Sunday, January 25, 2015

Indoor Track Update - January 25

Darts -
For those of you who are new to the track team (added to the class this week), you can expect to see an update email like this most weekends. I will try to go over our highlights of the previous week and the important things we have coming up. I was very excited to see so many of you in the track class, and I feel like we have a great spring season in front of us. As I said in the class, I would challenge each of you to commit to being a part of the TEAM. You can each contribute through your attitudes, your hard work, and your abilities. Please show up each day with a good attitude, ready to work together to get better as a whole.
If you have questions about the class or about being on the team, but don't get a chance to ask me during the track class, just send me an email.

Weber State and BYU Indoor Invites - We had a great showing Friday night with the field events at Weber State and Saturday with the track events at BYU. It was fun to see so much improvement over our first meet at Utah State two weeks ago. We are making progress as a TEAM, and really showing a lot of strength this indoor season. I am starting to really believe that we have what it takes to be one of the great Davis TEAMs.
Quite a few Davis athletes finished in the top 6 of their events:
Nate Allred (1st - High Jump at BYU - 6'06)
Baylee Reynolds (3rd - Pole Vault at BYU - 7'06)
Kylee Edwards (3rd - Shot Put - 34'05)
Kathryn Wilde (6th - Shot Put - 30'02)
Dallin Baires (2nd - Shot Put - 45'04)
Mikey Nash (5th - High Jump - 5'04)
Liz Jones (1st - Pole Vault - 8'06)
Sarah Calder (6th - Pole Vault - 6'06)
Ashley Sullenger (6th - Pole Vault - 6'06)
Matt Calvin (1st - Pole Vault - 13'03, 2nd Long Jump - 19'03)
Nate Welling (3rd - Long Jump - 18'07)
Ashley Taylor (6th - High Jump - 4'06)
Taylor Southwick (3rd - Pole Vault - 11'06)
Luke Shaner (4th - Pole Vault - 10'06)
Courtney Wayment (2nd - mile - 5:13, 2nd - 800 - 2:20)
Miah Weaver (6th - mile - 5:23)
Josh Ward (1st - mile - 4:27, 2nd 800 - 1:59)
Logan MacKay (2nd - mile - 4:28, 1st - 800 - 1:58)
Jordan Barnett (3rd - 60 Hurdles - 9.73)
Olivia Richards (6th - 60 Hurdles - 9.99)
Jaron Erickson (3rd - 60 Hurdles - 8.66)
Palmer Flood (4th - 60 Hurdles - 8.81)
Ally Geisler (3rd - 800m - 2:21)
Tatum Beard (6th - 800m - 2:24)
Stokton Smith (3rd - 800m - 1:59)
Aubrey Argyle (1st - 2 mile - 11:29)
Sam Hedquist (5th - 2 mile - 11:51)
Daniel Tumblin (3rd - 2 mile - 10:07)
Girls 4 x 1 lap relay - 1st - BriAnna Gipson, Ally Geisler, Josey Hedquist, Jordan Barnett
Boys 4 x 1 lap relay - 2nd - Jordan Goldsberry, Kelton Johnson, Riley Stringham, Palmer Flood
Coach Timothy - 1st in the Coaches Mile with a big PR of 4:44 - and a very strong finish to get me down the final stretch.

Beyond our top 6 performances, we had a bunch of big improvements and indoor PRs. For example, Nate Wilde (just a 9th grader) dropped 20 seconds off his mile time and nearly dipped under 5:00. Those improvements are just as fun and exciting as taking first place! The most important part of this early point in the season is to learn and gain experience and continue to get better - in addition to helping your teammates get better.
You can see the full BYU results at, the updated boys and girls performance lists at, and the Weber State results attached to this email.

Utah Indoor Championships: We have another big track meet this next weekend at the Olympic Oval in Kearns (the fastest track in the state). It is a great opportunity to compete and to set indoor PRs. You are welcome to sign up, even if you have not done the other indoor meets. I will need the attached registration form turned in by Wednesday practice (registration needs to be done by midnight on Wednesday). You will pay for your events when you show up to the Oval on Friday or Saturday ($5 per event). Friday night will have the field events (shot put, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault) and the 1600m, 400m, and 4 x 800m. See attached paper for more information.

Simplot Games: I will announce the Simplot Invitations at practice tomorrow (Monday). I will also have some information to hand out at that time. I will email out more information for parents about Simplot this week.

Shirt Order #2: If anyone would like to order one of the long sleeve DAVIS shirts that we made during indoor, I will have a sign up sheet going around this week. The cost will still be $20. The shirts should get here in mid-February. Parents are welcome to order.

Remaining Indoor Schedule
January 30-31: Utah State Indoor Championships - Olympic Oval
February 13: Utah Distance Challenge - Olympic Oval
February 19-21: Simplot Games - Pocatello, ID

Stay positive through all the ups and downs of training and competing.
- Coach Talley

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