best of the weekend
Tech - hot times in the Blue Ridge mountains | Donovan
Kilmartin 16-6 in Idaho | Ashlee Brown
7.91 at Reno | Anna McFarlane 13-0.25 in Mass
| 41 elite marks at MA Coaches Inv |
Mike McGrath 4:10.87, Joaquin Chapa 4:12.43 run US#1-2
in mile in WA | Mountain View UT, Amy Menlove US#1 in Utah's
new Olympic Oval | Mark Jelks
6.82 US#1 60D in Indiana | Louisiana athletes
get 32 elite marks | huge triple for Erica
McLain at Texas Tech college meet | Georgia
girls star at Tennessee State | Adam Perkins
at Kansas |
Spier's Top 5 - national leaders with separate lists
for banked and oversized ovals. February
- results, rankings, and other current news
reverse alphabetical order by state
Husky High School Invitational
Feb 2 at Dempsey Indoor, U. of Washington,
Seattle (300 meter track) - Complete
scorcher - Lincoln OR sr Mike McGrath
and Grant Portland OR sr Joaquin Chapa
produced the fastest mile of the season, with McGrath pulling
away ever so slightly in the last 200 meters to win, 4:10.8
to 4:12.4, with negative splits (2:07 and 2:04/2:05). They
both surpassed N. Forsyth NC Bobby Mack, whose 4:13.73c at
Virginia Tech Saturday was briefly the US#1 boys mile. Another
US#1 mark came from the UW meet when Puyallup WA sr Adam
Demmings won the 800 in 1:54.0. Stadium Tacoma WA
sr Darren Woods, who is US#1 in the 400 (48.02)
ran the 300 this week in 34.19, US#2 behind Reggie Witherspoon's
33.31 at Virginia Tech. Seattle Academy WA sr Audrea
Nolan 11-6 PV. Inglemoor WA sr Carson Schmiett
won the 400 in 49.45. Arlington WA sr McKane Lee 15-11.75
PV US#5. Sherena Smith 19-2.75 LJ US#4. Anthony
Brown triples in 7.04 60D, 22.32 200m US#9, and 8.17
60H US#7. Benson OR sr Brandi Probasco-Canda 40.94
300m. Benson OR sr Deborah Jones 57.68 400m.
Feb 1 at Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns UT (442
meter track) - 17
DyeStat Elite marks
Olympics facility produces top times, including US#1's by
Amy Menlove 7.50 and Mountain View girls 9:19.97
- Taylorsville jr Sok Nhim 6.97 60D US#3.
Mountain View sr Nate Houle 1:56.21 800m
- Alta UT sr Amy Menlove 7.50 60D US#1t.
Orem sr Amber Harper doubles in 5:10.7 1600m
and 11:15.54 3200m. Taylorsville soph Shawnee Slade
- Deep Creek boys and girls run away with
team titles. Results
- Deep Creek jr Antwain Carey 6.46 55D. Deep
Creek jr Travis Stallings 1:07.84 500m. Great
Bridge jr Brian Webb 14-6 PV. Great Bridge
jr James Nixon 57-6.25 SP. Deep Creek
1:29.51 4x200 US#3.
- Western Branch jr Tosin Oluwole 7.14 55D.
Western Branch sr Leslie Treherne 40.31.
Deep Creek jr Brandi Kellam 1:18.84 500m.
Hickory sr Jennifer Boyd 5:13.47 1600m. Western
Branch 4:03.87 4x400. Deep Creek jr Chante
Sessoms 17-8 LJ. Deep Creek Courtney Edmonds
39-5.25 SP. Western Branch 1:42.38
Feb 2 at Tennessee State University
girls romp at college meet
Chamblee GA sr Mary Ann Erigha won
the 200 in 25.32 and was second in the 55D in 7.09 US#8. Lauren
Burns won the 300 in 40.43 and was 4th in the 55D
in 7.24p. Briene Simmons won the 600 in 1:35.33
US#8 (Brittney Hall, Atlanta TC, second in 1:38.87). Burns,
Simmons, Joy McDonald, and Lauren Tillman formed the Georgia
Elite relay, which placed 3rd in the 4x400 at 3:53.00. Holly
Smith, Atlanta TC, was third in the 55D at 7.20.
Feb 1 at Texas Tech University - Results
triple for Erica McLain - Plano East TX junior
wins LJ (19-7.5), TJ (42-4.75) and 55 hurdles (8.11) against
college competition. Long and triple jumps are best in the
country this season and the hurdles time is US#6t in only
her second try at the hurdles. Also, Plano TX jr Richard
Crawford 6.51 55D and 21-9 LJ in his first meet of
State National Open
Jan 31-Feb 1 at Penn State University - Glasgow
DE sr Kamilah
Salaam 7.56 60D and 8.77p 60H, both US#4
high school marks, placing 4th and 5th against college runners.
Rich's Feb 1 Report - Details
DMR at Lehigh - Hatboro-Horsham 12:23.9 US#3
and St. Hubert's 12:26.7 US#4. Andrew Johnson,
North Hills, 6.2h 55D in second week back in TSTCA meet at
MSTCA Coaches Invitational
Feb 1-2 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston - Complete
Results with 41 DyeStat Elite performances
and highlights by John Carroll.
and Dickman get top 10 US marks
- Cambridge Rindge and Latin sr Tim Harding 6.47
55D. Foxboro sr Dan Saltzman 35.08 300m.
St. John's Shrewsbury sr Brian Watrous 1:21.50
600m. Reading sr Wade Gauthier 2:33.20 1000m.
North Atttleboro jr Marcus Vaughn 7.70 55D.
Mashpee sr Roscell Lopez-Pitts 22-2.75 LJ.
- Brookline sr Danielle Bolt 7.18 55D. Bromfield
sr Ari Lambie 2:36.49 600m US#9. Haverhill
sr Natasha Stevenson 40.37. Bromfield jr
Kristin Ricci 11:28.12 2-mile. Dennis
Yarmouth HS 4:04.48 4x400 (Ipswich-Georgetown 4:04.64).
Holliston sr Shawna Rossini 5-6 HJ. Westboro
sr Kara Dickman 18-9.75 US#7.
Boston Indoor Games
Feb 1 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston
High School miles with highlights by John Carroll
Lindsay Donaldson 5:11.46, Victor Gras
Feb 1 at Wheaton College, Wheaton MA
pole vaults 13-0.25 to take US#1 spot.
2 and 3 Individual Championships
Feb 2 at Princeton NJ - Complete
Results and highlights by Jersey Guy. 36
DS elite marks.
and Basil Campbell lead Ewing
upset of Willingboro boys. US#1 HJ Debra
Vento hits 5-10 again. Mike Morrison 7-1.
Katy Trotter 2:14.26 US#3. Willingboro
girls hold off Franklin.
Feb 1 at the University of Nevada Reno
preps shine in college/open meet
Ashlee Brown runs US#1 7.91 in 55m hurdles. Gayle
Hunter 19-2.5 LJ US#2. Jennifer Nash 7.07
55D and 25.15 200m. Amanda Thornberry 4:59.33
mile and 2:18.30 800m. Alexis Bartschi 2:15.35
- Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev 42-11 SP.
Glenelg girls, Centennial boys.
Feb 1 at Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge
- Complete Results
with 32 DyeStat Elite marks
Harris US#2 19-4. Watson, Francis
- Central Catholic jr Gerald Watson 6.33
55D US#3. Glen Oaks boys double in 1:31.41
and 3:25.37. Southern Lab sr Albert Turner 49.78
400m. Kentwood jr Marcus Brown 23-4 LJ. Hammond's
Quincy Seaberry 48-0.75 TJ.
- Ruston sr Tina Harris 19-4 LJ US#2 and
37-1 TJ. Magnet Baton Rouge soph Katrina Taylor 7.21
55D. Magnet Baton Rouge sr Reanna Townsend 8.32
55H. Magnet Baton Rouge girls 1:42.66 4x200.
Lutcher's Sheree Francis 5-8 HJ US#3.
Feb 1 at U. of Kansas - Results on Missouri
Liberty MO sr Adam Perkins 4:16.23 mile US#8
and 1:57.13 800m against college runners.
TC Youth Open
Feb 1 at Indiana U., Bloomington IN - Results
Mark Jelks 6.82 US#1 and 22.14 200m
US#4. Halls Knoxville TN sr Chris Wilson 6-9
Feb 1 at Plainfield IN fieldhouse - details
Carmel IN jr Katie Harrington doubles in
5:00.2 mile and 10:09.0 3000m US#5. Katie lost several seconds
in the mile when she ran into one of the four posts that marked
the corners of the crowded fieldhouse track and came to a
Jan 31 at Boise State University - Donovan
Kilmartin 16-6 takes US#1 spot in pole vault.
State coverage by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez
| ABTFC All Comers - MacKenzie Hill | Clinics | LA Invitational
State Invitational, Reno |
The third Nike Athlete of the Week awards of the 2003 indoor
season go to Sayville NY sr Brian Dalpiaz and
A.P. Randolph NY jr Natasha Hastings. Dalpiaz
leads the nation in both the mile and 2 miles just a few
months after a near-death appendectomy. Hastings set a new
national record for 500 meters.
Nike Athlete of the Week
photo by Brian J. Myers,
photo by Errol Anderson
Rankings updated with 220 more marks
Elite -- 1,382 performances meeting DyeStat cutoffs for
top 100 national ranking with data received by Jan 30. January
How to get ranked:
To get on the DyeStat
Elite national rankings for 2003 indoor, you have to beat the
for your event and then submit the information on the performance
Spier's Top 5 - separate lists for banked and oversized
ovals - February 3 update
Race Walk 2003 indoor race walk
national rankings - January
List 2003 indoor weight throw national
rankings - January 28 update
26-27, 2003 Cary NC
for 2003 Great American Cross Country Festival.
North Carolina State
Hudson OH Foot Locker cross country finalist (2nd) will join his
brother, Andy Smith, a 2000 NCAA cross country All-American. See
300 college choices
by the class of 2003 listed by state and college. Signing
May 9-10 White Plains NY
info | Web Site
Index to online store
The 45th Edition of Jack Shepard's indispensable
is now available.
lists - all records
(national, class and age).
All the top stats for the 2002 prep season -- 50-deep outdoor
and 20-deep indoor performer lists.
John Dye says:
"I never leave
home without it!"
for meet results
Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will be there
This year's Nike Indoor Championships at Landover MD March 14-16 have
a new attraction which the sponsors call "the sprint clinic of the
future.". The Nike Sprint Summit clinic with Nike athletes and leading
sprint coaches will be held Friday March 14 from 7:30 to 10 pm. Admission
is free to athletes registered for NIC, $10 to others. Nine-time Olympic
gold medalist Carl Lewis heads the list of Nike athletes who will participate.
Coaches include 2004 Olympic staff member Orin Richburg; Colorado Flyers
coach Tony Wells; Houston Westbury girls coach Rose Brimmer; and Russell
Bates, Winslow Township NJ High School. “King
Carl” Lewis said he is looking forward to the Summit. “It
was a big deal to go to these kinds of meets,” he said, referring
to the Nike Indoor Championships.
more on Nike Sprint Summit | more
The fields have been set for the invitation-only high school miles at
the 96th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden February 7. Details
a handheld computer driven, wireless, programmable training aid invented
by the coach of the national record setting United Stars of Philadelphia.
Read about it and buy online
the best of the weekend
Hastings breaks 500 meter record | Chantelle Dron
2:10.66 US#1 | Vineland NJ boys are US#3 all
time SMR | US#1 marks by Jimmie Jones, Tianna Madison, and Candace Davis
at Findlay OH | Kedrick Gibbons
7.36 55H US#2 at McNeese | Brian Dalpiaz and Nicole Blood win New
Balance miles | six US#1 marks at U. of Arkansas
National Inv | Josh McDougal 8th fastest indoor
3k ever | Conrad Dalton 1:56.14 |
25 at the New York Armory
Winners & Pix - Complete
Results - 64 DyeStat
Hastings gets 500 meter record,
US#1 double by Vineland NJ boys
A.P. Randolph NY jr Natasha
Hastings runs 1:11.84 for a new national 500 meter record,
finishing 4th in elite women's race. Vineland NJ boys 3:27.60
SMR, third fastest team ever (Muir Pasadena CA 1997 3:24.69 and
Muir Pasadena CA 1996 3:25.90 and 3:27.80) and 3:19.07 4x400 (first
under 3:20 this season). HS elite miles go to Brian Dalpiaz
4:15.73 MR (Gavin Coombs CT 4:15.91, top 6 under 4:20) and Nicole
Blood 4:54.78 MR (9 seconds ahead of Catha Mullen).
Newburgh NY boys 1:28.52 4x200 (US#13 all time team) to
improve on 2003 US#1 mark. Bronxville NY girls 9:25.25
4x800 (Saratoga 9:26.62) with these two teams taking the US#1-2
spots in DyeStat Elite national
rankings. Willingboro NJ boys 7:59.19 4x800 US#2.
West Catholic PA girls 4:05.19 SMR US#2.
Jan 25 at Tyson Track Complex, U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville
six US#1 marks:
Jessica Ohanaja, Erica McLain, Wallace Spearmon, Jason Richardson, Skyline
Dallas TX girls and Magnet Baton Rouge LA girls
Results - 67 DyeStat
Boys - Killeen Ellison TX sr Chaime Breaux
doubled in 6.84 60D and 48-1 TJ, just a bit off his US#1 marks
in both events. Wallace Spearmon doubled in 21.87 US#1
and 23-0 LJ US#6. West TX sr Frankie Pavelka 49.04 400m
US#6 (Reagan Austin TX sr Irie Williams had the second fastest prelim
at 49.80 but pulled up in the final.). Russellville AR sr Chase
Feltner 4:20.71 1600m. Cedar Hill TX jr Jason Richardson
7.93 60H US#1 (plus 7 more DyeStat Elite marks). Brewer
Depaul, Edmond OK 56-9 SP.
Girls - Westbury
Houston jr Jessica Ohanaja 7.50 posted the fastest 60
meter dash time of the season. Skyline Dallas TX soph Krystin
Lacy, who had the previous US#1 time (7.55) opted for the 200
and won that in 24.36 US#3. Magnet Baton Rouge LA soph Katrina
Taylor beat the meet record in the 400 in 55.85 and was faster
in the prelims at 55.66. Jenks OK sr Brianna McLeod,
who gave up swimming for track this season, won the 1600 in 4:58.71 and
then ran second in a very close 800 to Magnet Baton Rouge LA's Katara
Rosby, 2:18.57 to 2:18.69. Skyline Dallas 1:40.51
4x200 US#1. Magnet Baton Rouge LA sr Reanna Townsend 5-6
HJ. World Junior team member Erica McLain, Plano East
TX jr, doubled in the long jump 19-0.75 US#2 and triple jump 41-5 US#1
and was 4th in her first-ever try at the hurdles.
complete Golden State coverage
by Doug Speck and Rich Gonzalez
| ABTFC All Comers - MacKenzie Hill | Clinics | LA Invitational preview
Jan 24 at Boise ID
24-0.5 US#1 - The nation's best decathlete had a nice
all around effort with 6-11 HJ, 8.49 60H (42-inch hurdles), and 24-0.5.
His long jump series got better with each jump: 23-1, 23-3, 23-11, and
24-0.5, with the last jump taking the national lead in DyeStat
Elite rankings. Julene Bailey had a 12-6 pole vault,
4 inches below her US#1 mark, and soph Megan Perner cleared
Jan 25 at McNeese State University (no metal spikes allowed)
Natchez MS jr Kedrick Gibbons doubles in 7.36 55H US#2
and 23-0.5 LJ
Jan 23 at PG Sportsplex, Landover MD - Highlights
Boys - Suitland
sr Deyon Williams doubles in 7.51 55H and 22-9 LJ. Suitland
is 1-2 in 55D with sr Robert Duru 6.47 and Jamell
Lane 6.48. C.H. Flowers soph Afolabi Aromire 1:06.2
500m. Suitland 1:31.4 4x200 (Largo 1:32.1).
Girls - Eleanor
Roosevelt sr Tiandra Ponteen doubles in 39.35 300m and
1:16.6 500m. Largo places 1-2 in 55D with freshman Michayla
Golladay 7.14 and sr Natalie McKenzie 7.15.
C. H. Flowers jr Tiffany Nesfield 8.16 55H. Largo
1:43.0 4x200 US#5 (E. Roosevelt 1:44.2). Bowie sr Leif
Crago 58-0.75 SP.
Jan 27 at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD - Results
with 15 DyeStat Elite performances
Gaithersburg jr Nina Warren 7.28 55D. Gaithersburg sr
Brian Porter 6.49 55D. Blake jr Aharon Conerly
1:07.62 500m. Paint Branch boys 1:32.42 4x200.
Gaithersburg jr John Welbon 6-6 HJ.
Jan 29 at the PG Sportsplex, Landover MD
Mount Hebron teams sweep. Oakland Mills jr Anthony
Cole doubles in 6.3h and 35.7h. Hammond sr Shade Smith
doubles in 7.1h and 41.5h. Atholton sr Lindsay Grigoriev
43-7 SP US#3.
Jan 26 at Reggie Lewis Center, Boston - Complete
Boys - St.
John's Danvers MA10:24.88
DMR US#2. (splits: John Gillespie 3:10, Sean Langton 53.9, Ryan
Williams 1:58, Mike Grant 4:21). St. John's Shrewsbury 3:34.65
SMR US#4. Rindge & Latin Cambridge 1:31.55 MR 4x200.
Girls - Central
Catholic Lawrence 4:04.27 4x400 (Dennis-Yarmouth 4:04.58)
top HS performances
in open meet
Jan 24 at Boston University - Terrier
Chantelle Dron 2:10.66
- Home schooled New Hampshire soph improved on her US#1 time while finishing
4th in the college division. Chantelle had almost even splits of 32-32-33-33.
McDougal 8:19.55 3000 - Home schooled New York junior
runs the 8th fastest high school indoor 3k ever and fastest since 1986
while finishing less than a second behind Iona College soph Nigel Wray,
a member of the Canadian junior team at the 2001 World Cross Country Championships
at Ostend Belgium..
Air Time's new dynamic
duo - Air Time club coach Jeff Robbins' latest pair of
elite girl pole vaulters tied for US#2 in the college meet at Boston U's
new Track and Tennis Center. Lowell MA sr Ashley Nolet and
Concord MA jr Anna McFarlane each cleared 12-7.5, with
Nolet winning on fewest misses. Only Nampa ID sr Julene Bailey
has jumped higher this season (12-10). Nolet and McFarlane have stepped
into the shoes of Samantha Shepard and Molly Lederman, who set national
records for Air Time over the past several years.
Jan 25 at Fitchburg MA - Results at Cool
Bromfield MA sr Ari
doubles in 2:58.21 1000m US#3 and 1:38.37 600m.
Custer SD sr Tyler Custis took the US#2 slot in shot
put with a throw of 61-0.5 at Chadron State College's high school open.
Jan 25 at Red Bank Regional HS - Results
and Ed Grant highlights.
Trotters get speed workouts
- Katy 2:16.81 800m, Amanda 2:17.92. Christian Brothers boys
and Middletown South girls win team titles.
Jan 25 at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY -
Home Page - Results
Semi Finals determine athletes eligible
for finals at MSG Feb 8.
Bronx Science NY sr Fatmata Fofanah 8.17 55H.
Wilmington DE fr Alexandra Coppadge 5-6 HJ.
Boys - Trenton
sr Irvin Stills doubles in 22.53 200m and 7.62 55H. Saratoga
NY sr Mike Foley 8:53.35 3000m. Warwick Valley
NY 10:35.79 DMR. Christian Brothers NY jr Felipe Reyes
Girls - Murry Bergtraum
soph Jessica Clarke doubles in 7.37 55D and 25.38p 200m.
Lincoln Yonkers NY sr Adanna Andrews 2:17.36 (Angelica
Gregory 2:17.75). Pearl River NY sr Erin Demchko 4:46.40.
Suffern NY 12:39.52 DMR. Mountain Lakes NJ jr Colette
Debenedetto 17-10 LJ. Suffern's Teneisha Centave 37-10.5
TJ. Monroe-Woodbury NY sr Kristen Callan 38-10 SP.
Sachem NY jr Maria
the girls race walk field and won in US#1 6:44.4, which was 2 seconds
better than her outdoor PR. "I had no idea how fast I was going until
I looked up at the clock coming off the final turn," Michta said.
"Now I know that I can get that National Record." Coach Michael
Roth sees Michta breaking more than HS records this year. "I've never
seen her walk so controlled at such a fast pace." Roth's
Race Walk rankings
Riverhead NY soph Ellen Dougherty 2:55.3 1000m (Mary
Liz McCurdy 2:58.4), the second and third fastest 1000 meters of the season.
County League results
Fordham sr Conrad Dalton doubles in 1:56.14
80m US#2 (with teammate Jose Fernandez second in 1:57.08 US#10) and 49.13
400m US#7. Corey Simmon of LaSalle 44-11.25 TJ MR. Fordham
sr Gavin McMahon 15-3 PV MR. Fordham Prep ran
away with the team title with 82 points.
Preps in Tarheel
Classic college meet at UNC
Chamblee GA sr Mary Ann Erigha came out of the 6th section
to place sixth overall in the 200 meters at 24.99 US#7 and also ran 7.70
60D US#6. Cummings Burlington NC had two girls in the 60m hurdles: sr
Chandra Pulliam 8.95 US#7 and jr Dominique Price
Jan 25-26 at the U. of Findlay, Findlay OH -
Home Page | Div
I | Div II-III |
Div I results now posted.
by Jones, Madison and Davis
Mumford Detroit MI sr Jimmie
Jones 1:55.25 US#1. Pickerington OH sr Adam Kellermeyer
60-8.5 SP US#2. Elyria OH sr Tianna Madison 19-3.5
LJ US#1 and 7.02p 55D US#3t. Pioneer Ann Arbor MI sr Candace Davis
7.93 55H US#1 and 26.01 200m.
Week by Don Rich
Andrew Rademacher clears 15-3 at Slippery Rock. Juanita Broaddus 25.1h
breaks 10-year record.
U. of Wyoming
Jan 17 at U. of Wyoming fieldhouse - Results
link to high school track
Dexter Jackson, MVP of the Super Bowl for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ran
in the Mobile Challenge of Champions.in
1995. Jackson took 2nd in the 110 hurdles in 14.49 and 3rd in the 300
hurdles in 38.47 for Shanks high school, Quincy FL.
2003 will be held September 26-27 at the SAS course, Cary
NC. Details will be announced soon. For more information, send email to
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