We had a great showing at the Woods Cross Invitational. Both the boys and the girls came out victorious, and I felt like we had quite a few breakthrough performances that we really needed at this point in the season. The conditions were nearly perfect, and we took full advantage of it. The girls won with a score of 237. 2nd place was Woods Cross with 97 and then Viewmont with 91. The boys scored 222 to win over Syracuse (146) and Woods Cross (140). Some of the big prs we had included Christine Van Brocklin in the 100 Hurdles (15.29), Seth Fortin in the 100m Dash (11.04), Andrew Aposhian in the 1600m Run (4:27), the girls 4 x 100 team (49.02), the boys 4 x 100 team (42.90), Trevor Leavitt in the 400 (49.85), Shea Martinez in the 400 (57.79), Libby Fowler in the 300 hurdles (48.79), Ellie Child in the 800 (2:15), Taylor Goldsberry in the 800 (2:01), Bailey Carling in the 200 (26.54), all 4 boys in the 200 - Seth (22.06), Trevor (22.39), Kyle (22.56), and Steve (23.80), Trace Arbon in the pole vault (12'08), Carson Hunt in the long jump (19'07), Ben Bracken in the shot put (46'03), Jessica Richardson in the discus (115'), and Michelle Clark in the javelin (115'). Full results can be found at www.runnercard.com
One of the things I thought a lot about after the meet was how important it is to stay positive when you feel as though you are working hard and doing everything you can to improve, but things just aren't clicking. We have had a lot of examples on our TEAM of individuals who have kept working hard and are now seeing the improvements. It has taken some patience, but they are now having the breakthroughs. Michelle Clark my have felt 'stuck' in the 95-100 foot range in the javelin, but she has stayed positive and has continued to work hard and on Friday she had a huge breakthrough in the javelin with her winning 115 foot throw. Seth Fortin has stayed positive with his 100 - expecting to run in the 11 flat range, but it took some time for it to come and on Friday he popped an 11.04 (Davis #5 all-time and the #2 time in the state so far). Some of you may feel like you have hit a wall - stay patient, keep doing your best, stick with it, and believe in yourself, and you are going to have your breakthrough. The patience and determination and positive attitude will go a long way over the final 4 weeks of the season.
I like the togetherness and the resilience of our TEAM. Keep working together and pushing each other. Our 4 biggest meets of the year are in these next 4 weeks. It is going to take a strong TEAM effort and a strong commitment from each of you as individuals for us to end the way we want to end this season.
Davis Invitational (April 28) - The week is finally here. It is going to take a lot of work this week to prepare for the Invite. We will be working on preparation nearly every day this week. Getting the field and the track ready to go, learning and perfecting each of our assignments, and really preparing ourselves mentally to put on the best meet and to perform well in front of our home crowd. Take a lot of pride in the program this week. Be willing to help out and get the job done. Our success as a TEAM is dependent on how the Davis Invite goes this year. I thank you for your help in advance. I will post our team's entries and assignments on Monday.
Volunteer Help - We are looking for parents to help with the luncheon. We need a few more dads who would like to help with cutting the meat, and a few other parents who would help with set up and clean up. The luncheon is from 1:45-2:45. We need help with the luncheon from 11:30 until 3:30. Athletes are asked to sign up to bring either 24 rolls, 20 baked potatoes, or a salad (pasta, fruit, green). We will pass around the sign up sheet on Monday and Tuesday.
Dual meet @ Northridge on Wednesday, April 25 - We will use this as a tune-up meet for the Davis Invite. Those of you who do not qualify for the Davis Invite, this will be a great opportunity to try to improve your marks for the region meet. Everyone will be excused at 1:30, and the bus will leave at 1:45.
Wednesday, April 25 @ Northridge
Saturday, April 28 - Davis Invitational
Wednesday, May 2 @ Fremont
Friday & Saturday, May 4-5 - BYU Invitational
Wednesday & Thursday, May 9-10 - Region Championships @ Syracuse
Tuesday, May 15 - Sophomore Region @ TBA
Friday & Saturday, May 18-19 - State Championships @ BYU