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

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