• Today on DyeStat Jan 20, 2005
  • Rankings Update - DyeStat Elite and DyeStat Honor Roll as of Jan 20. Also Weight throw and Race Walk rankings.
  • Nichole Jones - Westfield Spring 15-year-old enters Houston Half Marathon on a lark -- she only went there to shop -- and finishes 15th out of 3,630 women.
  • So much for the slow weekend - Janine Davis surges to 600m national record after chasing, catching and passing US 500m record-holder Devon Williams at the MAC Record Assault .
  • THIS WEEK - all the action of the past week.


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National Rankings Update
DyeStat Elite and DyeStat Honor Roll as of Jan. 20.
The DyeStat national performance list for the indoor season soared past 1,000 this week after 442 performances made the honor roll by meeting the DyeStat Elite cutoffs.

Nichole Jones - Shopping for Challenges
Texas teen went to the Houston Marathon/Aramco Half Marathon planning only to shop
, but "the hype got to me." The 15-year-old Westfield Spring TX sophomore came back the next day and ran a stunning time in the half-marathon, which is twice as far as she had ever run before. Story by Don Rich

Jones finished the Aramco Houston Half Marathon in 1:21.34, which was good for 15th out of 3,630 women and 90th out of 6,732 runners overall. In outdoor track as a sophomore last year, Jones had bests of 2:13.01 800m, 4:36.31 1500m, 4:54.17 1600m (3rd Texas 5A), 10:11.45 3000m and 10:52.14 3200m.


photo by Vic Sailer, PhotoRun

News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending Jan 20

NY Armory Meets on YES
First of a series of telecasts of high school meets at the New York Armory will be the Dec 28 Marine Corps Holiday Classic on the YES network on the dates at right.

Thu, Jan 20, 9:00pm

Fri, Jan 21, 7:00am

Sun, Jan 23, 4:00pm

Mon, Jan 31, 6:30pm

Wed, Feb 2, 1:30am

Tues, Feb 3, 9:00am

"Sparks flew as Davis caught Williams..." - and a new US 600m record was in the books.
It was a huge weekend at the New York Armory for Queen of Peace NJ sr Janine Davis. Coming off a US #4 all time 1000 meters of 2:48.69 Saturday Jan 15 at the Stanner Games, Davis matched up Sunday with Towson Catholic MD soph Devon Williams (the US 500m record holder) in the MAC Record Assault Challenge, and sparks flew. Williams set the pace early on, actually hitting the 500m mark in close to 1:12.0. Davis (left, in black uniform ) caught Williams with less than 50m left and charged home for a new National Record time of 1:29.27, breaking Stacey Ann Livingston's (Boys and Girls, NY) time of 1:29.69 set at the NY Mayors meet on 2/24/02, also at the NY Armory. Williams finished in 1:31.05. -- Tim Fulton - Armorytrack.com (photo by Kim Spir)

Mary Saxer - 1st US 14-footer

Dartmouth Jan 8 - photo by Dan McManamon

the West Coast is heard from
fast mile at altitude by Ken Cormier in Albuquerque - US#1 marks in Seattle by Brittany Daniels and Stephen Oliver 1/15 - Two more top 3000's 1/16 @ U of Wash.
Foot Locker champ Ken Cormier may be the man to beat on the oval as well, reports DyeStatCal editor Rich Gonzalez. Cormier tooks his speed up a notch with a visit to the Albuquerque All-Comers Indoors. His 4:15.30 "is worth sub-4:10 at sea level," Gonzalez said. It was the first indoor meet in Albuquerque on a new mondo surface installed at the Convention Center.
Meanwhile in Seattle, nNational TJ record holder Brittany Daniels (Merrill West HS, Tracy) opened her senior season with a nation-leading 20-01.50 and 42-10.75 double at the University of Washington Dempsey Indoor preview. Teammate Miranda Garrido goes 7.77 in 60m in final, the #3 US prep time of the year. Central Catholic Portland OR sr Stephen Oliver ran 8:37.49 3000m US#1 in a race won by Julius Achon. The next day at the University of Washington Open Meet, Riverside Auburn WA sr Jordan McNamara ran 8:40.96 US#2, followed by Crater OR jr Isaac Stoutenburgh in 8:41.09 US#3. Also at the meet, Kamiak WA sr Kelly Spady went 4:19.26, the US#6 mile.
And David Gettis (Dorsey HS, Los Angeles), the two-time California state 400m champion and big-time football star, orally commits to Baylor University. Gettis has bests of 46.39 and 21.50 and is rated among the best wide receivers on the West Coast. [Rich Gonzalez and reports]

Stanner Games
Queen of Peace NJ's Janine Davis 2:48.69 1000m
#4 all-time leads super performances...
Mary Liz McCurdy, Bayshore NY 2:50.74 US#2 is on her heels, with Sarah Bowman, Fauquier VA 2:55.28 US#3 less than five seconds back. Bryan Scotland, St. Benedict's NJ 2:27.91 tops US 1000m list, pushed by NY trio. 3200m US leader list also has a new trio on top, lead by Ryan Sheridan, Whitman NY 9:12.50. St. Peter's Lionel Williams 1:19.68 600m sets new National Soph Class record, also #4 All Time. Lauren Biscardi, Shoreham-Wading River ups own US#1 HJ to 5'10.25". Aislinn Ryan, Warwick, NY 4:57 US#3 Mile in preparation for 1/29 Boston Indoor Junior Invitational Mile. Other highlights from 1/15 Stanner Games at the NY Armory. 100 DyeStat Elite performances at Stanner.

2 more standout runners enter Junior Invitational Miles at Boston Indoor
Shenendehowa NY jr Dan McManamon and Towson Catholic MD soph Devon Williams have been added to the field for the Junior Invitational Miles at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games at Reggie Lewis Center on Jan. 29. McManamon has the fastest mile of the indoor season (4:14.28). Williams was the national athlete of the year for the 2004 indoor season as a freshman and she has already set a new national record this season in the 500 meters (1:11.44). With deep fields for both boys and girls, the new Junior Invitational Mile is set to be one of the best in the country in its inaugural year. The reigning Foot Locker Cross Country national champions, Kenneth Cormier and Aislinn Ryan, and Saratoga NY star Nicole Blood headline a field of elite international runners.

Southern Track Classic revived -- The meet, held from 1999-2003 at Dinwiddie VA, will be revived this year at Richmond. Co-hosts are King's Fork High School and the University of Richmond. Contact King's Fork principal and meet director Dan Ward.

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.

Nike Indoor
March 12-13, 2005
Nike Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005
Great American
Sept 24, 2005

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THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 indoor
Sean Cuevo NY 6.36
Santana Lowery MS 6.90
Montel Williamson NY 6.99
Sarah Griffen Matthews CO 7.56
Edino Steele NY and Bryant McCombs NJ 21.93
Sabrina Budai NY 24.31
Edino Steele NY 33.74
Francena McCorory VA 37.60
Clemore Henry NY 48.60
Nicole Leach PA 54.90
Romaine McKay MD 1:06.23
Devon Williams MD 1:11.44 USR
Lionel Williams NY 1:19.68
Janine Davis NJ 1:29.27 USR
Bryan Scotland NJ 1:53.32
Latavia Thomas PA 2:12.73
Bryan Scotland NJ 2:27.91
Janine Davis NJ 2:48.69
Ben White NY 4:00.9
Mary Liz McCurdy NY 4:44.4
Dan McManamon NY 4:12.78 c
Brittany Sheffey NY 4:53.59 c
Dan McManamon NY 4:14.28
Brittany Sheffey NY 4:55.39
Andy Biladeau FL 8:36.70
Aislinn Ryan NY 9:47.10
Daniel LaCava TX 9:11.36 c
Melissa Dewey VA 10:42.81
Daniel LaCava TX 9:14.86
Cassie Hintz ME 10:50.92
Dennis Martin SC 7.56
Theresa Lewis MD 8.01
Trevor Gerland TX 7.92
Rokesha Williams MD 8.69
Ryan Fritz PA 7-0.25
Lauren Biscardi NY 5-10.50
Dennis Boone VA 24-8.5
Sarah Griffen Matthews CO 20-3.5
Andre Black AL 46-11
Brittany Daniels CA 42-10.75
Jordan Scott GA 16-0
Mary Saxer NY 14-0 USR
Ryan Whiting PA 68-9.5
Michaela Wallerstedt NE 45-10
Simon Gratz PA 1:27.96
Middle College - Medger Evers NY 1:40.83
Simon Gratz PA 3:20.14
West Catholic PA 3:48.57
Shaker NY 7:59.8
Saratoga NY 9:20.69
Simon Gratz PA 3:34.1
West Catholic PA 4:01.24
Northport NY 10:19.35
Saratoga NY 12:03.03
updated Jan 20


Sanctioning Crisis

  • one thing is consistent - the inconsistencies.
    NY blocks competition; PA finds a way to allow it.

    From New York to South Carolina, and in many states in between, there is growing evidence that the reasons and reasoning for enforcing sanctioning rules are not only inconsistent from state to state, but flexible - sometimes for the benefit of athletes and other times to their detriment. New York prohibits competition against non-association members; Pennsylvania has found a way to admit the non-members. The issue is affecting entries of elite athletes from private schools at the big indoor meets in New York -- Bishop Loughlin Games, Hispanic Games, New Balance Games, Millrose Games -- as well as outdoor and cross country meets such as the Penn Relays and the Great American.
    Don Rich's Part 3 of a series
  • and now a farce, says Ed Grant
    "And now it has become a farce. How else to describe the latest episodes in the controversy stirred up by the New York high school athletics association's attempt to decide who can and cannot compete in open track and field meets in which their schools are involved."
    Ed Grant story tells more examples of problems with state sanctioning, including the New York-Maryland catch 22 -- New York won't let its athletes perform against schools who aren't a member of their state association, but Maryland private schools are not allowed to join the Maryland association.
  • a race with no winners
    first of a series by Don Rich
    National stars such as Towson MD Catholic's Devon Williams, the US prep indoor athlete of the year last year, and West Catholic PA's Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas are being barred from running against New York athletes at the New York Armory, the mecca of indoor track in the US. Why? Because of more rigid enforcement of meet sanctioning rules by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
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 Championships - Mar 12-13 Landover MD
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
Loucks Games - May 12-14 White Plains NY
Great Southwest Classic - June 2-4 Albuquerque NM
Nike Outdoor Championships - June 17-18 Greensboro NC
USA Junior Nationals - June 24-25 Carson CA


News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending Jan 13
11th Hispanic Games -
- with 134 DyeStat Elite performances
Simon Gratz PA boys run 1:27.96, US#8 all time 4x200, to lead a flurry of US#1 marks
John Dye's Hispanic Games photo album -- 38 action shots tell the story of the featured races. In boys mile (below) St. Benedict's NJ sr Bryan Scotland (center) answered challenges by Mark Russell of Lockport NY (1) and Jon Martinez of North Rockland NY (13) to win in 4:14.35 US#2 with three more runners under 4:19. Scotland qualified for the Millrose Games mile.
  • Hispanic Highlights
  • B 4x200 - Simon Gratz PA, already the best in the US this year, improved their US#1 mark to 1:27.96, US#8 all time.
  • G 55m - New Rochelle NY jr Lynne Layne 6.94 US#1
  • G 4x200 - Middle College at Medger Evers, Brooklyn, 1:40.97 US#1 (Eleanor Roosevelt MD 1:41.25 US#2).
  • G55H - Eleanor Roosevelt MD sr Bever-Leigh Holloway 8.21US#2
  • B55H - Jermaine Thompson, Transit Tech NY 7.71 US#3
  • B Mile - St. Benedict NJ sr Bryan Scotland, who ran the fastest 800m in the US 2 weeks ago, won a swift race here in 4:14.35 MR, which was US#1 until Dan McManamon topped it at Dartmouth later in the afternoon. Next were Foot Locker finalist Jon Martinez 4:15.64 and Mark Russell 4:17.77.
  • B 2-Mile - Brooklyn International sr Girma Segni 9:35.83. Segni is an Ethiopian native who came to the small (300 students) Brooklyn school 3 years ago. Segni led the entire race until Farrell's Dan Lewis took the lead on the last lap, only to yield to Segni's counterpunch in the home stretch.
  • B 400 - Transit Tech's Clemore Henry 48.60 US#1.
  • G-400 - Queen of Peace NJ sr Janine Davis 54.92, which was US#1 until Nicole Leach PA ran 54.90 at the Montgomery Invitational at PG Sportsplex MD. About the absence of Leach and Devon Williams because of New York association sanctioning restrictions, Davis said, "With or without them, I just came to run my race. But they probably would have pushed me."
  • G-3000 - Warwick Valley jr Aislinn Ryan 9:57.54, a total solo effort winning by 42 seconds.
  • G-Mile - Bellport NY soph Brittany Sheffey 4:55.39 US#1. Sheffey kicked away from Kristin Reese 4:57.27 and Kara McKenna 4:58.10.
  • G-200 - Philadelphia freshman Clarenchell Tate PA 24.54 US#1
  • G-SP - Longwood NJ sr Alexa Manning 43-0.5 US#1
"Marvelous Mal" Whitfield, Olympic 800m gold medalist in 1948 and 1952, was at the Hispanic Games in the New York Armory Saturday to help Armory president Dr. Norb Sander hand out Leadership of Tomorrow awards to student-athletes.
DONNA ON THE SIDE at the Hispanic Games. - 135 photos
  • LA LSU Classic
  • 5 US#1 performances
  • Starkville MS sr Santana Lowery 6.92 topples Bianca Knight, Tennille Wilsoln and Krystin Lacy in fastest 55m in the US this season.
  • Thurgood Marshall TX jr Brandi Cross 54.95 puts her name in the hat of the nation's elite 400m sprinters, beating Bianca Knight 56.38 and Katie Baker 56.62.
  • Westside Anderson SC sr Dennis Martin 7.56 (Jarell Starks 7.58, Cory Roberts 7.63) claims US#1 ranking in 55H.
  • Stone Mountain GA sr Justin Oliver 23-10.75 LJ US#1
  • Oconee County GA jr Jordan Scott 16-0 PV US#1
  • McGill Toolen AL sr Andre Black 46-11 and Southern Lab LA's Reggie Haslem 46-5.25 went to 1-2 in the US in triple jump.
  • Monique Hackney TX 19-00.75 LJ US#2
  • MD Montgomery Invitational - Three US#1 marks -- West Catholic PA sr Nicole Leach 54.90 (in a barn burner over Devon Williams and Fracene McCorory), West Catholic PA jr Latavia Thomas 2:12.73 800 (catching Sarah Bowman VA 2:14.08 US#2 on the last lap), and Western Baltimore jr Theresa Lewis 8.01 55H. Best race of the meet, though, was the girls 4x200. Leach's leadoff put West Catholic out in front, but McCorory's sizzling 23.5 anchor leg brought the sellout crowd to its feet and Bethel VA to victory in 1:41.58. This is the fourth best time in the nation this year, and the other three were all on the super fast banked Mondo at the NY Armory. Atholton MD soph Alison Smith 5:02.88 won the girls invitational mile with Sarah Bowman VA third in 5:12.12. Walter Johnson MD sr Andrew Jesien 4:19.46 won the boys invitational mile.
  • NH Dartmouth Relays - Larry Byrne said it would be "pole vault heaven," with new indoor US record holder Mary Saxer and teammate Tiffany Maskulinski (2004 outdoor national champion) on hand, and it was. The teammates duelled into the stratosphere, and Saxer ended up clearing 14-0, first 14-footer by a US high school girl.
  • MD- UMES HS T&F Invitational - University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne
  • NJ - New Jersey Group 2 and 3 Relays - first statewide action of season
  • NY Southern Tier Invitational - Two US#1 performances -- Edison Tech NY sr Terrell Gissendanner NY 7.61 55H and Bethlehem NY sr Emily Malinowski 4:50.32 1500m.
  • CT Hartford Invitational - Three Top Five US Performances: Jay Koloseus Guilford US#2 9:28.92 3200m. Nora Miller Middletown US#3 18-06.00 LJ. Stacey-Ann Smith Bloomfield US#4 7.19 55<li class="style13"
  • MA Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore Championships - Dan Withrow, 10, Dedham 44-04.75 TJ. Meiklee Paschal, 10, Lexington, 6-05 HJ.
  • NJ 40th NJSIAA/Star Ledger Relays - Roxbury, 12:26.71 DMR US#3, Josh Butler jr Delsea, 6-08 HJ US#4
  • Ed Grant's New Jersey Week Jan 6
  • VA - Thomas Dale VA sr Dennis Boone, the 2004 Penn Relays champion, took the US#1 spot for the indoor season with a 24-8.5 long jump in a quad meet at Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.
  • VA - CNU Showcase: Melissa Dewey, Hayfield, 10:42.81 3200m US#1, Michael Morrison, Great Bridge, 15-06 PV US#2.
  • PA Week Jan 8 by Don Rich - Central Dauphin sr Ryan Whiting 68-09.50 SP US#1 is best prep indoor throw since 1990. Octorara PA sr Ryan Fritz tops 7-0 in HJ Jan 8, then ups that 1/4" Jan 10 at Chester County Champs. At Lebanon Valley, Cedar Crest sr Becky Eisenhaur 41-9.50 SP, US#1. Penncrest fr Karen Shump tosses US#3 40-8 SP. Great Valley sr Janessa Murphy 18-06.75 US#2 LJ (7.0h 55m). St. Joseph's Prep sr Juan Cave 6-9 HJ. Unionville so Brehanna Jacobs, US#4 18-05.50 LJ.
NH Dartmouth Relays

49 Dyestat Elite performances,
including one USR and 3 US#1's

  • G-PV - Lancaster NY sr Mary Saxer set a national indoor record for the third time this year at an astounding 14-0, the first 14-foot vault ever by a US high school girl, indoors or out.
  • Medford MA so Arantxa King, 19-03.50 LJ (Saxer 2nd 18-05.50)
  • Shenendehowa NY jr Dan McManamon 4:14.28 Mile.



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