Saturday, October 13, 2007


Darts -
I just wanted to thank each of you and many of your parents for making the Region Championships such a success for our TEAM. Thanks to the parents for the support and for the goodies at the races. I thought we did an outstanding job in each of the 4 races. I was pleased with your enthusiasm, your unity, and your individual efforts. You can see full results at (Region 1), and pictures at

The JV girls ended their perfect season (8 straight wins) with a perfect score (15). Our depth has been one of our greatest strengths this year, and it really showed in this race. Brittany pulled away in the second half of the race to get the win. It was a team record for the most Davis girls under 22:00 (14) and under 23:00 (19). I was really proud of the seniors in their last cross country race. Good job Ally, Morgan, and Erica.
1. Brittany Blankenship 20:58.6
2. Ally Adams 21:31.9
3. Morgan Durtschi 21:56.0
4. Missy Lott 22:00.5
5. Jessica Wilding 22:04.1
6. Brittany Sumsion 22:22.1
7. Brooke Stromberg 22:36.1
8. Emily Prince 22:46.0
9. Carlee Peterson 22:49.0
13. Erica Petty 23:28.1
14. Michelle Clouse 23:35.3
15. Sarah Greenman 23:53.7
21. Cecily Nye 24:40.4
22. Danna Stuart 24:40.7
31. Kortney Rees 26:02.8
32. Kensie Stephens 27:01.2
37. Dallas Johnson 29:09.2
38. Juliana Garrett 29:40.5
41. Cheylie Dotson 31:18.3
Team scores:
15 Davis
77 Fremont
84 Viewmont

The varsity girls continued to dominate. Natalie and Candace ran together through the entire race to finish where they did last year (1-2). It was a demonstration of teamwork and unselfishness as they worked together and finished together. These 2 have been great leaders for our TEAM over the past 3 years, and it is going to be tough without Natalie. Emily finished with the #6 time ever run by a sophomore, and Meghan’s time was the #4 time ever run by a freshman. Our 3 “white shirts” all had great races, led by Julianne’s 19:36, showing she is back to form after the injury. We are definitely ready for the state meet this Wednesday.
1. Natalie Haws 18:36.8
2. Candace Eddy 18:37.0
6. Emily Hansen 19:05.6
7. Meghan Hedquist 19:19.4
10. Loren Storey 19:33.1
11. Julianne Wirthlin 19:36.8
12. Hollie King 19:40.6
13. Kelsey Valentine 20:02.6
17. Talya Kussee 20:17.0
22. Lizzy Wallin 20:51.4
Team Scores
26 Davis
62 Fremont
74 Weber
86 Syracuse

We ran smart and finished strong in the boys JV race to come out on top. Colin and Caleb led the team with top 3 finishes. Logan and Garrett fought hard through the race to finish in the top 10. And Jake and Cody came on strong over the last ½ of the race to finish 10th and 12th. With all but Jake coming back next year, we have a solid foundation for the TEAM. Congrats to all the seniors in the race - Jake, Dan, Ryan, and Josh.
1. Colin Cromar 17:28.9
3. Caleb Ward 18:04.5
6. Logan Petty 18:07.8
9. Garrett Allen 18:19.6
10. Jacob Whittaker 18:19.9
12. Cody Robbins 18:21.6
27. Dan Willoughby 19:04.5
35. Adam Seelos 19:19.1
37. Joseph Albrechtson 19:19.9
38. Ryan Thomas 19:20.8
42. Andrew Steinecke 19:26.5
67. Zach Christensen 20:21.2
68. Cade Cloward 20:24.3
79. Josh Tyndall 21:03.0
Team Scores
29 Davis
49 Weber
49 Fremont
107 Viewmont

The varsity boys finished off the day with their 12th straight region title. The most impressive thing about this race was the finish of our 3 through 7 guys being so close together. They have developed a solid pack over the last few races. Spencer and Seth ran side by side helping each other out on their way to a 2-3 finish. If we put together a solid race this next week, we will be in the hunt for a trophy.
2. Spencer Anderson 16:04.0
3. Seth Gutzwiller 16:04.3
9. Jason Thomas 16:32.1
10. Bryce Larsen 16:38.4
11. Jordan Stuart 16:40.9
12. Carston Feigleson 16:42.9
14. Michael King 16:46.3
18. Leland Stenquist 17:01.5
25. Derek Gallacher 17:16.2
27. Bryson Snow 17:20.7
Team Scores
35 Davis
45 Weber
68 Fremont
116 Viewmont

1. State Championships: Wednesday, Oct 17th at Sugarhouse Park (1300 E, 2100 S, SLC) The bus will leave Davis at 1:00 pm. The entire TEAM will be excused and expected to come and support the varsity runners. Girls will race at 3:30, boys race at 4:00.

2. TEAM Pictures: Monday, October 22nd after school - bring your uniforms.

3. TEAM Banquet: Thursday November 1st - 6:00pm

4. TEAM Run-a-thon Fundraiser: Friday, November 2nd, in the evening. More information TBA.

5. Nike TEAM Regionals: November 17th in Tempe, AZ. In the place of the Footlocker trip, the TEAM has been invited to compete in the Nike Regional Meet with a chance to qualify for the National Championships (in Portland on Dec. 1st). The cost of the trip will be about $200 (some of which could be offset through the fundraiser). I would like as many members of the TEAM to come as possible. We could make this as fun and memorable as the Footlocker trip, with more of an emphasis on the TEAM’s performance. I will be sending more information home with the athletes asap. For more information about the meet you can go to:

As we go into this final race of the season, remember that no matter what happens, you are champions. You have sacrificed and worked hard to get to where you are. You have been committed to each other and to achieving greatness together. Our objective is simple: to run the best we can. Let’s go away from the state meet satisfied that we gave our all. Also remember that so much of the joy we should experience at the end of a season comes from the journey. I think we have learned a lot on the way. We have had our struggles and our challenges, but they have made us better and we have overcome them, and for a small moment of your lives (15 to 20 minutes) on Wednesday, we are going to shine.
Thanks for all you have done,
Coach Talley

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