Monday, January 19, 2015

Indoor Track Update - January 19

Darts -
I hope you are enjoying your small break. The indoor track season will be over before you know it - there are only 5 weeks left until the Simplot Games and the end of the season. To be honest, we were a little disappointed in attendance at practices this past week. We understand it was the last week of the term, but if you missed one or more practices this past week, we need to make a little better effort moving forward in the coming weeks. We have a core group of athletes doing a great job, but we would love to see more commitment, more purpose, and more TEAMwork as we continue through the indoor season and move into the outdoor season. Each of you need to feel like you can contribute. You will get so much more out of this if you will fully commit to doing your best each day.

Track Class: We start the track class on A-days this week (4th period). There are about 270 people in the track class, so it will be a bit chaotic to start with - stay patient with your coaches - and step up as leaders. Those of you who are not in the track class should still come and find your coach after school on A-Days to find out what the workout is (check in the small gym and on the indoor track). We will continue to meet in the cafeteria after school on B-Days for indoor practice.

Tuesday Practice (no school): We are going to meet at the school at 1:00pm at the south doors. We will either be going down to the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake or giving you a workout to do on the outdoor track at Davis. If you want to go down to the Oval, you will need to bring $2, and we will need some drivers. We will be back to Davis around 4:30. Distance runners, hurdlers, sprinters, and jumpers can all come down. If you can't attend the Oval, you should at least come to the school at 1:00 and we will give you a workout to do at the school. 

Weber State Invitational (Jan 23): On Friday (Jan 23) we will be attending the Weber State Invite with our field event athletes (shot put, pole vault, high jump, long jump). There will be no running events. We do NOT have to pre-register. The meet is at the Stromberg Gym (southeast corner of WSU campus). The cost will be $5 for the first event and $2 for any addition events. Spectators are charged $5 as well. We will hand out more info at practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
4:30 - Boys and Girls Shot Put (2 rings)
5:00 - Long Jump (girls first)
6:30 - High Jump (boys first)
7:00 - Pole Vault

BYU Invitational (Jan 24): We will be going to the BYU Indoor meet on Saturday. There will only be track events (no field events). I have attached the BYU Information. You will need to bring back the attached paper with the events you would like to run and the money ($4 per event) no later than Thursday afternoon this week. Let me know if you have any questions.

Alumni Report: Many of our alumni were in action this past weekend. Jared Ward ran at the U.S. 1/2 Marathon Championships in Houston where he finished 2nd Overall with a time of 1:01.42. Jared is training for the Olympic Trials Marathon which will be Los Angeles next February.
We also had a bunch of athletes competing in their first indoor meets of the season:
Kenzie Weir, BYU - 1st place in the 3000m at Boise State (10:09)
Shea Martinez, BYU - 7th place in the mile at Boise State (5:03)
Hannah Albrechtsen, BYU - 14th place in the mile at Boise State (5:11)
Ellie Child, Weber St - 2nd in the 3000m at Idaho State (10:03)
Taylor Cox, Weber St - 2nd in the 800m at Idaho State (2:20)
Preston Johnson, Weber St - 4th in the open 3000m at Idaho State (8:49)
Christine Van Brocklin, Utah - 7th in the 200m at Idaho State (26.81), 6th in the 60m hurdles (9.34)
Seth Gutzwiller, UVU - 5th in the 3000m at Idaho State (9:06)
Logan Petty, UVU - 5th in the open 3000m at Idaho State (8:53)
Bailey Carling, UVU - 10th in the 60m dash at Idaho State (8.23), 11th in the 200m (27.39)
Ashley Tyndall, SUU - 12th in the mile at NAU (5:34 - 7200 ft elevation), 9th in the 3000m (11:04)
Andrew Tyndall, SUU - 5th in the pole vault at NAU (13'10)

Let me know if you have any questions. It is a complicated week :)
Work hard, Love what you are doing, Contribute to the TEAM.
Coach Talley

Remaining Schedule:
Jan 23 - Weber State Invite (Field Events)
Jan 24 - BYU Invite (Track Events)
Jan 30-31 - Utah State Championships (Olympic Oval)
Feb 13 - Utah Distance Challenge (Olympic Oval)
Feb 19-21 - Simplot Games (Pocatello, ID)

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