• Today on DyeStat Sep 3, 2004
  • THIS WEEK - Believe it or not, cross country results are starting to come in, so we have re-opened the THIS WEEK box to link all the week's news. Hamilton Southeastern topples US#9 Columbus North. Ranked teams strong in Southeast openers.
  • Olympic Games - Vic's Pix and highlights, with emphasis on the "DyeStat graduates" who did so well. Saturday-Sunday pix.
  • Cross Country news
  • 2004 Summary - exploits of US high school athletes in the 2003-2004 scholastic year


Meet Calendar
Send us missing information. We have a lot of meets with no dates or incorrect dates. We want information now for the entire 2004-2005 school year.

California news
College and Elite
"DyeStat graduates"

National Leaders
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

DyeStat Elite
100-deep US rankings

unique items
for the HS athlete
--Camp Directory
--Parents Guide

--Training G
--Training Profiles
--Pace Calculator
--the Harrier
--HS Track 2004


Cross Country
Super 25 national rankings Great American ROC entries

Pre-season US#1 teams in Marc Bloom's Harrier Super 25 rankings are Saratoga Springs NY girls and York Elmhurst IL boys.

Saratoga has been #1 nine of the last 11 years, but faces a serious challenge this year from Smoky HIll Aurora CO, like Saratoga boasting two returning Foot Locker national finalists.

York, returning to national power with coach Joe Newton's best team since the Don Sage-led teams of the late 1990s, is picked to bump last year's top team, The Woodlands TX, down to #2. DyeStat has the complete Super 25 list this year, thanks to The Harrier.

The Race of Champions at the Great American Cross Country Festival (Cary NC Oct 1-2) is the seeded race with the best teams and some elite individuals. It perennial includes a powerful lineup of some of the best teams in the country. Ten boys teams and 12 girls teams are ranked in the new NTN Regional Rankings. The girls ROC will feature the top two teams in the country in Marc Bloom's Harrier Super 25 pre-season list -- Saratoga Springs NY and Smoky Hill Aurora CO -- each with two returning runners from last year's Foot Locker national finals -- Nicole Blood (7th) and Lindsey Ferguson (26th) of Saratoga Springs and Katelyn Kaltenbach (1st) and Morgan Schulz (11th) of Smoky Hill.


results, rankings, and other news posted through Sept 2
Cross Country Preview - Major meet pages, meet calendar, new regional coverage of states, regional news editors.
Pre-season NTN regional rankings.

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

  • PA Pennsylvania Preview - Cedar Cliff boys, Gwynedd Mercy girls and Hatboro-Horsham girls lead the pre-season rankings. Top individuals are Craig Miller, Jed Christiansen, Marissa Umbel, Katie Theader, and Liz Kearins.
  • PA Philadelphia Catholic League preview - Greg Thomas, Katie Kelly are top individuals. LaSalle is favored boys team, while girls team title is a fight between St. Hubert's, O'Hara, Prendie and Carroll. .

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

  • Southeast Week 2 report - Boys - SE#1 Jesuit Tampa FL opens strong behind Andy Biladeau; SE#2 US#19 Winter Park FL average 16:10 in time trial; SE#4 Collins Hill GA opens impressively at Walton Stage; SE#10 Spring Valley SC beats SE#6 Chapel Hill NC at Western NC <br>
    Girls - 8th grader Kayla Hale leads SE#1 US#15 Holy Trinity FL in opener; SE#6 Collins Hill GA dominates Walton Stage.
  • MD Pre-Season Rankings - River Hill boys, C. Milton Wright girls tabbed as all-class #1 by Donnie Mickey of MDrunning.net.
  • TN Melton Hill Dam - Science Hill boys 57, Maryville girls 34.
  • Top Early Meets previewed - Western NC Carnival, Walton Stage (GA), Scottsboro tri-way (AL). Spring Valley SC changing its strategy to shoot for NTN regional ranking.
  • Southeast Week 1 report by regional editor Ricky Quintana - Southeast #10 Providence NC girls have impressive opener; gains a transfer-in from California and saves a transfer-out to Pennsylvania. Southeast #2 and US #19 Winter Park FL boys spend practice time doing community service in Hurricane Charley cleanup.
  • FL Cross country season preview - Jesuit boys and Holy Trinity Academy girls lead pre-season lists by Southeast Editor Ricky Quintana.
  • GA Pre-season cross country rankings - Collins Hill leads both boys and girls lists.
  • NC Pre-Season cross country rankings - Southeast #6 Chapel Hill boys and Southeast #10 Providence girls top 4A lists.GA

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South region preview - by South region editor John Sullivan. The Woodlands TX boys and Carroll Southlake TX girls lead the way into the season.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

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

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

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

8 California


Cross Country Preview --- Cross country is coming, and we are getting ready with all the preview information you need.

  • Calendar of Meets
  • States and Regions - State coverage is now organized into eight regions. US News page will still index news of national significance.
  • 26th Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - an elite weekend at an elite resort, with individual championship races at historic Balboa Park.
  • Mt. SAC Invitational - Oct 22-23 at Walnut CA - This is the giant of high school cross country meets in the US, with 16,000 runners entered in 90 races. Races start as close as 8 minutes apart, putting three races at once on one of the most demanding courses in the country.
  • Bull Run Invitational - Sep 18 Parkton MD - a major interstate meet on the very demanding 3-mile course which is the site of the Maryland State Meet.
  • 32nd Manhattan Invitational - Oct 9 New York City - Mt. SAC would challenge Manhattan's claim as biggest and best, but this is clearly the biggest meet east of the Rockies, with 10,000 or so runners.
  • Portage Invitational - Oct 9 Portage MI - In 6 years, the Portage Invitational has become one of the Midwest's premiere meets under the energetic leadership of local coaches Dan Wytko and Bill Fries.
  • 6th Great American Cross Country Festival - Oct 1-2 Cary NC - Invented by Rick Hill and continued by the National Scholastic Sports Foundation, the Great American has become an instant classic on the high school cross country scene. It is the premier in-season team competition in the country, with at least half of the teams on the starting line of the seeded races generally ranked nationally by Marc Bloom in his Harrier Magazine Super 25.
  • 4th Midwest Meet of Champions - Sep 11 Hilliard OH - Davidson Hilliard OH coach Pat Schlecht's concept attracts more and better teams each year. It is the first major meet to give current year clues for top regional and national rankings. High School runners showed how to cope 3 years ago when the inaugural meet went on 4 days after 9/11. entries - First DyeStat Featured Meet of the season is also the first major interstate competition of the season, with eight teams ranked in the NTN pre-season rankings, headed by Midwest #1 Clarkston MI girls, Midwest #2 Bowling Green OH girls, Midwest #3 Dexter MI boys and Midwest #4 Milford MI boys.
  • 6th Iolani Invitational - Sep 18 Oahu, Hawaii - In its sixth year, this meet continues to grow in stature with 44 teams entered -- 22 from Hawaii and 22 from the mainland. They will find tropical heat offset by cooling beaches at a mountainside setting where the film "Jurassic Park" was filmed.
  • Foot Locker and NTN update
    Summer talks are bringing the high school cross country championship picture into focus.
    • Team Selection Process - New NTN Regional Rankings system is the heart of the process. To get ranked, teams must run fast and compete.
    • Eligibility update - the new Nike Team Nationals is structured to allow maximum participation within state association rules.
      "With excitement levels escalating as the date of the inaugural Nike Team Nationals cross-country extravaganza approaches, NIKE and the National Scholastic Sports Foundation today unveiled joint plans for how the first-year event will be contested within existing state association guidelines."
    • Foot Locker sponsorship - Foot Locker and Nike are near agreement for continued Nike sponsorship of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship.
    • Regional editors - an editor for each region will collect cross country news for DyeStat


Olympic Games end

Meb wins marathon silver for USA
Baldini wins after Lima attacked by man in the crowd; Culpepper 12th, Browne 65th

1. Stefano Baldini ITA 2:10.55, 2. Meb Keflezighi USA 2:11.29,
3. Vanderlei Lima BRA 2:12.11, 12. Alan Culpepper USA 2:15.26,
65. Dan Browne USA 2:27.17

Men's marathon photos by Vic Sailer, PhotoRun

Mebrahtom Keflezighi

Young runners lead USA sweep of 4x400 relays
Team USA was spurred throughout the Olympic Games by a new wave of young runners not far removed from high school days, including a sweep of the 4x400 relays on the next to last day. photos by Vic Sailer's PhotoRun
Mens 4x400 - 400m gold medal winner Jeremy Wariner (Lamar Arlington TX 2002) hands off to Darold Williamson as Michael Johnson alma mater Baylor provides the third and fourth legs of USA's victory in 2:55.91, just 0.17 off the Olympic record. Wariner was the Texas 5A champ in 2002 at both 200 and 400 meters..
Women's 4x400 -- Monique Henderson (Morse San Diego CA 2001) hands off to Sanya Richards (St. Thomas Aquinas FL 2002) in the middle of USA's 3:19.01 victory. They are the two fastest US high school 400m runners ever, with Henderson setting a national record of 50.74 in the 2000 California State Meet and Richards 50.69 beating both Henderson and the record in the 2002 US Junior Nationals at Stanford.
Two golds for El Gherrouj

Hicham El Gherrouj, best 1500 meter runner in the world for the last 10 years, lost at Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, but made up for it big time this year by doubling in the 1500 and 5000. That's TWO gold medals, he signals emphatically.


2004 Wrapup
exploits of US high school athletes in the 2003-2004 scholastic year
2004 Wrapup index page

Nike Athletes of the Year --- the most outstanding performers of the year. COMING
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



Nike Speed Clinic
Hosted by University of South Carolina
Sep 24-25 Louisville KY
Nov 19-20 Columbia SC

Great American
Oct 1-2, 2004
Late Entry Deadline Sep 6

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

Sep 18 Kualoa Hawaii

Oct 9 Portage MI

The Harrier
by Marc Bloom
XC Pre-season issue in August. Free Yearbook to new subscribers

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NTN Pre-Season Rankings
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 pre-season top four in each region are shown in the table below. For complete regional rankings, go to the NTN region page.

pre-season (Aug 20)
1.Christian Brothers NJ
2.Toms River North NJ
3.Cedar Cliff PA
4.Lockport NY
1.Saratoga Springs NY
2.Bay Shore NY
3.Hatboro-Horsham PA
4.Gwynedd Mercy PA
1.Jesuit Tampa FL
2.Winter Park FL
3.Hoover AL
4.Collins Hill Suwanee GA
1.Holy Trinity FL
2.Pope John Paul FL
3.C. Milton Wright MD
4.Scottsboro AL
1.The Woodlands TX
2.Kingwood TX
3.Cedar Park TX
4.San Juan Alamo N. TX
1.Carroll Southlake TX
2.Kingwood TX
3.Marcus Flower Mound TX
4.Tupelo MS
1.York Elmhurst IL
2.Columbus North IN
3.Dexter MI
4.Milford MI
1.Clarkston MI
2.Bowling Green OH
3.Naperville North IL
4.Palatine IL
1.Roosevelt Des Moines IA
2.Marshall MN
3.Liberty MO
4.Stillwater MN
1.Yankton SD
2.Iowa City West IA
3.West Plains MO
4.Staples-Motley MN
1.Albuquerque Academy NM
2.Mountain View UT
3.Denver South CO
4.Desert Vista AZ
1.Smoky Hill Aurora CO
2.Los Alamos NM
3.Reno NV
4.Fremont Plain City UT
1.Jesuit Portland OR
2.Ferris Spokane WA
3.Central Catholic OR
4.Auburn-Riverside WA
1.Bellarmine Tacoma WA
2.Jesuit Portland OR
3.Snohomish WA
4.Flathead Kalispell MT
1.Royal Simi Valley CA
2.Don Lugo Chino CA
3.Murrieta Valley CA
4.Dana Hills CA
1.Ventura CA
2.Fountain Valley CA
3.Murrieta Valley CA
4.College Park CA


NLI period ends for Class of 2004 -
1,700 College Choices by track and field athletes listed

The NCAA national letter of intent signing period for this year's seniors ended August 1. DyeStat has received 1,700 college choices by the class of 2004. If we missed you, send the information to John Dye.

2004 Outdoor National Rankings

  • DyeStat Elite - Top 100 in US in most events.
    List #10 as of July 22 has 4,400 performances.
  • National Junior Leaders - top juniors (under age 20), by Jim Spier and John Blackburn. As of June 27, after Junior Nationals, before World Juniors.
  • Jim Spier's Top 5 outdoor - US top 5 leaders for 2004 outdoor season. As of June 27, after Junior Nationals.
  • Gourley's List - Bob Gourley's national hammer throw rankings as of July 14 . Erin Donnelly RI 165-7 and Nate Rolfe WA 237-1 are still #1.
  • Roth's Race Walk - by Michael Roth. Outdoor rankings as of June 19 . Zach Pollinger and Maria Michta lead the mile lists.




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