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2/9/02 at Devaney Sports Complex, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

Brendan Christian 6.63 60m and 21.16 200m !!! and he anchors all-star 4x200 in 1:26.05.
Sanya Richards 53.71 US#6 all time and 23.86 200m US#10 all time
More Highlights:
Kelly Willie 47.13 ties US#4 all time
Janice Davis 7.38 60m (Allyson Felix 7.46, Karina Francis 7.46)
Julie Pickler TX 8.74 60H (Jenna Utrecht FL 8.75, Dominique Manning CA 8.76)
United Stars PA 1:39.44 4x200 with Tiffany Abney's 23.8 anchor catching J. W. North, Riverside CA 1:39.50
Rockford MI girls 9:36 4x800 and 21:39.78 4xMile
Samantha Shepard MA 12-6
Erica McLain TX 18-11.75 and 40-01.25
Chris Solinsky WI 9:14.51 2-Mile (Ryan Deak FL 9:14.53)
and 4:20.74 Mile (Adam Perkins 4:21.09 and David Olson 4:21.62)
Esteban Guzman VA 7.97 60H
Martin Boston CA 22-10.50 and 44-11.75
Mindy Sullivan TX 2:12.87 over all-star 800 field

Late News from Meet Director Chris Lester

Airport Transportation
Coach Buses: Noon, 3:00, and 4:45
VIP Specialist-15 passenger service: 10:00, 12:30, 5:00, and 7:45
One on call vehicle in Omaha seating 8 will be able to be at the airport within 15 minutes. Go to the Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter and procede out the exit doors and parked along the island will be the vehicle of transportation.
Return Shuttles will leave on Sunday at 8am, 10:45am, and Noon from the Cornhusker hotel.

Devaney Center
Packet pick-up is now at the Devaney Center from 3-10 on Friday and a shuttle will run from the Cornhusker Hotel on Friday for packet pickup and Saturday for the meet.

Temporary Heat Sheets will be posted at packet pick-up and after any changes the final heat sheets will be printed.

Call my cell phone at 402-201-5790 if you have any questions.


Devaney Sports Complex, U. of Nebraska

A new major indoor meet will be held February 9, 2002 in Lincoln, Nebraska, with Chris Lester as meet director. Lester is a coach and has been a key recruiter for the 2000 and 2001 Nike Indoor Classic and the adidas Outdoor Championships. The meet will be held at the new state of the art Devaney Sports Complex at the University of Nebraska, and DyeStat will be there with on-site coverage.

MITC News Releases

Late changes
Packet picket will be at the track (Devaney Center) instead of the Cornhusker hotel. Meet director Chris Lester also announced that athletes will be able to get into the meet free with their race numbers. After the meet the track will be open for warm-ups til 10:30 at which time they will need to leave the building. In a schedule change, the 4-Mile relay will start at 8:30am and not 9.

Packet Pickup will be star-studded event
Meet director Chris Lester announced that six Olympic and World-class athletes will be present for the Friday night packet pickup. Six elite athletes will sign autographs and pose for pictures with the MITC athletes: hurdler Allen Johnson, pole vaulter Lawrence Johnson, hurdler and long jumper Jenny Adams, distance runner Sarah Schwald, hurdler and sports agent Renaldo Nehemiah, and decathlete Dan O'Brien. The elites will be on hand from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday February 8 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.

Rockford MI reloads for new era
Graduation losses (e.g., Dathan Ritzenhein) decimated the Rockford MI boys team, but the girls team is simply reloading. Sophomore Nikki Bohnsack leads a deep distance squad to Nebraska. story by steveu

Texans Spike Girls 800 Showdown
Four Texas girls are among stellar entries that include 2 of the 3 fastest in the nation last year and 5 of the 9 who broke 2:10 in 2001. Story by steveu

27 states represented before early entry deadline
LINCOLN NE 1/09/02 -- With a week still to go before the early entry deadline (January 16), the Midwest Indoor Track Classic has already attracted athletes from 27 states, meet director Chris Lester announced. Big names who have recently committed include Chris Solinsky WI, third in the Foot Locker nationals; sprint stars Janice Davis MS and Sanya Richards FL; and versatile Sheena Gordon PA, nationally ranked in high jump, long jump and hurdles last year. Lester said that early entries would be announced at the end of next week.

Golden Spike tour will be at MITC
LINCOLN NE 12/22/01 -- In its first year, the Midwest Indoor Track Classic has landed the USATF Golden Spike tour. In addition to a full slate of high school events, MITC will have nine elite events including a men's 60 meter hurdles field worthy of a world championship final. The Golden Spike portion of the meet will be on national television on ESPN at 4 pm Eastern, Sunday February 10. Meet director Chris Lester said two high school events may be included in the telecast. More on Golden Spike events

new Midwest Indoor Track Classic casts a wide net
LINCOLN NE 12/16/01 -- Athletes from 19 states have committed to compete in the new meet at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, February 9. Meet director Chris Lester said he has confirmations from AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NJ, OK, TX, VA and WY, with the early entry deadline still a month away (January 16). Lester also announced that MITC will host a USATF Golden Spike tour event to be nationally televised. Details on that will be provided later.

Elites are lining up for Lincoln
LINCOLN NE 10/31/01 - The inaugural running of the Midwest Indoor Track Classic is still over 3 months away, but an impressive number of elite athletes -- both prep and Olympic level -- have already committed to come to Lincoln in February. A half dozen events for Olympic/world class athletes will be run along with a full slate of high school events.

Meet director Chris Lester, who said he had inquiries about MITC from 14 states this week, announced an initial list of high school and world class stars who will compete at MITC:

High School

  • Southern jack rabbits - Austin TX sr Brendan Christian, national indoor 200 meter record holder and friends have formed a super hot relay team. Christian is joined by Kelly Willie, Ashton and Aaron Collins, and Irie Williams. They will run the 4x200 and 4x400, as well as some individual events. Christian returns for his senior year to add to his laurels which already include 10.40 (AOC Nationals, Golden West, AAU JO), 20.56 (Texas 4A, AAU JO, NSIC), and 6.70 60m (NSIC). Kelly Willie has PRs of 10.63, 21.08 and 46.04 and championships of Golden West, Texas 4A, USATF JO, and Nike Indoor Classic. Ashton Collins 46.29 was AAU JO champion last year, and brother Aaron Collins is a 10.83, 21.86 performer.
  • Powerhouse California girls teams - Wilson Long Beach, which returns most of the girls who set new national records last year in the indoor SMR and outdoor 4x400, will run six relays and a bunch of individual events. J.W. North, Riverside, California state champions in 2000 and 3rd last year, with versatile Chaunte Howard (6-0 high jumper, 4 golds at AOC last June) returning for her senior season; Logan Union City, a perennial power in California and at major invitationals.
  • Distance girls - Three of the very best in the country will face each other at 2 miles. Enumclaw WA sr Alison Tubbs, 10:11.94 3200, champion of Washington 4A and Great American Cross Country Festival, Deerfield IL sr Erika Odlaug, 10:11.31 3200 and 9:36.66 3000, champion of Golden West and Junior Nationals; and Smoky Hill CO sr Megan Kaltenbach, 10:11.97 3200, champion of Colorado, Nike Indoor Classic, Arcadia Invitational.
  • National champion New Jersey relay - Camden NJ boys, 3:09.91 in 2001, champions of the Penn Relays and adidas Outdoor Championships.
  • Texas girls showdown at 800 meters - Mindy Sullivan, 2:08.38 PR and Texas state record, broke course records almost every outing in 2001; Kelly Cordell, a 2:08.48 PR when 2nd to Sullivan in the Texas State 5A last year; Megan Rademacher, 2:11.45 indoors last year at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in New York; and Shannon Rademacher, 2:13.5 best. sisters. Californian Jenna Timinsky, 2:09.12 last year will join the fray.
  • Midwest girls - Rockford MI and Carmel IN. Rockford has multiple national championships over the last 3 years at Nike Indoor Classic and adidas Outdoor Championships and is reloading behind star sophomore Nikki Bohnsack. Carmel took Rockford's measure in cross country in September at the Meet of Champions in Hilliard OH.


  • Men's hurdles -- Olympic and world champion Allen Johnson heads an all-star field that also includes training partner Terrance Trammell, Mark Crear, and Dominique Arnold. Former great Renaldo Nehemiah will sign autographs. Johnson is a 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 2-time world champion. Trammel was silver medalist at Sydney in 2000 and 2001 world indoor champion. Crear is a 2-time Olympic medalist. Arnold was NCAA champion in 1996.
  • Men's shot put - Adam Nelson, Janus Roberts SMU, Reese Hoffa, Janus Roberts, Andrey Borodkin, Dan Armentrout, Jamie Beyer, Brad Schneider, John Davis, and Marcus Clavelle
  • Women's high jump - Amy Acuff, Nicole Forrester, Erin Aldrich, and Carrie Long . Acuff has a PR of 6-6.75 and is a 2-time Olympian and 3-time US champion.
  • Women's hurdles - Jenny Adams, former NCAA long jump champion for the University of Houston, burned up the European circuit this year in the hurdles, with wins at Zagreb, Lausanne, Paris, Nice and Stockholm before finishing 4th in the World Championships at Edmonton. Joined by Michelle Johnson, Vonette Dixon, Bisa Grant, Sharon Couch, and Demu Cherry
  • Midwest Mile - Jason Pyrah, who already holds the Devaney Sports mile record of 4:00.46 and will attempt to run the first sub-4 minute mile ever in Nebraska. Pyrah was on the US Olympic team at both Atlanta and Sidney and he was the only American finalist in the 1500 at Sidney. Collegian Charley Gruber of Kansas will also run in the Midwest mile.


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