DHS defeats Franklin and Elk Grove in the final home meet of 2018

Congratulations, DHS track and field athletes.  We completed an undefeated season in all four divisions!  Wow! 

Click here to view your results

If you see any errors, please email me as soon as possible: selliott@djusd.net

A few of us will be heading to the Sacramento Meet of Champions this Saturday; for the majority, it's time to get ready for League Championships!


Halden Invitational Gratitude

Thank you to the athletes, coaches, and volunteers who contributed to the success of this year's Halden Invitational.  It takes a lot of work to put on a quality meet of this size.  

You can view results on athletic.net or you can click here to view the Hytek pdf

Either way, please email selliott@djusd.net if you see any mistakes.  

DHS vs. Monterey Trail Results

Great Job everybody! 

Please take a look at your results on athletic.net, and email me with any errors. 

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Halden Invitational - Volunteers Needed - Click Here to Sign Up!

The Halden Invitational is approaching.  As many of you already know, this meet is a big deal for our program.  First, it's a critical fundraiser: We collect admission, we charge teams to participate, and make money at concessions and outside food vendors.  Fleet Feet Davis, which helps to sponsor the meet, sells t-shirts and contributes the revenue to the track and field program. 

The meet is more than just a fundraising opportunity though.  We take great pride in putting on a first class meet that allows maximum participation from the schools that attend.  So far, we have almost 30 high schools and over 20 youth clubs.  

A meet like this requires large support from our parent community.  Please take a look at the sign up genius and volunteer for a shift or two.   You'll see that I broke shifts into reasonable segments.  I'm hoping to get these positions filled as soon as possible.    

Click here for the Sign Up Genius

Note: I'm hoping to staff the track finishline, field events, and clerking tent first.  If you feel comfortable with these jobs, please volunteer.  No experience necessary.  We'll help you. 

Woody Wilson Results

We had some awesome performances!  

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Arcadia Invitational Results - We have a new State Pole Vault Record!

Congrats to Hannah, Sondre, and Simen who represented DHS at the Arcadia Invitational over the weekend. 

Sondre pr'd in the vault, hitting 18'2.5".  This mark is the highest vault in California history - CA State Record!

Click here for a link to the Track and Field News interview which includes a video of the vault

Click here for a link for Sondre's interview with Runnerspace

Simen finished 8th in the competition with a vault of 15'1".  Simen has had to take some time off from the vault, so this was a nice way come back from injury.  

Hannah cleared 5'3" to take 3rd in the morning high jump session.  She nearly missed 5'5"!  


Powerful Team Effort at Sheldon HS!

DHS wins in all four divisions against both Sheldon and Jesuit/Saint Francis.  Congratulations on an outstanding, inspirational team effort.  The coaches are so proud!

Click here for individual results 

Please take a look at your marks.  If you see any errors, please email me with the specifics.

Thank you to our parent drivers and bus riders!  

Stanford Invitational

Congrats to the small group of DHS athletes who competed at the Stanford Invitational.  

Sophie finishes 17th in the 3200m. 

Hannah clears 5'4.25" to finish 3rd in the high jump.  She had a very near miss at 5'6", clipping the bar with her ankles on the way down. 

Tazio takes 9th in the discus.

Outstanding efforts by both 4x4 relay teams: The boys - Jeremy, JoeVo, Jayce, Jupa - finish 15th.  Jupa finishes with a 49.7 split! The girls - Odessa, Abby, Bailee, Lily - finish 21st. 

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Sondre Takes First at the Texas Relays

Sondre and Coach Atle traveled to the prestigious Texas Relays over the weekend.  Sondre's 17'11" vault won a loaded competition - Three athletes over 17!  Way to go, Sondre! 

Click here for the Milesplit Interview with Sondre

Spring Break Practices

If you're in town, practice is mandatory.  Here's what's happening on the track: 

Coach Elliott will hold practices for sprinters/hurdlers/jumpers on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 11:00am. 

Coach Rick will hold practices for vaulters on Monday and Wednesday at 2:00pm. 

Coach Matt and Coach Kale will hold practices for throwers Monday through Friday, from 3pm-6pm. 

Distance Practice: Monday and Wednesday.  Be warmed up and ready to go at 11am.  Monday is treshold and Wednesday is vo2. 

If you're out of town, click here

Spring Break Workouts for out of town sprinters, hurdlers, vaulter, jumpers - Click Here!

If you're in town, talk to your even coach about spring break practice days/times.  

If you are out of town, please do these workouts to the best of your ability.  You've worked too hard to undo it with a week of nothing. 

DHS wins all four divisions against Grant and Pleasant Grove

Congrats to all who competed hard in the rain!  We had numerous outstanding early-season marks, season records, and personal records.  

Click here to view your results on athletic.net   

Email me if you see any errors.  Note about the 3200: due to poor lighting, we had a hard time with this event.  If you ran the 3200 and took a hand time with your watch, please email me your time.  This will help me apply your name to the dark shadow I see on the photo.  

Thanks to our parent volunteers!  We were well-staffed everywhere. 

Today's Meet Cancelled


Athletes, Parents, and Coaches, 

Elk Grove High School has cancelled today's meet due to the forecast of lightning.  We will reschedule the meet as soon as possible. 


Thank you, parent drivers!  You came through for us as you always do.  

Once again: No track meet today.  Practice instead. 


Intrasquad Meet Results

Thanks to our parent volunteers, coaches, and athletes - 'twas a spirited opening meet, even if it was just a practice.  

I'll announce team scores at practice. 

For now, please take a look at your individual results on athletic.net: Click here for the link

Going forward, athletic.net is a wonderful resource to monitor your progress over the course of your season and your high school career.  Find Davis High, click on your name and check out all of your results.  

Please double check your results.  If you see any errors, please email me right away.  Include your first and last name and be very specific with the mistake.  I'll take a look and fix it. 

Note: There was a timing glich is the girls 300h.  If you see NT next to your name, it means we missed your time due to lighting issues.  It's a practice meet for both the athletes and the timers!

Also, pole vault results coming soon... 

Sacramento State High School Track Classic

Congrats to our Sac St. competitors.  We had an excellent early-season meet, in spite of the cold and rain.  Numerous prs and excellent early-season efforts! 

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Congrats to our medal-winners: 

Abby Lo takes 2nd in the long jump with a pr of 16'4.5, and she takes 2nd in the triple jump as well. 

Hannah Lybbert and Tiya Kamba-Griffin tie for first in the high jump.  5' for both.  The competition was rained out at 5', and both girls were still in.  

Sophie Lodigiani finishes 3rd in the 3200. 

Sondre Guttormsen runs a very impressive 110h pr of 14.44, winning the event. 

Jupa Zarate-Sanchez takes 3rd in the 800m with a time of 1:58.88.

Olivia O'keeffe comfortably wins the 1600 with a time of 4:55.35.

The girls 4x4 - Cate, Bailee, Hannah, and Abby - take second overall. 



How to request an absence

Starting next week, we will take attendance at practice every day at 4:00pm.  After three unexcused absences, a student-athlete will be removed from the roster.  

Because we will now be holding student-athletes accountable for attending practice, it becomes especially important for athletes to communicate with coaches about conflicts. 

How does one request an excused absence?  

1. Log in to xcstats, and use the notify your coach of an absence function.  Once there, you will be able to click on the date(s) and select the category, i.e. "sick."  You will also be able to click the coaches you'd like to receive this request.  Always click Spencer Elliott, Tim Groth, and your specific event coach. 

2. Remember, you are not informing your coach of an absence; you are requesting that the coach excuse your absence.  In the body of the email, please phrase your request as a question. You might say, "My Auntie is visiting from Illinois.  She is only here one night.  May I miss practice so that I can spend as much time with her as possible?"  If you write something vague like, "family commitment," I will not excuse your absence.  

3. Please leave me enough time to respond.  The sooner we know about the possible absence, the better.  We need enough time to read the request and respond - at least 24 hours in advance.  Practice starts at 4pm.  If your request comes in at 3:57, we will not see it until after practice is over.  Unexcused. 

4. Open your email and read my response.  Do not assume that we granted your request.  Also, sometimes we have follow up questions.  

What if one is sick? 

If you attend school, you must attend practice.  If you do not attend school, you may not attend practice. If you miss practice because you are sick, please let me know through xcstats as soon as you can.  We understand that people can't predict sickness 24 hours in advance. 

Official Practice Begins Monday, 2/5

Our first practice will be on Monday at 4pm at the DHS Track. 

Make sure you've handled all of your responsibilities, so that you do not have to watch practice from the side.  Please contact Coach Elliott with any questions: selliott@djusd.net 

Click Here for the 2018 Informational Meeting Powerpoint

Please feel free to revisit the presentation from the informational meeting.  

Preparing for the 2018 Season

Winter Track begins after Thanksgiving Break.  Please visit www.dctfc.com to get signed up! 

Halden Invitational

Thank you, coaches and teams, for attending this year's meet.  We enjoyed having you!

Click here for Meet Results