Nice job on a very busy week. We have put in a lot of hard work and we have raced pretty hard through the first half of the season. I don't have time this weekend to type up all of the Davis results, but you can look at the District Championship Results from Wednesday at http://davisxc.blogspot.com/2010/09/district-championship-results.html. I will email the Provo Bulldog 5k results out as soon as I get them from the meet (they still have not sent them out).
The District Championships went extremely well. We had a record 15 girls make the all-time list (sub 19:20), and also a record 14 boys make the list (sub 15:31). We also set the all-time team time record (top 5 times) for the boys - breaking the 1991 Veiwmont team record. It was an impressive outing as we perfect scored the JV Boys, perfect scored the JV girls, and had all 7 varsity girls in the top 10, and 6 of 7 varsity boys in the top 10.
The Provo Bulldog Invitational was on a tough course that ended up measuring closer to 3.2 miles. It was our first time on the course, and it was fun to try a different race. The girls looked very strong this weekend as they perfect scored the JV race in a field of nearly 30 teams. We also came away with a victory in the varsity girls, although I don't yet know the scores. Shea was the overall winner for the 5th time this season - establishing herself as one of the top in the state in any division. Meghan ran a tough race to come back from a rough start and finish 3rd (2nd fastest from 5A). Abby and Anni worked well together to move up through the pack and take 12th and 13th. Joanna stepped up big for us and finished 20th rounding out our top 5.
The boys JV pulled off a 1 point victory over the American Fork JV squad (#1 team in the country). We were led by strong races from Adam Mathias and Skylar Williams. On the varsity side, we ran well as a pack, but looked a little tired - which is to be expected after the hard work we have been putting in and the strong race on Wednesday. We are still on track to hit our TEAM goals - but we have to keep believing and we have to stay focused. Our top 5 all finished in the top 20 (Neuner, Cromar, Johnson, White, Nye) and Swanson had a great race as our 6th man, but we ended up finishing 3rd to American Fork and Pineview (the 2 other nationally ranked teams).
It is important that we regroup on all sides and really prepare for the Bob Firman Invitational. The girls and the boys will both be racing for top 3 finishes in both the elite and the large school varsity races. Really take care of yourselves this week. By that I mean eat well (and eat plenty), hydrate (looks to be about 75-80 degrees), and get your sleep. We will have 1 hard workout this week on Tuesday on the track.
Athletes of the Week:
Shea Martinez - 2 solid victories
Joanna Boyd - ran tough in both races - especially as our #5 at Provo
Julia Anderson - always pushing her hardest
Matt Swanson - stepped up big-time at the Provo race
Adam Mathias - ran smart and strong at Provo
Curtis Knight - continues to improve and I like his attitude
Bob Firman - We are leaving early on Friday morning. I have sent home itineraries (which I will email out tomorrow from my school computer). The $100 is due in the office by Tuesday (bring me the receipt). Let me know if you or your parents have any questions. We will be working out all details this upcoming week.
Remaining Race Schedule:
Sept 25 - Bob Firman, Boise, ID
Sept 29 - region meet @ Davis (Barnes Park)
Oct 6 - region meet @ Syracuse
Oct 13 - Region Championships @ Layton Park
Oct 20 - State Championships @ Sugarhouse Park
Congrats to Caitlin Miller and Cade Cloward for finishing their first marathon this past weekend at Top of Utah.
Thanks for all you have done so far. Keep up the good work. The season will be over before you know it.