December 17, 2005

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DyeStat Elite XC
National individual lists meeting cutoffs. See How to Get Ranked . First lists soon.
Top 10 regional team rankings updated weekly. Rankings support selection to Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 3.
Marc Bloom's Harrier Super 25 national cross country team rankings
2006 US Juniors
Top 10 performers born 1987 or later (eligible for World Juniors at Beijing in 2006) - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn

Jeff Arbogast's
Championship Cross Country
3 tapes covering the 4-season approach, strength training, and race form and tactics.
"Best I've seen," says Tony Bozarth

Camp Directory
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52nd Bishop Loughlin Games
Don't look now, but indoor is in full swing on the East Coast, especially at the New York Armory (see index). The 52nd Bishop Loughlin Games are Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18. Three meets took place last weekend. Seeds for the Bishop Loughlin 2-mile races are posted, and freshman Shelby Greany of Suffern NY will run back from Foot Locker.
At the Jack Morse Relays Dec. 14 in Syracuse NY, the Fayetteville-Manlius 4x1600m team of Owen Kimple (4:21.9), John Heron (4:27.5), Andrew McCann (4:29.3) and Tommy Gruenewald (4:21.1) ran a NY Section 3 Record of 17:39.80 (splits reported at Complete results at

USATF Jr. Olympics
While many of us had our attention on Foot Locker Finals, hundreds of high school (and younger) runners were competing Dec. 10 at the 2005 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Bryant College in Rhode Island. Young men and women (17-18) winners included Cassandra Schenk OH and Andrew Wheating VT, while Krystal Harper UT and Matthew Frerker WA took intermediate (15-16) titles, and Emily Sisson NE and Joseph Manilafasha CO were Youth (13-14) winners. Results from ... PHOTOS COMING

27th running of National Cross Country Individual Championships
Dec 10 - Balboa Park - San Diego

FINALS INDEX - Midwest - Northeast - South - West - FL overall index
It's AJ's World ...

AJ Acosta feels the love from the AJ Nation after winning the FL National Title.
Photo by Kirby Lee

... Are we Just Living in It? All of the crazy stories
you’ve heard about
AJ Acosta are probably true,
but there’s more to the new Foot Locker boys
champion than you might think

Story by Stephen (SteveU) Underwood

More Foot Locker Wrapup Coming This Weekend
TV - Dec 21 on Fox Sports - check local listings
Air Jordan and AJ's Nation!
West sweeps team titles

steveu's reports
Girls - Jordan in Rarefied Air
Boys - The Nation Has Its Champion

Video by Marc Davis Boys race - Girls race

Photo Sequence
by John Dye

See how the race was run - 101 photos.
- Girls


West boys started fast (right) and finished fast

on the

154 photos of the sideline scenes

Gallery of Finalists pix and stats of all 80 finalists - intro shots before they got sweaty - Northeast - South - Midwest - West
Kirsten O'Hara/Cody Schmidt: NEW! Photo Album
PhotoRun album - pix by the all star team of Vic Sailer, Lisa Coniglio and Errol Anderson.
Kirby Lee - photo album
Doug Speck videos - Friday course walk. Rich Gonzalez' pre-race nterviews with A.J. Acosta - Michael Coe - Jordan Hasay. Local favorite Acosta said the key to the race would be late in the second mile, and that's where he made his move.

Race Day index | main NTN index | Splits Boys - Girls |
Photo Sequence Albums - BOYS - GIRLS
VIDEO Doug Speck - Boys - Girls - Friday course walk.
VIDEO Marc Davis - registration, skits and the races.
Kirby Lee photo album

Re-run the webcast. - it is available for viewing now.
Boys - Girls

Saratoga NY boys surprise, but girls lose to Hilton. Kenny Klotz OR 16:26 and Betsy Bies SD 19:24 win individual honors. FL West qualifiers are Klotz, Taylor Nepon, Anne St. Geme, and Cassie Ricks.

DyeStat Elite - 4,180 performances now
Cross Country list #7 has 4,180 national ranking performances, updated through the California state meet and the Foot Locker regionals. List #7 Dec 8 - Boys - Girls

Nike Indoor
March 11-12, 2006
Nike Outdoor
June 16-17, 2006

Great American
Sept 23, 2006

Indoor is here!!!
54th CHSAA meet brings 4,800 athletes to the Armory Saturday Dec 10

Feb 16-18 Pocatello ID
Online Registration open

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unique items
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--Parents Guide
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--Training Profiles
--Pace Calculator
--the Harrier
--HS Track 2005

The Harrier
Marc Bloom's distance running magazine is now in its 30th year

Millrose Miles
Nov 29 -- Selection policies for the HS boys and girls miles at the 99th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden NYC were announced by the selection chairs, Larry Byrne (boys) and Jim Spier (girls). National invitees will be named in December, based on performances since last year, and Eastern states (ME to VA) runners will be invited January 21. Eastern candidates should compete in designated meets, with automatic invitations to the winners of two meets at the New York Armory -- the Hispanic Games Jan 7 and the New Balance Games Jan 21. more . . .

NCAA scoring by HS state
Men - Indiana "wins" - Surprising Indiana is first after 15th, 13th, 12th and 9th the last 4 years.  California is top 5 for last 5 years with next best being Illinois top 5 for 4 of last 5 years and Texas in top 6 (including three 6ths) all 5 years.
Women - California in a landslide

College Choices 2006 - We have 392 choices from the early signing period by STATE and COLLEGE, plus PHOTOS. Send information on choices and photos to [email protected]. Provide the name of the athlete, school, state, event, college of choice, and relationship to the athlete (athlete himself, coach, media, family, etc).

Harrier Super 25 - List #4 Nov 23 -
Saratoga NY girls yield #1 spot to Corona del Mar CA.
York Elmhurst IL boys reclaim #1
After a big state meet victory and Fayetteville-Manlius NY's loss in the New York public schools meet, York Elmhurst returns to the top of the boys rankings. Saratoga NY girls fell from US#1 for the first time in years after one-point close call over Hilton in the New York public schools championship. Corona del Mar CA moves into first ahead of Saratoga and Hilton. Other big moves were made by Ferris WA boys and Roxbury NJ girls, who moved from unranked to 5th and 6th respectively after big state meet wins. The Super 25 is
produced by Marc Bloom, now in his 30th year publishing The Harrier.

Rankings are based on results received through Nov 19.

DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets featured on DyeStat with on-site coverage
Arizona/New Mexico Border War III - Nov 19th - Albuquerque, NM
Washington/Oregon Border Clash VII - Nov 20th - Portland, OR
Foot Locker Cross Country Regionals Nov 26th
Northeast - Van Cortlandt Park, New York City
South - McAlpine Park, Charlotte NC
Midwest - UW Parkside, Kenosha WI
Nike Team Nationals - December 3rd - Portland OR
Foot Locker West Regional - Dec 3rd - Mt. SAC, Walnut CA
Foot Locker XC Championships - Dec 10th - San Diego CA
Marine Corps Holiday Classic - December - New York Armory
Citibank Hispanic Games - January 7-8 - New York Armory
New Balance Games - January 21 - New York Armory
99th Millrose Games - Feb 3 - Madison Square Garden
New Balance Collegiate Invitational - Feb 3-4 - New York Armory
Simplot Games - Feb 16-18 - Pocatello ID
Nike Indoor Nationals - March 11-12 - Landover MD
Nokia Sugar Bowl - Mar 24-25 - New Orleans LA
Mobile Challenge of Champions - Mar 31-Apr 1 - Mobile AL
Arcadia Invitational - Apr 7-8 - Arcadia CA
Penn Relays - Apr 27-29 - Philadelphia PA
Great Southwest Classic - Albuquerque NM
Nike Outdoor Nationals - June 16-17 - Greensboro NC

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