Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Open Meet at Syracuse - Girls Results

September 28, 2011 - Weather: 85 degrees, clear, dry, hot
Course: 3.0 miles, four short hills - Course Record: 19:09 by Shea Martinez, Davis 2010
1. 19:56 Karlee Deeter Weber
2. 20:12 Paige Brooks Weber
3. 20:30 Sharlie Dimick Syracuse
4. 20:50 Sam Heaton Weber
5. 21:00 Rudi Zurbuchen Weber
6. 21:09 Hannah Albrechtsen Davis
7. 21:11 Janice Hartvigson Davis
8. 21:15 Megan Jordan Northridge
9. 21:23 Sierra Graham Davis
10. 21:24 Elise Anderson Davis
11. 21:27 Michaela Uresk Davis
12. 21:32 Madison Bledsoe Davis
13. 21:33 Josey Hedquist Davis
14. 21:35 Lynzi Deeter Weber
15. 21:39 Nalany Resek Davis
16. 21:43 Mikaele Peterson Fremont
17. 21:46 Brooke Gutzwiller Davis
18. 22:00 Cheyna Field Syracuse
19. 22:06 Mikell Wood Davis
20. 22:09 Katie Frandsen Davis
21. 22:12 Rachel Markham Syracuse
22. 22:22 Katie Clark Fremont
23. 22:22 Lindsey Bailey Syracuse
24. 22:23 Erin Kibler Syracuse
25. 22:30 Shaylee Argyle Davis
26. 22:38 Mogene Bodily Fremont
27. 22:51 Shelby Cadwell Syracuse
28. 22:55 Destry Enders Weber
29. 23:01 McKenna Heninger Layton
30. 23:03 Marijka Dame Weber
31. 23:05 Devery Starkey Layton
32. 23:21 Madie McCleary Davis
33. 23:22 Jill Anderson Fremont
34. 23:29 Angela Poll Northridge
35. 23:31 Nicole Wood Davis
36. 23:42 Whitney Williams Davis
37. 23:52 Mary Charlesworth Fremont
38. 23:53 Adriana McFarland Syracuse
39. 23:59 Alyse Hartley Fremont
40. 24:02 Ally Ellis Fremont
41. 24:16 Leisha Jones Syracuse
42. 24:17 Melodie Bird Fremont
43. 24:19 Shyli Butters Weber
44. 24:29 Whitney Champlin Northridge
45. 24:34 Sarah Parker Davis
46. 24:45 Kjersti Matheson Weber
47. 24:45 Roxy Hedges Weber
48. 24:51 Kara VanBeekum Fremont
49. 24:55 Karlee Combe Weber
50. 25:10 Sophie Cottrell Davis
51. 25:23 Kayla Berryman Syracuse
52. 25:23 Sidney Baker Layton
53. 25:35 Katelyn Davidson Syracuse
54. 25:40 Ellie Workman Weber
55. 25:44 Becca Jacobsen Syracuse
56. 25:45 Lauren Busby Syracuse
57. 26:02 Mallory Ashby Syracuse
58. 26:12 Melissa Shinn Davis
59. 26:13 Maddy Neyts Syracuse
60. 26:23 Nicole Lavely Syracuse
61. 26:28 Erin Hansen Weber
62. 26:46 Jaycie Smith Syracuse
63. 27:05 Madyson Henrie Weber
64. 28:08 Erin Ashmead Layton
65. 28:09 Elizabeth Martineau Davis
66. 29:32 Claudia Lopez-Cascon Syracuse
67. 30:35 Abby Jensen Layton
68. 31:25 Savanna Jackson Fremont

25 Weber (1, 2, 4, 5, 13) 22, 24
40 Davis (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 11, 12
71 Syracuse (3, 15, 16, 18, 19) 21, 28
104 Fremont (14, 17, 20, 26, 27) 29, 30
144 Layton (23, 25, 31, 32, 33)
Inc Team - Northridge

Open Meet at Syracuse - Boys Results

September 28, 2011 - Weather: 85 degrees, clear, dry, hot
Course: 3.0 miles, four short hills - Course Record: 16:22 by Austin Costley, Syracuse, 2009
1. 16:36 Brandon Yardley Syracuse
2. 16:58 Jaxon Hansen Syracuse
3. 17:02 Shane Goudy Northridge
4. 17:08 Parker Greenhalgh Syracuse
5. 17:10 Will Barlow Weber
6. 17:12 Jeff Michel Syracuse
7. 17:12 Eric Stakebake Weber
8. 17:15 Landon Greenhalgh Syracuse
9. 17:18 Phillip Baker Davis
10. 17:19 Frank Owens Syracuse
11. 17:33 Mike Russell Syracuse
12. 17:40 Sam Haws Davis
13. 17:42 Seth Thompson Davis
14. 17:50 Stetson Hohman Weber
15. 17:51 Ryan Haltli Weber
16. 17:53 Korbin Birrell Davis
17. 17:53 Thomas Hill Syracuse
18. 17:55 Will Palmer Weber
19. 18:05 Parker Hall Northridge
20. 18:06 Dustin Pagano Weber
21. 18:07 Ryan Tanner Davis
22. 18:13 Josh Ward Davis
23. 18:18 Trevor Newey Weber
24. 18:22 Dalin Froerer Weber
25. 18:24 Adam Hunt Fremont
26. 18:29 Spencer Griffin Syracuse
27. 18:35 Mike Linder Weber
28. 18:36 Jeremy Porter Weber
29. 18:40 Trevor Fry Davis
30. 18:41 Cody Kelley Syracuse
31. 18:42 Garret Doxey Fremont
32. 18:42 Brendon Starkey Layton
33. 18:44 Riley Wheeler Fremont
34. 18:46 Rex Simsion Davis
35. 18:46 Rylan Heninger Layton
36. 18:47 Devin Farnswerth Davis
37. 18:48 Ryan Clark Davis
38. 18:48 Brandon Willliams Fremont
39. 18:57 Christian Carver Fremont
40. 19:00 Jared Clouse Davis
41. 19:03 Ethan Stuart Davis
42. 19:06 Derek England Fremont
43. 19:08 Jeremy McGinnis Fremont
44. 19:09 Nathan Seffker Syracuse
45. 19:09 Trevor Parry Northridge
46. 19:10 Carson Stromberg Weber
47. 19:12 Travis Pitts Weber
48. 19:16 Isaiah Barnes Fremont
49. 19:18 Chris Newey Fremont
50. 19:22 Devon Jennings Weber
51. 19:23 Josh Martineau Davis
52. 19:24 Austin Morse Weber
53. 19:27 Jesse Whetton Fremont
54. 19:29 Tommy Moncur Davis
55. 19:33 Jeff Reed Syracuse
56. 19:37 Blake Garrett Davis
57. 19:39 Alex White Davis
58. 19:41 Ryan Vause Fremont
59. 19:46 Spencer Boltz Fremont
60. 19:47 Zach Wilde Davis
61. 19:48 Jayden Slater Fremont
62. 19:51 Ryan Stanley Weber
63. 19:54 Nate Spell Fremont
64. 19:54 Jeff Knighton Syracuse
65. 19:57 Nate Baker Weber
66. 19:58 Caleb Gipson Davis
67. 20:02 Jeared Godfrey Syracuse
68. 20:02 Braedin Butler Weber
69. 20:05 Brady Cook Syracuse
70. 20:06 Kimball Potter Davis
71. 20:08 Eric Clements Layton
72. 20:11 Trenton Behunin Layton
73. 20:12 Eric Larsen Weber
74. 20:23 Jon Morrell Fremont
75. 20:24 Clayton Shaw Fremont
76. 20:28 Jackson Rayl Davis
77. 20:31 Austin Crudele Fremont
78. 20:32 Cameron Dower Syarcuse
79. 20:32 Easton Potokar Weber
80. 20:36 Cody Griffin Weber
81. 20:40 Eric Dickamore Fremont
82. 20:40 Jonathon Cardinal Layton
83. 20:46 Sam Fuller Weber
84. 20:48 Dan Wybrow Davis
85. 20:49 Chauncey Griffin Weber
86. 20:56 Caleb Hunt Fremont
87. 20:56 Calder Craven Davis
88. 20:58 Aaron Hirschi Fremont
89. 21:05 J.F. Oldham Davis
90. 21:10 Brevin Schade Layton
91. 21:23 Tyler Littlefield Northridge
92. 21:23 Jed Brough Davis
93. 21:24 Austin Wilcox Syracuse
94. 21:33 Cameron Kemp Fremont
95. 21:34 Jake Speth Weber
96. 21:35 Bryan Saunders Fremont
97. 21:38 Brady England Davis
98. 21:51 Mitch Perry Davis
99. 21:56 John Morris Northridge
100. 22:01 Blake Jeffrey Northridge
101. 22:05 Mitchell Dill Syracuse
102. 22:07 Andrew Dobrowski Layton
103. 22:17 Joseph Bernards Layton
104. 22:35 Nathaniel Neubert Davis
105. 22:39 Dylon Rossmango Syracuse
106. 22:42 Josh Robinson Davis
107. 22:49 Wil Schwarzwaldar Davis
108. 22:49 Garrett James Layton
109. 23:02 Joseph Gillespie Layton
110. 23:03 Mitch Garrett Fremont
111. 23:04 Jareck Nelson Syracuse
112. 23:07 Chris Hooper Layton
113. 23:15 Nick Merriman Syracuse
114. 23:16 Tanner Horrocks Davis
115. 23:21 Brigham Valentine Davis
116. 23:23 Nathan Butterfield Davis
117. 23:32 Josh Valentine Davis
118. 23:35 Josh Miller Northridge
119. 23:42 Jalan Barrow Fremont
120. 24:10 Esteban Zhang Weber
121. 24:17 Quin Neilson Weber
122. 24:22 Spencer Stenquist Weber
123. 25:23 Derek Hussain Layton
124. 25:29 Tom Lakey Syracuse
125. 27:49 Kelson Kealamakia Syracuse
126. 28:22 Drew Holley Fremont
127. 29:01 Josh Morrell Fremont
128. 29:06 Stephen Jones Fremont
129. 30:19 Cooper Park Syracuse
130. 31:59 Spencer Hull Syracuse

21 Syracuse (1, 2, 4, 6, 8) 10, 11
58 Weber (5, 7, 14, 15, 17) 19, 22
70 Davis (9, 12, 13, 16, 20) 21, 24
128 Northridge (3, 18, 32, 37, 38) 39, 42
132 Fremont (23, 25, 27, 28, 29) 30, 31
164 Layton (26, 33, 34, 35, 36) 40, 41

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

XC Update - Bob Firman

Darts -

Sorry that I didn't get the opportunity to send out an email this past weekend. It is hard to believe that we are over half way through the season. With only 4 races to go, it is important that you take advantage of your opportunities. Again, I challenge each of you to bring a positive attitude and a lot of energy and focus to our practices and races over the next 2 weeks of workouts - which are really there to prepare us for the final 2 races of the season (region and state). Even though the varsity runners are not competing at Syracuse tomorrow, it is still an important race for the rest of the TEAM, and a great opportunity for the JV runners to step up and perform for the TEAM.

Here is how the race schedule is looking for the rest of the season:

Wednesday, 9/28 Open Region Meet @ Syracuse - Girls race at 3:45; Boys at 4:15. The race is 3 miles and starts on the field to the west of the Syracuse track.

Friday/Saturday 9/30-10/1 - We were originally going to go to UVU on the 30th, then I changed it to Park City on the 1st - but we have decided not to attend a race this weekend.

Wednesday, 10/5 - Open Region Meet @ Davis (Barnes Park). Girls will race at 3:45; Boys at 4:15.

Wednesday, 10/12 - Region Championships @ Layton Park

Wednesday, 10/19 - State Championships @ Sugarhouse Park - even though we can only race with 7 runners, I expect the entire TEAM to come and be a part of the race by cheering and supporting the varsity group.

The Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, ID gave us the opportunity to race against some very strong teams. It was a fun and memorable trip, highlighted by a tough race. There were 7 of the top 22 nationally ranked teams in the boys race, and we ended up with a solid 2nd place. The only team ahead of us was Arcadia, CA (currently ranked #5 and last year's national champions). We finished ahead of North Central, WA (US #10), Woodlands, TX (#11), Rancho Cucamungo, CA (#17), Trabuco Hills, CA (#21), and Mountain View, UT (#22). Brad Nye led us with a great race for 2nd place in a time of 15:50. Although it was a unseasonably hot day, Brad's time was the fastest run by a Davis athlete in the 6 years we have been attending the race. We also had a solid performance by Logan Wood, who stepped up and ran with our top 5 to finish 29th. The boys in the Division I Varsity race also ran tough and earned one of the coveted shoe trophies by finishing 3rd behind the Arcadia JV and the Ogden Varsity group. And I was probably most impressed with our boys JV performance. We ran patient and tough during the hottest part of the day - great races by Seth Thompson, Justin Schofield, Ryan Tanner, Josh Ward, Ethan Stuart, Rex Sumsion, Kimball Potter, Trevor Fry, and Isaac Clouse. Of all of the races, the JV boys averaged closest to the Murray Invite from the previous week.

The girls didn't face quite the amount of ranked teams, but still competed well against some great teams from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, California, and other states. We finished in 5th place out of well over 100 teams entered in the meet. In the girls elite races, Joanna Boyd continued to show her strength and show that she has been working hard with her 21st place finish (1 shy of getting a back pack), but she did move up from 35th place over the 2nd half of the race. The girls Division I varsity finished in 4th place - all of the schools ahead of us were the varsity teams from their schools. We were led by Sierra Haslam, Sadie Hutchinson, and McKenzie Weir. The girls have continued to show strength and depth. We have a very young TEAM, and I expect them to work hard and come back to the same meet in a year and race for the TEAM victory. We also had a great showing in the JV race, where we pulled off the TEAM win (again at the hottest time of the day - probably 90 degrees). We had tough races from Sierra Graham, Janice Hartvigsen, Madi Bledsoe, Elise Anderson, Michaela Uresk, Nalany Resek, and Mikell Wood.

I was really impressed with our toughness from both the boys and the girls. The course was tough, and the weather was HOT, but we ran with heart and guts. I don't think it was our strongest performance of the year, but I like that we are out there giving our all - even when the circumstances aren't ideal. I have grown to expect a lot from this year's TEAM, and I am proud of how most of you are responding to those expectations. Keep working hard, and keep being positive with yourselves and each other.

I didn't have time to type of the Davis results, but you can see all the results at They also have some race video from each of the 6 races we were participating in. I also have some pictures on facebook if you would like to take a look.

Thanks to all the parents who were able to come and support the TEAM, and thanks to Jill and Charla for helping with the supervision. Overall, I felt it was a very successful trip, and I think it made us stronger as a TEAM as we head into the championship part of our season.


Coach Talley

Athletes of the Week - Sierra Haslam, Joanna Boyd, Brad Nye, Taylor Goldsberry

Sunday, September 18, 2011

XC Update - Murray and Districts

Darts -
This week showed what Davis Cross Country is all about. We ran hard, competed as a TEAM, had a lot of fun, and showed we are champions. It was one of the most fun weeks I have had as a coach. From racing in the rain, to the introduction of "Johnny", this has been a memorable and exciting week. The Murray Invite was definitely one of the most exciting and energetic meets I have been to in a while. Great job staying positive through a few challenges.

District Championships - We started at the Davis District Championships at Layton Park on Wednesday. As a TEAM, we were victorious in all 4 races (boys and girls--varsity and JV). The girls were led by a course record performance from Shea Martinez. She pulled away from the pack during the first mile, and never looked back on her way to a 16:38 - 26 seconds under the previous course record. It was an impressive time for running solo through most of the race. Our girls varsity group ran patient and moved up through the other groups to finish with a final score of 22. Ashley Tyndall and Joanna Boyd finished 2-3 behind Shea, and Kami Dixon moved up throughout the race to place 6th. All though all the girls ran together, if the JV runners had been separate, we would have taken the top 16 places and had a perfect score of 15. I was most impressed with the way we moved well as packs and with how much strength we showed in the final mile. Even though we have many young and new runners on this girls TEAM, we are showing that we are extremely deep and have a solid future in front of us. The full results from the meet are at
The boys looked equally strong in the District Championships. Preston Johnson nearly broke the course record as well. He ran the 2.75 mile course in 14:11. The course record is held by Josh Adams at 14:07. Preston's time ranks #2 on the all-time list for the course. Alex Hedquist ran tough for 2nd place (14:28) and was followed by Skylar Williams, Brayden Cromar, and Logan Wood - all 5 scorers finishing in the top 6. Even though we were saving some for the Murray Invite, it was still a TEAM time record for the District course (top 5 times combined). The JV boys had 7 of the top 10 finishers and were led by JV champ Ryan Lee (15:25). Phillip, Sam, and Korbin also finished in the top 5. As I said in the meeting on Thursday after the race, it is amazing what hard work and discipline and consistency will do for a young distance runner. We have seen some incredible improvements over the past year. Full results for the district meet are at

Murray Invitational -
The girls started out strong at the Murray Invite in the rookie race. Although there was quite a bit of confusion at the finish, and some of the girls would have run faster times if people hadn't forced them to run the wrong direction with 100m to go, we still grabbed 5 of the top 7 places. The rookie girls would have been about 15th out of 38 teams in the girls varsity race. Kenzie Weir was the individual champion with a time of 21:02. Hannah, Sierra, Madison, and Josey were all under 21:10. Some of the girls would have been under 21:00 without the finish confusion. The rookie girls finished 1st with 18 points (2nd place scored 67). The JV girls ran a very tough and patient race. I loved the way we moved over the second half of the race - especially Sierra, Janice, and Brooke. We were led in the race by Emily Hammond - who came back strong after collapsing in an incredible effort on Wednesday. Emily finished 2nd overall and ran a great time of 20:26. Becca also looked strong in her 6th place effort with 20:42. Sierra, Janice, and Brooke moved up to finish 7, 12, and 14 and nearly earn us the victory over the Ogden girls - but we fell just short with a final score of 37-40. Once again, if we had combined the rookie and the JV races, we would come out with the strongest JV team in the field. We had great improvements over our BYU times from Madie McCleary, Janice, Becca, Brooke, and Whitney Williams - our senior girls really ran tough this week. On average, other teams' runners were running 5-10 seconds slower than at BYU, but our girls averaged 3 seconds faster per girl. The girls varsity race was a lot of fun to watch. It was extremely intense, and we responded well to the challenge. Most of the best girls teams and individuals from Utah were in the race with 38 total teams. Shea ran with the lead group and finished 7th with a time of 18:36 - she is looking stronger each week (especially when considering it was 2 days after the district course record). Joanna continues to tear it up with her 19th place finish (4th among 5A runners). Chelsey Johnson was our big surprise of the meet - finishing as our 3rd girl in her first varsity race. She finished with a big pr (20:02) and a 44th place finish (10th among 5A runners). Ashley Tyndall also ran solid for 45th (11th for 5A). Kami Dixon and Aimee Vance finished right together - both with great kicks - in 20:18 and 20:19 - 62nd and 63rd (18th and 19th for 5A). It was Aimee's first varsity race as well, and although she was completely freaked out, she ran an incredibly smart and strong race. The girls finished 3rd behind Ogden and Skyline - both nationally ranked teams. The meet did show us that both Lehi and Alta (and maybe a few others) will be gunning for us at the state championships for 5A. We need to keep seeing improvements and stay humble and keep working hard. Full results can be found on Our TEAM results can be found at the bottom of the email.
The boys looked strong against the 45 team field. The 2nd set of national rankings came out again this week, and our boys remained at 9th place in the ESPN rankings - and we ran like a top 10 TEAM on Friday. And I am not just talking about the varsity group, but all the way through we had boys pushing hard and running with passion and determination. We started with a first place TEAM effort in the rookie boys race. Our rookies are really starting to show some solid progression. Justin Schofield nearly got the win, but ran into a lady close to the finish. He held on for 2nd place - just half a second behind the winner. (It looks like he is following in his brother's footsteps who ran a great first marathon in 3:07 yesterday at the Top of Utah Marathon - way to go Zach). Josh Ward moved extremely well over the last mile of the race to place 9th in 18:25. Tommy Moncur was 17th, Ryan Clark was 23rd, and Ethan Stuart was 28th - to finish off our top 5. We won with 72 points (over 2nd place Riverton with 125). In the middle of the boys JV race is where the fun really began, amidst some rain, thunder, and a little lightning, the boys ran away with the victory by scoring 21 points. Hayden Hansen got the individual win followed by Jackson Sagers in 2nd, Austin Allred in 4th, Ryan Lee in 5th, and Phillip Baker in 9th. Those 5 boys would have finished 8th place in the 45 team varsity field. The varsity boys ran tough through some pouring rain, placing 5 in the top 10 at an invite for the 2nd week in a row. This time we went 2-4-6-8-10. Brad Nye just about got the individual victory with 15:42, Brayden Cromar showed what he was capable of with 15:53, Preston Johnson might have been a little tired after his stellar Wednesday race - but still showed his tremendous strength with a 6th place 16:16, Alex continues to amaze me with his 16:19 for 8th, and Skylar is ready for a huge breakthrough and finished 10th with 16:24. Our final score of 30 was good enough to win by 126 points. Our combined top 5 times also shattered our TEAM time record for the Murray course. Andrew Aposhian looked solid in his first varsity race with a time of 17:00, and Logan Wood ran a gutsy effort for 17:02 with only one shoe over the second half of the course. Again, we have a lot of great competition in front of us. We are close to where we want to be at this point in the season, but it will take continued focus and TEAM work and humility to get us where we want to be in 5 weeks (state) and 9 weeks (NXN).

Fremont Region Meet - we will not be attending in order to prepare for the Bob Firman Invite on Saturday.

Bob Firman - We will be taking 50 members of the TEAM to Boise for the Bob Firman Invitational this next Friday and Saturday. We will be leaving the school on Friday morning at 7:00am - plan on meeting at 6:45. The $100 is due by Tuesday. Please pay in the office and bring me the receipt. Tomorrow morning, I will send out an email with itinerary attached for those athletes and parents who are attending (the itinerary is saved on my school computer). Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Athletes of the Week - Kenzie Weir, Emily Hammond, Madie McCleary, Preston Johnson, Justin Schofield, Ryan Lee

T-Shirts - The T-Shirts order should show up by Thursday. If you have paid (in the office), you can pick up your t-shirts before we go on the Bob Firman trip. Remember it is $8 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeve (+ $2 if you have your name on the sleeve).

BYU College Meet - Jared Ward finished 2nd overall in the 4 mile race with 19:11, Josh Adams was 9th in 19:53, and Caleb Waldron was 30th in 21:18. Candace Eddy was 7th in the 5k in 18:46, Katie Swanson was 28th, and Meghan Hedquist was 32nd.
Montana College Meet - Austin Neuner finished 19th in the 8k race (5 miles) in 25:49, and Devin Lang was 20th in 25:53 - they were Utah State's 6th and 7th runners. In the women's 3 mile race, Loren Storey was 17th in 17:59, Jessie Wilding was 26th in 18:18, Anna Ward was 31st in 18:41, Tessa Brown finished 37th in 19:06

Murray Invitational (Davis Results) -
Girls Rookie Race -
1. Kenzie Weir 21:02
2. Hannah Albrechtsen 21:03
5. Sierra Graham 21:07
6. Madison Bledsoe 21:09
7. Josey Hedquist 21:10
26. Elise Anderson 22:12
30. Katie Frandsen 22:17
47. Nicole Steinicke 23:02
55. Nicole Wood 23:12
126. Sophie Cottrell 25:30
175. Melissa Shinn 26:57
*285 Total Runners
Team Scores -
1. Davis 18
2. Maple Mountain 67
3. Ogden 128
4. Mountain Crest 138

Girls JV Race -
2. Emily Hammond 20:26
6. Becca Albrechtsen 20:42
7. Sierra Haslam 20:49
12. Janice Hartvigsen 21:08
14. Brooke Gutzwiller 21:15
21. Michaela Uresk 21:42
25. Nalany Resek 21:46
34. Madie McCleary 22:14
46. Whitney Williams 22:36
49. Shaylee Williams 24:14
113. Sarah Parker 24:14
*306 Total Runners
Team Scores -
1. Ogden 37
2. Davis 40
3. Mountain Crest 87
4. Park City 95
5. Skyline 120

Girls Varsity Race -
7. Shea Martinez 18:36
19. Joanna Boyd 19:24
44. Chelsey Johnson 20:02
45. Ashley Tyndall 20:03
62. Kami Dixon 20:18
63. Aimee Vance 20:19
83. Sadie Hutchinson 20:42
*258 Total Runners
Team Scores -
1. Ogden 87
2. Skyline 97
3. Davis 168
4. Park City 183
5. Mountain Crest 184
6. Timpview 185
7. Lehi 188 (Next 5A Team)
*38 Total Teams

Boys Rookie Race -
2. Justin Schofield 17:56
9. Josh Ward 18:25
17. Tom Moncur 18:45
23. Ryan Clark 19:05
28. Ethan Stuart 19:10
35. Kimball Potter 19:24
62. Caleb Gipson 19:40
69. Alex White 19:52
73. Zach Wilde 19:54
77. Blake Garrett 19:57
115. Josh Martineau 20:26
120. Jackson Rayl 20:27
177. Calder Craven 21:09
226. Mitch Perry 21:51
231. Brady England 21:54
243. J.R. Oldham 22:01
283. Josh Robinson 22:34
309. Nate Butterfield 22:57
323. Wil Schwarzwalder 23:05
346. Scott Taylor 23:34
353. Nathaniel Neubert 23:51
357. Brigham Valentine 23:59
386. Tanner Horrocks 24:57
*437 Total Runners
Team Scores
1. Davis 72
2. Riverton 125
3. North Summit 298
4. Timpview 202
5. Mountain Crest 229

Boys JV Race -
1. Hayden Hansen 17:03
2. Jackson Sagers 17:14
4. Austin Allred 17:16
5. Ryan Lee 17:25
9. Phillip Baker 17:45
13. Sam Haws 17:53
15. Korbin Birrell 17:56
16. Taylor Goldsberry 17:58
35. Ryan Tanner 18:24
38. Seth Thompson 18:26
97. Rex Sumsion 19:16
126. Devin Farnsworth 19:43
133. Trevor Fry 19:48
135. Isaac Clouse 19:49
207. Jed Brough 20:23
252. Dan Wybrow 20:53
421. Josh Valentine 23:12
*473 Total Runners
Team Scores -
1. Davis 21
2. Mountain Crest 87
3. Sky View 156
4. Orem 192
5. Bonneville 198
*40 Total Teams

Boys Varsity Race -
2. Brad Nye 15:42
4. Brayden Cromar 15:53
6. Preston Johnson 16:16
8. Alex Hedquist 16:19
10. Skylar Williams 16:24
35. Andrew Aposhian 17:00
36. Logan Wood 17:02
*313 Total Runners
Team Scores
1. Davis 30
2. Bonneville 156
3. Orem 165
4. Sky View 165
5. Ogden 210
6. Syracuse 234
7. Park City 234
*45 Total Teams

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cross Country Update - BYU Invite

Darts -
It was a very impressive Saturday for the Darts at the BYU Invite. We finished in the top 3 as a TEAM in all 6 of the races, and we brought home 46 t-shirts for finishing in the top 30 as individuals. It was good to see so many of you looking focused and prepared during the races. We thought that it was a good TEAM effort - you were running in packs, competing together, pushing each other, and helping each other out. We were also very pleased with your strong finishes. We felt like the majority of the TEAM kicked very well when we got onto the track.

The boys races started off with the freshmen and sophomores. Our top 5 finishers (Josh, Tommy, Ethan, Kimball, and Alex) snagged the victory over Mountain View by 12 points. I thought Josh moved particularly well through the middle of the race, then had a monster kick on the track. Reminds me of his older siblings. The JV boys weren't far off the perfect score from a year ago. We finished with 5 of the top 7 places and 10 in the top 20. Logan Wood pulled away for the individual victory with an impressive 16:47. Andrew Aposhian was 2nd with a strong kick in 16:59. The varsity boys race really showed that we have worked hard for this season. Our top 5 boys all finished in the top 7. Brad Nye got the victory with a 15:50, Preston Johnson was 2nd overall with 16:00, Alex and Brayden were 4-5 (both running 16:11), and Skylar came through at 16:20. I thought Hayden and Jackson also fought hard in their first varsity performances. We dominated the race, but this is not the end by any means - we will continue to work hard, stay humble, and stay focused on our goals. Davis Results are below - full results can be found at

The girls races showed our depth once again. We started off in the freshman/sophomore race with 7 of the top 12. Madison Garlock looked strong in her first ever cross country race with the 20 second victory and a time of 19:46 (would have been 20th in the varsity race). Chelsey, Kenzie, Josey, and Elise were our other scorers as pulled off the TEAM victory. Elise had a killer kick to pass 3 or 4 girls over the final 200 meters. The JV girls also looked strong as they faced off with a very good Ogden team. Ogden is currently ranked 13th in the U.S. We looked like we had a victory in the JV race for a while, but it just slipped away over the last 800m. We still had very strong, gutsy performances from our girls in the race and we finished with 6 girls in the top 14. We were led by Sierra Haslam (5th) Aimee Vance (6th) and Hannah Albrechtsen (8th). I was really impressed with the way all the girls in this race fought over the final mile of the race. In the girls varsity race, we were facing some tough competition from Ogden, Mountain View, and Mountain Crest (all ranked among the best in the state). We were missing Ellie, but had some other girls really step up and we finished in 3rd place. Shea was our top finisher in 7th, Joanna had a great race to finish 12th overall, and Ashley Tyndall, Kami Dixon, and Sadie Hutchinson all looked very strong and poised in their first shot at running in a varsity race. We have a bright future ahead for the girls TEAM. Davis Results are below - full results can be found at

Overall, some very solid performances. I felt this was one of our better TEAM races over the past few years. However, we must continue to build off of this. We need to continue to bring energy and purpose to the workouts. And we need to continue to do the small things that will make us stronger - abs, weights, plenty of sleep, getting plenty of sleep, cooling down, stretching, icing, etc. Let's put a lot into the next 2 weeks as we prepare for our biggest race of the regular season (Bob Firman).

Parents Night - We were lucky to have the opportunity to listen to BYU Coach Ed Eyestone on Wednesday night. Thanks to those of you who were able to attend. I hope you were all inspired, as I was, to "run like a horse" in all that you do in life.

Coming Up -
District Championships - will be at Layton Park on Wednesday (the 14th). The JV boys will race at 3:30, all girls will race at 4:00, and the varsity boys will be at 4:30. If there are parents who would like to bring popsicles again - please let me know (I will have the cooler there). The race is 2.75 miles.
Murray Invitational - will be on Friday at Murray Park in Salt Lake. The first race begins at 4:00pm. I will send out another email with more information and an exact schedule of races. The Murray race is a 5k.

Athletes of the Week 3 - Kami Dixon, Elise Anderson, Andrew Aposhian, Josh Ward

BYU Invitational
Freshman/Sophomore Boys

8. Josh Ward 18:16
17. Tom Moncur 18:44
18. Ethan Stuart 18:45
20. Kimball Potter 18:46
26. Alex White 19:04
31. Caleb Gipson 19:13
42. Josh Martineau 19:38
44. Zach Wilde 19:40
46. Blake Garrett 19:41
80. Calder Craven 20:56
89. Brady England 21:13
90. Mitch Perry 21:15
110. J.R. Oldham 22:04
134. Nate Butterfield 23:23
139. Brigham Valentine 23:59
142. Tanner Horrocks 24:16
Team Scores
1. Davis 83
2. Mountain View 95
3. Westlake 108
4. Mountain Crest 137

Boys JV
1. Logan Wood 16:47
2. Andrew Aposhian 16:59
4. Austin Allred 17:14
6. Ryan Lee 17:27
7. Taylor Goldsberry 17:36
9. Phillip Baker 17:36
10. Korbin Birrell 17:40
14. Sam Haws 17:54
16. Seth Thompson 18:04
18. Ryan Tanner 18:12
19. Justin Schofield 18:13
28. Ryan Clark 18:48
31. Isaac Clouse 18:56
35. Trevor Fry 19:08
39. Jed Brough 19:11
42. Devin Farnsworth 19:20
50. Rex Sumsion 19:38
76. Dan Wybrow 20:31
128. Josh Robinson 22:31
139. Scott Taylor 23:00
151. Josh Valentine 23:53
Team Scores
1. Davis 20
2. Desert Hills 81
3. Mountain Crest 126
4. Mountain View 155

Varsity Boys
1. Brad Nye 15:50
2. Preston Johnson 16:00
4. Brayden Cromar 16:11
5. Alex Hedquist 16:11
7. Skylar Williams 16:20
20. Hayden Hansen 16:59
22. Jackson Sagers 17:01
Team Scores -
1. Davis 19
2. Mountain View 50
3. Bountiful 139
4. Mountain Crest 142
5. Desert Hills 144
6. Riverton 171

Freshman/Sophomore Girls
1. Madi Garlock 19:46
4. Chelsey Johnson 20:48
6. Kenzie Weir 20:56
7. Josey Hedquist 20:57
9. Elise Anderson 21:17
11. Sierra Graham 21:24
12. Madison Bledsoe 21:25
29. Nicole Wood 22:51
31. Nicole Steinicke 22:54
53. Sophie Cottrell 24:46
Team Scores
1. Davis 27
2. Mountain Crest 100
3. East 105
4. Westlake 108
5. American Fork 115

JV Girls
5. Sierra Haslam 20:54
6. Aimee Vance 21:06
8. Hannah Albrechtsen 21:11
12. Janice Hartvigsen 21:31
13. Michaela Uresk 21:32
14. Brooke Gutzwiller 21:33
19. Mikell Wood 21:53
23. Nalany Resek 21:58
26. Shaylee Argyle 22:09
29. Katie Frandsen 22:14
41. Whitney Williams 22:48
45. Madie McCleary 22:55
95. Elizabeth Martineau 26:35
Team Scores
1. Ogden 26
2. Davis 37
3. Mountain View 89
4. Mountain Crest 109
5. American Fork 151

Varsity Girls
7. Shea Martinez 18:53
12. Joanna Boyd 19:20
19. Ashley Tyndall 19:45
29. Kami Dixon 20:16
37. Sadie Hutchinson 20:41
45. Becca Albrechtsen 21:17
Team Scores
1. Ogden 44
2. Mountain View 60
3. Davis 80
4. Mountain Crest 95
5. American Fork 107
6. Jordan 142
7. Westlake 223
8. Viewmont 224

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cross Country Update #2

Darts -
The season is officially in full swing. We had our 2nd meet of the year this past week on Wednesday. The pre-region race at Layton Park showed that we are going to be very strong in the region this year. The girls and the boys both came away with 1st place TEAM finishes in both varsity and JV.
In the girls race, Shea Martinez ran a very strong 2nd mile to pull away for the victory. Her 11:56 was the 2nd fastest time ever run on the 2 mile pre-region course. Shea was followed by Joanna Boyd, Emily Hammond, Ashley Tyndall, and Kami Dixon. All 5 of our scores placed in the top 7 to give us a final of 19 points. For those of you new to cross country, a perfect score is 15 points. Cross country scores are determined by adding together the places for the top 5 runners on your team. The team with the lowest score wins. So, a 1-2-3-4-5 finish gives you a perfect 15. There are typically 7 runners in the varsity race and the remaining runners race in the JV race. If you remove the top 7 from every team in the girls race, our JV girls would have finished 1st through 20th - to win the JV race with a perfect 15. It shows we have some incredible depth. Our best improvements this week were by Michaela Uresk, Katie Frandsen, and Becca Albrechtsen.
In the boys JV race, we did end with a perfect score of 15. Ryan Lee was the JV champ in 10:59, Taylor Goldsberry was right behind in 11:01, Phillip Baker, Korbin Birrell, and Ryan Tanner rounded out our top 5. It was good to see some of our young, new boys making a good improvement over the grass relays from a week ago.
In the varsity race, our boys had 10 of the top 12 places for a final score of 17. Brad Nye narrowly missed the course record but ran a great time of 10:05 - only 1 second off of Neuner's 10:04 from last year. Preston Johnson placed 2nd overall, Brayden Cromar was 3rd, Alex Hedquist was 5th, and Skylar Williams was 6th. We looked stronger than we did a week ago, but still need to work on our final 1/2 mile of the race.
Overall it was a good meet. The weather was hot (90 degrees), but we looked strong. As coaches, we are happy about the beginning of the season, but we are really looking for some of you to step up your performances over the next few weeks. It is important that we take these early races as an opportunity to learn to run as a TEAM, learn to push through the pain, and learn to finish races with strength and determination. It is also important to be patient and to realize that it doesn't come all at once. Keep working hard and stay focused. Full results from the pre-region meet can be found at

Our next big test will be at the BYU Invitational this coming Saturday. The boys will see a strong team from Mountain View who has been running with a very tight 1-4 gap, and the girls are going to face our big 5A competition from the Alta team who was missing a few of their top girls at the Grass Relays. It will also be our first chance at racing a 5k.
We have an important week in front of us as far as training goes. Please come to each of the practices with the right mind-set. That mind-set would be with a determination to run hard and be extra positive through the workouts. I also want each of you training with purpose and with TEAMwork. Be excited for what we have coming up. . .
Thanks for your commitment and sacrifice -
Coach Talley

Important Information:
Monday Practice - Meet at the Vita Course at 7:00am tomorrow morning.
Parent's Night - Thursday, 9/8, 7:00pm in the Cafeteria. Ed Eyestone (Olympic Marathoner and BYU Men's xc coach) will be speaking. Don't miss it. This is for both parents and athletes.
BYU Invitational - Saturday, 9/10, We will be meeting at the school at 6:45am to head down to the BYU track for the race - I will send out more information later in the week.
Bob Firman Invite Surveys - were sent out in the mail this past week. Please turn them in to the main office on Tuesday. We must get all the surveys turned in. Thanks.
T-Shirts - We will be putting in the order for t-shirts this week. The sign up sheet will be at practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Short sleeve shirts will be $8 and long sleeve will be $15-$17 depending on if you put your name on the sleeve.

Athletes of the Week (Week 1) - Austin Allred, Ashley Tyndall, Aimee Vance
Athletes of the Week (Week 2) - Alex Hedquist, Ryan Tanner, Sadie Hutchinson, Michaela Uresk

And Finally - A HUGE Congratulations to Janae and Kenneth on the birth of their son, Teague. He was born on the evening of September 1st. 7 pounds, 8 ounces (I think) and 19 inches long. I am sure he is a future distance running champion. We are proud of you Janae! Thanks for all you do for our TEAM.