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davie g commented on a news article - Jan 1 2013, 03:59 AM
I was Natalie Dye's teaching assistant in Physical Chemistry at the University of Maryland. That's when I found out that John Dye was her dad. I appreciated reading Dyestat throughout the years, and I will appreciate reading HS T&F on this website.
EUGENE, OR, 12/7/2012 – RunnerSpace has partnered up with John Dye and is the new owner of the pioneer high school track web site DyeStat, it was announced today by RunnerSpace president Ross Krempley and DyeStat founder John Dye.The new dyestat....
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davie g
I was Natalie Dye's teaching assistant in Physical Chemistry at the University of Maryland. That's when I found out that John Dye was her dad. I appreciated reading Dyestat throughout the years, and I will appreciate reading HS T&F on this website.
Rick Reaser
Ross: As you know I am not just a videographer, but a T&F/XC Stat Junkie. <grin> 1) Where are the DyeStat Archives? Hopefully, you will put those back up. For California our beloved (and oftentimes totally worthless) HS State Federation and its Sections deferred posting results and record keeping to DyeStatCal--expecially when it came to Section Meets. The only meets you can find on the CA State Federation/Section websites are the State T&F and XC meets. (For "real" sports like Boys Football, Basketball and Baseball, all the play off results are maintained on the Section Websites. <grin>) I was looking for some historical stuff just today. 2) What are your plans for and what will become of the TFX T&F database? Rick Reaser
DrBob
A buddy of mine once said grassroots or no roots, that's the difference. It will take a caring, supportive, energetic fan base once again. Let's make Dyestat a name to be remembered with a lasting futuristic legacy. If you're a follower, what would it take to make it great once again?
mike mather
Always enjoyed John and his wife and their site. Made everyone feel like family. With John retiring this will be a great move. I hope RunnerSpace will remember what made Dyestat great and try to maintain that in the future. Remember, it's high school, not NCAA. Let the kids run amuck a little bit. It's really their fun site and generates an amazing amount of message traffic. Where else can the New York and Virginia kids talk to the California/Arizona/Oregon kids. It's fantastic!
ross
Great comment! "Let the kids run amuck a little bit."
Don Gosney
This is some of the best news I've heard in a long time. DyeStat became the defacto source for information about high school track and cross country. It's amazing how poorly ESPN handled this site after acquiring it. It's like they were clueless. Almost from the start they took a great product and turned it into cr**.

We'll all be the better now that DyeStat is being brought back by people who know something about the sport. ESPN may know something about B-Ball, Round Ball, Small Ball and maybe even Snow Ball but they knew nothing about high school track and field and cross country. And worse yet, they never seemed to understand how little they knew or sought help from people that actually DID know something.

I look forward to the new DyeStat.
ross
Well put! All of us here at RS are tracknerds, so hopefully we can do it justice! Happy to hear any input. Just post ideas, concerns, must haves etc here in the comments.
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