I hope you have all had a relaxing weekend, full of rest and recovery - and I hope you all know how important it is to take breaks and take your recovery seriously. I just got home from a weekend in St. George. We went down for the marathon. While I didn't get to run (knee injury), it was pretty cool to watch the race and see everyone working hard to make it to the finish line. I hope that every last one of you will stick with running after you are done with high school. There is nothing quite like finishing a marathon--and I believe everyone should have the experience at least once in their life. By the way, Coach Timothy did a great job - he ran 2:46.30 and finished as the 51st in a race of 5400. It was his PR by 7 minutes. We also got to see Sydney Zaugg and Natalie Olsen finish their first marathons (3rd and 4th in their divisions). Very Cool!
Davis Meet - Although it was a quick turnaround after the Bob Firman meet, we looked strong at the meet at Nichols Park. Josh Christiansen ran a great race to win the boys JV, followed closely by Porter Van Drimmelen. Our boys varsity group ran as a pack and finished within :01 of each other between 4th and 11th place. Jennica Robinson pulled away for the victory in the girls JV. Maddie Johnson and Sara Williams rounded out the top 3. The girls varsity also ran in a tight group. Aubrey closed strong the last mile for 2nd and our group finished within :01 for 4th-8th. You can see the full results on the blog - www.davisxc.blogspot.com
Athletes of the Week:
Coach Timothy, Cole Weaver, Nate Iverson, Hyrum Palmer
Sydnee Rayl, Ruby Jane Mathewson, Macy Griffin
Region Championships -
The Region 2 Championships will be at Layton Park on Friday (10/7). I will send out an email later in the week with all of the details.
1:15 - Excused from School
1:30 - Bus Leaves
3:00 - Girls JV (Includes Fr and So)
3:30 - Boys JV (Includes Fr and So)
4:00 - Girls Varsity (Aubrey, Ally, Grace, Jenna, Miah, Abi, Madeline, Sarah W, Alicia, Autumn)
4:30 - Boys Varsity (Josh, Matt, Jacob, Seth, Brigham, Devin, Camren, Frasier, Adam, Connor)
5:00 - Awards
This Week -
We have a great week in front of us! I am excited about the cooler weather in the forecast, and I am pumped to see you all perform at the region championships on Friday. We have worked hard for this, and I want to see everyone of you giving your very best efforts in the final full TEAM race of the year. Think about all the work you have done--the long runs, the intervals, the hills, the morning runs, the tempo runs, the track work, and especially the races. Take confidence from the work you have put in and the experience you have gained. Their is no reason not to have a great week and a strong final race.
Monday - Workout at Layton Park on the region course (9th graders can still meet us at Davis and we will go over)
Tuesday - Varsity is going to run the state course @ Sugarhouse (last day possible); Distance run for all else.
Wednesday - Light speed work
Thursday - Easy Day & TEAM dinners (Girls at the Geisler, Boys TBA) - Both dinners will be at 6:00pm (I will be asking for volunteers to bring food).
Friday - Region Championships
Saturday - Varsity Morning Run; Optional distance run for all else.
Stay focused and hungry all week. Make sure to get your rest, do some extra stretching, hydrate, and fuel yourself for Friday. Let's put together our most dominating and solid TEAM effort of the season!! No Regrets!