We had a great week of practice, capped off by a very successful Utah Indoor Championships Meet. I am really looking forward to the Simplot Games this weekend and the upcoming outdoor track season. Here is your update for the week. . .
Utah Indoor Championships - Both the boys and the girls indoor teams came away with victories at the Indoor Championships at the Olympic Oval this past weekend. Both TEAMs showed a lot of toughness and competitiveness. It is nice to see our TEAM coming together. We lost a ton of great seniors last year, but this TEAM is finding its identity and showing a lot of character. We will need to continue to work really hard and continue to have leadership and unity if we are going to be in a position to win at the outdoor championships. I wish I had time to go over all of the highlights, but I only have time to cover the athletes who placed in the top 6 in their events. You can see the full results at http://www.runnercard.com/runner/data/4534/5157/Result/Results.htm (hopefully that works). I will also post the updated TEAM performance lists on the blog - www.davisindoortrack.blogspot.com
For the girls - Taylor Cox finished 1st in the 800m, 2nd in the 400m, and 5th in the 1600m - all 3 were season best performances. She also anchored our winning 4 x 400m relay team. Taylor's time of 2:16 in the 800m is currently among the top 25 times in the country. Aubrey Argyle finished 4th in the 3200m with an incredible time of 11:06 - it is currently the 5th fastest freshman time in the U.S. It is also the 2nd fastest time on our all-time list. BriAnna Gipson finished 6th in the 400m with a very strong time of 61.65. Kenzie Weir finished 6th in the 3200m with an indoor PR of 11:19. Liz Jones and Gentry Keaton finished 5-6 in the pole vault. And all 3 relay teams had solid performances. The girls 4 x 200 (Elise Berning, Hailee Carattini, Liz Jones, and Rachel Anderson) finished 2nd. The girls 4 x 800 (Tiahna Cipriano, Miah Weaver, Josey Hedquist, and Hannah Albrechtsen) finished 2nd. And the girls 4 x 400 team (BriAnna Gipson, Elly Ferguson, Rachel Anderson, and Taylor Cox) finished 1st.
Girls Team Scores
1. Davis 80.5
2. Herriman 60
3. Syracuse 56.5
4. Morgan 27
For the boys - Trevor Leavitt finished 4th in the 400m and 1st in the 200m (tying the school record at 22.38). Skylar Williams finished 2nd in the 1600 and 3rd in the 800m - both indoor PRs (4:23/1:58). Josh Ward finished 2nd in the 3200 and 6th in the 1600 with big PRs in both events (9:44/4:27). Carson Hunt was 3rd in the 60m dash with the Davis #4 all-time mark of 7.16. Andrew Tyndall finished 2nd in the pole vault and 3rd in the triple jump. Logan MacKay finished 2nd in the 800m and broke his own Davis sophomore record with 1:58.26. Kimball Potter finished 4th in the 3200m with 9:54. Jaron Erickson was 5th in the high jump. Nate Butterfield was 4th in the triple jump. And all 3 of our relay teams finished 2nd - 4 x 200 (Jordan Goldsberry, Griffin Hill, Palmer Flood, and Trevor Leavitt); 4 x 800 (Colter Blanchard, Stokton Smith, Kent Thompson, and Josh Ward); and 4 x 400 (Logan MacKay, Skylar Williams, Josh Ward, and Trevor Leavitt).
Boys Team Scores
1. Davis 109.5
2. Riverton 52
3. Syracuse 42
4. Herriman 39
5. Woods Cross 37
There were many other great individual performances and PRs. It is definitely going to be a very competitive outdoor season. It will be very important for us to continue to work on unity and focus. We can accomplish some incredible things this season if we will work hard and work as a TEAM.
Discount Card Fundraiser - The fundraiser deadline is Tuesday, February 11th. For those of you who have given an effort and sold your cards - thank you so much!! For those of you who have not, I would ask that you give it one last try tomorrow afternoon. Please turn in your money to the office by Tuesday and bring your cards to track class or after school practice on Tuesday. Thanks.
Simplot Games - The Simplot Games are this upcoming weekend in Pocatallo, ID. For those of you who are going with the team, there is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday at 3:00 in my classroom (2512). We will be going over rules, rides, rooms, schedule, and other valuable information. I will also be sending out an email to all athletes and parents involved with the schedule and other information. Please watch for that email tomorrow. It is going to be an extremely fun trip and I hope that each of you are excited to perform well and have fun with the TEAM.
Outdoor track practices officially start on Tuesday, February 25th. Be ready!
You can find the 2014 Outdoor Track meet schedule here - http://www.darttrack.blogspot.com/p/2014-schedule.html