Sorry for the late update this week. It will be a quick one (I was out of town all weekend). We did have a great week last week with the Davis Super Meet - and we have some very important things coming up . . .
Super Meet - Both the boys and the girls came out victorious at the Super Meet this past Tuesday and Wednesday, but it was definitely a close battle. The girls finished 16 points ahead of Herriman (178-162) and the boys were 18 points ahead of our long-time rival Riverton (187.5-169). We had to fight hard for both victories - and we were pleased with the toughness and the teamwork that our TEAM showed. It was good to see where we stand against some of the best competition in the state. We still have a lot of work in front of us - and hopefully a lot of PRs.
You can see the full results on runnercard at http://results.runnercard.com/Results/results.jsp?meetid=5278
We did a great job competing - but I was also very pleased with all the work that both the boys and girls teams did in putting on a great meet. We got a lot of compliments from opposing coaches letting us know that they were impressed with how well all of our athletes jump in to help run the meet. It is something that I feel makes our program so strong. We have one more big meet - The Davis Invite - on April 26th. We will once again need all your help. A real quick thanks goes out to all of our coaches and volunteers for helping us put on such a smooth meet.
Performance Lists - We will have the TEAM performance lists for both the boys and the girls updated throughout the season on the blog - www.darttrack.blogspot.com - just follow the links at the top of the blog page.
Davis District Championships - The District Championships are this week on Tuesday and Wednesday (25th and 26th) at Syracuse High School. The trials and a few finals in the field events and distance events are on Tuesday, and the remaining finals and relays are on Wednesday. I have attached a schedule with the Davis entries. We are not able to enter everyone on the TEAM in the meet because there are qualifying marks - but we will try to get as many of you in the meet as we can. If you are not on the list, but feel that you should be in a certain event. PLEASE let me know at practice on Monday (or in an email). If you are on the list, but won't be able to attend, also let me know - because there are entry fees for each event we enter you in. Let me know if you or your parents have any other questions. The meet begins at 3:00 on both Tuesday and Wednesday. You will be excused from class at 1:30 both days. Those of you who are not entered in the meet are still encouraged to come out to Syracuse and cheer on your teammates. We will be taking buses out to Syracuse, you are not allowed to drive yourself - but your parents can drive you (or take you home).
Spring Break - We will have a practice on Friday, March 28th at 9:00am. The practice is MANDATORY for all of you who will be in town on Friday. We will NOT be meeting for practice on Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday of spring break - but we will expect you to workout over the break. I will email out some workout suggestions before we hit the break.
TEAM Pictures - Will be on Friday, April 4 after school in the bleachers - bring both your normal uniform and your throwback uniform.
Track Apparel - the t-shirts and the track pants both came in this week. We will get the hoodies in a day or two. There were a few of you who had not paid as of yet - make sure to pay in the office before you pick up your apparel. We will sell whatever is left over after this week.
March 25-26: Davis District Championships @ Syracuse H.S.
April 5: Herriman Invitational (we get to enter 4 athletes per event).
April 9: Davis @ Fremont - this is the next meet where everyone gets to compete and you all get to choose your events (up to 4). Those of you who are not competing at Districts should set some goals for this week and work hard to get there.
Thought of the Week - Although track may seem to be a very individual sport - there is a huge TEAM aspect involved with everything we do. Relays and the overall TEAM score are a big part of it - but we also want you to be a TEAM in the way you train together and push each other in practice, in the way you compete hard for your TEAM and cheer on your TEAMmates as they do the same, and in the way you represent DAVIS TRACK & FIELD at every meet we attend. Focus this week on inspiring and encouraging one another as we fight as a TEAM for the District Championship. Be willing to put your TEAM first and sacrifice with your TEAMmates.
Thanks for all you are doing to make this a stronger TEAM,
ps. - Don't forget to vote (DAILY) for the girls cross country team as the Utah TEAM of the Year - http://www.stateofsportawards.com/team-of-the-year.html
Help us spread the word and get as many votes as we can for the next few weeks.