Daryl Moss

Profile Updated: October 10, 2020
Residing In: St. George, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Carolyn
Occupation: Retired
Children: Grant, born 1977; Brett, born 1979; and Aimee Lynn, born 1981.
8 Grandkids. 5 boys, 3 girls.
Military Service: Utah Army National Guard  
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I have retired from working for a living. And I do all right without. I don't toil all day, I guess it's because I'm not built that way.....some people live for love, and call it all sunshine and gay........but if I can't sunshine without any gray.......I guess I'll just stay out in the rain!!

School Story:

When the South High Track Team won the State Track title in 1968, that was pretty cool for those underclassmen who were on the team. I was one of them; Along with Art Valenti, Bob Fratto, Andy Reukert, Mike Zirker, and sophomore Steve Apple. The Senior class members were: Joe Fratto, Cordell Thompson, Louis Williams, Terry Carlson, and Randy Brooks , and Cliff Strong.

Our Mentor, Coach Nate Long was a great motivator of raw talent. He had a keen eye for finding young men, and putting together winning combinations. Although we took the "team" title, I was very disappointed in my anchor leg of the medley relay team. We took 2nd place, I got taken in the last 2 yards, getting nipped at the tape by a kid from Bountiful. The combination of Art Valenti, Mike Zirker, Steve Apple, and me........had never been beaten all year long in the event. In fact every time we stepped onto the track we set a new record. Then came the State Track Meet.....on the South High School track, in our own backyard.....and Moss lost it at the tape!! To put it frankly: I WAS PISSED!!! Still; we won the State Track title, but I wasn't satisfied. Coach Long saw it, and used that second place loss, into the motivation for what I would do as a senior in 1969. Nate put it to me: "Moss do you want to be a great athlete, or do you want to be a champion? "I began the following week to 'train for next year'.

That was 51 years ago, and to this day I'm blessed to have had Coach Long and my father, Fenton, keeping me motivated with the eye on the prize! I became a State Champion and broke the 880 Yard Run Record May 18, 1969, at the University of Utah stadium. Winning time: 1:55.8.

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1968 State champion!
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My "kick" at the end gave me another victory.
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The gun lap; means there is one lap left in the race.
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These two guys were my greatest supporters.
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The favored runner always got the "inside" lane at the start of a race.
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Found some photo's: 1974 University of Utah track meet. Including my father, Fenton Moss; Nate Long, South Hight School Track coach; and of course me! I treasure the last one of Coach Long, my father, and me......it is the last time we were together before Nate passed away. Ask yourself the question: Why would he come to see me run......years after I had left his tutelage? Nate and I had a great appreciation for one another. Because of him, I became a better athlete, because I knew he cared about me, and I listened and obeyed he council and suggestions. My father, likewise did the same. I was truly blessed to have had both of the men in my corner.

These two guys were my greatest supporters.
The favored runner always got the "inside" lane at the start of a race.
The gun lap; means there is one lap left in the race.
My "kick" at the end gave me another victory.
A lighter moment. Fenton Moss, Nate Long, and me. (1973)
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1968 State Track Team Title: South High School

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Best Car at the reunion? Moss's "Penny Car" Hands down!!
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Posted on: Oct 17, 2019 at 6:32 PM

I know you won't read this Birthday wish for several months.....never-the-less.....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....you OLD GOAT!!!

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Posted on: Aug 27, 2019 at 7:16 AM

So Dan, You ought to post a recent photo of yourself.....so we can see how well you have aged!! xoxoxo, Daryl

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So, I bought this old Lincoln...…(1989 Towncar) Then I stuck 27,000 Lincoln pennies on it.
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Posted on: May 18, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Hey Clint: you "old" dog! I haven't seen your ugly mug in 50 years! You are coming to the 50 year reunion aren't you? Friday Sept. 27, 2019. I hope to see you there.

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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:08 AM
A lighter moment. Fenton Moss, Nate Long, and me. (1973)
Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:14 AM
My "kick" at the end gave me another victory.
Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:12 AM
The gun lap; means there is one lap left in the race.
Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:11 AM
The favored runner always got the "inside" lane at the start of a race.
Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:09 AM
These two guys were my greatest supporters.
Posted: Oct 10, 2020 at 7:15 AM
1968 State champion!
Posted: Jan 21, 2020 at 10:36 PM
Best Car at the reunion? Moss's "Penny Car" Hands down!!
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Posted: May 20, 2019 at 2:28 PM
So, I bought this old Lincoln...…(1989 Towncar) Then I stuck 27,000 Lincoln pennies on it.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM
When I was young and in my prime, I used run all the time. But now that I am old and gray, I can't run because my beard gets in the way!!