Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cross Country Update - June 10

Davis Cross Country -
I can't tell you how excited I am about the start of this summer training. Even though we have a long way to go from here, I have never seen so many runners who want to get better and want to have fun. The TEAM is looking good, and I think
each of you are bringing the right attitude to practice. The hard part will be keeping this energy going the next 2 months - both when we meet together and especially when you are running on your own.

A few things I need to update you on:
1) Great Southwest: Natalie and Candace competed at the Great Southwest track meet in Albuquerque, NM last Saturday. Natalie finished second in the 2000m steeplechase in 7:04 - a new school record, and would have been a meet record - then she came back and won the 3200m in 11:02. It was a great ending to an outstanding career at Davis. Candace ran the first leg on the winning 4 x 800 - she ran a great time of 2:18 in a very strong wind. She came back in the 1500, but took a hard fall near the end of the 1st lap; she got up 5 or 6 seconds behind last place, and still came back to finish 9th. It was a valiant effort after a difficult season. We also brought some sprinters and throwers: Bryce Hall finished 3rd in the hammer and 5 th in the shot put; Tony Hill just missed his pr in the shot put finishing 10th; Ryan Avery set a pr in the 100 (10.92) and was on the super fast 3rd place 4 x 100 team; and Shaun Webb had a season best in the 300 hurdles to finish 9th.

2) Wasatch Back (PLEASE READ): The 13 boys and 13 girls who will be running the Wasatch Back relay will be meeting at Davis at 12:30 on Friday, June 20th. If any of you or your parents are interested in getting involved, we still need to fill some volunteer spots ASAP. The volunteer stations will be in Huntsville and the volunteers are required to spend 5 hours at the stations directing runners. If you can volunteer, you will be at the station when both of our teams pass through (and Janae's team as well). I think they also give you a free t-shirt. In order to volunteer you need to be able to get yourself to the exchange station. If ANY of you or your PARENTS are willing to help us fill this requirement, please give me a call ASAP and I will walk you through the online sign up process (580-8713). Once again, this is for anyone that is not actually running on the team and it would be greatly appreciated. This year's TEAMs are boys: Spencer Anderson, Bryce Larsen, Ryan Thomas, Carston Feigelson, Seth Gutzwiller, Caleb Ward, Leland Stenquist, Curtis Carlisle, Jason Thomas, Michael King, Logan Petty, and Brad Nye. Girls: Natalie Haws, Loren Storey, Kelsey Valentine, Ally Adams, Candace Eddy, Hollie King, Carlee Petersen, Talya Kussee, Katie Swanson, Julianne Wirthlin, Emily Hansen, Jessica Wilding, and Meghan Hedquist.

3) Gerald Anderson Memorial 5k (Brad's Race) - is this Saturday (the 14th) at 8:00 am in Morgan. Some of you have already registered, the rest of you can still register if you are interested. The cost will be $20 at this point. I have fliers I can give you at Thursday's workout, or you can register at the race on Saturday. We will probably meet at Davis at 6:30 Saturday morning to carpool to the race (we will need some people to drive). If you have any questions, you can email me or Brad (aamba3@gmail.com). I am sure it will be a party.

4) Upcoming Workouts:
Thursday (12th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Davis High
Monday (16th) - 7:00 am - Meet at the Vita Course
Tuesday (17th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Davis High - I will hand out the next set of workouts.
Thursday (19th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Layton Park

Thanks for putting in the hard work you have been. Let's keep it going. Don't forget to email me your mileage at the end of the week. So far, we are off to a great start - the boys have so far reported 40 miles more than they did this week last year, and the girls are just barely below what they reported last year (some of you need to still send in last weeks miles - Lizzy, Katie, Gallacher, Leland, Brad, Talya, etc.

See you all on Thursday -
Coach Talley

"That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger"

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