Sunday, April 20, 2014

Davis Track Update - Week 8

Darts - 
I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. It is hard to believe that we are to the final stretch of the track season. Each of the next 4 weeks have something BIG for us to work toward (Davis, BYU, Region, State). I felt like our TEAM made some huge progress this week between the Wednesday dual meet against Syracuse and the Friday Invitational at Woods Cross. You all know I was frustrated with the efforts, attitude, and teamwork on Wednesday - but I could not have been happier about what I saw on Friday evening. At the Woods Cross Invite we saw a TEAM that was working together and supporting each other. We saw individuals who were getting after it in every one of their races/events. We saw some major PRs and had some great surprises. 
We need to carry that same determination, positive attitude, toughness, and TEAM work into our final meets of the season. I want you all competing with purpose - and maybe with a chip on your shoulder - with something to prove. 
I also wanted to thank ALL of you for putting on a great junior high meet on Thursday. We needed help - and we had many of you there to step up and help us put on a meet for what seemed like a thousand (somewhat clueless) junior high track athletes - many of whom are the future of Davis Track & Field, so I greatly appreciate your help and your example and your enthusiasm with those fine young athletes. 

Woods Cross Invitational - I only have time for a quick summary of our success at Woods Cross. Again, we had some great marks - and we added a bunch of new state qualifying marks: Jaron Erickson (15.72 in the 110 Hurdles), Trevor Leavitt (11.08 in the 100m dash), the Boys Medley Relay team (Jordan, Colton, Gabe, and Josh), Matt Calvin (12'06 in the pole vault), the girls 4 x 100 relay team (Olivia, Elise, Sarah, and Rachel), Kenzie Weir and Aubrey Argyle in the 1600 (5:14 and 5:15), Melanie Sullivan and BriAnna Gipson in the 400m (59.54 and 60.10), Jordan Barnett in the 300 Hurdles (46.48), Hannah Albrechtsen and Ally Geisler in the 800m (2:19 and 2:21) and Sam Hedquist in the 3200 (11:31). We also had some major PRs - Palmer Flood in the 300 hurdles (39.98), Lizzi Boyd in the discus (93'), Alicia Stucki in the javelin (98'), Elise Berning in the 200m (26.42), Tatum Beard in the 800 (2:22), Kyle Allred in the discus (136'03), Brady England in the 800 (2:06), Dallin Larsen in the 1600 (4:42), Mitch Perry in the 3200 (10:22), and both of our 4 x 400 teams improved their season best marks by 5 seconds. 
It was a killer meet for us - we were looking like the champions we need to be. Let's prepare in much the same way for the Davis Invite this upcoming week. 
The final girls team scores at Woods Cross were - Davis 215, Syracuse 116, Juab 73.5, Viewmont 64. 
The final boys team scores at Woods Cross were - Davis 193, Woods Cross 138, Syracuse 129, Juab 40.

Girls Performance List is updated at 
Boys Performance List is updated at 

Weber @ Davis (Wednesday 4/23) - We have another dual meet this week at HOME against Weber. In preparation for the Davis Invite, those who are competing at the Davis Invite will do only 1-2 events, and those who are not going to be competing at the Davis Invite will be encouraged to do 3-4 events. The meet will begin at 3:00 and we will run the same schedule that we ran last week against Syracuse. 

Davis Invitational (Saturday 4/26) - The Davis Invitational is our biggest event of the season for the program. I probably have not yet stressed the importance of this track meet for our entire program. Much of the TEAM's success for this year (and every year) is based on how well we put on the Davis Invitational. It is the 2nd oldest invite in the state (this is the 57th year), and we think it is the BEST invitational in the state. But it will only happen with the help from the entire program. Not everyone will be able to compete at the Invite - it is based completely on marks that you have hit so far this season, but EVERYONE is expected to be involved in the Invite. If your marks do not qualify, you can make a huge contribution to the program by being there to volunteer and to do your job as an official or helper. This upcoming week will be spent preparing for the Davis Invite. We will get the field areas ready, clean up any garbage, review all of our duties and jobs, and prepare to have the best looking facility in preparation for the meet. How well we do in putting on the Invite is just as important as how well we compete in the Invite. ALL of you will be required to be at the school at 7:00am on Saturday morning - and we will work until the meet is done and cleaned up at 6:30pm. Please schedule work and anything else around the Invitational. If you are not going to be there - I will need to know in an email. Next Saturday will be worth 10 letter points (toward lettering and your grade for those of you in the class). Please take the meet seriously. 
Tomorrow I will post the schedule and the entries that are accepted into the meet. Thursday we will review all of the jobs/assignments for the meet. Thursday and Friday we will have light workouts - and then we will be prepping for the Invite. 
There will also be some need for parent volunteers. I will send out another email on Tuesday that goes over more details. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

I just want to thank all of you for working hard to make this program something great. I encourage all of you to take pride in what you are doing and take pride in wearing a Davis Track & Field uniform. 
Let's keep the momentum rolling. 
Coach Talley

Remaining Schedule:
4/23 - Weber @ Davis
4/26 - Davis Invitational
4/30 - Davis @ Northridge
5/2-5/3 - BYU Invitational
5/7-5/8 - Region Championships
5/13 - Sophomore Region (For all sophomores and any juniors and seniors who didn't compete at region)
5/16-5/17 - State Championships 

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