• Today on DyeStat Aug 5, 2005
  • Season Summary 2005 - We wrap up the 2004-2005 school year, and what a year it was. Today - the DyeStat MVP's, a new award to the single most outstanding high school boy and girl track and field athlete of the year. This week -- 31 more Nike Athletes of the Year, final DyeStat Elite top 100 national rankings, final Nike Lists of US#1 performers indoors and out, new faces (freshmen and younger who made the DyeStat Elite), top returnees for 2006, and final college choices list of the class of 2005.
  • RANKINGS UPDATE - Jim's Top 5 - national HS leaders as of Aug 1 by Jim Spier. US Junior Leaders - new list - instead of top qualifiers for 2005 US Jr Nationals, the lists now show the top 10 performers of 2005 - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn. Gourley's List - hammer rankings as of Aug 3.

NIKE LIST (US#1 performers in 2005 outdoor) - SEARCH DyeStat - College Choices -

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New section on powerhouse programs and star runners.
Galen Rupp blog on his training in Europe, where he just ran 7:49.16 for a new US junior 3000m record and was named USATF athlete of the week.

Camp Directory
INDEX - by month - by state
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Aug 18-24 White Lake NY

US#1 in each event

our famous top 100
Outdoor List #5 July 26
has 4,632 performances

DyeStat Elite marks for period ending Mar 9
2005 US Juniors
Top 10 performers born 1986 or later - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn
US Juniors Aug 1
National leaders in all events by Jim Spier, National Scholastic Sports Foundation
Jim's Top 5 at Aug 1
Michael Roth's lists
July 2 list
Bob Gourley's weight & hammer rankings
Aug 3 hammer

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Want to know who has the all time record in the 4xMile relay? Or the freshman record in high jump? You need Jack Shepard's HIGH SCHOOL TRACK 2005. "I never leave home without it," says John Dye.

Chillin' in the Village - check out new photo from Pan Am Juniors.

2005-2006 Meet Calendar is now posted.
Meet Directors:
Please review this information for accuracy. Many meets below were carried over from last year, but we need you to tell us if the information has changed. Many of you may have new web sites. Also send us information on any missing meets. Email John Dye.

DyeStat MVPs 2005
Sarah Bowman
J-Mee Samuels
Fauquier High School
Warrenton VA, 2005
Mount Tabor High School
Winston-Salem NC, 2005

photo by Vic Sailer, PhotoRun

photo by John Dye, DyeStat
  • Wins
  • Outdoor DyeStat Elite US#1 1500m, 4:18.48
  • Outdoor DyeStat Elite US#1 Mile, 4:36.95
  • Pan Am Juniors, 1500m 4:17.61
  • US Junior Nationals 1500m 4:18.48
  • Nike Outdoor Nationals Mile 4:36.95
  • Penn Relays Mile 4:50.62
  • Indoor DyeStat Elite US#1 1000m 2:43.40 USR
  • Indoor DyeStat Elite US#1 1500m 4:28.09
  • Indoor DyeStat Elite US#1 Mile 4:46.79
  • Nike Indoor Nationals Mile 4:46.79
  • Wins
  • Outdoor DyeStat Elite US#1, 100m , 10.08 USR
  • Outdoor DyeStat Elite US#1 200m, 20.32
  • Pan Am Juniors, 100m 10.20
  • US Junior Nationals, 100m, 10.58
  • Nike Outdoor Nationals 100m, 10.34
  • Nike Outdoor Nationals 200m, 20.76
  • Arcadia 200m, 21.10
  • Indoor DyeStat Elite US#1, 200m, 21.22
  • Nike Indoor Nationals 200m, 21.22
  • Simplot 60m, 6.72
  • Simplot 200m, 21.47

by John Dye
DyeStat editor-in-chief

Both of our MVPs came back from troubled junior years to smashing success in their senior years. A year ago Bowman suffered through injuries and coaching changes, while Samuels was suspended from his high school team for a behavioral incident.

This year was a different story.

Samuels showed in 2004 summer meets that he was eager to make amends as he posted the best 100m time of the year (10.25). The stubby muscle man was on a mission his entire senior year, starting with a brilliant double at Simplot indoors in February and ending with a brilliant double at Nike Outdoors in June. He defended his US#1 ranking in the 100 meters by becoming US#1 all time, and he also sparkled at 200 meters, becoming the fifth best US prep ever indoors at 21.22 (fastest ever on a non-banked track) and the sixth best outdoors at 20.32.

Bowman runs with the philosophy of Steve Prefontaine -- taking it out hard and finding out who has the most guts at the end. Usually it is Bowman. The most striking example was the Nike Outdoor mile. As always, Bowman bolted to the front on the first turn and dared anyone to go with her. No one did until the last lap, when lethal kicker Brie Felnagle ate up all but one step of the lead and was surely going to pass Bowman on the far turn. But Bowman refused to lose, pulling away in the last 150 meters to win convincingly. It was arguably the greatest high school girls mile race ever, with Bowman (4:36.95) placing 3rd on the all time US list and Felnagle (4:39.71) fifth, giving the race two of the five US girls ever to break 4:40 (Polly Plumer 4:35.24 in 1982, Kim Gallagher 4:36.94 in 1982 and Ari Lambie 4:37.23 in 2003). Afterward, Bowman mourned missing Plumer's national record. "I tried, I tried," she said as coach Mike Byrnes came up to congratulate her.

Both MVP's broke national records -- Samuels in the 100 meters (10.08) and Bowman in the 1000 meters indoors (2:43.40). Both ended their high school careers with a flourish at the Pan American Junior Championships at Windsor Ontario in July, Samuels winning the 100m and Bowman the 1500m.

Both led our 2004-2005 champions table with more wins than any other athlete, Samuels with 11 wins and Bowman with 10. Both MVP's are heading for championship college programs - Bowman to Tennessee and Samuels to Arkansas.

NEXT - the complete Nike Athletes of the Year - 31 more athletes

a look ahead . . . World Top 10 Beijing eligible juniors
The next World Junior Championships will be held in Beijing in August 2006. Jim Spier has assembled lists of the world's top 10 performers in 2005 who were born in 1987 or later and thus eligible for Beijing.

Pan American Junior Championships
July 28-31 Windsor Ontario
DyeStat on-site with Marc Davis, plus highlights by Jim Spier.

Day 3 Sunday highlights with Jim Spier's notes
Gold medals keep on coming for Team USA - 57 medals in all, 2nd most by any Pan Am team ever.

J-Mee Samuels gets 2nd gold as anchor of winning 4x100 relay

photo by Patrick Davey

Sarah Bowman wins 1500m in US#4 all time high school time, with Erin Bedell getting silver
Ryan Whiting
gets second gold (DT-SP).
Boldizsar Kocsor
wins hammer.
Reuben McCoy and Greg Offerman 1-2 in 400H
Otis McDaniel and Tremaine Smith 1-2 in 200m
Rachel Yurkovich and Kara Patterson 1-2 in javelin.
US sweeps all four relays

. . . and also . . . .
M 1500 - Canadians upstage Matusak and Rupp
W 200m - US women fall to Anneisha McLaughlin JAM
W 400H - Krystal Cantey 2nd, Nicole Leach out of money
W 5000 - Peruvian beats Blood and Anderson.

Video by Marc Davis
Men's 200m - Otis McDaniel/Tremaine Smith. Women's 200m - Anneisha McLaughlin tops US. Men's 4x100 - Women's 4x100 - Men's 4x400 - Women's 4x400. Men's 1500 - Canadians top Matusak/Rupp. Women's 1500 - Sarah Bowman wire to wire again. Women's Pole Vault. Closing Ceremonies.

39th USATF
Junior Olympics

July 26-31 Indianapolis IN

on-site coverage by Doug Speck, Mike Kennedy and Pete Cava
INDEX - 209 DyeStat Elite performances -
DyeStatCal saturation coverage
- Doug Speck's video and photo albums, Mike Kennedy's summaries

Sprint doubles for Bianca Knight and Kenyanna Wilson. Sade Williams and Jacob Scheuerman win in 400m. Shalina Clarke wins 100H. 400m hurdles are hot - US leader Ebony Collins breezes to 58.26, and two new top 5 US times are posted by Taveris Washington 51.10 in YM and Heather Trimiew 59.97 in YW.

Pete Cava feature
Scott Roth's travels - pole vault takes him around the world. Along the way, he picks up a bosom buddy in friendly rival Jordan Scott of Georgia

AAU Junior Olympic Games
July 30 - Aug 6 at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans
INDEX - Performance Lists: Boys - Girls -
National meet for ages 8 to 18.

J-Mee Samuels breaks 100m record with 10.08 +0.7
GREENSBORO NC 7/24/05 - At the Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational age group meet on the North Carolina A&T track, Arkansas recruit J-Mee Samuels, of Mt. Tabor NC, broke the national high school record in the 100 meters by winning in 10.08 +0.7. Earlier, he had run a barely windy 10.05 (+2.1) in a heat. The old record (see Track and Field News) was 10.13 by Derrick Florence of Galveston TX in 1986.
Meanwhile, Tennessee recruit Sarah Bowman, of Fauquier County VA, won the YW 800m by 15 seconds in 2:05.27, US#3 this year. Both Bowman and Samuels were warming up for the Pan Am Juniors this week.
Results and DyeStat Elite performances

World Championships webcast
deal gets even better

The WCSN webcast for the World Championships in Helsinki will cost only $4.95 (instead of the previously announced $14.95) for the entire meet, plus bonus coverage of Bislett Games. Go to World Championship Sports Network for more information and to subscribe.

The new webcast service will include start to finish live coverage (58 hours in all) of the IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Helsinki Finland August 6-14. Every heat will be shown live and every event will be archived an hour after the event for later retrieval by subscribers. Viewers will need broadband internet access with at least 350 kb per second bandwidth. In addition to the webcast, there will be a daily 1-hour highlight show on CSTV (College Sports TV), PAX and Comcast Sports. The CSTV show will be at 10 pm Eastern for 9 straight nights starting Aug 6.

The new coverage is a cooperative effort between the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), USA Track & Field (USATF), the World Championships Sports Network (WCSN), and Dentsu Inc. USATF CEO Craig Masback said, "This is a test for those who have been yearning for more coverage of elite track and field."

Great American
Sept 24, 2005
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March 11-12, 2006
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June 16-17, 2006

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DyeStat Elite update
July 26 lists have 4.632 performances ranked from the 2005 outdoor DyeStat Elite database, which now includes 7,496 performances, with cutoffs for most events intended to produce the top 100 performers in the country.

College Choices update
We have updated our College Choices 2005 lists and now have 1,505 choices as of July 30. The National Letter of Intent signing period ends Monday, August 1. Send information on choices to John Dye, giving name, high school, event, college, and a way to verify.

Stat of the Week
All time top 100 miles grouped by meet
John Sullivan 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. This week, All Time top 100 high school miles grouped by meet. Two thirds of the boys top 100 were run in post season meets, but more than half of the girls were run in-season. Cutoff for all time top 100 ranking is 4:07.3 for boys and 4:48.85 for girls.

Texas Sweeps GHAC Relays
Cinco Ranch Katy boys, A&M Consolidated girls
win first online high school track meet
Cinco Ranch added the GHAC crown to their second straight Texas 5A championship. They were led by the stellar trio of Scott Sellers (HJ), Queito Teasley (LJ) and Trevor Gerland (110H).
A&M Consolidated's strength is in distance (Jocelyn Gardner) and throws (Candis Kelley). Those events are undervalued in the sprint-centric Texas state meet scoring system, but they played well in the GHAC Relays, which test the spectrum of skills in track and field. MORE


THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 outdoor
Priority is given to FAT times with wind readings if relevant. e = en route. c = converted from Mile or 2-Mile
J-Mee Samuels NC 10.08 USR
Bianca Knight MS 11.38
J-Mee Samuels NC 20.32
Alexandria Anderson IL 22.96
David Gettis C A 45.84
Sade Williams CA 52.35
Rob Novak NJ 1:49.84
Becca Noble WA 2:03.73
Mark Matusak CA 3:47.07
Sarah Bowman VA 4:17.61
Jeff See OH 4:03.53 c e
Sarah Bowman VA 4:35.25 c e
Jeff See OH 4:04.83
Sarah Bowman VA 4:36.95
Chris Barnicle MA 8:17.61 e
Nicole Blood NY 9:29.44
Mark Matusak CA 8:47.93 c e
Elizabeth Yetzer MN 10:11.93 c e

Mark Matusak CA 8:51.13

Elizabeth Yetzer MN 10:15.73
Jamaal Charles TX 13.69
Shalina Clarke IL and Kira Robinson CO 13.51
Jamaal Charles TX 36.03
Ebony Collins CA 40.10
Greg Offerman IA 50.61
Ebony Collins CA 55.96
Scott Sellers TX 7-5
Inika McPherson TX 6-2
Frankie Gatson LA 25-2.25
Sarah Matthews CO 21-2
Nkosinza Balumbu CA 51-5.75
Brittany Daniels CA 44-8.75
Scott Roth CA 17-2.75
Mary Saxer NY 13-9 USR
Ryan Whiting PA 70-0
Stephanie Horton OR 52-7
Sean Pruitt WI 215-7
D'Andra Carter TX 167-2
Matthew Maloney RI 231-5
Rachel Yurkovich OR 176-5 USR
Zach Midles WA 226-9 (12 lb)
Kim Williams GA 173-0 (4k)
Lincoln Tallahassee FL 40.54
Wilson Long Beach CA 44.84
Cinco Ranch Katy TX 1:24.97
Skyline Dallas TX 1:36.04
Marshall Fort Bend TX 3:10.51
Marshall Fort Bend TX 3:38.52
Syosset NY 7:35.15
Bay Shore NY 8:56.21
Bordentown NJ 3:24.19
West Catholic PA 3:53.78
Newton North MA 10:04.15
Corona del Mar CA 11:42.07
Christopher Diaz TX 6:43.0
Walk 1 mi
Kate Cannon NY 7:26.8
updated July 31

DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets featured on DyeStat with on-site coverage.
Great Southwest Classic - June 2-4 Albuquerque NM
adidas Golden West Invitational - June 12 Folsom CA
Nike Outdoor Nationals - June 17-18 Greensboro NC
USA Junior Nationals - June 24-25 Carson CA
Pan American Juniors - July 28-31 - Windsor Canada
Iolani Invitational - Sep 10 - Kualoa Ranch, Oahu Hawaii
Great American Cross Country Festival - Sep 24 - Cary NC
Sunfair Invitational - Oct 1 - Yakima WA
Manhattan Invitational - Oct 8 - Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
Mt. SAC Invitational - Oct 21-22 - Walnut CA
Foot Locker Cross Country regionals - November
Nike Team Nationals - December - Portland OR
Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - December - San Diego CA
Holiday Classic - December - New York Armory
Hispanic Games - January - New York Armory
New Balance Games - January - New York Armory
Millrose Games - February - Madison Square Garden
Armory Collegiate Games - February - New York Armory
Simplot Games - February - Pocatello ID
Nike Indoor Nationals - March - Landover MD


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