With 3 meets in the books, we are progressing well through the indoor season. We have seen some great early performances, but we have a lot of work in front of us. I can't tell you how many times coaches, parents, or athletes contribute our success to our numbers or team/school size, but I think what really makes us strong are two things: 1) Hard Work - they have no idea how hard we push ourselves (and each other) in practice; and 2) Team Work - if you buy in correctly to what we are doing, you are running/competing for a TEAM in addition to yourself. I feel like we have a solid group who have embraced these two principles this year, but we need a lot more of you to get on board with the hard work and the TEAM commitment. We have 4 weeks of indoor left, and I promise your commitment and work will pay off. Let's move forward with less missed practices, stronger leadership, and more excitement and determination to improve.
Weber State Invitational: We had another strong weekend at the Weber State Invitational. On Friday, we had multiple PRs and winners in the field events. Hunter Simonsen jumped a new indoor SCHOOL RECORD with a 6'08 victory in the high jump. The old record was set in 1999. Nate Allred finished 2nd with 6'04, with some good attempts at 6'06. Matt Calvin won the pole vault, tying his indoor PR of 14'00. Taylor Southwick and Christian Kamalu both cleared 12'00 for top 6 finishes. Eli Beard threw a PR in the shot put for the 3rd week in a row. His throw of 47'01 was good enough for 3rd place. Kathryn Wilde placed 4th in the girls shot put with 31'04. Ashley Taylor and Ashley Sullenger both cleared 8'06 in the pole vault for 3rd. And Whitney Cox finished 4th in the high jump with 4'10.
On the track on Saturday we continued to show some strength. Jake Moffett finished 2nd in the 55m Dash with 6.70 (Davis #5 All Time). Kelton Johnson had a great day, finishing 2nd in the 55m Hurdles and 1st in the 400m Dash with 53.14. Taylor Southwick was 5th in the 55 Hurdles. And in the boys 3200, we had 24 boys dip under 11:00 in the 3200 - and most likely set a state record for the most boys ever entered in the 2 mile from one team (54 boys!!!). We were led in the 3200 by Camren Todd with a 9:43 and Logan MacKay with 9:49 (5th and 6th). Courtney Wayment won the girls 3200 with 11:02 (Davis #3 All Time), and Jenna Connell and Sam Hedquist finished 5th and 6th in 11:47 and 11:48. Aubrey Argyle had her first race back after nearly 2 months off with a stress fracture, and finished 4th in the 1600 in 5:31.
The complete results are attached to this email.
UHSTCA Invite (Utah Coaches Meet) - Our next indoor meet is a big one - the unofficial Utah State Indoor Championships - at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake is this coming Friday and Saturday (January 29-30). Friday night will include the field events (shot put, high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault) and 3 running events - 1600m, 400m, and 4 x 800m relay. Saturday will be the remaining track events (60 hurdles, 60 dash, 4 x 200, 800, 200, 3200, and 4 x 400). We need to pre-register for the meet - so there will be a form to fill out at practice this week. I will also email the information out on Tuesday. The form must be turned back in to me (registration will be done as a team by the coaches). The cost will be $4 per event (the school will pay for the relays entered).
*Anyone can compete - even if it is your first indoor meet.
Simplot Games - I sent out the invite list this past week. We will hand out the information for Simplot at practice on Monday and Tuesday. We would like to know this week if you are going to be unable to attend so that we can invite the alternates. The Simplot trip will be on February 18-20 and will cost $135 per athlete.
This Week's Schedule:
Monday - Meet in the Cafeteria at 2:45
Tuesday - Track Class (or find coaches after school)
Wednesday - Meet in the Cafeteria at 2:45
Thursday - Track Class (or find coaches after school)
Friday - Utah State Indoor Championships (Olympic Oval)
Saturday - Utah State Indoor Championships (Olympic Oval)
Keep working hard, having fun, and representing Davis Track & Field.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Indoor Schedule - http://davisindoortrack.blogspot.com/p/2014-schedule.html
Outdoor Schedule - http://darttrack.blogspot.com/p/2014-schedule.html