superstar Allyson Felix signs with USC (Southern California)
||Allyson joins brother Wes, already at USC. Both were on the USA
team at the World Junior Championships in Jamaica last summer.
Sprint superstar Allyson Felix signs with Southern
California on her 17th birthday. USC also signed California
LJ/TJ champ Michelle Sanford, Michigan hurdles champ
Candace Davis, and Poly Long Beach CA sprinter Dominique
Florida improves its strong recruiting
season (Kerron Clement and Reggie Witherspoon) by signing WI sprinter
Demi Omole (10.37w and 21.04, AAU JO double gold) and
KY pole vaulter Chip Heuser (16-0, KY and Florida Relays
Penn State gets two California
champs from J.W. North, Riverside:
Ashlee Brown (300H) and Lena
Bettis (LJ). Penn State also signed blue chippers Shana
Cox NY, Kamilah Salaam DE and Kara Dickman
of Texas keeps 5 great ones in state:
US#1 shot putter Michelle Carter | Team USA (World Juniors)
sprinter and long jumper Marshevet Hooker | 5A state
100H champ Angel Boyd | 4A state 400m champ Jerrika
Chapple | and Foot Locker cross country finalist Brooke
but Texas hurdler Kerron Clement will be a Florida Gator
and high jumper Meggie Schuelke heads for Virginia.
home state fans by signing University of Wisconsin letter of intent
in Thomas (Pre) Jensen's "Club Men" , a barn converted
into a running club headquarters.
Rocket Chooses Wisconsin - STEVENS
POINT WI 11/15/02 -- Chris (the Rocket) Solinsky, US#1 2-miler last
spring and 3rd in last year's Foot Locker national finals, tonight
announced he will run for the University of Wisconsin next year.
The Stevens Point Area Senior
High runner's decision came down to Wisconsin and Stanford. "Both
schools are very good," Solinsky said, "but the coach
and the team atmosphere at Wisconsin made me feel like it was a
perfect fit for me."
Solinsky signed the letter of intent
before a crowd of 80 fans and family in Thomas (Pre) Jensen's "Club
Men," a barn that has been converted into a shrine to running.
Local television interviewed Solinsky in front of a wall devoted
to his running accomplishments. When a music group sang the national
anthem and came to "the rocket's red glare," the crowd
roared and hugged The Rocket.
Solinsky gave DyeStat his answer to
the question posed on TrackTalk:
Who is the better runner from Stevens Point, Suzy Favor-Hamilton
or Chris Solinsky? "I'd have to say Suzy Favor right now. But
I'm still working on it."
Smoky Hill CO distance
stars sign: Brent Vaughn for Colorado, Megan Kaltenbach for North
Dickman MA - Penn State
gets two California champs from J.W. North, Riverside:
Ashlee Brown (300H) and Lena Bettis (LJ)
||Texas high jumper Meggie
Schuelke signs with Virginia. below, Meggie with
her parents, Janie and Jim Schuelke, and her Houston Memorial HS coach