• Today on DyeStat March 18, 2005
  • Big finish to indoor season . . .
    • Nike Indoor in Maryland - See WINNERS TABLE for notes, results and photos of winners of almost all 46 events. Photo albums coming now -- race sequences, more faces, Vic Sailer's shots -- hundreds of pix. NIN on TV Sunday.
    • NSIC in New York - Photo gallery added Thursday evening
  • THIS WEEK - Viktoria Andonova FL 6-1.5 HJ is new Florida state record. Ed Grant reports on NJ athletes in national meets (six championships).
  • Rankings update - Jim's Top 5 as of Mar 14 - national indoor leaders by Jim Spier updated after the national meets. Gourley's List as of Mar 14 - Bob Gourley's weight throw rankings.

Challenges the USA

Once a regional post-season meet, GSW is now inviting top USA athletes to go against the best of 7 SW states, including those jackrabbits from Texas. Albuquerque June 2-4

US#1 in each event

our famous top 100
List #10 as of Mar 9 of 2005 indoor season has 3,517 performances

DyeStat Elite marks for period ending Mar 9
National leaders in all events by Jim Spier, National Scholastic Sports Foundation
Jim's Top 5 at Mar 14
Michael Roth's lists
Mar 3 list
Bob Gourley's weight & hammer rankings
Mar 14 list

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DONNA ON THE SIDE at Nike Indoor Nationals
Donna outdid herself this time - 580 scenes from the sidelines

Olympian Justin Gatlin with hurdle champion Kira Robinson

  • John Dye's Nike Indoor photo albums
  • Sprints - J-Mee Samuels, Trindon Holliday hit US top 10 all time
  • Hurdles - Kira Robinson, Jared Huske hit US top 10 all time

NIN Nike Indoor Nationals
Mar 12-13 PG Sportsplex Landover - INDEX -
DyeStat on-site with all the Dyes: John, Donna, Derek & Natalie

Saturday Highlights - Sunday Highlights
WINNERS TABLE - notes, results and photos of 46 events.
DONNA ON THE SIDE - 580 scenes from the sidelines

Many more photo albums coming -- race sequences, more faces, Vic Sailer's wizardry, and DONNA ON THE SIDE -- hundreds of photos in all.

Nike Indoor on television
NIN will be televised on Comcast CN8 Sports in a 2-hour show March 20 at 9 pm and repeated March 26 at 3 pm. People outside the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions can see the show on the Internet at www.cn8.tv. Here is the process to view the meet on the Internet:

  • logon www.cn8.tv
  • click on MidAtlantic region (map)
  • click on CN8 live in left column
  • click on broadcast (center page) at scheduled tim

for 2 days, the thrills kept coming
2 national records (Mary Saxer 14-2 PV, Saratoga NY girls 19:59.24 4-mile relay) - Ken Cormier's late charges - Sarah Bowman's wire to wire mile - Bumby's mile - LJ/60m double by Sarah Matthews - great hurdlers Kira Robinson and Jared Huske - blazing sprinters J-Mee Samuels, Trindon Holliday, Justin Oliver, Bianca Knight, Sade Williams - Ryan Whiting's clutch throw - the great team from Cinco Ranch Katy TX.

3 wise men

As the meet wound down Sunday, we spotted Mike Byrnes, Larry Byrne and Jim Spier chatting in the infield and realized this trio combines 100 years of high school track knowledge and service to the sport. Mike, NIN meet director emeritus, is co-founder of the National Scholastic Sports Foundation. Larry, meet historian, is a long time official and the high school statistics guru of the Northeast. Jim, NIN meet director, is co-founder with Mike of NSSF, which pioneered the national high school championship concept and currently runs four national meets -- Nike Indoor, Nike Outdoor, Nike Team Nationals (cross country), and the Great American Cross Country Festival. -- John Dye .
Coming on DyeStat : action shots by John Dye and Vic Sailer, plus Donna on the Side - hundreds of photos in all.
Andrew Perkins - fulfilling promise
Wisconsin runner who broke Jeff See's national freshman class mile record earlier this year with a 4:21.20 mark, won the freshman boys mile at NIN. Steve Underwood reports that Perkins has the genes and he was no surprise to the age group community, winning his first national title at age 10.

NSIC National Scholastic Indoor Championships
Mar 11-13 New York Armory - INDEX - COMPLETE RESULTS
Friday - Saturday - Sunday - WINNERS TABLE - Photo Gallery
DyeStat on-site with Don and Aaron Rich and Matt Soja
the New York Armory rocks . . .
Boys 4x200 national record falls for 3rd time in 4 years (Poly Long Beach CA 1:26.09) - more brilliant relays by West Catholic Philadelphia PA girls, Wilson Long Beach CA girls, Shaker NY boys, Colts Neck NJ boys, Warwick Valley NY girls - Nicole Leach dominates 400m - hot 800m's by Justin Craddock and Latavia Thomas - soaring jumps by Shana Woods, Inika McPherson and Brittany Daniels
Mary Saxer had two meets to go for another National Record, missing in New York, but still with a 13-06.25 warm-up effort for her 14-02 in Maryland. Who isn't impressed?

Don Rich's Sunday Summary - Records are made to be broken. But isn't it more fun when they last a while?
After a bushel of national records -- 20 in the past 4 years -- NSIC settled for one this year, but there were many near misses.

  • USR 4x200 by Long Beach Poly CA 1:26.09 - Simon Gratz 1:27.13 #4 all-time

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



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News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending March 17

Just about only two games in town this week: NIN and NSIC.

MD - NIN - Nike Indoor Nationals - PG Sportsplex, Landover MD

NY - NSIC - National Scholastic Indoor Championships - New York Armory

Viktoria Andonova
6-1.5 HJ
. Outdoor is already starting in warm weather states, and Florida jumping phenom Viktoria Andonova is off to a great start. In a tri-meet last Friday (3/11) the Coral Springs FL senior broke the Florida state record in high jump and also triple jumped 40-4 and long jumped 18-10.

photo by Mike Leary

NJ - New Jersey athletes win six national titles - Ed Grant reports.



Outdoor Cutoffs
Minimum standards for DyeStat Elite top 100 national ranking in the 2005 outdoor season have been established (Yes, the outdoor season has already started in Texas, California and Florida.). Based on the 2004 database, which contained 8,224 performances, some cutoffs were raised and some lowered. We are now open for input. First rankings: March 17. 2005 outdoor cutoffs - How to Get Ranked

photo by John Dye at 2004 Nike Indoor
Lashawn Merritt
signs Nike contract

On the eve of the NCAA championships, East Carolina University freshman Lashawn Merritt has signed a professional contract with Nike. In his short college career, Merritt had already run a 44.93 400 meters, third fastest ever indoors behind two Michael Johnson races and a world junior record, and coach Bill Carson was predicting Merritt would run under 44 seconds this year. At Wilson Portsmouth VA high school last year, Merritt was World Junior champion as well as Nike Indoor, USA Junior Nationals, Loucks Games, Virginia state meet, and AOC Raleigh. ECU release - Track & Field News story


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 Nationals -
3 of them now

With addition of the NSSF outdoor championships, Nike now sponsors national meets in all three seasons. So they have synchronized their graphics for Nike Team Nationals (cross country), Nike Indoor Nationals and Nike Outdoor Nationals

THE NIKE LIST US leaders - 2005 indoor
J-Mee Samuels NC 6.23
Santana Lowery MS 6.90
J-Mee Samuels NC 6.72
Ebony Collins CA 7.46
Ahmad Rashad MI 21.46
Bianca Knight MS 23.70
Edino Steele NY 33.74
Francena McCorory VA 37.60
Justin Oliver GA 47.68
Nicole Leach PA 53.48
Afolabi Aromire MD 1:03.52
Devon Williams MD 1:11.44 USR
Shaquan Brown NJ 1:17.9 USR
Janine Davis NJ 1:29.27 USR
Bryan Scotland NJ 1:52.47
Heidi Houle UT 2:07.00
Bryan Scotland NJ 2:27.91
Sarah Bowman 2:43.40 USR
Ben White NY 4:00.9
Caitlin Lane NY 4:33.40
Laef Barnes WA 4:10.50 c
Chantelle Dron NH 4:47.13 c
Laef Barnes WA 4:12.00
Chantelle Dron NH 4:48.93
Jeff Helmer WA 8:34.29
Nicole Blood NY 9:35.40
Chris Barnicle MA 8:58.05 c
Brittany Sedberry NJ 10:33.02 c
Chris Barnicle MA 9:01.45
Brittany Sedberry NJ 10:37.02
Myles Bradley CT 7.26
Theresa Lewis MD 7.95
Jared Huske KS 7.86
Kira Robinson CO 8.34
Scott Sellers TX 7-5
Lauren Biscardi NY and Nicole Smith PA 5-10.50
Dennis Boone VA 24-9.75
Sarah Griffen Matthews CO 20-8.5
Nkosinza Balumbu CA 49-3.5
Brittany Daniels CA 43-5
Jordan Scott GA 16-4
Mary Saxer NY 14-0 USR
Ryan Whiting PA 68-11.25
Michaela Wallerstedt ID 47-4.5
Walter Henning NY 75-0.5
Tara Cooper OH 53-3.5
Simon Gratz PA 1:27.96
Wilson Long Beach CA 1:38.77
Newburgh Academy NY 3:17.82
West Catholic PA 3:48.57
Syosset NY 7:42.22 USR
Boys & Girls NY 9:04.29
Simon Gratz PA 3:34.1
West Catholic PA 4:01.24
Colts Neck NJ 10:15.08
Saratoga NY 11:47.29
updated Mar 10


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 Nationals - Mar 12-13 Landover MD
National Scholastic Indoor Championships - Mar 11-13 NY Armory
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
Great Southwest Classic - June 2-4 Albuquerque NM
Nike Outdoor Nationals - June 17-18 Greensboro NC
USA Junior Nationals - June 24-25 Carson CA



News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending March 10

NY, VA and New England meets
highlight end of regular season

The last regular season weekend of the indoor season features two of the best state meets -- the Virginia AAA meet at George Mason University on Saturday and the New York state meet at Syracuse University on Sunday, plus the big New England Championships. Next week come the nationals -- the Nike Indoor Nationals in Maryland and the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York, with DyeStat on-site coverage of both meets.

AR Arkansas State Meet - Young pole vaulters win big. Bryant soph Spencer McCorkel 16-1 US#5 (left) and Hot Springs fr Stephanie Foreman 12-0 won 5A-4A titles, and Mena fr Staci Yahn 11-9.5 won 3A-2A-1A.
McClellan boys 48.25, Northside girls 85 win 5A-4A team titles. Ashdown boys 76, DeQueen girls 68 (Mansfield 66) win 3A-2A-1A team titles.
Jonesboro's Avery Taylor doubles 23-6 LJ and 46-2 TJ.
31 DyeStat Elite performances.

  • AZ Desert Vista AZ's Dutch Perryman vaulted 15-5 and his sister Jaci Perryman cleared 12-9.5 (an Arizona indoor record) at Northern Arizona U. recently. Coach Jeff Guy wants to know if any brother-sister combination has ever done better. Send email if you know of any. Jack Shepard (HIGH SCHOOL TRACK publisher) reports Olympian Jan Johnson's son and daughter in Atascadero CA -- Chelsea 13-6 in 2002 (USR outdoors at the time) and Clay 15-3.75 last year -- but can't recall any better same meet, same year combination.

FL 1st NACAC Championship - USATF Training Center, Clermont FL - Oviedo FL sr Jenny Barringer (left) and David Mock (Westmont Hilltop PA, William & Mary freshman) lead US Junior teams to sweep. Senior teams victorious, as well. Results

photo by flrunners.com

  • IL SIU Carbondale HS Inv - Cahokia jr Kali Jackson 48-1 TJ is 5th best in the country this season.
  • KY Mason Dixon Games - Louisville - Ballard and Sacred Heart girls tie for AAA title with 47 points (Central 46 and Eastern 43). Covington Catholic 55 wins boys title. .
  • MA New England Championships -
    John Carroll's Report - X 2 + G 2 + 2Taye = EXCITING!!
    Xaverian, Westerly and Taye brothers thrill SRO crowd at Reggie Lewis Center
    - Complete Results
    Portland's Sintayehu Taye's 9:16.65 2-mile took 12 seconds off the national freshman class record (9:29.10 by Ryan Deak in 2001) per Jack Shepard's HIGH SCHOOL TRACK 2005.
    There were 153 DyeStat Elite performances, including five US top 7 times in the 2-mile races won by Maine's Cassie Hintz 10:37.18 US#2 and Taye. Taye's brother Ayalew, a junior won the mile in 4:17.44. Doubles by Myles Bradley CT, Westerly RI girls and Xaverian MA boys.
  • MI MITS State Championships - Michigan Indoor Track Series) - U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor - Tiffany Ofili, Ypsi 8.61 60H US#3 - Geena Gall Infinity 2:08.77 US#3 break 27-year-old state record - Daniel Kinney Mich. Accelerators 7.94 60H US#3 - Ahmad Rashad Maximum Output 21.85 US#4
    Geena Gall 2:08.77 800m US#3 breaks 27-year-old state record (2:10.9 by Delisa Walton).
  • NY New York state meet - Nicole Blood wins role reversal 3000m over Aislinn Ryan - Defending state champion Nicole Blood 9:35.40 catches front running Foot Locker and Millrose Games champion Aislinn Ryan 9:36.26, two fastest times in the US this season. National PV record holder Mary Saxer (left) doubles with 13-5 PV and 19-2 LJ LUS#8. Carlos Jamieson 4:19.61 1600m (Kevin Tschirhart 4:19.85). John Martinez 9:19.09 3200m (Steve Murdock 9:19.88). Syosset boys 7:57.29 4x800 (Shaker 8:00.55), a rerun in slower time of the national record race at the Armory Feb 5. Saratoga girls 9:12.37 4x800 US#5, holding their runners out of the 1500. COMPLETE RESULTS -
    173 DyeStat Elite performances
  • NY USATF Metropolitan Open - New York Armory - Good HS times by Towson Catholic MD soph Devon Williams 2:12.18 800m US#10, Park School MD freshman Elan Hilaire 24.97 200m and Queen of Peace NJ sr Janine Davis 55.28 400m.
  • OH Akron Blue and Gold - 2,000 HS athletes entered at Akron University - Nick Panezich (Austintown) improves to US #8 SP with throw of 58'4" Mike Mickens (Huber Heights Wayne) US#8 60H 8.10 Cleveland Glenville US#10 4X400 3:22.11
  • OH Kent State Open #3- Kent State University - Girls Saturday, Boys Sunday
  • VA Virginia AAA state meet - George Mason U. - Bethel girls, Deep Creek boys win team titles - doubles by Dennis Boone and Francena McCorory - 224 DyeStat Elite performances, most of any meet of the season - Complete Results -
    Boys - Thomas Dale sr Dennis Boone doubles 6.36 55m and 24-9.75 LJ (improving his US#1 mark). Deep Creek jr Quentin Moore doubles 34.70 300m US#10 and 1:05.67 500m US#6. In the 300, Moore won a near dead heat over Bayside jr Charles Clark, given the same time, with Western Branch sr Devin Fentress 34.86 also in the picture. Herndon soph Abreham Dagnachew 2:31.23 1000m US#9. Herndon 7:59.82 4x800 US#9 (J.R. Tucker Richmond 8:01.01 US#12, Robinson 8:01.19 US#13). Great Bridge jr Michael Morrison 15-9 PV (he is already US#2 at 16-2). Landstown jr William Harvin 48-2.5 TJ US#5, beating Granby sr Dionne McClain 48-0, who is US#2 in this event off his 49-2.75 win at Virginia Tech.
    Girls - Bethel jr Francena McCorory doubles 7.02 55m and 38.38 300m. Bethel sr Shakirra Pinnock 1:14.85 500m US#4. James River fr Kristen Wolfe 2:57.02 1000m US#9. Hayfield sr Melissa Dewey 10:36.36 3200, just off her US#3 time of 10:34.62, winning by 25 seconds. Midlothian 9:24.33 4x800 US#8. Lake Braddock sr Ashley Haislip 5-8 HJ. Lee Davis jr Kathy Howard 42-1.5 SP. Hermitage jr Queen Harrison 18-10 LJ. Hayfield jr Nakeisha Wineglass 39-8 TJ US#6.
    WA UW Last Chance meet - Central Catholic Portland pair run 2nd and 4th fastest miles of the season. Jr Kenny Klotz ran 4:13.10, second fastest in the country this season, with splits of 63, 2:09, 3:14. Klotz took the lead with 400 meters to go, but was caught by U of Portland's Nate Appel in 4:12.78. Sr Annaliese Chapa, a U. of Oregon signee, ran 4:51.47, US#4 this season..

Allison Stokke ties sophomore class record

CA - Newport Harbor sophomore Allison Stokke cleared 13-4 on her third attempt to tie Stacie Manuel's 5-year-old 10th-grade outdoor national record at the season-opening Eagle Invite on Saturday afternoon. Stokke, who set the national frosh outdoor record of 12-08 in 2004, had three misses at an all-time outdoor national record height of 13-9. photo by David Kennedy


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