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2003 indoor

5th Nike Indoor Championships

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


Girls 400
Tiandra Ponteen
55.00
Results

by Elliot Denman and Rich Gonzalez

At last, the Nike girls 400 has a two-time winner.

She’s Tiandra Ponteen of Eleanor Roosevelt High in nearby Greenbelt, with a 2003 55-second flat romp to top her 55.54 of 2002.

It wasn’t really close, with Virginia Beach’s Faraign Giles (56.02), Denver’s Diane Anderson (56.40) and Chesapeake, Va.’s Leslie Treherne (56.85) trailing Ponteen home.

Ponteen only lacked teamly company. The mighty Eleanor Roosevelt squad went 1-2-3 in the 400 last year.

Ponteen trailed Diane Anderson after one lap in 26.3 seconds.

Tionda Ponteen of Eleanor Roosevelt High in nearby Greenbelt, Md. won the 2002 Nike title in 55.54 and was a tad faster than that in her qualifying-round-leading 55.22.
Ponteen seems the class of the field by far – next fastest qualifiers were Virginians Marquita Allen (56.82) and Faraign Giles (56.97), followed by Denverite Diane Anderson (57.14) and Ohioan Dionne Jones (57.44.) Fourteen of the 24 runners broke the minute mark.

 

Results
names highlighted in blue qualify for DyeStat Elite 2003 indoor national rankings

 

C.F.P.I. Timing & Data 
    Nike Indoor Championships 2003 - 3/15/2003 to 3/16/2003     
            Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex            
                       Landover, Maryland                       
 
Event 6  Girls 400 Meter Run
================================================================
    National: N 52.10  3/10/2002   Sanya Richards, Aquinas, Ft L
        Meet: M 53.85  2000        Leshinda Demus, Wilson, Long 
    Freshman: F 54.25  1995        Char Foster, Catholic Clearwa
   Sophomore: R 53.45  2/22/1985   Andrea Thomas, Walton, Bronx,
      Junior: J 53.25  3/11/2001   Angel Perkins, Gehr, Cerritos
      Senior: S 52.10  3/10/2002   Sanya Richards, Aquinas, Ft L
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
================================================================
Finals                                                          
  1 Tiandra Ponteen           03 Lanham, MD               55.00 
  2 Faraign Giles             04 VA Beach, VA             56.02 
  3 Diane Anderson            03 Denver, CO               56.40 
  4 Leslie Treherne           03 Chesapeake, VA           56.85 
  5 Dionne Jones              03 Cleve Hts-OH             57.43 
  6 Marquita Allen            03 Chesapeake, VA           58.12 

Nike Indoor Championships

 


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