NSIC + NIC Action Pix Pages now on, with links to quotes Don Rich Mar 20, 2004

We have completed our coverage of the NSIC and NIC meets with a few photo pages, plus quotes from athletes. The action pix pages include some great NIC shots from Pat Montferrat of, plus PA athletes at NSIC, including photo essays on the #2 all-time, junior class record 52.19 by Nicole Leach, and the #7 all-time DMR by Cardinal O\'Hara.

NSIC vs. NIC - It's one win each, according to Dyestat Don Rich Mar 20, 2004

For the sixth straight year, the two 'national' meets were held the same weekend on the East coast. And as is their custom, Dyestat runs comparisons to satisfy the fans of each meet and the sport. This year, NSIC wins on the number of Dyestat Elite performances. But when the meet is scored as a dual meet, it's NIC. Read the story and make the comparisons. Then let's all go outdoors.

Three days, two meets, one championships, one 2nd, another state record and PR for Lindsay Regan Don Rich Mar 15, 2004

Easton sophomore Lindsay Regan competed for three straight days at the two national meets. She walked away with one championship (NSIC), a 2nd (at NIC), and raised her own PR and PA Indoor State Record to 12-09.50. Her vaulting coach, Michael Lawryk of Vertical Assault, describes her day at NIC. On Saturday, PennTrackXC talked with Lindsay after her first All-American performance at NSIC.

PA performances at NIC - Rademacher, Regan raise state records in Pole Vault, Hatboro wins 4x800 Don Rich Mar 15, 2004

At the Nike Indoor Classic in Landover, there were a host of good performances by PA athletes. For the girls, Lindsay Regan (Easton, PA) got 2nd place in the pole vault with a 12-09.5. Lindsay also competed at NSIC in New York and won with a leap of 12-05.2. Her MD effort set a new PA Indoor State Record. For the boys at the NIC, Andrew Rademacher (Hickory) won the pole vault with a 16-08.00. That raised his PA Indoor State Record for the 5th time this season. Some firsts too from Hatboro-Horsham in the meet summary, plus action pix by Pat Montferrat of

Westside Boys Hurdle Relay Team Sets Record at NIC John Olson Mar 14, 2004

The two-day Nike Indoor Championships concluded today in Landover, MD. The Westside (Anderson) boys 4x55 hurdle relay team of Brandon Brown, Dennis Martin, ,Martez Brown and Mauricus Brown set a new meet record of 29.45 Saturday. The previous record was 30.20, set in 2002 by Wayne High School of Huber Heights, OH.

NIC Highlights: Sunday MileSplit Staff Mar 14, 2004

Woodrow Wilson's Lashawn Merritt wins two national titles with victories in 200 (21.73) and 400 (47.88). The Maggie Walker boys' 4x800 fell just short of a national title by a mere .07 as anchor leg Daniel Howard was just edged out at the end for an exciting finish with their time of 7:54.27 (Carmel HS of Indiana won in 7:54.20).

NIC Highlights: Saturday MileSplit Staff Mar 13, 2004

Midlothian boys repeat as 4xmile relay national champs with a winning time this year of 18:11.26 with strong legs from second leg Billy Berlin and anchor leg Ryan Witt. Woodrow Wilson senior Lashawn Merritt posted the fastest time in the 200m prelims (21.68) and second fastest in the 400m prelims (48.58) to put himself in good position to win both events.

3/2-Nicole Leach will focus on the 400 @ NSIC and miss West Catholic\'s SMR at NIC Don Rich Mar 2, 2004

West Catholic\'s Nicole Leach will stay in New York to compete the entire weekend of nationals, according to a statement she made to Dyestat Monday evening. On Saturday, PennTrackXC reported that Leach would attempt to compete in both New York and Baltimore on the same day, Saturday, March 13th. The attempt, with the 400 Trials at 4:40 at the National Scholastic Indoor Champs, and the other, the SMR at 7:45 at the Nike Indoor Classic, would have been difficult, at best. Leach is ranked #2 in the US behind Natasha Hastings, while the West Catholic SMR is ranked #1. West Catholic was hoping to go after the US SMR record. But Leach says she is focused on the 400. Leach told DyeStat last evening, \"My plans as of now are to be in New York the entire weekend, and they will most likely stay that way. I feel as though I need to be in New York to get the best results in the 400. Whether I do the 200 is undecided. We\'ll have to go after that (SMR) record another time.\" And she has the best wishes of her West Catholic coach, Lenny Jordan. Jordan told PennTrackXC Monday night that Leach is not even entered in the NIC race. \"She\'s doing what she has to do, and we wish her nothing but the best.\"