Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cross Country Update - Region Champions!

Darts -
It was a perfect day for us at the Region Championships on Wednesday. The weather was ideal, and we took advantage of it, having our best race of the season and one of the best meets in Davis cross country history. Our TEAM has worked hard for this point of the season. All of the pain, sweat, goals, and sacrifices have prepared us for our championship races. Our work in the summer time and throughout the season really paid off as we raced so well at the region championships.
The JV girls started us off right with a 1-18 sweep in the first race of the afternoon. Hannah Albrechtsen and Sierra Haslam led the way throughout the entire race - and finished within a tenth of a second of each other for 1st and 2nd in an incredibly fast JV winning time of 19:59. As far as I could tell, 19:59 is a new region JV record. There have been years where 19:59 would be all-region in the varsity race. Having the girls finish 1-18 is also a region JV record, and having 16 girls under 22:00 - in addition to the 10 in the varsity race - for a total of 26 girls under 22:00 is also a TEAM and region record. Hannah and Sierra were followed by Josey Hedquist in 20:06 (just a 9th grader), Janice Hartvigsen in 20:19, and a great race from Mikell Wood in 20:22. Mikell has struggled with injury and came back with a great final race of the season. Most of the girls in the JV race finished with PRs or season bests. If the JV girls had been in the varsity race, they would have finished 3rd place and qualified for state as a TEAM (too bad that's not an option).
The JV boys were next, and kept our perfect streak going. The boys finished with a 1-8 sweep 15 of the top 20 runners. They were led by a phenomenal race by Phillip Baker who finished with a time of 16:18. Phillip's time would be varsity on any team we have ever had from Davis. He would have been 10th place in the varsity race with only 1 runner from another school beating him. To put his time into perspective, he would have finished 2nd in the varsity race in 2008 behind state champion, Seth Gutzwiller. The boys JV dominance continued with Seth Thompson running a strong race for 2nd (16:44), Taylor Goldsberry running a very gutsy race for 3rd (16:49), Sam Haws finishing 4th in 17:00, and Ryan Lee 5th in 17:08. We had a total of 22 boys make the region all-time list (under 17:55). Our team record is 23 boys from 2010. Had our JV boys been in the varsity race, they also would have qualified for state by finishing 3rd place behind our varsity and Syracuse high.
The varsity girls nearly pulled off another perfect score sweep with a 1-4 finish, and 7 girls in the top 10. Shea Martinez ran a very strong race to finish just 1 second behind her course record from a year ago. Her time of 18:07 gives Shea the two fastest times ever run on the course. Madison Garlock finished 2nd overall with a time of 18:39. It ranks Madi as the 9th fastest girl to ever run the region course, and the fastest 9th grader ever. Joanna Boyd finished 3rd with 18:52. Joanna has been consistently strong for us all season long - AND IS FINALLY 16!! (Happy Birthday today, Joanna). Ashley Tyndall is one of our most improved--she finished 4th in a time of 19:01. A year ago, Ashley was 6th in the JV race with a time of 20:29. A lot of hard work later, and she is going to be running this next week with a shot at being all-state. Kami Dixon and Chelsey Johnson finished 8-9, both earning all-region medals, and although Aimee Vance was running as one of our "non-scorers", she finished 10th in the region with an incredible time of 19:37. Our top 5 girls' times added together to give us a "team time" of 94:10 - the record team time on the region course is 94:07 by our girls in 2010. It was our strongest showing of the year, coming right in time for the state championships.
The varsity boys finished up the day in dominating fashion. Before this year, we had never had a boys or girls varsity team perfect score the region meet. Not only did our boys perfect score (1-5), but we finished with the top 8 spots in the race and all 10 of our boys in the top 15. Brad Nye tied the course record with a time of 15:18. The course record was originally set by Steve Sheppard of Weber High in 2002 (Brad's older brother Jace was 2nd in that race). The next spots were just a string of Davis runners - Cromar, Preston Johnson, Logan Wood, Alex Hedquist, Skylar Williams, Jackson Sagers, and Andrew Aposhian. It was an incredible sight. We shattered the team time record by running 1:05 faster than we did a year ago for our top 5 runners.
I was very pleased with the great attitudes of our runners, with all of the prs, with our senior leaders, and with our young runners as well. I said it in the meeting, and I really believe, that this was our best region meet ever (boys and girls combined). Congrats to all those who have put so much into this season and who came and ran their best races at the region meet.
Full results can be found at Davis results can be found at the bottom of this email.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Will be on this Wednesday (October 19th) at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake (1300 E. 2100 S.) We would love to have as many parents and fans there as possible. The girls will be racing with a shot at a 4th state title in the past 5 years. They will see some good competition from Lehi and Alta. The boys will be facing off against another one of the best teams in the country - American Fork (currently ranked #2 in the U.S.). It will be a very close race.
Athletes will be excused from school at 12:00 to be on the bus by the time it leaves at 12:20. The bus is leaving right as lunch is starting, so make sure you don't get left. The girls will race at 2:30, and the boys race is at 4:00.
We will have an important meeting after school on Tuesday in my classroom - make sure to be there for all of the details about the state meet.

Training after state - For those of you interested in training with us for the Nike Regionals or just for training - we will continue to meet after fall break. Our next practice (after state) will be on Monday, October 24th - same time, same place as usual.

TEAM Pictures/Uniform Turn in - Tuesday, October 25th - we will meet in my classroom after school, and then have the pictures at 3:15 when the 9th graders are able to get to the school.

TEAM Awards Banquet - Thursday, November 3rd - More details to come. The banquet will be for the athletes only.

24 Hour Run Fundraiser - Tentatively on November 4-5. More details to come.

Athletes of the Week - Shea Martinez, Josey Hedquist, Mikell Wood, Logan Wood, Jackson Sagers, Seth Thompson

Alumni Update - Many of our former athletes are competing at the college level. This past weekend, the following athletes competed for their varsity teams in either Wisconsin (BYU) or Arkansas (Utah State, Weber State) -
Weber State - Chris Burnett
Utah State - Tessa Brown, Austin Neuner
BYU - Morgan Haws, Candace Eddy, Jared Ward
Best of luck to all of our former athletes in their conference and regional meet.

Region Results -
Girls JV Results
1. 19:59 Hannah Albrechtsen Davis
2. 19:59 Sierra Haslam Davis
3. 20:06 Josey Hedquist Davis
4. 20:19 Janice Hartvigsen Davis
5. 20:22 Mikell Wood Davis
6. 20:24 Sierra Graham Davis
7. 20:24 Michaela Uresk Davis
20:43 Madison Bledsoe Davis
20:44 Brooke Gutzwiller Davis
20:54 Katie Frandsen Davis
20:55 Nalany Resek Davis
21:03 Elise Anderson Davis
21:35 Madie McCleary Davis
21:38 Shaylee Argyle Davis
21:54 Whitney Williams Davis
21:56 Sadie Hutchinson Davis
22:14 Nicole Wood Davis
22:16 Megan Parker Davis
22:49 Nicole Steinicke Davis
23:05 Sophie Cottrell Davis
23:14 Sarah Parker Davis
25:26 Melissa Shinn Davis
26:36 Elizabeth Martineau Davis

15 Davis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7
55 Syracuse (8, 9, 10, 13, 15) 16, 17
74 Weber (11, 12, 14, 18, 19) 20, 21

Boys JV Results
1. 16:18 Phillip Baker Davis
2. 16:44 Seth Thompson Davis
3. 16:49 Taylor Goldsberry Davis
4. 17:00 Sam Haws Davis
5. 17:08 Ryan Lee Davis
6. 17:17 Korbin Birrell Davis
7. 17:19 Justin Schofield Davis
17:20 Ethan Stuart Davis
17:22 Ryan Tanner Davis
17:47 Devin Farnsworth Davis
17:50 Trevor Fry Davis
17:52 Josh Ward Davis
17:56 Ryan Clark Davis
18:00 Alex White Davis
18:00 Kinball Potter Davis
18:16 Josh Martineau Davis
18:34 Tom Munker Davis
18:36 Blake Garrett Davis
18:45 Zach Wilde Davis
18:53 Dan Wybrow Davis
19:00 Rex Sumsion Davis
19:13 Caleb Gipson Davis
19:22 Jackson Rale Davis
19:38 J.R. Oldham Davis
19:52 Calder Craven Davis
20:03 Mitch Perry Davis
20:05 Nathan Butterfield Davis
20:16 Brady England Davis
20:45 Wil Schwarzwaldar Davis
21:14 Tanner Horrocks Davis
21:15 Nathaniel Neubert Davis
21:16 Josh Robinson Davis
21:53 Brigham Vallentine Davis
22:26 Josh Valentine Davis

15 Davis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7
60 Weber (8, 10, 11, 14, 17) 19, 20
83 Syracuse (9, 12, 15, 22, 25) 26, 28
91 Fremont (13, 16, 18, 21, 23) 24, 27
155 Layton (29, 30, 31, 32, 33) 34

Girls Varsity Results
1. 18:07 Shea Martinez Davis
2. 18:39 Madison Garlock Davis
3. 18:52 Joanna Boyd Davis
4. 19:01 Ashley Tyndall Davis
8. 19:31 Kami Dixon Davis
9. 19:36 Chelsey Johnson Davis
10. 19:37 Aimee Vance Davis NS
12. 19:40 Becca Albrechtsen Davis
14. 19:42 Kenzie Weir Davis NS
16. 20:13 Emily Hammond Davis NS

18 *Davis (1, 2, 3, 4, 8) 9, 11
45 *Weber (5, 6, 7, 10, 17) 22, 28
95 *Syracuse (12, 19, 20, 21, 23) 26, 29
95 *Fremont (13, 15, 18, 24, 25) 27, 30
126 Northridge (14, 16, 31, 32, 33)
incomplete team - Layton

Boys Varsity Results
1. 15:18 Brad Nye Davis
2. 15:30 Brayden Cromar Davis
3. 15:34 Preston Johnson Davis
4. 15:47 Logan Wood Davis
5. 15:47 Alex Hedquist Davis
6. 15:48 Skylar Williams Davis
7. 15:57 Jackson Sagers Davis NS
8. 16:08 Andrew Aposhian Davis
11. 16:24 Hayden Hansen Davis NS
16. 16:30 Austin Allred Davis NS

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

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