Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Track Awards Dinner - June 5

2013 Track & Field Awards Dinner!

The season ending Track Awards Dinner was held on Wednesday June 5
Putting the finishing touches on a Great Season...
Award winners for the Jumping Teams were as follows -

- Talented Young Jumper [High Jump] - Girls - Tara Roylance
- Talented Young Jumper [Long Jump] - Boys - Parker Jacobsen
- High Point Athlete [Long Jump] - Stratton Brown
- High Point Athlete [High Jump] - Dallin Fuell

- Most Valuable Athlete [Long & High Jump] - Girls - Kirsten Spencer
- Most Valuable Athlete [Long & High Jump] - Boys - Weston Ford

Congratulations to all award winners!

2014 Track Indoor & Outdoor Seasons -

Anyone that anticipates on Long Jumping and High Jumping in either or both of these coming track
Seasons - Please notify Coach Chelak NOW! to get your summer routine [s] worked out. Strength training
is the summer theme.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Congrats to everyone for their hard work and their perseverance. What a great finish to a great year. You all work so hard and we as a coaching staff are proud of you. Thanks for giving your heart in soul into your training and races.

The meet was very exciting. The following are some of the most memorable moments.

Boys taking 2nd and girls taking 4th in state.

Clay, Michael and Brandon all PRing in the 400 and going 1,2 and 4 and scoring 23 points in one event!!
Sam Coleman being in the slow heat of the 800 winning his heat big to earn us points.
Miller stepping up in the shot put and taking 2nd place.
Preston being Mr. consistent in the vault and taking 4th place
Brady  being reliable as always, scoring in both the 1600 and 3200
the 4*400 team maintaining there unbeaten streak and capping of a great meet.
Mckayla running 2 amazing times and 2 PR's in her distance events. Running a 5:03 in the mile and a 11:01 in the 2 mile.
Bre finishing strong in her 400 to take 3rd overall.
Bryna being ranked 8th in the Javelin and throwing a big PR and winning state.
Charlie Farr finishing above here rank and getting 4th place in the shot.

Here is one of my favorite poems. It reminds me of the Riverton track team and the character of its athletes.  Great people are those people who rise above when times get tough. They do not make excuses. They are happy for others success and they thrive to be their best they can be.

Quit!” “Give up, you’re beaten!” they shout at me and plead,
“There’s just too much against you now, this time you can’t succeed.”
And as I started to hang my head in front of failure’s face,
My downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.
And hope refills my weakened will as I recall that scene.
For just the thought of that short race rejuvenates my being.
A children’s race, young boys, young men; now I remember well.
Excitement, sure, but also fear; it wasn’t hard to tell.
They all lined up so full of hope. Each thought to win the race
Or tie for first, if not that, at least take second place.
And fathers watched from off the side, each cheering for his son,
And each boy hoped to show his dad that he would be the one.
The whistle blew and off they sped, as if they were on fire
To win, to be the hero there, was each boy’s desire.
And one boy in particular, his dad was in the crowd,
Was running near the lead and thought, “My dad will be so proud.”
But as he speeded down the field, across the shallow dip,
The little boy who thought to win lost his step and slipped.
Trying hard to catch himself, his arm flew out to brace,
And ‘mid the laughter of the crowd, he fell flat on his face.
So, down he fell, and with him, hope. He couldn’t win it now.
Embarrassed, sad, he only wished he’d disappear somehow.
But, as he fell, his dad stood up and showed his anxious face,
Which to the boy so clearly said, “Get up and win the race!”
He quickly rose, no damage done, behind a bit, that’s all.
And ran with all his mind and might to make up for the fall.
So anxious to restore himself, to catch up and to win,
His mind went faster than his legs. He slipped and fell again.
He wished he had quit before with only one disgrace.
“I’m hopeless as a runner now, I shouldn’t try to race.”
But, in the laughing crowd he searched and found his father’s face.
That steady look that said again, “Get up and win the race!”
So, he jumped up to try again, ten yards behind the last;
“If I’m to gain those yards,” he thought, “I’ve got to run real fast!”
Exceeding everything he had, he regained eight or ten,
But trying so hard to catch the lead, he slipped and fell again.
Defeat! He lay there silently, a tear dropped from his eye.
“There’s no sense running more. Three strikes, I’m out…why try?”
The will to rise had disappeared, all hope had fled away.
So far behind, so error-prone, a loser all the way.
“I’ve lost, so what’s the use?” he thought, “I’ll live with my disgrace.”
But, then he thought about his dad, who soon he’d have to face.
“Get up,” an echo sounded low, “Get up and take your place.
You weren’t meant for failure here; get up and win the race.”
With borrowed will, “Get up,” it said, “You haven’t lost at all,
For winning is no more than this–to rise each time you fall.”
So up he rose to win once more. And with a new commit,
He resolved that win or lose, at least he wouldn’t quit.
So far behind the others now, the most he’d ever been.
Still, he gave it all he had, and ran as though to win.
Three times he fallen, stumbling, three times he rose again.
Too far behind to hope to win, he still ran to the end.
They cheered the winning runner, as he crossed the line, first place,
Head high and proud and happy; no falling, no disgrace.
But, when the fallen crossed the finish line, last place,
The crowd gave him the greater cheer for finishing the race.
And even though he came in last, with head bowed low, unproud,
You would have thought he won the race, to listen to the crowd.
And to his dad, he sadly said, “I didn’t do so well.”
“To me you won,” his father said, “You rose each time you fell.”
And now when things seem dark and hard and difficult to face,
The memory of that little boy helps me in my race.
For all of life is like that race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
“Quit!” “Give up, you’re beaten!” They still shout in my face,
But another voice within me says, “Get up and win the race!”

For for full results click HERE

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JV Region Results

For Boy's JV region results click HERE

For Girl's JV region result click HERE

UNIFORMS: Uniforms Need to be turned in between 2:30 - 3:15 on TUESDAY MAY 21. If not turned in you will have to pay a $40 fee.

STATE: We want as many people to go to state and cheer on our team as possible.The bus's leave at 6am on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Region 4 Championships

Wow! What a great week it was for Riverton High School Track and Field!!!

Thanks to all you that helped make this event run well. So many people gave up there time and help out with the meet to make sure it ran smoothly. Riverton High School and region 4 benefited greatly from your efforts.

Girls: The girls looked really good being on the top of almost every event. The girls team exceeded our expectations as coaches stepped up to the challenge. The girls took 2nd behind Bingham and are ranked 3rd in 5A behind only Davis and Bingham.

Boy: The boys continued there great season winning region in a convincing fashion  by almost doubling the second place team. It seemed like every event we watched it was Riverton High School competing for that top spot.

Congrats! The hard work that you guys put in for the last 6 month has showed with your great performances.

"Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts."


For full result click HERE

Friday, May 3, 2013

Regions Meet - Long Jump Athletes!

Regions 4 Meet - Long Jump

We need to "Dig Deep" for that extra special performance this week...!

Congratulations - to the Long Jump participants at the Regions 4 Meet
They did "Dig Deep" with seven of nine boys & girls that competed recording substantial
increases in their PR's