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Washington 2003 cross country

30th Sunfair Invitational
Oct 4, 2003 at Franklin Park, Yakima WA - 3.0 miles
a DyeStat featured meet with on-site coverage

The newest DyeStat featured meet is the biggest meet in the Northwest - 2,500 runners from the Northwest and Canada - 3,000 spectators - 100 schools. Unusual format with separate races for #1 runners, #2 runners, and so on through #7 runners. Team scoring adds up finishes in the 7 races. Separate scoring for class 4A, 3A, and B/A/2A schools. Combined trophy for best boys and girls school. Contact Phil English, meet director, 509-573-2644, Eisenhower HS, 702 S. 40th Ave., Yakima WA 98908.


| Results, Pix and comments | Preview | Schedule | Prior Years
| Donna on the Side - Part 1 the Yakima Valley - Part 2 the Races - Part 3 Awards

Eisenhower Yakima WA was a gracious host everywhere except on the course, where their US#9 boys won 5 of 7 races and were second in the other two for a powerful score of 9 points. Eisenhower jr Robbie Barany won the #1 seeded race handily (below). US#5 Snohomish WA girls held off Washington #4 Kamiakim 22-25. Fastest out of 3,000 runners were Vancouver BC's Anita Campbell 17:59 (Megan O'Reilly 18:25) and Jackson WA's Jeff Helmer 15:30 (winning the #2 seeded flight).

Preview - The Snohomish WA girls, ranked #5 nationally in The Harrier, and the US#9 Eisenhower Yakima WA boys are favored. Unique format has 7 varsity races, one for each team's #1, #2, and so on. The meet record can be equalled but never broken -- the Mead Spokane WA boys won every race once for a score of 7. Only five boys have broken 15 minutes on the hilly, 3-mile course at Franklin Park in Yakima. The girls record is 17:24 in 1990 by Rogers Spokane's Sara Schwald, who still competes as a professional runner for Nike.

Prior Years

  • 2002 - Mead WA boys and Mt. Spokane WA girls win team titles. Fastest individuals are Auburn Riverside WA sr Carl Moe 15:24 and Colbert WA freshman Megan O'Reilly 18:04.
  • 2001 - Flathead MT freshman Zoe Nelson continues unbeaten with 18:10 fastest time of day. Fastest boy is Chris Lukezic of Auburn WA in 14:56. Team winners are North Central girls 21 and Flathead boys 30.
  • 2000 - Flathead MT boys 14, Snohomish girls 40, Michael Kiter WA 15:18, Jodee Adams-Moore WA 17:58.

Schedule

All races 3 miles unless otherwise note.

8:45 am - Grades 3-6, boys and girls, 1 mile.
9:00 am - Grades 7 and 8, boys and girls, 1.5 miles.
9:30 am - Freshmen, 2 miles
10 am - Junior boys
10:30 am - Girls JV
11:00 am - Sophomore
11:30 am - Senior Boys
12 noon - Varsity Flight 1
12:30 pm - Varsity Flight 2
1:00 pm - Varsity Flight 3
1:30 pm - Varsity Flight 4
2:00 pm - Varsity Flilght 5
2:30 pm - Varsity Flight 6
3:00 pm - Varsity Flight 7 girls
3:30 pm - Varsity Flight 7 boys
3:40 pm - Coaches and community run
4:30 pm - Awards Ceremony.

 

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