Team Spotlight - Davis High School, Kaysville, Utah; Girls & Boys
This interview features the Davis High School (Kaysville, Utah) girls and boys teams, from a state known for producing outstanding distance runners and cross country squads. The Davis girls crew returns the top five from their 2011 Utah 5A State Championship team. The Davis boys return five of seven from their third place Nike Cross National team.
School, location (city, state) - Davis High School, Kaysville, UT
Team (boys, girls, both) – girls & boys
Head Coach – Corbin Talley
Assistant Coaches – Brad Anderson
Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, PR’s –
Shea Martinez, Sr - 2 time Utah State 5A Champ, 2010 NXN Individual Qualifier; 800m - 2:07.5, 1600m - 4:56, 5k XC – 17:56
Ellie Child, Sr - this will be her first year of cross country, soccer player until this year; 800m - 2:14, 1600m - 4:58;
Madi Garlock, So - 4th at State in 2011; 800m - 2:18, 1600m - 5:14
Joanna Boyd, Sr - 7th at State in 2011; 1600m - 5:21, 3200m - 11:40
Taylor Cox, Jr - 800m - 2:15, 1600m - 5:08
Chelsey Johnson, Jr - 1600m - 5:22, 3200m - 11:26
Ashley Tyndall, Jr - 1600m - 5:25, 3200m - 11:30
Brayden Cromar, Sr – 5th at State in 2011 , member of 2011 NXN #3 Team;1600m - 4:18, 3200m - 9:08
Preston Johnson, Sr – 8th at State in 2011, member of 2011 NXN #3 Team; 3200m - 9:39
Alex Hedquist, Sr - member of 2011 NXN #3 Team; 1600m - 4:20, 3200m - 9:22
Skylar Williams, Jr -member of 2011 NXN #3 Team; 1600m - 4:19
Jackson Sagers, Sr - member of 2011 NXN #3 Team; 800m - 1:55
Andrew Aposhian, Sr - 3200m - 9:27
Hayden Hansen, Sr - 3200m - 9:41
Key(s) to the success of your team –
Girls - We have talent and a lot of hard workers. The key is going to be to stay positive, unified and healthy. We need to perform well at the Bob Firman Invitational in September, and be ready for the state meet and NXN Southwest meet.
Boys - We need to stay hungry and focused. We have a lot of great senior leaders, a lot of experience, and have had a great track season and summer. We need some of the younger guys to step up and continue to push and challenge our veterans.
Your favorite meet(s) –
Murray Invite, Bob Firman Invitational (Boise, ID), Utah State Championships, NXN Regionals and Nationals.
What you most love about cross country - The teamwork; the challenging courses.
Teams you most enjoy competing against -
Girls - American Fork, Ogden, Skyline
Boys - American Fork, Mountain View, North Central WA
Team goals for the season – Boys and girls state titles; qualify both teams for NXN; enjoy the journey.
See the Davis HS MileSplit webpage at http://ut.milesplit.com/teams/DAV .