Wear your uniform to practice on 5/1. If you're not in uniform, you're not in the picture.
Congratulations, DHS track and field athletes. We completed an undefeated season in all four divisions! Wow!
If you see any errors, please email me as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 email@example.com if you see any mistakes.
Great Job everybody!
Please take a look at your results on athletic.net, and email me with any errors.
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.
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.
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!
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"!
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!
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!
Thank you to our parent drivers and bus riders!
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.
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!
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 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.
Congrats to all who competed hard in the rain! We had numerous outstanding early-season marks, season records, and personal records.
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.
Subject: 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.
WE WILL STILL HAVE PRACTICE AT 4PM AS WE ALWAYS DO.
Thank you, parent drivers! You came through for us as you always do.
Once again: No track meet today. Practice instead.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to revisit the presentation from the informational meeting.