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5th Nike Indoor Championships

March 15-16, 2003 at Prince George's Sportsplex, Landover MD

DyeStat on-site coverage by John Dye, Donna Dye, Derek Dye, Rich Gonzalez and Scott Dance.

Best of the Meet

NIC Shot Put: Michelle Carter smashes US record with last throw 54-9.50

NIC Mile: Bobby Curtis 3-peats with stunning 100-meter surge on lap 7 overcoming team tactics of Mike McGrath and Joaquin Chapa
NIC HJ: Mike Morrison raises his US#1 mark to 7-4.25 and just misses US record.

NIC 2-mile: Chris Solinsky wins national title in first race of year.

NIC 2-mile: Nicole Blood rolls to wire-to-wire victory to go with her winning anchor Saturday in the 4xMile relay.

Nikki Bohnsack, all the way back from her swimming accident injury last August, anchored thrilling relay wins for Rockford MI in the DMR and 4x800
NIC Mile: Sarah Bowman joins the elite with killer surge

Pole Vault: Tommy Skipper cleared 17-3.75 and seemed on his way to a new US record when his pole shattered, breaking his left thumb.
NIC 800: Russell Brown takes charge in third lap for convincing win.
NIC 60H: Candice Davis of Michigan, headed for the University of Southern California, was the happiest winner of the entire meet.
NIC 200: Sophomore sensation J-Mee Samuels wins this race after missing by 0.01 in 60m.
NIC 60: Marshevet Hooker was in a zone as she completed a double (LJ)
800: Katya Kostetskaya ran away from everyone from start to finish.
TJ: Ryan McCoy reclaims victory on last jump
60H: Kerron Clement, an outdoor champion at 110, 300, and 400 meters, won his first attempt at the shorter indoor event.
HJ: Ashley Robbins, last year's Junior National champion, broke a 4-way tie on fewest misses.
TJ: Erica McLain, a Team USA member at last year's World Juniors in Jamaica, won a high powered event with 4 girls over 40 feet.
60m: Mark Jelks wins star studded final by 0.01 over J-Mee Samuels
400: Tiandra Ponteen, from nearby Eleanor Roosevelt HS, won for the second straight year.
200: Juanita Broaddus repeated after scratching from the 60m final with a muscle pull.

Nike Sprint Summit
9-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will be there

This year's NIC has a new attraction which it calls "the sprint clinic of the future.". The Nike Sprint Summit clinic with Nike athletes and leading sprint coaches will be held Friday March 14 from 7:30 to 10 pm. Admission is free to athletes registered for NIC, $10 to others. Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis heads the list of Nike athletes who will participate. Coaches include 2004 Olympic staff member Orin Richburg; Colorado Flyers coach Tony Wells; Houston Westbury girls coach Rose Brimmer; and Russell Bates, Winslow Township NJ High School.

“King Carl” Lewis said he is looking forward to the Summit. “It was a big deal to go these kinds of meets,” he said, referring to the Nike Indoor Championships.. “We need to do more for kids, building kids in the sport and letting them know that track is fun, and here’s how you do it,” he stated. “Doing this goes a long way toward solving the long-term growth problems in our sport.”

more on the Nike Sprint Summit

Vertical Jumps Progression

The vertical jumping events at the 2003 Nike Indoor Championships
will be contested using the following opening heights and increments:

W-PV (ent std = 3.66) 12-0
3.40 3.55 3.70 3.80 3.90 4.00 4.08
11-1.75 11-7.75 12-1.5 12-5.5 12-9.5 13-1.5 13-4.5

M-PV (ent std = 4.47) 14-8
4.43 4.58 4.73 4.88 4.98 5.08 5.18
14-6.25 15-0.25 15-6.25 16-0 16-4 16-8 17-0

W-HJ (1.65) 5-5
1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.80 1.83 1.87 1.90
5-3 5-5 5-7 5-8.75 5-10.75 6-0.25 6-1.5 6-2.75

M-HJ (2.00) 6-7
1.95 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15 2.20 2.24 2.27
6-4.75 6-6.75 6-8.75 6-10.75 7-0.5 7-2.5 7-4.25 7-5.25

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