We are excited to get back to work with the athletes. We will start our Fall Conditioning/Weights on September 21. This will consist of weight training 3 days a week with the option to run a few times a week. Our Winter/Indoor Season will begin on November 2.
We are excited to partner with Jack City Fitness as the Idaho Dash's Home Base for workouts. This along with our affiliation with both AAU and USATF we feel we give the kids opportunity to be successful.
This summer we had a number of athletes join us for the first time. Athletes ages 7 to 18 pushed each other to get better while making great friends. Numerous athete's saw personal bests at this competition and had a lot of fun doing so.
This summer's qualifying meet took place in Bozeman, Montana. Idaho Dash took 53 athletes to the meet. We qualified 50 to move on to the National Meet. We had 19 Regional Champions. The meet was a great experience for everyone....who would have thought that we would be competing in a snow storm in June....??
This year we saw 28 athletes compete in the Jr. Olympics in Sacramento. It was an eye opening experience to see the level of competition the Nation has to offer. Our athletes rose to the challenge and performed great. We started off the competition with our multi athletes. We had Gideon finish 13th overall, Julia finish 12th, and Amelia finish 19th. Chase had a tough time in the Pent, but was able to bounce back in the 200 Hurdles, finishing 11th overall, and making the Semi-Finals in the 100 Hurdles. Our Girls 17-18 4x400 Team finished 15th overall, Julia Nixon finished 19th overall in the 400 Hurdles and Sabunay Machu earned All-American Honors in the 200 Hurdles with a 6th place finish and the 7th fastest time of the year Nationally. It was a great experience for all the athletes that went to compete. We are proud of everyone's performance.
Thank you to KTVB for spotlighting our club on Sunday Sports Extra. It is great to show the community what great things these athletes are doing.
In her first summer with Dash, Sabunay dropped over 2.5 seconds off of her personal best to earn All-American Honors in the 200 Hurdles. She put in a lot of hard work and it paid off. She is the 6th All American in the last 4 years with the Dash. Her time at Nationals was the 7th fastest time of the Year!!! Way to go.....
Troy finished off his summer with an outstanding performance in the Decathlon in North Carolina. His 5,820 points were enough to earn him 7th place on the podium and earn All-American. Troy becomes the 3rd Dash Athlete to earn All-American in the Combined events and 5th overall. He is headed to Amherst College in the Fall.
Idaho Dash Track Club was formed in the Summer of 2013 with the purpose of providing athletes in the Treasure Valley an opportunity to compete in the sport of Track and Field. The club started with 5 athletes. James and Jason Honell, Zack Andrew(currently attending Oklahoma State for Throws), Payton Pfautch, and Noah Elia. These 5 athletes laid a foundation for growth by creating a fun, competitive, and family environment. As we have continued to grow, we have maintained the original goal of being a family. Our kids and parents have helped create a wonderful club for athletes of all ages and abilities.
In the beginning we wanted all of our athletes to not only focus on their own goals and achievements, but to support their teammates in practices, competitions, and outside the track. We wanted to be an extended family and create a welcoming environment for anyone that joined our team.
Always supporting each other. Family!!
"I joined Idaho Dash after my sophomore year and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I a matter of one summer, they took me from being a JV runner that couldn't make district finals to a State finalist. The next year I was the State runner up in both 110 and 300 Hurdles. When I transfered in they welcomed me with open arms. Everyone on the team bring a great attitude to practice and competitions. We are like a family and no one is ever left out. I still train with the team over winter and summer breaks."
"Being raised in Southern California, I was raised in a very competitive Track and Field environment. When relocating to Idaho, I wanted to make sure I could maintain and expand my track ability. Idaho Dash Track Club offered me that opportunity and my knowledge and skill of the sport has grown vastly since joining. Best of all, the team is a family with a purpose and I love improving with them every day."
" Our daughter joined Idaho Dash Track Club in the winter of 2016. She had been a runner for years, but never felt like she had a very experienced coach in her areas. She also had never developed a rapport with a coach which I feel is important when you are training for your number 1 sport. She instantly felt accepted at Dash and began to learn more about lifting to improve in her running events. I was very impressed with the technical teaching of weight lifting. She ended her freshman high school career with a 2nd place finish at state and I believe her Dash winter training contributed to that. She then continued with Dash for summer track and on to nationals. James encouraged her to broaden her horizons and try some new events which I greatly appreciated. James and the other Dash coaches truly care about these kids and push them to be their best. They know what they are doing and are always working to be better coaches for these kids. Dash has been a blessing for us and we look forward to the next few years."
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