Nike Outdoor Nationals
A National Scholastic Sports Foundation Event
June 16-17, 2006
North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, NC

a DyeStat Featured meet

Boys Steeple - Greg Kelsey 6:02.13 runs smart

Results - Marc Davis Video - John Sullivan's Story - Pete Cava's Story

By John Sullivan

The New York state meet the previous week had set up what appeared to be a great NON steeple race, especially given the stunning 9:02 recorded by Noel Bateman. But Bateman had prior commitments, so the battle for the win fell to Saratoga NY sr Greg Kelsey, the previous US 3K steeple list leader, and 2k list leader Chaminade NY jr Ryan McDermott.

With Marie Lawrence having just set a US record for the girls, the boys had a tough act to follow in the sweltering heat. Kelsey led most of the race and pulled away from McDermott for a 6:02.13 to 6:05.50 victory.

Kelsey shared after the race, “I was really happy to win Nationals.  Words can’t express how great it feels.”

by Pete Cava

Greg Kelsey pulled away from Ryan McDermott and Taylor
Morgan on the final lap and thundered down the homestretch for a win in 6:02.13.

Kelsey (Saratoga, NY), a Maryland signee, came in as the nation's #2 in the
3000 meter steeplechase (9:16.25). His winning time Saturday in 6:02.13 ranks
second on the current prep list behind the 5:54.4 by McDermott (Mineola, NY).

“I wanted to stay smart and not go out too fast,” said Kelsey. “Last year at
this meet, I got out way too quick and died at the end. This year I just sat
behind whoever jumped out in the lead, and then at the middle race I put in a
surge and tried to keep it as long as I could.”

Second was McDermott in 6:05.50, followed by Morgan (Portland, OR), third with a
time of 6:06.29.

“Words can’t express how I feel right now,” said an ebullient Kelsey. “I know
I’m running really smart races because I haven’t made the same mistakes I used
to make.”


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                Nike Outdoor Nationals - 6/15/2006 to 6/17/2006                

                 North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC                 



Boys 2000 Meter Steeplechase


    National: $ 5:43.9h  4/27/1991   Steve Guerrini, Santa Rosa, CA            

        Meet: # 5:49.11  6/18/2005   Cory Thorne, Portsmouth, NH               

   Sophomore:   6:03.07  2002        Ben Delay, West, Bellevue, NE             

      Junior:   5:56.03  6/1998      Tim Kelly, Smithtown, NY                  

      Senior:   5:43.9h  4/27/1991   Steve Guerrini, Santa Rosa, CA            

    Name                    Year School                  Finals 


Section  1  

  1 Greg Kelsey               06 Kinetic RC,Saratoga    6:02.13  

  2 Ryan McDermott            07 Chaminade HS,West H    6:05.50  

  3 Taylor Morgan             08 Stark Street AC,Por    6:06.29  

  4 A.J. Savoia               07 North Rockland H,Ha    6:12.31  

  5 Kyle O'Brien              06 Wilson Memoral T,Mo    6:18.64  

  6 Brendan Martin            07 Smithtown West H,Sm    6:25.03  

  7 Andrew Sullivan           08 Terre Haute Sout,Te    6:26.78  

  8 Brian Potts               06 Gower Power TC,Mari    6:27.16  

  9 Clay Mayes                06 Jenks America TC,Cl    6:40.23  

 10 Zachary Rivers            08 Victor Central S,Vi    6:43.46  

 11 Josh Gerber               06 Wayzata HS,Plymouth    6:47.15  

 12 Brian MacArthur           06 Great Neck South,Gr    6:58.37  

 13 Michael Yuan              06 Syosset TC,Syosset,    7:02.56  

 14 Matthew Janczyk           06 Bristol Central,Bri    7:13.84  

 15 Dan Lok                   06 Syosset TC,Syosset,    7:31.56  

 16 Marquez Taylor            06 Rollin Thunder,opal    8:01.24  

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