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Top Returnees to 2003

Here are the top undergrads in the DyeStat Elite top 100 USA rankings in the 2002 outdoor season. These will be the pre-season favorites for national leadership in 2003.

Detailed Lists: Boys - Girls


Boys - Girls

Sprinters are strong in the 2003 returnees. Willie Hordge TX and Ivory Williams TX lead the boys. There are at least 8 girls who could be the best sprinter in 2003, led but not by a lot by Allyson Felix CA and Marshevet Hooker TX.


Sprints - Texans Ivory Williams and Willie Hordge stand tall.

400 - Reggie Witherspoon GA 46.08 leads five sub-47 second runners.

800 - Strong group returns here, led by Paul Cross FL 1:49.68. He is the only returning sub-1:50 runner, but Sam Bair PA, Mike McGrath OR, and Alex McClary WA are in the 1:50 range; and 13 more ran better than 1:53.

1500-mile - Bobby Curtis Ky (4:07.61) mile and Adam Perkins MO (4:09.40c mile and 3:49.09 1500m) are the frontrunners, followed closely by two more sub-4:10 milers, Brian Dalpiaz NY 4:09.61 and Mat Debole NC 4:09.73. There are 18 more under 4:15, and 20 of the top 22 are seniors in 2003.

3000/2Mile - Chris Solinsky WI dominates with his 8:51.64c win at Arcadia, 8 seconds faster than Kyle Alcorn CA 8:59.96c, the only other sub9:00 2-miler. The 3000 meter list is headed by New Yorkers Brian Dalpiaz NY 8:24.74 and Josh Mcdougal 8:26.48.

Hurdles - Another Texan, Kerron Clement, is head and shoulders ahead of the pack, being the. fastest returnee at 110, 300, and 400 meters.

HJ - Texas jr Dusty Jonas leads fived 7-footers at 7-1. Eight more returnees cleared 6-10 or better.

LJ - Florida champ Kevin Marion 25-5 and New Jersey champ Anthony Miles 24-11.25.

TJ - Demetrius Ragland CA 50-5.75 is the only 50 footer, with four more returnees topping 49 feet.

PV - Tommy Skipper OR 17-7.5 will renew his quest of the HS record (18-2.25). Decathlete Donovan Kilmartin ID is a 17 footer, and he is also among the HJ and LJ leaders.

Throws - With Kevin Bookout OK and Kevin DiGiorgio NJ gone, the headlines will come from shot putters Joe Thomas WI 64-4, Curt Quarterman GA 63-0.75, and Adam Kellermeyer OH 62-10.5, and three 190-foot discus throwers: Nik Kay CA, Gavin Ball WI and Dallas Griffin TX.

JT -- Tommy Skipper OR is the only returning 200 footer..


Sprints - A great class of seniors is led by Allyson Felix CA, who dominated at 200 meters before her injury in the Junior Nationals, and Marshevet Hooker TX, double sprint champion in Texas 5A and 3rd in the World Junior Championships at 11.48. Just a Finish Lynx whisker behind these two are Janice Davis MS, Shalonda Solomon CA, Latoya Phelps TX, Lisa Wilson TX, Jessica Onyepunuka AZ, and Shana Cox NY. Two more Poly Long Beach CA sprinters -- Dominique Dorsey and Jasmine Lee -- are waiting in the wings for a chance to star, which shows why Poly has a good chance to lead the country again in the sprint relays.

400 - Jerrika Chapple TX, finally a senior, heads the list at 53.35, but she will get a strong argument in her own state from rising freshman Brandi Cross 53.40. Natasha Hastings NY 53.42 leads seven more sub-54 second runners.

800 - Heidi Magill UT led the nation as soph in 2002 with her Arcadia win in 2:06.34. Three more returnees are under 2:10, and eight other returnees are under 2:11 including Magill's Mountain View UT teammate Heidi Houle.

1500/Mile - AOC Raleigh national champion Megan Kaltenbach CO 4:43.45 dominates the lists. Catha Mullen NY 4:27.94 leads at 1500 meters. Then comes a big youth movement of Shannon Bergstedt MN, Chantelle Dron NH, Nicole Blood NY, and Maggie Infeld OH.

3000/2Mile - Megan Kaltenbach 10:07.15c has a 25-second margin at 2 miles, and Nicole Blood NY 9:38.04 is 9 seconds best at 3000 meters.

100m - Not much to choose between the top 10 led by Candace Davis MI and Vicki Howard CO
300m/400m - Ashlee Brown CA 41.67 and Tiffany Abney PA 58.11

HJ - Meggie Schuelke TX and Sharon Day CA lead the returnees at 5-11, with five more at 5-10, including rising soph Jenna Utecht, who may be Sanya Richards's all-purpose successor at St. Thomas Aquinas high school in South Florida.

LJ - A horde of talent, with 7 over 20-feet led by Michelle Sanford CA, Marshevet Hooker TX, Tianna Madison OH, and Erica McLain TX.

TJ - Ten returnees top 40 feet, led by Erica McLain TX, Michelle Sanford CA, Latoya Phelps TX and Jimanne Baker TX.

PV - Seventeen returnees were over 12 feet in 2002, headed by US#2 Julene Bailey 13-2.

SP - Two titans -- Michelle Carter TX 53-3.75 and Liz Podominick MN 51-7.5 -- may take turns challenging the national record (53-7.75).

DT - Leading thrower at the end of 2002 was Billie Jo Grant CA 176-10, California and Junior National champion. Can Melanie Uher NE rise to her early season 2002 mark of 185-4 US#1?

JT - Three returnees bested 150' in 2002 -- Lindsay Blaine WA, Angela Hoover PA, and Kara Patterson WA.


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