Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Indoor Update - Jan 14th

We started the indoor season in solid fashion at the USU Invitational on Saturday. We had a record-setting 100 athletes attend the meet. It shows why we are the best indoor track program in the state - because of you athletes and your great attitude and commitment. It was nice to finally be competing and to be setting some starting marks that we can work to improve throughout the season. Coach West and I had a lot of fun watching you race, throw, and jump - not just because you had some great performances, but mostly because you all had fun doing it and you brought such great attitudes.

Full results will be difficult to produce for this meet, but I will eventually post the performance list for boys and girls on our blog - I will also do my best to get some pictures on there. Here were some of the highlights of the meet:

We had one school record on the boys side: Ryan Avery ran 6.98 in the 60m dash; it was the 4th fastest time in Utah state history. We also had many marks make the all time list: Alec Pectol, 1st in the high jump - 6'03 (#4); Dalton Facer, 5th in the high jump - 6'00 (#11); Tony Hill, shot put - 52'05(already on all-time list); Tony Hill, weight throw - 51'05.50 (#4); Dalton Facer, 5th in the 60 hurdles - 9.17 (#12); Parker Jensen, 7th in the 60 hurdles - 9.35 (#16); Benson Richards, 6th in the 60 dash - 7.36 (#6); Seth Gutzwiller, 1st in the 1600m - 4:35 (#11). Other top 8 finishers included: Kye Kunz 8th in the high jump; Kye Kunz 4th in the long jump; Kye Kunz 4th in the shot put; Alex Swapp 5th in the shot put; Mark Lindstrom 6th in the shot put; Luke Allred 7th in the shot put; Mark Lindstrom in the weight throw; Benson Richards in the 60m dash; Benson Richards 4th in the 400m; Kye Kunz 5th in the 400m; Devin Lang 2nd in the 800m; Derek Gallacher 3rd in the 800m; Seth Gutzwiller 5th in the 800m; Curtis Carlisle 6th in the 800; Brad Nye 7th in the 800; Logan Petty 4th in the 1600m; Michael King 8th in the 1600; we had 10 boys under 5:00 in the 1600m (compared to 2 last year); and the 4 x 200 relay team of Benson Richards, Eric Pectol, Parker Jensen, and Kye Kunz finished 2nd.

For the girls, we had many all-time list performances as well: Brooke Jensen, 1st in the 60 hurdles - 9.19 (already on all-time list); Brooke Jensen, 2nd in the 60 dash - 8.02 (#3 all time); Dani Figgins, 5th in the 60 dash - 8.19 (#8); Sylvia Harrison, 7th in the 60 dash - 8.29 (#9); Missy Lott, 60 dash - 8.45 (#13); Candace Eddy, 1st in the 1600m - 5:22 (already on all-time list). Other top 8 finishers included: Cassie Berg 2nd in the 60 hurdles; McKenna Hill 7th in the 60m hurdles (10.91); Chelsea Jackson 2nd in the 400m; Rachel Jackson 3rd in the 400m; Missy Lott 7th in the 400m; Amy Allred 1st in the 800m and the 1600m; Katie Swanson 5th in the 1600m; Meghan Hedquist 8th in the 1600m; Sarah Oldham 7th in the long jump; Shot Put - Kristin Burton (2nd), Amelia Jones (3rd), Alice Omer (4th), Rachel Shaw (5th); the 4 x 200 team of Brooke Jensen, Missy Lott, Cassie Berg and Dani Figgins finished 1st; the 4 x 200 team of Chelsea Jackson, Sylvia Harrison, Brittany Sumsion, and Rachel Jackson finished 3rd; the 4 x 800 team of Katie Swanson, Jessie Wilding, Lizzy Wallin, and Candace Eddy finished 1st; and the team of Julianne Wirthlin, Talya Kussee, Tessa Brown, and Meghan Hedquist finished 2nd.

Chosen as Athletes of the Week were Kye Kunz, Alec Pectol, Missy Lott, and Kristin Burton.

BYU MEET INFO (1/16-1/17)
Field events will be contested on Friday night, and running events on Saturday. We will be discussing the BYU Meet information at the TEAM meeting in the Auxiliary Gym on Tuesday. We need to enter you online. Get your event info and $$ to Coach Talley or Coach West by Thursday, Jan 15th after school.

The Weber State meet will be on Friday and Saturday, Jan 23-24. We will hand out more information about the meet next week.

Remember to get your Simplot consent form and choice of events to one of the coaches by Friday, January 23rd!!! The money won’t be due until Feb 12th.

Those in 8th period Track Conditioning should be dressed, ready to go Wednesday, January 21st. We will meet in the Auxiliary Gym.

Jan 16/17 BYU Invitational
Jan 23/24 WSU Invitational
Jan 31 Kearns Invite - Olympic Oval
Feb 6/7 UHSTCA Inv - Olympic Oval
Feb 17 Simplot Meeting in Room 2512
Feb 19-21 Simplot Games

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