BYU Invite - It was a very solid start to our indoor season at the BYU Invitational on Friday and Saturday. It was a long track meet (for sure), but at the end of the 2 days, we had some great starting marks on the track and in the field events. Our top 8 finishers included Aubrey Argyle (1st in the mile and 2nd in the 800), Alicia Halverson (3rd in the mile), Ally Geisler (7th in the mile), Ruby Jane Mathewson (6th in the hurdles and 8th in the 400m), Grace Neuenschwander (8th in the 800), Kenzie Sagers (1st in the weight throw), Katelyn Hoskins (2nd in the weight throw), Ashley Taylor (5th in the pole vault), Melissa Law (7th in the high jump), Morgan Whitney (8th in the shot put), and the girls 4 x 1 lap (Ruby Jane, Becky, Keslee and Ally - finished 3rd). Our top 8 finishers for the boys were Camren Todd (4th in the mile, 6th in the 800), Frasier Williamson (7th in the mile) Brigham Halverson (8th in the mile), Kelton Johnson (7th in the 400), Caleb Kamalu (3rd in the hurdles), Zach Olsen (8th in the hurdles), Nate Steed (8th in the 800), Cache Arbon (3rd in the pole vault), Alex Cottam (6th in the pole vault), Xakai Harry (1st in the long jump and 4th in the high jump), Eli Beard (5th in the shot put and 2nd in the weight throw), Spencer Plummer (7th in the shot put and 5th in the weight throw), and the boys 4 x 1 lap relay (Jade, Riley, Landon, Sawyer - finished 4th). Devin Lang and Paul Timothy finished 1-2 in the coaches mile. You can see the full results at www.runnercard.com
Our performance list and all-time lists will be updated on the blog - www.davisindoortrack.blogspot.com
It really was just a starting place for our TEAM. If you felt like your performance was not what you were hoping for, or if you feel like you can do better, that is probably normal - while we don't want you to be satisfied, we do want you to walk away from this meet with a positive attitude and a determination to improve. I challenge all of you to increase your commitment and to work hard and see what you can accomplish over the next 6 weeks of indoor track.
Some of the things we did well: we were energetic and positive, everyone was giving a good effort and focused on doing their best, we started building some team unity and supported each other.
Some of the things we can work on: Doing a better job with our warm-ups (more drills, more focused, more unity), making sure we are prepared with food/hydration in between events, pushing ourselves and competing without fear, leadership (seniors looking out for the younger/newer athletes), and PATIENCE (there will be a lot of opportunities going forward).
Our next meet is at Weber State University on January 20-21. More details to come.
Track Class: The track class (4th period) starts up after this week. If you are not already in the class, try to find a way to fit it in your 2nd semester schedule. It is not necessary for participation in outdoor track, but it sure makes things easier.
Monday-Thursday: Normal Practice - meet in the cafeteria at 2:45.
Friday: Distance Runners meet in my classroom at 2:45.
It is the final week of the term. Make sure to do all you can to finish strong with your grades. Also make sure to clean out your lockers at the end of the week. We will assign new lockers to start 3rd term (those in the TEAM locker rooms do not need to worry about that).