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