CL Boys Varsity Finish 2nd as they Prepare for District 28-4A Meet
The Boy’s Track Team both hit triple digits against larger schools last Thursday in Lockhart Lion Relays.
The Junior Varsity scored 129 points, finishing behind Killeen and Canyon High School. CL’s Varsity beat Canyon High School while Killeen ran away on this night with 180 points.
“I thought that the Lockhart Meet went just as we would hope. We are starting to see improvement on almost every effort,” Head Coach Troy Moses stated. “This is what we want as we approach the district track meet. Everything we do all year is to make sure we are competing at our best come the district meet. I am very confident right now as the district meet is only 5 days away.”
Cody Kline and Heath McDonough were high point makers with 22 and 23 respectfully. Caimen McDonough just missed out on passing his brother and Greyson Lee was second for the JV squad.
The Lion Relay’s schedule had a different format with the girls and boys competing at the same time with the boys starting in the Field Events while the Girls were competing in those Running Events.
This format had events stacked and going much faster as most meets will have the boys and girls JV and Varsity doing all the 100 meter dash prelims and finals right after each other. Giving the athletes more breathing room if they have more than one event to perform in.
Cody Kline has been improving with each meet and this time finished with a first place in the 110 meter hurdles. Nik Rivera was moved up to the Varsity and finished 6th in the 300 meter hurdles.
Brayden Duke finished in first pole vaulting and if this young man can keep improving, then his points will be very valuable during district time.
The JV’s Pole Vault had 2 other Hawks finish with points which is a first for the Hawk Track Team. Robert Beam and Ty Martinez were right in their with Duke in scoring 20 points in this one event.
Caimen McDonough had a first place in the triple jump while Heath McDonough finished top of the heap for the high jump.
There were many Hawks with a 2nd place finish as many times those larger schools will have a chance with their depth of capturing those 1st place trophies.
2nd Place Finishers Junior Varsity Varsity 200 meter dash 200 meter dash Greyson Lee 23.95 Lester Boehm 22.90 400 meter dash 300 meter hurdles Seth Titzman 54.82 Caimen McDonough 41.25 300 meter hurdles long jump Cody Kline 44.03 Gerrit Wilkins 20-04 discus Bradley Hight 114-08
Boehm continues to whittle down his best 200 meter runs as he accomplished this mission again in Lockhart.
Seth Titzman is another trackster that has been improving each week along with dual athlete Greyson Lee who is playing baseball when he is not on the cinders.
Caimen McDonough had his best 300 meter time this year and seems primed to make some waves when the district meet starts.
Geritt Wilkins broke the 20 foot marker for the second time in one week and has his eyes on getting 21 feet.
Bradley Hight has finished first in several meets so his 2nd place might not be a headliner, excepting this meet had 6 larger schools and finishing second is a huge achievement.
CL’s JV had two relays, 100 & 400 finish second and competing against those larger schools will have this group of students ready for the big time this coming Thursday.
Canyon Lake has a hill to climb in order to pass Fredericksburg this week but as this meet showed, this team is ready as they continue to improve during the right time of the year for having good results.
Jaren Marmolejo did place in the 3200 and will have a much better showing competing with just 4 schools this week.
“I’m excited,” Marmolejo started. “I will be faster and I will be taking it very seriously.”
On what his goals are going into district, “I would like to break the 5 minute mile barrier and 11 minute 3200.”
Marmlejo is close in both events and with the right conditions might have enough to make that happen this week.
“I would like to be in the 68-70 seconds when I finish my first lap in the mile,” Marmolejo said with a smile. “I like to start kicking at the 200 yard mark and I have a great kick.”
The 1600 run is a killer on that 3rd lap and having anything left for a kick is a bonus as the adrenalin will need to kick in as you finish your last go around.
Conner Rose has been helping mostly in the relays and will have a chance of passing the Billies when those events get going.
“I was a little more fatigued today but a schedule like todays is mostly mental,” Rose said when talking
about how much closer the races started. “We will need to be focused and not think about anyone else…..just focus on your next step.”
The Hawks were also on the outer lanes at this meet which had the CL on a different part of the track during their run, “It is easier to see how close they (other schools) are when you have those center lanes.”
Trenton Lorett was moved from his usual events and was participating in more relays after Nic Rivera moved up to varsity.
“I will go wherever the Coaches want me,” Lorett commented. “I just give it my all in all I can do.”
On what his goals are for the end of track season, “PR’s and make it to Varsity,” Lorett didn’t hold back. “I just want to finish strong and this year we have had new people and faces and we need to just rely on our teammates to do well and that is a great feeling.”
Could not have said it any better as Canyon Lake will now prepare for the biggest Meet of the year and a chance of showing that they can finish on top.
Junior Varsity Varsity Killeen 160 Killeen 180 Canyon 150 CL Hawks 115 CL Hawks 129 Canyon 107 Lehman 72 Lockhart 106 Lockhart 65 Lehman 45 Bastrop 34 Bastrop 43 Gonzales 10 Gonzales 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hawk Scorers junior varsity varsity Cody Kline 22 Heath McDonough 23 Greyson Lee 15 Caimen McDonough 21 Seth Titzman 12 Lester Boehm 13 Tristan Chacon 11 Gerrit Wilkins 12 Brayden Duke 10 Tanner Faris 11 Vincent Bryce 8 Joseph Ruiz 7 Bradley Hight 8 Colton McDonald 5 Jacob Ruff 7 Conner Rose 5 Trenton Lorett 7 Joseph Crisp 4 Georgi Floris 6 Charlie McIntosh 4 Robert Beam 6 Chance Martelli 4 Michael Harwell 4 Landry Moore 3 Ty Martinez 4 Jacob Foster 2 Jaren Marmolejo 2 Nic Rivera 1 Paul Martinez 2 Colton Ellers 2 Josh Almond 2 Caleb Almond 1 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ junior varsity varsity 100 meter dash time 100 meter dash time place Georgi Floris 11.74 3rd Joseph Ruiz 11.58 4th 200 meter dash 200 meter dash Greyson Lee 23.95 2nd Lester Boehm 22.90 2nd Paul Martinez 24.18 5th Tanner Faris 23.41 5th 400 meter dash 400 meter dash Seth Titzman 54.82 2nd Colton McDonald 53.09 5th Chance Martelli 53.14 6th 3200 meter run Jaren Marmolejo 11:20.68 5th 110 meter hurdles Gerrit Wilkins 16.09 4th 110 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 16.10 5th Cody Kline 18.52 1st Vincent Bryce 19.88 4th 300 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 41.25 2nd 300 meter hurdles Nic Rivera 42.59 6th Cody Kline 44.03 2nd Vincent Bryce 46.31 4th long jump Colton Eilers 49.00 5th Gerrit Wilkins 20-04.00 2nd Tanner Faris 19-11.75 4th shot put Heath McDonough 19-10.50 5th Josh Almond 38-01.50 5th discus discus Joseph Crisp 129-00 4th Bradley Hight 114-08.00 2nd Jacob Foster 128-06 5th triple jump triple jump Caleb Almond 37-00 6th Caimen McDonough 41-02 1st Heath McDonough 39-08 3rd pole vault Brayden Duke 10-00 1st high jump Robert Beam 9-06 3rd Heath McDonough 6-02 1st Ty Martinez 9-06 4th Charlie McIntosh 5-08 4th Caimen McDonough 5-08 6th 4x100 meter relay 45.44 2nd Jacob Ruff Trenton Lorett 4x100 meter relay 44.18 3rd Greyson Lee Tristan Chacon Joseph Ruiz Conner Rose Landry Moore Tanner Faris 4x200 meter relay 1:36.09 3rd Jacob Ruff Trenton Lorett 4x200 meter relay 1:33.10 4th Greyson Lee Tristan Chacon Conner Rose Heath McDonough Tanner Faris Lester Boehm 4x400 meter relay 3:41.87 2nd Seth Titzman Cody Kline 4x400 meter relay 3:33.18 3rd Michael Harwell Tristan Chacon Heath McDonough Colton McDonald Chance Martelli Lester Boehm