Nathan Tracy became the 4th boy to earn his t-shirt this Summer with a time of 8:55 up The Grinder.
Makayla Stepp ran the second fastest girls' time ever at 9:48, only one second off Danielle West's record.
The boys varsity ran up to Battlecreek Falls this morning for their run as a change of pace.
Coach Versaw published his Boys' NXN-SW Preview on Milesplit. This article previews the top ten teams from last year's Southwest Regionals with a few other teams highlighted. Pre-Season rankings will not be out for a several weeks. Coach Mostert is an NXN-SW ambassador for Utah (along with Coach Talley at Davis), and contributes to the coaches' poll.
At the Timpanogos Half-Marathon, we had a fun time manning the first water station at mile 3 (although we did wake up some campers at the Sawmill Campground). Many people said thank you and complemented the job the kids did handing out water and sports drink to the participants. The kids then had a fun time running down the last ten miles of the course for their Saturday run. Results
Coach Dunkley won the women's division and was 5th overall in 1:11:39. SO much for retirement.
Alumna Erminia Martinez was the 15th overall woman in 1:29:32.
Team mom Nicole Warner was 17th overall woman in 1:29:51.
Tyler Bell was the 7th male overall in 1:20:17.
Coach Mann was the 34th male overall in 1:29:34.
The Speedy Spaniard 10k was won this morning by Caveman alumnus Mike Felix with a time of 32:13.
Mack Morrison placed third in 34:01, and Coach Mostert placed 7th in 36:31. Speedy Spaniard Results
Future Caveman Matthew Morrison won the 1 Mile Run in 6:01.1.
Congratulations to Tyler Bell for earning his Grinder t-shirt this morning. He conquered the hill in 8:56.
This Saturday, We will be helping out at the Timp Half-Marathon at the starting line and the first water stop as a fund raiser for the Caveman Track Club. We need as many athletes and parents to help as we can possibly get. Parents, if you can help (it is very early Saturday morning), have your athlete sign up at the Wednesday morning run. We will meet at AFHS at 5:00 AM and will be done early, even with the boys running back to AFHS afterward. We need at least 35 people total.
We just returned from three fun-filled days of running, playing around, and eating good food at our high altitude camp held at Timpooneke Campground on Mt. Timpanogos. We had over 40 athletes this year; our second largest camp ever. Thanks to our chaperones: Mrs. Gunther, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Bardin, Mr. Morrison, Mr. Lundahl, Mr. Bench, and Principal Finch (welcome to AFHS). We would also like to thank the other parents who helped transport the team to and from camp.
The kids got to know each other better and set their team goals for the season.
We also had some fun runs to Scout Falls, Salamander Flats, and the Tibble Fork Road. We also had one of our best camp relays ever.
Coach Versaw posted his pre-season analysis of girls 5A in Milesplit today. Although the girl's team is not mentioned, we have been working hard to be one of the top teams in Utah and the Southwest Region. Davis, Bingham, and Lehi are the teams mentioned as top in the State. Since Bingham and Lehi are in our Region IV, let's keep working hard and improving to beat these teams. There are 43 days until the Grass Relays and 96 days until State.
The Cavemen had several team members participate in the Freedom Run in Provo this morning.
In the 10k race:
Diane Leach 1st - F13-15 (119 overall) in 45:00.
Zac Jacklin 1st - M13-15 (8 overall) in 35:44.
Tyler Bell 2nd - M13-15 (12 overall) in 36:48.
Ashton Jensen 5th - M13-15 (61 overall) in 42:17.
Alumnus Mack Morrison -1st - M16-19 (7 overall) in 31:36.
In the 5k race:
Lexie Wright 1st - F10-12 (142 overall) in 22:20.
Matthew Morrison 6th - M10-12 (137 overall) 22:16.
Benson Gunther 4th - M16-19 (8 overall) 17:03.
Milesplit.com has published an analysis of the upcoming season. It was written by Alan Versaw, coach at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Co.. It points out the obvious: Davis is our big competition for this Fall. XCNATION.com has come out with their pre-season top 100. Davis is ranked 3rd in their rankings, while the Cavemen are 14th.
Let's keep working hard to make up the difference between our two teams from track season. We did it last year, and if we continue training like we have, we can do it again! Milesplit Analysis
Remember, today is the first day of our Tuesday, Thursday meetings at AFHS at 5:00 PM.