Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congrats to former Herriman standout and team captain Rory Linkletter for his amazing performance taking 2nd in the 10k at the NCAA Championships! Watch the race HERE, but the best part is the last 800 meters.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BBQ Time Change

BBQ has been moved back to 7:00pm on Thursday so that those who want to go support soccer can do so.  Please bring a side dish, and only athletes and parents. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

End of the Season

Well, Herriman Track and Field had a solid week!  JV Region had some good performances, especially from our younger underclassmen.  Our boys had a solid performance and some State scorers including Jaren Cump winning the Shot Put.  The girls were awesome and fought hard through the entire 2 day meet and just came up short of a trophy by a few points, 3rd overall finish.  We are excited for another run for some championships next year, since we will return most of our main athletes and will some have up and comers as well.  Tough season but we finished strong and we have a bright future.  
Thanks to the athletes who worked hard and were consistent, to the parents who were supportive and helpful, and to the coaches who spend a lot of extra time away from their families to keep this program rolling.

We will have our awards BBQ for those athletes that finished out the season, and competed at either Region or JV Region, on Thursday at 7:00pm in the HS Cafeteria. This way those that want to can go to the soccer game.   Please bring yourself , your parents, and bring a pot luck side dish (i.e. things like salads, chips, fruit, desserts, etc.).  Dress is nice casual.

Those interested in Cross Country, we will have a parent meeting on Wednesday in the Tech Atrium at 6:00pm.  Please spread the word if you know people who are interested, starting with those going into 9th grade. 

Congrats to Tori Bailey for winning both Shot Put and Discus and Jaren Cump for winning Shot Put at State!

Congrats to Corbin Romney for receiving the Academic All-State Award!  

Congrats to those who broke school records at State: Adam Wood - 800 meter,  Brielle Carr - Pole Vault,  Girl's 4x400 (Hailey Jensen, Jentri Wightman, Abby Tycksen and Emma Newbold).

Sunday, May 14, 2017

State Championships and JV Region

State Championships are Friday and Saturday at BYU. Bus will be at the school at 6:00am on Friday.  Team Dinner for those going to State on Thursday at 6:00pm at Hyer's (12459 Freedom Hill Way, Herriman), bring a side dish, i.e. salads, fruit, chips, etc..

Last week at Region we brought home both Girl's and Boy's championships!  Everyone stepped up and had great performances, that effort and those marks from athletes pushing themselves is what helped us get our 6th straight Region titles with both boys and girls.  Great job!  Those Athletes going to State need to have same desire and put in the same or better effort for us to be able to contend at the State Championships. 

JV Region will be at Lone Peak on Tuesday at 3:30pm.  Only those JV who helped with Twilight, been at practice regularly, and finished out the season will be able to compete. If you scored at Region you cannot compete, and those who do compete need to do their real events and not just go to mess around.  Buses will leave at 1:50pm.  Coaches will sign you up for your events at practice.

Congrats to our individual and relay Region Champs:   Adam Wood (Boy's 3200m, 1600m, and 800m), Tori Bailey (Girl's Discus, Shot Put), Blake Freeland (Boy's Javelin), Girls 4x100 Relay (Lauren Hyer, Emma Newbold, Hailey Jensen, Abby Tycksen),  Girls 4x400 Relay (Hailey Jensen, Jentri Wightman, Emma Newbold, Abby Tycksen).

Congrats to the Girls 4x400 Relay (Hailey Jensen, Jentri Wightman, Emma Newbold, Abby Tycksen) for breaking the school record set the first year Herriman was opened!  And to Adam Wood who tied Connor Jones' 800m record to the hundredth second.

Congrats to those who qualified for State at Region:  Kayla Butterfield (100m and 300m Hurdles), Adam James Dunyon ( 110m Hurdles), Mica Rivera (1600m), Meg Nielsen (1600m and 3200m), Ashton Atkinson (100m, 200m, 400m), Riley Searle (400m), Peter White (3200m), Kylee Stange (Javelin), Kaylee Jensen (Shot Put), Christa Merrill (Discus), Karter Shaw (Discus).

We will have our Track and Field Awards BBQ May 25 in the HS Cafeteria at 6:00pm.  Details will follow next week.  We usually ask everyone that finished the season with Region or JV Region to come, only bring parents, and bring a potluck side dish.  We will do something similar this year.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 8-13, Region Championships

First off, thanks to all of the coaches, athletes, and parents who helped with our Twilight Invitational.  That might have been one of the best run meets in the history of Utah Track and Field.  Some of you went above and beyond to help it run smoothly.  THANK YOU!

Congrats to our Girls Team for winning our meet!  Boys were 3rd place and combined we nipped Syracuse by a point.

Region Championships are Wednesday and Thursday at Riverton.  HERE is the link to the schedule.  We will only excuse the athletes who are competing at Region early from school.  Also, we only got the buses for those competing.  Since Region is so close and doesn't start until 3:30 there is no reason to have the whole team on the buses and missing classes.  Buses will leave at 2:10pm and come back at 3:00pm for the athletes that are going to watch.  The meet entries will be finalized on Monday night when the Region coaches seed the meet.
Cost of Admissions       
  • Family Pass - $20 (for up to 7 individuals)
  • Two Day Family Pass - $30 (for up to 7 individuals)
  •  Student Pass - $4
  • Adult Pass - $5
  • Two Day Student pass -$6
  •  Two Day Adult Pass - $7.50
JV Region is next week on Tuesday, so those not competing at Region need to buckle down and get after it for one more week before your big meet.

Congrats to those who hit State Q marks at Twilight: Austin Pursley - Javelin , Gabrielle Whittekiend - Pole Vault,  Olivia Worlton - Shot Put, Abby Tycksen - 200 meterBoys 4x400 Relay (Ashton Atkinson, Eli Stephenson, Riley Searle, and Colby Stephenson).

Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 1-6

Sport Physicals Fall/Winter

University of Utah Health Care will be holding their annual Pre-Participation Physical day on Saturday May 6th at 9 a.m.

The location is the U of U South Jordan Health Center in Daybreak.
Address: 5126 W Daybreak Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095

The cost of the physical will be $20 with 100% of the money collected being donated back the school’s athletics fund.

You will need a parent with you and you will need to print off and bring your Physical Form from the UHSAA. You can get this from your Athletic Director or under the Sports Medicine tab.

If you have any questions, contact:
Lisa Anthony
Herriman High School Athletic Trainer
(404) 210-3300

For those not at practice on Thursday and Friday we talked about the necessity of being at practice everyday.  We gave the ultimatum of either beat practice or be done.  It is pretty disheartening for us as coaches to show up to practice and have 65 athletes there when we have 269 on the roster!  This is part of the reason why we have went from winning 4 straight State titles and 2nd place trophies to barely being ranked top 5 with both girls and boys.  We need to fix these things and step it up, it is crunch time!  Be committed or be done!   Thanks to those athletes who are there everyday working hard, it will pay off for you!

We have our Twilight Invitational this week on Friday evening, this is the big one for us!  All Athletes that are and are not competing are expected to be there to help.  There will be a $2 charge for all spectators.  The Field Events will start at 3:00pm and the Running Events at 4:00pm.   We want this meet to run as smoothly and quickly as possible and will need your help to do it.  If you are not at Twilight to help then you will not compete at Region or JV Region, which means you are pretty much done.  Be there and be helping!  We will also be prepping for this meet before hand at a couple of practices this week.  

If parents would like to help we can always use extra help.  Athletes will be given assignments at practices this week.  Most athletes will likely help with their related events for the most part and parents can help with those events as well, i.e. if your athlete is a long jumper then we could use your help with long jump.  Talk to the event coach and let them know if you can help for all or part of the time.  Ideally we would do shifts of helpers.  We can use parent help with taking money at the gate, all field events, awards peristyle, concessions, finish line, etc.  Let us know if you are willing and able to help, along with the times you are available.

Congrats to our girl's 4x400 relay ( Hailey Jensen, Gentri Wightman, Emma Newbold, and Abby Tycksen) for hitting a State Q mark on Saturday at Davis Invite.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24-29

We have Davis on Saturday, which might be the only dry day of this week.  We will enter as many of you into Davis as we can and then they choose who actually runs.  West Lake at West Lake is scheduled for Wednesday and buses will leave at 1:50pm.  Buses will leave to Davis at 6:30am on Saturday.

We need everyone hat hasn't to re-turn in grades, give these to Coach Dave James.  Just go to Skyward and print off a copy of your report card for 3rd quarter and bring it to practice.

We have had a lot of athletes showing up whenever they want and skipping practices.  Know that if this continues you will be cut from the team!  We are in crunch time now and it is time to get after it, not skip out.  Be at practice and work hard if you want to stay on this team!
Also, we have always had a rule that athletes need to help at meets and we have a huge team but a small amount of helpers, this needs to change immediately!  We have our Twilight Invite next weekend and everyone is required to be there and help if you are not competing, and those competing need to help too.  Those that do not help will not be allowed to compete at Region or JV Region.  Make sure you are there and doing your part.  Twilight is a premier Invite in our State and we want it to always be one of the best, but have to have everyone's help to make it happen.
Thank you to those that have been so helpful and doing good things whether you have been recognized for it or not.  Thanks to those parents who jump in and help too, especially to those who jumped in and helped run Long Jump on Tuesday's crazy meet, you are very much appreciated!  

Congrats to Mica Rivera for hitting a State Q mark at Wildcat Invite in the 3200 meter