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 http://www.darttrack.blogspot.com/2013/01/2012-davis-track-field-and-cross.html
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