Virginia Tech is the deepest meet of the season -212 DyeStat Elite performances, with five US#1 marks. Ashley Muffet, North Canton OH, 46-04.50 SP US#1 at Akron HS Inv. Janine Davis 1:12.99 500m at MAC Open is a New Jersey state record. Jared Huske 7.86 60H US#1 in Kansas U. meet. Mallory Peck 12-6 PV US#3t in South Dakota. U-Washington has several high ranking marks, including Jackson WA jr Jeff Helmer 8:34.29 3000m US#1. Trindon Holliday 6.27 US#2 in Louisiana.
Non-member schools are
guilty until proven innocent
- The plain implication of the current sanctioning crisis is that no school which is not a member of its state association can be trusted -- guilty until proved innocent.
- Athletes may miss the opportunity of a lifetime to compete at the fabled Penn Relays unless this mess gets settled soon.
- Who are these people who will deny perfectly innocent youngsters such an opportunity? What is their record? Not a good one, as we shall recount.
- A New York Federation official claims that he is just "enforcing the rule." But what rule? One that violates the constitution in so many ways a lawyer would have a hard time deciding which one to pursue.
- Part 6 - More Background by Ed Grant
- Sanctioning Crisis series index
- CO USATF All Comers - Mullen Denver CO sr Kira
Robinson 8..01 55H US#2 at U. Colorado meet.
- KS Jayhawk
Invitational - Kansas U. - Jared
Huske 7.86 60H US#1
Boys - Highland Park KS sr Jared Huske doubled
6.96p 60m and 7.86p 60H US#1 and was second in the 200m. Nathaniel
Hammand KS doubled 22.44 200m (Jared Huske 22.46) and 51.04
Girls - Manhattan KS soph Deangela McDougald tripled
7.93 60m, 25.12 200m US#9 and 58.14 400m. Kayla Smith 42-0
- LA Bayou Bengal Inv - Second fastest 55m time of the season
was turned in by Northeast Pride LA sr Trindon Holliday 6.27.
- MA MSTCA
Indoor Relays - Jan 22+30 - (Two classes postponed from
1/23 due to snowstorm). Newton North girls win five relays,
boys four, to take team titles in two-weekend meet postponed by snow.
Xaverian Bros boys lose by one, but 8:07.80 4x800 is US#9.
- MA Boston University Invitational - Old Town ME jr Cassie Hintz, the national high school season leader at 2 miles (10:40.94) ran 16:45.84 5000m against college runners, just off the national HS indoor record of 16:43.02 set by Brianna Jackucewicz at last year's National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York. Home schooled prep Chantelle Dron runs 4:52.96 mile US#4. Revere MA sr Merzudin Ibric ran 22.11 200m US#4t. In elite action, Mark Carroll (1) beat Alan Webb in 3000 meters, 7:46.60 to 7:47.19 Friday night. Webb came back Saturday to win mile in 3:59.80.
- MD PVTC Showcase - PG Sportsplex. - Georgetown Prep jr Stephen Duplinsky 9:20.35 3200m US#4.
- MD Baltimore County Championships - Randallstown boys win team title despite 38 points from Woodlawn soph Dwight Parker. Parker won the 800, 1600, and 3200 within 90 minutes and anchored the 2nd place 4x400 relay on the flat, slippery Armory floor. Dulaney beat Woodlawn for the girls team title.
- MD Southern Maryland Athletic Conference - Northern MD sr Ricky Moore 54-6 SP is best in Maryland this season.
- MD Montgomery County Championships - Gaithersburg boys, Damascus girls win team titles. Doubles by Phobay Kutu-Akoi (7.22 and 41.17), Kimery Williams (36.00 and 1:07.37), Veronica Salcido (1:18.58 and 2:19.51), Halsey Sinclair (5:17.75, and 11:28.66), Kennedy girls (1:46.24 and 4:08.16).
- NJ - Morris County Championships - Randolph wins boys title. Roxbury and Hanover Park tie for girls title. Jenn Ennis doubles 5:09.51 and 11:05.14. Alaina Alfano doubles 8.57 55H and 5-4. Kyle Osborne 56-5.75 SP.
- NJ - Ed Grant's New Jersey Week - Anthony LaMastro and Danielle Tauro win Millrose Mile spots with performances at New Balance Games
- NY -- Mayor's Cup - New York Armory. This is a New York City show, bringing together 160 schools from the three athletic associations in the city -- public, Catholic and independent.
Boys: Francis Santos, Lehman NY, 33.95 300m US#2 - Terence Tuller, Mt. St. Michael, 46-01.00 US#5, Roje Robinson, Middle College, 46-00.00 US#7 TJ.
Girls: Middle College 1:41.45 4x200, Adrenee Sterrett, Boys & Girls, 1:34.59 US#7 600m
Team titles went to Msgr Farrell boys and Dewitt Clinton girls.
- NY - Constantino Inv - Syracuse U. - Skaneateles sr Zandra Walton 2:57.34 1000m US#6 (Nicki Junod 2:58.16 US#8). Liverpool NY jr Ben White doubled 1:24.78 600m and 2:35.07 1000m.
- NY - MAC Open - Queen of Peace NJ sr Janine Davis 1:12.99 500m, which is US#2 this season, US#6 all time, and a New Jersey state record.
- NY -- Colgate Games semifinals - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
- NV - U. Nevada Reno HS Invitational
- NV - Pole Vault Summit - 40 athletes meet DyeStat Elite cutoffs for national ranking - Michael Morrison VA, Derek Scott CA, and Ryan Shuler CA tie for US#1 ranking with 16-2 jumps - four girls clear 12-6 - Granite Bay CA pair combine for 32 feet.
- PA Week by Don Rich - Nicole Smith, McDowell triples: 18-11.50 US#6 LJ, 5-06 HJ, 8.65 55H @ Slippery Rock HS Inv - Same track, next day, Max Brown, North Allegheny 8:48.7 US#6. Jake Walker, Ellwood City 8:49.2 US#8 3000
- OH -- University of Akron HS Indoor #1 - Ashley Muffet, North Canton OH, 46-04.50 SP US#1 - Alex Henson, Penn Hills, PA 8.21 60H US#5
- OH -- Kent State High School Open #1 - Nick Panezich, Austintown, 61-03.50 SP US#3 - Montel Williamson, West Mifflin PA, 6.48 55m, 22.15 200 US#6 - Christina Madison, jr, Elyria OH 7.25 55m, 8.33 55H, 17-11 LJ
- SD John Dalton Open - O'Gorman Sioux Falls SD sr Mallory Peck 12-6 PV, tied for third in the country.
- UT Weber State Invitational - Viewmont UT sr Trevor Heiner 6-10 HJ US#3t.
- VA -- Virginia Tech Invitational
Deepest meet of the season
212 DyeStat Elite performances, with five US#1 marks
- COMPLETE RESULTS
- US#1 performances:
B-55m - Mt. Tabor NC sr J-Mee Samuels NC 6.24 (tying his own US#1 mark). He doubled in the 300m in 33.87 US#2.
B-TJ - Granby VA sr Dionne McClain 49-2.75
G-4x200 - Bethel VA girls 1:39.85
G-55H - Western Baltimore MD jr Theresa Lewis 7.95
B-55H - Douglas Freeman VA sr B.J. Revis 7.45 (ties Jared Huske KS). Virginia Tech had four of the top five marks in the country this season.
- Also of note:
Girls - St. Catherine's VA jr Katie Doswell doubles 1:15.04 500m US#4 and 2:52.38 1000m US#3. Hermitage VA jr Queen Harrison 39-11.25 TJ US#2. Eleanor Roosevelt MD 9:30.72 4x800 US#4. Lee Davis VA jr Kathy Howard 43-3.5 SP US#5. Detroit MI sr Porscha Ries 7.00 55m US#5. Western Albemarle VA jr Ashley Early VA 12-0 PV.
Boys - Syosset NY sr Sean Tully 1:05.41 500m US#2. McDonogh School MD sr Tristram Thomas 9:23.36 3200m US#6. Eleanor Roosevelt MD 1:30.79 4x200 US#10.
- VA Beach District - Doubles by Salem Virginia Beach jr Shamika Kentish (7.16 55m and 17-7.5 LJ), Landstown jr William Hughes (22-9 LJ 46-5.5), and Bayside jr Charles Clark (6.43 55m and 36.21 300m). Salem girls and Landstown boys win team titles.
- WA U. Washington Open - Jackson WA jr Jeff Helmer ran 8:34.29 3000m for a new US#1 time. Auburn Riverside WA sr Jordan McNamara ran 8:37.83 US#4 in the same race. Curtis Tacoma sr Moreno Zapata beat collegians on Sunday with a 46-9 triple jump, 5th best HS jump of the season. Tigard OR sr Stephanie Horton 42-9.5 SP US#7.
- WI Pioneer Open - UW-Platteville - Holy Family Chaska MN jr Bria Wetsch 10:12.31 3000m US#4.
- Boston Indoor Games photos by Vic Sailer
Laef Barnes 4:13.61 and Aislinn Ryan 4:49.92 kick for junior mile wins
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