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Week 1 of NTN regional rankings
, first update since the pre-season rankings Aug 8.

Iolani Invitational - California swept individual honors in Hawaii, Woodbridge sr Jessie Babcock (left) winning the girls race and Clovis East sr Russell Pfaff the boys. Snohomish WA was the strongest team for the second straight year, winning the girls race and running a close second to Vista CA in the boys. MORE NEW PHOTOS!!! courtesy of Niles Sundstrom.

news posted through Sep. 15 - by region
  • NORTHEAST - Region Review I - NE Regional Editor Don Rich's analysis of action of top 10 boys and girls teams and more through September 10.
  • NH - Dartmouth Invite - Nicole Blood (3rd/19:23) and Caitlin Lane (6th/19:53) run unattached in Dartmouth College Invite against teams from Boston College and others. Course was 3.3 miles.
  • NJ - St. Dominic Academy Invite - NE#9 Monsignor Donovan girls beaten by Jackson.
  • NY - Purple Wave-Mania Invite - Aislinn Ryan 16:55; second sub-17 in a week at 16:55, but Warwick Valley teammates 2nd. NE#7 Warwick Valley boys win easily.
  • NY - Wizard Invite - NE#4 Suffern NY girls lose to unranked Cornwall.


Craig Miller 14:56

Manheim Twp PA sr Craig Miller, a leading contender for Foot Locker national honors this year, was impressive at the Gettysburg Invitational in beating Conestoga Valley soph Vince McNally, 14:56 to 15:02 at 5k. The two are in the same league, so this is the first of several meetings. Read Don Rich's story, "Historical Day in a Historical Town" - Don says it was "arguably the fastest 5k in PA history."

photo by Don Rich

  • SOUTHEAST - NTN Region Review I - SE Region Editor Ben Ackerly's take on the action of top 10 boys and girls teams and more through September 10.
  • AL - Spirit of Cross Country in the face of Katrina - Though many teams cancelled for obvious reasons, the Mobile Challenge of Champions went on, thanks to hours of work by volunteers in clearing the course. "Time was taken to reflect on our missing counterparts," said meet director Steve Schoenewald. "A Hurricane Katrina relief fund collection was set up at the meet site."
  • MD - Barnhart Invitational - Showdown between top Baltimore boys teams goes to Loyola, with Broadneck jr. Matt Centrowitz dominating in 15:28.
  • TN - Brooks Memphis Twilight - US#13/SE#1 Scottsboro (AL) girls and freshman Caitlin Chitwood win.
  • VA - Great Meadows Invitational - Two US#23/SE#3s fall: Brentsville boys to Oakton, and Oakton girls to Midlothian
  • SOUTHWEST - SO Regional Editor John Sullivan brings you the tops team scores and highlights. South Review I - South Review II - South Review III
  • TX - Texas A&M Invitational - SO#5 Corpus Christi King boys take down 4 other ranked teams, including US#21 A&M. SO#1/US#6 Southlake Carroll girls dominate over 3 other ranked teams. NEW PHOTOS!!
  • MIDWEST - Region Review I - MW Regional Editor Scott Bush breaks down the action of top 10 boys and girls teams and more through September 10
  • IL - Lancer Invite - Naperville North's #4MW girls and #6MW boys win by solid margins.
  • IN - Indiana State Preview Meet - Cathedral 51, with Katy Achtien 14:28 over 4k, over MW#9 Carmel and Westfield in Girls AA. Details to come.
  • OH - Tiffin Carnival - MW#2 Bowling Green nipped by Massillon Jackson again, 95-96 this time. Sarah Foster 18:24 and Emily Infeld 18:26 in different divisions
  • HI - 7th Iolani Invitational - Vista CA boys edge Snohomish WA 55-59. Snohomish WA girls 50 win by 55 points. Fastest of day are Jessie Babcock 18:46.01 and Russell Pfaff 16:18.58
  • ID - Soda Springs Invitational - SW#1/US#3 Fremont girls cross regions and win big. Cassie Ricks with another victory. Plus SW#10 Rock Springs WY come in and score low.
  • MT - Flathead Invitational - NW#4/US#22 Flathead girls and NW#6 Flathead boys both win.
  • OR - Jim Danner Invitational - Meet page and Entry Information.
  • OR - Canby Invitational - featuring NW#2/US#15 Jesuit girls & NW#3/US#15 Jesuit boys.
  • OR - Mt Hood Invitational - with NW#2/US#8 Central Catholic boys in action.
  • WA - Capital Invitational - both US#15 Jesuit boys and girls teams, along with NW#1/US#7 Gig Harbor girls.
  • See all the news of the Golden State on DyeStatCal, by Rich Gonzalez and Doug Spec
  • Evan Watchempino (14:41) leads CA#2/US#10 Jesuit boys at the Delta League Center Meet #1.
  • Regional Review I - Boys analysis by Rich Gonzalez and Girls analysis by Mike Kennedy. See how the top teams from the Golden State faired.
  • Morro Bay Invitational - Mission CA freshman sensation Jordan Hasay wins in 18.01.61 -- which would have placed 14th in varsity boys race; only 50 seconds slower than the fastest boy of the day!


Is Big Bear's Chad Hall following in the footsteps of his older brother (2005 US World Team Member - 5000m) Ryan Hall? He runs 14:56 for three miles and has the day's fastest time by 33 seconds at the Millikan Invitational
(also known as the Long Beach Invite).

Photo Courtesy of Bill Leung


UNM Invitational - Big meet at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque attracts most of the top teams in New Mexico. Winners are Albuquerque Academy boys, Eldorado Albuquerque girls, Matt Tebo and Vanessa Ortiz. Results and pix - Donna on the Side

DyeStat Elite XC rankings open
We are now accepting performances for national ranking in cross country for the 2005 season. See How to Get Ranked for the procedures to follow.
NEW THIS YEAR: Girls 4k and 3200m lists for those unfortunate states that consider girls the weaker sex and make them run shorter distance than boys.
Cutoffs for 2005 cross country rankings:

3 miles

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 |


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

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The Harrier
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news posted through Sep. 8 - alphabetical by state
  • CALIFORNIA - see all the news of the Golden State on DyeStatCal, by Rich Gonzalez and Doug Speck
  • AZ - Peaks Inv - SW#4/US#25 Page boys win big. And Tiger Inv, where SW#6 Flowing Wells girls fall to two unranked teams.
  • CA - Granite Bay Inv - Unranked Madera boys 53 beat CA#2 Jesuit 65. Marie Lawrence 17:59 5k (Alex Kosinski 18:25) leads SW#3 Reno girls 61 to easy win.
  • GA - Clara Bowl - Mixed results for Mountain Brook AL. SE#2 girls 43 win convincingly. SE#6 boys 139 are fourth behind unranked Parkview 81, unranked Brookwood 84 and SE#9 Marist GA 101.
  • IN - Rushville Invitational - MW #3 Columbus North dominates Division 1 with 25 points.
  • IN - Pendleton Heights Arabian Roundup - Pendleton sr Brock Hagerman wins in 15:29, ahead of Adam Lenz of Blackford 15:45, and led Pendleton to the team victory with 30 points.
  • MI - Michigan Week - Dave Swarts reports that St. Clair's Addis Habtewold, a soph from Ethiopia, has won three early-season meets with a best of 15:35.
  • MI - MW#10 Rockford girls and Rachel Wittum roll in Benzie Central Invite.
  • NC - Chapel Hill, Jack Bolas, Cardinal Gibbons win at Western NC Carnival
  • NM - Del Norte Invitational - SW#2 Albuquerque Academy boys 22 claim 5 of top 8 positions and 7 of 12 to beat SW#9 Gallup 68 at 6,000 feet altitude.
  • NY JUST IN! Defending Foot Locker champ Aislinn Ryan runs 16:38 in Warwick Lions 5k Sept. 5 in Warwick, NY. More details to come.
  • OH - Avon Lake Early Bird - Unranked Jackson Massillon OH girls beat MW#2 Bowling Green, 41-49. Beaumont Cleveland soph Emily Infeld 19:05 5k wins in mud.
  • OH - Treaty City Invitational, Greenville - MW#8 LaSalle Cincinnati boys 64 beat MW#5 Middletown 147, with unranked Alter Kettering 130 second. Unranked Alter Kettering girls 68 topple MW#7 Colerain Cincinnati 77.
  • PA - Northampton Invitational - Soph Chanelle Price leads unranked Easton PA girls over NE#10 Allentown Central Catholic.
  • PA - Big Valley Invitational, Reedsville - NE#4 Coatesville PA boys 26 put five in top 10, with Kyle Dawson running 16:07 for the win.
  • SC - SE#4 Smith's Station AL boys travel to Eye Opener Invite in Spartanburg and are beaten by team from another visiting state, unranked T.C. Roberson NC.
  • SD - At the Northern Hills Invite, HL#8 Rapid City boys & HL#5 Rapid City girls both take loses to unranked teams. And HL#6 Eden Prairie is upset at the Matterhorn Invititational.

TX - Kingwood Invitational - More Texas results with SW#2/US#21 A&M boys, and SW#2/US#9 Kingwood girls.

Marcus I Invitational - 6 Region ranked teams, with 3 US ranked teams, Including US#6 Carroll girls & US#14 Flower Mound boys. right, super soph Colby Lowe of Carroll Southlake, 30th at NTN as a frosh, was an impressive winner in 15:17 5k. photo by Brad Cooper.

Also in the Big State, SO#3 The Woodlands boys are beaten in their own invitational by SO#9 Cinco Ranch Katy and both Marcus teams lose to lower ranked teams In Greenhill/Luke's Locker 6-mile relay, . SO#1 Carroll win big, led by senior star Brooke Upshaw. Check out the South Roundup - Regional editor, John Sullivan's breakdown from last week's action.

  • UT - Bulldog Invitational - SW#1 Fremont girls continue to roll, with 3 other region ranked boys teams battling it out. Plus - Grass Relays - SW #1 Fremont UT girls win big. SW#3 American Fork boys lose. And S. Utah University Invite - SW#7 Mountain View boys & SW#10 Mountain View girls both win.
  • WA - Washington Coaches Poll Sep 1 - Coaches rank pre-season NW#4 Ferris boys ahead of NW#1/US#4 Mead. NW#1 Gig Harbor is top ranked girls team.

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.

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

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

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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