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2003 indoor

5th Nike Indoor Championships

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


Boys 60
Mark Jelks (IN) 6.73
Results

by Pete Cava and Ricky Quintana

Finals-

It would have been tough to toss a thin dime between Mark Jelks (Gary, IN) and J-Mee Samuels (Winston-Salem, NC) at the finish of the 60m final. Jelks, the TCU recruit, and Samuels, the sophomore spring sensation, appeared to cross the finish line simultaneously.

The phototimers showed Jelks in first place with 6.73, just .01 ahead of Samuels. Samuels missed out on the national sophomore class record by the same margin. Third was Willie Hordge (Houston, TX) in 6.83, just head of Robert Woodard (Germantown, MD) in 6.85, Joseph Robinson (Woodbridge, VA) in 6.86, and Christopher Taylor (Houston) in 6.87.

“Earlier in the day, I was putting all of my race together,” said Jelks. “I knew I would have to have a good start. I tried to work on my start in the prelims, but that was no good. In the final, I put two and two together and it came out.”

Jelks says he plans to work on his start technique back in Indiana, where track action shifts outdoors this month. “Indoors, it’s cool,” Jelks says. “But give me the 100m, and then we’ll talk.”

Semi 1: J-Mee Samuels (4)
Semi 2: Joe Robinson (5)

Semi's-
J-Mee Samuels (Winston-Salem, NC) is the only underclassman in the short sprint final. He's also the fastest qualifier. Samuels, the talented sophomore, won the first semi in 6.82, the day's quickest performance. Also in the final are Mark Jelks (Gary, IN). Willie Hordge (Houston, TX), Joseph Robinson (Woodbridge, VA), Robert Woodard (Germantown, MD) and Christopher Taylor (Houston, TX). Arel Gordon (Rochester, NY) was third behind Jelks and Woodard in heat three and failed to advance. Ivory Williams (Beaumont, TX), apparently injured, did not start. Williams and Hordge were members the USA 4x100 relay team that won a gold medal in world junior record time at last year's World Junior Championships.

Prelims-

He’s only a sophomore, but J-Mee Samuels (Winston-Salem, NC) had the fastest qualifying time in the prelims. Samuels, a sophomore, ran 6.88 in the fifth heat to lead the way into the semifinals.

Other notables who advanced were Willie Hordge (Houston, TX), Robert Woodard (Germantown, MD), Joseph Robinson (Woodbridge, VA), Mark Jelks (Gary, IN), Arel Gordon (Rochester, NY) and Ivory Williams.

Demi Omole (Milwaukee, WI) finished second in the eighth heat with a time of 7.22 and failed to advance.

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 1  Boys 60 Meter Dash
================================================================
    National: N  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY 
        Meet: M  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY 
    Freshman: F  6.78  2001        Jerald Watson, Cent Cath, Mor
   Sophomore: R  6.73  2002        Jerald Watson, Cen Cath, Morg
      Junior: J  6.67  1998        Mike Newell, Potomac, Dumfrie
      Senior: S  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY 
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
================================================================
Finals                                                          
  1 Mark Jelks                03 Gary, IN                  6.73R
  2 J-Mee Samuels             05 W-S, NC                   6.74F
  3 Willie Hordge             03 Houston, TX               6.83 
  4 Robert Woodard            03 Gtown, MD                 6.85 
  5 Joseph Robinson           03 Woodbridge, VA            6.86 
  6 Christopher Taylor        03 Houston, TX               6.87 


	  
 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 1  Boys 60 Meter Dash
================================================================   
    National: N  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY    
        Meet: M  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY    
    Freshman: F  6.78  2001        Jerald Watson, Cent Cath, Mor   
   Sophomore: R  6.73  2002        Jerald Watson, Cen Cath, Morg   
      Junior: J  6.67  1998        Mike Newell, Potomac, Dumfrie   
      Senior: S  6.57  3/14/1999   Casey Combest, Owensboro, KY    
    Name                    Year School                   Semis    
================================================================   
Heat  1                                                            
  1 J-Mee Samuels             05 W-S, NC                   6.82Q   
  2 Christopher Taylor        03 Houston, TX               6.89q   
  3 Douglas Dutch, Jr         04 Bowie, MD                 6.91    
  4 Morgan Trent              04 Brighton, MI              6.94    
  5 Antonio Freeman           04 Milwaukee, WI             6.98    
  6 Brent Dykstra             03 North Kent Rc-Mi          7.00    
Heat  2                                                            
  1 Joseph Robinson           03 Woodbridge, VA            6.86Q   
  1 Willie Hordge             03 Houston, TX               6.86Q   
  3 Derrick Bates             04 Hampton, VA               7.00    
  4 Tony Cole                 04 Columbia, MD              7.03    
  5 Marvin Bien-Aime          03 Plantation, FL            7.07    
 -- Ivory Williams            04 Beaumont, TX               DNS    
Heat  3                                                            
  1 Mark Jelks                03 Gary, IN                  6.83Q   
  2 Robert Woodard            03 Gtown, MD                 6.84q   
  3 Arel Gordon               03 Rochester, NY             6.92    
  4 Corey Brown               04 Charlotte, NC             6.99    
  4 Jay Cooper                04 Tulsa, OK                 6.99    
  6 Travis Shelton            04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL        7.11    
===================================================================
    Name                    Year School                   Semis
===================================================================
Semi-Finals                                                        
  1 J-Mee Samuels             05 W-S, NC                   6.82Q  1
  2 Mark Jelks                03 Gary, IN                  6.83Q  3
  3 Willie Hordge             03 Houston, TX               6.86Q  2
  3 Joseph Robinson           03 Woodbridge, VA            6.86Q  2
  5 Robert Woodard            03 Gtown, MD                 6.84q  3
  6 Christopher Taylor        03 Houston, TX               6.89q  1
  7 Douglas Dutch, Jr         04 Bowie, MD                 6.91   1
  8 Arel Gordon               03 Rochester, NY             6.92   3
  9 Morgan Trent              04 Brighton, MI              6.94   1
 10 Antonio Freeman           04 Milwaukee, WI             6.98   1
 11 Corey Brown               04 Charlotte, NC             6.99   3
 11 Jay Cooper                04 Tulsa, OK                 6.99   3
 13 Brent Dykstra             03 North Kent Rc-Mi          7.00   1
 13 Derrick Bates             04 Hampton, VA               7.00   2
 15 Tony Cole                 04 Columbia, MD              7.03   2
 16 Marvin Bien-Aime          03 Plantation, FL            7.07   2
 17 Travis Shelton            04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL        7.11   3
 -- Ivory Williams            04 Beaumont, TX               DNS   2

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