Sunday, April 5, 2009

Track Update #5

Darts –
The highlight of this week was definitely the District Championships at Syracuse High School. It was a lot of fun to see our hard work pay off. Both the boys and the girls won in dominating fashion. The boys scored 253 points to outdistance 2nd place Syracuse (120 points), and the girls scored 215 to win over 2nd place Viewmont (90 points). The boys high jump was definitely our strongest event as we scored 31 points. On the girls side, we scored 33 points in both the 1600 and the 3200m runs. Although the weather was still not ideal, the TEAM stayed positive and we had many prs. One championship down, 2 to go.

On the boys side we were led by 1st place finishes by Seth Gutzwiller in the 3200 (9:55) and the 1600 (4:36), Jon Ferguson in the long jump (21’07), Tony Hill in the shot put (52’08), Alec Pectol in the high jump (6’02), Dan Hayward in the pole vault (12’06), Kyler Sprague in the 300 hurdles (41.69) and the 100h (15.74), and our 4 x 800 team of Devin Lang, Ben Keaton, Ben Poulson, and Leland Stenquist. Some other strong performances included: Ryan Avery 2nd in the 100m (11.00), Taylor Carling 2nd in the 200 (22.74), Jon Ferguson 3rd in the 200 (22.84), Benson Richards 4th in the 200 (23.06), Benson Richards 2nd in the 400 (51.94), Ben Poulson 4th in the 400 (52.49), Devin Lang 2nd in the 800 (1:59.52), Curtis Carlisle 5th in the 800 (2:05), Logan Petty 3rd in the 1600 (4:44), Curtis Carlisle 4th in the 3200 (10:13), Carston Feigleson 5th in the 3200 (10:22), Dalton Facer 5th in the 110 hurdles (16.11), Gavin Fowler 5th in the 300 hurdles (44.45), Ryan Avery 2nd in the long jump (21’03) and 2nd in the high jump (6’02), Conrad Daley 3rd in the high jump (6’00), Dalton Facer and Dan Hayward tied for 5th in the high jump (6’00), Ryan Bramhall 4th in the pole vault (11’07), Tony Hill 3rd in the discus (140’03), and Spencer Betker 5th in the javelin (135’07).

On the girls side we were led by 1st place finishes by Brooke Jensen in the 100h (14.70) and the 300h (45.31 – a meet record), Candace Eddy in the 1600 (5:10 – a meet record) and the 3200 (11:13 – a meet record), Dani Figgins in the 200 (25.63 – a meet record), the 4 x 100 team of Kelsey Datwyler, Dani Figgins, Missy Lott, and Sylvia Harrison (50.19), the 4 x 400 team of Rachel Jackson, Dani Figgins, Brittany Sumsion, and Chelsea Jackson (4:04 – a new meet record), and the 4 x 800 team of Meghan Hedquist, Candace Eddy, Jessie Wilding, and Talya Kussee (10:02). Other strong performances came from Boston Workman 5th in the discus (89’06) and 2nd in the javelin (93’02), Dani Figgins 2nd in the 100 (12.64), Brooke Jensen 4th in the 100 (12.93), Tara Anderson 4th in the 200 (27.31), Kelsey Datwyler 5th in the 200 (27.64), Brittany Sumsion 2nd in the 400 (1:01.03), Michelle Clouse 5th in the 400 (62.34), Talya Kussee 2nd in the 800 (2:25) and 4th in the 1600 (5:25), Jessie Wilding 3rd in the 800 (2:26) and 5th in the 1600 (5:36), Meghan Hedquist 2nd in the 1600 (5:18) and 2nd in the 3200 (11:27), Julianne Wirthlin 3rd in the 3200 (11:48), and Emily Hansen 5th in the 3200 (11:57).

Just as important as our top 5 finishers were the many, many prs and season bests which show our improvement and commitment. Nice Job Darts!

Athletes of the Week: Dan Hayward, Spencer Betker, Dani Figgins, Brittany Sumsion

Spring Break: We are meeting on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00am. If you are in town – it is important that you come to the workouts. If you are out of town, it is important that you get some working out in – do the best you can to follow the schedule we handed out or get creative and figure out what you can do on your own. We are at a crucial point in the season where we need to continue to improve and continue to work hard.

Davis Invite Sponsors: If you can find a family or a business to sponsor an event, the sponsorships will be due on Tuesday, April 14th in order to get the sponsorships on the t-shirt. We can still take sponsors after that, we will just be unable to get them on the t-shirt. We appreciate your help with this as it is our TEAM fundraiser for the year. Remember that you will receive a free t-shirt for each sponsor you get.

Next Meet: Wednesday, April 15th will be at Davis against Northridge and Weber. We will begin the meet at 5:00 in the evening and finish the meet under the stadium lights. Should be a fun one.

I hope that you come back from spring break refreshed and ready for 5 more big weeks of track. Let’s make the rest of the season fun and exciting. Thanks for your commitment and desire to be your best. Stay humble and stay hungry.

Coach Talley
(801) 580-8713

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