Elsik girls 44.63
4x100 - new US record!
Texas hurdlers sweep MVP honors:
13.61 and 35.73, and Alandra Sherman
13.30 and 42.88
More stars of the Great Southwest:
25-10 US#1 - Earvin Parker doubles
10.31 and 20.89 - - Zack Lloyd 66-7.75
US#1 - Alan Thomas 1:51.19 - Amber
Harper doubles 1500/3200 - Michelle
Carter doubles 52-0.5 and 155-6 - Leif Arrhenius
doubles DT/HT - Texas sweeps team titles.
16 new meet records were set!
Table - click on event name for action pix and details
- 100 action shots!
Earvin Parker TX 10.31 +2.9
B-200: Earvin Parker
B-400: Mark Teter
B-800: Alan Thomas NV
B-1500: Leonel Manzano
B-3200: Alan Weeth NM
Clement TX 13.61 -1.3
Clement TX 35.73
B-HJ: William Moses OK 6-11.75
B-LJ: Dominique Zeigler
TX 25-10 +2.8
B-TJ: Terrance Wheatley
TX 50-0.5 +0.0
B-PV: Brandon Glenn
B-SP: Zack Lloyd NV
B-DT: Leif Arrhenius UT 196-7.
B-Jav: Sean Richardson NM 194-0.
B-Hammer: Leif Arrhenius UT 201-9.
B-4x100: Texas A 39.35
B-4x400: Texas A 3:08.16
B-4x800: New Mexico
Decathlon: Chris Helwick CO 7216
Owens CO 11.46 +3.4
G-200: Cleo Tyson TX
G-400: Brandi Cross
G-800: Dacia Barr TX
Harper UT 4:37.95
Harper UT 11:04.21
Sherman TX 13.30 +1.3
Sherman TX 42.88
G-HJ: Michelle Martin TX 5-6
G-LJ: Stephanie Garnett AZ 20-0.25 +0.9
G-TJ: Sandra Arne TX 39-11.25 +2.8
G-PV: Britni Lawrence
TX 12-7.5, Katie Morgan AZ 12-3.5
G-SP: Michelle Carter
G-DT: Michelle Carter
G-Jav: Kayla Brown NM 134-8
G-Hammer: Nicole Farnsworth UT 129-11
G-4x100: Alief Elsik
Houston TX 44.63 USR
G-4x400: Skyline Dallas 3:43.76
G-4x800: Colorado 9:18.10
Heptathlon: Samantha Hamblin UT 4334.
Elite marks - 98 performances qualifying for top
100 national ranking
Event Mark By Pos
B-100 10.31 +2.9 Parker, Earvin, 2003, Lewisville TX 1
B-100 10.42 +2.9 Singleton, Kendrick, 2003, Carr TX 2
B-100 10.57 +2.9 Cooper, Jay, 2004, Jenks OK 3
B-100 10.63 +2.9 Palmer, Ryan, 2004, Bowie Arl TX 4
B-200 20.89 -1.1 Parker, Earvin, 2003, Lewisville TX 1
B-200 21.41 -1.1 Smith, Robert, 2003, Bowie Arl TX 2
B-400 46.39 Teter, Mark, 2003, Reagan SA TX 1
B-400 46.99 Gordon, Jimmie, , Lamar TX 2
B-400 48.14 McCaskill, William, 2004, Altus OK 3
B-800 1:51.19 Thomas, Alan, 2003, Hug NV 1
B-800 1:52.17 Garcia, Michael, 2003, Santa Fe NM 2
B-800 1:52.18 Hutson, Dan, 2004, Alta UT 3
B-800 1:52.23 Zichterman, Jason, , Gunnison CO 4
B-800 1:53.23 Mayes, Marcus, 2003, Sand Springs OK 5
B-800 1:53.64 Blackowl, Matt, 2004, Tishamongo OK 6
B-1500 3:55.92 Manzano, Leonel, 2004, Marble Falls Aus TX 1
B-1500 3:58.19 Coleman, Jason, 2003, Watonga OK 2
B-1500 3:58.54 Burrell, Ian, 2003, Air Academy CO 3
B-1500 3:59.72 Wilvers, Hudson, 2003, S. Tahoe NV 4
B-110H 13.61 -1.3 Clement, Kerron, 2003, LaPorte TX 1
B-110H 13.66 -1.3 Richardson, Jason, 2004, Cedar Hill TX 2
B-110H 14.29 +1.3 Williams, Cory, 2004, Las Vegas NV 3
B-300H 35.73 Clement, Kerron, 2003, LaPorte TX 1
B-300H 36.88 Richardson, Jason, 2004, Cedar Hill TX 2
B-HJ 6' 11.75 Jonas, Dusty, 2004, La Vernia TX 2
B-HJ 6' 11.75 Moses, William, 2003, Western Heights OK 1
B-HJ 6' 8 Garrett, Lamar, 2003, Edmond OK 3
B-LJ 25' 10 +2.8 Zeigler, Dominique, 2003, Harker Hts TX 1
B-LJ 24' 6.5 +1.7 Taylor, Ramonce, 2004, Belton TX 2
B-LJ 24' 1.5 +4.1 Easter, Alex, 2003, Westwood AZ 3
B-LJ 23' 10 +3.5 Kinnaman, Josh, 2003, Chandler AZ 4
B-LJ 23' 10 +3.5 Marinov, Boian, 2003, Mt. Pleasant UT 5
B-LJ 23' 4.5 +3.6 Davenport, Bryan, 2003, Carr TX 6
B-TJ 50' 0.5 +0.0. Wheatley, Terrence, 2003, Plano East TX 1
B-TJ 49' 6.25 +1.4 Breaux, Chaime, 2003, Killeen Ellison TX 2
B-PV 16' 8.75 Glenn, Brandon, 2003, Mountain Pointe AZ 1
B-PV 15' 11 Barrington, Ty, 2004, Carroll S-Lake TX 2
B-PV 15' 11 Martin, Scott, 2003, Jenks OK 4
B-PV 15' 11 Dolk, Stephen, 2003, Ironwood Glendale AZ 3
B-PV 15' 5 Ball, Adam, 2003, Viewmont UT 6
B-PV 15' 5 Duckworth, Scott, 2004, Klein Oak TX 5
B-SP 66' 7.75 Lloyd, Zach, 2004, White Pine Ely NV 1
B-SP 60' 10 Kring, Brad, 2003, Cooper Lubbock TX 2
B-SP 59' 9.5 Winger, Russ, 2003, Pine Creek CO 3
B-SP 59' 9 Best, Shawn, 2003, Buena AZ 4
B-SP 58' 10.75 Johnson, Luke, 2004, Amarillo TX 5
B-DT 196' 7 Arrhenius, Leif, 2004, Mtn View UT 1
B-DT 182' 3 Lloyd, Zach, 2004, White Pine Ely NV 2
B-DT 180' 5 Watson, Greg, 2003, Green Valley NV 3
B-DT 176' 6 Kring, Brad, 2003, Cooper Lubbock TX 4
B-DT 175' 3 Turner, Corey, 2003, Eldorado NV 5
B-DT 173' 8 Nielson, Zac, 2003, Centennial Peoria AZ 6
B-JT 194' 0 Richardson, Sean, 2003, Silver NM 1
G-100 11.46 +3.4 Owens, Ashley, 2003, Liberty Col Sprgs CO 1
G-100 11.49 +3.4 Onyepunuka, Jessica, 2003, Peoria AZ 2
G-100 11.53 +3.4 Lacy, Krystin, 2005, Skyline Dallas TX 3
G-100 11.56 +3.4 Tyson, Cleo, , Huntsville TX 4
G-100 11.63 +3.4 Asumnu, Gloria, 2003, Alief Elsik TX 5
G-100 11.63 +3.4 Guy, Ladedra, 2003, O.D. Wyatt TX 6
G-100 11.86 -1.5 Onyepunuka, Judith, 2005, Peoria AZ
G-100 11.92 +3.4 Hall, Gyaisha, 2005, Reagan Austin TX 7
G-200 23.81 -0.6 Tyson, Cleo, , Huntsville TX 1
G-200 23.86 -0.6 Lacy, Krystin, 2005, Skyline Dallas TX 2
G-200 23.93 -0.6 Asumnu, Gloria, 2003, Alief Elsik TX 3
G-200 24.11 -0.6 Onyepunuka, Jessica, 2003, Peoria AZ 4
G-200 24.25 -1.2 Liles, Johnsie, , Johnston Aus TX
G-200 24.43 -0.6 Anderson, Diane, 2003, Mitchell Colo Sprgs CO 5
G-200 24.46 -1.2 Onyepunuka, Judith, 2005, Peoria AZ
G-400 55.06 Cross, Brandi, 2006, Thurgood Marshall TX 1
G-400 55.83 Hunt, Jennifer, 2003, Skyline Dallas TX 2
G-1500 4:37.95 Harper, Amber, 2003, Orem UT 1
G-1500 4:41.05 Johnson, Ashley, 2003, Mountain Crest UT 2
G-1500 4:41.7 Bjerga, Kim, 2003, Cedar City UT 3
G-100H 13.3 +1.3 Sherman, Alandra, 2004, Eisenhower TX 1
G-100H 13.8 +1.3 McDonald, Tiffany, 2003, Shadow Mtn AZ 2
G-100H 14.43 +1.3 Gilchrist, Danielle, 2006, Tulsa OK 3
G-300H 42.88 Sherman, Alandra, 2004, Eisenhower TX 1
G-300H 43.12 Hardiway, Korey, 2004, Montbello CO 2
G-300H 44.49 Metcalf, Whitney, 2004, Pawhuska OK 3
G-300H 44.49 Strauss, Dana, 2004, Alta UT 4
G-LJ 20' 0.25 +0.9 Garnett, Stephanie, 2005, Winslow AZ 1
G-LJ 19' 8.25 +2.2 Ketchum, Francheska, 2004, Alief Elsik TX 2
G-TJ 39' 11.25 +2.8 Arane, Sandra, 2003, El Paso TX 1
G-TJ 38' 8.25 +1.7 Mathis, Ashley, 2003, Cimarron LV NV 2
G-PV 12' 7.5 Lawrence, Britni, 2004, Hays Buda TX 1
G-PV 12' 3.5 Morgan, Katie, 2004, Corona del Sol AZ 2
G-PV 11' 11.75 Kubishta, April, 2003, Lake Havasu AZ 3
G-PV 11' 11.75 Moyer, Janna, 2003, Hug NV 4
G-PV 11' 5.75 Laughlin, Ashley, 2004, Marble Falls TX 5
G-PV 11' 5.75 Lang, Michelle, 2003, Desert Vista AZ 6
G-SP 52' 0.5 Carter, Michelle, 2003, Red Oak TX 1
G-SP 48' 10.75 Stevens, Sarah, 2004, Fort Collins CO 2
G-DT 155' 6 Carter, Michelle, 2003, Red Oak TX 1
G-DT 154' 0 Carter, D'Andra, 2005, Red Oak TX 2
G-DT 151' 11 Stevens, Sarah, 2004, Fort Collins CO 3
G-4x100 44.63 Girls Relay, , Alief Elsik TX 1
G-4x100 45.38 Girls Relay, , Skyline Dal TX 3
G-4x400 3:43.76 Girls Relay, , Skyline Dal TX 1
from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and
featuring nationally ranked stars: 100m and 200m.
- this meet is built for speed
by John Dye
Doing a better job of recruiting in talent rich Texas, the Great Southwest
meet managers have produced an entry list that
is lightning fast. The featured elite 100 and 200 meter races are loaded
with nationally ranked sprinters. The sprint relays have been expanded
to accomodate multiple teams from Texas, including both all star teams
and intact teams, such as the Alief Elsik TX girls, who already have a
national record in hand this year (1:34.51 4x200), and the Skyline Dallas
TX girls. All four hurdle races -- 100/110m and 300m, boys and girls --
boast the US#1 performer of 2003. Field events will get attention too
with three more US#1 performers including Red Oak TX sr Michelle Carter,
who set new national shot put records this year both indoors and out.
of the headliners:
- 100/200m - Earvin Parker TX,
US#1 in the 100 (10.29) and US#2 in the 200m (20.70), Steve
Koehnemann AZ 10.43 US#5, OK champ Jay Cooper.
- 400m - US#2 and Texas 5A champ Mark Teter
- 800 - US#7 Alan Thomas NV 1:51.46
faces Leonel Manzano TX 1:51.54, and Marcus
Mayes OK 1:52.00, winner of the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New
- 1500 - one of the truly regional matchups of
the meet with a collection of state standouts: Ian Burrell
CO, Leonel Manzano TX, Tyler Schmiedeberg OK, Kyle Miller TX,
Jace Nye UT, and Jason Coleman OK.
- Hurdles - Jason Richardson TX and
Kerron Clement rerun their sensational Texas
5A duels. At 110 meters, Richardson 13.51 US#1 edged Clement 13.52
US#2. At 300 meters, Clement won in 35.47 with Manny Diaz
37.05, who is also here, slipping in ahead of Richardson.
Clement's season best is 35.42, only 0.10 second off the national
record. Richardson's season best is 36.79 US#6.
- LJ - US#1 Romance Taylor TX 25-0.75
and US#5 Bryan Davenport TX 24-7.5.
- TJ - US#3 Terrance Wheatley TX 50-1,
with Chaime Breaux TX coming back from injury
after he was US#3 indoors at 48-7.75.
- SP - US#4 Zach Lloyd NV 64-2.5
- DT - US#1 Lief Arrhenius UT 209-6,
winner at Arcadia, where his older brother Nik set the US record
of 234-3 in 2001.
- PV - US#2 Ty Barrington TX 17-3.75,
with six more 16-footers.
- HJ - Three 7-footers: Dusty Jonas TX,
Dominic Ziegler TX, and Jon McMillian
- 4x100 - Top seeded is Texas A,
an all-star team of Earvin Parker, Irie Williams, Marvin Stevenson,
and Kendrick Singleton, who could break 40 seconds.
- 4x400 - Two Texas all-star teams are top-seeded.
Texas A has Mark Teter, Marvin Stevenson, Irie
Williams, and Jimmie Gordon. Texas B has Kerron
Clement, Jason Richardson, Earvin Parker, and Kendrick Singleton.
- 4x800 - Texas features Kyle
Miller and Leonel Manzano.
- 100/200m - Krystin Lacy TX 11.44 US#2 and 23.30,
Jessica Onyepunuka AZ 11.72 US#4, Cleo
Tyson TX 11.73 US#6 and 23.39, Colorado double champ
Ashley Owens, Alief Elsik star Gloria
Asumnu TX, Francheska Ketchum TX, Brandi Cross TX, and
Diane Anderson CO.
- 400m - US#4 Johnsie Liles TX, who started high
school at California power Wilson Long Beach, faces freshman Brandi
Cross TX, a national age group champion who couldn't
run in Texas high school competition this year because she is
at a new school with only the 9th and 10th grades.
- 1500/3200 - Amber Harper UT, a Foot Locker
national finalist, is the class of these two races.
- Hurdles - Alandra Sherman TX, US#1 in both
100H (13.25) and 300H (41.24), Arizona champ Tiffany McDonald
- PV - Katie Morgan AZ and Britni Lawrence
TX are tied for 4th in the country at 12-10. April
Kubishta AZ 12-8 was the Arcadia champ.
- SP - Michelle Carter TX 54-10.75, a new national
record. She also holds the indoor record, set at the Nike Indoor
Championships, and she has the four longest outdoor throws ever.
- DT - Colorado double throws champ Sarah Stevens 158-4
has the edge on Carter 154-7 here in the seeds. Soph D'Andra
Carter, 148-10 was second to sister Michelle in the Texas
- 4x100 - "Texas A" is Alief
Elsik TX, Texas 5A champ in 44.90, US#2 all time, and
4x200 winner in US record 1:34.51. "Texas B"
is Skyline Dallas TX, which ran second to Elsik
in the Texas state meet in 45.51, which makes them US#3 this year
(Poly Long Beach CA is US#2 off their 44.96 Penn Relays win).
"Texas F" is an all-star crew of Cleo
Tyson, Ladedra Guy, Cassandra Norwood, and Alandra Sherman. Arizona
has an all-star team of Jessica and Judith Onyepunuka,
Tiffany McDonald, and Myesha Hampton.
- 4x400 - Texas A is an all-star team of Gloria
Asumnu, Brandi Cross, Johnsie Liles, and Ladedra Guy. Texas
B is Skyline Dallas, 3:44.03
winner of the Texas Relays.
- 4x800 - New Mexico features two girls -- Foot
Locker finalist Heather Wood and Kristen
Hemphill -- from cross country power Los Alamos,
ranked US#5 by The Harrier last fall and a perfect 15 winner of
the New Mexico 4A championship.
This meet was founded for the purpose of providing a window for coaches
and scouts to see outstanding talent the Great Southwest provides. There
are over 400 athletes from seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah represented at this meet. Over the years
quality competition has resulted in national rankings and recognition
for many Southwestern athletes. Many receive college scholarships and
are invited to other national meets as a result of their appearance and
performance at the Great Southwest. A number of alums have gone on to
the NCAA Championships, Olympic Trials, as well as, the Olympic Games,
Albuquerque, New Mexico is very proud to have this type of high level
High School competition in our great city for the 3rd Year. Once again,
to serve as the cite for this competition is the University of New Mexico
Track and Field Stadium.
This year will provide a full forum of Track and Field events, including
the Multi-Events, the Heptathlon and Decathlon. This year we have two
Elite races added to the events. The 100 and 200 Meter Dash for both girls
and boys. This is the creme de la creme for our region of the country.
We also have a 50 Meter Celebrity Race for radio or television personalities
or any other well known individual in the area. We also have a Special
Olympics race scheduled for the meet.
The Great Southwest will be scored state against state for both girls
and boys. There are also four Outstanding Awards given for both girls
We appreciate your continued help in spreading the word and helping us
to make this event something that every high school athlete in the Southwest
will want to come back to year after year. The meet will be held on May
24th, and the Heptathlon and Decathlon to be competed on May 22nd and
Press Release Chair
Eligibility: The Great Southwest Classic is open to
the top graduating seniors who have completed the season with his/her
high school team in good standing. Underclassmen may compete upon recommendation
of state advisory chairmen and approval by the state's interscholastic
governing body. The Great Southwest Classic is a USAT&F sanctioned
Meet Registration Fee: Payment of $35.00 registration
fee for each athlete due at the time of mandatory athlete check-in at
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center on Friday, May 23rd, or Saturday,
May 24th. Meet registration fee of $35 covers the sanctioning and liability
insurance requirements under USAT&F. Athletes not completing mandatory
registration by 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 24th, will be dropped from the
NO REGISTRATION AT THE UNM TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM.
Track Location: The Great Friends of UNM Track &
Field Stadium extend the use of their facilities located on UNM's South
Campus and welcomes 28th Great Southwest Classic athletes. The track consists
of a newly constructed 8 lane (48") all-weather surface. Inside the
Track, a natarul grass surface has multiple jump and throw areas. The
UNM track stadium seats 6,000 and faces the spectacular Sandia Mountain
range.. Nearly perfect training and racing conditions may be expected
with May temperatures ranging from day highs of 80 degrees to average
evening lows of 49 with a relative humidity of 32%. Albuquerque's mile-high
elevation, abundant sunshine, create an exhilarating outdoor venue for
spirited competition in UNM's world class facilities.
Awards: Medals are presented to the top 6 finishers
in each individual event, and to the top 6 relay teams. Trophies are presented
to the top boy and girl track and field performers, and the top boy and
girl meet performers. The Marilyn Sepulveda Memorial Trophy is awarded
to the outstanding distance performance. The Robert Johns Memorial Trophy
is awarded to the outstanding throws performance. The Dan Dehart and Steve
Bakas Memorial Trophies will be awarded to the boys and girls teams. 2002
Special Features: Each athlete will receive their state
meet jersey upon check-in at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center (please
provide your own shorts). Opening ceremonies will include a parade of
athletes from each of the participating southwestern states. Each athlete
will be introduced before competition. Studio 55 will provide digital
action and award photoigraphs, which will enable you to take your photographs
home .Souvenir T-shirts, shorts, hats, and other items will be available
Entry and Invitation Deadlines:
Saturday, May 10th - All official entry forms or phone entires
must be received by your State Selection Chairman to be considered for
invitation. Update your marks by calling, e-mailing, or faxing your State
Sunday, May 11th - The General Selection Chairman will determine
the athletes to be invited based upon entries received by your State Selection
Chairman, each state guaranteed two (2) invited finalists in each event
with the remaining athletes to be determined by the best marks of entries
from all seven states. Each state's relay teams will be selected by the
State Selection Chairman.
Monday, May 12th - Confirmation deadline: Invitations to the
selected finalists will be sent by phone, fax, or E-mail. Alternates will
also receive an invitation and may become finalists if Invited Athletes
do not confirm by the deadline, Sunday, May 19th.
Both invited athletes and their alternates must confirm their acceptance
by telephoning, faxing, or E-mailing your State Selection Chaiman.
Sunday, May 18th - Invited athletes not confirmed by Sunday,
May 20th will be dropped from the meet. Alternates who have met tbe confirmation
deadline will be contacted by either phone, fax, or E-mail to become invited
athletes as vacancies occur.
Friday, May 23rd (9:00 AM-10:00 PM) and Saturday, May 24th
(8:00 AM-2:00 PM) Manadatory check-in times and dates: All invited athletes
register at the meet registration headquarters: 9:00 AM -10:00 PM on Friday,
May 23rd, and on Saturday, May 24th, athletes may register beginning 8:00
AM to 2:00 PM. All athletes will receive their meet instructions, competition
numbers, and state team jerseys at registration. Athletes not checked
in at hotel meet head-quarters by 2:00 PM Saturday, May 23rd, will be
dropped from the meet.
No registration at the track complex.
**SATURDAY-10:OO AM - MANDATORY COACHES' SCRATCH MEETING**
Room, Meals, Travel Information: Travel, room, and
meals are the responsibility of the athlete. Rooms and meals will be available
at the official meet headquarters, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.
The hotel is located in the proximity of the UNM Track & Field facilities.
Southwest Classic Association adults have volunteered to stay at these
hotels as advisors and/or supervisors.
Hotel Location and Room Rate Information:
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2500 Carlisle NE (I-40 & Carlisle), is 4.8 miles to the UNM Track
& Field Stadium and walking distance to numerous restaurants.
Radisson is offering a group rate of $70.00 per night (plus 10.8125% tax)
This special rate reserved for the Southwest Classic Association expires
May 20th. Athletes may share rooms up to four (4) persons per room ($17.50
plus tax per person per night). Reservations may be made by phone: (505)
888-3311; (800)-333-3333 or Fax (505) 881-7452 or E-mail: <http://www.radisson.com/albuquerquenm.conference
Supervison of the athletes at the hotel will be provided
by the Southwest Classic Association.
Travel to and from Radisson Hotel to Meet:
Transportation to and from the Albuquerque International Airport to the
Radisson Hotel will be provided. Vans will be identified with signs. To
ensure that a van will be available to take you to your hotel, fill out
all information requested in the travel information form included in your
packet or on the Hotel Info. Web page, and return as soon as your travel
arrangements are final, but no later than May, 20th.