Monday, July 24, 2017

Jr. Olympics Day 1

Day 1: Madison 1500 meter Racewalk
So this is the text I got Sunday night (Late last night) from her mother, "I am hoping that she will run.  She has a pounding headache that feels like someone's hitting her with a hammer, she has a fever, she has no energy and is sleeping constantly.  We have gotten her medicine, and have given her a blessing and we are trying to fill her with good things although her appetite is zero." Then this follow up this morning..."No headache or fever at the moment.  She is super negative and agitated.  She needs to hang with you and pumped with positive juices.  Her being sick has brought in a lot of negativeness. 😩. HELP"
So not exactly how we wanted to start the week off especially since this came on so quickly.  Well she showed up and I did my thing with the "positive juices" (a little secret that only Maddy and I know about) and she went out there and took 5th in her heat with a 13 second PR!!!  She came in ranked 24th of 49 athletes and finished 19th overall with her new PR!  So PROUD of you Maddy for "doing hard things" when you didn't think you could do it!  Life lesson learned!!  Oh did I mention that her race was at 4pm and it was 92+ degrees with about 52% Humidity!  So tomorrow is the Opening Ceremonies which are always fun to attend.  We do not have anyone competing tomorrow so next update will be Wednesday night.  BTW, if you want to watch the Jr. Olympics go to USATF.TV

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jr. Olympics here we come!!!!

This week (July 24-30) is the Jr. Olympics in Lawrence, Kansas!!!  Congratulations to all the athletes who are competing this week!
Wesley Rae 9-10 Boys 1500 Meters
Jackson Slack 9-10 Boys 800 and 1500 Meters
Dominique McKenzie 13-14 Boys 100 and 200 Meters

Madison Slack 11-12 Girls 800, 1500 Racewalk and 1500 Meters
Chloe Taylor 17-18 Girls 400 Hurdles
Starlee Woodbury 17-18 Girls 100 and 100 Hurdles

So proud of your time and effort in qualifying for this meet!  You have dedicated your summer to get here so now..."Remember to run FAST and MAKE THEM CHASE YOU!!!"

800/1500 Runners (Workouts for this week)
Monday: 3X450 at 800 meter pace with 4 mins recovery
Tuesday: 2-3 easy miles with 6 striders at end of run.
Wednesday: 6X200 at 400 meter pace with 4 mins recovery
Thursday: 2-3 easy miles with 6 striders at end of run.
Friday: Warm-ups and then 5X50 Flys
Saturday: Warm-ups and flys

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Practice schedule for the week of July 17-21

Hey Team,
So this is the last week of the season for practice as next week we will be at the Jr Olympics for those that have qualified.  I need to know the final list of those athletes that are going by Tuesday.  The cost per event is $8 and the Heptathlon is $24.  Please get this money to me as soon as possible.  Here is the schedule for this week.
6:30-8pm Distance runners
7:30-9:30am Sprinters/Hurdlers

It is going to be HOT this week again so remember to HYDRATE and get your REST!!!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Practice schedule for the week of July 10-14

Hey Team,
So we are back at it this week at our regular schedules.

Distance: 6:30-8:00am
Sprinters/Hurdlers 7:30-9:30am

For those athletes that have qualified for the JR Olympics I need to know who is going so I can get you registered.  Please let me know by Tuesday.

Again it is going to be a HOT week so remember to HYDRATE and get your REST!!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Practice for the week of July 3rd-8th

Hey Team,
So this week is the annual "NO CONTACT" period for me.  So all High School coaches cannot hold practices.  So this week you are on your own.  I will post the workouts here so that you can try to stay on track for the Jr. Olympics.  Normal practice times will resume the week of July 10th.

Monday: 12-17 X Hills  Sprint up, jog/walk back focusing on Knee lift and fast arms
Tuesday: Recovery run 3-5 miles with 8 strides after
Wednesday: 3X1200 repeats (3000m pace) with 2 mins recovery
Thursday: Recovery run 3-5 miles with 8 strides after
Friday: 12X200 repeats (400 meter pace, 200 jog recovery)
Saturday: Long run 5-7 miles

Monday: 5X50 Fly's
               6X Hills walk back recovery
Tuesday: 5X50 Fly's
               3 point starts to 20-25-30-35-40 meters
Wednesday: 5X50 Fly's
                    120-150-250-150-120 at 95% with 8 mins active recovery
Thursday: 5X50 Fly's
                 Coaches 400 (sprint 100, walkback 50)
Friday: 5X50 Fly's
            3 points starts to 25-30-40-50 meters

As with all our workouts do warmups first then do the workout and then lunge and stretch after.  Remember to HYDRATE and get your REST!  It gets warmer as the week goes on.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Practice schedule for the week of June 26-30

Hey Team,
WOW, what a weekend!  Congratulations to all of our Quickfeet athletes that competed in Boise (Region 11 meet) and in Sacramento (USA Jr. Outdoor Nationals).  It is such an HONOR to work with each of you!  Here are our results (top 5 qualify for Jr. Olympics):

Kaylee Carter: 2nd Heptathlon

RayAnna Peterson: 1st 3000 meters PR 13:59.20
                                5th 1500 meters PR
                                5th 800 meters PR

Madison Slack: 1st 1500 Racewalk PR and new Region 11 record by 1:03
                          3rd 1500 meters
                          2nd 800 meters

Jackson Slack: 1st 1500 meters PR and new Region 11 record 5:12.18
                         1st 800 meters PR 2:33.49

Westley Rae: 5th 1500 meters
                     10th 400 meters
                      7th 800 meters

Chloe Taylor: 3rd 400 meter Hurdles PR
                       8th 100 meter Hurdles

McKinley Slack: 2nd 400 PR
                            6th 100
                            1st 800

Dominique McKenzie: 3rd 100 PR 12.33
                                      3rd 200 PR 25.04

Marcus McKenzie: 1st 400 56.49 PR

Starlee Woodbury: 2nd 100 Hurdles
                               3rd 100 meters

Champson Salley: 3rd 200 meters PR
                              3rd 400 meters PR
                              8th 100 meters PR

Jaslyn Gardner: 15th at USA jr. Nationals 200

As you can see ALL of our athletes that competed at the Region Meet Qualified for the Jr. Olympics!!!!  14 NEW PR's!!  AMAZING!!  Great job again athletes and a big shout out to Coach Ben Martin for all his help this year!!!
Here is this weeks schedule:
6:30-8am Distance
7:30-9:30am Sprinters/Hurdlers/Throwers
Remember to HYDRATE and get your REST!!!!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Practice Schedule for the week of June 19-24

Hey Team,
Congratulations to those athletes that were able to compete at the Utah Summer Games!  We had some fantastic performances in some HOT conditions!  This is a HUGE week so here is this weeks schedule.

6:30-8am Distance
7:30-9:30am Sprinters/Hurdlers

Usatf Region 11 Meet in Meridian, Idaho at Mountain View High School.  Top 5 in each event qualify for the Jr Olympics in Kansas next month.

One of our Quickfeet athletes (Jaslyn Gardner) has qualified for the USA JR Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California.  She may be the only Utah High School athlete that has ever qualified for this meet.  She will be competing against athletes that are 20yrs and under (yes some College athletes).

Remember to HYDRATE (Its going to be HOT!!) and get your REST!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Practice schedule for the week of June 12-17

Hey Team,
So we had a great showing at the Utah State Meet this past weekend in Draper.  So proud of our athletes and how well they performed after only 5 practices.  Here is this weeks schedule:
6:30-8:00am Distance runners
7:30-9:30am Sprinters/Jumpers/Throwers

Friday and Saturday is the Utah Summer Games in Cedar City.  For those competing you will need to go to  you can sign-up for whatever events you want online.  Let me know if you have any questions.
Remember to get your rest and HYDRATE!!!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Schedule for the week of June 5th-10th

Sorry for the late post tonight.  I literally just got back from New Mexico for the Great Southwest Track Meet.  We had a LONG  So here is the schedule for this week.

6:30-8am Distance Runners
7:30-9:30am Sprinters
Hurdlers and Jumpers will stay after the Sprinters practice to work on those events.
9:00-11:00am Throwers

State Meet at Corner Canyon High in Salt Lake

Don't freak out that it is this week and the kids may not be as ready.  Our State moves every athlete through to the Region Meet in 3 weeks.  This is the one we need to be ready for.  Please make sure all your athletes have registered on (The link is above in the first post of this page).  Let me know if you have any questions.
It is HOT so remember to HYDRATE and get your REST!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 Track Season Begins!!!!

Hey team our first practice will be Tuesday May 30th at 8am at Snow Canyon High.  This is for everyone.  Parents please come to pick up/fill out registration forms.  All athletes need to go to the top post of the blog and follow the instructions to join usatf.  See you on Tuesday!!!****We only have practice on Tuesday and Wednesday this week! We will start fresh on Monday June 5th***

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Snow Canyon Track Camp!!!

The Snow Canyon Track camp will start on Monday April 10th at 5:00-6:30 pm at the Snow Canyon track. It will be 10 sessions long and $40. Make checks payable to Snow Canyon High School. The camp will be on the following dates (April 10,12,18,19,24,26 May 1,3,8,9). BTW, it includes a shirt!!! Let me know if you have any questions!