I just wanted to quickly tell you all great job on the first few weeks with the track class. Those of you who have been participating in indoor track have been doing an awesome job working hard and competing with heart. And those of you who are in the track class are starting to show some guts and toughness that will be essential for our success in outdoor track. Although we didn't have any indoor meets this past weekend, we have a busy 2 weeks in front of us. Please read through the information and let me know if you or your parents have any questions.
Fundraiser - I would like to thank each of you who are taking the fundraiser seriously. We will definitely make good use of the proceeds. Hopefully each of you will see the immediate benefit as we get outdoors and have the equipment we need - and as Coach Parrish mentioned - it is also something that you can participate in that will "pay it forward" to the future Davis athletes.
You have until Tuesday, February 11th to finish selling the cards. The money should be turned in to the office. Whatever cards you don't sell should be turned back in to me (Coach Talley). I want you to know that I realize that it is not always easy to sell things to neighbors, and that the community is saturated with similar causes. I am just asking that you do your best. If you have any donations that are made without selling the cards, please let the secretaries in the office know when you turn in the money.
All of the fines (in the system) from the cards will be removed within a week after the money or the cards are turned in.
Utah Indoor State Championships - Are this weekend at the Olympic Oval. The information is attached to this email. The field events, 1600m, 400m, and 4 x 800m relay are on Friday afternoon/evening. The rest of the running events are on Saturday. I need to know what events you would like to compete in by Wednesday night. Please turn in the attached paper with the events filled out (I will also have the paper at practice the next 2 days). ANYONE can compete at the meet - even if it would be your first indoor meet. I would love to see some of you in the track class have the courage to go down and try a few events. You are supposed to pay at the meet when you check in ($4 for your first event and $3 for each additional event). The event is officially called the UHSTCA Indoor Invitational (Utah High School Track Coaches Association).
Simplot Games - Each of you going to Simplot (February 13-15) need to turn in your paper work and your money by Thursday (February 6th). Please bring it directly to me (not in the office). Just a reminder that the Simplot trip is not run through the school - that is why it is so important for each of you to also register for the USATF. The instructions for registering for the USATF is with the paperwork I handed out and emailed out last week (let me know if you need it again). We are also looking for a few more parents to drive up to Pocatello on Thursday night to drop kids off. We have enough vehicles to shuttle the athletes from the hotel to the arena and back. By Monday next week, I should have a schedule with the events that each of you will be participating in. I would like all of you who are competing at Simplot to also compete in the meet at the Oval this week. We will have a mandatory meeting on Tuesday (February 11th) at 3:00pm in my classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Andrew Tyndall competed in the Pole Vault this past weekend at Idaho State University. Andrew had a huge PR with a vault of 14 feet 5.5 inches. His hard work and determination continue to pay off. Congrats, Andrew.
Alumni Update - Our Davis T&F graduates continue to make us proud. We had former athletes competing in Pocatello, Seattle, and Albuquerque this past weekend. At the Mountain States Games in Pocatello, Bailey Carling (UVU) ran a pr of 8.08 in the finals of the 60m dash, Seth Fortin (WSU) ran 6.88 in the 60m and 21.82 in the 200m and finished 2nd in each, Kyler Sprague (UVU) finished with 8.66 in the 60m Hurdles, Seth Gutzwiller (UVU) ran 15:44 in the 5000m, Ellie Child (WSU) finished 6th in the invited mile, Shaelee Sweatfield (UVU) placed 6th in the open mile, and Jessica Wilding (UVU) placed 6th in the 3000m. In Washington, Jared Ward (BYU) finished 3rd in the fastest section of the the 3000m with 7:59 (equivalent of 8:32 in the 3200), and Shea Martinez (BYU) ran the 800m on the winning distance medley relay team and finished 6th in her invited section of the 800m. In New Mexico, Bryce Hall (USU) finished 7th in the shot put and 5th in the weight throw.
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