Monday, December 12, 2011

Practice 12/12-12/15 and 12/19/21

We will be holding VOLUNTARY practices 3-4 times per week until the Christmas Break to jump start your training and metabolism before you eat your body weight in fudge this holiday season. Note: These are voluntary. I will meet with the distance runners on Monday and Wednesday, and the Sprinters Tuesday and Thursday.


Utah State and BYU will also be holding some camps during the holidays so if you'd like more information come and see me.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Star Valley Indoor Schedule 2012

1/14- USU
1/21,22- Weber State
1/27- Utah Distance Classic (distance runners only)
2/3,4- UHSTCA @ Olympic Oval
2/16,17,18- Simplot Games
3/2,3- State Indoor @ Gillette

There is also a holiday track clinic at BYU in Provo the 30th, 31st and the USU track clinics will be 1/6,7. If you are interested see Coach Draney for details. We will be meeting in a couple of weeks to get numbers and outline season goals and expectations.

Monday, May 16, 2011

State @ Casper

Here is a link for events/heats for State this weekend. Congratulations to all those who qualified. We will leave Wednesday after 3rd period and be home late Saturday night.

All-Conference Recipients 2011: Joshua Call, Grant Cameron, Ben McArthur, David Livingston, Ivy Myers, McKenzie Wellard, McKinly Laker, Christy Clinger

Monday, May 9, 2011

Regional Track 2011 Friday and Saturday

We will be leaving Thursday night after school for the Regional Track Meet. We will have entries/athletes posted by tomorrow morning. Those not attending will need to wash and return their gear tomorrow and Wednesday after school. Here is the order of events for this weekend.

4A West Regional Track

Friday, May 13th

Field Events
9:00 AM Pole Vault - Boys Followed by 4A Girls
Long Jump - Girls
Discus - Boys
11:30 AM High Jump - Girls
2:00 PM Long Jump - Boys
Shot Put - Girls Running Events
9:00 AM 800 Meter Run Finals
9:40 AM 100 Meter Int. Hurdles Prelims
110 Meter Int. Hurdles Prelims
10:25 AM Adaptive Fun Run Finals
10:40 AM 100 Meter Dash Prelims
11:30 AM 300 Meter Low Hurdles Prelims
300 Meter Int. Hurdles Prelims
2:00 PM 200 Meter Dash Prelims
2:45 PM 3200 Meter Run Finals
4:15 PM 4x100 (400 M) Meter Relay Finals
5:00 PM 400 Meter Dash Prelims

Saturday, May 14th
Field Events
9:00 AM Triple Jump - Boys
Discus - Girls
11:30 AM High Jump - Boys
2:00PM Triple Jump - Girls
Shot Put - Boys
Running Events
9:00 AM 4x800 (3200 M) Meter Relay Finals
10:00 AM 100 Meter Int. Hurdles Finals
110 Meter High Hurdles Finals
11:15 AM 100 Meter Dash Finals
11:30 AM Presentation of Southwest District Administrators Association 4-A Athletes
1:00 PM 400 Meter Dash Finals
1:35 PM 1600 Meter Run Finals
3:00PM 300 Meter Low Hurdles Finals
300 Meter Int. Hurdles Finals
3:30PM 200 Meter Dash Finals
4:30 PM 4x400 (1600 M) Meter Relay Finals

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Crazy Week...

We have had a crazy week here. Between 4 meets, SBO elections, and every distraction under the sun...we're still standing. We're proud of the commitment and competitiveness that many of you have shown us despite all that is going on. Here are some links and things to help you plan the rest of the weekend. We have a group in Provo for the BYU meet. The schedule of events can be found HERE. Those competing will leave today after school and be back Saturday afternoon. Those of you that are going to Soda Springs tomorrow will leave at 11 a.m. and be home around 8 or 9 p.m. Field events start at 1 p.m. and track events @ 2:00.

Results from the Lynn Williams Meet in Jackson yesterday can be found HERE

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tiger-Grizz Results/Dave Draney Invitational

Results from the Marathon that is known as Tiger-Grizz can be found here.

The Annual Dave Draney Invitational will be held tomorrow at Star Valley High School. Field Events will start at 1 p.m. and Track Events at 1:30. We are still looking for a little help running some of the events. If you are interested, let Coach Draney or the Main Office know.

Congratulations to Brendon Welker, David Livingston, and Hailey Ricks for qualifying for the Wyoming Classic this weekend in Casper!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Braves 2nd, Lady Braves 4th @ Green River

Yesterday we were able to enjoy some competition and a little sunshine. The Braves swept the relays with wins in the 4x100, 4x800, and 4x400, with solid performances at nearly every event. The Lady Braves came in 4th, albeit with a smaller team due to music festival.

We are looking to be at full force this Saturday when we leave for Rock Springs @ 5:30 a.m. from the High School. The meet will start @ 9 a.m.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Time to compete!!!!!

We will be leaving for Green River Wednesday morning @ 9 a.m. Weigh-ins are at non and the meet starts at 1:00. The order of events will be as follows:

Field Events

1:00 p.m. ( 4 jumps / throws, no finals)

Triple Jump – boys followed by girls
Long Jump – girls followed by boys
Pole Vault –girls followed by boys
Discus – boys followed by girls
Shot Put – girls followed by boys
High Jump – girls followed by boys

Track Events

Girls followed by boys. All running events will be timed finals.

1:00 p.m. 4 X 800 Relay
100 Intermediate Hurdles
110 High Hurdles
100 Meter Dash
1600 Meter Run
4 X 100 Meter Relay
400 Meter Dash
300 Meter Hurdles
800 Meter Run
200 Meter Dash
3200 Meter Run
4 X 400 Meter Relay

Pack a lunch/dinner come dressed ready to run and lets see if we can have a good meet. You must check into 1st hour. We will release @ 8:50.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shelly on Thursday

We will be leaving at 12:30 on Thursday to compete in Shelly, ID

The meet starts @ 3:30 and the order of events is as follows:

Running Events

Medley Relay
3200m run
100m Hurdles
110m Hurdles
4x 200m Relay
100m Dash
800m run
4x100m Relay
400m Dash
300m Intermediate Hurdles
200m Dash
1600m run
4x400m Relay

Field Events

Shot Put Girls followed by Boys
Discus Boys followed by Girls
Pole Vault Girls followed by Boys
High Jump Boys followed by Girls
Long Jump Open pit 4 jumps in the south pit running north
Triple Jump Open pit 4 jumps in the north pit running north

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cougar Relays Information

Coaches and athletes, we are excited to invite you to the 2nd annual Cougar Relays.

DATES: Friday and Saturday March 18-19, 2011

LOCATION: Kearns High School, 5525 Cougar Lane, Kearns , Utah

SANCTION: While we are sanctioned by the UHSAA we have chosen not to be a qualifying meet for several reasons. We are an early season meet and do not want to chance one of your qualifying meets on weather and athlete preparation. Many of our events are not state events and most important of all this is a meet to have fun, let athletes try new events and learn to love the team concept of track and field, without the pressure to qualify for the state meet.

DIVISIONS: We will be running two divisions, a freshman / sophomore division and a junior/senior division. (Freshmen and sophomores may run in the older division BUT juniors and seniors cannot compete in the younger division.)

EVENT LIMITATIONS: Each athlete is allowed 4 events per day. For example an athlete may compete in four field events on one day and four running events the next day. A freshman or sophomore may compete in a varsity field event on Friday and the same event with the younger relay team on Saturday. Each school will be allowed only one relay per classification and gender classification.

HEATS AND FLIGHTS: We are placing a two heat limit on all running events. Please register early to insure the events you want. The first heat will be seeded by time. Times are not required at registration unless you desire to be in the seeded heat.
FIELD EVENTS: You are allowed four athletes per relay team. The teams mark is determined by totaling the best jump or throw of each of those four athletes. Individuals are invited to participate but you need four athletes to score for the team.

SCORING: The boys and girls are scored as one team. We have a couple of co-ed relays.
The freshmen/ sophomore relays score three places, 1st = 5pts 2nd =3pts and 3rd place scores one point toward the total team score. ( our younger athletes have a chance to help the team place, and feel more a part of the team.)
Varsity relays score eight places 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

AWARDS: Each winning relay will receive a baton. We will award trophies to the three highest scoring schools.

REGISTRATION FEES: $5 per relay team with a $200 maximum for the school.
(If you were to compete in all 70 relays your cost is still only $200.)

Field events and running events are competed on different days. This allows the athlete not to worry about a running relay while they are competing in a field event. We have found that marks seem to be better. We also stagger the flights so throwers do not have to be in two places at once.

Freshman/sophomore running events

Varsity field events


3:30 P.M. women’s high jump, men’s long jump, men’s discus, women’s javelin , men’s and women’s shot put, women’s pole vault

6:00 P.M. men’s high jump, women’s long jump, men’s javelin women’s discus, men’s pole vault, and the completion of the shot put.In the throws and long jump we will have four throws and no finals.

7:30 P.M.(or at the completion of the women’s long jump) men’s and women’s triple jump.
The freshmen/sophomore running events will begin at 4:00 P.M. The women will compete first in each event.

Varsity running events
Freshman/sophomore field events

8:30A.M. Coaches meeting

9:00 A.M. running events begin

9:00 A.M. women’s high jump, women’s pole vault , men’s long jump , women’s javelin, men’s discus, men’s and women’s shot put

11:30 A.M. men’s high jump, men’s pole vault, women’s long jump, men’s javelin, women’s discus, completion of men’s and women’s shot put
1:00 P.M. men’s and women’s triple jump

4x3200 All athletes will run together in this event with the four times of your athletes added together for the team time. (We are not so cruel as to make you sit through a true relay.)If necessary we will run two heats with the first being the fast heat.

Shuttle hurdle relay



9th /10th grade throwers 4x100 (only athletes who will compete in the shot and discus and will not be in any other running events are allowed.)


Co-ed sprint medley (girl 100 boy 100 girl 200 boy 400)

Medley relay (200, 200, 400,800)

Distance medley (1200,400,800,1600)


Co-ed 4x400

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2011 Outdoor Season Underway...

To celebrate our lovely spring weather we started the outdoor season yesterday. A couple of notes you need to know.

*If you are coming directly from a winter sport you need 4 practices before you compete, otherwise you need to have 9 practices.

*You need to have a physical on file with the office before you can practice.

*You should be at practice unless it is an emergency or something that cannot be scheduled at another time. 2nd unexcused absence and you are no longer on the team.

*Bring your positive attitude and willingness to be coached and work hard and we will have a great year!

Schedule 2011

3/18-19- Cougar Relays-Kearns
3/26- Bulldog Invitational-Provo (b) Green River Invite
4/7- Shelly Invitational- Shelly, ID (2 p.m. start)
4/13- Evanston Ivitational
4/16- Tiger Invite- Rock Springs
4/23- Roy Peck Invite- Riverton
4/27- Dave Draney Invite
4/30- Wyo Classic (Qualifying Meet)
5/4- Jackson Invite
5/6-Soda Springs (JV)
5/ 7- BYU (Qualifying Meet)
5/13-14- Regionals @ Rock Springs
5-19-21- State @ Casper

*We will stick to this as weather/circumstances permit

Thursday, February 24, 2011

State Indoor @ Gillette

It is hard to believe but then end of the indoor season is upon us. Next Thursday morning we will be leaving for Gillette. Here is an order of events for those planning to make the long trip.

Indoor State Schedule

Friday, March 4th 2011

Track Events will be on a Running Schedule Field Events

1:00 PM 1600m Finals 1:00 Boys Long Jump
400m Finals Girls Triple Jump
55 Hurdle Prelims Girls Pole Vault
55m Prelims Boys High Jump
200m Prelims Girls Shot Put
4X800m Relay Finals

Saturday, March 5th 2011

Track Events will be on a Running Schedule Field Events

10:00 AM 800m Finals 10:00 Girls Long Jump
55 Hurdle Finals Boys Triple Jump
55m Finals Girls High Jump
200m Finals Boys Shot Put
3200m Finals Boys Pole Vault
4X400m Relay Finals

Monday, January 31, 2011

UHSTCA Championship Meet

UHSTCA Invitational Championships
February 4 and 5 @ the Olympic Ice Oval

Spectators will be charged
$3.00 per individual.

5662 South 4800 West Cougar Lane
DIRECTIONS: Take I-215 south to 4700 south. Go west on 4700 south to Bangerter Highway.
Turn left on Bangerter and go south to 5300 south. Take a right on 5300 and go west to 4800 west.
Take a left on 4800 west (Cougar Lane). The Olympic Ice Oval is on the west side of the road. You
really can’t miss it.

Friday, Feb. 4
3:00 pm Check in all Field Events (Ice Oval)

4:00 pm- Boys’ Shot Put (Kearns High School)
4:00 pm- Girls’ Long Jump (ice oval)
4:00 pm- Boys’ High Jump (Kearns Rec Center)
4:00 pm- Boys’/Girls’ Pole Vault (ice oval)
5:30 pm- Girls’ Shot Put (Kearns High School)
5:30 pm- Girls’ High Jump (Kearns Rec Center)
5:30 pm- Boys’ Long Jump (ice oval)
6:30 pm- Boys’ Triple Jump
6:30 pm- Girls’ Triple Jump

Friday, Feb. 4
3:00 Track open
4:00 1600 M Run
400 M Dash
4 X 800 M Relay

Saturday, Feb. 5
8:00 am Start
9:00 am-60m HH Prelims
60m Dash Prelims
4 x 200
60m HH Finals
60m Dash Finals
800m Run
200m Dash
3200m Run
4 x 400 Relay

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Utah Distance Challenge

After nearly 1/3 of the team was wiped out due to illness, we will get back on the horse and get some marks and compete @ the Olympic Oval. For a little preview the distance crew will be headed down to race on the "big oval" this Friday. 3 more athletes qualified for the Simplot Games.

Utah Distance Challenge
Friday – January 28, 2011 at the Olympic Oval (5662 Cougar Lane, Kearns)

4:00 pm Track open for warm-up
5:00 pm Girls 1600m
5:30 pm Boys 1600m
6:00 pm Girls 400m
6:20 pm Boys 400m
6:40 pm Girls 800m
7:05 pm Boys 800m
7:30 pm Girls 3200m
7:45 pm Boys 3200m
$5 per athlete—covers all events; no cost for coaches and spectators
1. We will run the fast heat first in each event. Races will not begin before the scheduled time, but may start late based on the number of participants.
2. ¼ inch pyramid spikes (or smaller). Spikes may only be worn on the track surface. Please remove your spikes when leaving the track.
3. Athletes need to be at the starting line for check-in 15 minutes prior to their event.
4. We have permission from the Olympic Oval to bring in our own food, but need to be sure to clean up after ourselves.
5. Runners from states other than Utah are invited to participate.

Questions – Contact Corbin Talley (801-580-8713) or
Results will be printed at the meet, and will also be posted on

Monday, January 17, 2011

BYU Indoor Results/Weber State Information

We were excited an pleased with the performances that were posted this last weekend. We know that you will continue to work hard to improve your marks. Complete results can be found @

We will leave after 2nd period on Friday for Weber St. Indoor.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BYU Indoor Invitational Information

Information for the 2011 BYU Indoor meet can be found HERE. (Find BYU HS indoor under HS/JH events & click on page icon next to the magnifying glass.)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Parent Meeting

We will be having out annual Star Valley Braves Track & Field Parent meeting Wednesday Night @ 6 p.m. in the auditorium. It is necessary that we go over goals and expectations for the year so we can reach our goals. School/Team procedure and policy need to be discussed so we are all on the same page. So that no one is blind-sided by anything, please attend.