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28th Great Southwest Classic
May 22-24, 2003 at U. of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM
a DyeStat featured meet

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Alief Elsik girls 44.63 4x100 - new US record!
Texas hurdlers sweep MVP honors:
Kerron Clement
13.61 and 35.73, and Alandra Sherman 13.30 and 42.88
More stars of the Great Southwest:
Dominique Zeigler
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!

Winners Table - click on event name for action pix and details - 100 action shots!

BOYS GIRLS
B-100: Earvin Parker TX 10.31 +2.9
B-200: Earvin Parker TX 20.89.
B-400: Mark Teter TX 46.39
B-800: Alan Thomas NV 1:51.19
B-1500: Leonel Manzano TX 3:55.92
B-3200: Alan Weeth NM 9:29.60.
B-110H: Kerron Clement TX 13.61 -1.3
B-300H: Kerron 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 TX 16-8.75
B-SP: Zack Lloyd NV 66-7.75
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 7:40.35
Decathlon: Chris Helwick CO 7216
G-100: Ashley Owens CO 11.46 +3.4
G-200: Cleo Tyson TX 23.81
G-400: Brandi Cross TX 55.06
G-800: Dacia Barr TX 2:14.51
G-1500: Amber Harper UT 4:37.95
G-3200: Amber Harper UT 11:04.21
G-100H: Alandra Sherman TX 13.30 +1.3
G-300H: Alandra 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 TX 52-0.5
G-DT: Michelle Carter TX 155-6
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.

 

Alandra Sherman

Kerron Clement

DyeStat 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

top athletes from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

elite events featuring nationally ranked stars: 100m and 200m.

Preview - 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.

Some of the headliners:

BOYS
GIRLS
  • 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 46.15.
  • 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 Orleans.
  • 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 OK.
  • 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 13.75 US#6.
  • 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 state meet.
  • 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.

 

Media Release

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, themselves.

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 and boys.

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 23rd.

Dolores Black
Press Release Chair
doloresb@xilinx.com

downtown Albuquerque

Meet Information

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 competition.

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 meet.
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 Award Winners.

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 also.

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 Selection Chairman.
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.

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