Nike Outdoor Nationals
June 17-18, 2005 at North Carolina A&T U., Greensboro NC
a DyeStat featured meet with on-site coverage


2-Mile
Mark Matusak CA 8:51.13 (Chris Barnicle 8:52.19)
Elizabeth Yetzer MN 10:15.73 (Aislinn Ryan 10:20.02)

Boys - Girls - live report by Marc Davis, text by John Dye, photos by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun, and videos by Thom Schoenborn - stories by Pete Cava and Elliott Denman - Photo sequences: Boys - Girls

  Mark Matusak
Elizabeth Yetzer
photos by Vic Sailer / PhotoRun
  Both Matusak and Yetzer outkick favored runners.
Matusak appeared finished when Barnicle pulled away on the last lap. But Matusak rallied on the turn, and when Barnicle drifted out at the head of the stretch, Matusak went inside and came through on the rail for the win. Eric Giddings ME led through a half mile in 2:13.5, giving way to Chris Rombough WI, who led the pack through a mile in 4:27. Chris Barnicle took over in lap 6 and appeared headed for the win until Matusak's late heroics.
Yetzer's win was even more of a surprise, except to those who were paying attention last week in Minnesota for the last state meet of the season. Yetzer doubled there in 4:47.12 and 10:16.59 SR for 1600/3200. Nicole Blood NY led a close pack through a mile in 5:14.5 but faded after the fifth lap. When 2004 Foot Locker cross country national champion Aislinn Ryan took the lead on lap 7, most observors thought it was over. But they didn't think about Yetzer, who moved smartly to the lead on the backstretch of the last lap and won with authority. "It was great running with all those great girls. I was concerned the pace was too fast the first six laps. But I just try to do my best and glorify God." [John Dye]

Elite performaces in blue

Boys

Marc Davis' live report

Nike Outdoor Nationals 2-mile
Lap Cum Split Comment
1 67.5 67.5 Giddings leading, tight pack behind him
2 66.0 2:13.5 Giddings leading, with Rombough on his shoulder. Leading the pack by 5 meters
3 66:0 3:20 Rombough, Williams, Matusak in 5th. Tight pack again.
4 67.0 4:27 Rombough still leading, big pack of 10
5 68.6 5:35.5 Rombough, Williams, Matusak into 3rd or 4th
6 67.5 6:44 Barnicle into the lead, tight pack so they are bumping eachother a lot.
7 65.2 7:48 Barnicle, Williams, Rombough taking off to pack of 4, with Matusak in tow.....Barnicle rolling
8 63 8:51.13 Matusak comes out of nowhere, goes on the inside of Barnicle, and blows past him for an 8:51.13 victory!!!!!

Pete Cava's report

Mark Matuszak zipped past Chris Barnicle in the final forty meters for a surprising victory. The University of California-bound Matuszak (Loyola, Los Angeles, CA) won convincingly in 8:51.13. Barnicle (Newton North, Newtonville, MA), a future Arkansas Razorback, wound up second in 8:52.19.

Coming into the Nike Outdoor Nationals, Barnicle had been the year’s fastest prep with a time of 8:56.20.

Eric Giddings (South Portland, ME) took an early lead in the race. By the third lap it was Chris Rombough (Fremont, WI,), Lex Williams (Ann Arbor, MI) and Matuszak in a tightly-bunched pack. Rombough, the Minnesota recruit, kept the lead until the sixth lap, when Barnicle moved out in front of a jam-tight pack.

With a 65.2 seventh-lap split, Barnicle began to open a lead followed by Williams and Rombough. Matuszak appeared to lag behind this trio, but found another gear coming into the homestretch. Matuszak began picking off the leaders, and heading toward the finish he zipped past Barnicle on the inside.

It was an early birthday present for Matuszak, who turns 19 in ten days. “He left the inside open, so I took it,” said the Californian. “Tonight was pretty tough, but the weather helped a lot. You can’t ask for better weather than this.”

Matuszak’s all-out effort left him drained. “I didn’t know I had that much left,” he said, “because my legs were going.”

Rombough wound up third in 8:54.94, with Williams fourth in 8:56.04.

 

 C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 

        Nike Outdoor Nationals - 6/17/2005 to 6/18/2005         

         North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC          

 

Event 13  Boys 2 Mile Run

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 Fastest section Fri at  10:00pm; all others  Fri at 8:10pm     

    National: ! 8:36.3h  5/6/1979    Jeff Nelson, Burbank, CA   

      Junior: + 8:44.90  1975        Eric Hulst, Laguna Beach, C

        Meet: @ 8:44.43  6/15/2001   Dathan Ritzenhein, Rockford

    Freshman: # 9:04.4h  1973        Eric Hulst, Laguna Beach, C

   Sophomore: $ 8:50.6h  1974        Eric Hulst, Laguna Beach, C

      Junior: % 8:41.10  2000        Dathan Ritzenhein, Rockford

      Senior: * 8:36.3h  5/6/1979    Jeff Nelson, Burbank, CA   

    Name                    Year School                  Finals 

================================================================

Section  1                                                      

  1 Tolan Thornton               Flagstaff, AZ          9:09.08 

  2 Cory Ahern                05 nashua, NH             9:10.18 

  3 Stephen Oliver            05 Portland, OR           9:11.67 

  4 Matthew Centrowitz        07 Arnold, MD             9:13.91 

  5 Dan Geib                  06 Reno, NV               9:18.58 

  6 Michael Deren             05 Blasdell, NY           9:23.18 

  7 Trey Miller               06 Winston-Salem, NC      9:23.36 

  8 Michael Spooner           07 Springfield, VA        9:33.90 

Section  2                                                      

  1 Mark Matusak              05 Torrance, CA           8:51.13#

  2 Christopher Barnicle      05 Newtonville, MA        8:52.19#

  3 Chris Rombough            05 Fremont, WI            8:53.94#

  4 Lex Williams              05 Ann Arbor, MI          8:56.06#

  5 Zuber Ahmed               05 Portland, OR           8:58.08#

  6 Sandy Roberts             06 Raleigh, NC            8:59.23#

  7 Kevin Tschirhart          05 Northport, NY          9:01.95#

  8 Eric Giddings             05 South Portland, ME     9:02.72#

  9 Sintayehu Taye            08 Portland, ME           9:06.68 

 10 Craig Forys               07 Howell, NJ             9:07.38 

 11 Justin Harbor             06 Palm Coast, FL         9:14.26 

 12 Bryan Sharkey             05 Miami, FL              9:26.99 

 13 Timothy McLeod            05 Tucson, AZ             9:31.18 

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    Name                    Year School                  Finals 

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Finals                                                          

  1 Mark Matusak              05 Torrance, CA           8:51.13#

  2 Christopher Barnicle      05 Newtonville, MA        8:52.19#

  3 Chris Rombough            05 Fremont, WI            8:53.94#

  4 Lex Williams              05 Ann Arbor, MI          8:56.06#

  5 Zuber Ahmed               05 Portland, OR           8:58.08#

  6 Sandy Roberts             06 Raleigh, NC            8:59.23#

  7 Kevin Tschirhart          05 Northport, NY          9:01.95#

  8 Eric Giddings             05 South Portland, ME     9:02.72#

  9 Sintayehu Taye            08 Portland, ME           9:06.68 

 10 Craig Forys               07 Howell, NJ             9:07.38 

 11 Tolan Thornton               Flagstaff, AZ          9:09.08 

 12 Cory Ahern                05 nashua, NH             9:10.18 

 13 Stephen Oliver            05 Portland, OR           9:11.67 

 14 Matthew Centrowitz        07 Arnold, MD             9:13.91 

 15 Justin Harbor             06 Palm Coast, FL         9:14.26 

 16 Dan Geib                  06 Reno, NV               9:18.58 

 17 Michael Deren             05 Blasdell, NY           9:23.18 

 18 Trey Miller               06 Winston-Salem, NC      9:23.36 

 19 Bryan Sharkey             05 Miami, FL              9:26.99 

 20 Timothy McLeod            05 Tucson, AZ             9:31.18 

 21 Michael Spooner           07 Springfield, VA        9:33.90 



 

Girls

Marc Davis' live report

Nike Outdoor Nationals 2-mile
Lap Cum Split Comment
1 75.5 75.5 Anderson leading by 10 meters
2 2:35 80.0 Full pack
3 3:54.5 79.0 Blood barely in the lead
4 5:14.5 80.0 Blood leading, Ryan in 3rd
5 6:34 80.0 Blood, Anderson, Niehaus
6 7:54.5 80.5 Morgan in the lead, Ryan in 2nd
7 9:09.0 75.5 Morgan, Ryan, Blood, Yetzer going for it!!!!!
8 10:15.26 66.0 Yetzer runs away with it, Ryan gets 2nd, Parrish gets 3rd place.
Note: Blood was 6th place overall

Elliott Denman's report

"This is one of the greatest fields of two runners we've ever seen," announcer Doug Speck told the crowd.
Best of them all, though, was Lakeville, Minnesota junior Elizabeth Yetzer.
When she crossed the line in 10:15.73, Speck declared "a star is born."
Yetzer's 66.7 final lap separated her from all of her pursuers.
"This is definitely the biggest victory of my career thus far," she said.
"It's very special. I just tried to stay on the inside lane with (Bellvale, NY
junior) Aislinn Ryan (runner-up in 10:20.02.) She made a move on the fifth or sixth lap and I followed her. Then I took the lead with about 300 left.
"It was just a neat experience."
Two more juniors, Kelly Parrish of Ocala, Florida (10:22.74) and Jenny Morgan of Clarkston, Michigan (10:24.23) nabbed the 3-4 spots, ahead of Leeds, North Dakota senior Krista Anderson (10:24.61.)
Nicole Blood of Gansevoort, NY, winner of the 2004 Nike mile crown in 4:42:40 for Kinetic Track Club of Saratoga Springs, led the pack through a 5:14.8 first mile but wound up seventh over-all in 10:32.72.
College Station, Texas junior Jocelyn Gardner (10:30.63) cruised to a first-section win, taking sixth over-all.

 C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 

        Nike Outdoor Nationals - 6/17/2005 to 6/18/2005         

         North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC          

 

Event 14  Girls 2 Mile Run

================================================================

 Fastest section Fri at  9:45pm; all others  Fri at 7:55pm      

    National: ! 10:01.08  6/14/2002   Molly Huddle, Notre Dame, 

        Meet: @ 10:01.08  6/14/2002   Molly Huddle, Notre Dame, 

    Freshman: # 10:20.69  1979        Vicki Cook, Alemany, Misn 

   Sophomore: $ 10:10.73  5/8/2004    Nicole Blood, Saratoga, NY

      Junior: % 10:03.0h  1984        Suzie Tuffey, Bergan Peori

      Senior: * 10:01.08  6/14/2002   Molly Huddle, Notre Dame, 

    Name                    Year School                  Finals 

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Section  1                                                      

  1 Jocelyn Gardner           05 College Station, TX   10:30.63 

  2 Vanessa Wright            06 Haddonfield, NJ       10:41.53 

  3 Catherine White           07 Roanoke, VA           10:45.06 

  4 Rachel Stichter           05 Milford, IN           10:53.31 

  5 Ashley Higginson          07 Marlboro, NJ          10:54.25 

  6 Bona Jones                06 Ft. Myers, FL         10:54.91 

  7 Alysha Valencia           06 Lawrence, KS          10:55.13 

  8 Laura Malnor              05 Grand Rapids, MI      10:55.15 

  9 Jessica Armstrong         07 Dorr, MI              10:56.22 

 10 Katie Van Horn            05 Glendora, NJ          10:56.42 

 11 Michelle Volz             08 Lakeville, MN         11:00.83 

 12 Mallory Champa            05 Clearwater, KS        11:08.10 

 13 Erin Lagasse              06 `cranston, RI         11:08.37 

 14 Nicole Burr               06 Onalaska, WI          11:10.37 

 15 Cassandra Schenck         07 Mantua, OH            11:17.09 

 16 Halsey Sinclair           07 silver spring, MD     11:26.59 

 17 Brittany Johnson          06 Cary, NC              11:31.73 

Section  3                                                      

  1 Elizabeth Yetzer          06 Lakeville, MN         10:15.73#

  2 Aislinn Ryan              06 Bwllvale, NY          10:20.02#

  3 Kelly Parrish             06 Ocala, FL             10:22.74 

  4 Jenny Morgan              06 Clarkston, MI         10:24.23 

  5 Krista Anderson           05 Leeds, ND             10:24.61 

  6 Nicole Blood              06 Gansevoort, NY        10:32.72 

  7 Kathleen DiCamillo        05 Garden City South,    10:36.97 

  8 Kate Niehaus              06 Columbia, SC          10:38.28 

  9 Merideth Snow             06 Wildwood, MO          10:40.64 

 10 Caitlin Lane              08 Gansevoort, NY        10:47.16 

 11 Amanda Patterson          05 Midlothian, VA        10:47.64 

 12 Lynne Mundy               06 Cornwall, NY          10:50.75 

================================================================

    Name                    Year School                  Finals 

================================================================

Finals                                                          

  1 Elizabeth Yetzer          06 Lakeville, MN         10:15.73#

  2 Aislinn Ryan              06 Bwllvale, NY          10:20.02#

  3 Kelly Parrish             06 Ocala, FL             10:22.74 

  4 Jenny Morgan              06 Clarkston, MI         10:24.23 

  5 Krista Anderson           05 Leeds, ND             10:24.61 

  6 Jocelyn Gardner           05 College Station, TX   10:30.63 

  7 Nicole Blood              06 Gansevoort, NY        10:32.72 

  8 Kathleen DiCamillo        05 Garden City South,    10:36.97 

  9 Kate Niehaus              06 Columbia, SC          10:38.28 

 10 Merideth Snow             06 Wildwood, MO          10:40.64 

 11 Vanessa Wright            06 Haddonfield, NJ       10:41.53 

 12 Catherine White           07 Roanoke, VA           10:45.06 

 13 Caitlin Lane              08 Gansevoort, NY        10:47.16 

 14 Amanda Patterson          05 Midlothian, VA        10:47.64 

 15 Lynne Mundy               06 Cornwall, NY          10:50.75 

 16 Rachel Stichter           05 Milford, IN           10:53.31 

 17 Ashley Higginson          07 Marlboro, NJ          10:54.25 

 18 Bona Jones                06 Ft. Myers, FL         10:54.91 

 19 Alysha Valencia           06 Lawrence, KS          10:55.13 

 20 Laura Malnor              05 Grand Rapids, MI      10:55.15 

 21 Jessica Armstrong         07 Dorr, MI              10:56.22 

 22 Katie Van Horn            05 Glendora, NJ          10:56.42 

 23 Michelle Volz             08 Lakeville, MN         11:00.83 

 24 Mallory Champa            05 Clearwater, KS        11:08.10 

 25 Erin Lagasse              06 `cranston, RI         11:08.37 

 26 Nicole Burr               06 Onalaska, WI          11:10.37 

 27 Cassandra Schenck         07 Mantua, OH            11:17.09 

 28 Halsey Sinclair           07 silver spring, MD     11:26.59 

 29 Brittany Johnson          06 Cary, NC              11:31.73 



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