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DyeStat 2001 Indoor

March 10-11, 2001
at Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Complex, Landover MD 

Nike Indoor Classic

Prince Georges County Sports & Learning Complex

This is the third year and third site for the new meet organized by Mike Byrnes and Jim Spier.  It is again scheduled head to head with the older National Scholastic Indoor championship, which Byrnes and Spier also founded (in 1983) but later parted company with the current NSI sponsors.   This year's site is also a brand new building - the Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Complex, which was built next to FedEx Stadium, home of the Washington Redskins, as a result of construction negotiations between the late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke and Prince Georges County.


Ritz chooses Ireland 
over Maryland

A spokesman for the Nike Indoor Classic announced that Dathan Ritzenhein has withdrawn from the meet to concentrate on training for the World Cross Country Championships in Ireland March 24-25.  The Rockford MI senior qualified for the US junior men's team at the US Winter XC Nationals Feb 17, but suffered his first cross country loss in 2 years (to U. Wisconsin freshman Matt Tegenkamp by 2 seconds).

Ritzenhein and his coach decided that training for both indoor track and cross country might undermine his chances in Ireland.  

The NIC spokesman also said that sub-4 miler Alan Webb would run the 2 mile race at NIC instead of the mile.  Webb will also run on his South Lakes Reston VA distance medley team.   NIC will be held March 10-11 at the Prince George's County Sportsplex, Landover MD.


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A.J. Holzherr (215-542-1318, [email protected]),
Joy Kamani (281-835-0084, [email protected]) or
Mike Byrnes (540-829-6718, [email protected]).



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