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Top 10 performers in 2005 born 1986 or later - by Jim Spier and John Blackburn
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news posted through Sep. 22 - by region
  • Northeast Week #2 -- A roundup of important action through Sept. 17 by Regional Editor Don Rich.
  • CT -- Wilton Invitational - Ridgefield girls dominate, winning their division with 17 points.
  • MA -- Battle of the Border - Tyngsborough HS. Course straddles NH-MA border.
  • MA - Pingree Invitational, South Hamilton - Taye brothers (sr Ayalew and soph Sintaheyu) open season with a romp, finishing 1-2 in 15:31 and 15:32 3.1m with next runner coming along 92 seconds later. They have moved from Portland ME to the Cushing Academy in Massachusetts this year.
  • MA -- Amherst Invitational - Host school wins both boys and girls divisions. A 2:13 800-runner as a soph, jr. Colleen Wetherbee of Dennis Yarmouth shows impressive endurance to win.
  • NJ -- 10th Cherokee Challenge - Marlton NJ.
  • NY -- 35th Guilderland Invitational - Brian Rhodes-Devey sets record of 13:58 on 2.7-mile course.
  • NY - Manhattan Invitational - Entry list and schedule is up for big meet Oct 8.
  • NY -- Suffern Invitational - NE#3 Bronxville girls and NE#7 Suffern girls win separate races, with Bronxville clocking the best times. Aislinn Ryan's 17:34 is tops. #5 Warwick Valley boys also win, but unranked St. Anthony's has the top set of marks in another race.

PA -- Briarwood Invitational

Cardinal O'Hara's Greg Thomas (left) wins in 15:57, second fastest Philadelphia Catholic League time ever at the tough Belmont Plateau course in Philadelphia. (15:42 by Steve Hallinan is PCL record).

Cardinal O'Hara boys and girls sweep the team championship flights, with NE#9 Ridgewood NJ boys a casualty.

photo by Don Rich, PennTrackXC/Milesplit


  • VT -- Essex Invitational - NE#8 Champlain Valley girls win with 17 points, despite missing their No. 3.

There is something different
about Fayetteville-Manlius NY this year.

New York squad regroups after loss to York at 2004 Nike Team Nationals - will look for faster top 4 and wider spread. story by Don Rich on the NE#1 US#2 team.

  • Southeast Week #2 - A review of action through Sept. 17 by Regional Editor Ben Ackerly.
  • AL Scottsboro Invitational
  • AL Crimson Classic - Tuscaloosa.
  • DE -- Lake Forest Invitational - Felton.
  • FL -- FSU Invitational - SE#8 Lawton Chiles boys win battle of ranked FL teams, including SE#4 Holy Trinity Episcopal and SE#6 Tampa-Jesuit. James Osbourne and Justin Harbor shine in college 8k. SE#3 J'ville Episcopal girls roll with 39 pts with SE#10 Our Lady of Lourdes 3rd.
  • GA -- 3rd Flight Invitational - Marietta GA
  • KY -- Trinity Invitational - Michael Eaton blazes 15:15 5k to win 50th Annual Event; MW#9 Cincinnati LaSalle boys roll.
  • KY -- Valkyrie Invitational -
  • KY -- Covington Catholic Invitational - Erlanger
  • TN -- 30th Tennessee Classic - Steeplechase course, Percy Warner Park, Nashville. GA standout Ben Hubers outruns TN stars Todd Smalling and Rob Sorrell.
  • VA -- Brentsville Under the Lights Relays - Nokesville VA. Host SE#3 Brentsville VA boys and unranked Eleanor Roosevelt MD girls(ahead of SE#5 Midlothian VA and SE#6 Brentsville) set meet records in unique format. By Southeast Regional Editor Ben Ackerly.
  • WV -- Forest Festival - Elkins WV.
  • WV -- Chick-Fil-A Invitational - Berkeley Springs soph Rachel Buser 18:22 5k, the defending state 1A-2A champ, had the fastest time of the day and now awaits a Maryland invasion at the Mountaintop Combo this weekend. SE ranked Eleanor Roosevelt and the Sinclair sisters of Montgomery Blair MD will be on hand. Observors are expecting "the greatest girls race ever in West Virginia."

Bull Run MD - On brutally hot day that made the hills of Hereford even more hellacious, Georgetown Prep MD sr Steven Duplinski 16:03 3 miles (just 3 seconds off the course record) over Brad Siragusa VA 16:44 and Matt Centrowitz MD 16:48. Christy Johnson MD 19:38 is only girl under 20 minutes. Northwest MD girls 174 top SE#9 Dulaney MD 190 and previously ranked Morgantown WV 193 in overall all-division scoring. Loyola Blakefield 206 is boys overall best over Broadneck MD 247.

left, Steven Duplinski .
- photo by John Roemer

  • Midwest Week #2 -- Review of action through Sept. 17 by Regional Editor Scott Bush.
  • IL - - Peoria Notre Dame Invitational - State meet course. Upsets on both sides, with Glenbard South boys (over MW#4 Naperville North and MW#7 Palatine) and Palatine girls (over MW#3 Naperville North) getting wins. Jonathan Popejoy (14:31) and Caitlin Comfort (17:04) fastest on legendary Detweiller.
  • IN -- New Prairie Invitational - MW#5 Warren Central boys and De'Sean Turner 15:41 5k over big field including MW#6 Carmel. Previously ranked Valparaiso girls nip #4 Carmel , MW#7 Cathedral (Katy Achtien's 14:54 4k). Also, in 'A' race, Kelsey Nielsen of Bremen 14:50.
  • MI -- Spartan Invitational at Michigan State U. Jenny Morgan 18:13 leads MW#1 Clarkston MI girls 93 (1-4-9-27-52) over Saline MI 126 and MW#5 Rockford MI 143. Story by Steve Underwood.
  • MI -- 38th Nike-Holly Invitational -Davisburg MI. Addis Habtewold, St. Clair's new standout by way of Ethiopia, and Dexter's boys make a case for state and regional recognition. Story by Steve Underwood.

Michigan's newest star

Addis Habtewold, a transplant from Ethiopia and soccer, is in his first cross country season and won the 38th Nike-Holly Invitational by 25 seconds in 15:54 on a rugged layout at Davisburg MI. Habtewold is a sophomore at St. Clair MI. -- photo by Davey / RunMichigan.

  • OH -- Gailon Festival - Christy Titus 18:16, leading MW#9 Bowling Green girls to victory, and Sarah Foster 18:17 in separate races.
  • OH -- Spartan Invitational at Youngstown Boardman. Bridget Franek gets a big win over Emily Infeld. MW#8 Massillon Jackson girls with solid victory.
  • OH -- 3rd Toledo Invitational - Ottawa Park Golf Course, Toledo.
  • OH -- 35th Eaton Invitational - Fort St. Clair Park, Eaton OH.
  • Heartland Review V - Exended coverage of Rim Rock Invite, plus all the action from across the Heartland. By Regional Editor Tony Bozarth
  • KS -- Rim Rock Farm Classic - HL#1/US#7 Liberty boys easily handles HL#5 Potosi and HL#7 Fremont. But The Woodlands girls spoil HL#3/US#16 Iowa City West's day, along with HL#5 Lee's Summit, HL#2/US#8 Roosevelt, as well as HL#9 Liberty.
  • MO -- Missouri Southern Stampede - Fayetteville boys and Eureka girls victorious. Special report by Tony Bozarth.
  • MN - Lakeville Invitational - Holy Family Chaska MN sr Bria Wetsch 13:44 4k trounces national 2-mile champion Elizabeth Yetzer 14:04. HL#Minnetonka girls lose, while HL#8 Edina and HL#10 Eden Prairie boys both win separate invites.
  • NE - Norfolk Invitational - HL#1/US#4 Yankton girls and HL#3 Yankton boys both win. Now with added coverage from Yankton Coach, Dan Fitzsimmons - Click Here
  • Southwest Report III - By new Regional Editor Adam Kedge.
  • AZ -- Chinle Invitational - NW#3/US#25 Page boys win easily.
  • AZ -- Monument Valley Invitational - Tuba City sweeps both team races.
  • CO -- Liberty Bell Invitational - Big meeting of NTN ranked teams sees SW#1/US#12 Albuquerque Academy boys fall to SW#4 Fort Collins and SW#5 Rock Springs WY. The girls race had unranked Rocky Mountain girls (3-4-8-12-39) a decisive winner over Cherry Creek. Then came SW#7 Fairview, SW#5 Fort Collins, and SW#8 Campbell County WY. SW#9 Smoky Hill CO was back in 8th. NOW WITH PHOTOS!!!
  • CO -- Ramble at the Reservoir - Ouray HS.
  • CO -- Florence Husky Invitational -
  • See all the news of the Golden State on DyeStatCal, by Rich Gonzalez and Doug Spec
  • Ojai Invitational - Ken Reeve's story about Fr-Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep destroying the old course record at Lake Casitas set back in 1995 by former Foot Locker Champ and National Record holder Kim Mortensen. She runs 17:04 for the 3m course (old record - 17:35). Photos below by Dave Holland

  • 25th Woodbridge Invitational - The Mercado brothers (14:13 & 14:26 - 3miles) from West Covina win over Central Catholic's (OR) Kenny Klotz and Big Bear's Chad Hall. CA#1/US#3 Royal (CA) boys victorious! CA#2/US#11 Murietta Valley (CA) girls beaten. Photo courtesy of Bill Leung

    West Covina Mercado twins, Diego & Danny, leading Kenny Klotz of Central Catholic (OR) in the Sweepstakes Race at Woodbridge Invitational

    Woodbridge Invite Team Champions -
    Royal High School

    Pictured from left to right are:
    Coach Ryan Luce, Hudson Andrews, Dustin Patterson, Kevin Sullivan, Danny Benson, Michael Cybulski, Jason Pedersen,
    & Jun Reichl

  • California Girls Top 10 Report
  • California Boys Top 10 Report - By DyeStatCal's Rich Gonzalez
  • 43rd Nevada Union Invitational - Nevada Union HS, Grass Valley
  • Stanford Invitational - entries for big meet Sept. 24. Doug Speck recalls earlier Stanford meets.

NTN regional rankings -
how the process works.

Three criteria -- head-to-head competition, timing and meet format -- are most important to the NTN Ranking Committee, which produces weekly rankings of teams in 8 regions. The NTN Regional Rankings are the basis of the selection process for the Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 3. The top two teams in each region at the end of the season will be invited to compete. The third and fourth place teams in each region are considered for the four national at-large selections. Here's how the rankings process works. Story by Rich Gonzalez

NTN regional rankings
First update based on actual results (through Sept. 10). Rankings will be updated each Friday from now through November.
NTN home page - Northeast | Southeast | South | Midwest | Heartland | Southwest | Northwest | California |
Top two teams in each region are shown below. If the season ended today, these teams would be invited to run at Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 3. Four at large teams are also invited, making fields of 20 boys teams and 20 girls.

NE 1 Fayetteville-Manlius Manlius NY
NE 2 Christian Brothers Lincroft NJ
NE 1 Saratoga Springs NY
NE 2 Roxbury NJ
SE 1 Jefferson Alexandria VA
SE 2 Oakton Vienna VA
SE 1 Scottsboro AL
SE 2 Mountain Brook AL
SO 1 Flower Mound TX
SO 2 King Corpus Christi TX
SO 1 Carroll Southlake TX
SO 2 Kingwood TX
MW 1 York Elmhurst IL
MW 2 Columbus North IN
MW 1 Clarkston MI
MW 2 Waukesha West WI
HL 1 Liberty MO
HL 2 Shawnee Mission Northwest KS
HL 1 Yankton SD
HL 2 Roosevelt Sioux Falls SD
SW 1 Albuquerque Academy NM
SW 2 Mountain View Orem UT
SW 1 Fremont Plain City UT
SW 2 Eldorado Albuquerque NM
NW 1 Mead Spokane WA
NW 2 Central Catholic Portland OR
NW 1 Gig Harbor WA
NW 2 Jesuit Portland OR
CA 1 Royal Simi Valley
CA 2 Murrieta Valley
CA 1 Corona del Mar
CA 2 Murrieta Valley


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

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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

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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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


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