• Today on DyeStat Sep 30, 2004
  • THIS WEEK - Big meets and NTN regional reports.

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2004 US Outdoor
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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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Familiar pattern in Texas this year
Carroll Southlake's 1-2 runners are also 1-2 overall: juniors Miranda Walker
and Brooke Upshaw. Shown here at the new Nike South Invitational
hosted by The Woodlands TX, home of the US#2 boys team.

Great American entries updated
There will be 50 teams in t he Race of Champions at the Great American Cross Country Festival at Cary NC this Friday and Saturday. The Race of Champions is the seeded race with the best teams and some elite individuals. It perennially includes a powerful lineup of some of the best teams in the country, and this year there are 22 teams that are in the top 10 of the NTN Regional Rankings of Sept. 24. The girls ROC will feature the top two teams in the country in The Harrier Super 25 rankings as of Sept. 20, Saratoga Springs NY and Smoky Hill Aurora CO, although Smoky Hill will be without defending Foot Locker national champion Katelyn Kaltenbach, who has a stress fracture. In addition, the ROC will include 10 boys and 18 girls running unattached, including such elite runners as Brian Sharkey FL, Jennie Barringer FL, Carmen Mims KY, Bria Wetsch MN, Kate Niehaus SC, Erin Bedell TX, and Sarah Bowman VA. Great American entries updated Sept 28.



scenes from the sidelines

results and other news posted through Sept 30
Stanford. Nike South. Manchester. Roy Griak. flrunners.com. SO#10 King Corpus Christi boys win at UT-San Antonio. Jenny Barringer, back from jaw surgery, wins barn burner over Nicole Shappert at flrunners.com Inv in Tampa. Winter Park boys, Lourdes girls win. US#1 York IL boys roll over MW#4 Palatine in first test. NE#4 Toms River North wins Cougar Inv in NJ; Colts Neck super soph Craig Forys wins by 30 seconds. Hurricanes still closing schools in Southeast, but lots of good action still on tap. US#1 York Elmhurst IL boys roll out first string for first time this season. Northwest report: Jesuit, Mead, and Flathead MT (Zoe Nelson) are headliners. Northeast report: Cedar Cliff PA boys handle Manheim Twp. Nicole Blood 16:55 breaks course record by 15 seconds to lead US#1 Saratoga NY girls in near-perfect win at E.J. Herman Invitational. Champlain Valley and host Manchester Central NH battle to 1-point decision on sun splashed day on a New England post card course. California report: Stanford has most significant results this week. US#3 Royal Simi Valley boys confirm high national ranking with narrow win over US#4 Jesuit OR. CA#4 Murrieta Valley girls make a big statement in seeded race. Heartland Top 10 Scoreboard paced by Liberty MO boys and West Plains MO boys and girls. fr Laura Roxberg wins third installment of crosstown Blue Valley KS rivalry with sr Jana Gwinn.

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

  • Northeast Week Sep 25 - Northeast editor Don Rich reports on the weekend. Cedar Cliff PA boys handle Manheim Twp. Nicole Blood 16:55 breaks course record by 15 seconds to lead US#1 Saratoga NY girls in near-perfect win at E.J. Herman Invitational.
  • NH Manchester Invitational - NE#4 Champlain Valley VT is one-point winner over NE#5 Manchester Central NH. Champlain Valley VT used the comeback over the last mile by #3 runner Emily Olsen and #4 runner Mairead Harris (in red below), who finished 14th and 16th, to hold on for a one-point win over host NE#5 Manchester Central NH. Harris staggered in from 40 meters out, but held on, only losing one place.
  • NJ Cougar Invitational - NE#4 Toms River North holds off a spirited challenge from East
    Brunswick NJ at Colts Neck. Craig Forys (rigt) hammers home course in 15:28 5k for 30-second win; fellow Colts Neck soph Ashley Higginson wins girls race in 18:52

photo by Don Rich

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

  • Southeast Week Sep 25 - SE#4 Collins Hill GA boys back to winning ways. Brentsville VA boys and Kate Niehaus win at Wendy's. Winter Park boys and Lourdes girls win big at big flrunners.com Invitational.
  • flrunners.com Invitational - Jenny Barringer, back from jaw surgery, wins barn burner by 0.32 over Nicole Shappert. SE#5 Winter Park boys, SE#5 Lourdes girls, Justin Harbor win.

3 South AR, LA, MS, OK, TX

  • South Week Sep 25 - highlights of the weekend by regional editor John Sullivan.
  • Nike South - The Woodlands TX boys and Kingwood TX girls. US#2 The Woodlands TX boys 55 made a powerful statement in decisively beating a field of six NTN South Region teams, with SO#6 Flower Mound 99 in second. Carroll Southlake's Kevin Ondrasek won his second straight major invitational in 15:51 5k. US#9 Kingwood handled the girls field, despite a 1-2 finish by SO#3 Carroll Southlake's Walker and Upshaw.

4 Midwest IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

  • Midwest Week Sep 25 - Facing their first major test of the season and running their first string together for the first time, US#1 MW#1 York Elmhurst IL boys roll MW#4 Palatine IL 27-79 in Palatine's own invitational. York had the first three finishers, plus 8th and 13th.

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

  • Heartland Week Sep 25 - Mega Meet Week in the Heartland! Liberty MO boys win Griak; West Plains sweeps Hancock Inv; fr Laura Roxberg wins third installment of crosstown Blue Valley KS rivalry with sr Jana Gwinn.
  • MN Roy Griak Invitational - HL#2 Liberty MO topples HL#1 Marshall MN in Gold division. Elizabeth Yetzer loses by 1 second to Krista Eckert, but Yetzer's HL#9 Lakeville MN beats Eckert's HL#10 Roosevelt Sioux Falls SD by four points, 166-170. Roosevelt DesMoines IA sr Kiel Uhl wins boys race.
Kiel Uhl
Krista Eckert

6 Southwest AZ, CO, NV, NM, UT

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

  • Northwest Week Sep 25 - Jesuit Portland OR boys and girls and Mead Spokane WA boys run well at Stanford. Eisenhower Yakima WA gets Charles Cummings back. Another course record by Zoe Nelson fuels another impressive win by Flathead Kalispell MT girls.
  • MT Mountain West Classic - Missoula - Zoe Nelson wins by 75 seconds over Megan O'Reilly in 17:00 3m, breaking her 2002 course record and leading the US#18 NW#3 Flathead Kalispell girls to the team win with 62 points (1 3 7 9 42) over Bozeman 170. Boys winners were North Central WA, beating NW#8 Lewis and Clark WA, and Williston's Jory Zunich 15:09.

8 California

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  • California Week Sep 25 - Stanford has most significant results this week. US#3 Royal Simi Valley boys confirm high national ranking with narrow win over US#4 Jesuit OR. CA#4 Murrieta Valley girls make a big statement in seeded race.
Stanford - Royal CA boys, Murrieta Valley CA girls, Fitsum Tesfa and Marie Lawrence are big winners. US#3 Royal Simi Valley CA boys beat US#4 Jesuit Portland OR with NW#5 Mead WA and CA#3 Don Lugo close in a 19-point blanket for the top four teams. CA#4 Murrieta Valley CA girls were decisive winners over US#13 Jesuit Portland OR, 77 to 118. Fastest runners of the day were Don Lugo CA sr Fitsum Tesfa 15:10 5k and Reno NV soph Marie Lawrence 17:28 were the fastest runners of the day.
Fitsum Tesfa

Marie Lawrence

photos by John Dye



Race Day

"a treat of a meet"

Lauren Ho and Jordan McNamara were queen and king of the day with a crown of flowers.

Friday Night Pasta Party - Iolani School hula dance team entertained, and even taught some haole coaches how to dance

NTN Regional Rankings Sep 24
The Nike Team Nationals regional rankings have been updated Sept. 24, based on results through Sept. 18. Early season results continue very volatile, with 36 new teams among the 160 teams ranked. However, it was quite stable at the top with only one new regional #1 team out of 16 -- Pope John Paul FL girls in the Southeast Region.
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. See Sept. 24 top 4
For complete regional rankings, go to the NTN region pages:

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.

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.

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

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

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Sept. 24 based on results through Sept. 18
(Sep 17 ranking in parenthesis)
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1 Fayetteville-Manlius NY (1)
2 Cedar Cliff PA (2)
3 Christian Brothers NJ (3)
4 Toms River N. NJ (4)
1 Saratoga Springs NY (1)
2 Bay Shore NY (2)
3 Bethlehem NY (4)
4 St. Basil PA (3)
1 Jesuit Tampa FL (1)
2 Hoover AL (2)
3 Houston Germantown TN (4)
4 Collins Hill Suwanee GA (3)
1 Pope John Paul FL (5)
2 St. Paul's Mobile AL (2)
3 Providence NC (3)
4 Scottsboro AL (6)
1 The Woodlands TX (1)
2 Cedar Park TX (2)
3 Kingwood TX (3)
4 Carroll Southlake TX (6)
1 Kingwood TX (1)
2 Highland Park TX (2)
3 Carroll Southlake TX (3)
4 Marcus Flower Mound TX (4)
1 York Elmhurst IL (1)
2 Milford MI (2)
3 Hamilton Southeastern IN (4)
4 Palatine IL (5)
1 Clarkston MI (1)
2 Bowling Green OH (2)
3 Naperville North IL (3)
4 Waukesha West WI (4)
1 Marshall MN (1)
2 Liberty MO (3)
3 West Plains MO (2)
4 Hopkins MN (4)
1 West Plains MO (1)
2 Iowa City West IA (2)
3 Yankton SD (3)
4 Marquette MO (5)
1 Mountain View UT (1)
2 Los Alamos NM (2)
3 Albuquerque Academy NM (5)
4 Page AZ (4)
1 Smoky Hill Aurora CO (1)
2 Los Alamos NM (2)
3 Fremont Plain City UT (3)
4 Reno NV (4)
1 Jesuit Portland OR (1)
2 Ferris Spokane WA (2)
3 Lincoln OR (NR)
4 South Eugene OR (NR)
1 Bellarmine Tacoma WA (1)
2 Jesuit Portland OR (2)
3 Flathead Kalispell MT (3)
4 Snohomish WA (4)
1 Royal Simi Valley (1)
2 Murrieta Valley (4)
3 Don Lugo Chino (2)
4 Canyon Canyon Country (3)
1 Fountain Valley (1)
2 Maria Carrilo (6)
3 Ventura (2)
4 Murrieta Valley (4)

results and other news posted through Sept 23

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.

on-site coverage at
Texas A&M by
John Sullivan,
South Region editor.

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.

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
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Snohomish WA wins by 1 and 4.
Lauren Ho wins thriller over Amanda Patterson.
Jordan McNamara breezes.


8 California

Woodbridge Inv collage by Bill Leung


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