• Today on DyeStat Jan 27, 2005
  • Sanctioning Crisis - a battle with many fronts - and it's growing.- 5th in a series
  • Rankings Update - Roth's Race Walk - Michael Roth's lists as of Jan 21. Gourley's List as of Jan 19 - weight throw rankings by Bob Gourley. Jim's Top 5 as of Jan 24 - national leaders by Jim Spier, including the big weekend action - separate lists for banked and flat tracks.
  • THIS WEEK - all the action from around the country
    • New Balance Games - Snow-shortened, but still great. US#1 marks by Nicole Leach 53.48 400m, Mary Liz McCurdy 4:52.87 mile, and Clemore Henry 48.49 400m.
    • Maine - Cassie Hintz 10:40.94 2-mile US#1
    • Yale Day 2 - Saratoga NY girls add big wins in 800, mile and 3000m.
    • Washington State Open - Rashad Toussaint WA 48-8.75 US#1.
    • Carl Lewis Inv TX -Three US#1's, Five US#2's in big opening in Texas... and Scott Sellers boasts one of each.
    • Eastern Challenge NC - J-Mee Samuels 6.24 55m US#1
    • PG County MD Championships - Two US#1 marks posted by C.H. Flowers athletes - Afolabi Aromire 1:05.38 500m and Brett Brown 7.55 55H.
    • Jared Huske quad in Kansas features 7.45 55H US#1.
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at the New Balance Games in the NY Armory

The weather outside was frightful, but . . . . well, you know the story. The Games and Donna went on as usual.

Woodrow Wilson HS of Camden NJ won the Marty Glickman award, with a check for $10,000 from New Balance.

Sanctioning Crisis
a battle with many fronts -- and it's growing.

Chris Barnicle is Banned in Boston.
Penn Relays is considering its options.
5th in a series
- If you're having trouble keeping up with the many fronts, and faces, of the sanctioning crises in high school sports, then you're not alone. The bottom line is, real kids are being hurt by the disagreements of adults. Don Rich reports

News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending Jan 27
  • CT - Yale Track Classic
    Saratoga NY girls 11:47.29 DMR is US#3 all time on Day One, then follow that up with five ranked individual runs on Day Two.
    Jim Spier reports:
    Saratoga's DMR record attempt fell short, but they still managed the third fastest time ever run for that race.  The team of Lindsay Ferguson, Alysha Mc Roy, Caitlin Lane and Nicole Blood clocked a meet record 11:47.29.  Scotia-Glenville, NY was second in 12:04.64 (#2 US), Westerly (RI) got a state record time of 12:13.28 (with a 4:55.2 anchor by Samantha Gawrych) as the first 8 teams broke 12:30. Saratoga's splits:     Lindsay Ferguson    3:36.0 (30.3, 63.5, 1:39.6, 2:17.3, 2:56.5)     Alysha Mc Elroy     62.5     Caitlin Lane            2:16.9     Nicole Blood          4:51.9 (2:17.0, 2:56.9) The boys race was not as fast, comparatively, but was highly competitive.  Syosset (10:27.57), anchored by Sean Tully, edged Burnt Hills (10:27.96), Seton Hall Prep (NJ) (10:27.97) and Niskayuna (10:28.19), as less that .7 seconds separated the first four.  Day Two: Saratoga plows through 800, mile and 3000 with US ranked times. Nicole Blood 2:16.08 US#4, Caitlin Lane 4:59.64 US#7, Hannah Davidson 5:05.98, Lindsey Ferguson 9:53.31 US#2 and Alysha McElroy 10:21.18 US#8.
  • AL - Hoover Indoor Classic - Priceville - Elisabeth Molen, 10:57.91 3200 US#5, E.C. Gibbs, 1:56.37 800, 4:20.1 1600.
  • KS Kansas State U. HS Invitational - HIghland Park Topeka KS sr Jared Huske won four events, including a US#1 55H in 7.45. Also 6.50 55m, 22.70 200m and 3:31.72 4x400 (KC Sprinters Elite). Also: Millard North NE jr Cassie Styers 5-7 HJ, Darcie Schmitz 18-3 LJ, Kayla Smith 41-2.25..
  • MA - After a fast mile (4:15.30) at Albuquerque last week, Foot Locker national champ Ken Cormier travels east to Boston for the first of two straight weekends -- Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard this weekend and the Boston Indoor Games junior mile next week.
  • MA - Massachusetts Coaches Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center.
  • MD - MIAA State Championship - Prince George's Sportsplex - Darrius Heyward-Bey, 12 McDonogh School 6.35 55m US#2.
  • MD Prince George's County Championships -
    Girls - E.Roosevelt wins 176 points, Largo 2nd 112, C.H.Flowers 3rd 41
    Track MVP -Michaylin Golladay-Largo 40 points 55m 7.12, 55H 8.25, 300m 39.68, LJ 17-3.5. Field MVP- Heather Patton, Flowers TJ 36-0, HJ 5-2. 300m Meakes, Roosevelt 40.56, Takecia Jameson 40.77
    Boys - E.Roosevelt wins 123 points, C.H. Flowers 2nd 89, Oxon Hill 3rd 52. Track MVP - Afolabi Aromire, Flowers 300m 34.56, 500m 1:05.38
    Field MVP - Godson Akinnawo, High Point LJ 21-11, HJ 6-4. 55H Brett Brown, Flowers 7.55
  • ME Eastern Maine Indoor League - Old Town ME jr Cassie Hintz 10:40.94 2-mile US#1. You might say she ran all alone, winning by 2:27, except that she had to lap the nearest runners several times.
  • NC - Eastern HS Challenge at UNC Chapel Hill. Snowstorm kept many away, but good performances were still achieved.
    Mt Tabor NC sr J-Mee Samuels 6.24 55m US#1.
    Clayton NC soph Johnny Dutch 7.56p 55H US#2
    Thomas Dale VA sr Dennis Boone 24-5.75 LJ (Boone is already US#1 at 24-8.5 earlier).
  • NY - Colgate Women's Games Week #4
  • NV - 15th Pole Vault Summit in Reno replaces gambling pits with vaulting pits in the Hilton Hotel.
  • TX - Carl Lewis Invitational - U. of Houston.
    Three US#1's, Five US#2's in big opening in Texas... and Scott Sellers boasts one of each.
    • Cinco Ranch Katy TX sr Scott Sellers 7-3 HJ US#1 and 23-11 LJ US#2
    • Wayne Hobley LA 6.84 60m US#1
    • Donald Buckram, Jr. Five Hills TFC 6.91 60m US#2
    • Tenille Wilson AL 7.52 60m US#1
    • Bianca Knight MS 24.46 200m US#2
    • Candis Kelley TX 45-2.5 SP US#2
    • Leeandra Robinson TX 8.71 60H US#2
  • WA Washington State Open - West Valley Spokane sr Rashad Toussaint 48-8.75 US#1, beating the old #1 by nearly two feet.
New Balance Games
New York Armory Jan 22 - DyeStat on-site coverage
New Balance Games photo album
45 action pix and notes by John Dye from the NY Armory
57 Nicole Leach 53.48 400m US#1
The impending blizzard held down attendance, but the meet went on. With fewer heats, the schedule was accelerated and the meet was over by 4 pm.

Nicole Leach 53.48 400m US#1
West Catholic PA sr Nicole Leach finished in a blanket between two Olympians in the elite women's 400 meters. Ronetta Smith of LSU and Jamaica 53.34, Leach 53.48 and Ieva Zunda of Latvia 53.53. Leach hung with Smith the whole way and staved off the late charge of Zunda.

Mary Liz McCurdy NY 4:52.87 US#1
McCurdy led wire to wire in a seemingly effortless race with splits of 70.8, 2:25.1 and 3:39.8 [Walt Murphy]

Clemore Henry 48.49 400m US#1
Transit Tech NY star was 6th in the elite race but improved on his US#1 ranking.

Mary Saxer 13-0 PV
Lancaster NY sr Mary Saxer, the national record holder at 14-0, cleared 12-0 and 13-0 easily and then missed three times at an Armory record 13-5.5.

Millrose Mile Fields Set
NEW YORK Jan 22 -- High school mile fields were announced by invitations directors Larry Byrne and Jim Spier for the Millrose Games February 4 at Madison Square Garden. .
CHRIS BARNICLE, Newton North HS, Newtonville, MA
GEARY GUBBINS, Southampton HS, Southampton, NY
CARLOS JAMISON, North Rockland HS, Thiells, NY
ANDREW JESIEN, Walter Johnson HS, Bethesda, MD
JOHN MARTINEZ, North Rockland HS, Thiells, NY
DAN McMANAMON, Shenendehowa HS, Clifton Park, , NY
MARK RUSSELL, Lockport HS, Lockport, NY
BRYAN SCOTLAND, St. Benedict’s Prep, Newark, NJ
ROLANDA BELL, Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead, NY
NICOLE BLOOD, Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga Springs, NY
SARAH BOWMAN, Fauquier HS, Warrenton, VA
LINDSAY FERGUSON, Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga Springs, NY
MARY LIZ McCURDY, Bay Shore HS, Bay Shore, NY
KARA McKENNA, Suffern HS, Suffern, NY
KRISTIN REESE, Carmel HS, Carmel, NY
AISLINN RYAN, Warwick Valley HS. Warwick, NY
BRITTANY SHEFFEY, Bellport HS, Brookhaven, NY
DANIELLE TAURO, Southern Regional HS, Manahawkin, NJ

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 indoor
J-Mee Samuels NC 6.24
Santana Lowery MS 6.90
Wayne Hobley LA 6.84
Tenille Wilson AL 7.52
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 48.49
Nicole Leach PA 53.48
Afolabi Aromire MD 1:05.38
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
Mary Liz McCurdy NY 4:51.07 c
Dan McManamon NY 4:14.28
Mary Liz McCurdy NY 4:52.87
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
Jared Huske KS 7.45
Theresa Lewis MD 8.01
Trevor Gerland TX 7.92
Rokesha Williams MD 8.69
Scott Sellers TX 7-3
Lauren Biscardi NY 5-10.50
Dennis Boone VA 24-8.5
Sarah Griffen Matthews CO 20-3.5
Rashad Toussaint WA 48-8.75
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 23


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 20

"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)

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.

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]

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.

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