• Today on DyeStat March 24, 2005
  • THIS WEEK - Indoor season is not over in Midwest -- major meets in WI, IL, IN, IA and OH. Kiel Uhl 9:09.78 in Iowa is US#2 3200m this season.
    • Big outdoor meets in TX, FL, NM and GA. -- 54th Texas Southern Relays, UTSA Whataburger, 41st Jesuit-Sheaner, Bob Hayes Invitational, Georgia Coaches Invitational, 34th Morehouse Relays.
  • World Cross - Galen Rupp 20th in Junior Men - Dathan Ritzenhein fades in men's long race behind Matt Withrow - Lauren Fleshman's 11th is highest US finish of the meet
  • Nike Indoor in Maryland - new photo albums - Distance races - race sequence and notes.
  • Rankings Update - Gourley's List March 21 - Zach Midles WA and Emily Bernhardt GA lead the first hammer throw rankings of outdoor season.

June 17-18 Greensboro
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US#1 in each event

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

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 21 hammer

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more Nike Indoor photo albums
Distance - Boys - Race sequence & notes - Bumby takes charge in mile (below), Cormier closes in on Murdock on last turn of 2-mile (right)
Distance - Girls - Race sequence & notes - 2-Mile (below left), seesaw duel between Krista Anderson ND and Katie Niehaus SC. Sarah Bowman VA (below right) went wire to wire in Mile and almost did it again 90 minutes later in the 800.

New York Armory 1978
The current generation of runners at the New York Armory can hardly appreciate the miracle that has been wrought in transforming the old building to a state of the art facility that lays claim to be the fastest indoor track in the world. This is a photo of Michael Potter in 1978 when he was a sophomore at White Plains NY high school running his first race at the Armory. "Man that was one rough track. You did not want to fall on that floor.  Splinters galore," Potter says. "This was the first time I wore my brand new pair of the original Oregon Waffles by the new company called Nike." Potter, who is now a Wall Street broker, later won the Loucks Games mile. The photo was taken by his coach Fred Singleton, now the director of the Loucks Games at White Plains High School every May.

Stat of the Week - a new feature by John Sullivan
Sully is a track nut who can't get enough track stats. He cranks out lists for his own amusement -- and now he can amuse you as well. In Sully's first installment, he scores the NCAA Indoor championships by HS state of the athletes. Texas wins in both men and women. That has nothing to do with the fact Sully is from Texas, but it could explain his motivation for producing this stat.
Stat of the Week index
- NCAA Men - NCAA Women

Nicole Blood Injured, Has Left Team
Saratoga NY distance star says she may not run at all in outdoor season. Story by Steve (steveu) Underwood.

True Confessions of a TV Rookie
David Mitchell of Pinckney MI was a coach at the first Nike Indoor Nationals in 1999 when he received a "battlefield commission" as an announcer. He is an experienced announcer now, but he never did TV before this year's NIN in Maryland. Read about his experience.

News items posted to DyeStat in the week ending March 24
  • CA DyeStatCal has all the news from the Golden State -- outdoor is heating up.
  • FL Bob Hayes Invitational -Oak Ridge FL girls double. Tiara Swanagan 42-5 TJ. Lincoln boys 40.89.
    Boys - Riverview Sarasota sr Dearon Duval 14.02 110H. Lincoln 40.89 4x100. Northwestern Miami 3:18.08 4x400.
    Girls - Northwestern SC sr Tiaerra McLaurin 11.86 100m. Magnet Baton Rouge LA sr Katrina Taylor 56.01 400m. Northwestern Miami FL sr Pavielle James 14.27 100H. Oak Ridge FL doubles 47.39 4x100 and 3:53.62 4x400. Northwestern Miami soph Lizzie Harris 5-8 HJ. Raines' Dionne Thomas 19-3 LJ (Zarina Saluki 19-2.25). Ed White Jacksonville sr Tiara Swanagan 42-5 TJ. Northwestern Miami's Jazmine Highsmith 42-3 SP.
  • FL Disney Showcase
    Boys - Oak Ridge's Jamal Whitted 6-8 HJ.
    Girls - St. Thomas Aquinas Fort Lauderdale sr Jenna Utecht 14.36 100H. Boca Ciega's Neidra Covington doubles 19-0.5 LJ and 39-2 TJ. St. Thomas Aquinas' Alexandra Black 11-7 PV.
  • GA Coaches Invitational
    How about a 4x1600 relay decided on a lean? Hoover AL 17:47.58, Collins Hill GA 17:47.66, both breaking their state records. Smiths Station girls 3:50.26 4x400 is a new Alabama state record.
  • GA 34th Morehouse Relays
    Boys - West Charlotte NC wins 4 relays: 41.98 4x100, 1:27.66 4x200, 8:22.95 4x800, and 11:17.93 DMR. Redan 3:19.34 4x400.
    Girls - Southwest Dekalb triples 3:55.66 4x400, 4:11.42 SMR, and 13:11.36 DMR.
  • IA Iowa State HS Classic - Kiel Uhl 9:09.78 is US#2 3200m this season. 26 DyeStat Elite performances..
    Boys - Roosevelt DesMoines sr Kiel Uhl 9:09.78 3200m MR. King-Pierson's Nick Kuchel 8.25 60H. Valley West DesMoines 3:26.70 4x400. Ames 8:10.65 4x800. Benton's Ryan Kelly 6-6.25 HJ. Ankeny's Aaron Jarosh 22-0.25 LJ. Roosevelt DesMoines' Bradley Claytor 54-11.25 SP.
    Girls - North Linn's Ellen Ries 2:16.48 800m. Burlington jr Jenna Caffrey 8.83 (Burlington soph Kelsey Smith 8.94). Iowa City West 9:40.94 4x800. Amber Sporror 5-4 HJ. Iowa City West's Danica Haight 40-8.75 SP.
  • IL Charleston HS Inv - Illinois superstar Alexandria Anderson doubled 7.11 55m and 17-11.5 LJ. Carlinville's Cassie Lamar 5-8 HJ. Edwardsville boys 8:12.30 4x800 (East St. Louis 8:12.69). Cahokia jr Kali Jackson 48-7.25 TJ (Bilia Hameed 48-4.5). Herrin soph Eric Thompson 7-0 HJ.
  • IN NSR State Indoor Classic 86 DyeStat Elite performances.
    1A-3A Boys - Calumet's Tyrae Edmonds 6.53 55m. Greencastle's Andy Weatherford 4:24.05 1600m. Northwood's Trent Chupp 22-6.5 LJ. North Knox's Matthew Hollbrok 53-11 SP.
    1A-3A Girls - Chatard's Cate Muskat 7.24 55m. Danville sr Wendi Robinson doubles 5:01.28 1600m and 10:56.51 3200m. Harding's Taylor Sefranka 8.54 55H. Harding doubles 1:46.10 4x200 and 4:02.50 4x400. Concordia Fort Wayne 9:49.44 4x800. Brebeuf's Geneva Trotter 17-9.5 LJ.
    4A-5A Boys - Lawrence Central sr Will Glover 6.38 55m. Lawrence Central sr Tyler McCreary 4:20.98 1600m. Warren Central soph Desean Turner 9:28.19 3200m. Harrison's Bryce Brown 7.47 55H. North Central doubles 1:32.34 4x200 and 3:26.72 4x400. Carmel 8:02.59 4x800. Richmond's JaRel Jordan 6-6 HJ. South Vigo sr Anthony Bertoli 15-7 PV. Lawrence Central's Dewayne Briscoe 55-5 SP.
    4A-5A Girls - Lawrence Central's Jeanne Roberts 7.10 55m. Westfield's Kristina Krasich 5:09.66 1600m. Roncalli's Stephaine Greer 11:07.22 3200m. Ben Davis HS 1:45.24 4x200. Northrop Fort Wayne 4:00.37 4x400. Westfield 9:39.99 4x800. Lawrence Central sr Tori Allen 11-6 PV. Northside Fort Wayne sr Aundrea Brown 18-1.5 LJ. Rachel Deloney 43-3 SP.
  • KS - Nike Indoor champ Jared Huske won four events in 40 degree weather in his first outdoor meet, the Topeka West Mid-Winter Relays.. The Highland Park Topeka senior ran 13.4h 110H, 10.6h 100m, 22.7h 200m and 38.78 300H. Details on HovpenSports.org.
  • NC Forsyth Country Day NC sr Mackenzie Pierce wins college 800m in 2:07.57 at U. of Charlotte's 49er Classic.
  • OH Ohio State Meet - U. of Findlay - first Ohio state indoor meet. Collinwood and St. Ursula crush the 20 year old state record with Collinwood's senior Sabrina Parr outkicking St. Ursula's senior Becky Clark for the 9:37.79-9:40.12 victory. 80 DyeStat Elite performances.
  • NM F. M. Wilson Relays - Albuquerque - Cody Harper leads Albuquerque Academy to team win with 4:18 split in 4x1600 (18:02.39) and 1:52.0 split in SMR (3:28.94 MR). Academy 93, La Cueva 84, Highlan 80.
  • TX Texas Southern Relays - Doubles by Sklyine Dallas girls, Ozen Beaumont boys and D'Andra Carter
    Boys - Brandon Washington 48.17 400m. Karjuan Williams 1:53.84 800m. Ozen Beaumont doubles 41.67 4x100 and 3:15.19p 4x400 (Thurgood Marshall Ft. Bend 3:15.71). . St. Augustine 1:26.36 4x200 and 3:14.42 4x400 (prelim - did not run in final).
    Girls - Skyline Dallas sr Krystin Lacy 11.76 100m. Lancaster's Jonisha Boleware 24.84 200m. Westside Houston sr Katie Baker 54.80 400m. Westfield Houston soph Nichole Jones 2:11.67 800m. Kimball Dallas sr Leeandrea Robinson 13.92 100H. Westbury Houston's Sandra Iwunze 42.80 300H. "Little Sister" D'Andra Carter, a senior now, has a big double -- 44-5 SP and 165-9 DT. Port Arthur Memorial's Hyleta Young 19-2.25 +1.8 LJ. Alief Taylor jr Shunda McPherson 38-9.5 +1.5 TJ. Skyline Dallas doubles 46.47 4x100 and 1:36.74 4x200. Hightower 4:11.29 SMR.
  • TX UT San Antonio Whataburger Relays
    - Madison San Antonio sr Quentin Summers 47.96 400m. Converse Judson 1:27.30. Madison San Antonio 3:17.58 4x400.
    Girls - Converse Judson triples 47.88 4x100, 1:40.83 4x200 and 3:59.57 4x400. Southwest's Destinee Hooker 6-0.5 HJ. Taft San Antonio's Ashton Baldwin 11-7 PV. Antonian :Prep sr Christina Mueller 152-5 DT.
  • TX 41st Jesuit-Sheaner Relays
    5A - Bowie Arlington's Brad Sellers 196-10 DT, breaking Michael Carter's 26-year-old meet record (188-3). Plano sr Scott MacPherson 4:12.24 1600m. Desoto jr Jason Guillory 60-3 SP. Lake Highlands' Jalyn Bray 47-6 TJ. Carroll Southlake sr Jarrod Buddin and Heritage's Peyton Carroll 15-0 PV. South Garland's Matthew Harding 10.54 100m. Plano's Greg Rideaux 37.93 300H. Desoto 41.46 4x100. North Garland 1:28.18 4x200. Rockwall 3:18.36 4x400. Carroll Southlake 10:36.43 DMR. Desoto wins team title.
    4A - Shawn Schmidt, St. Mark's 6-8 HJ. Midlothian jr Nick Frawley 15-6 PV. Poteet Mesquite sr Jansen Hyde 14.18 110H. Lancaster wins team title.
  • WI - Nelson Daniels Classic - Whitewater - Madison Memorial sr Jenny Soceka 12-6 PV is state record in Wisconsin's late indoor season. Soceka also won the 55H in 8.59. Rufus King Milwaukee sr Chavon Robinson doubled 17-9 LJ and 36-9.5 TJ. Watertown fr Andrew Perkins, fresh from his victory in the Nike Indoor Nationals freshman mile, won the 3200m in 9:23.42. Rufus King Milwaukee jr Lance Kendricks 47-4.75 TJ (teammate Anthony Strong 46-8.75).

Mar 19-20 St Galmier France - INDEX - Saturday - Sunday
Lauren Fleshman
Galen Rupp

Dathan Ritzenhein


photos by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun

Matt Withrow

Sunday - Galen Rupp 20th in Junior Men - Dathan Ritzenhein fades in men's long race - Lauren Fleshman's 11th is highest US finish of the meet

  • Men's Long Race - Best Americans were 2003 Foot Locker champion Matt Withrow 38:41 60th, Ian Dobson 38:45 61st, and Dathan Ritzenhein 38:46 62nd. A day that began with such optimism for Ritzenhein (see below) quickly turned to defeat, far behind the African runners he was trying to contend with. After one lap at the horse track course, the former 2-time Foot Locker Cross Country champion was 22nd in a big pack only 1 second behind the leader. The next four laps went like this: 26th, 0:13 behind - 35th, 0:47 - 42nd, 1:30 - 55th, 2:32. Olympic 10k gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele took the lead from Eliud Kipchoge on lap 5 and went on to win for a double (he won the short race Saturday).
  • Junior Men - Galen Rupp is 20th, first US finisher, as Kenya and Ethiopia continue to dominate.
  • Women's Short Race - Lauren Fleshman 13:44 11th is highest US finish of the meet, followed by Shalane Flanagan 14:05 20th and Shayne Culpepper 14:06 21st.

USATF Release: Ritz feels the best he ever has.
Sports Illustrated article: Ritz' fortune cookie said, "THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR YOU TO REACH YOUR GOALS." SI headline: "Ready to take on the world -- finally living up to his vast potential, tough-as-nails Dathan Ritzenhein could be the first American in 23 years to win a medal at the world cross country meet." Alberto Salazar won silver in 1982.

Saturday - Kenya and Ethiopia dominate

  • Junior Women - Best American is Lindsay Scherf, 18th in 22:12
  • Men's Short - Best American is Jorge Torres, 13th in 11:58.
  • Women's Long - Best American is Colleen DeReuck, 13th in 27:51.

USA's Lindsay Scherf (762), who finished 18th in the Jr Women Saturday, trails Japan's Yurika Nakamura here.

photo by John Nepolitan

World Cross Schedule

Saturday, March 19 , 2005
2:30 p.m. Junior Women's 6 km
3:20 Senior (Open) Men's 4 km
4:00 Senior (Open) Women's 8 km
Sunday, March 20, 2005
2:25 p.m. Junior Men's 8 km
3:15 Senior (Open) Men's 12 km
4:15 Senior (Open) Women's 4 km


Nike Outdoor
June 17-18, 2005
Great American
Sept 24, 2005
Nike Indoor
March 11-12, 2006

a DyeStat featured meet

a DyeStat featured meet


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
a DyeStat featured meet


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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. New quotes added today.
DONNA ON THE SIDE - 580 scenes from the sidelines
State Highlights - NJ by Ed Grant - MI by David Mitchell

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
  • Distance - Boys - race sequences & notes - Bumby takes charge in mile - Cormier's kick prevails in 2-mile

Many more photo albums coming -- race sequences, more faces, Vic Sailer's wizardry.

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.

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

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.


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

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 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.

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


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