Sunday, August 28, 2011

Season Update #1 - Grass Relays

Darts -
It is nice to get the season started with a successful showing at the Grass Relays yesterday. Although it was quite hot throughout the morning, we had some very strong early season times. Both our boys and our girls finished up the varsity relay (5 x 2 miles) with 2nd place finishes in a very strong field on both sides. The boys ran our fastest TEAM time in 9 years of running the relays. We finished with a time of 53:53 - which also ranks us in the top 10 team times ever run on the course. We finished 2nd to American Fork (52:48) who looks stronger than expected. We will also see some good competition from the Mountain View team who finished 3rd in 54:31. The boys JV team looked strong and gained the victory in the Junior/Senior division, but we would have been a close 2nd to American Fork in the JV races if they had been combined (also to A.F.). Our boys were led by Preston (5th overall), Brad (6th overall), and Cromar (15th overall). We also had strong JV performances by Allred (2nd in the junior/senior), and Logan (5th in the junior/senior). All of the times are listed at the bottom of this email.
The girls finished with a time of 65:44 to finish 2nd by about :30 behind a very strong Skyline team. It was a very positive start for our girls in both the Varsity and the JV races. We had 16 girls run under 14:00 - our previous most was 11. If we combine our 5 best times of the day, we are right behind the time our state championship TEAM ran a year ago. The girls would have won both of the JV races as well - with 5 of the top 18 places in the freshman/sophomore race, and 8 of the top 21 in the junior/senior race. Our girls were led by Shea (5th overall) and Ellie (9th overall). We also had great performances by Ashley (winning junior/senior), Kami (5th in the junior/senior), and Aimee-Hannah-Chelsey (who finished 2-3-4 in the freshman/sophomore race). All of the times are listed at the bottom of this email.
I thought overall we had some ups and downs - but mostly ups. Our TEAM looks strong coming off of a solid summer - and we hope to improve from where we are. I hope that some of you were excited about your performances and thinking about how you can run even faster and stronger, and I know that some of you left the race feeling slightly unsatisfied - or maybe even a bit discouraged. To those of you who were a little down after the race - I say, it is only one race. We have many more opportunities to test ourselves. Don't beat yourselves up over the first race. Stay positive and stay motivated. Running is full of ups and downs - but the great thing is that you will always get another chance at redemption. I will be watching for each of you to step it up in the next few weeks. As you gain experience and fix your mistakes and get stronger (both mentally and physically) we hope that you will show us what you are really made of. One of the things I felt we can work on as a TEAM is racing with passion - really racing, not just running hard. One of the things I thought we did great as a TEAM was to support each other and cheer for each other (we were the best TEAM out there at showing support for our runners).

Coming up this week -
Monday - we are doing mile repeats at Lagoon trails - we might be done with practice a little later than normal, but we will try to hurry.
Wednesday - Pre-Region at Layton Park. The boys JV will race at 3:30, all girls will race at 3:50, and the varsity boys will race at 4:10 (this will be the top 10 boys from the grass relays). We will be excused from school at 1:45 and leave on the bus at 2:00. I will send an excuse list to the junior highs for 1:45 as well. 9th graders from Kaysville and Farmington should try to be on the bus at 2:00. 9th graders from Fairfield and Centennial can meet us at Layton Park as close to 2:15 as possible.
Thursday - just a reminder that the parents' night has been changed to Thursday, September the 8th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria at Davis High. BYU Men's Cross Country Coach - Ed Eyestone will be our guest speaker this year. I have heard him speak a few times before, and it is very inspiring. Don't miss it.
Saturday - we will meet at the school at 7:00am - most likely to travel to the Ogden trails for a distance run.

Eligibility - if you have not finished your eligibility papers or paid your fee, please do so early this week.

12:34 Shea Martinez
12:40 Ellie Child
13:06 Joanna Boyd
13:10 Ashley Tyndall
13:24 Aimee Vance
13:25 Hannah Albrechtsen
13:26 Chelsey Johnson
13:27 Kami Dixon
13:35 Emily Hammond
13:36 Sadie Hutchinson
13:39 Madison Bledsoe
13:49 Becca Albrechtsen
13:52 Brooke Gutzwiller
13:56 Nalany Resek
13:57 Sierra Haslam
13:57 Josey Hedquist
14:01 McKenzie Weir
14:02 Janice Hartvigsen
14:10 Sierra Graham
14:24 Mikell Wood
14:28 Elise Anderson
14:37 Liz Ashby
14:57 Michaela Uresk
15:07 Shaylee Argyle
15:08 Katie Frandsen
15:13 Madie McCleary
15:18 Whitney Williams
15:20 Megan Parker
15:27 Nicole Steinicke
15:59 Nicole Wood
16:12 Sarah Parker
16:57 Sophie Cottrell
17:55 Elizabeth Martineau

10:26 Preston Johnson
10:27 Brad Nye
10:48 Brayden Cromar
10:55 Austin Allred
11:01 Skylar Williams
11:04 Logan Wood
11:11 Alex Hedquist
11:12 Andrew Aposhian
11:13 Jackson Sagers
11:15 Hayden Hansen
11:19 Ryan Lee
11:24 Taylor Goldsberry
11:35 Phillip Baker
11:43 Sam Haws
11:43 Korbin Birrell
12:03 Josh Ward
12:03 Ryan Tanner
12:05 Ethan Stuart
12:05 Tommy Moncur
12:21 Ryan Clark
12:30 Trevor Fry
12:33 Kimball Potter
12:43 Rex Sumsion
12:50 Devin Farnsworth
12:55 Blake Garrett
13:02 Caleb Gipson
13:07 Isaac Clouse
13:09 Zach Wilde
13:22 Josh Martineau
13:33 Dan Wybrow
13:35 Calder Craven
14:07 Jackson Rayl
14:08 Will Schwarzwalder
14:10 Brady England
14:20 J.R. Oldham
14:23 Jed Brough
14:44 Mitch Perry
15:14 Nathaniel Neubert
15:18 Brigham Valentine
15:32 Scott Taylor
15:38 Tanner Horrocks
15:50 Josh Valentine

Saturday, August 20, 2011

2011 Dart Challenge Results

20th Annual Dart 5k Challenge
August 20, 2011 @ Barnes Park
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny. Course: 5000 meters on asphalt, flat
Men’s Race Record - 14:43 by Jared Ward, 2011
Women's Race Record - 17:20 by Morgan Haws 2011

Boys/Mens Results
1. 14:43 Jared Ward BYU 22
2. 15:33 Brad Nye Davis 17
3. 16:00 Joe White BYU 19
4. 16:05 Preston Johnson Davis 16
5. 16:17 James Moore 26
6. 16:19 Skylar Williams Davis 15
7. 16:23 Austin Neuner USU 18
8. 16:42 Brayden Cromar Davis 16
9. 16:43 Logan Petty UVU 19
10. 16:53 Alex Hedquist Davis 16
11. 16:56 Austin Allred Davis 17
12. 17:00 Andrew Aposhian Davis 16
13. 17:07 Devin Healey 32
14. 17:08 Jackson Sagers Davis 16
15. 17:44 Taylor Goldsberry Davis 17
16. 18:05 Brandon Yardley Syracuse 17
17. 18:07 Korbin Birrell Davis 16
18. 18:09 Sam Haws Davis 16
19. 18:10 Ryan Lee Davis 16
20. 18:38 Zach Schofield 18
21. 18:42 Ryan Tanner Davis 16
22. 18:48 Hayden Hansen Davis 16
23. 18:55 Tom Hill 16
24. 19:05 Phillip Baker Davis 16
25. 19:08 Alex White Davis 15
26. 19:13 Trevor Fry Davis 16
27. 19:16 Ethan Stuart Davis 15
28. 19:20 Tommy Moncur Davis 15
29. 19:20 Joseph Bailey Davis 15
30. 19:20 Matt Spencer 29
31. 19:22 Steve Petty 48
32. 19:25 Jed Brough Davis 16
33. 19:28 Josh Ward Davis 14
34. 19:30 Orson Thornton 39
35. 19:42 Mike Weston 33
36. 19:45 Isaac Clouse Davis 16
37. 20:01 Devin Farnsworth Davis 16
38. 20:06 Caleb Gipson Davis 14
39. 20:15 Dan Wybrow Davis 17
40. 20:16 Kimball Potter Davis 15
41. 20:29 Mike McGrath 43
42. 20:39 Blake Garrett Davis 16
43. 20:45 Jackson Rayl Davis 14
44. 20:59 Nate Lee Davis 18
45. 21:02 Devon Hansen 44
46. 21:23 Marv Haws 53
47. 21:46 William Sheppard 39
48. 22:25 Mark Hammond 21
49. 22:25 Calder Craven 15
50. 22:38 Adam Aposhian Davis 13
51. 22:55 Kenneth Marrott 35
52. 22:58 J.R. Oldham Davis 15
53. 23:35 John Garrett 45
54. 24:10 Nathaniel Neubert Davis 14
55. 24:11 Scott Taylor Davis 16
56. 24:17 Jared Benjamin 14
57. 24:20 Chris Hedquist 44
58. 25:13 Kraig Graham 49
59. 25:33 Evan Mongie Davis 15
60. 25:58 Miura Yoshito 18
61. 26:11 Jacob Harlan 31
62. 26:14 Zachary Neubert Davis 17
63. 26:31 Jalen Anderton 9
64. 26:36 Matt Harlan 28
65. 26:44 Austin Andersen 20
66. 26:45 Jonathan Freebairn 33
67. 27:23 Spencer Anderson 9
68. 27:23 Brad Anderson 34
69. 27:28 Ryan Johnson 10
70. 27:30 Kyle Steinicke 10
71. 27:53 Joe Bouley 56
72. 27:53 Jace Card 15
73. 28:00 Dallas Mixon Davis 15
74. 28:16 Trevor Alters 30
75. 28:28 Nate Stuart 44
76. 29:31 Larry Mixon 42
77. 29:39 Kent Card 49
78. 30:02 Jake Gipson 11
79. 30:02 Justin Gipson 38
80. 30:40 Joshua Tyndall 21
81. 34:02 Kenny Rayl 41
82. 34:36 Spencer Hull 17

Girls/Womens Results
1. 17:20 Morgan Haws BYU 24
2. 17:25 Andrea North 24
3. 18:32 Allie Scott 24
4. 19:12 Shea Martinez Davis 16
5. 19:48 Joanna Boyd Davis 15
6. 20:07 Ellie Child Davis 16
7. 20:09 Emily Hammond Davis 16
8. 20:39 Ashley Tyndall Davis 15
9. 20:39 Becca Albrechtsen Davis 17
10. 20:44 Brooke Gutzwiller Davis 17
11. 20:47 Hannah Haws Davis 17
12. 21:02 Sadie Hutchinson Davis 16
13. 21:06 Kenzie Weir Davis 15
14. 21:08 Kami Dixon Davis 16
15. 21:18 Sierra Haslam Davis 16
16. 21:19 Janice Hartvigsen Davis 17
17. 21:22 Aimee Vance Davis 15
18. 21:23 Hannah Albrechtsen Davis 15
19. 21:32 Madison Bledsoe Davis 15
20. 21:42 Sierra Graham Davis 15
21. 21:59 Josey Hedquist Davis 14
22. 22:27 Elise Anderson Davis 15
23. 22:28 Mikell Wood Davis 16
24. 23:08 Michaela Uresk Davis 16
25. 23:15 Shaylee Argyle Davis 16
26. 23:25 Anni Andersen USU 18
27. 23:34 Whitney Williams Davis 17
28. 23:59 Katie Frandsen Davis 16
29. 23:59 Megan Parker Davis 17
30. 24:08 Liz Ashby Davis 16
31. 24:28 Nicole Steinicke Davis 14
32. 25:02 Shelby Cadwell Syracuse 17
33. 25:20 Deveri Thornton 36
34. 25:22 Julia Anderson 18
35. 25:22 Tracey Munson 18
36. 26:10 Kathrine Harlan 29
37. 26:13 Sophie Cottrell Davis 14
38. 26:15 Nicole Lavely 17
39. 26:47 Lisa Wood 40
40. 27:00 Caprice Little 20
41. 27:45 Elizabeth Martineau Davis 17
42. 27:52 Sara Bouley 41
43. 27:59 Natalie Ward 47
44. 28:25 Katie Stuart 11
45. 28:27 Wendy Aposhian 39
46. 29:18 Megan Tyndall Davis 16
47. 29:18 Carissa Uresk Davis 15
48. 29:41 Sara Williams 12
49. 30:53 Christine Stuart 42
50. 31:22 Heidi Foss 35
51. 31:44 Graycie Rayl 8
52. 31:44 Angi Rayl 37
53. 32:08 Jami Robison-Healey 28
54. 32:58 Megumi Anderson 13
55. 33:04 Melanie Fry 21
56. 33:13 Venice Anderson 52
57. 33:21 Monique Freestone 19
58. 33:42 Bailey Northan 14
59. 33:43 Makenna Montano 14
60. 34:01 Sydnie Rayl 12
61. 37:38 Diane Anderson 57

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Update - Week 10

Darts -
It is hard to believe that we are down to the final 2 weeks of summer training. For the most part, I am pleased with the first 10 weeks. We have had our ups and downs, but I have seen a lot of improvement and commitment, and we are accomplishing our goal of building a solid base for our TEAM and I think many of you are going to be ready for the season. The final 2 weeks of the summer means it is time to get more intense with our training. For those of you who have been running higher mileage (50+ for the boys and 40+ for the girls) these last 2 weeks might even be slightly lower as we add in some more intervals and the Dart Challenge 5k (August 20th). I know that at times during the summer it is a challenge to stay motivated and to run on your own - but these last 2 weeks you have got to find some motivation to be consistently running. It will really prepare you for the first week of school when we begin to meet every day after school as a TEAM.
High Altitude Camp was a HUGE success. We were worried about the weather going into the camp, but we got lucky and were able to have a solid week of training and a fun week of playing. I want to thank all of the parents who helped with the driving and especially the parents who were able to camp with us through part or all of the week. Thanks to Brad and his kids, and Janae and Kenneth for all of their help in making the camp memorable. Thanks to the alumni who were able to come - you will all be greatly missed. And thanks to the athletes who earned the opportunity to attend the camp and made it so much fun. I was proud of the work we put in this past week, I was proud of your attitudes and your excitement for what we are doing, and I was proud of our TEAM for being unified and well-behaved. I didn't get to announce our "camper of the week" - but that was Brooke Gutzwiller. Thanks, Brooke, for always being so helpful and for working so hard and setting an example to us all. We are going to be doing things like cross country camp throughout the year (Bob Firman in Boise, Nike Regionals in Arizona, Simplot in Pocatello, and other fun things). The way to be involved in those things is to work hard, be committed and dedicated, and show me that you want to be part of the group that gets to do the extra things we do as a TEAM. I put some camp pictures on facebook - I don't think you need to be a "friend" of mine to see them - feel free to check them out. Good Times.
At cross country camp, we talked a lot about setting goals and doing the work it takes to accomplish your goals. I hope that you all have some type of purpose with your running. It does not matter what level of runner you are, you can all make contributions to our TEAM, and you can all learn to push yourselves and accomplish your own goals. We definitely like to win and be successful, but more importantly, we like to see you learning and growing and improving as runners and as individuals. As we begin racing in the next few weeks, do your best to analyze how your running is going and what kinds of things you can do to improve. Janae stresses the "little things" with running (abs, lifting, stretching, hydrating, diet, icing, etc) - all of those things combined can really make a big difference - and can really help you to see some progress. I would like to add PATIENCE to that list. Be positive through your challenges and setbacks. Realize that it takes time to see the improvements and the progress. It doesn't always happen overnight - or even over one season. Just because you might not be where you want to be right away, doesn't mean you should get discouraged or quit. One of the things that makes running so rewarding is that it takes time - and that it is NOT easy. The toughness of it, the challenges you will face, and the ups and downs are what will help you to feel satisfaction and pride for what you are able to do.
I hope that each of you will put a lot of heart and a lot of passion into the next few weeks of training and racing. I want to see people doing their best and learning from their mistakes. We are not going to see perfection right away, but we can give our best efforts from the start. I will never ask you to be a state champion - but I will ask you to do your best. The pre-season cross country polls have our boys ranked 6th in the U.S. ( It is a little higher than I thought we would start - but it is totally within our reach. The girls' TEAM is going to have a lot of new faces on our varsity, and some people are probably not expecting us to be that tough - but I am seeing a TEAM that is filled with excitement, teamwork, and toughness. And I think our girls are going to surprise a lot of people - and even have a shot at another state championship. On both sides we can accomplish some remarkable things this fall as a TEAM. We are going to need to stay humble, passionate, and tough. And we are going to have to be a TEAM the whole way through.
*Make sure to send in your mileage for last week and any other weeks you haven't sent in. If you are not sure how much you ran at camp - just tell me camp + what you did on Saturday.

This week's workouts:
Tuesday, August 9th (tomorrow) - Meet at Barnes Park at 7:00am - we are going to do a 3 mile tempo run and a few strides on the grass. (This was not on the original schedule).
Thursday, Auguts 11th - Meet at Davis at 7:00am - we are running up to Nichols Park for some intervals.

Dart Challenge 5k: I will have registration fliers at all of the practices from now until the race. I will also send out an email. I hope that all of you are planning on running (even if you are not "ready" for it). It is how we start the season, and it is expected that you be there. It will be on August 20th at 8:00am at Barnes Park. Try to recruit some friends, family, or neighbors to join us.

Season Schedule:
August 20 Dart Challenge 5k
August 27 Grass Relays, American Fork
August 31 Pre-Region, Layton Park
September 10 BYU Invite, BYU
September 14 Davis County Championships, Layton Park
September 16 Murray Invitational, Murray Park
September 21 Open Meet @ Fremont
September 24 Bob Firman Invite, Boise, ID
September 28 Open Meet @ Syracuse
September 30 Orem Invitational, UVU Campus
October 5 Open Meet @ Davis (Barnes Park)
October 12 Region Championships, Layton Park
October 19 State Championships, Sugarhouse Park
November 19 Nike Southwest Regional, AZ
December 3 Nike Cross Nationals, Portland, OR

Shoes: Make sure that you are training in good running shoes. Striders in Layton is a great place to go - because they get you in the right pair of shoes. For cross country racing, it is good to get a pair of cross country spikes. Look for ones with rubber soles that have places for spikes (even if you don't end up racing with the spikes in) plus you can wear them when we get to indoor and outdoor track. is a good place to order shoes - and they sometimes have some great deals. Although cross country racing shoes are not necessary, I definitely encourage you to pick up a pair - because they will help you race faster. Here are some links to some good shoes from eastbay -
Mens - Saucony Kilkenny -
Mens - Saucony Shay -
Mens - Nike Zoom Waffle Racer -
Womens - Saucony Shay -
Womens Saucony Kilkenny -
Womens Nike Jana Star -

Bair Gutsman - Congrats to graduates Logan Petty, Adam Mathias, and Matt Swanson for their top 10 finishes at the Bair Gutsman last Saturday - definitely one of the toughest races you can run. All 3 of them got lost, but they were all able to finish strong.

Keep up the good running -
Coach Talley