Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dart Track Update

Darts - I hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter weekend and that you are looking forward to your spring break. I also hope that you are not planning on being lazy during the next week. This is still a very critical week in preparing for some important upcoming meets. 

District Championships - we had a dominating TEAM performance from both the girls and the boys at the District Meet at Syracuse on Tuesday and Wednesday. The boys scored 272 points to finish first over Syracuse (117) and Woods Cross (86). The girls scored 241 points to beat Northridge (72) and Viewmont (70.5). In the combined scores, we had 513 points and the 2nd most was 173.5 from Syracuse. Although there were way too many highlights to go through them all, our 1st place finishers were: Bailey Carling in the 100m (12.58), Hailee Carattini in the 100m Hurdles (15.47), Christine Van Brocklin in the 300m Hurdles (47.25), Taylor Cox in the 800m (2:19), Shea Martinez in the 1600m (4:58 - Meet Record), Jessica Richardson in the shot put (37'08), Kaylee Brown in the discus (112'11), Camille Stringham in the long jump (17'00), Trevor Leavitt in the 200m (22.13), Brayden Cromar in the 1600m (4:20), Stokton Smith in the 3200m (9:55), Ben Bracken in the shot put (51'05), Jeff Whittaker in the Javelin (162'06), Andrew Tyndall in the pole vault (12'06), and we finished 1st in all 8 relays - including a meet record of 4:10 in the girls medley relay. Full results for the District Championships can be found at
We scored a ton of points with our depth (places 2-8), and we scored in nearly every event for both girls and boys (all but one). One of our most impressive statistics was our season bests - the girls had 91 season bests, and the boys had 122 season bests - in all we had over 200 marks that were our best of the season. We are continuing to improve - and we would really like to keep that momentum going after spring break. 

UVU Invitational - We had a small number of athletes compete in the UVU Invitational on Saturday. Our placers included: Christine Van Brocklin - 4th in the 100m hurdles; Seth Fortin - 1st in the 100m dash; Girls 4 x 100m relay - 3rd place; boys 4 x 100m relay - 2nd place; Marcus Daley - 1st in the long jump and 6th in the high jump; Andrew Tyndall - 2nd in the pole vault; Ben Bracken - 2nd in the shot put and 2nd in the discus; Jeff Whittaker - 4th in the javelin; Jessica Richardson - 3rd in the shot put and 4th in the discus; and Kaylee Brown was 7th in the discus. Even with such a small contingent of athletes, we finished 2nd in the boys with 53 points. If anyone is interested in the UVU results, they are posted at

Spring Break Workouts - if you are in town, we are meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 9:00am at the track. The workouts should not be really long - we are just looking to maintain what we have built and maybe fine tune a few of the skill events (jumps/hurdles/throws). The workouts are mandatory if you are in town. We will set the letter boards out - and all spring break points will be bonus points (2 points per day). If you are out of town - do your best to get some workouts in. If you can find a track, great, but if not - then find a hill or a path or a park or a treadmill or whatever you can find in order to workout. Everyone can also put in some core work during spring break. We will not meet Thursday - Saturday, but you are encouraged to be doing some work on your own. 

Arcadia Invitational - A small group of Davis athletes have qualified for the Arcadia Invitational and will be competing on Friday-Saturday (April 5-6) in California. I will include their performances in the next update. It is one of the premier high school meets in the country. In an attempt to raise some money for the trip, some of those athletes are holding a car wash on Tuesday from 11:00am until 2:30pm at the Triple Stop Chevron at 1034 W. Gentile in Layton. The tickets are $10. If any of you or your parents would like to get their car washed and support your teammates, please see Seth Fortin or one of the other athletes who are going to Arcadia. Thanks.

Upcoming Schedule - 
April 10 - Weber @ Davis
April 13 - Grizzly Invitational at Logan High School (we are allowed to enter 4 athletes per event)
April 17 - Davis @ Layton
April 24 - Northridge @ Davis
April 27 - Davis Invitational

Continue to take pride in being part of the Davis Track & Field program. Be the best in all that you do. Have a great week - I will see a bunch of you in the mornning - 
Coach Talley

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