A group of Davis High runners, nicknamed the "Dream Team," will be aiming for national stardom on March 8-10 in New York City.
The boys group, consisting of Brayden Cromar, Alex Hedquist, Skylar Williams and Jackson Sagers qualified to run in the 4 X 800-meter relay at the New Balance Indoor Nationas.
Not to be outdone, the Davis girls group, consisting of Taylor Cox, Joanna Boyd, Ellie Child and Shea Martinez qualified as well, setting a school and meet record at the regionals in Boise, Idaho. Their time of 9:14.86 was the fastest time in the nation at that point.
In the Jan. 25 Boise regional, the Davis boys ran in 8:01.38, also a school and meet record. The runners, coached by Corbin Talley and Brad Anderson, have been conducting fundraisers to gather the funds to get to New York City and run on the national stage.
For more information, call Shawna Cox at 801-455-0961.
Gatorade soccer honor for Alta player
Alta High School's Bizzy Phillips was recently named the 2012-13 Gatorade Utah girls soccer player of the year.
The 5-foot-4 junior midfielder scored 22 goals and passed for 18 assists this past season, leading the Hawks (18-1-1) to the state 5-A title game. She concluded her junior year with 35 goals and 40 assists in her prep soccer career.
Phillips has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. She has volunteered locally as part of fundraising campaigns to benefit diabetes and cancer research and as a youth soccer coach.
Phillips has made a verbal commitment to play soccer on an athletic scholarship at BYU beginning in the fall of 2014. She is also eligible for the national player of the year award.
NFHS offers new first aid course
With the assistance of the American Red Cross, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has developed a new first aid course -- "First Aid, Health and Safety for Coaches" -- for its online Coach Education Program at www.nfhslearn.com.
The course -- one of two core courses along with "Fundamentals of Coaching" -- is designed to provide interscholastic coaches an overview of first aid, as well as the best practices for many first aid situations that coaches may encounter. A certificate of completion, which is valid for two years, will be available to individuals who complete the course.
The two core courses in the NFHS Coach Education Program provide coaches content from all eight domains contained in the National Standards for Sport Coaches, which were established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) in 2006.
All NFHS Coach Education Program courses are available at www.nfhslearn.com.
The 2013 Utah High School State Diving Finals were held on Friday at BYU, with Murray's Savanna Goudie and West's Nathan Makarewicz winning the girls and boys titles, respectively.
Bear River's Kayla Frett finished fifth overall in the girls, with teammate Becca Green 17th. Woods Cross diver Emme Clark was ninth overall.
Final week of region girls hoops games
Fremont and Davis will square off for the Region 1 girls basketball title today in Plain City.
The Darts have a game lead on the Silver Wolves.
Region 5 also wraps up regular season play today, while Clearfield and Region 6 wrap up action on Thursday. The state girls tournaments are the following week at Salt Lake Community College.
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