Monday, January 27, 2014

Indoor Track Update - Distance Challenge & Weber State Invite

Darts - 
It was a busy weekend with two indoor track meets in two days. It has been a great indoor season so far, and I am very pleased with the progress and the hard work that is getting us ready for the outdoor season to begin. It is hard to believe that we will officially start our outdoor practices only 4 weeks from today. The time will go by very quickly. 

Utah Distance Challenge - We had some very strong performances on Friday night at the Olympic Oval. I really appreciate all of the help from parents, current athletes, and former athletes (Caleb, Spencer, and Abby) - we could not have put on such a successful meet without the help we received. One of the things I was most impressed with from the meet was the improvements we are seeing. Amber Berry improved her 1600m time by :17, Jessica Swim ran a season best in the 400m by :24, Josh Robinson improved his 800m by :08, and in the boys mile Dallin Larsen improved by :22, Branson Petty improved by :21, and Mitch Perry improved by :20. We now have 20 boys who have run under 5:00 for the indoor season - our record is 22 (I would love to see that go down). We also have 11 boys under 11:00 for the 3200 - the record is 13. We now have 7 girls under 12:00 in the 3200 which is a new record. Some of the top Davis performances included Taylor Cox - 5:03 in the 1600 (3rd) and 2:19 in the 800m (2nd), Hannah Albrechtsen 5:13 in the 1600 (8th), Aubrey Argyle 5:15 in the 1600 (9th) and 2:27 in the 800 (7th), Josey Hedquist :62 in the 400m (4th), Kenzie Weir 11:31 in the 3200 (6th), Logan MacKay 4:26 in the 1600 (3rd), Trevor Leavitt with another SCHOOL RECORD of 49.53 in the 400m (2nd), Gabe Alfaro also ran a very strong :53 in the 400m dash, Skylar Williams with a PR of 9:39 in the 3200 barely missing the win, and 3 other boys dipping under 10:00 for the 3200 - Josh Ward, Kimball Potter, and Colton Rimann. 
You can see the full results at 

Weber State Invitational - The Weber State results have not yet been published - but here is what I can recall. The field events were on Friday night, and we had 2 Davis athletes come away with 1st place finishes. Sophomore Jaron Erickson was the high jump champion with 5'10, and Andrew Tyndall was the pole vault champ with his indoor PR of 13'09. We also had strong performances from Kylee Edwards and Dallin Baires in the shot put. On the track on Saturday, Logan MacKay started the day off with a very impressive 9:55 in the first 3200m of his career - good enough for 3rd place (also #2 all-time for a Davis sophomore). Olivia Richards finished in the top 6 in the 55m hurdles. Carson Hunt made our all-time list in the 55m dash with 6.77. Skylar Williams was top 6 in the 400m. BriAnna Gipson finished well in the girls 400m. Logan MacKay finished a stellar triple with a 1st place finish in the 800m, and was followed closely by teammates Josh Ward and Colter Blanchard. Taylor Cox and Tatum Beard both finished in the top 5 in the girls 800m. Chelsey Johnson and Ashley Tyndall finished 2nd and 3rd in the 1600m.  
You can eventually see the full results on the Weber State Athletic Site.

Simplot Games - I previously sent out an email with the Simplot Games information. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you are on the invite list, please let me know if you can or cannot attend by tomorrow (Tuesday). It is shaping up to be a very good group going up to Pocatello.  

UHSTCA Meet - Will be on February 7-8 at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. I will hand out (and email out) the information early next week. We will need to pre-register all the athletes by Thursday (February 6). More information to come.

Track Class - Just a reminder that we will be dressing in workout clothes every day for track class. If you are not planning on being on the track TEAM, please make sure to get your schedule changed. Please talk to me or email me if you have any questions. 

I just want to encourage all of you (whether you have been competing in indoor or are just beginning to work out with the track class) to work hard, to commit to giving your best, and to take care of your bodies. You should all be trying to get 8 hours of sleep per night. You should all be trying to drink more water (shoot for 80 ounces per day). You should all be eating healthy and eating enough calories to keep you fueled. You should all be making sure you are properly warmed up for workouts and races, and you should all be stretching after workouts and races. You should all be working to strengthen your core. One of our TEAM challenges is to see if we can get all of you strong enough to hole a plank for 3:00 (I know a few of you are already capable of this). If we are going to have a strong track season, we still have some serious work in front of us. 

Coach Talley 
Davis Track & Field

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