Today on DyeStat Sep 1, 2005

  • THIS WEEK - We resume the daily flow of news as cross country season starts in earnest.
  • Great American - Entries Announced.
  • New staff for DyeStat - Marc Davis and Steve Underwood join the team.
  • Super 25 - The Harrier's pre-season rankings - top 25 cross country teams in the US
  • Nike Team Nationals - Complete pre-season kit - regional pages, pre-season rankings, last year's highlights, 2005 preview.


The Harrier
Marc Bloom's distance running magazine is now in its 30th year

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NEW-- training logs of Bob Kennedy's US record year, Ari Lambie's 4:37 mile, and Portland Central Catholic's 2005 XC preparation.

US#1 in each event

our famous top 100
Final Outdoor List
has 4,758 performances

National leaders in all events by Jim Spier, National Scholastic Sports Foundation
Jim's 2005 Top 5 - final
2005 US Juniors
Top 10 performers in 2005 born 1986 or later - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn
2005 US Juniors Aug 15
2006 US Juniors
Top 10 performers born 1987 or later (eligible for World Juniors at Beijing in 2006) - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn
2006 US Juniors Aug 15
Michael Roth's lists
July 2 list
Bob Gourley's weight & hammer rankings
Aug 8 hammer

Camp Directory
INDEX - by month - by state
find a camp,
advertise your camp

Aug 18-24 White Lake NY

now on sale ...
Want to know who has the all time record in the 4xMile relay? Or the freshman record in high jump? You need Jack Shepard's HIGH SCHOOL TRACK 2005. "I never leave home without it," says John Dye.

Louisiana relaxes transfer rule after Katrina
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will allow anyone from the hurricane disaster area to transfer to any other school. See Some schools are expected to be closed for the entire school year.

Great American - Entries Announced - 11 NTN regional ranked boys teams; including 6 of 10 from SE, and SW#1 Denver South. 11 NTN regional ranked girls teams; including 6 of 10 from SE, and NE#1 Harrier US#1 Saratoga Springs.

Early XC Action

  • IN - Pendleton sr Brock Hagerman won the Pendleton Heights Arabian Roundup in 15:29, ahead of Adam Lenz of Blackford 15:45, and led Pendleton to the team victory with 30 points.
  • Upsets in Texas -- SO#3 The Woodlands boys were beaten in their own invitational by SO#9 Cinco Ranch Katy and unranked Cedar Park. In Greenhill/Luke's Locker 6-mile relay, a true cross country style event where 4 person relay teams jump obstacles and race other teams, NTN South #4 Marcus boys fell to SO#6 Carroll, and SO#3 Marcus girls fell to 3 unranked teams. SO#1 Carroll girls clean up big, led by senior star Brooke Upshaw. .
  • Chapel Hill, Jack Bolas, Cardinal Gibbons win in North Carolina - SE#7 Chapel Hill rolls out the season gates with a victory lead by senior Jack Bolas. His time of 15:29 smashes the old course record. And supposedly he did that in training shoes! SE#5 Cardinal Gibbons sweeks out a victory over Green Hope HS. Senior Britney Johnson from Green Hope takes the race with a 24 second margin over Rachel Park of Cary Academy. Western NC Carnival
  • Fremont girls win big, American Fork boys lose in Utah - SW#1 Girls Fremont make an impressive early season stand at the American Folk Grass Relays; running the 3rd fastest time ever for the relay event. While SW#3 Boys American Fork just fall short of victory on their home course during the final leg of the relay. - Grass Relays
  • Columbus North is still solid in Indiana - MW #3 Columbus North dominated Division 1 at Rushville Invitational with 25 points, while Blackford ran away with Division 2. Adam Lenz from Blackford went 16:05 for the top mark of the day.

Marc Davis and Steve Underwood join DyeStat
PORTLAND OR Aug 28, 2005 -- DyeStat announces the addition of Marc Davis and Steve Underwood as full time senior editors. Davis holds national championships at all three levels -- high school (Foot Locker cross country), college (NCAA 5000m and 3000m steeple) and national (steeplechase) and was an Olympic finalist in steeplechase in 1996 at Atlanta. Underwood is a veteran journalist who is well known to DyeStat readers as "steveu," author of The Distance Gods series in the days of the Webbmaster and Ritz, and administrator of the TrackTalk message boards. Davis and Underwood will assist DyeStat founder John Dye in all aspects of DyeStat. Dye will continue as editor in chief. He and his wife, Donna (Donna on the Side), will continue to cover DyeStat Featured Meets on-site. more on Marc and Steve

Harrier Super 25
York and Saratoga Springs ranked No. 1
Now in his 30th year publishing distance running magazine The Harrier, Marc Bloom announces his 2005 pre-season Super 25 rankings of the top 25 high school cross country teams in the country. The York IL boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls ended last year ranked number one after winning the inaugural Nike Team Nationals meet in Portland OR, and they start this year on top despite losing their top runners.
1. York Elmhurst IL
2. Fayetteville-Manlius NY
3. Royal Simi Valley CA
4. Mead Spokane WA
5. Christian Brothers NJ
1. Saratoga Springs NY
2. Clarkston MI
3. Fremont Plain City UT
4. Yankton SD
5. Corona del Mar CA

Grand Finale of 2005 outdoor rankings
NSSF director Jim Spier's final lists of 2005

"DyeStat Grads" spur USA youth movement
USA's track and field youth movement, which bloomed in last year's Olympics in Athens, was in full flower at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki this year. It was spurred by 10 "DyeStat Graduates" -- recent high school stars who were prominent on DyeStat -- including gold medals by Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Lauryn Williams, Justin Gatlin and Tianna Madison. See what they did in high school on our World Championships table. Also see retrospectives on Allyson Felix at 15 and Sanya Richards at 16.

The two youngest gold medalists were Allyson Felix in the 200m (right) and Tianna Madison in long jump, both only 19.

Photos by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun

Nike Truck Schedule
The Nike truck has become a familiar site at high school meets. Actually there is more than one. A stepped up schedule will find them all over the country in the 2005 cross country season. See Nike Truck XC Map

NTN pre-season kit
Here is all the information needed to size up the second year of the Nike Team Nationals cross country meet. Regional pages, pre-season rankings, last year's results. Pre-season regional #1 teams include the top four boys teams from the inaugural event in 2004 -- York IL, Fayetteville-Manlius NY, Mead WA, and Royal CA -- plus girls defending champ Saratoga NY.
Rich Gonzalez preview - "The rules are different here. This is cross-country -- a real team sport where you truly are only as good as your support crew. Last year's NTN leaders all lost their star runners but they still wear the favorite's mantle this year."
NTN home page - Northeast | Southeast | South | Midwest | Heartland | Southwest | Northwest | California |

2005 summary
exploits of 2004-2005
Ending its 9th year, DyeStat observes more fabulous achievements by American high school track and field and cross country athletes.
  • Nike Athletes of the Year - These are DyeStat's picks as the premium athletes of the year; those who excelled at the highest level, the cream of the crop in 2004-2005 - the 33 most outstanding athletes in high school track and field. New this year: the DyeStat MVPs - the creme de la creme - the boy and girl who were the single most valuable performers of the year.
  • DyeStat Elite - the top 100 performers in the US in each event. Indoor - Outdoor
  • Nike List US#1 - the US#1 marks of the year for each event indoors and out.
  • Top Returnees - DyeStat Elite nationally ranking performers who were undergrads and will return next year. Outdoor - Indoor - Cross Country
  • New Faces - the freshmen (and even younger) performers who earned national ranking. Outdoor - Indoor - Cross Country
  • Big Meets - index to all the big meets covered by DyeStat. Cross Country - Indoor - Outdoor
  • College Choices - where the class of 2005 will attend college - 1,570 Choices

2005-2006 Meet Calendar is now posted.
Meet Directors:
Please review this information for accuracy. Many meets below were carried over from last year, but we need you to tell us if the information has changed. Many of you may have new web sites. Also send us information on any missing meets. Email John Dye.

College Choices
We have updated our College Choices 2005 lists and now have 1,505 choices as of July 30. The National Letter of Intent signing period ends Monday, August 1. Send information on choices to John Dye, giving name, high school, event, college, and a way to verify.

Great American
Sept 24, 2005
Nike Indoor
March 11-12, 2006
Nike Outdoor
June 16-17, 2006

Sep 24 Cary NC
Registration now open -
late entry deadline Aug 31 midnight.

Rich Gonzalez' Great Am mini-preview

DyeStat uses Hy-Tek
for meet results


unique items
for the HS athlete
--Parents Guide
--Training G
--Training Profiles
--Pace Calculator
--the Harrier
--HS Track 2005



AR for Lagat, PR for Webb

RIETI ITALY 8/28/05 -- New American citizen Bernard Lagat (134) set an American record of 3:29.30 for 1500 meters and pulled Alan Webb to a PR of 3:32.52.

photos by Giancarlo Columbo / PhotoRun

DyeStat Featured Meets
Meets featured on DyeStat with on-site coverage.
Great Southwest Classic - June 2-4 Albuquerque NM
adidas Golden West Invitational - June 12 Folsom CA
Nike Outdoor Nationals - June 17-18 Greensboro NC
USA Junior Nationals - June 24-25 Carson CA
Pan American Juniors - July 28-31 - Windsor Canada
Great American Cross Country Festival - Sep 24 - Cary NC
Sunfair Invitational - Oct 1 - Yakima WA
Manhattan Invitational - Oct 8 - Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
Mt. SAC Invitational - Oct 21-22 - Walnut CA
Foot Locker Cross Country regionals - November
Nike Team Nationals - December - Portland OR
Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - December - San Diego CA
Holiday Classic - December - New York Armory
Hispanic Games - January - New York Armory
New Balance Games - January - New York Armory
Millrose Games - February - Madison Square Garden
Armory Collegiate Games - February - New York Armory
Simplot Games - February - Pocatello ID
Nike Indoor Nationals - March - Landover MD


Sully's Stats
All time top 100 miles grouped by meet
John Sullivan 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. This week, All Time top 100 high school miles grouped by meet. Two thirds of the boys top 100 were run in post season meets, but more than half of the girls were run in-season. Cutoff for all time top 100 ranking is 4:07.3 for boys and 4:48.85 for girls.


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left, John and Donna Dye