Sunday, October 5, 2014

DXC Update - 10/5

Darts -
I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend and that you are rested and ready for the final 2.5 weeks of the season. Every year it surprises me how fast the cross country season seems to move by. It has been another exciting year with some great races and some great memories. I feel very fortunate to be coaching each of you and I am grateful to be involved with this TEAM.
The best part of cross country is still to come - the most intense races - the truest test of our fitness and our unity. I am really looking forward to seeing what each of you have to give at the region championships and to see how our entire TEAM has come together for the state championships. We have put in the work to get to this point in the season. This is our time and our opportunity to really shine.
I know there has been a lot of hype about our climb up the national rankings board - but for the next 2 1/2 weeks, the entire focus should be on getting stronger and being mentally and physically prepared for our two championship races here in Utah. We have some business to take care of - and it it going to take positive attitudes, teamwork, and some serious focus and determination. Bring energy and passion into everything we have left.

Nichols Park 5k - Great job on Wednesday at our home cross country meet. I think we will stick with the Nichols Park course when we host races in the future. It was definitely a challenging 5k, and I thought our TEAM did a very good job being tough at the right moments in the race. The results are up at Congrats to Aubrey Argyle and Josh Ward on their course records. Also congrats to Rachel Johnson and Jacob Vaughan on their JV victories. Thanks a ton to all the parents who came and helped with course direction and the finish line. And a special thanks to Steve Petty for all that he has done to get the trail in the hollow and get it ready for the race. It was Steve's efforts that really got Fruit Heights to embrace the idea - and we are definitely grateful for how it benefits our team.

T-Shirts - The second order of T-shirts will be available at practice tomorrow. If you have not yet paid for your t-shirts, please do so in the office or online (the fines should be entered on your accounts). The cost was $10 per shirt.

Important Items This Week:
Tuesday - Varsity group will be going to Sugarhouse Park to work out on the state cross country course. We will try to leave Davis at 2:45. This will include the top 9-10 boys and girls.
Wednesday - Open Region Meet at Viewmont. We will be going to the meet, but due to the closeness of the race to our region meet (only 5 days), we will be using this race as a tune-up tempo run. No one will be racing all-out. The course is in West Bountiful at the Bountiful Ponds - just to the south of the landfill. From Legacy Parkway, you take the 500 S. exit, turn right, then turn right (north) again on the frontage road and follow it to the ponds. I will send out the time schedule when I receive it from Viewmont.
Friday - We will workout at Layton Park on the Region Course. We will also have the Region TEAM dinners on Friday night at 6:00. The girls and boys dinners will be separate (more details to come).
Saturday - We will have a TEAM practice on Saturday at 8:00am at Davis High.

Remaining Schedule:
10/8 - Open Region Meet at Viewmont
10/13 - Region Championships at Layton Park
10/22 - State Championships at Sugarhouse Park

Thanks and Happy Running -
Coach Talley

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