We went into the region meet looking for some teamwork, focus, and toughness - we saw all of that and so much more. It was truly a TEAM victory for both the boys and the girls. Congrats to each of you who represented your school and our program with so much heart. It was fun to be a part of such a great team win. I was especially impressed with your teamwork - with the way you competed for each other and showed so much support and excitement for each other. We were tough and positive in the less-than-perfect weather conditions - and it brought us two region titles.
We had many strong performances that helped us earn the girls title: Elise Berning ran a PR to place 4th in the 100m dash (12.82); Olivia Richards had a PR to place 5th in the 100m hurdles (15.22); Melanie Sullivan, Elise Berning, and Brittney Rounkles scored big in the 200m with a 3-4-6 finish; we scored major points in the 300 hurdles where Jordan Barnett and Ruby Jane Mathewson finished 1-2 and Megan Rowe and Olivia Richards added 4th and 6th (26 points in one event); Melanie and BriAnna Gipson finished 2nd and 5th in the 400m Dash; our biggest event point total came in the 800m where we placed 6 in the top 7 with a victory for Ally Geisler in 2:17 followed by Courtney Wayment, Aubrey Argyle, Josey Hedquist, Tatum Beard, and Miah Weaver (32 points); the same girls scored 24 points in the 1600m with Aubrey getting the victory in 5:06; Miah Weaver and Sam Hedquist qualified for state and finished 2-4 in the 3200m; and all three of our relays picked up 1st place points. In the field events, we had solid performances from Anna Ferrell (2nd in the javelin), Alicia Stucki (5th in the javelin), Lizzi Boyd (3rd in the discus), Emma Calder (5th in the discus), Kenzie Sagers (6th in the discus), Kathryn Wilde (7th in the shot put), Eliza Jackson (7th in the high jump), and our girls pole vaulters - Paige Erickson (1st), Liz Jones (3rd), Nikki Hemsley (4th), Ashley Sullenger (6th), Ashlee Lawson (7th), and Ashley Harris (8th). It was a very well-rounded attack as we scored in all but one event.
The boys were equally as strong: in the 100m dash, we finished 1-3-6 with Ty Hinds as the champion in 10.94 and Jake Moffett and Jordan Goldsberry also scoring; Jaron Erickson and Palmer Flood finished 2-4 in the 110 hurdles; we scored big in the 300m hurdles with a 2-3-4-7 finish from Palmer, Kelton Johnson, Jaron, and Taylor Southwick; Jordan Goldsberry and Jaxon Wernli were 4-5 in the 400m dash; we had 4 boys in the top 7 (all under 2:00) in the 800m with Logan MacKay in 1st - setting a region record at 1:53.89 followed by Josh Ward (2nd), Dallin Larsen (4th) and Camren Todd (7th); our biggest point event on the boys side was the 1600 with Josh (1st), Stokton (2nd), Logan (3rd), Colter Blanchard (7th), and Camren (8th) for 27 points; Colton Rimann and Bryce Ferguson finished 3-4 in the 3200 and both qualified for state; and we finished first in 2 relays (4 x 100 and medley) and 2nd in the 4 x 400 with our best time of the season (3:22). We were also very strong in the field events with Dallin Baires scoring big and winning the shot put and placing 2nd in the discus; KJ Bishop and Will Vandermerwe finished 5-7 in the javelin; we finished 1-2-4-6 in the long jump with sophomore Jonny Thornton getting the win followed by Hunter Simonsen, Nate Welling, and Matt Calvin - the jumps have been strong for us all year; big points came from the high jump with Hunter in 1st, Nate Allred in 3rd, and Logan Baird in 5th; and the pole vaulters picked up 23 points with Matt Calvin (2nd), Brigham Valentine and Taylor Southwick (tied for 3rd), Jaxon Potter (6th), and Justin Godfrey (7th). We scored in EVERY event and really showed some solid TEAM efforts with guys working hard together and competing as a TEAM.
Boys Team Scores:
1. Davis 253
2. Syracuse 131
3. Weber 67.5
4. Viewmont 66.5
5. Fremont 58
6. Layton 30
7. Northridge 17
Girls Team Scores
1. Davis 218.5
2. Syracuse 143.5
3. Weber 93
4. Fremont 82
5. Northridge 44.5
6. Viewmont 29
7. Layton 19
Sophomore Region - Tuesday, 3:00pm @ Davis - those of you not in the track class will be excused at 2:00pm. This is a meet for ALL Sophomores and for any juniors and seniors who did not get to compete in the region championships. It will follow the normal dual meet schedule - starting with the girls hurdles at 3:00pm. In the field events, girls will go first in the high jump, pole vault, and discus - boys will be first in the long jump, javelin, and shot put. Those of you who are not competing should come and help where possible. Thanks!
State Championships - Friday-Saturday, May 15-16 at BYU. We will be be passing around the excuse list this week for those who would like to attend on Friday. I hope that many of you who aren't competing will come down both Friday and Saturday and show your support and provide energy for your teammates. We will be in contention for the state title on both sides. The cost for students is $6 per day and the cost for adults is $10 per day. I will send out another email this week with the schedule and some more details for those interested. We will be taking 2-3 buses each day. You can see the state schedule at http://www.uhsaa.org/btrack/2015/Info.pdf
We will have a TEAM pasta dinner for those competing at State and any senior captains on Wednesday night at 6:00pm at Shawna Cox's house. We are looking for a few parents to help with the dinner and some parents to send some food (breadsticks, salads, and healthy desserts).
TEAM Barbecue and Awards Banquet - We will have a bbq and awards ceremony at Barnes Park (pavilion by the sand volleyball) on Friday, May 29th at 5:30pm. I hope that all of you can make it. It will be for athletes only because of the size of our team.
Cross Country Summer Meeting - will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 3:00pm in Coach Talley's room (2512). We will go over our summer schedule and hand out information about upcoming training. Cross Country Camp will be on August 3-7 for those of you who were wondering.
Uniform Turn In: You will have 3 opportunities to turn in your uniforms. Please have them washed and ready to turn in - everyone needs to turn in their uniform tops, and anyone who checked out gold shorts will need to turn them in as well. PLEASE either turn them in this Wednesday, May 13th (if you are not participating at state), or Next Week Wednesday, May 20th or Thursday, May 21st. After May 21st, there will be a late fee of $20 entered on your account at the school.