DyeStat on-site coverage
by John Dye, Donna Dye, Derek Dye, Rich Gonzalez and Scott Dance.
Best of the
Shot Put: Michelle Carter smashes US record
with last throw 54-9.50
Mile: Bobby Curtis 3-peats with stunning 100-meter
surge on lap 7 overcoming team tactics of Mike McGrath and Joaquin
HJ: Mike Morrison raises his US#1 mark to 7-4.25
and just misses US record.
2-mile: Chris Solinsky wins national title
in first race of year.
2-mile: Nicole Blood rolls to wire-to-wire
victory to go with her winning anchor Saturday in the 4xMile relay.
Bohnsack, all the way back from her swimming accident injury
last August, anchored thrilling relay wins for Rockford MI in the
DMR and 4x800
Mile: Sarah Bowman joins the elite with killer
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.
800: Russell Brown takes charge in third lap
for convincing win.
60H: Candice Davis of Michigan, headed for
the University of Southern California, was the happiest winner of
the entire meet.
200: Sophomore sensation J-Mee Samuels wins
this race after missing by 0.01 in 60m.
60: Marshevet Hooker was in a zone as she completed
a double (LJ)
Katya Kostetskaya ran away from everyone from start
McCoy reclaims victory on last jump
Kerron Clement, an outdoor champion at 110, 300,
and 400 meters, won his first attempt at the shorter indoor event.
Ashley Robbins, last year's Junior National champion,
broke a 4-way tie on fewest misses.
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.
Mark Jelks wins star studded final by 0.01 over
Tiandra Ponteen, from nearby Eleanor Roosevelt
HS, won for the second straight year.
Juanita Broaddus repeated after scratching from
the 60m final with a muscle pull.
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
on the Nike Sprint Summit
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