Sunday, January 11, 2015

Indoor Update - January 11

Darts -
It was fun to get the indoor season started on Saturday at the Utah State Invitational. We had nearly 100 athletes who competed in Logan, and we had a lot of strong opening marks. I think it gives us a great benchmark to work from. Probably the thing I liked the most is that we were competing with positive attitudes and I saw a lot of toughness. I can see that we have a TEAM of fighters who are willing to push themselves and who want to get faster and stronger. Some of you may not have had the greatest start (you might have hoped for better), but we have character and we are tough and we are going to keep working hard to improve as individuals and as a TEAM. Keep in mind that this was just the beginning. Stay determined to get better and to learn something from each track meet.
I have attached the full results for the meet and I will be putting the TEAM performance list on the web site ( I will also be updating the Davis All-Time lists on the web site as the season progresses.
We did have some very solid highlights: Dallin Baires won the weight throw and was 2nd in the shot put; Eli Beard finished 6th in the weight throw in his first high school meet; Kathryn Wilde was also 6th in the weight throw; Matt Calvin was 3rd in the pole vault with 12'06 and 3rd in the long jump with 20'06 - making the Davis all-time list in both events; Nate Welling also jumped 20'06 and finished 4th; Nate Allred won the high jump by 6 inches with a jump of 6'06 - only 1 inch away from the indoor school record; Liz Jones finished 3rd in the pole vault with 8'00; Aubrey Argyle led a deep group of girls in the mile - Aubrey was 3rd in 5:17, Courtney Wayment was 4th in 5:18, Ally Geisler was 5th in 5:20, and Miah Weaver was 7th in 5:23; Logan MacKay and Stokton Smith finished 3-4 in the boys mile - both running 4:28, a great start for the first meet and for the USU track; Jordan Barnett and Megan Rowe both made finals in the hurdles and finished 2nd and 6th - both with marks that made the all-time list; we had 4 boys make the hurdle finals: Palmer Flood, Jaron Erickson, McGyver Clark, and Taylor Southwick - Palmer ran 8.64 which is Davis #5 all-time and Jaron ran 8.81 for Davis #7 all-time; Jordan Goldsberry and Jacob Moffet made finals in the 60m dash and finished 4th and 7th; BriAnna Gipson led a group of 4 Davis girls who ran under 8.50 in the 60m dash; Kelton Johnson was our top finisher in the boys 400m with 3rd place - Palmer Flood finished 4th; Ruby Jane Matthewson was our top girl in the 400m with a 5th place finish - Jordan Barnett was 5th and Megan Rowe was 7th; we came back strong in the girls 800m with Courtney in 2nd, Ally in 3rd, Miah in 4th, Josey Hedquist in 5th, Aubrey in 6th, and Sam Hedquist in 7th; and Frasier Williamson finished 3rd in the boys 800m. We also had some great 4 x 200m relay performances. The splits were fast - and our boys A Team (Jordan, Jacob, Luis, and Riley) finished 2nd and our B Team finished 3rd. The girls 4 x 200 team also finished 3rd (Elise, Ashley, BriAnna, and Olivia).
Beyond those highlights, there were quite a few PRs and a lot of killer starting performances. I was even proud of those who scratched attempts, didn't have great starts, or fell in their hurdle races - because in each case, we stayed positive, didn't give up, and got up and finished if we fell. Plus we showed a lot of UNITY - it was nice to see you watching each other, cheering for each other, and even those who were injured or not quite ready for the meet still came and contributed to the TEAM atmosphere. At this point, I am much more concerned with your character, attitude, and TEAMwork than I am with setting records. It was a fun meet, and this is going to be a fun season. Keep up the good work!

Beasts of the Week: Nate Allred, Jordan Goldsberry, Nate Welling, Jordan Barnett, Megan Rowe, Ruby Jane Matthewson

This Week: Without a meet this weekend, it is a great week to work hard and focus on the future. Show up each day in the cafeteria at 2:45 with a positive attitude and a determination to be your best! Let's get after it.

Upcoming Schedule:
Jan 23 - Weber State Invitational (Field Events)
Jan 24 - BYU Invitational (Track Events)
Jan 30-31 - Utah Indoor Championships (Kearns)
Feb 13 - Utah Distance Challenge (Kearns)
Feb 19-21 - Simplot Games (Pocatello, ID)

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