Sunday, January 31, 2016

UHSTCA Indoor Meet

This is a crazy meet for me, so I don't get to watch all of you as much as I would have liked.  I did see Sara's 1600 where she ran a good race and gave herself a chance to win her heat by running a good race and being aggressive in the right spots.

I saw Luis after his 400 when he was very happy he won his heat.  He should have, I put him in with a much too slow seed time.  His 54.99 is an indoor school record, so I'm pretty excited about that going into the outdoor season.

I was able to watch the 4 X 800 relays since things had slowed down for me at that point.  The times were a little slower than I was thinking, but I like how everyone went out aggressively on all their legs.  That slowed some of the split times because it was a little too aggressive for some of you, but that is fine because the 800 is an aggressive race and when we get a little more base and some speed work in, you will be able to maintain off that aggressive pace and drop huge PRs once we hit outdoor. I think if we can run our best group at Davis or the UHSTCA outdoor meet, we have a shot at the school record on the boys side.

I didn't see any of the boys in the 1600, but I did like the times.  Connor nearly broke 5 in his first attempt at the 16, Jonathan must have started to figure out race breathing a little, because he dropped huge time off his first two meets, and Justin ran a decent time.  Bridger amazes me with how far he has come with a decent new PR that he will crush during outdoor.

I was proud of Cali and Megan for getting their first taste of high school track in a huge meet in events where I really couldn't help them out much because of how busy I was running the meet.

Kudos to Grace for showing up and trying to compete on a day she didn't feel well and getting another volunteer to the meet. And thanks to Alan for showing up and helping out even though he missed his event.

A huge thanks to the Cobabes and to John Guldner for their assistance in running the registration areas.  That is a huge job that I didn't have to worry about on Friday while I was getting the meet set up and off and running.

I have already posted our results on  You can find complete results on

Girls 60 m Dash
81   569 Moore, Cali            Hillcrest HS              9.43   6 
88   567 Johnson, Megan         Hillcrest HS              9.59   5 

Girls 200 m Dash
104   567 Johnson, Megan         Hillcrest HS             31.86  29  
109   569 Moore, Cali            Hillcrest HS             32.04  28 

Girls 1600 m Run
166   564 Diggins, Sara          Hillcrest HS           6:18.61

Girls 4 X 800 m Relay
16 Hillcrest HS  'A'                                  12:10.36
Melissa Regalado, Brianna Bernstein, Sara Diggins, Danielle Coccimiglio

Girls Pole Vault
 571 Weaver, Grace          Hillcrest HS                NH

Boys 400 m Dash
43  4401 Alvarez, Luis          Hillcrest HS             54.99  15
Boys 1600 m Run
159   565 Guldner, Connor        Hillcrest HS           5:00.37  
243   563 Croft, Jonathan        Hillcrest HS           5:20.14  
323   572 Welch, Bridger         Hillcrest HS           6:17.86  

Boys 4 X 800 m Relay
19 Hillcrest HS  'A'                                   9:20.46  
Luke Cobabe, Justin Canals, Braden Hastings, Connor Guldner

Friday, January 22, 2016

WSU Meet Schedule and Info

FridayJanuary 22
No Spikes Allowed! 
4:30 p.m.        Boys & Girls Shot Put (Two rings.)
5:00 p.m.        Girls Long Jump: Trials and Finals (Boys to follow)
6:30 p.m.        Boys High Jump (Girls to follow)
7:00 p.m.        Girls & Boys pole vault - Height progression: 9', 10', 11', 11'6", 12', 12'6", etc.Girls start at 7'
Saturday, January 23
No Spikes Allowed!
Meet begins at 9:00 a.m.
Girls run first in all events.
Order of events:
55 meter hurdles
3200 meters
55 meters
400 meters
800 meters
200 meters
1600 meters
4X400 meter relay
4X800 meter relay 

Entrance both days is at the southeast corner of the arena, east of the main entrance. Parking for buses and cars is in the lot west of the football stadium.
We feel we have a unique and fun format for this early meet. We will assist the athletes in forming competitive heats. All athletes must report to the bullpen, located at the north end of the arena, approximately 20 minutes prior to their event. They must listen carefully to all public address announcements to know when to report.
All field event marks will be measured and all track competitors will be timed. There will be no minimum marks for this meet! All field event marks and all track times will be posted. Results will be available to coaches as soon as the meet is completed.
Admission to the meet is $5.00 for everyone entering the facility. The admission ticket will allow the athlete to participate in one event. For each additional event, the athlete must purchase a $2.00 ticket. Each athlete in a relay must have a card. Friday night athletes, coaches and fans may show their stamped hand on Saturday and be admitted for $2.00.
We will be guests of the Weber State Health Promotion and Human Performance Department. They have instructed us to enforce some very important rules. No SPIKES will be allowed in the arena. Shoes that have spikes removed are not allowed on the gym floors. No food, drinks, chalk or spitting is allowed in the arena. COACHES: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ATHLETES ARE AWARE OF THESE RULES.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BYU Indoor Information

Registration for the BYU meet is on runnercard.  Each athlete will have to go on, make an account and register yourself for the meet.  Your parents will have to sign the waiver as part of registration.  As you register, make sure you include Hillcrest as your school so I can pick up our packet on Friday night.  Unfortunately, the set up of registration requires you to pay online as part of your registration. Keep the receipt so we can do reimbursement from camp fees later.

All of the information for the meet can be found here.  This includes a link to the registration page on runnercard, meet schedules for both days, a map to the field house, and a sample schedule of when events have started in the past.  The meet is starting an hour earlier this year, so hopefully that moves the schedule up close to an hour for the finish time.  In case they don't get their feedback loop fixed on their map link, here are google directions to Smith FieldHouse from Hillcrest.

Let me know which events you are registering for so I can get an idea of our total meet fees.

Also note that spectator will be charged $5 for this meet.  Parking is NW of the field house.  The parking lot can be accessed from University Ave. or Canyon Road.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Indoor Track Practice Tuesday Jan. 12

Remember we won't meet today because of a meeting both Allred and I have to attend.  If you have access to a gym or weights at home, do the same type of workout we normally do with the emphasis on squats, deadlifts and power cleans.

If you do not have access to weights, do body weight exercises.  step ups on boxes or stairs, body weight squats, lunges (making sure your knee stays over your foot), mountain climbers, pushups, calf raises-heal drops, lots of core.

Distance the workout is 5 - 6 miles easy recovery pace.  After the run do core.  Remember if I get out of the meeting in time, we will do a circuit in the fitness room.  If not, do the normal body weight strength routine.

Monday, January 04, 2016

USU indoor meet info


ELEVATION:                        4,689 feet.
WHEN:                                  To be held January 9, 2016.
WHERE:                               USU's Nelson Fieldhouse (801 E. 700N. Logan)
TIME:                                     9:00 a.m. (start of the first event)
ENTRY FEE:                         $5 per individual (Paid from camp fee)                                      
ENTRIES:                             Unlimited; exceptions may occur.
SPIKES:                                ¼ Pyramid (No Xmas Trees or Needle Spikes)
DRESSING:                         Locker Rooms and showers available (no lockers or towels)
MEDICAL:                            USU Trainers will be on hand--bring own materials
STARTING HEIGHTS:       Pole Vault-- Boys' 10'6" Girls'  8"
                                                High Jump-- Girls' 4'6" and Boys' 5'8" both with 2 inch                                                    increments.
REGISTRATION:                Day of the meet 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Indoor Track and Field Open
Utah State University – January 9th, 2016

Order of Running Events:
Rolling Schedule                                                     Order of Field Events:

9:30am           4 X 800m Relay     Girls                    9:00am Pole Vault-Girls/Boys
                        4 X 800m Relay     Boys                                  Weight Throw-Boys/Girls
                        60H                       Girls                                   Long Jump-Girls/Boys
                        60H                       Boys
60M                       Girls
60M                       Boys
1600M                   Girls
1600M                   Boys                      10:00am High Jump-Girls/Boys
4 X 200m Relay     Girls                                    Shot-Boys/Girls   
4 X 200m Relay     Boys
400m                     Girls
400m                     Boys
Finals 60H           Girls/Boys
Finals 60m          Girls/Boys
800m                     Girls
800m                     Boys
3200m                   Girls
3200m                   Boys
4 X 400m Relay     Girls
4 X 400m Relay     Boys