We opened up our indoor season with our first track meet at Utah State University this past Saturday. It was an impressive start, and we are very excited about some of the things we saw. The results haven't been posted yet, so I have not been able to review everything, but I will eventually email the results out and also post the performance list on the blog - www.davisindoortrack.blogspot.com. We did have some Davis all-time marks at the meet. BriAnna Gipson ran our #12 all-time in the 60m dash (8.26); Ruby Jane Mathewson ran our #11 all time mark in the 60m hurdles, finishing 3rd in 9.86; Ashley Sullenger had our #7 all-time mark in the pole vault with a jump of 8'00; Ashley Harris vaulted our #11 all-time with 7'06; Kathryn Wilde threw our #6 all-time in the weight throw with 31'00; Taylor Southwick ran our #9 all-time in the 60m hurdles with 8.85 for 2nd place; Jake Moffett won the 60m Dash and ran our #5 all-time with 7.17; and Riley Stringham and Matt Calvin also made the all-time list in the 60m Dash with 7.40 and 7.42. We also had some very solid opening 4 x 200m relays for both the boys and the girls, some strong opening marks in the distance races, and a ton of all around PRs. The all-time lists are also posted on the blog. Probably as exciting as our top marks were our new athletes. It was fun to see so many of you lining up for your first race or first time doing a field event. I know you were nervous, but I was proud of your courage and excitement to try something new - even though it was challenging and really got some of you out of your comfort zone.
We are happy with the work and the attitude of this TEAM so far. It is not easy to stay after school and workout in the halls or the cold of winter. It takes a certain type of athlete who is motivated, disciplined, and strong. I am pleased with our group this year - not just the top athletes - but all of you who are putting your heart into your training and really working hard to get better. Stay patient with yourself! You will be amazed how much you can improve and how much you will learn about your event and about yourself as the indoor and outdoor season progresses. Keep having fun, meeting new people, trying new things, and developing fitness and toughness.
Indoor Track Fee: I want to thank those of you who have paid your $25 in the office. I went ahead and entered the $25 as fines for those of you who have been attending practice but have not yet paid. You can now pay that online through myDSD. You will want to pay this week, because the parking passes will NOT be handed out to anyone with a fine. Please let me know if I made any errors.
BYU Invitational: Our next meet is this coming Friday and Saturday at BYU. If you missed USU, this meet is a great one to get started with. The field events (shot put, high jump, long jump, pole vault) are on Friday night and the track events are Saturday in this order: 1 mile, 60 Hurdle Trials, 60 meter trials, 400m, 60 hurdle finals, 60 meter finals, 800m, 200m, 2 mile, 4 x 1 lap relay. It takes ALL day Saturday to get through all of the events. Indoor track meets can be REALLY long (if you noticed at USU). I will hand out an estimated time schedule.
The registration is different this year - and slightly complicated. You will each need to register yourself for your events and pay the registration fee online before Friday. Here are the steps for registration:
1. Go to www.runnercard.com
2. Click on the link to '2016 BYU Indoor Invitational' under the high school category
3. Click 'REGISTER' and agree to the waiver
4. Fill out the information - make sure to choose 'DAVIS HS' as your team.
5. Fill out the events that you would like to register for - if you do not know the events you should do, or you do not know your seed marks, you can ask a coach at practice or send me an email and I will tell you what to put.
6. Pay the online fee - $4 per event.
*Do NOT register for the relay - we will take care of that.
*There will be NO registration on the day of the meet it has to be done before.
*I will send out more information and have the information to hand out at practice this week.
*There will be a bus available for Saturday
Simplot Games - We will release our initial Simplot Games Invites after the BYU meet this week. Simplot will be on February 18-20 in Pocatello, ID. We are staying at the Ameritel Hotel. More details to come.
This Week's Schedule:
Monday-Thursday: Meet in the Cafeteria at 2:45.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Keep up the good work! It will pay off :)
- Coach Talley
PS. As always - if you have not been coming to practice, it is NEVER too late to start doing indoor with us. Just start coming and working out. It will really benefit you if you are planning on doing outdoor track.