Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Break Update

Darts - 
I hope that you are all enjoying your break and that you had a nice Christmas with your families. 

Friday Workout: If you can, meet at the school at 9:00am. Throwers, Sprinters, Hurdlers, and Jumpers will stay inside. Distance runners will go outside. Distance runners were going to go to the Olympic Oval in Kearns, but it is closed until January 5th because of the U.S. Speed Skating Championships. So distance runners will meet at the school at 9:00am with the rest of the TEAM. If you can't make the workout, try to do something on your own (refer to the workout schedule). The weight room will be open after the workout for those of you interested in lifting.

Monday Workout: If you can - the entire TEAM will be meeting at the school on Monday at 9:00am. Once again - if you are unable to come - try to get something in on your own. 

2013 Year in Review: If you would like to read the write up about this year - you can find it on the blog at

Hurdle, High Jump, and Throws Clinic: We will be going to Morgan High School for a clinic on Saturday, January 4th. We will meet at Davis High at 7:30am and we will stop for lunch on the way home. You will need to bring about $10 for lunch. The clinic is free. 

Hopefully you have been working out and staying active. You can't afford to be lazy all through the break. I have attached the suggested workout schedule to this email, but you can do even more than what it recommends if you really want to work hard. It takes some discipline and self-motivation and a little bit of sacrifice, but the work you put in at times when it's hard (and when others might not be doing it) will really help you to be your best. You will also find that when you work really hard for something, it is so much more satisfying and rewarding when you accomplish your goals. As we enter this new year, I encourage each of you to set a few goals for both indoor and outdoor track. What do you want to accomplish? What is it going to take to accomplish your goals? Once you have your goals - work with purpose and determination to accomplish them. Put your whole heart into what you are doing, and you won't have any regrets.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday break. Have a great New Year. And hopefully I will see many of you at the school tomorrow and Monday. 

Coach Talley

Indoor Track Schedule:
January 11 - Utah State Invitational
January 17-18 - BYU Invitational
January 24 - Utah Distance Challenge (Olympic Oval)
January 24-25 - Weber State Invitational
February 7-8 - Utah State Indoor Championships (Olympic Oval)
February 13-15 - Simplot Games

Sunday, December 15, 2013

2014 Davis Indoor Track Schedule

Tuesday, December 10 - Indoor Track Meeting @ 2:30 in the Main Gym
January 11 - Utah State Invitational (Logan)
January 17-18 - BYU Invitational (Provo) - Field Events Friday Night
January 24 - Utah Distance Challenge (Olympic Oval - Kearns, UT)
January 24-25 - Weber State Invitational (Ogden) - Field Events Friday Night
February 7-8 - Utah Indoor Championships (Olympic Oval - Kearns, UT)
February 13-15 - Simplot Games (Pocatello, ID)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Indoor Track Update - Simplot Games

Darts - 
I always come home from the Simplot Games pretty exhausted, but in a satisfied, proud, accomplished way. This year was no different, I was definitely tired, but as I reflect on our performances, I know that we went to Pocatello and did our best. It made all of our work through the past 2 months worth it, and it has made me pretty excited to get going on outdoor track (after a week break to recover). 
Once again, the Davis Indoor Track TEAM was the largest, the loudest, and one of the most successful teams at the meet. We set a new TEAM record with 93 athletes--we also entered a record 28 relay teams into the meet. We brought home more medals than we ever have as a TEAM - including 5 individual medals, 5 relay team medals, and 3 coaching medals :)
There were a ton of PRs and a lot of great highlights of the meet. We set 4 new school records: Seth Fortin ran 6.92 in the 60m Dash to finish 3rd - it is the #17 time in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest ever run by a Utahn; Shea Martinez ran 2:09.12 in the 800m - breaking her school record she set a week ago at the oval - it is the #1 time in the U.S. We finished the meet by setting school records in both the girls and the boys 4 x 400 relays. The girls ran 3:57.93, which is also a new Utah State Record for indoor track - breaking a mark set in 1999 by Kearns. The girls were anchored by an impressive 56.3 split by Shea. The boys came back right after and broke our school record set in 1995. Our boys ran 3:27.25 - an average of 51.8, and setting us up for some fast relays in outdoor. While those were the TEAM performances of the meet, there were so many other great highlights . . . 
Thursday Night - In the first finals of the games, the weight throw, Ben Bracken, Sam Matina, and Jeff Whittaker all set new PRs and Davis top 10 marks. Ben's throw of 51'10 is #6 on our all-time list and was good enough for 10th place. On the track on Thursday night, we dominated the distance events. In a year where it took some very strong times to advance, we set a TEAM record for combined finalists in the girls and boys 1600m and 3200m with 14 total finalists (old record was 12 set in both '09 and '12). We had 7 boys and 7 girls advance - more than any other team in the meet. The most impressive performance to make it into finals was from Aimee Vance who ran a 9 second PR to make it in. It was also exciting to see 2 sophomore boys advance in the 1600m - both Josh Ward and Stokton Smith. Some of the other distance races that were very impressive were Hannah Albrechtsen's gutsy 1600 PR which left her just 1 spot out of finals, Sierra Haslam's 9 second PR with 5:48, Michaela Uresk's tough performance to run a season best by 10 seconds, and Colter Blanchard's solid 4:50 for the top freshman time from Utah. All together we end the indoor season with 22 boys under 5:00 and 24 girls under 6:00 - both new TEAM records.
Friday - We saw some ups and downs on Friday. The day didn't start out as strong as we would have liked. We missed qualifying for the boys 4 x 200 relay when Connor Badger strained both hamstrings - he still fought valiantly through the 2nd half of the race and showed a ton of toughness. The girls 4 x 200 also narrowly missed qualifying. We had a few other struggles throughout the day. There were some individuals who were very close to making it into finals, but didn't quite have their best days. One of the things that I really started to learn about this TEAM is that we have a lot of character. Where we could have hung our heads and felt discouraged, it seems that our TEAM fought back any way they could. For some, they had later opportunities to perform, and they really took advantage of another chance. For those who didn't make it through in any finals, they still showed a lot of TEAM support and really focused on encouraging their teammates who advanced. One thing was certain - our TEAM was out there doing their best. I was so impressed with our solid efforts and our positive attitudes. A few performances stuck out to me on Thursday: Hailee Carattini's PR in the 60m Hurdles (9.48) - which was her 4th event in less than 4 hours - where she just missed making finals. She was tired, but she gave it everything she had. The girls Medley A Team at the end of the day where BriAnna Gipson, Elise Berning, Liz Jones, and Hannah Albrechtsen all ran their best splits of the day to make it into the finals - especially Hannah's anchor leg 800m of 2:26 after running so hard in the 1600 the night before. The boys medley relay had a similar story - we had to make 2 substitutions because of injuries, but Palmer Flood and Ryan Lee both stepped in and performed great for us with the help of Colton Chronister and Sam Haws, they ran the 3rd fastest qualifying time. Sam had also just missed the 1600m finals with a strong performance - so it was awesome to see him bounce back and run 2:01 in the 800m (which would have been more than enough to make the 800m individual finals). Our boy and girl hurdlers (The 'Mafia') also had many great performances - led by Ammon Hanks with a PR of 9.10, Trace Arbon with 9.45 while getting punched in the nose, and Olivia Richard's PR of 10.63. In the 800m, we added 3 more boys and 2 more girls to our distance race finalists - giving us 19 total (10 boys and 9 girls) - beating our old record of 16 for the distance races. Lastly, I thought our boys 4 x 200 B and C teams really stepped it up after our A Team was out. All 8 boys on the B and C teams ran tough and determined. In fact, all of our relays really gave great efforts, from the sprinters in their 3rd events of the day to the distance runners who were given 200m medley relay legs - I loved the positive attitudes and the teamwork. 
Saturday - Possibly my greatest memory of Saturday is how much noise our athletes made cheering for each other. I was very pleased with the energy in the form of cheers, chants, and excitement that we provided for our teammates who were competing. I guarantee that the athletes on the track were inspired and motivated by the encouragement. Nice job by the 'mob'. Our medalists included Brayden Cromar (5th in the 1600 with an indoor PR of 4:27), Jackson Sagers (4th in the 800m with 1:58), Seth Fortin (3rd in the 60m), Shea Martinez (1st in the 800m), and Taylor Cox (3rd in the 800m with an indoor PR of 2:15). We also had 5 relay teams in 6 relay races end up on the podium - the boys 4 x 800 (Seth Thompson, Ryan Lee, Sam Haws, and Skylar Williams) finished 4th - very impressive considering that they had all raced a bunch going into that relay. We had some great 4 x 800 relay PR splits from Kent Thompson (2:04), Stokton Smith (2:04), Colter Blanchard (2:06), Brandon Peters (2:09), Josh Ward (2:06), Tatum Beard (2:32), Sam Hedquist (2:37), Madi Bledsoe (2:39). I know it fired me up as I was warming up for the Coaches 1600 when I was watching the 4 x 800s - I had goose bumps a few times as I watched our boys and girls dig in and run very gutsy races. Both the boys and the girls medley's also ended up on the podium. The girls all ran PR splits to finish 5th - BriAnna Gipson (63), Elise Berning (27.2), Liz Jones (27.9) and Hannah Albrechtsen (2:24 - in her 3rd 800 in less than 24 hours - all 3 under her old PR). The boys showed more of the same as they ran their best splits for a 3:38.30 - and a 3rd place finish - Trevor Leavitt (50.6), Palmer Flood (23.9), Colton Chronister (23.8), and Sam Haws (1:59.8 - also in his 3rd 800 in less than 24 hours and his first time under 2:00). It was fun to watch - both the races and the excitement of our fans. The boys time is the 2nd fastest in Davis history. We ended the day with 2 final performances that put us on the podium in the 4 x 400s. As I said earlier, the girls broke a 14 year old state record with their 3:57 to finish 3rd - with Ellie Child (61.9), Christine Van Brocklin (59.0), Taylor Cox (60.2) and Shea Martinez (56.3). The boys were all a bit tired, but dug deep for 3:27 for 4th place with Seth Fortin (51.6), Seth Thompson (52.8), Jackson Sagers (51.8), and Trevor Leavitt (50.6 for the 2nd time that afternoon).

It was a very memorable Simplot Games, and we couldn't have done it without great athletes, but we also couldn't have done it without a lot of help from coaches and parents. THANKS to Coach West, Coach Lauren, Coach Alayna, Coach Brad, and honorary Coach Caleb for all the help in keeping the athletes in line and in keeping them prepared and motivated. THANKS to some outstanding parents who are so willing to help and to support our program - especially our chaperones - the Andersons, Charla Williams, and Jill Hedquist. THANKS to so many parents who were willing to drive to and from the meet - even some who didn't get a chance to watch their kids race.

WHAT'S NEXT? - This week will be pretty light. We will be having workouts during the track class (Tuesday and Thursday), but we will not have practice on Wednesday and Friday. If you have been sick or injured - take this time to get recovered. Take really good care of yourselves over the next few weeks so that we can work hard through the outdoor season. I hope that all of you are motivated and hungry for a very strong outdoor season. Our official outdoor track meeting will be next Tuesday, February 26th after school. While I am doubtful about it, I am trying to stay positive that the snow is going to melt sometime soon. 

Golden Sprint Challenge - For any sprinters or hurdlers interested in one last indoor race, there is one final meet at the Olympic Oval on Saturday, February 23rd. The events will be the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 60m hurdles. You will have to register yourselves at The cost is $10 per race. It is an "open" race for any ages. You will not be able to race in 'Davis' apparel. If you have more questions, check with me at school. 

Full results can be found at 
Girls Results
High Jump
Hailee Carattini - just missed qualifying at 5'00"

Pole Vault
Hailee Carattini - just missed qualifying at 9'03"

60m Hurdles
Hailee Carattini - 9.48; 21st 
Christine Van Brocklin - 9.61; 26th 
Phebe Krutsch - 10.13; 40th
Lizbeth Jones - 10.45; 56th
Olivia Richards - 10.63; 61st 
Baylee Reynolds - 10.68; 85th 

200m Dash
Elise Berning - 27.99; 25th
Brittney Rounkles - 28.38; 30th
Rachel Anderson - 28.54; 35th
Tauni Larsen - 29.61; 54th
Candace Casey - 29.83; 56th
Brooke Jensen - 30.94; 70th

400m Dash
BriAnna Gipson 1:04.71; 41st 
Tatum Beard 1:05.62; 53rd

800m Run
Shea Martinez - 2:09.12; 1st place in finals; Davis SCHOOL RECORD; Current U.S. #1
Taylor Cox - 2:15.97; 3rd place in finals; Davis #3 all-time; Current U.S. #30
Katie Frandsen - 2:27.82; 31st 
Tiahna Cipriano - 2:32.02; 48th
Elise Anderson - 2:35.85; 62nd 

1600m Run
Ellie Child - 5:15.31; 11th in finals
Chelsey Johnson - 5:25.44; 24th in finals
Joanna Boyd - 5:32.69; 32nd in finals
Sierra Graham - 5:37.11; 34th in finals (5:33.74 in trials)
Aimee Vance - 5:37.90; 35th in finals (5:32.34 in trials)
Hannah Albrechtsen - 5:35.12; 39th
Josey Hedquist - 5:45.01; 59th
Sierra Haslam - 5:48.36; 64th
Sam Hedquist - 5:50.95; 74th
Sadie Hutchinson - 5:53.21; 80th
Madi Bledsoe - 5:59.94; 94th
Kaitlyn Datwyler - 6:01.15; 97th
Nicole Wood - 6:08.15; 106th
Michaela Uresk - 6:08.97; 109th
Sydney Zaugg - 6:10.76; 113th
Alex Tanner - 6:17.83; 120th
Shaylee Argyle - 6:18.47; 122nd 

3200m Run
Ashley Tyndall - 11:34.75; 10th in finals; Davis #7 all-time
Kenzie Weir - 11:35.71; 11th in finals

4 x 200m Relay
A - Hailee Carattini, Rachel Anderson, Phebe Krutsch, Christine Van Brocklin - 1:52.11; 17th
B - Liz Jones, Candace Casey, Tauni Larsen, Brittney Rounkles - 1:55.76; 29th
C - BriAnna Gipson, Brooke Jensen, Baylee Reynolds, Olivia Richards - 2:02.73; 43rd

4 x 400m Relay
A - Ellie Child, Christine Van Brocklin, Taylor Cox, Shea Martinez (Katie Frandsen in the trials) - 3:57.93; 3rd place; New school record; New Utah state indoor record
B - Rachel Anderson, Elise Berning, Candace Casey, Tatum Beard - 4:24.61; 15th
C - Nicole Wood, Sydney Zaugg, Kaitlyn Datwyler, Alex Tanner - 4:42.76; 29th

4 x 800m Relay
A - Katie Frandsen, Hannah Albrechtsen, Chelsey Johnson, Joanna Boyd - 9:53.65; 7th in finals
B - Tiahna Cipriano, Sierra Graham, Aimee Vance, Josey Hedquist - 10:20.96; 16th in finals
C - Elise Anderson, Tatum Beard, Sam Hedquist, Madi Bledsoe - 10:22.41; 17th in finals

Medley Relay 
A - BriAnna Gipson, Elise Berning, Liz Jones, Hannah Albrechtsen - 4:24.00 - 5th in finals
B - Tiahna Cipriano, Tauni Larsen, Brittney Rounkles, Josey Hedquist - 4:34.70 - 19th
C - Madi Bledsoe, Brooke Jensen, Olivia Richards, Sam Hedquist - 4:49.71 - 33rd
D - Michaela Uresek, Shaylee Argyle, Sierra Haslam, Sadie Hutchinson - 5:03.65 - 37th 

Boys Results
Weight Throw
Ben Bracken - 51'10; 10th; Davis #6 All-Time
Sam Matina - 48'09.75; 14th; Davis #7 All-Time
Jeff Whittaker - 47'06.25; 16th; Davis #8 All-Time

Shot Put 
Ben Bracken - Qualified for finals with a throw over 45'
Sam Matina - hit the qualifying mark, but scratched on the throw
Jeff Whittaker - just shy of the 45' qualifying
Nate Hatch - just shy of the 45' qualifying

Pole Vault
Trace Arbon - very close to qualifying at 13'03"
Andrew Tyndall - very close to qualifying at 13'03"

60m Hurdles
Ammon Hanks - 9.10; 29th; Davis #13 All-Time
Rex Sumsion - 9.31; 36th; Davis #23 All-Time
Trace Arbon - 9.45; 43rd
Palmer Flood - 9.50; 44th
Andrew Tyndall - 9.55; 48th
Austin Atkinson - 9.59; 49th
Spencer Shaw - 9.96; 58th
Derrek Parry - 10.27; 60th
Colton Chronister - 10.74; 63rd

60m Dash
Seth Fortin - 7.06 in trials; 6.92 in finals; 3rd place; new SCHOOL RECORD; #17 in the U.S.

200m Dash
Gabe Alfaro - 25.77; 80th

400m Dash
Trevor Leavitt - 52.59; 27th

800m Run
Jackson Sagers - 1:59.37 in trials; 1:58.36 in finals; 4th
Seth Thompson - 2:05.48 in trials; 2:02.29 in finals; 13th 
Ryan Lee - 2:04.25 in trials; 2:03.87 in finals; 17th
Taylor Goldsberry - 2:06.34; 35th
Logan Haviland - 2:10.97; 57th 
Josh Robinson - 2:13.06; 68th
Kimball Potter - 2:15.25; 73rd
Caleb Gipson - 2:23.95; 95th

1600m Run
Brayden Cromar - 4:30.86 in trials; 4:27.52 in finals; 5th; Davis #11 All-Time
Skylar Williams - 4:35.33 in trials; 4:28.85 in finals; 9th
Stokton Smith - 4:39.06 in trials; 4:32.24 in finals; 20th; #2 sophomore in the race; Davis #17 All-Time
Alex Hedquist - 4:33.47 in trials; (15th)
Josh Ward - 4:35.53 in trials; 4:39.04 in finals; 30th
Andrew Aposhian - 4:36.54 in trials; 4:38.30 in finals; 29th
Sam Haws - 4:41.23; 40th
Hayden Hansen, 4:42.54; 45th
Isaac Clouse - 4:48.78; 69th
Ethan Stuart - 4:48.82; 72nd
Colter Blanchard - 4:50.19; 81st - #5 freshman in the race
Joseph Bailey - 4:55.93; 99th
Brandon Peters - 4:57.92; 115th
Alex White - 5:00.93; 125th
Kent Thompson - 5:02.20; 130th
Bryce Ferguson - 5:02.96; 135th
Devin Farnsworth - 5:04.22; 142nd
Daniel Tumblin - 5:05.40; 149th
Mitch Perry - 5:06.09; 152nd
Zach Wilde - 5:07.12; 154th
Adam Aposhian - 5:08.46; 161st 
Jackson Rayl - 5:10.22; 167th
Tanner Horrocks - 5:10.80; 168th
JR Oldham - 5:11.32; 170th

3200m Run
Preston Johnson - 9:44.22 in trials; 9:49.93 in finals; 13th
Colton Rimann - 10:38.97; 49th; #4 freshman in the race
Kimball Potter - 10:41.93; 53rd

4 x 200m Relay
C - Gabe Alfaro, Palmer Flood, Derrek Parry, Rex Sumsion - 1:39.94; 30th
B - Carson Hunt, Todd Froisland, Ammon Hanks, Austin Atkinson -1:40.94; 34th
A - Seth Fortin, Trevor Leavitt, Conner Badger, Colton Chronister - 1:50.55; 46th

4 x 400m Relay
A - Seth Fortin/Skylar Williams, Jackson Sagers, Seth Thompson, Trevor Leavitt - 3:36.78 in trials; 3:27.25 in finals; 4th; NEW SCHOOL RECORD; Utah # 10 All-Time
B - Joseph Bailey, Devin Farnsworth, JR Oldham, Zach Wilde - 4:00.28; 32nd

4 x 800m Relay
A - Seth Thompson, Ryan Lee, Sam Haws, Skylar Williams - 8:14.80; 4th
B - Josh Ward, Stokton Smith, Hayden Hansen, Taylor Goldsberry - 8:21.52; 8th
D - Colter Blanchard, Kent Thompson, Brandon Peters, Kimball Potter - 8:34.43; 15th
C - Isaac Clouse, Logan Haviland, Andrew Aposhian, Ethan Stuart - 8:48.91; 18th

Medley Relay
A - Trevor Leavitt/Ryan Lee, Colton Chronister, Palmer Flood, Sam Haws - 3:45.01 in trials; 3:38.30 in finals; 3rd; Davis #2 All-Time; Utah #11 All-Time
F - Austin Atkinson, Derrek Parry, Todd Froisland, Gabe Alfaro - 3:55.23; 23rd
B - Ammon Hanks, Trace Arbon, Andrew Tyndall, Kent Thompson - 3:56.43; 27th
C - Caleb Gipson, Rex Sumsion, Spencer Shaw, Alex White - 4:03.98; 38th
E - Colter Blanchard, Daniel Tumblin, Colton Rimann, Bryce Ferguson - 4:12.69; 43rd
D - Josh Robinson, Mitch Perry, Brandon Peters, Jackson Rayl - 4:19.57; 49th

Coaches 1600m
Coach Talley - 4:43.49; 3rd
Coach Timothy - 5:05.77; 8th
Coach West - 5:59; 3rd

Coaches 200m
Coach Lauren - 28.52; 3rd

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Indoor Track Update

Darts -
The indoor season has flown by. We are wrapping things up this coming week with the Simplot Games in Pocatello, ID. It has been a successful indoor season for us, and I am excited about this spring (especially excited for the snow to melt). 

Utah Distance Challenge - We hosted an indoor meet at the Olympic Oval on Friday night. There was a great turn out and some pretty fast times. I was pleased with all of the PRs that I saw from our 400 runners and our distance runners. The full results can be found at In the 400m, Trevor Leavitt ran a SCHOOL RECORD 49.98 - the first time a Davis athlete had run under 50 indoors (it was a 15 year old school record); Seth Fortin finished his first 400m race in 50.60 to place 5th. In the 800m, we had the winner for the girls and the boys - Shea Martinez ran a personal best 2:09.84 - also a SCHOOL RECORD and currently #2 in the U.S. Ellie Child finished 2nd in 2:18, Taylor Cox was 4th in 2:20 (both Ellie and Taylor are ranked in the top 60 in the U.S.), and we had some great prs from Katie Frandsen, Hannah Albrechtsen, Tiahna Cipriano, and Tatum Beard. For the boys, Skylar Williams got the victory in 1:59.08, and we had some strong prs from Logan Haviland and Mitch Perry. In the 1600, Taylor Cox led the way for our girls with a 5:17 and we had some strong prs from Chelsey Johnson, Kenzie Weir, Ashley Tyndall, Aubrey Argyle, Sam Hedquist, Kaitlyn Datwyler, Nicole Wood, Sydney Zaugg, and Alex Tanner. We now have 22 girls under 6:00 - a new TEAM record. The top prs for the boys came from our young guns: Stokton Smith (4:33), Josh Ward (4:37), Colter Blanchard (4:51), Brandon Peters (4:58), Daniel Tumblin (5:01), and Adam Aposhian (5:08). We also have 22 boys under 5:00 - also a TEAM record. It makes Simplot interesting to see which team can end with the most under 6:00/5:00. Both the boys and the girls have some potential to add to their total. In the final race of the night, Sam Hedquist ran a solid 12:51 in the 3200 in her first try at that distance, and Sam Haws finished in 10:21 to lead the way for the boys. 
If you have been sick or have been recovering from an injury. Don't get discouraged if you are not quite where you were hoping to be at this point. Just stay determined and work as hard as you can. The challenges that come with running are the things that make you the toughest - both physically and mentally. 

Simplot Games (February 14-16) - I feel like I have sent out enough information on the Simplot Games, but if you or your parents still have some remaining questions, please let me know. I sent a very important email yesterday about the 2 waivers you each need to turn in. If you are going to Simplot - please be at the mandatory meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 2:30 in my classroom (9th graders can come to my room when they get out of school). Also keep in mind that we are leaving from the south Davis parking lot at 3:00pm on Thursday. There will be one small group that will leave earlier with me (primarily 3200m runners). I will hand out a schedule with all of your events (including relays) on Tuesday.

Track Class - In talking with all of the coaches from the different events, I feel that the workouts are going well, but I also feel that we can show a little more toughness on an individual basis. Try to come into the workouts with a positive mental attitude and with a determination to push yourselves and your teammates to get better. Don't let yourselves hide in the crowd. I want to see a lot of surprises from our young group as we get going in the outdoor season - which will be here before you know it. Also, with that big of a group, make sure that you are on task. Listen to your coaches, and follow your senior leaders. 

Outdoor Track Meeting - will be on Tuesday, February 26th after school. You are all required to be there.

Track Apparel - We will be putting together an apparel order in the next 2 weeks. Purchasing track clothing will be optional. The available items will include - warm ups (jacket and pants), t-shirt, and spandex. There will be a sign up starting next week. 

Be proud to represent Davis Track & Field - learn what it means to be a member of this TEAM. 
- Coach Talley

Monday, February 4, 2013

Indoor Track Update - Feb 4

Darts - 
We had a great weekend at the Olympic Oval for the UHSTCA Invitational (the Utah Indoor State Championships). We had a ton of PRs (personal records), and as a coaching staff, we were very pleased with our efforts and our performances. Our highlights included Seth Fortin setting 2 new indoor school records: 6.95 in the 60m dash, and 22.38 in the 200m dash (finishing 1st and 4th); Jackson Sagers running 1:55.16 in the 800m (Davis #3 all-time and currently #12 in the U.S.); we had 3 other guys under 2:00 in the same race (Preston Johnson, Seth Thompson, and Skylar Williams); Trevor Leavitt with 22.67 in the 200m and 50.75 in the 400m (both #3 on the Davis all-time list); Ben Bracken with a monster PR in the shot put with 51'05 (top Utah mark at the meet); 16 boys under 5:00 in the mile including big prs from Josh Ward (4:38), Isaac Clouse (4:47), Colter Blanchard (4:53), and Kent Thompson (4:59); some big PRs in the pole vault - Trace Arbon (13'00), Andrew Tyndall (12'06), and Korbin Birrell (11'06); we had a pretty fast 4 x 200 with Colton Chronister, Chance Parker, and a couple of young guys - Ty Hinds and Conner Simonsen; Shea Martinez running 5:02 in the 1600 (Davis #2 all-time) and 2:13 in the 800 barely missing her own school record; Ellie Child with 5:07 in the 1600 and 11:14 in the 3200 (both Davis #3 all time marks); Taylor Cox with 2:18 in the 800m - good enough for 2nd place; a total 13 girls under 6:00 in the mile (including 3 great races from 8th graders Ally Geisler, Aubrey Argyle, and Grace Neuenschwander); 4 girls made finals in the 60m hurdles - Christine Van Brocklin (3rd), Hailee Carattini (4th), Karly Sprague (6th) and Phebe Krutsch (7th); a 1st place finish from our girls 4 x 200m relay team (Rachel Anderson, Elise Berning, Tyra Colohan, Bailey Carling); and a 1st place finish from our girls 4 x 400m relay team (Ellie Child, Christine Van Brocklin, BriAnna Gipson, and Taylor Cox). You can see the full results at
For current national rankings, you can visit:

Overall it was a very positive meet for the Davis Darts. Both the girls and the boys ended up in first place. The girls won in dominating fashion with 106 points - 2nd place was Box Elder with 27 points (the teams who finished 2-5 combined for 95 total points). The boys win was much closer - we scored 75 points and finished 28 points ahead of 2nd place Woods Cross (47). There were more than 40 teams represented in the meet. 

I did feel that there were a few things we can continue to work on. I thought our attitude was not as positive as it could have been when it came to running in our 2nd or 3rd events. Although you might have been tired or possibly even discouraged with a previous performance, you have to work on coming back strong in your later events. So much of that is mental toughness. We want to train ourselves to be ready to still compete our very best - even when we may be tired or may not be having the best day. I was impressed with some of you who showed that toughness and who stayed positive. I wanted to point out just a few - Andrew Aposhian is coming back from being injured. He ran his first mile of the season on Friday night. It didn't go as he would have hoped. He struggled through it just a bit, and was discouraged with his finishing time. He could have given up on himself, but instead he came back on Saturday as determined as ever to run the 2 mile. Watching the race you could tell that Andrew was fighting for something. He wanted to run his best. Although it was not quite back to his PR, Andrew fought hard through the entire race for a very solid 9:54. Christine Van Brocklin was another one I was very proud of. She is doing everything she can to improve at the hurdles (extra running at practice, extra hurdle drills, time in the weight room, working for hours on her hurdle form), and it is not 'clicking' yet, but it will. In her 3rd race of the meet, Christine ran a PR in the 60 hurdles (9.42), but it is still not quite where she wants to be, and I could tell she was a bit discouraged. I know it was really hard for her to get excited for the 4 x 400 at the end of 2 long days of competing, but she did it - without complaining. She led the way for us in our 4 x 400 victory with a very strong 60.5 split. She was not making excuses and she wasn't focusing on being tired - she was just determined to get on the track and run her best. We can all learn from their toughness and from the toughness that others on the TEAM have also shown us through this indoor season - there really were quite a few examples of members of our TEAM showing they have guts when it counts. We have to keep working hard, and we have to be passionate about doing our best - every opportunity we get. I want to see less fear and more desire. And I think that desire starts in practice - don't be afraid to push those limits as we practice.

Coming Up: 
The Utah Distance Challenge is this week on Friday. The races begin at 5:00pm with the girls 1600m. The track is open at 4:00 for warm ups. The cost is $5 and you can run as many events as you would like, but for most of you, I would recommend 1-2 races. We will talk about it more at practice this week. You can also see the information at I am in charge of the meet, and I am still looking for a few parents to help - if any of you are interested, please let me know. 

Simplot Games - February 14-16. We have finalized the list for the trip. If you would like to see that list, please come to my classroom in the next day or two. I will be doing the entries this Saturday. There will be an email coming with the final Simplot information later this week. The money ($130) is due by next week Monday - in cash or checks made out to 'Davis County Running Club'. Do not pay in the office. If you previously committed to going, but for any reason cannot - please let me know ASAP. 

Track Class - We are down to 6 more A-days inside, and then we will be running on the outdoor track and jumping and throwing in our new facility. I encourage you all to work hard and to get to know your teammates. We will be in the middle of the outdoor season (enjoying the sun) before you know it. Doing a little extra on your own at this point would be a good idea :)

For anyone interested in the outdoor meet schedule, you can go to:

Keep up the good work. 
- Coach Talley

Monday, January 28, 2013

Indoor Track Update

Darts & Parents - 
We are moving quickly through the indoor season. It is hard to believe that Simplot is so close and that the outdoor practices are less than a month away (especially when I look out the window at all of the snow). I think we have done a good job working as a TEAM, but I always feel that we can re-focus our efforts, work a little harder, be a little more committed, and be a lot more unified. I hope that over the final 2-3 meets of the indoor season that we can really work on TEAM unity. I also think it is important to focus on having fun and enjoying the benefits of all of your hard work. Our indoor season conditioning has been very positive and I want to carry that right into the outdoor season. 

Boise Indoor - A small group of Davis athletes traveled to Boise for the New Balance Invitational this past weekend. The girls 4 x 800m team of Taylor Cox, Joanna Boyd, Ellie Child, and Shea Martinez ran a new school record of 9:14.86. It was the number 1 time in the U.S. for about 24 hours - and is now the #2 time in the country. It is also the 2nd fastest time ever run by a Utah team (Mt View ran 9:12 in 2003). The boys team also won the 4 x 800 with a school record of 8:01.38 - ranking them #10 in the U.S. The team was Jackson Sagers, Alex Hedquist, Skylar Williams, and Alex Hedquist. Preston Johnson finished 2nd place in both the mile and the 2 mile - with solid prs in both races (9:28/4:22) ranking him #2 Davis All-time in the 3200, and #4 all-time in the 1600. Alex Hedquist came back after the 4 x 800 to finish 3rd in the 2 mile with 9:45, Skylar Williams came back and finished 3rd in the mile (4:27), and Jackson Sagers was 7th in the mile with 4:34. Christine Van Brocklin placed 4th in the 60m hurdles and 8th in the 400m dash. Ellie Child came back after the 4 x 800 to finish first in the mile (5:09 - Davis #2 all-time), Taylor Cox was 3rd in the mile (5:20), and Joanna Boyd finished 8th in 5:37. Shea Martinez ran 2:13.09 in the 800m for the win and a new school record. It also ranks her #9 in the U.S. in the 800m at this point. 

There are a lot of important things coming up . . . 

Utah State Indoor Championships - Is this Friday and Saturday, February 1-2 at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. The field events are on Friday afternoon/evening (including the shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault). The track events on Friday include the 1600m, the 400m, and the 4 x 800. The rest of the running events are on Saturday. Please see the attached paper for the schedule and for more information. It is very important that you return the paper to me with your entry fee by Wednesday's practice. Again, the cost is $4 for your first event and $3 for each event after that. And we need to register you by Wednesday night. It is the only indoor meet of the season that keeps TEAM scores - we will be going for the win for both the boys and the girls!!

Simplot Games - February 14-16. I have also attached the information for Simplot. For those of you planning on going to the Simplot Games, you are supposed to turn in the attached Simplot paper by tomorrow (Tuesday). If you are on the list, but you will be unable to attend, please let me know and I will invite one of the alternates in your place. Let me know on the paper if your parents are able to drive up to Simplot or home from Simplot. We do not have hotel rooms for the drivers, but we will be providing gas money. I am hoping that some of the distance runner parents can drive up on Thursday and watch their kids race before they drive home, and that some of the parents who would have kids in the finals on Saturday can help us drive home. At this point, it is nearly impossible for parents to find open hotel rooms in Pocatello (most of the rooms in Pocatello were gone about 3 months ago). My advice for parents who are wanting to stay in Pocatello to watch the races is to continue to call up hotels until the days before the meet in order to find rooms that become available as other people or teams cancel. If you are curious about what time you would be racing at the meet, you can look at the time schedule at Remember that each athlete only gets to run in one individual event and all of you will be in at least one relay on Friday or Saturday. Field event athletes can do 2 individual field events (plus an individual track event). Let me know if you or your parents have any questions.

Utah Distance Challenge - February 8th. For distance runners and 400m runners there is one more chance to race before Simplot - it is at the Utah Distance Challenge - hosted by us at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. For more information, you can look at 

Girls who were on the cross country TEAM can come by my classroom and pick up their state champion t-shirts any time this week.

That's about all - keep working hard - I promise you that your hard work and sacrifice for your TEAM will pay off. 
Coach Talley 

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Indoor Track Update - January 21

Darts - 
We finally had the opportunity to see where we are this past weekend. We saw some great things at both the Weber State Invitational (field events on Friday) and the BYU Invitational. It was one of our strongest starts in years. If the BYU meet had team scores, both our boys and our girls would have won with scores around 100 points (which is very strong considering there are not as many events as we see in outdoor). The highlight of the meet had to have been Seth Fortin's school record in the 60m dash. He ran 6.93 breaking Ryan Avery's school record of 6.99. Seth's time also ranks him #8 in the U.S. at this point, and is the 4th fastest ever run by a Utahn. We also had very strong performances from Christine Van Brocklin in the 60m hurdles; Bailey Carling in the 60m dash; Hailee Carattini in the pole vault; Taylor Cox, Ellie Child, Joanna Boyd, and Ashley Tyndall in the distance races; Connor Badger in the 60m hurdles; Trevor Leavitt in the 400m; Jackson Sagers in the 800m; Preston Johnson in the mile and 2 mile; Trace Arbon in the pole vault; and Ben Bracken and Sam Matina in the throws. 
While there was a lot of positive things that we saw at the meet, and I felt like it was a solid start to our indoor season, we are by no means where we want to be at this point. We have a lot of work to do if we are going to be as great as we can be. It is going to take hard work, drive and determination, teamwork, and a lot of focus. If there are any of you who competed at the meet who were discouraged or disappointed in how you performed, that is okay - as long as you have the right attitude about it. Don't give up! Be willing to work hard and really push yourself to get better and to get to a point that you can be satisfied with and proud of. If you could easily hit your goals the very first time you tried at the start of a season, then track & field would not be worth it. One of the great things about this sport is that it tests you and it takes a lot of hard work to get to where you want to be. Don't be satisfied with where you performed last week - and don't be discouraged either. Be motivated and inspired to get better and to eventually be your very best when we are later in the outdoor season. 
If there are any of you who missed the opportunity to compete, our next meet is in 2 weeks at the Olympic Oval (February 1-2). The track at the Olympic Oval is a faster track and the competition will be just as strong or stronger. I am looking forward to seeing your progress as we get to that next meet. I would encourage each of you to set a goal for that meet, and then work hard for the next 2 weeks to reach that goal. 

Track Class - For those of you who are in the track class. Our first day is Wednesday - I can't wait :) If you are not in the track class we will still have a small group meeting up in the hall by the indoor track after school on A-days. We will still meet in the cafeteria on B-days to start indoor track practice.
Yearbook Pictures - We are taking the indoor track club yearbook picture on Thursday, January 24. Meet in the cafeteria at 2:45. 
Hurdlers - There is an optional practice on Tuesday (January 22) at the Davis indoor track at 9:30am with Coach West. It is optional, but you should go :) If any sprinters would like to come and work out at that time, that would also be recommended. 
Distance Runners - We are NOT meeting on Tuesday, but I would like for you to run a 3-4 mile tempo run on your own. Warm up for 1.5 miles, run 3-4 miles hard, and then cool down for 1.5 miles. If you have not yet run today (Monday), you should go out for about 50-70 minutes (6-10 miles).
Spikes - Striders is having a great clearance sale on track spikes. Most of there spikes are 40% off - which puts them around $30-40. And they have a lot of sizes - although not all sizes. It is located on Hill Field Road in Layton.
Milesplit, UT - There is a new web site manager of for Utah ( Milesplit is one of the top web sites in the U.S. for high school track and field. You should all get on the Utah facebook page and like MileSplit Utah. The new director is NCAA steeplechase champion and former Alta High/BYU star, Kyle Perry. He will be covering Utah track and field all season long. And already did a nice write up about the BYU Indoor meet. 
Simplot Games - I will have an invite list at practice on Wednesday. I will also email out the list and the initial information. If you are not on the list, but would like to attend, please let me know and I will see what I can do. If you are on the list but won't be able to go, let me know and we will take one of the alternates in your place.

Thanks for reading. 
Keep up the great work. Nothing worthwhile comes easy.
- Coach Talley  

Full BYU Results - (Davis results listed below)
Weber State Results - have not yet been released.  

BYU Girls Results
60m Hurdles
2. Christine Van Brocklin - 10.12 in trials, 9.40 in finals (Davis #4 all-time)
12. 10.50 Karly Sprague
17. 10.83 Lizbeth Jones
18. 10.87 Phebe Krutsch
19. 10.88 Olivia Richards
20. 11.06 Tyra Colohan
28. 12.23 Tiahna Cipriano
29. 12.52 Megan Tyndall
32. 12.67 Hannah Nosler
34. 13.12 Baylee Reynolds

60m Dash
3. Bailey Carling - 8.15 in trials, 8.02 in finals (Davis #6 all-time)
12. 8.50 Rachel Anderson
15. 8.55 Phebe Krutsch
20. 8.63 Lizbeth Jones
31. 8.73 Olivia Richards
32. 8.74 Elise Berning
32. 8.74 Brittney Rounkles
41. 8.88 Tauni Larsen
48. 9.22 Lizzie Sonderegger
58. 9.58 Brooke Jensen
60. 9.82 Megan Tyndall
61. 9.96 Baylee Reynolds
63. 12.77 Jessica Swim

200m Dash
13. 28.63 Rachel Anderson
14. 28.64 Hailee Carattini
15. 28.69 Christine Van Brocklin
22. 29.25 Phebe Krutsch
26. 29.42 Brittney Rounkles
30. 29.62 Lizbeth Jones
31. 29.67 Karly Sprague
33. 29.78 Tatum Beard
34. 29.83 Tauni Larsen
39. 30.97 Sydney Larsen
42. 31.62 Lizzie Sonderegger
47. 32.06 Brooke Jensen
51. 32.79 Isabella Nosler
57. 34.22 Baylee Reynolds
58. 34.40 Hannah Nosler
61. 49.99 Jessica Swim

400m Dash
12. 1:04.99 BriAnna Gipson
23. 1:07.11 Tatum Beard
29. 1:08.82 Tyra Colohan
34. 1:09.46 Rachel Clouse
37. 1:11.35 Sydney Larsen
49. 1:16.34 Isabella Nosler
53. 2:22.39 Jessica Swim

800m Run
1. 2:23.46 Taylor Cox (Davis #7 all-time)
3. 2:25.17 Joanna Boyd (Davis #10 all-time)
6. 2:28.45 Katie Frandsen (Davis #12 all-time)
8. 2:32.95 Kenzie Weir
9. 2:34.11 Hannah Albrechtsen
11. 2:36.23 Sierra Graham
13. 2:41.41 Elise Anderson
14. 2:41.80 Tiahna Cipriano
18. 2:44.79 Ally Geisler
19. 2:45.22 Madi Bledsoe
21. 2:46.99 BriAnna Gipson
22. 2:47.27 Kaitlyn Datwyler
24. 2:48.85 Sydney Zaugg
25. 2:48.89 Sierra Haslam
27. 2:50.48 Sam Hedquist
28. 2:53.69 Nicole Wood
29. 2:55.28 Rachel Clouse
30. 2:55.81 Janelle Daw
31. 2:56.56 Sydney Rayl
33. 2:57.65 Shaylee Argyle
37. 2:59.66 Alyssa Steward
38. 3:01.22 Alex Tanner
41. 3:17.45 Ella Palmer

1 Mile Run
2. 5:25.39 Ellie Child (Davis #8 all-time)
4. 5:26.33 Taylor Cox (Davis #11 all-time)
5. 5:29.85 Joanna Boyd (Davis #13 all-time)
12. 5:34.85 Kenzie Weir
13. 5:35.35 Ashley Tyndall
19. 5:43.09 Chelsey Johnson
21. 5:47.72 Aimee Vance
23. 5:48.86 Hannah Albrechtsen
24. 5:48.90 Sierra Graham
28. 5:52.69 Madi Bledsoe
31. 5:53.70 Ally Geisler
35. 5:55.99 Mikell Wood
39. 5:59.54 Elise Anderson
40. 6:01.16 Katie Frandsen
42. 6:01.64 Sam Hedquist
48. 6:09.82 Sadie Hutchinson
49. 6:09.92 Kaitlyn Datwyler
50. 6:10.13 Sierra Haslam
54. 6:14.43 Grace Neuenschwander
59. 6:22.67 Sydney Zaugg
70. 6:30.35 Shaylee Argyle
74. 6:33.52 Sydney Rayl
75. 6:33.93 Alex Tanner
80. 6:41.45 Alyssa Steward

2 Mile Run
2. 12:12.12 Ashley Tyndall
3. 12:20.48 Chelsey Johnson
3. 12:28.44 Aimee Vance
8. 13:23.22 Sadie Hutchinson
10. 13:49.85 Nicole Wood

4 x 1 lap Relay
2. 3:13.40 - Davis A Team - Ellie Child, Rachel Anderson, Christine Van Brocklin, Taylor Cox (Davis #3 All-Time)
5. 3:28.05 - Davis B Team - Karly Sprague, Lizbeth Jones, Tauni Larsen, Tatum Beard

High Jump
5. 4'10 Hailee Carattini 

Pole Vault
2. 8'00 Hailee Carattini (Davis #6 all-time)

BYU Boys Results
60m Hurdles
8. Connor Badger 9.26 in trials; 9.11 in Finals (Davis #13 all-time)
11. 9.32 Trace Arbon (Davis #21 all-time)
13. 9.35 Todd Froisland (Davis #22 all-time)
16. 9.48 Austin Atkinson
20. 9.65 Andrew Tyndall
21. 10.00 Rex Sumsion
23. 10.17 Spencer Shaw
26. 10.25 Palmer Flood
34. 11.14 Korbin Birrell

60m Dash
2. Seth Fortin - 7.02 in trials; 6.93 in finals - NEW SCHOOL RECORD!! #8 in the U.S. 
9. 7.26 Connor Badger (Davis #6 all-time)
14. 7.32 Carson Hunt (Davis #9 all-time)
32. 7.53 Trevor Leavitt
41. 7.65 Colton Chronister
42. 7.65 Tod Froisland
47. 7.66 James Watkins
50. 7.67 Connor Simonsen
51. 7.67 Jordan Goldsberry
68. 7.86 Colby Child
74. 7.94 Gabe Alfaro
78. 8.04 Andrew Tyndall
82. 8.14 Zach Guillaume
84. 8.18 Connor Geisler

200m Dash
2. 23.05 Seth Fortin (already Davis #2 all-time with 22.69)
13. 23.87 Trevor Leavitt (Davis #18 all-time)
19. 24.18 Connor Badger
29. 24.78 Colton Chronister
44. 25.28 Palmer Flood
80. 29.06 Connor Geisler

400m Dash
6. 51.97 Trevor Leavitt (Davis #14 all-time)
27. 55.75 Taylor Goldsberry
33. 57.21 Rex Sumsion
34. 57.38 Ryker Johnson

800m Run
2. 1:59.48 Jackson Sagers (already Davis #3 all-time with 1:57)
6. 2:03.25 Brayden Cromar (Davis #17 all-time)
7. 2:04.18 Ryan Lee
10. 2:05.72 Seth Thompson
13. 2:07.72 Stokton Smith (top 10th grader in the race)
17. 2:11.49 Skylar Williams
21. 2:13.14 Ethan Stuart
25. 2:15.16 Colter Blanchard (Top 9th grader in the race)
28. 2:15.53 Logan Haviland
31. 2:16.75 Kent Thompson
38. 2:22.05 Brady England
41. 2:22.84 Josh Robinson
42. 2:23.38 Jackson Rayl
44. 2:24.61 Mitch Perry
45. 2:25.32 Caleb Gipson
47. 2:25.77 Bryce Ferguson
48. 2:25.79 Zach Wilde
49. 2:25.84 Adam Aposhian
51. 2:27.78 Tanner Horrocks
58. 2:36.86 Frasier Williamson
62. 2:43.13 Kyle Beech

1 Mile Run
3. 4:28.93 Preston Johnson (Davis #9 all-time)
6. 4:35.78 Alex Hedquist
8. 4:39.17 Skylar Williams
11. 4:43.72 Seth Thompson
13. 4:44.29 Josh Ward
16. 4:46.38 Sam Haws
25. 4:51.58 Isaac Clouse
31. 4:56.95 Kimball Potter
35. 4:58.74 Ryan Lee
36. 4:59.60 Ethan Stuart
44. 5:00.62 Colter Blanchard (top 9th grader in the race)
46. 5:00.83 Logan Haviland
53. 5:03.73 Matt Hawkins
56. 5:05.20 Colton Rimann
62. 5:06.53 Taylor Goldsberry
70. 5:10.26 Alex White
74. 5:11.91 Kent Thompson
85. 5:15.55 Joseph Bailey
86. 5:16.71 Daniel Tumblin
88. 5:17.19 Brandon Peters
91. 5:17.75 Bryce Ferguson
94. 5:18.65 Mitch Perry
95. 5:19.83 JR Oldham
100. 5:20.85 Josh Robinson
109. 5:24.21 Zach Wilde
111. 5:24.55 Caleb Gipson
114. 5:25.00 Jackson Rayl
120. 5:27.31 Adam Aposhian
124. 5:30.38 Frasier Williamson
129. 5:32.62 Tanner Horrocks
162. 6:09.10 Kyle Beech

2 Mile Run
2. 9:46.64 Preston Johnson (Davis #10 all-time)
5. 10:06.09 Alex Hedquist
9. 10:17.87 Josh Ward
10. 10:21.56 Andrew Aposhian
14. 10:40.63 Isaac Clouse
16. 10:50.63 Matt Hawkins
17. 10:50.69 Colton Rimann (top 9th grader in the race)
19. 11:11.41 Daniel Tumblin
22. 11:17.76 Brandon Peters
27. 11:40.49 JR Oldham

4 x 1 Lap Relay
4. 2:42.78 Davis A Team - Seth Fortin, Connor Badger, Jackson Sagers, Trevor Leavitt (Davis #2 all-time)
10. 2:54.77 Davis B Team - Seth Thompson, Ryan Lee, Taylor Goldsberry, Sam Haws 

Shot Put
3. 49'03.75 Ben Bracken (Davis #12 all-time)
6. 46'05.00 Sam Matina

Weight Throw
2. 48'05.00 Sam Matina (Davis #6 all-time)
3. 47'06.00 Ben Bracken (Davis #7 all-time)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Indoor Track Update - January 14

Darts - 
I want to thank each of you for your patience, support, and commitment as I was trying to figure out what to do with the Utah State Invitational last Saturday. While I regret that we weren't able to compete in our first track meet last weekend, it is a regret I can live with. If anything would have happened to any of you while traveling up to the meet, I don't think I could live with that regret. I'm also sorry that my emails were not getting to everyone and that some of you may have been left in the dark with regards to the plans. It was great to see that so many of you were here at the school on Saturday morning, ready to compete and ready to have fun. I was even glad to see the disappointment that some of you felt because we weren't going to compete. We would have completely dominated the meet, but we will just have to show that TEAM strength this week at the Weber State Invite (field events on Friday) and the BYU Invite (track events on Saturday). Missing one of our few opportunities to compete during the indoor season makes it so much more important to take full advantage of the track meet this weekend. I hope that you are all "hungry" and extra motivated to perform your best this weekend. 
We did have one athlete compete at Utah State. Ben Bracken finished 1st in both the shot put (49') and the weight throw (48'). 

Weber State Invitational - Friday, January 18th - All of the field event athletes will be going up to the Weber State Invite on Friday. We will not be taking a bus. The meet is in the Swenson Gym at Weber State. I have attached the paper with the schedule and more information about the meet. If any field event athletes would rather go down to the BYU Invite on their own, look at the BYU Invite information/schedule and make sure to let me know that you are going down to BYU. 

BYU Invitational - Saturday, January 19th - All of the track events will be going down to the BYU Invite on Saturday. We will meet at the school at 6:45am, and we will be taking one bus down to the meet. Some people will need to find their own transportation (preferably with parents). I have attached the information about the BYU Invite. I need to pre-register everyone for BYU, so please have the paper back to me no later than Thursday's practice. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Simplot Games - I will have an invite list for the Simplot Games next week on Monday or Tuesday. If you are unable to compete at the BYU Invite this weekend, but you still want to be considered for Simplot, please let me know in person or through an email. The Simplot Games is the meet in Pocatello, ID on February 14-16. The cost will be $130 and we will be staying up there as a team on Thursday and Friday nights. I will hand out and email out more information about it next week. 

I have also attached the workouts for this week. We will be meeting on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the cafeteria. 

If any of you are looking to buy some new track spikes for this year, now is a good time to shop. Striders in Layton has a good selection of spikes for both distance runners and sprinters. You can also look online - I suggest because they have some great deals. Let me know if you have questions about what kind of spikes you should get. For the most part, it will tell you on the web site the distances or the events the shoes are used for. 

Despite missing the meet, I am still very excited about where we are as a TEAM. I feel like we have had a very strong start, and I like what I have seen in the workouts. I can't wait to see you all tear it up this weekend. 
Coach Talley

Friday, January 11, 2013

Darts - 
As of right now, we will proceed with our plans for Utah State tomorrow. We will still be meeting at the school at 7:00am. If any of your parents do not want you to go up to Utah State because of the weather, don't argue with them. I only want you to go if they are comfortable with you making the trip on the bus or if they are able to drive you up to Logan. 
I will be closely monitoring the weather and the road conditions for the drive to Logan, and if it is dangerous, we will not be going up to the meet - in that case we will just have to wait to test ourselves at the BYU Invite next week. 
I will not be making that decision until tomorrow morning. 

I hope that you enjoy your "snow day". If any of you would like to work on blocks, I will be at the school doing some work from 10:00 - 11:30. You are welcome to come by if you feel that you can safely make it there. 
Distance runners should go out for 3-5 miles if you feel like you can find a place where the roads are safe. 

Have a nice day, 
Coach Talley

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Indoor Track Update - January 6

Darts - 
We had a great first week of the new year. The workouts looked solid, and it is good to see so many of you getting after it. We really do have a solid core group this year and I am excited to see what we can do in the indoor and outdoor seasons. The hurdle clinic at the Olympic Oval yesterday was a big success. Thanks to so many for coming and thanks to Coach West for doing such a great job - as she always does. I will continue to encourage you to work with a purpose in mind. Set some goals to be committed and to become your very best. We finally get the opportunity this week to get some starting marks at the Utah State Invitational. Even if you feel like you are "not ready" or even if you are feeling a certain amount of fear or anxiety about competing, I want you all to come to the meet and do your best. No one is really "ready" at this point in the year - use this meet to see where you are and to motivate you to work hard to improve. Everyone is invited to the meet, and you can choose what you like to compete in. If you have no idea what to try, talk to one of the coaches to help you get an idea. You can come and compete in the meet, even if you have not been to the practices.  

Utah State Invitational - January 12, 9:00am at the Nelson Fieldhouse in Logan. There will be a bus meeting at the school at 7:00am or you can provide your own transportation. If you are driving up, you are welcome to meet at the school and follow the bus. The field events start at 9:00am (pole vault, long jump, high jump, weight throw, shot put) and the track events start at 9:30 and go in the following order: 4 x 800, 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 1600m, 4 x 200m, 400m, 60 hurdles finals, 60 dash finals, 800, 3200, 4 x 400. The cost is $5 per athlete, and you can do as many events as you would like. Everyone has to choose at least 2 events (Distance can do the 1600m and a distance run instead of 2 events). I will hand out more information and talk more about the meet at practice on Tuesday and Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions.

If you didn't see the link on facebook already, and would like to read my 2012 year in review (for track and cross country) it is posted at 
Also - speaking of facebook - everyone should join the Davis Track & Field group. 

Simplot Games - We are starting to make plans for the Simplot trip on February 14-16. It looks like we can take about 80-84 athletes. The cost will be $130. On the Monday after USU and BYU, we will send out a list of invited athletes - and post it in the display case at the school. As I have said before, we will be making the invites based on performance, commitment, and seniority. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Schedule for the next 2 weeks:
Monday, 1/7 - Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Tuesday, 1/8 - Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Wednesday, 1/9 - Jumpers, Sprinters, Hurdlers, Throwers - Weights; Distance meet in my room at 2:45
Thursday, 1/10 - Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Friday, 1/11 - If you are competing at Utah State - meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Saturday, 1/12 - Utah State Invitational - meet at the school at 7:00am

Monday, 1/14 - Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Tuesday, 1/15, Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Wednesday, 1/16 - Jumpers, Sprinters, Hurdlers, Throwers - Weights; Distance meet in my room at 2:45  
Thursday, 1/17 - Everyone meet in the cafeteria at 2:45
Friday, 1/18 - Field events at Weber State or BYU Invitationals
Saturday, 1/19 - Track events at BYU Invitational

Coach Talley