MVMS Tracksters Score Well in District Meet
Mountain Valley Middle School was busy in Wimberley last Friday as their District Track Meet had all hands on deck for this event.
“We are really proud of how all of our kids competed at the district meet,” Athletic Coordinator Brandon Pawelek said. “They worked hard all season and we had quite a few personal records throughout our boys and girls teams……We had school records set by Nic Rivera in both 110 and 300 meter hurdles, as well as, Devon Cordell in the discus as well as both 7th and 8th grade girls 4×100 meter relay teams.”
The Hawks had several athletes that excelled on Friday with Rivera topping all MVMS students scoring 28 points after combining all events Rivera was entered.
Those boys hurdles will be busy next year for Canyon Lake as that is presently the best part of the Hawks high school team headlined by Brandon Courtney.
Well, Rivera served notice that he is ready to make his mark after setting MVMS bests in those events with two 1st place finishes.
Rivera’s 16.31 time in the 110 hurdle run would stand as the 4th best for the High School while the 300 hurdle event he stands in 5th place with his time of 43.26.
Rivera was not the only athlete with impressive numbers as Canyon Lake Girls can hardly wait for Kaitlyn Yuill to be in attendance and add some points in those longer races.
Yuill finished 2nd in the mile and 1st in the 2400 meter run, as those 18 points would not be contested by any Hawks. Those points would be valued as a gold standard in year’s to come.
“The girls all around had a great season,” Girls Coach Rachel Miller calculated. “They have been working really hard and competing every week to earn spots to go to the different meets and it showed at district with the majority of the girls running their best times.”
Both of the Girls grades were near the top of the heap as both 7th and 8th graders have some good track athletes.
“With the 8th graders, it really came down to the very last race, 4×400, to decide the district champion,” Coach Miller continued. “The girls ran their best time all season and I could not have been prouder.”
Mountain Valley will be loaded with good 8th graders next season too as this year’s 7th Grade Girls scored in many of the events.
“The 7th graders have shown great potential to be very competitive in track,” Coach Miller praised. “I’m excited to see how they continued to grow and progress for next year…..We ended up 3rd overall at district and with this group, and yes, some was in part to our field events point lacking.”
MV only amassed 14 points in the field events when Karleigh Schedlbauer won the triple jump and place 5th in the long jump for 12 of those points.
“I’m not worried about them next year,” Coach Miller contemplated. “Throughout the season they showed they could perform in those events and every day is a new day and you have to bring your best and unfortunately at district we jumped and threw a little short.”
Madison Churbe had an impressive 13 second 100 meter run which ranks 2nd all time for the Hawk High School team and will help bolster more depth and points when she arrives on the high school campus next season.
MV also had 3 girls place in the 400 meter dash with all recording under 69 seconds finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Liliana Eyster, Kalani Thorpe, and Hailey Forester were separated by just .44 of a second.
Thorpe scored a 4th place in the 800 meter run which is another gold standard run that the present varsity team has not had luck in scoring points.
Alicia Niestemski finished 1st in the 200 meter dash as this student was one of 8 other Hawks to finish the day in double digits. Niestemski scored 19 points just 4 points behind Churbe.
The Hawk Varsity girls will lose 3 hurdle runners to graduation but there will be help on its way as Lainee Moses and Alyssa Strickland scored 20 points total in those two hurdle events.
That speed had the 8th Grade Girls finish 1st in the 4×100 relay with a time that would finish 4th on the Varsity Girls All-Time marks.
Last year as 7th Graders this group of ladies finished with a 54.78 and one year later came across the finish line with a time of 53.09.
Staying with the Girls, Mountain Valley’s 7th Grade Girls upped the ante with a 53.00, 4×100 relay time giving you an idea of the speed demons coming up through the ranks as those times are pretty lofty.
Karleigh Schedlbauer was the high point scorer for the 7th Grade Girls with 26 points and finishing 1st in the long jump and as part of the 4×100 relay team. Schedlbauer had points in all 5 events entered.
MVMS Boys 7th Grade was led by Troy Eyster with 19.5 points as he finished first in the 300 meter hurdles while Craig White won the shot-put for the Hawks.
CL Boys have added some distance runners and will have some more help coming in next year as Cayden McLaughlin, Jakob Christensen, and Kyle Yuill will be coming through the ranks as those athletes scored points in those marathon runs.
Seth Titzman finished first in the open 400 meter dash crossing the line with a 57.05 and followed by Fabian Celis just .82 for a second place trophy.
Devin Cordell had a first place, 133-1.25 discus throw for Mountain Valley as the shot put event had 3 Hawks scoring with Cordell finishing with a 4th place, Jeremiah Price coming in 3rd and Jackson Stricker with a 5th place throw.
When you can get 3 Hawks in the points in one event then that will tell you how deep the depth has progressed as those 3 Hawks garnered 12 points.
Another 1st place happened in the 100 meter dash for the 7th grade boys when Ryan Rivali hit the tape in 12.68 time.
A lot of good happenings as this group of athletes get closer to high school and with each year can hopefully improve on those times and throws and jumps for some great memories for years to come.
Congrats Mountain Valley and Go Hawks!!
Mountain Valley Middle School District Meet 100 meter dash 8th Grade Boys 8th Grade Girls Paul Martinez 12.75 5th Madison Churbe 13.00 1st 200 meter dash Cody Kline 26.21 5th Alisia Niestemski 29.31 1st Angelina Covarrubias 30.00 6th 400 meter dash Seth Titzman 57.05 1st Liliana Eyster 68.24 2nd Fabian Celis 57.87 2nd Kalani Thorpe 68.60 3rd Hailey Forester 68.68 4th 800 meter run Cayden McLaughlin 2:22.82 5th Kalani Thorpe 2:43.07 4th 1600 meter run Jakob Christensen 5:25.08 5th Kaitlyn Yuill 6:00.00 2nd Kyle Yuill 5:32.92 6th 2400 meter run Kaitlyn Yuill 9:21.91 1st 110/100 meter hurdles Nic Rivera 16.31 1st Lainee Moses 17.46 2nd Bryce Vincent 18.94 6th Alyssa Strickland 17.56 3rd
300 meter hurdles Nic Rivera 43.26 1st Lainee Moses 54.11 4th Bryce Vincent 46.46 3rd Alyssa Strickland 54.48 5th 4x100 relay MV Hawks 48.84 6th MV Hawks 53.09 1st Paul Martinez Chance Titzman Alyssa Strickland Marley Carrizales Seth Titzman Cody Kline Alisia Niestemski Madison Churbe 4x200 relay MV Hawks 1:41.81 3rd MV Hawks 1:54.04 2nd Paul Martinez Chance Titzman Angelina Covarrubias Liliana Ester Bryce Vincent Cody Kline Hailey Forester Madison Churbe 4x400 relay MV Hawks 3:54.47 2nd MV Hawks 4:32.95 3rd Fabian Celis Cayden McLaughlin Alisia Niestemski Lainee Moses Nic Rivera Seth Titzman Liliana Easter Hailey Forester long jump Nic Rivera 17-9.5 5th Madison Churbe 14-11.5 4th Marley Carrizales 14-04 5th Alisia Niestemski 14-02 6th triple jump Nic Rivera 36-2 5th Marley Carrizales 29-04.25 5th discus Devin Cordell 133-1.25 1st Jade Lawless 86-05.75 3rd shot put Jeremiah Price 40-7 3rd Madison Puente 31-07 4th Devin Cordell 40-6.25 4th Jackson Stricker 39-7.5 5th high jump Brandon Powers 5-0 4th Randi Green 4-02 4th Chance Titzman 4-10 6th pole vault Amber Leach 7-06 3rd ================================================ 7th Grade Boys 100 meter dash 7th Grade Girls Ryan Rivali 12.68 1st Alexa Smith 13.72 2nd Preston Nelms 13.45 6th Karleigh Schedlbauer 13.94 3rd 200 meter dash Sierra Natal 28.31 2nd Riley Shear 29.15 3rd 400 meter dash Javier Soto 65.38 4th Kenzie Sayles 69.11 2nd 1600 meter run Jake Peters 5:56.00 5th Naomi Shadle 6:03.00 4th 2400 meter run Naomi Shadle 9:47.00 3rd 110/100 meter hurdle Logan Cruz 19.28 3rd Patrice Martinez 18.28 3rd Nathan Weiskopf 19.60 4th Hannah Cortez 18.93 6th 300 meter hurdle Troy Eyster 49.68 1st Braden Jowers 53.21 6th 4x100 relay MV Hawks 51.90 5th MV Hawks 53.00 1st Logan Cruz Nathan Weiskopf Alexa Smith Riley Shear Ryan Rivali Troy Ester Sierra Natal Karleigh Schedlbauer 4x200 relay MV Hawks 1:53.83 4th MV Hawks 1:58.29 3rd Javier Soto Nathan Weiskopf Emma Coffee Riley Shear Braden Jowers Ryan Rivali Kenzie Sayles Alexa Smith 4x400 relay MV Hawks 4:27.44 6th MV Hawks 4:45.92 3rd Troy Eyster Braden Jowers Karleigh Schedlbauer Hannah Cortez Logan Cruz Javier Soto Sierra Natal Kenzie Sayles long jump Nathan Weiskopf 16-1 4th Karleigh Schedlbauer 14-10 1st Riley Shear 13-10.5 5th triple jump Troy Eyster 31-7.5 2nd Karleigh Schedibauer 29-4 5th shot put Craig White 35-1 1st Eric Tuetsch 33-2.5 6th ========================================================== MV Hawks Points Scored 7th Grade Boys 7th Grade Girls Troy Eyster 19.5 Karleigh Schedlbauer 26 Ryan Rivali 13.0 Riley Shear 16 Nathan Weiskopf 11.0 Sierra Natal 16 Craig White 10.0 Alexa Smith 16 Logan Cruz 7.5 Kenzie Sayles 14 Javier Soto 6.5 Naomi Shadle 10 Braden Jowers 3.5 Patrice Martinez 6 Jake Peters 2.0 Hannah Cortez 4 Eric Tuetsch 1.0 Emma Coffee 3 Preston Nelms 1.0 ===================================================== 8th Grade Boys 8th Grade Girls Nic Rivera 28.0 Madison Churbe 23 Seth Titzman 14.5 Alisia Niestemski 19 Devin Cordell 14.0 Kaitlyn Yuill 18 Fabian Celis 12.0 Liliana Eyster 15 Bryce Vincent 9.0 Lainee Moses 15 Jeremiah Price 7.0 Alyssa Strickland 13 Cayden McLaughlin 6.0 Hailey Forester 11 Paul Martinez 5.5 Kalani Thorpe 10 Cody Kline 5.5 Marley Carrizales 9 Chance Titzman 4.5 Amber Leach 6 Brandon Powers 4.0 Jade Lawless 6 Jakob Christensen 2.0 Angelina Covarrubias 5 Jackson Stricker 2.0 Madison Puente 4 Kyle Yuill 1.0 Randi Green 4 Ethan Slater 1.0