Ferris, Eisenhower, Zoe Nelson and Megan O'Reilly star.

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

  • Northeast Week Sep 18 - Runners splash through wind and waves of Hurricane Ivan. "My girls loved it," said Bethlehem NY coach Jack Rightmyer at Guilderland Inv. Council Rock North PA boys and Eleanor Roosevelt MD girls (Southeast region) get big wins at Briarwood Inv in Philadelphia.
  • PA Briarwood Inv - Council Rock North PA boys roll over LaSalle & NE#7 Chaminade NY. Eleanor Roosevelt MD wins girls race.
  • NY Guilderland Inv - NE#4 Bethlehem NY girls rout NE#10 Columbia NY. Bethlehem 24 (1 2 5 7 9), Columbia 77 (8 10 14 17 28).
  • NY Suburban Council - US#1 NE#1 Saratoga Springs NY girls shook off a rare loss by Nicole Blood and still scored a perfect 15 in a dual scored 5k race at Colonie. Blood, who took a flu shot earlier in the day, felt sick during the race and finished fourth. But Saratoga's top 5 bunched in a 27-second spread with former Argyle runner Caitlin Lane first at 18:20, Lindsay Ferguson 18:35, Karyn Delay 18:36, Blood 18:46 and Hannah Davidson 18:47. Saratoga beat NE#4 Bethlehem 15-44, Colonie 15-50 and Averill Park 15-50.

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

  • Southeast Week Sep 18 - Andrew Bumbalough sets Tennessee 3-mile course record in 53-second victory. Pope John Paul FL girls bid for top SE ranking by knocking off last week's SE#1 Holy Trinity.
  • MD Bull Run Invitational - River Hill MD boys, Unionville PA girls win on sloppy course. SE#4 C.Milton Wright MD girls lose.
  • DE Lake Forest Inv - SE#7 Thomas Jefferson Alexandria VA boys defeated SE#10 Salesianum Wilmington DE, 22-67. Brandywine Wilmington's Anna Brousell 18:48 set a course record in super hot and humid conditions.
3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX
  • South Week Sep 18 - Kingwood TX sweeps Texas A&M Invitational team titles. Region awaits 1st Nike South Invitational next week with more than half of the South region's ranked teams.
  • TX Texas A&M Invitational - Kingwood TX sweeps with SO#1 girls and SO#3 boys. Carroll Southlake sweeps individual honors with Kevin Ondrasek (right) and Miranda Walker.

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4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest Week Sep 18 - Midwest powers York IL boys, Clarkston MI girls, and Bowling Green OH girls dominate their meets.
  • US#1 York IL boys open with perfect 15 in dual meet at Downers Grove led by Sean McNamara 14.30 3 miles.

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

  • Heartland Week Sep 18 - Liberty MO boys, Iowa City West girls are solid at big Rimrock Farm meet - Yankton SD girls impressive at Norfolk.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • Southwest Week Sep 18 - US#2 Smoky Hill Aurora CO girls win big Liberty Bell Invitational despite injury to defending Foot Locker national champion Katelyn Kaltenbach. Other regional action.
  • Liberty Bell Invitational - US#2 SW#1 Smoky Hill Aurora CO girls win big meet (93 teams) despite injury to Katelyn Kaltenbach. SW#5 Albuquerque Academy NM boys and SW#9 Denver South CO boys win separate divisions. D'Evelyn's John McGuire 15:30 3.1m and Fort Collins' Katie Follett 17:54 are fastest individuals of the day. .

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

  • Northwest Week Sep 18 - Jesuit WA, Ferris WA, Eisenhower WA, Zoe Nelson WA and Megan O'Reilly OR star.
  • OR New Balance Inv - Lincoln boys win, NW#3 Central Catholic Portland is third. Megan O'Reilly leads NW#5 Mt. Spokane girls.
  • MT Great Falls Invitational - NW#3 Flathead MT girls 29, Bozeman MT boys 48 win team titles on very hilly and difficult 3-mile course. Flathead's Zoe Nelson 17:59 and Helena's Jon Metropoulos 16:32 are individual winners. Flathead scores 1-2-6-7-13, with freshman Tara Klein closing the gap in 13th. .

8 California


adidas Outdoor Championships move
The adidas Outdoor Championships, held in Raleigh for the past 11 years, will move to Greensboro NC this year (June 17-18) to the track facility of North Carolina A&T.

Iolani runners crest a hill with Hawaii mountains in background.

Iolani photo albums - 93 action pix by John Dye
Warming Up - Boys Varsity sequence - Girls Varsity sequence

Iolani Invitational
9/18/04 Oahu HI
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Snohomish WA wins by 1 and 4.
Lauren Ho wins thriller over Amanda Patterson.
Jordan McNamara breezes.

Woodbridge Inv collage by Bill Leung

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Iolani Invitational



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left, 107 Shannon Titus, Bowling Green OH, and 330 Carlie Green, Milford MI


Great American adds Mountain View
Mountain View UT, #1 ranked boys team in the NTN Southwest region, is one of several teams azdded to the the Race of Champions at the Great American Cross Country Festival at Cary NC Oct 1-2. There are now 24 boys teams in the ROC and 26 girls teams. Great American entries

Nike Speed Clinic
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Sep 24-25 Louisville KY
Nov 19-20 Columbia SC

Great American
Oct 1-2, 2004

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March 12-13, 2005
adidas Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005

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New NTN Regional Rankings
The Nike Team Nationals regional rankings have been updated Sept. 17, based on results through Sept. 11. Impressive early victories helped many teams move up from their pre-season ranking.. Eighteen new teams are among the 64 teams (top 4 per region) that are contenders for selection to the national meet, including eight that were unranked in the pre-season lists. New regional #1 teams this week are Fayetteville-Manlius NY, Marshall MN and Mountain View UT boys, and Kingwood TX, West Plains MO, and Fountain Valley CA girls.
The NTN Regional Rankings are the basis of the NTN team selection process. The top two teams in each region at the end of the season will be invited to compete in the Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 4. The third and fourth place teams in each region are considered for the four national at-large selections. The Sept. 17 top four in each region are shown in the table below. For complete regional rankings, go to the NTN region pages.

Sept. 17 based on results through Sept. 11
(pre-season ranking in parenthesis)
1.Fayetteville-Manlius NY (5)
2.Cedar Cliff PA (3)
3.Christian Brothers NJ (1)
4.Toms River North NJ (2)
1.Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2.Bay Shore NY (2)
3.St. Basil PA (NR)
4.Bethlehem NY (NR)
1.Jesuit Tampa FL (1)
2.Hoover AL (3)
3.Collins Hill Suwanee GA (4)
4.Houston Germantown TN (5)
1.Holy Trinity FL (1)
2.St. Paul's AL (5)
3.Providence NC (10)
4.C. Milton Wright MD (3)
1.The Woodlands TX (1)
2.Cedar Park TX (3)
3.Kingwood TX (2)
4.Marcus Flower Mound TX (NR)
1.Kingwood TX (2)
2.Highland Park TX (NR)
3.Carroll Southlake TX (1)
4.Marcus Flower Mound TX (3)
1.York Elmhurst IL (1)
2.Milford MI (4)
3.Hamilton Southeastern IN (NR)
4.Carmel IN (6)
1.Clarkston MI (1)
2.Bowling Green OH (2)
3.Naperville North IL (3)
4.Waukesha West WI (NR)
1.Marshall MN (2)
2.West Plains MO (6)
3.Liberty MO (3)
4.Hopkins MN (NR)
1.West Plains MO (3)
2.Iowa City West IA (2)
3.Yankton SD (1)
4.Kapaun Mt. Carmel KS (NR)
1.Mountain View UT (2)
2.Los Alamos NM (5)
3.Desert Vista AZ (4)
4.Page AZ (6)
1.Smoky Hill Aurora CO (1)
2.Los Alamos NM (2)
3.Fremont Plain City UT (4)
4.Reno NV (3)
1.Jesuit Portland OR (1)
2.Ferris Spokane WA (2)
3.Central Catholic OR (3)
4.Auburn-Riverside WA (4)
1.Bellarmine Tacoma WA (1)
2.Jesuit Portland OR (2)
3.Flathead Kalispell MT (4)
4.Snohomish WA (3)
1.Royal Simi Valley (1)
2.Don Lugo Chino (2)
3.Canyon Canyon Country (9)
4.Murrieta Valley (3)
1.Fountain Valley (2)
2.Ventura (1)
3.Miramonte Orinda (6)
4.Murrieta Valley (3)

results, rankings, and other news posted through Sept 16
Zoe Nelson breaks own course record in MT. Hatboro-Horsham and Gwynedd Mercy girls lose in PA, but Cedar Cliff boys win easily. Fountain Valley CA girls win big in Las Vegas. Marie Lawrence leads Reno sweep at Reed. Roosevelt DesMoines IA boys fall at Luther; Iowa City West girls dominate. Laura Cummings leads powerful Bay Shore NY at Penn State. Jennifer Harper and West Plains MO girls win in Memphis. Ed Grant's New Jersey report. Ramsey Kavan leads Yankton SD in Heartland region. Southwest week. California week - US#5 Royal boys, US#8 Don Lugo boys, US#11 Fountain Valley girls all win. Northwest week - US#3 Jesuit Portland OR boys and US#4 Ferris Spokane WA boys breeze in preps for Stanford next week. South week - US#1 The Woodlands boys and SO#2 Kingwood girls are perfect. Southeast week - SE#1 teams Jesuit boys and Holy Trinity girls win; Bryan Sharkey and Kelly Parrish impressive.

Bryan Sharkey smashes Moise Joseph course record at Tropical Park FL. Southeast Week

photo by Morgan Bojorquez

Manheim Twp PA's redheaded Miller twins were 1-2 at Gettysburg. Pat Caulfied (168) was 3rd to lead team winner US#20 NE#3 Cedar Cliff. Northeast Week

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

  • Northeast Week Sep 11 - US #16 Christian Brothers Academy NJ boys and US#1 Saratoga Springs train and aim for the upcoming big races. US#7 Bay Shore NY girls win big meet at Penn State. US#25 Fayetteville Manlius NY boys get perfect score in bid for higher ranking. US#14 NE#3 Hatboro Horsham girls lose again; US#16 NE#4 Gwynedd Mercy girls too. US#20 NE#3 Cedar Cliff boys win easily at Gettysburg. US#16 NE#1 Christian Brothers Academy loses with starters on sidelines resting for California trip.

  • PA - Spiked Shoe Invitational - Laura Cummings 18:10 wins by 51 seconds to lead US#7 NE#2 Bay Shore NY 39 in powerful 1-2-3 sweep at Penn State U. Eleanor Roosevelt MD, better known for its sprint relays, showed distance strength with young runners finishing second behind Bay Shore and first in the Boys White race.
  • NJ - Ed Grant's New Jersey report - Morris Hills boys win. Jen Clausen returns from injury. US#16 Christian Brothers boys rest first string for California trip and finish second.

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

  • Southeast Week Sep 11 - Southeast is heating up. Region leaders Jesuit FL boys and Holy Trinity FL girls are solid winners. Brian Sharkey FL smashes Tropical Park FL course record. Kelly Parrish FL impressive in college race.
  • TN - Memphis Twilight Classic - Jennifer Harper 17:41 3-mile leads US# 20 MW#3 West Plains MO girls 19 to 70-point margin. SE#3 Hoover AL boys 42 win behind Robert Bedsole 14:41.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Sep 11 - Boys - US#2The Woodlands is perfect at Montgomery in warmup for new Nike South Invitational. Girls - SO#2 Kingwood TX is perfect at Mayde Creek. US#6 SO#1 Carroll Southlake TX has the week off.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

Midwest Meet of Champions Hilliard OH 9/11/04
All M's at MMOC - Michigan sweep, Clarkston's M&M girls, and Milford

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

  • Heartland Week Sep 18 - HL#2 Iowa City West IA girls and HL#3 Liberty MO boys headline the Rim Rock Farm Invitational.
  • Heartland Week Sep 11 -Top 10 scoreboard. Ramsey Kavan blows field away to lead US#8 HL#1 Yankton SD girls to victory at Augustana. .US#7 HL#1 Roosevelt DesMoines IA boys are third at Luther. US#12 HL#2 Iowa City West girls dominate. HL#4 Shawnee Mission Northwest KS boys and HL#7 Marian Omaha girls win at Millard South. HL#9 Kearney NE boys roll. Eden Prairie MN boys beat HL#4 Stillwater MN. HL#4 Staples-Motley MN girls edge HL#6 Lakeville 31-32. HL#8 Marquette MO girls win.
  • IA - Cedar Rapids Invitational - US#12 HL#2 Iowa City West girls scored 44 points to trounce a field of state-ranked teams including HL#10 Iowa City. Pleasant Valley's Kelsey Bulat 14:23 was the individual winner, followed by Iowa City West's Sarah Wickman 15:02.

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

  • CO Liberty Bell Invitational - US#2 Smoky Hill Aurora CO girls tower over girls field, but boys field is well balanced with regional ranked teams such as Denver South CO, Fort Collins CO, Albuquerque Academy NM, and Campbell County WY.
Southwest Week Sep 11
John McGuire
wins by 29 seconds over good field at Cherry Creek;, SW#6 Cherry Creek CO girls 55, SW#10 Fort Collins CO 76. US#11 CA#2 Fountain Valley girls 26 win by 65 points at Las Vegas. Marie Lawrence 18:43 5k (winning by 2:06) leads Reno sweep (US#19 SW#3 gilrs 18, SW#7 boys 33) at Reed. Kaltenbach-Schulz tandem is powerful 1-2 punch for US#2 SW#1 Smoky Hill Aurora CO. Los Alamos sweeps at U. New Mexico.,

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

  • Sep 11 Northwest Week - Boys - US#3 Jesuit Portland OR and US#4 Ferris Spokane WA breeze in preps for Stanford next week. Girls - Brie Felnagle course record leads US#10, NW#1 Bellarmine Prep wins easily on home course.
  • MT Flathead Invitational - Flathead sr Zoe Nelson 17:40 3mi breaks home course record by 13 seconds..US#18 Flathead girls, ranked 4th in the NTN Northwest region, won with 23 points.

8 California

  • For all the news of California, go to DyeStatCal .
  • California Week Sep 11 - Boys - US#5 CA#1 Royal wins Seaside with two starters resting. Fitsum Tesfa leads US#8 CA#2 Don Lugo at Colton. Girls - US#11 Fountain Valley wins big in Las Vegas. US#5 Ventura in non-scoring meet.


2004 Wrapup
exploits of US high school athletes in the 2003-2004 scholastic year.
2004 Nike Athletes of the Year
the most outstanding performers of the year: BOYS - GIRLS
Our AOY rolls include 38 athletes, 17 boys and 21 girls, from 18 states and 35 high schools. West Catholic Philadelphia (Latavia Thomas and Nicole Leach), Poly Long Beach CA (Shalonda Solomon and Shana Woods) and James Logan CA (Kevin Craddock and Talia Stewart) have two AOY athletes. California has 7 athletes to lead the states, with Florida, New York and Texas claiming 4 each and Colorado 3. Fifteen AOY's will return in 2005 -- 12 girls and 3 boys. World Junior champs Lashawn Merritt (above left) and Ashley Owens (above right) lead the AOY parade. We have performance stats of all 37 athletes and photos by John Dye, Donna Dye, Vic Sailer's PhotoRun, Kirby Lee, Margaret Gallagher, Dave Casper, Doug Speck, Bert Richardson and Greg Armstrong. AOY BOYS - GIRLS.

DyeStat Elite - 12,601 performances that qualified for DyeStat's national rankings. There were 4,038 in cross country - 3,891 indoor - 4,672 outdoor.
Top Returnees - DyeStat Elite performers who will be back in 2005 -- 1,311 outdoor and 1,172 indoor.
New Faces - These are the freshmen (and even younger) performers who earned national ranking in the DyeStat Elite indoor and outdoor lists. There were 289 new faces, including 22 boys and 267 girls, proving again that girls mature earlier than boys. These are the stars of the future, and for some the future is now.
Big Meets - index to all the big interstate meets - cross country - indoor - outdoor
College Choices - where the class of 2004 will attend college. Choices 2004




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