Sunday, February 22, 2015

Indoor Update - Simplot Games


Simlot Summary -
The Simplot Games were a great finish to a very strong indoor track season. It feels nearly impossible to try to describe the excitement, teamwork, and emotions of this past weekend.  We were certainly proud of the efforts that each of you gave. Thank you for being such a great group - well behaved, energetic, and definitely entertaining on the track. I would argue with anyone that we were the best program there - and not just in how well we performed - but in the quality of people that we have on our TEAM. I am sure grateful for all of your hard work and sacrifices that make our program what it is. I want to especially thank our seniors who have put so much into this TEAM for the past 3-4 years.

Simplot only happened because a lot of people were willing to get involved. I am so grateful for such supportive parents who were willing to help so much with this trip. I am also grateful for the best coaching staff in the world - amazing people who give time and energy away from families - all because of their love for you and for the sport. We are so lucky to have Shawna Cox, Ben Jacobsen, Ashlee Cannon, Jeff Agnello, Tony Hill, Justin Beard, Paul Timothy, and Brad Anderson helping us out every day (in addition to a few others who will be helping with outdoor). Make sure to show your appreciation for them in any way you can.

It was a weekend full of highlights. First of all, we were once again the biggest and definitely the loudest TEAM at the meet. We set a new TEAM record with 111 athletes competing in the meet. We had 19 individuals make finals in their events. We had a record total of 35 relay teams. 14 of our relay teams competed in the finals on Saturday (tying the team record). We had relay teams in all 8 finals - and we had relay teams finish in the top 6 (making the podium) in 7 of the 8 relays - something no team has ever done. There were 2 relays where we had 2 teams on the podium (girls and boys 4 x 800). We brought home 40 Simplot medals for top 6 finishes - more than we ever have before (the old record was 32). We had 2 new school records - Aubrey Argyle in the 3200m, and the boys medley relay of Palmer Flood, Jacob Moffett, Jaron Erickson, and Josh Ward (3:34.47) who missed the indoor state record by only .06 seconds. We had 2 relay teams who won the gold - the girls medley (Jordan Barnett, Elise Berning, Brittney Rounkles, and Josey Hedquist) and the boys 4 x 800 relay (Colter Blanchard, Josh Ward, Stokton Smith, and Logan MacKay).

You were lucky on Saturday if you got to witness it in person. There were so many great moments. Some of the most memorable: Josh Ward running for the win in the morning 1600 with 4:19 (ending up in 5th overall); the girls 4 x 800 holding off American Fork for 2nd place; the boys 4 x 800 "cruising" for the victory for the 2nd year in a row (with the same 4 boys); Josey Hedquist running a killer anchor leg of 2:18 and holding off the California all-star team for the victory in the girls medley (so much fight in her over that final 100m); Nate Allred clearing 6'05 and making the podium right after the girls medley win; Josh Ward running gutsy in his 3rd race of the day and making an awesome move with 250m to go in the medley relay, securing 2nd place and a school record (1:55.9 split); Matt Calvin clearing 14'00 not long after the boys medley; Ty Hinds with the nastiest inside pass off the first turn in the anchor leg of the boys 4 x 200m - going by 2 teams in a split second and getting us on the podium. Logan MacKay coming back in his 2nd 800 of the day to run a PR 1:54.37 for 3rd place and a Davis #2 all-time mark (fastest ever from a Davis athlete at Simplot); Aubrey running patient and tough in the 3200 for the school record of 10:55 (beating the old school record by only 1 second); Jordan Barnett anchoring our girls 4 x 400 and running the 2nd place team down over the final 200m; and the boys 4 x 400 relay putting us on the podium to end the meet. And it is also always a highlight for me to get the opportunity to race in front of my TEAM - not because I like to show off or anything - but honestly because I love the energy I feel from your cheers and your encouragement and your support. It is invigorating and inspiring. I am not as fast as I ran - it only happened because your energy made my feet swift, my legs light, my thoughts positive, and my heart strong. In addition to those Saturday highlights, I was constantly impressed by what I saw from each of you: A TEAM full of athletes giving their all, caring about one another, cheering for one another, going after personal bests, inspiring each other, inspiring other teams and athletes, and being CHAMPIONS in every way. I could not be more proud of this group.

All that being said, we also had our challenges at the meet - and I was just as pleased with how we handled the tough times. It is not very easy to stay positive through injuries, illnesses, fatigue, and bad days - but we did a good job staying united and stepping up in places to help our teammates out. If you have an injury, stay patient - your time will come. If you were not happy with your performance, if you were disappointed in your effort or your ability - my main advice is to stay positive and keep working. The next month is all about preparation. We are going to get back to work and really focus on getting ready for later opportunities to prove ourselves as individuals and as a TEAM. Keep your head up, look to the future, work hard, put a lot of heart and desire into what you are doing, and at the end of it all, you will be satisfied with yourself. If it is hard at this point, DON'T GIVE UP!

Lastly, I wanted to recognize a few of the work horses - people who ran in 4 or more races over the 3 day period. We had a lot of people really step up, and fight through pain to make our TEAM stonger (the ones in bold ran 5 races) - Josh Ward, Colter Blanchard, Ally Geisler, Tatum Beard, Josey Hedquist, Jordan Goldsberry, Riley Stringham, Jacob Moffett, BriAnna Gipson, Brittney Rounkles, Olivia Richards, Elise Berning, Keslee Stephenson, Kenzie Sagers, McGyver Clark, Jaron Erickson, Megan Rowe, Rachel Clouse, Ruby Jane Matthewson, Tiahna Cipriano, Anna Ferrell, and Dallin Larsen. And Palmer Flood ran the most of all with 6 races - 2 hurdle races and 4 400s. Sorry if I missed someone on this list.

Other Important Items:
Shoe/Spike Night at Striders - Wednesday (2/25) from 5-7pm at the Layton store on Hill Field Road. 15% off training shoes and 20% off spikes for Davis athletes and families. There are also some clearance shoes and spikes already marked at 40% off. It is a great night to check out Striders if you have not been there before. (The basketball playoff game starts at 7:10 in Ogden that night - so show up early).

MacFarland, USA - For anyone interested, we are having a TEAM movie night at Farmington Station on Thursday (2/26). The movie is a true story about a cross country team from California. The show time is 7:00pm. Show up early so we can buy tickets in the same general area. You will have to buy your own tickets and any concessions you would like. Ticket costs are $9.00 per person.

Outdoor Track Meeting - Will be after school this Thursday (2/26) - we will plan on meeting at 2:30 in the large gym. If it is not available, we will meet in the small gym. All those in the track class should attend. We will have a relatively short meeting, hand out some information, and then we will have our first official outdoor practice. Bring warm clothes, it might be cold this week. Please spread the word to anyone you know who is interested in outdoor track.

Eligibility - All of your eligibility requirements for outdoor track are due by Wednesday, March 4th. I sent out an email not too long ago. I am going to send that email out again tonight. Please let me know if you have any questions. You will need to fulfill all of the requirements in order to participate in outdoor track.

Simplot Results (full results can be found at
Boys Results
60m Hurdles
Jaron Erickson - 8.59 (12th) #2 from Utah
Palmer Flood - 8.82 (16th) #3 from Utah
McGyver Clark - 9.20 (39th) PR
Ben Godfrey - 9.22 (40th) PR
Taylor Southwick - 9.28 (44th) PR
Tyler Seeley - 9.57 (51st) PR

60m Dash
Ty Hinds - 7.38 (29th) #3 from Utah
Jacob Moffett - 7.51 (44th) - #7 from Utah
Matt Calvin - 7.61 (52nd) PR

200m Dash
Jordan Goldsberry - 23.62 (27th) #6 from Utah
Riley Stringham - 24.72 (59th)
Luis Merida - 25.77 (100th) PR
Josh Gardner - 25.86 (102nd)
Logan Baird - 27.02 (128th)

400m Dash
Cade Hyde - 55.81 (64th) PR
Eduardo Castillo - 57.04 (81st)

800m Run
Logan MacKay - 1:54.37 (3rd) PR; Davis #2 All Time; Utah #8 All-Time
Dallin Larsen - 2:01.96 (15th) PR; Davis #17 All Time
Adam Aposhian - 2:09.01 (47th)
Jason Lang - 2:10.13 (51st)
Jackson Rayl - 2:12.98 (59th)
Colton Rimann - 2:15.95 (68th)
Ethan Anderson - 2:16.01 (69th)
Kelton Johnson - 2:17.77 (76th)

1600m Run
Josh Ward - 4:19.68 (5th)
Stokton Smith - 4:24.27 (10th)
Colter Blanchard - 4:39/4:31 in trials (32nd)
Frasier Williamson - 4:36.52 (38th)
Daniel Tumblin - 4:40.34 (61st)
Zach Wilde - 4:41.20 (63rd) PR
Solomon Twitchell - 4:46.92 (81st) PR
Mitch Perry - 4:47.53 (83rd)
Brandon Peters - 4:48.45 (88th) PR
Josh Peters - 4:50.54 (101st) PR
Matt Ward - 4:52.41 (106th)
McKay Treadwell - 4:53.44 (110th)
Seth Stromberg - 4:53.97 (113th) - #4 Freshman
Josh Christiansen - 4:54.43 (117th)
Nate Wilde - 4:59.21 (142nd) #12 Freshman
Ethan Anderson - 5:00.82 (148th) PR; #13 Freshman
Jacob Vaughan - 5:04.92 (169th)
Adam Hedquist - 5:05.78 (174th)
Devin Jaster - 5:07.07 (176th) PR
Dallin Kitchn - 5:12.14 (202nd)
Kalvin Stinger - 5:13.12 (209th) PR
Branson Petty - 5:14.04 (214th)
Jace Callor - 5:19.46 (237th)
Carson Cox - 5:21.65 (244th)
Jason Boyd - 5:22.34 (246th)
Landon Wheeler - 5:40.30 (277th)
Isaak Hugh - 5:45.04 (282nd)

3200m Run
Camren Todd - 9:41.88 (7th)
Bryce Ferguson - 9:47.41 (10th) PR
Colton Rimann - 9:57.16 (16th)
Britton Porter - 10:22.67 (34th)
Daniel Harris - 10:50.49 (63rd)
Nate Hales - 10:55.47 (65th)
Zach Moncur - 11:08.51 (69th)

High Jump
Nate Allred - 6'05 (6th) - Top jumper from Utah

Shot Put
Dallin Baires - 47'10.50 (13th) - #2 from Utah

Pole Vault
Matt Calvin - 14'00 (9th) PR; Davis #5 All Time (tying Coach Agnello)

4 x 200m Relay
A - 1:33.06 (6th) - Jordan, Riley, Jacob, Ty; Davis #2 All-Time, Utah #9 All Time; Only Utah team to make finals
B - 1:39.62 (25th) - Josh, Cade, Luis, Taylor

4 x 400m Relay
A - 3:31.12 (6th) - Jordan, Riley, McGyver, Palmer (Jaron and Kelton in trials); Season Best; Top Utah Team
E - 3:53.28 (26th) - Solomon, Brandon, Tyler, Zach
B - 4:04.11 (35th) - Josh, McKay, Jason, Daniel
C - 4:04.73 (38th) - Seth, Adam, Nate, Jacob
D - 4:07.36 (40th) - Matt, Britton, Josh, Zach

4 x 800m Relay
A - 7:57.53 (1st) - Colter, Josh, Stokton, Logan - Currently #3 Team in the U.S.
B - 8:26.54 (6th) - Frasier, Adam, Jason, Dallin
C - 8:37.54 (8th) - Solomon, Kelton, Jackson, Danny

Medley Relay
A - 3:34.47 (2nd) - Palmer, Jacob, Jaron, Josh (Colter in the trials) - SCHOOL RECORD; Utah #2 All-Time
B - 3:50.15 (18th) - McGyver, Cade, Josh, Dallin
C - 4:01.43 (35th) - Adam, Luis, Eduardo, Matt
D - 4:04.18 (39th) - Zach, Logan, Ben, Mitch
E - 4:04.70 (41st) - Danny, Jason, Harrison, Josh
F - 4:11.98 (48th) - McKay, Tyler, Nate, Seth

Girls Results
60m Hurdles
Jordan Barnett - 9.61 (27th) PR; Davis #8 All Time; #3 from Utah
Megan Rowe - 9.77 (35th) PR; Davis #10 All Time; #5 from Utah
Olivia Richards - 10.11 (49th)
Emma Thatcher - 11.14 (84th)
Kinlee Dimond - 12.66 (89th)

200m Dash
Brittney Rounkles - 26.92 (21st) PR; Davis #10 All Time; #4 from Utah
Elise Berning - 26.97 (22nd); #5 from Utah
Kenzie Sagers - 28.67 (67th); PR
Elly Ferguson - 29.58 (88th)
Claire Sorenson - 30.56 (105th)

400m Dash
Melanie Sullivan - 1:01.36 (21st) #2 from Utah
BriAnna Gipson - 1:02.12 (27th) #3 from Utah
Ruby Jane Matthewson - 1:03.36 (35th) #6 from Utah
Keslee Stephenson - 1:05.11 (48th)
Susie Eames - 1:05.87 (57th)
Emily Berry - 1:17.33 (93rd)

800m Run
Tiahna Cipriano - 2:26.48 (19th); 2:25.41 in trials - PR; Davis #16 All Time; #4 from Utah
Anna Ferrell - 2:32.77 (39th) PR
Emmaline Huntzinger - 2:40.16 (65th)
Taylor Woods - 2:40.47 (66th)
Rachel Clouse - 2:42.62 (75th)
Sarah Waddoups - 2:46.16 (85th)
Malaree Wood - 2:47.05 (88th)
Emma Call - 2:52.17 (95th)
Krystal Wood - 2:52.74 (97th)
Maddie Meyers - 3:12.18 (109th)

1600m Run
Ally Geisler - 5:13.87 (12th)
Courtney Wayment - 5:15.36 (16th)
Tatum Beard - 5:16.33 (18th) PR; Davis #10 All Time
Miah Weaver - 5:22.24 (26th)
Josey Hedquist - 5:27.23 (40th)
Grace Neuenschwander - 5:36.35 (61st) PR
Sydney Zaugg - 5:48.76 (79th)
Rachel Johnson - 5:50.95 (82nd) PR
Sydnee Rayl - 5:52.20 (88th)
Kaitlyn Datwyler - 5:59.81 (107th)
Ally Smith - 5:59.78 (110th)
Madeline English - 6:04.30 (125th)
Alex Tanner - 6:05.09 (130th)
Sarah Waddoups - 6:05.09 (130th)
Sarah Ferrell - 6:06.00 (133rd)
Jenna Connell - 6:06.14 (134th)
Krystal Wood - 6:13.55 (146th)
Kate Stuart - 6:19.58 (156th)
Taylor Davis - 6:27.03 (169th)
Nicole Wood - 6:27.77 (172nd)

3200m Run
Aubrey Argyle - 10:55.60 (3rd) PR; SCHOOL RECORD; Utah #8 All Time; #1 from Utah
Sam Hedquist - 11:43.61 (10th)

Weight Throw
Kylee Edwards - 31'05.25 (19th) Davis #6 All Time
Kathryn Wilde - near 30 feet on her qualifying attempts

Shot Put
Kylee Edwards and Kathryn Wilde both had some strong attempts at the qualifying mark.

Long Jump/High Jump
Ashley Taylor had great jumps at both marks; close to 15'00 in the long jump

4 x 200m Relay
A - 1:47.83 (10th) - BriAnna, Brittney, Olivia, Elise - Davis #4 All Time; Utah #6 All Time
B - 1:55.37 (28th) - Susie, Kenzie, Claire, Ashley H
C - 2:09.20 (45th) - Kathryn, Ashley T, Kinlee, Emily

4 x 400m Relay
A - 4:05.22 (2nd) - Elise, Megan, Ally, Jordan (BriAnna and Melanie in trials); Davis #4 All Time; Utah #12 All Time
B - 4:14.50 (7th) - Kenzie, Keslee, Rachel, Ruby Jane; Fastest 'B' team in school history
C - 4:37.53 (17th) - Elly, Jenna, Emma, Sarah
D - 4:39.71 (19th) - Malaree, Madeline, Kate, Ally (owe me cookies)
E - 4:47.51 (20th) - Rachel, Alex, Kaitlyn, Nicole (owe me and Coach T cookies)
F - 5:02.07 (23rd) - Emma, Krystal, Taylor, Maddie

4 x 800m Relay
A - 9:32.71 (2nd) - Tatum, Miah, Josey, Ally
B - 9:59.08 (6th) - Sam, Grace, Tiahna, Courtney
C - 10:33.74 (11th) - Anna, Rachel, Taylor, Sydnee

Medley Relay
A - 4:11.19 (1st) - Jordan, Brittney, Elise, Josey; Davis #4 All Time; Utah #8 All Time
B - 4:21.94 (7th) - Megan, Olivia, Kenzie, Tatum (Melanie in trials) #2 team from Utah (behind our A Team)
C - 4:38.48 (24th) - Taylor, Elly, Susie, Tiahna
D - 4:41.97 (29th) - Emmaline, Ruby Jane, Keslee, Sydnee R
E - 4:42.66 (31st) - Anna, Kenzie, Kimberlin, Sydney Z
G - 4:59.15 (46th) - Rachel, Kaitlyn, Alex, Nicole
F - 5:01.02 (47th) - Jenna, Emma, Claire, Sarah

Coaches 1600m
Coach Talley - 4:35.14 (3rd)
Coach Timothy - 4:41.49 (6th) PR
Stefanie Talley - 5:41.29 (3rd)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Indoor Track Update - 2/15

Darts -
We are down to the final week of the indoor track season. The weather has been so nice, that it hasn't had the same "winter" track feel to it - and I am really hoping that the spring gives us some great weather as well.
I like to think of the Simplot Games as the championship for our indoor season. I hope that you are looking forward to your races and events this weekend with excitement and determination to have your very best performance of the year (so far). You can do a lot this week to prepare both physically and mentally. Make sure that you are getting the rest you need, eating/fueling well, and staying hydrated. Spend a little extra time stretching after workout this week. Think about what you would like to accomplish, and how you are going to accomplish it. Be very positive all week long - in your workouts, at school, at home, etc. Plan on having fun, doing your best, and competing for your TEAM. It has been an outstanding indoor track season, let's finish with our best meet yet and move on to a strong outdoor season.

Utah Distance Challenge: I want to start by thanking the tons of people who helped with the meet on Friday night: Jill Hedquist, Josey Hedquist, Coach T, Amber Anderson, and Jessica Paget in the timing and results booth; Brad, Tony Peters, Seth Geisler, Cory Ferguson, Kenny Rayl, Mike Smith, Troy Williamson, Mark MacKay, Janice Johnson, and Devin Lang at the finish line. Shawna and Ben at the starting line; Amber Berry and the other athletes at the chocolate milk station; the Woods at the sticker table; and Jenn Beard and the Tanners at the front table. Sorry if I missed anyone - we had so many people jump in and help and I really appreciate all the support.
There were also some very solid races. It is good to see the continued improvement, the PRs, and the season bests. I like the effort I am seeing out of this group. You can see the full results at (they are also attached to this email).
We had some great highlights: Melanie Sullivan finished 3rd in the 400m with 1:00.90 - it was her first race of the season because of an early January hamstring injury ("Behind every setback - or injury - is a great comeback story"). Ally Geisler finished 3rd in the 800m with a PR of 2:18. Tatum Beard was 4th in the 800m with 2:19 - also a PR. BriAnna Gipson ran a very strong first 800m with 2:29. Aubrey Argyle beat her 1600m PR by 6 seconds to place 2nd in 5:03. We also had big PRs in the girls mile from Sarah Waddoups, Sydney Zaugg, and Krystal Wood.
For the boys, Colter Blanchard and Camren Todd led the way in the 1600 - both running PRs of 4:27. Bryce Ferguson wasn't far behind with 4:30. We had big improvements from Jackson Rayl, Brigham Halverson, Josh Peters, Tyson Datwyler, Dallin Kitchen, Landon Wheeler, Jake Miller, and Tanner Bilton. We now have a TEAM record 27 boys under 5:00 for the indoor season (might be the most in the U.S. at this point). Our boys finished 1-2-4 in the 3200m as well. Josh Ward won the race in 9:42, Logan MacKay was 2nd in a PR 9:43, Stokton Smith was 4th in 9:49. We had other strong 3200 performances from Daniel Tumblin (narrowly missing sub 10), Matt Ward, and Josh Christianson.

Coming Up:
Tuesday, 2/17 - Senior meeting in my classroom at 3:00pm (after 4th period practice) - ALL seniors who are doing outdoor track are invited. We are going to discuss TEAM t-shirts, warmups, and other things.
Wednesday, 2/18 -Mandatory Simplot meeting in my classroom at 2:30 (after school). We will be going over the rooming list, rides, rules, and other important information. 9th graders can come to my classroom when you get over to the school. We will be practicing after the meeting - also a mandatory practice (handoffs, starts, etc).
Thursday-Saturday, 2/19-2/21: Simplot Games - No Friday practice.

Wednesday, 2/25 - TEAM night at Striders in Layton - 5:00-7:00pm. They will be offering special discounts on shoes and spikes. More details to come.
Thursday, 2/26 - Outdoor Track Meeting at 2:30 in the BIG GYM. We will have our first practice afterward.
Thursday, 2/26 - TEAM Movie Night - Anyone who would like to come is invited to meet at the theater and watch "MacFarland" (the cross country team movie with Kevin Costner). You will have to pay for your own movie - I just thought it would be cool to watch it together. Not sure which theater and what time yet - more information to come.

Thursday, 3/5 - Outdoor Track Eligibility Due (see previous eligibility email)

I know that is a lot of information. Please share this email with your parents if they are not on my email list, and let me know if you have any questions.
Coach Talley

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Indoor Track Update - 2/8

Darts - 
We are down to the final 2 weeks of the indoor season. I hope that you are fired up to finish strong - both in the workouts and the races. The outdoor practices will officially begin on February 26th. Great job so far to all who have been participating with the indoor group, and great job with the workouts so far, those of you who are in the track class. Keep working hard, find your reason to compete and get better, and make sure you are taking care of yourselves - we want to stay healthy through May. Hydrate daily, fuel yourself with good nutrition, get the rest you need each night, warm up and cool down properly, and keep your minds and bodies healthy!! We have a great outdoor season in front of us.

Boise Indoor Meet: A small group of Darts traveled to Boise this past weekend for the New Balance Boise meet. We went up 2 years ago and ran the 4 x 800 and we may look into adding this meet into our normal rotation. It is a fast track with some pretty good competition. Our Darts competed hard and made us proud. The highlight of the meet was the 4 x 800m relays. The girls started us off with a strong first place finish in 9:28.02 - it is the #2 time in Davis school history, the #3 time in Utah state history, and the #13 time in the U.S. this year. Tatum Beard, Miah Weaver, Ally Geisler, and Josey Hedquist ran on the relay team. The girls set the right tone for our boys who raced right after. The boys ran a school record 7:49.59 (the old record was 8:01 from 2013) - and it is the 2nd fastest time in Utah history (indoor or outdoor) - the only team to ever run faster was the 1998 Bingham team who ran 7:47.88 (my little brother was on the Bingham team). It is also the fastest time in the U.S. so far this year (#2 at 7:50). Stokton killed the opening split with 1:56.9, Colter ran smart and strong with 1:59.2, Josh got after it with a 1:56.9, and Logan wrapped it up with 1:56.2. 400 meters into Logan's leg, another team was making their final exchange and didn't get off the track - Logan tried to dodge him, but had a collision that nearly caused him to completely stop - but he still managed an impressive split (most likely would have been in the 1:54.5 range). I love watching the relays because somehow athletes find a way to dig deeper for their teammates. It was definitely a TEAM effort for both the boys and the girls. 2nd place on each side was an all-star team comprised of nearly 250 athletes from 30 schools from Boise and surrounding areas. 
Here are the Davis results from the Boise meet:
Girls 60m Dash
21. Elise Berning - 8.28 (PR)
Girls 60m Hurdles
9. Jordan Barnett - 9.62 (PR)
12. Megan Rowe - 9.77 (PR)
Girls 200m Dash
21. Jordan Barnett 27.18 (PR)
25. Elise Berning 27.36
28. Megan Rowe 27.54 (PR)
Girls 400m Dash
6. Jordan Barnett - 1:00.13 (PR, Davis #3 All Time)
8. Elise Berning - 1:02.02 (PR)
9. Megan Rowe - 1:02.32 (PR)
Girls One Mile 
3. Aubrey Argyle - 5:11.59
4. Ally Geisler - 5:13.10 (PR)
10. Tatum Beard - 5:22.51 (PR)
11. Miah Weaver - 5:25.55
13. Sam Hedquist - 5:28.55 (PR)
21. Josey Hedquist - 5:37.25
Girls Two Mile
2. Aubrey Argyle 11:04.57
4. Sam Hedquist 11:40.67 (PR)

Boys 60m Dash
25. Jordan Goldsberry - 7.44
Boys 60m Hurdles
3. Palmer Flood - 8.69/8.73
9. Jaron Erickson - 8.64/9.12
Boys 200m Dash
13. Jordan Goldsberry - 23.34
18. Palmer Flood - 23.56
23. Jaron Erickson - 23.95
Boys 400m Dash
5. Jordan Goldsberry - 51.57 (PR)
6. Palmer Flood - 51.68 (PR)
22. Jaron Erickson - 54.97
Boys One Mile
3. Josh Ward - 4:19.86 (PR)
5. Logan MacKay - 4:24.22 (PR)
6. Stokton Smith - 4:24.47 (PR)
16. Colter Blanchard - 4:33.56 (PR)
17. Camren Todd - 4:35.04
18. Bryce Ferguson - 4:35.39 (PR)
20. Frasier Williamson - 4:37.88 (PR)
22. Colton Rimann - 4:40.83 (PR)
29. Daniel Tumblin - 4:44.77
30. Zach Wilde - 4:44.84
35. Mitch Perry - 4:49.50
43. Brandon Peters - 4:55.66
Boys Two Mile
7. Camren Todd - 9:48.13
8. Colton Rimann - 9:50.23 (PR)
10. Bryce Ferguson - 9:51.25 (PR)
16. Frasier Williamson - 9:56.28 (PR)
20. Daniel Tumblin - 10:09.17
24. Zach Wilde - 10:19.73
27. Mitch Perry - 10:26.90
30. Brandon Peters - 10:35.40

Utah Distance Challenge - The Distance Challenge is this Friday (February 13th) at the Olympic Oval in Kearns. The only events are the 400m, 800m, 1600m, and 3200m. We encourage all sprinters and hurdlers to come and race the 400m. The cost is $5. You will need to get yourself to the meet. The events begin at 5:00pm. This is a meet that our team is in charge of - so I am looking for a few volunteer helpers. If you are interested - please let me know sometime this week. You can see more information at  

Simplot Games - February 19-21. We will be taking up nearly 100 athletes to run in the Simplot Games. Your waivers and money are due this Thursday (February 12th). Please make the checks out to 'Davis County Running Club'. I will send out more information about Simplot this week. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Indoor TEAM Pictures - We will take a TEAM photo this Wednesday after school. Please come for the picture if you have participated in indoor track this year.

Long Sleeve Shirts - the 2nd order of shirts should come in 8-10 days. You may now pay in the office ($20 per shirt) - If you have not yet paid for your shirts please do so as soon as you can. 

Strider's Shoe Night - We will have a TEAM night at Striders in Layton on Wednesday, February 25th from 5:00-7:00pm. They will be offering special team discounts on trainers and track spikes and they will have a great variety of spikes for all events. 

Lets wrap up the indoor season with some PRs and season bests in the final two meets of the year.
- Coach Talley 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Indoor Track Update - February 3

Darts -
Sorry I am a bit late on the indoor update this week. We were very pleased with the performances this past weekend, and we have been very pleased with your work and your attitudes this indoor season. Stay hungry and committed!

Utah Indoor Championships (Coaches Meet): It was an exciting and competitive weekend at the Olympic Oval. It took me forever to update the performance list with all of the new season bests and PRs. We are continuing to improve and continuing to show toughness and teamwork. This was the only scored meet of the indoor season - and we really dominated on the boys side. Our boys won the meet with 90.5. There was a 3 way tie for 2nd place with Syracuse, Desert Hills, and Bingham, all with 27 points. The girls went up against some very talented teams and scored 57.5 points to finish 2nd place behind Herriman (64). Syracuse girls were 3rd with 46. We are going to have some great battles with both teams this year. There were some outstanding individual performances, but we are mostly impressed with all of the PRs and the toughness that our TEAM is showing. You can see the full results at (UHSTCA Meet). The following athletes finished in the top 10 in their event (practically earning "indoor all-state"):
Boys -
60m Dash - Jacob Moffett, 8th place - 7.28 (Davis #8 All Time)
60m Hurdles - Jaron Erickson, 2nd place - 8.53 (Davis #3 All Time)
60m Hurdles - Palmer Flood, 3rd place - 8.57 (Davis #5 All Time)
200m Dash - Jordan Goldsberry, 9th place - 23.28
800m Run - Logan MacKay, 1st place - 1:55.34 (Davis #4 All Time)
1600m Run - Josh Ward, 1st place - 4:24.91 (Davis #7 All Time)
3200m Run - Josh Ward, 1st place - 9:25.59 (Davis #2 All Time)
3200m Run - Camren Todd, 6th place - 9:39.43 (Davis #9 All Time)
3200m Run - Colton Rimann, 10th place - 9:47.47
High Jump - Nate Allred, 3rd place - 6'02
Long Jump - Nate Welling, 3rd place - 20'09.25 (Davis #8 All Time)
Long Jump - Matt Calvin, 5th place - 20'04
Pole Vault - Matt Calvin, 1st place - 13'06 (Davis #11 All Time)
Pole Vault - Harrison Haslam, 10th place - 11'06
Pole Vault - Evyn Conrad, 10th place - 11'06
Shot Put - Dallin Baires, 5th place - 45'01
4 x 200 Relay - 1st place - 1:33.53 (Goldsberry, Gipson, Moffett, Stringham)
4 x 400 Relay - 3rd place - 3:33.17 (Stringham, Goldsberry, K Johnson, MacKay)
Girls -
60m Hurdles - Jordan Barnett, 5th place - 9.66 (Davis #8 All Time)
60m Hurdles - Olivia Richards, 9th place - 9.84 (Davis #10 All Time)
200m Dash - Elise Berning, 10th place - 26.89 (Davis #9 All Time)
400m Dash - Ruby Jane Matthewson, 8th place - 1:00.75
800m Run - Ally Geisler, 4th place - 2:20.71 (Davis #6 All Time)
800m Run - Josey Hedquist, 6th place - 2:22.00 (Davis #8 All Time)
1600m Run - Aubrey Argyle, 5th place - 5:09.58 (Davis #5 All Time)
1600m Run - Ally Geisler, 6th place - 5:13.64 (Davis #9 All Time)
3200m Run - Aubrey Argyle, 2nd place - 10:58.31 (Davis #2 All Time)
3200m Run - Tatum Beard, 8th place - 11:32.60 (Davis #7 All Time)
Pole Vault - Baylee Reynolds, 6th place (7'00)
Pole Vault - Ashley Sullenger, 7th place (7'00)
4 x 200m Relay - 2nd place - 1:48.20 (Gipson, Richards, Rounkles, Berning)
4 x 400m Relay - 1st place - 4:08.45 (Gipson, Barnett, J Hedquist, Geisler)

Our updated performances lists and all time lists are posted at

Simplot Games: You should have turned in your initial commitment paper for Simplot today. The rest of the information (waiver and money) is due by Thursday, February 12th. You can see the meet schedule at I will be sending out more information as the meet gets closer. It should be a great Simplot for us this year.

Up Next (Indoor Track):
2/13 - Utah Distance Challenge at the Olympic Oval. Events start at 5:00pm (1600m, 400m, 800m, and 3200m)
2/19-2/21 - Simplot Games

We are wrapping up a very strong indoor track season. I would just encourage each of you to dig deep in your remaining opportunities to compete. Learn from your experiences. If you are not satisfied with your performances, be determined to work hard and get stronger and faster as we move into the outdoor season.
Compete for your TEAM - I have always felt that if you compete with your TEAM in mind, you will find the motivation and the strength for that extra few seconds in a distance race, that extra few inches in a throw or a jump, and those extra tenths of seconds in a sprint or hurdle race. We are ONE big group working together for common goals - both as a TEAM and as individuals. Motivate and inspire one another and always give a little more for your TEAM. And trust your coaches! We have some of the most incredible people on our coaching staff this year, and they are working hard to help you get prepared for when it really counts. Trust them, thank them, help them, and work hard for them.  

Keep working with purpose and keep loving what you do!
Coach Talley