Monday, February 20, 2017

Indoor Update - Simplot Games

Darts -
This is the final indoor update of the season. I hope that you all enjoyed your experience. I feel we have gotten stronger as a TEAM and as individuals - we are getting fit, learning to compete, and improving like crazy. Congrats to all of you who put in the work and had a successful indoor season. We have a really easy week in front of us, and then I hope you are motivated to work hard and have the best outdoor season ever...

Thanks for a great weekend at the Simplot Games. It is always one of my favorite weekends of the year. There were so many strong performances - PRs, season bests, and tough efforts. I have typed up all of the Davis performances on the bottom of this email, and you should be able to find the full results at I will also post some pictures on facebook (hopefully later today).
We set quite a few TEAM records this year. We had 121 athletes participate in the Games (old record = 113). We entered 39 relay teams in the meet (old record = 36). We beat the team record for individuals qualifying for finals with 25 (old record = 24). And we beat our team record for relays racing on Saturday with 15. But even more important than those records was the determination and teamwork that we witnessed event after event. I thought we did an awesome job cheering for and encouraging each other. The energy and unity that we had at the Simplot Games is going to be crucial to our success in the outdoor season this year. Let's carry that momentum right into our outdoor workouts. Hopefully that energy is contagious.
A few very notable performances - Xakai Harry set a new school record in the long jump with 22'11. It is also the #3 All-Time mark in Utah state history and the best indoor jump (for Utah) since 1995. Xakai also nearly got the school record in the high jump. He cleared 6'07 and nearly got 6'09. Aubrey Argyle ran a very strong race in the 3200 to finish 4th place in 10:56. She is only our 2nd athlete to ever run under 11:00 indoors - and she has done it 4 times. Eli Beard had 2 PRs, 2 finals qualifiers, and 2 Davis All-Time top 10 marks with his 51'07 weight throw and 51'04 shot put. Mary Page was our first girl in the past 9 years to make finals in the shot put and threw 36'08 which was the top Utah mark and Davis #4 All-Time. We had 3 boy hurdlers make the finals (Caleb Kamalu, Zach Olsen, and Andrew Simonsen) - all 3 of them are juniors. It was the first time we have ever had 3 boys in there - and only the 2nd time we have had more than 1. Ashley Taylor had an incredible PR jump in the pole vault and was our first finalist since 2012. Kelton Johnson finished a strong 8th in the 400m and was only our 2nd finalist in that event in the past 10 years. We were also impressed with relay after relay. We ended with 7 relay teams on the podium (top 6). Our boys 4 x 400 ran our #2 all-time mark with 3:26 for 4th. Our girls 4 x 400 also finished 4th with the #3 all time mark. And both the boys and the girls 4 x 800 finished 2nd - keeping our streak going on both sides. The boys 4 x 800 has been on the podium for 11 straight years, and the girls are at 10 in a row. And we had quite a few work horses who competed in 5+ events over the 3 days: Miah Weaver (two 1600s and three 800s), Ally Geisler (two 1600s, one 800, and two 400s), Keslee Stephenson (five 400s), Becky Swanson (four 400s and two 200s), Olivia Griffin (three 400s and two 200s), Ruby Jane Mathewson (three 400s, two 60 hurdles, and one 200), Lindsay DiReda (three 400s and two 200s), Alicia Halverson (two 1600s and two 800s), Kelton Johnson (five 400s and one 200), Andrew Simonsen (HJ, LJ, two 400s, two 60 hurdles), Jacob Vaughan (two 1600s and two 800s). It was pretty awesome watching our athletes get out there and dig in time after time.
Thanks so much to our parents who were able to help in any way over the three days - rides, chaperones, donations, photographs, cheering, and just great support. Thanks for raising some incredible kids and allowing them to spend so much time with our TEAM. Thanks!!!

I will send out an additional email tomorrow with upcoming information for the outdoor track season. There is no practice on Tuesday this week. I will see most of you in class on Wednesday and all of you at the outdoor track meeting on Friday.

Thanks again!!
Coach Talley

Girls Results
60m Hurdles
17. Ruby Jane Mathewson - 9.44 in trials; 9.57 in finals
49. Kassidy Webb - 10.44
78. Kiana Hall - 12.24
51. Corina Price - 8.59
64. Kiana Hall - 8.84
34. Olivia Griffin - 27.56
51. Gabby Mason - 28.17
60. Olivia Franks - 28.46
72. Morgan Blackburn - 28.80
74. Ellie Anderson - 28.83
76. Gabi Uboldi - 28.86
88. Miranda Baird - 29.14
131. Ashley Harris - 31.61
143. Emily Nelson - 33.60
12. Becky Swanson - 1:00.29 in trials; 1:00.42 in finals
29. Keslee Stephenson - 1:03.08
42. Lindsay DiReda - 1:04.74
71. Tia Goldsberry - 1:10.29
74. Lily Gardner - 1:10.82
48. Malaree Wood - 2:36.78
51. Kate Stuart - 2:37.56
54. Jane Anderson - 2:38.50
55. Jennica Robinson - 2:38.51
78. Sydnee Rayl - 2:47.83
85. Sarah Ferrell - 2:52.50
19. Jenna Connell - 5:30.40 in trials; 5:23.06 in finals
20. Miah Weaver - 5:18.82 in trials; 5:24.24 in finals
21. Alicia Halverson - 5:27.37; 5:25.10 in finals
26. Ally Geisler - 5:13.08; 5:28.54 in finals
Abi Waddoups - 5:33.24
60. Eliza Hafen - 5:45.62
64. Ellie Lundgreen - 5:47.48
82. Kate Stuart - 5:51.80
88. Rosie Schraedel - 5:52.89
93. Megan Allart - 5:54.38
98. Sara Miller - 5:55.66
106. Emma Clove - 5:59.70
118. Tilly Vasquez - 6:05.12
119. Loiusa Twitchell - 6:05.58
130. Sarah Ferrell - 6:10.47
135. Erin Berry - 6:15.07
136. Hannah McGurk - 6:15.24
150. Jasmin Balahadia - 6:23.47
151. Amanda Ruvalcaba - 6:24.25
163. Kellie Haddon - 6:38.74
178. Macy Griffin - 6:49.14
181. Emma Oliver - 6:52.22
186. Tiara Kemeny - 7:27.42
189. Clara Thompson - 7:33.62
190. Anna Thomson - 7:33.81
4. Aubrey Argyle - 11:09.07 in trials; 10:56.33 in finals
15. Haylee Downey - 11:43.58
17. Grace Neuenschwander - 11:46.41
20. Abby Lawrence - 11:56.55
29. Sarah Waddoups - 12:03.17
38. Maddie Johnson - 12:43.48
4 x 200m
25. A Team - 1:53.62
4 x 400m
4. A Team - 4:06.17 in trials (3rd); 4:02.14 in finals - Davis #3 All Time
10. B Team - 4:16.69 in trials (9th); 4:13.63 in finals
20. C Team - 4:28.10
27. D Team - 4:40.34
39. E Team - 4:57.78
Medley Relay
2. A Team - 4:19.67 in trials (1st); 4:17.09 in finals - Davis #6 All Time
8. B Team - 4:27.86 in trials (9th); 4:26.80 in finals
27. D Team - 4:41.80
31. E Team - 4:44.54
32. C Team - 4:44.88
33. F Team - 4:45.30
40. H Team - 4:48.66
45. I Team - 4:52.80
50. G Team - 5:06.21
4 x 800
2. A Team - 9:48.64 - Davis #6 All Time
5. B Team - 10:01.39 - Davis #11 All Time
13. C Team - 10:20.24
Weight Throw
13. Mary Page - 30'03.50 - Davis #8 All Time.
Shot Put
8. Mary Page - 36'08 - Top Girl from UTAH - Davis #4 All Time
Pole Vault
15. Ashley Taylor - 9'06 in trials - Davis #4 All Time

Boys Results
60m Hurdles
8. Caleb Kamalu - 8.59; 8.50 in finals - Davis #4 All Time
13. Zach Olsen - 8.66; 8.62 in finals
16. Andrew Simonsen - 8.76; 8.83 in finals
*3/4 Utah Boys in finals. First time we have EVER had 3 hurdlers in finals.
49. Carter Hardy - 9.50
50. Josh Miller - 9.53 - #8 Sophomore
57. Ryan Johnson - 9.81 - #11 Sophomore
64. Spencer Thomson - 10.20
25. Xakai Harry - 7.37 - Davis #16 All Time
46. Landon Baird - 7.54
24. Sawyer Anderl - 23.62
57. Riley Stringham - 24.39
111. Josh Funk - 25.89
113. Colin Wojack - 25.94
8. Kelton Johnson - 51.61 in trials; 51.28 in finals
30. Jade White - 53.15
100. John Eaton - 1:00.38
35. Nate Steed - 2:03.79
41. Mitch Clove - 2:04.78
58. Carson Cox - 2:07.23
62. Nate Sheffield - 2:07.93
66. Garrett DiReda - 2:09.33
73. Jason Boyd - 2:10.13
94. Ben Murdock - 2:13.24
8. Brigham Halverson - 4:28.44 in trials; 4:28.37 in finals
12. Jacob Vaughan - 4:30.34 in trials; 4:29.27 in finals
20. Frasier Williamson - 4:27.07 in trials; 4:31.66 in finals
24. Conner Jones - 4:35.32 in trials; 4:34.57 in finals
34. Seth Stromberg - 4:31.11 in trials; 4:46.79 in finals
52. Zach Jenkins - 4:42.44
56. McKay Treadwell - 4:42.94
57. Josh Christiansen - 4:43.61
69. CJ Rees - 4:46.78
80. Zach Moncur - 4:49.61
82. Cole Weaver - 4:50.32
87. Dallin Kitchen - 4:51.03
90. Nate Wilde - 4:51.47
103. Lance Ford - 4:54.01
107. Brandon Christensen - 4:54.53
117. Noah Stuart - 4:56.76
118. Kalvin Stinger - 4:57.88
119. Branson Petty - 4:58.22
120. Caden Wheeler - 4:58.32
142. Connor Finlinson - 5:00.02
147. Luke Wilde - 5:00.66
153. Tanner Bilton - 5:01.64
154. Jacob Halverson - 5:01.72
163. Kaleb Stinger - 5:05.20
167. Elijah Williamson - 5:05.91
172. Jake Miller - 5:06.99
200. Josh Hall - 5:14.61
214. Rawson Spackman - 5:19.32
267. Thomas Hogan - 5:52.29
14. Camren Todd - 9:39.05 in trials; 9:57.86 in finals
21. Matt Ward - 9:51.23
26. Devin Jaster - 9:57.49
31. Josh Peters - 10:05.56
47. Jared Hogan - 10:28.60
51. Carson Knight - 10:30.56
57. Trey Ferrin - 10:41.54
63. Daniel Harris - 10:56.41
4 x 200m
8. A Team - 1:35.58 - Only Utah Team to make finals (DQ in finals)
47. B Team - 1:42.19
4 x 400m
4. A Team - 3:34.98 in trials; 3:26.52 in finals - Davis #2 All Time
9. B Team - 3:34.30 in trials; 3:31.89 in finals - First Davis B Team to make finals since 2007.
32. C Team - 3:49.19
41. E Team - 3:58.41
42. D Team - 4:00.35
52. F Team - 4:14.00
Medley Relay
3. A Team - 3:46.94 in trials (10th); 3:40.07 in finals - top non-All-Star team; Davis #7 All Time
15. B Team - 3:49.95
28. C Team - 3:56.01
30. E Team - 3:56.94
40. D Team - 3:59.41
46. G Team - 4:04.03
51. H Team - 4:07.45
54. F Team - 4:09.32
62. I Team - 4:17.32
4 x 800
2. A Team - 8:04.15 - Davis #4 All Time
8. C Team - 8:19.21
11. D Team - 8:23.57
16. B Team - 8:33.23
Weight Throw
8. Eli Beard - 51'07 - Davis #6 All Time
Shot Put
11. Eli Beard - 51'04 - Davis #9 All Time
High Jump
3. Xakai Harry - 6'07 - Davis #2 All Time
9. Andrew Simonsen - 6'01 - Davis #15 All Time
Long Jump
2. Xakai Harry - 22'11 - Davis SCHOOL RECORD; UTAH #3 ALL-TIME

Coaches Results
2. Kristen Breustle - 27.36
3. Jamie West - 27.97
4. Devin Lang - 4:39.50
5. Paul Timothy - 4:41.71

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Indoor Update - Utah Indoor Championships

Darts -
It has been another great week. We are seeing improvement in practice and in performance at meets. As we get closer to Simplot and the outdoor season, it has been great to see your progress. Our improvements from the BYU meet to the Olympic Oval (just 3 weeks) were phenomenal in many areas. We also feel like we are becoming closer as a TEAM - but that is something we will have to continue to work on. Unity will take continual effort. Keep up the good work! Set goals for your final indoor meets - and do your best to stay positive. If things aren't going your way at this point, hang in there - keep working and believing in yourselves. I have been amazed time after time at our athletes (current and former) and their ability to turn things around and bounce back from difficult stretches.  

Olympic Oval Meet (UHSTCA) - We had a fantastic weekend at the Olympic Oval. This meet is considered the unofficial Utah Indoor Championships, and both the girls and the boys ended up with the victory (this is the only indoor meet with TEAM scores). The girls squeaked out the win by only 2 points over Syracuse 66-64 (We are going to have some good battles with them this year on both sides). The boys scored 71.5 with Syracuse also taking 2nd with 46. On both sides it was a full team effort. We aren't necessarily getting our points from just one or two stars. Instead, this TEAM is relying on efforts from a lot of different people in every single event. I thought our TEAM did a great job getting out of their comfort zone, taking risks, and giving their best efforts. I was also very impressed with the way were fighting to finish in every event - on the track and in the field events. A lot of our best jumps and throws in the field events were on final attempts and we saw a lot of you really driving hard for the finish line on the track. I love that!!!
There were a ton of highlights for our TEAM, including some new all-time Davis marks: 
Ashley Taylor - 9'00 in the pole vault - Davis #4 All time
Kassidy Webb - 30'06 in the triple jump - Davis #4 All time
Mary Page - 35'04 in the shot put - Davis #9 All time
Ruby Jane Mathewson - 1:00.36 in the 400m - Davis #7 All Time
Aubrey Argyle - 10:53.34 in the 3200 - Davis #2 (behind her own school record of 10:45) (Currently U.S. #6)
4 x 400 (Ruby Jane, Becky, Olivia, Ally) - 4:05.38 - Davis #6 All Time
Xakai Harry - 22'09 in the long jump - Davis SCHOOL RECORD (Also Currently U.S. #25)
Carter Hardy - 38'10.00 in the triple jump - Davis #6 All Time
Caleb Kamalu - 8.51 in the 60 hurdles - Davis #4 All Time
Zach Olsen - 8.56 in the 60 hurdles - Davis #6 All Time
Kelton Johnson - 50.58 in the 400m - Davis #4 All Time
Garrett DiReda - 2:07.85 in the 800m - Davis Freshman Record
Camren Todd - 9:24.85 in the 3200 - Davis #2 All Time (Also Currently U.S. #11)
4 x 200 (Jade, Riley, Landon, Sawyer) - 1:32.80 - Davis #3 All Time
4 x 400 - (Jade, Riley, Sawyer, Kelton) - 3:26.57 - Davis #2 All Time (Also Currently U.S. #32)

Here are some related links - 
Updated Boys Class Records (60m-3200m) -
Updated Girls Class Records (60m-3200m) -
Golden Spike Sprint Challenge (2/4) - Although we are taking a small group to Boise this next weekend, there is another track meet at the Olympic Oval next Saturday. The only events are the 60m, 60m Hurdles, 200m, and 400m. If you would like to get one more track meet in, you can go down on your own. The information and registration is posted at
I will have a flier at practice. Registration is $10 and needs to be done by Friday at 8:00pm.

Utah Distance Challenge (2/10) - We are in charge of the Distance Challenge on February 10th at the Olympic Oval. The events include - 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. All sprinters and hurdlers should plan on coming for the 400m. 

Simplot (2/16-2/18) - We have handed out and emailed out the information and waiver for Simplot. The money ($140) and waiver are due by Tuesday, February 7th. You will all also need to register or renew your membership for the USATF ($20). Please take care of that by February 7th.
There have been a few adjustments to the invite list. I will have the updated invites at practice on Monday and Tuesday.

At this point in the year, it is especially important to take good care of yourselves. We have had quite a few people getting sick in the past few weeks - a lot of stuff is going around. Do your best to get your sleep, eat healthy, stay hydrated, wash your hands, and keep your stress levels to a minimum. After 3 more weeks of hard work for indoor, we will take a small break and prepare for the outdoor season. 

Coach Talley

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Indoor Update - Weber State Invite

Darts -
I said it during track class this past week, and it's true: At this point of the season, we are more interested in your character, toughness, and teamwork than we are in your actual marks. Your times on the track and marks in the field events might not be where you want them to be, but don't focus on that right now. For now, focus on being tough, working hard, being a good teammate, and looking for opportunities to learn and grow and improve. I thought we did a great job of that at the Weber State Invitational this past weekend. Most of you showed up with a great attitude (despite the snow and challenges getting there), and you were competing with energy, toughness, and courage. It's exactly what we wanted to see. I was very impressed with how many of you tried an event for the first time--I know that it can be scary to face those fears.
The results have not been published yet, but we were very excited about the efforts and attitudes of our athletes! I will send out the Weber State results later this week when I receive them. I will also post the performance list for 2017 on the indoor blog -
(Just a side note - if we ever have weather and roads like yesterday, and you aren't able to make it to the indoor track meet because weather. Please always listen to your parents. Respect their decisions. Just do the best you can in those situations. There will always be other track meets - and your coaches will NOT be upset if you are unable to get there.)

Utah Coaches Meet (UHSTCA Invite) -
Our next indoor track meet is next weekend (January 27-28) at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. I have attached all of the information including the schedule. Please read over it carefully and let me know if you have any questions. We have to Pre-Register you for this meet, so please fill out the attached form and bring it to practice by Wednesday. I will also have forms available at practice all week. You will pay when you arrive at the track meet ($4 per event).

Simplot Games Invite List - We are not quite ready with the invites for Simplot. We are trying to find a way to accommodate as many athletes as possible - but it is challenging once again this year. We have so many athletes doing a great job. The factors we are using to decide (in order of importance) - 1) Performance at the first 2 track meets (we may also be looking at the Olympic Oval performances this week for the final spots). 2) Commitment and consistency at indoor practices. 3) Seniority on the team. We will try (as always) to be as fair as we can while making the best possible decisions for the program. That list will be emailed out on Tuesday. Simplot is on February 16-18.

Coach Matt Williams, who has been helping us the past few years, had a battle with cancer 10 years ago. He recently found out that the cancer has returned. He just had surgery to remove 2 large tumors from his lungs and will begin his second round of radiation soon. We have set up a GoFundMe account to try to help Coach Williams with his medical bills. If anyone can help, here is the link -

Thanks for everything! The indoor track season is rolling along, and we are pleased with the potential we see and the formation of our TEAM. Keep up the good work!
Coach Talley

Remaining Indoor Schedule:
Jan 27-28 - Utah Coaches Invite (Indoor State Championships) @ The Olympic Oval
Feb 3-4 - Boise Invitational (small group)
February 10 - Utah Distance Challenge @ The Olympic Oval (400-800-1600-3200)
February 16-18 - Simplot Games

Monday, January 16, 2017

Indoor Update - 1/16

Darts -
We want to see each one of you reach your potential with track & field this indoor and outdoor season. We realize that it takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice on your part if we are going to have success as a TEAM and as individuals. There may not be a perfect "formula to success", but here are a few tips that will help you with track this year...
1. Be unselfish - we will always stress the importance of TEAMwork and trying to help each other improve. Watch for ways to inspire and encourage your teammates. Bring energy to workouts and find ways to contribute beyond just your competing ability. When you help others succeed, you will succeed as well. Our biggest measure of success as a TEAM will be how united we become throughout the season. We want to see athletes working hard for each other.
2. Stay Healthy - This may be the most important key. It takes extra focus and sometimes a change in lifestyle. Nutrition (fuel), hydration, and rest are an athletes best friends. Be smart about the workouts and communicate with your coaches when you feel something is bothering you - at the same time, realize that you are going to feel some soreness and aches and pains - that's normal when you are working hard. Most of all, take your warm up and recovery seriously - drills, stretching, cooling down, ice baths, easy days, etc.
3. Consistent, Hard Work - You are only going to be successful if you put in the work. And it can't be just whenever it is convenient for you. It has to be consistent. The daily grind with all of the different types of workouts is what is going to get you to be your best. Jumpers don't just need jumping practice - they need speed, strength, and conditioning. Throwers don't just need throwing reps - they need explosiveness, power, flexibility, core strength. Try to improve every aspect of your event. Be willing to put in some extra time and commitment.
4. Positive Attitude - This is something everyone can work on (probably throughout your life). It's not always easy to stay positive through challenging things, but it is so important for your improvement. I love that track is such a mental game - believing in yourself and having confidence can give you a huge edge. Being on the starting line or in the blocks or on the runway or in the ring and knowing that you are going to do well will make you perform so much better. Work on the mental side of your event. Focus and visual success. And then bring energy and excitement and positivity to the rest of your teammates as well.
5. Experience - Be patient with yourself and learn from each workout and each track meet. You can learn a lot from your "failures" or the times that don't go perfectly. Don't be afraid of that. Try to take positive things away from each experience and always lift yourself up and keep fighting and improving. You have to be willing to get out and try in order to gain experience.

Upcoming Items:
Tuesday Practice
- A group will be going down to the Olympic Oval for a workout tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/17). Sprinters and Hurdlers who are trying to qualify for Simplot and Distance Runners who are in the sub 5:00 (boys) and sub 6:00 (girls) range for the mile can come. The cost is $4. Bring your spikes (without the spikes in them). We will be gone from 10:00 until 1:00. We will need drivers. The indoor track at Davis will also be open for a workout at that time on Tuesday if you are not in that group or don't have as much time.

The Weber State Invitational
is on Friday and Saturday (1/20 and 1/21). The field events are on Friday evening and the track events are on Saturday. I have attached the information for the meet. You don't need to pre-register, you can just show up, pay, and sign up for your events at the entry. It is a great first meet if any of you weren't able to compete at BYU. We will talk more about it at practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Indoor Track Class starts on Wednesday (4th period). We will not workout during the track class on the first day. But we will have indoor practice right after school, so still bring your clothes. From here out, we will still meet in the cafeteria on 'B' Days. 'A' Day practices will begin with track class. Those not in the track class will need to find their event coach for the workout after school on 'A' Days.

Simplot - I will send out the initial Simplot Invite list next weekend. Simplot is on February 16-18 in Pocatello, ID. The cost will be $135-$140. More information to come next Sunday.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!
-Coach Talley

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Indoor Update - BYU Invite

Darts -
BYU Invite - It was a very solid start to our indoor season at the BYU Invitational on Friday and Saturday. It was a long track meet (for sure), but at the end of the 2 days, we had some great starting marks on the track and in the field events. Our top 8 finishers included Aubrey Argyle (1st in the mile and 2nd in the 800), Alicia Halverson (3rd in the mile), Ally Geisler (7th in the mile), Ruby Jane Mathewson (6th in the hurdles and 8th in the 400m), Grace Neuenschwander (8th in the 800), Kenzie Sagers (1st in the weight throw), Katelyn Hoskins (2nd in the weight throw), Ashley Taylor (5th in the pole vault), Melissa Law (7th in the high jump), Morgan Whitney (8th in the shot put), and the girls 4 x 1 lap (Ruby Jane, Becky, Keslee and Ally - finished 3rd). Our top 8 finishers for the boys were Camren Todd (4th in the mile, 6th in the 800), Frasier Williamson (7th in the mile) Brigham Halverson (8th in the mile), Kelton Johnson (7th in the 400), Caleb Kamalu (3rd in the hurdles), Zach Olsen (8th in the hurdles), Nate Steed (8th in the 800), Cache Arbon (3rd in the pole vault), Alex Cottam (6th in the pole vault), Xakai Harry (1st in the long jump and 4th in the high jump), Eli Beard (5th in the shot put and 2nd in the weight throw), Spencer Plummer (7th in the shot put and 5th in the weight throw), and the boys 4 x 1 lap relay (Jade, Riley, Landon, Sawyer - finished 4th). Devin Lang and Paul Timothy finished 1-2 in the coaches mile. You can see the full results at
Our performance list and all-time lists will be updated on the blog -
It really was just a starting place for our TEAM. If you felt like your performance was not what you were hoping for, or if you feel like you can do better, that is probably normal - while we don't want you to be satisfied, we do want you to walk away from this meet with a positive attitude and a determination to improve. I challenge all of you to increase your commitment and to work hard and see what you can accomplish over the next 6 weeks of indoor track.
Some of the things we did well: we were energetic and positive, everyone was giving a good effort and focused on doing their best, we started building some team unity and supported each other.
Some of the things we can work on: Doing a better job with our warm-ups (more drills, more focused, more unity), making sure we are prepared with food/hydration in between events, pushing ourselves and competing without fear, leadership (seniors looking out for the younger/newer athletes), and PATIENCE (there will be a lot of opportunities going forward).

Our next meet is at Weber State University on January 20-21. More details to come.

Track Class: The track class (4th period) starts up after this week. If you are not already in the class, try to find a way to fit it in your 2nd semester schedule. It is not necessary for participation in outdoor track, but it sure makes things easier.

This Week:
Monday-Thursday: Normal Practice - meet in the cafeteria at 2:45.
Friday: Distance Runners meet in my classroom at 2:45.

It is the final week of the term. Make sure to do all you can to finish strong with your grades. Also make sure to clean out your lockers at the end of the week. We will assign new lockers to start 3rd term (those in the TEAM locker rooms do not need to worry about that).

Coach Talley

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Indoor Update - Jan 1, 2017

Darts -
That break sure went by fast. Try to enjoy it as much as you can for one final day, and then we are back to the grind on Tuesday. I hope that you are rested, but also fired up and ready to get back at it. I always love the new year. Not that I didn't like the previous year (2016 was great), I just love the opportunity to re-commit, re-focus, set some goals, and try to be a little better than I was before. I hope that those of you on this TEAM have high hopes for 2017! It has the potential to be an amazing year. Sure, it will have ups and downs for all of us, but let's face them with desire, humility, and hope in all aspects of life. Be the best YOU you can be.
If you are a bit out of shape from the break, no worries! Let's put in some good work (and consistency) over the next few weeks & months and get ourselves ready for an awesome track season. 2017 is a year of NO EXCUSES and NO FEAR, and a year of believing in yourself.

BYU Invite - Our first Indoor Track Meet is the BYU Invite this coming Friday and Saturday (January 6-7). It is an earlier start than we are used to, but it is going to be a lot of FUN. The field events are on Friday Night (Shot Put, Weight Throw, Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault) and the track races are all on Saturday. We would like EVERYONE who can to attend the meet. I know that you probably don't feel "ready" to compete, but this meet really is PRACTICE. It is a great opportunity to see where you are to begin with, to gain some experience, and to get to know your teammates better. This is where we start to build a TEAM. Don't make excuses - just come and compete and learn. And don't feel too nervous or stressed because EVERYONE in the meet is just getting started. No one is really "ready" when it comes to this time of year. You are invited to this meet, even if you didn't do any of the practices we had before the break.
NEW this year - If you are going to compete at the BYU Invite, you will need to get yourself registered online by Thursday at 8pm. Here is a link to the registration - - The cost is $4 per event plus a transaction fee. Do NOT register for the relay (we will take care of that). Make sure to put "Davis" as your school.
If you are not sure what events to do, talk to your event coach at practice this week. Our main suggestions: Distance Runners (mile and 800); Sprinters (60m, 400m, and 200m); Hurdlers (60m Hurdles, 400m, 200m); Jumpers (Long Jump, High Jump, and/or Pole Vault + a sprint race on Saturday if desired); Throwers (Shot Put and Weight if you have done it in practice).
We will be taking a bus down to the meet on Saturday (but many will need to find their own transportation). We will carpool down on Friday for the field events.
Please let me know if you or your parents have any questions about the BYU Meet. You can call me tomorrow or later in the week at 801-580-8713. The exact schedule and more detailed information is attached to this email.

Racing Tops - If you are interested in buying a racing top for the indoor season, you will need to sign up at one of the practices this week. We will be submitting the order after Thursday's practice. The tops will be black, and will say 'Davis Track & Field' in Vegas Gold. The cost is $26. You will not be able to pay until it is entered on to myDSD after Thursday. You do NOT need to race in the tops we are ordering - we do not have an official uniform during Indoor Track. If you DO order one of the tops, you will be able to use it at a few of the meets during outdoor.

Spikes - If you do not yet have spikes for track, it would be very beneficial to find some you can use for competition. The spikes are specific to event (sprint/hurdle, distance - jumpers can use jump spikes or sprint spikes). You can find good spikes online at or, you can also find good spikes at Wasatch Running Center in Centerville, and occasionally you can get some killer deals at Ross. While spikes are not mandatory to compete in, they will greatly improve your performance.

Indoor Track Fee - If you did not pay in the office before the break, please pay $25 this week. It should go into the "Indoor Track" Budget (checks made out to 'Davis High')

Simplot - Simplot this year is on February 16-18. The cost will be about $135. We will be taking between 90-100 athletes. The invites will be based on the following: 1) commitment (attendance and attitude); 2) Performance at the BYU Invite and Weber State Invite; 3) Seniority on the TEAM. We will send out more information in a few weeks.

This Week:
Monday - Do some type of workout or running on your own.
Tuesday - 2:45 in the Cafeteria
Wednesday - 2:45 in the Cafeteria
Thursday - 2:45 in the Cafeteria
Friday - Distance Runners - 2:45 in my classroom; Sprinters/Hurdlers - 2:45 on the indoor track (for blocks - bring spikes); Field Events - BYU Invitational
Saturday - BYU Invitational

Thanks! Happy New Year! Enjoy your final day of the break. See you on Tuesday at 2:45.
- Coach Talley

2017 Indoor Track Schedule:
January 6-7: BYU Invite
January 20-21: Weber State Invite
January 27-28: Utah Indoor Championships
February 3-4: Boise Indoor Meet (small group)
February 10: Utah Distance Challenge
February 16-18: Simplot Games

The 2017 Outdoor Track Schedule is up on the blog -

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Indoor Update - 12/17

Darts -
This is a longer email, but I hope you will take the time to read it. We have had 2 solid weeks of indoor track going. The workouts have been great, and we can see that many of you are excited and determined to get fit (strong and fast). Plus, a lot of you are bringing some good energy. We have the beginnings of a TEAM, but we have a lot of work in front of us, and we can improve in a lot of areas.
First of all, if you have not come to a practice for indoor, it is NOT too late to get started (it's also not too late the first week after the break, but the sooner the better). Don't be afraid to come to the next few practices and get the ball rolling. We only have 4 practices left this year! You may also decide to just start up when we get to outdoor track (February 27), but I think you will regret not putting in some work and gaining some experience during indoor.
Secondly, those of you who have committed to this TEAM have got to do a little better at being consistent and finding some DESIRE and PURPOSE. I was a bit disappointed this morning. We had a very fun Christmas run - Santa hats, Christmas sweaters, holiday music, pancakes and chocolate milk - and I know it was a "distance" run, but we opened it up to sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and even throwers to come and do the best you can (even 2 miles if that is all you were ready for). I invited you all week, hoping we would see some excited, passionate ATHLETES who want to be a part of this and want to get better. Shawna was there flipping pancakes, and excited to see if her speed group was tough enough (or self-motivated enough) to come and put in some work. There were only about 5 from the speed/hurdle/jump group who came. Maybe we have a bunch of wimps on this team, but I don't think so. I think you have more to give...No one DIED from the cold or early run this morning, but quite a few people build some character and had a good TEAM experience. The alternative? Stay in bed and get "softer".
We really want to see what you are made of. You are NOT going to get these days back, and right now there is only a small handful of you who are willing to really pay the price to get better. I don't care if you are training to break 4:00 in the mile or 7:00. I don't care if you are training to go under 50 seconds in the 400 or under 70 seconds (or just training to finish the 400 for that matter). Whatever you are trying to do, start finding ways to do your best! You are not going to get better and you are not going to be satisfied if you aren't willing to sacrifice, to hurt, and to spend some time trying hard to get better. We can ALL improve and we can all dig deeper to get better. Quit finding stupid reasons and excuses NOT to workout; quit being LAZY; quit being AFRAID. I hope you all have GOALS, and I hope you all want to accomplish something by doing track & field with us. Now let's see some desire and passion. Let's see you working your butt off to get better and to be a part of something great - part of a TEAM. A number of you are doing a great job at this by the way, I just know that a bunch of you have more in you than I have seen so far in the first 2 weeks.
#noexcuses #noregrets #toughness #guts #goals #tradition #nopainnogain #sacrifice #determination #passion #fightforit #dontgiveup #grit #heart #whereisit? #whatareyoumadeof? #Simplot #statechampions?

Now some business...
Practice this week -
We will have practice on Monday and Tuesday (Cafeteria at 2:45pm). No practice on Wednesday.

Practice over the Break - We are going to have 2 organized practices over the break - both Thursdays. Distance runners should meet at the school at 8:00am and everyone else at 9:00am. We will have a workout and open the indoor track and the weight room. It will be a great opportunity to maintain your fitness and to get some extra work (maybe even some block work). Thursdays - 12/22 and 12/29. We will hand out suggested workouts for the other days on your own. Do something! Don't come back completely out of shape.

Hurdle Clinic (12/30) - We would like ALL of the hurdlers to attend a hurdle clinic on Friday, 12/30. We will meet at the school at 8:00am and we will be going to Morgan to the indoor track. It will give you a chance to work on all 5 hurdles. We will provide lunch (Cafe Rio) after. It's a fun "Hurdle Mafia" tradition.

Indoor Track Fee - Please pay $25 in the office before the break on Wednesday. Checks made out to Davis High. Thanks for those who have paid.

Indoor Racing Tops - You can wear whatever you want for indoor races, but we will have team tops available for purchase. We will have samples at practice this week. They will cost $26, but they are going to be awesome! Sign up for one at practice this week.

Social Media - Follow us on Twitter (@davistrackandxc) and Instagram (@davistrackandxc). Cool updates and pictures to come (not just of distance runners). We're almost to 1000 followers on Twitter!

Parent Emails - If your parents would like to be on the email list, please send me their name and email address. They will then get the weekly updates (usually also posted at

Indoor Track Schedule:
January 6-7: BYU Invite
January 20-21: Weber State Invite
January 27-28: Utah Indoor Championships
February 6-7: Boise Indoor Meet (small group)
February 13: Utah Distance Challenge
February 19-21: Simplot Games

Enjoy your weekend!
Coach Talley