• Today on DyeStat April 7, 2005
  • Arcadia Previews and Heat Sheets - Boys fields abound with California vs. the US matchups, and the 2-Mile is typically deep and talented. Deepest girls 800m ever is expected.
  • Rankings Update - Indoor DyeStat Elite as of Apr 6 with 4,110 performances - next to last indoor list. - Jim's Top 5 - Jim Spier's first list of outdoor leaders - US Junior National qualifiers - as of April 4. Gourley's List - national hammer throw rankings as of April 5. Coming: - outdoor DyeStat Elite, first list of season.
  • THIS WEEK - Late winter storm hampers Midwest and East, and snow falls in "HOTtlanta".
  • Sully's Stat of the Week - California owns 28 percent of all the sub-1:50 800 meter races ever run in the US.

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Donna on the Side in Mobile
Before the Meet - we find some new places to eat. Rancho Verde CA has an unforgettable voyage.
the Meet - winners and everyone else on the sidelines

April 8-9 Arcadia CA
a DyeStat featured meet - DyeStat on-site

INDEX - Entries - Heat Sheets

Arcadia preview - Boys - Mile and 2-Mile have truly elite casts including Ken Cormier AZ, Mark Matusak CA, Chris Barnicle MA, Dan McManamon NY, Yosef Ghebray CA, Cody Harper NM, Jared Rohatinsky UT, Andrew Bumbalough TN, Laef Barnes WA, Jake Schmitt CA, Sandy Roberts NC, and three from Florida -- Justin Harbor, Jeremy Criscione and Bryan Sharkey. Kevin Craddock CA has no peers in the hurdles and is aiming for the record book. Typical California vs. the US matchups abound, especially in the 100, 800 and DMR. In the 100m, 2005 US#1 Jamere Holland CA takes on 2004 US#1 J-Mee Samuels of North Carolina. They are also in the 200. Ryan Finn of Canada, Cody Harper of NM, and Sean Tully of NY challenge California's best in the 800m. The DMR features Shenendehowa NY, Ridgewood NJ, Monsignor Farrell NY and Shaker NY from the East, and Royal, Don Lugo, Murrieta Valley, and La Sierra Riverside from California.
Arcadia preview - Girls - Meet claims deepest girls 800m field ever with Heidi Houle UT, Latavia Thomas PA, Libby Jenke CA, Shannon Leinart MO, Brianna Felnagle WA, Evelyn Wing CA, Stacy Slight WY.
SPARQ for track and field debuts at Arcadia - athletes are tested with new measure of track and field athleticism

National Indoor Championship Stats
In the battle of national indoor championships, the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York this year had more entries and more DyeStat Elite performances than Nike Indoor Nationals in Maryland. NIN-NSIC Comparison gives event analysis and ranks more than 1,000 Dyestat Elite performances at the two meets.

Stat of the Week - a new feature by John Sullivan
Sully is a track nut who can't get enough track stats. He cranks out lists for his own amusement -- and now he can amuse you as well.
HS Boys sub-1:50 800m by state - There have been 115 sub-1:50 800 meter races run in the US, and California runners accounted for 32 of them, or 28 percent. Texas 13 and Illinois 11 are the only other states in double figures.

News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending April 7
  • CA DyeStatCal has all the news from the Golden State
  • California weekend
    David Klech (California HS) 7-00.75 HJ, 24-7.75w LJ, 46-10.5w TJ
    Nkosinza Balumbu (Logan HS) 52-4 TJ nat'l leader! (wind??)
    Danny Rohr (Arroyo Grande) 202-00 nat'l leader DT and 61-3 SP!
    Long Beach Poly boys nat'l leader 1:25.51 in 4x200!
  • AL Mobile Challenge of Champions -
  • AZ Peoria Invitational
  • CA Trabuco Hills Invitational - Mission Viejo - Long Beach super powers Poly and Wilson.
  • CA Beach Relays - 26 schools at Huntington Beach
  • CA Oakland Relays - at Chabot College - J.W. North, Merrill West, College Park, Skyline, James Logan
  • CA Granite Bay jr Scott Roth 16-6.25 PV US#3 in Glen Poole Invitational at Roseville.
  • CA California Boys Leader Board
  • GA 5th Character Games - Hiram boys, Spartanburg girls win team titles. Late winter weather drops snow on the meet.
  • GA Atlanta Track Classic - Morehouse College - Therrell girls and Douglass boys win team titles.
  • IL Taylorville sr Lance Hartley 7-0 HJ in a dual meet, first Illinois high jumper to clear 7 feet outdoors this year.
  • KS Kansas Week by Anthony Bozarth - Cold and wind hold down marks. Eric Thomas (Thomas More Prep-Marian, Hays) doubles 58-8 SP and 182-0 DT.
  • LA Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic - Ruston LA sweeps team honors - 7 meet records including Karjuan Williams 1:51.55 800m US#2
  • NC Blue Ridge Mountains Classic - Octavia Burgess and Willie Perry double in sprints.
  • NC Gene Cherry's North Carolina Honor Roll - seasonal leaders in the Tarheel state.
  • ND NDSU Invitational - Joe Plencer of Fargo South set a new North Dakota state indoor record with his 15-1 pole vault. Bismarck swept team honors.

Cody Harper 1:50.71 is
New Mexico
state record

Albuquerque Academy NM sr Cody Harper won the 800m in 1:50.71 in the Buddy Robertson Invitational at Milne Stadium, Albuquerque NM. It was the fastest 800m ever by a New Mexico prep, breaking the record of 1:51.73 set in 1993 by David Krtummanacker.


photo by Dave Michel

  • NY Sophomore class national hammer throw record broken twice by Walter Henning. The St. Anthony's NY thrower went 213-0 at the 28th Iona Prep Invitational in New Rochelle NY on Wednesday (3/30) and topped that with a throw of 219-4 on Sunday (4/3) at the K of C Relays in Warwick RI. .
  • NY Hornet Relays - Weather mars first big high school meet at the new Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City. Field events were cancelled due to driving rain and wind and 50 degree chill.
  • TX Texas Week by John Sullivan - Chris Jones - Trevor Gerland - Eisenhower Houston boys - Scott Sellers - Nichole Jones - Katie Baker - Elsik Houston girls - Westbury Houston girls - Lancaster girls
  • TX Rice Bayou Classic - Houston - Strong headwinds marred first day action, but two runners defied the winds in prelims -- Westside Houston sr Katie Baker 54.68 400m and Cinco Ranch Katy sr Trevor Gerland 14.11 110H -7.2. Alief Elsik's Laroya Johnson 19-8 LJ nwi. Cinco Ranch Katy sr Scott Sellers 7-0 HJ.
  • TX Carter Shootout - Dallas - Lancaster girls sweep relays en route to team title. Desoto boys score in field events and 4x800 relay.
  • UT UHSTCA Invitational - Most Outstanding athletes are Jason Jeppsen, Chris Carter, Shawnee Slade and Michelle Harrison. Sarah Cardinal doubles 40-3 SP and 144-2 DT.
  • VA Metro Run and Walk Northern Virginia Invitational - Oakton HS.

Apr 1-2 Mobile AL -
a DyeStat featured meet
Open Division Friday - Invitational Division Saturdayt
INDEX - Invitational Results - Winners Table links to event coverage with action photos of all running events. Coming: Donna on the Side
DyeStat Elite - 58 performances making national top 100 list
Trindon Holliday LA and Francena McCorory VA win MVP honors with sprint doubles into headwinds on a cold night in Mobile - Redan GA boys, Skyline Dallas TX girls double in relays - Justin Oliver GA and Bianca Knight MS win 400m - Phelon Jones AL doubles TJ/LJ

Move over, girls
Bethel VA junior Francena McCorory muscled her way into the national elite by toppling Texas 5A champ Krystin Lacy in the 100 meters, 11.87 -1.5 to 11.90, and an hour later doubling in the 200 meters over Bianca Knight, 23.85 -0.8 to 23.89.

Two short, but powerful sprinters blazed down the straightaway in Mobile -- Northeast Zachary LA sr Trindon Holliday (right) focussed straight ahead in the 100 meters and duplicated his win over Mt. Tabor NC sr J-Mee Samuels in the 60m at Nike Indoor Nationals 3 weeks ago, each time side by side and each time too close to call without the Finish Lynx camera. Holliday 10.47 -0.3, Samuels 10.60. Holliday repeated over Samuels and Justin Oliver an hour later in the 200 meters.

photos by John Dye - also see Winners Table for links to action photos of other events.
Three Alabama runners won distance events at Mobile. WINNERS TABLE links to event coverage with action pix of all running events.
Robert Bedsole
9:13.78 2-mile

Elisabeth Molen
10:53.94 2-mile
E.C. Gibbs
1:53.75 800m


Pat Tyson leaves Mead for U. of Oregon
Highly successful high school coach Pat Tyson will move to the University of Oregon to take over the distance program. Tyson is taking a leave of absence from Mead High School, Spokane WA, where he coached 12 state champion cross country teams in the past 19 years. Mead finished third in December in the first Nike Team Nationals cross country team championship. Tyson ran for Oregon and was Steve Prefontaine's roommate when he died. "Pre made me," Tyson told The Oregonian newspaper. "I was his little sidekick." The Eugene Register-Guard said leaving the security of teaching and coaching at Mead for the challenges at U.O. is " the kind of gamble that Pre would have taken himself.."
Galen Rupp to Oregon too? - After the Tyson announcement, the Eugene Register-Guard said that the Track & Field News 2004 high school Athlete of the Year, who set a national record for 5000 meters, would enroll in classes at Oregon Monday (4/4) and will run for Oregon this spring if NCAA eligibility papers can be cleared in time. Rupp did not sign any national letter of intent after graduating from Central Catholic Portland last spring and continued to train with former Oregon start Alberto Salazar, who was his high school coach and also runs the Nike Oregon Project of elite distance runners.

Maine legislature takes up ban on cross country teams competing in New England Championships. A public hearing was held Thursday (3/31) on LD 1130 , "An act to allow a state champion cross-country team to participate in New England competitions". [MORE]

Chris Lear book signing
Author of "Running with the Buffaloes" and "Sub 4:00" signs his books in New York City and talks about college distance running. Tim Fulton was there and writes about
Chris Lear and His Impeccable Timing

Gerry Lindgren Invitational
SALT LAKE CITY UT 3/29/05 -- A special 2-mile race will be held in Salt Lake City April 22 with 20 top runners from 10 states on hand, meet directors David and Aron Taylor announced. Entries include four Foot Locker finalists -- Cory Thorne NH, Chris Rombough WI, Mohamed Ige CO and Justin Switzer MI. The Taylors said the legendary Lindgren, who set HS records in 1964 that still stand, will be present for the race which honors his name, along with Jeff Nelson, who holds the national 2-mile record of 8:36.3 in 1979.

NIN v. NSIC winners
Nike Indoor boys winners beat NSIC winning marks 12-10. But NSIC girls won 14-8 over the Maryland meet. NIN-NSIC Winners Table

Armory Collegiate Series 2006
NEW YORK, NY 3/24/2005 -- Dr. Norbert Sander, president of the The Armory Foundation, announced a new Armory Collegiate Track Series for the 2006 indoor season at the New York Armory. The series will consist of eight Friday night sessions with leading college teams. MORE

Nike Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005
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Sept 24, 2005
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March 11-12, 2006


the USA

Once a regional post-season meet, GSW is now inviting top USA athletes to go against the best of 7 SW states, including those jackrabbits from Texas. Albuquerque June 2-4
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30 future Olympians competed here

June 17-18 Greensboro Registration now open
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Outdoor Cutoffs
Minimum standards for DyeStat Elite top 100 national ranking in the 2005 outdoor season have been established (Yes, the outdoor season has already started in Texas, California and Florida.). Based on the 2004 database, which contained 8,224 performances, some cutoffs were raised and some lowered. We are now open for input. First rankings: March 17. 2005 outdoor cutoffs - How to Get Ranked

Meet calendar updates -- We have updated our meet calendar for 2005 indoor and outdoor seasons. ATTN meet directors: If we missed your meet, send email to John Dye.

THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 indoor
Trindon Holliday LA 6.19
Santana Lowery MS 6.90
Trindon Holliday LA 6.64
Lynn Layne NY 7.43
J-Mee Samuels NC 21.22
Bianca Knight MS 23.70
Edino Steele NY 33.74
Francena McCorory VA 37.60
Bryant McCombs NJ 47.37
Nicole Leach PA 53.04
Afolabi Aromire MD 1:03.52
Devon Williams MD 1:11.44 USR
Shaquan Brown NJ 1:17.9 USR
Janine Davis NJ 1:29.27 USR
Justin Craddock NY 1:51.36
Heidi Houle UT 2:07.00
Bryan Scotland NJ 2:27.91
Sarah Bowman 2:43.40 USR
Ben White NY 4:00.9
Sarah Bowman VA 4:28.09 en
Laef Barnes WA 4:10.50 c

Sarah Bowman VA 4:44.99 c

Laef Barnes WA 4:12.00
Sarah Bowman VA 4:46.79
Jeff Helmer WA 8:34.29
Nicole Blood NY 9:35.40
Chris Barnicle MA 8:58.05 c
Aislinn Ryan NY 10:22.64 c
Chris Barnicle MA 9:01.45
Aislinn Ryan NY 10:26.64
Jared Huske KS 7.24
Kira Robinson CO 7.79
Jared Huske KS 7.78
Kira Robinson CO 8.34
Scott Sellers TX 7-5
Inika McPherson TX 5-11.25
Robert Rands NE 25-0.25
Shana Woods CA 20-10
Nkosinza Balumbu CA 49-3.5
Brittany Daniels CA 43-5
Jordan Scott GA 16-4
Mary Saxer NY 14-2 USR
Ryan Whiting PA 68-11.25
Kamorean Hayes NC 48-11
Walter Henning NY 75-0.5
Tara Cooper OH 56-2
Poly Long Beach CA 1:26.09 USR
Wilson Long Beach CA 1:36.82
Poly Long Beach CA 3:17.10
West Catholic PA 3:41.96
Syosset NY 7:42.22 USR
Boys & Girls NY 9:04.29
St. Benedict's NJ 3:29.31
West Catholic PA 3:56.47
Colts Neck NJ 10:15.08
Saratoga NY 11:47.29
updated April 5


College Choices 2005

The first 155 college choices by the class of 2005 are listed by college and state in College Choices 2005 lists.


DyeStat Featured Meets
Here are the 2005 indoor and outdoor meets featured on DyeStat with on-site coverage. Other meets may be added.
Marine Corps Holiday Classic - Dec 28 NY Armory
Hispanic Games - Jan 8 NY Armory
New Balance Games - Jan 22 NY Armory
Millrose Games - Feb 4 Madison Square Garden NY City
Armory Collegiate Games - Feb 4-5 NY Armory
Simplot Games - Feb 17-19 Pocatello ID
Nike Indoor Nationals - Mar 12-13 Landover MD
National Scholastic Indoor Championships - Mar 11-13 NY Armory
Mobile Challenge of Champions - Apr 1-2 Mobile AL
Arcadia Invitational - Apr 8-9 Arcadia CA
Mayor's Cup - Apr 15-16 Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island NY
New York Relays - Apr 22-23 Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island NY
Penn Relays - Apr 28-30 Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
Great Southwest Classic - June 2-4 Albuquerque NM
Nike Outdoor Nationals - June 17-18 Greensboro NC
USA Junior Nationals - June 24-25 Carson CA



News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending March 31

last indoor state meets, major early outdoor meets. Texas Week by John Sullivan. At DakotaDome in Vermillion SD, Robert Rands NE long jumps 25-0.25, US#1 indoors this year and US#9 all time. Ed Grant's NJ all state team.

  • CA Pasadena Games - Big doubles by Jamere Holland and Sade Williams. Fast 4x400's by Dorsey boys and Wilson Long Beach girls.
    Boys - Taft jr Jamere Holland doubles 10.40 +1.0 100m and 21.15 +0.7 200m (David Gettis 21.33 +1.7). Dorsey sr Courtney Williams 47.77 400m. Tehachapi sr Brandon Rooney 4:16.07 1600m. Loyola sr Mark Matusak 8:25.28 3000m. Dorsey 3:16.72 4x400.
    Girls- Sade Williams leads Rancho Cucamonga 47.07 4x100 and doubles 24.08 +0.4 200m and 53.30 400m. Wilson Long Beach soph Ebony Collins 42.54 300H. Saugus soph Shannon Murakami 4:57.50 1600m. John Muir soph Jalisa Williams 14.29 +1.6 100H. St. Mary's frosh Yasmin Woodruff 11.84 +0.8 100m. Wilson Long Beach 3:41.72 4x400 (Rancho Cucamonga 3:43.08).
  • CA Stanford Invitational - Brittany Daniels doubles 20-00.25 LJ and TJ. Patrick Smyth UT 4:14.20 mile. Crater 10:27.66 DMR. David Klech 7-0 HJ. Nkosinza Balumbu 49-6.5 +0.0 TJ. Brashton Satele 190-3 DT. - Ghebray 8:21.74 3000m - Scott Roth 16-00 PV - - Mel Lawrence NV 9:47.63 3000m (Lauren Saylor 9:51.68). , O'Dowd 12:06.15 DMR. Kristina Davis 11.80 100m. Alicia Follmar 4:554.30 mile (Alex Kosinski 4:54.42, Evelyn Wing 4:54.45). Merrill West girls double 46.84 4x100 and 3:53.15 4x400. Archbishop Mitty girls 9:10.96 4x800.
  • CA Surf City Invitational - Huntington Beach - National sophmore class record PV for Allison Stokke. Newport Harbor CA soph clears 13-5.75, bettering the old record of 13-4 by Stokke March 5 and by Stacie Manuel MN in 2000. Stokke also holds the freshman class national record of 12-8. Mayfair jr Cameron Carter 191-5 DT.
  • CA Mt. Carmel Sundevil Invitational - El Camino Oceanside sr Derek Scott 16-8 PV.

Battle of Long Beach: Poly 68, Wilson 67

Controversial call by official made Wilson's Ebony Collins (left) start 100m hurdles from standing start. She lost to Poly's Shana Woods by 0.1 second. Details on DyeStatCal. photo by Kirby Lee / The Sporting Image

  • FL Florida Relays - Friday disrupted and Saturday session cancelled by rain. St. Joseph Academy Justin Taylor 4:16.58 mile (Tampa Jesuit sr Andy Biladeau 4:16.90). Lely FL jr Wondy Pierre-Louis 24-2.5 nwi LJ. Doubles by Winter Park boys and Carol City Miami jr Ricky Jean-Francois. Rain disrupts Friday session. Saturday schedule revised.
  • GA Smith-Benson Relays - Albany GA - Host Monroe girls and Bainbridge boys win team titles. Bainbridge's Taveres Washington doubles 13.81 110H and 36.21 300H. .
  • IA Dickinson Relays - at U. of Northern Iowa - Iowa City West soph Danica Haight 43-4.25 SP MR. Evanston IL jr Shalina Clarke 7.68 60m.Mt. Pleasant IA jr Lindsey Boldt 9.17 60H. Whitney Johnson 2:18.18 800m.
  • IL Illinois Prep TopTimes - unofficial indoor state meet. Results not yet available because the meet's web site exceeded its bandwidth and was closed temporarily,.
  • LA Yellow Jacket Relays - 3A Iowa boys 183.5 upset defending 5A state champion Barbe 151.5.
  • NC Lee Calhoun Invitational - Clayton soph Johnny Dutch doubles 14.11 110H and 56.52 400H. West Brunswick's Jerick Hewitt doubles 23-2.75 LJ and 10.80 100m (Dennis Boone 10.83).
  • NJ Ed Grant's New Jersey All State Team - veteran writer takes a shot at Newark Star Ledger's omission of the state's best runner, Bryan Scotland -- "a total disgrace to American journalism."
  • OH Middletown sr Jeff See opened his season with a 4:18 / 9:10 double at the Middie Showdown.  See, who has committed to Ohio State University, plans to race sparingly to peak in  June for the Ohio State Meet and Nike Outdoor Nationals. [Jeff Branhan]
  • SC South Carolina Coaches Classic - Ridge View Columbia SC sr George Fields 24-8.75 +1.7 LJ. Ridge View Columbia SC sr Jessica Young doubles 24.36 200m and 56.21 400m. Dreher sr Brittany James quadruples 14.49 100H, 5-4 HJ, 17-9 LJ, and 37-6 TJ.
  • SD Dan Lennon Relays - U. of South Dakota - "one of the most amazing days ever" at this meet, with 10 meet records broken.
    Robert Rands NE and Ramsey Kavan SD are MVP's - Rands 25-0.25 LJ is US#1 this year, US#9 all time indoors and it breaks the Nebraska state record held by football great Gale Sayers. Kavan won the 1600m in a meet record 4:55.92. Each doubled, Rands with a 7.06 60m and Kavan with a 2:18.79 800m. Rands is a senior at Bellevue East NE. Kavan and 1600m runner-up Allison Eckert, a sophomore at Roosevelt Sioux Falls, who ran 4:58.38, are the first two South Dakota girls ever to break 5 minutes indoors.
Texas Week by John Sullivan
Boys - Reagan San Antonio TX sr Will Schroeder 1:53.14 800m. Cinco Ranch TX sr Queito Teasley doubles 21.46 200m and 24-6.75 LJ. Cinco Ranch TX sr Trevor Gerland 13.85 110H.
Girls - Judson Converse triples 47.24 4x100, 1:41.72 4x200 and 3:55.28 4x400. Westfield Houston TX soph Nichole Jones doubles 4:27.76 1500m and 9:47.79 3000m. Red Oak TX sr D'Andra Carter doubles 44-3 SP and 161-10 DT
Quentin Summers - Madison San Antonio senior wins 400m in 47.96 and anchors Madison's winning 4x400 (3:17.58) in UTSA Whataburger.
Will Schroeder - Reagan San Antonio runner wins 1500m in 4:03.19 at UTSA and 800m in 1:53.14 at Alamo Relays.
photos by Bert Richardson
  • VA 25th Conn-Madden Relays - Deep Creek sweeps Div A team titles. Bethel girls triple 47.72 4x100, 3:59.69 4x400 and 4:08.09 4x400.
  • WA South Kitsap Jamboree - Bellarmine WA sr Brie Felnagle opened her outdoor season in fine form with a 10:27.32 3200m. Felnagle was 6th in the Foot Locker Cross Country finals in December.
  • WA Cascade League - Michael Davis 206-2 JT
  • WI Wisconsin HS Track and Field has results from the late indoor season in the Badger state. Waukesha West girls and Green Bay Preble boys win the Oshkosh Invitational as New London sr Chris Rombough wins 3200m in 9:11.62 US#4.

Pasadena Games 400m winners
Rancho Cucamonga CA sr Sade Williams 53.30 and Dorsey Los Angeles sr Courtney Williams 47.77. Results - photos by Bill Leung

True Confessions of a TV Rookie
David Mitchell of Pinckney MI was a coach at the first Nike Indoor Nationals in 1999 when he received a "battlefield commission" as an announcer. He is an experienced announcer now, but he never did TV before this year's NIN in Maryland. Read about his experience.

New York Armory 1978
The current generation of runners at the New York Armory can hardly appreciate the miracle that has been wrought in transforming the old building to a state of the art facility that lays claim to be the fastest indoor track in the world. This is a photo of Michael Potter in 1978 when he was a sophomore at White Plains NY high school running his first race at the Armory. "Man that was one rough track. You did not want to fall on that floor.  Splinters galore," Potter says. "This was the first time I wore my brand new pair of the original Oregon Waffles by the new company called Nike." Potter, who is now a Wall Street broker, later won the Loucks Games mile. The photo was taken by his coach Fred Singleton, now the director of the Loucks Games at White Plains High School every May.



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