CL Hawks Varsity Finish 2nd in Lockhart Lions Relays, JV Finish 5th
Canyon Lake’s Boys Track & Field finished in 2nd Place only trailing Canyon High School at the Lockhart Liion’s Relays that were run last week.
The Lake will now go to work to see if they might be able to overcome a perennial Track & Field fixture in winning district championships in the Fredericksburg Billies program.
There will now be a preparation time as the District 28-4A Meet will commence on April 11-12 of next week.
Canyon Lake was led in scoring by Caimen McDonough after scoring 32 points leading the next Hawk that had Chance Martelli and Nik Rivera both with 10 points. CL did have some good athletes missing as the Boy’s Soccer team was playing their Bi-District Tilt during the same time.
This Track Meet had some bigger schools in attendance reducing chances for scoring in many of the events. To top that off, with a rainfall that doused Lockhart, the Triple Jump and High Jump could not be part of the scoring events.
For the Junior Varsity, Patrick McAuliffe led with 16 points after scoring in 4 events and Seth Titzman coming in with 12 points followed by Paul Martinez getting 10 points with a 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash. Titzman won the 400 meter dash for his double figure scoring and another 2 points coming from his 4×400 relay event.
There were some other Hawks that showed some promise with that all important district meet being right around the corner.
Freshman Will Hillenbrand was one of those performers that had a personal best reaching the 13-6 mark in the Pole Vault finishing in 3rd place in this meet.
“I was super excited when I cleared the 13-06 height and I was relieved,” Hillenbrand branded. “I am hoping to get to 14-06 and make it to Area.”
Hillenbrand was commenting after he was asked what his hopes for this season would be in this Pole Vault event.
Going to a Pole Vault competition you can tell how all the athletes vaulting are familiar with each other. “That is my favorite part is in having all the camaraderie with everyone cheering on each other.”
The pole vault is one of the most difficult events in the field events in seeing athletes having their heads closer to the ground than the rest of their body. That would not end well for many of us in any sport much less being over 10 feet from the ground during this type of competition.
“I am having lots of fun,” Hillenbrand answered after being asked if he was indeed having fun. “Seventh Grade was the first time I gripped the pole and ran and jumped….I never imagined I would be getting this high.”
This event would be one that can help Canyon Lake when they meet up with Fredericksburg later this month as the Billies have several students that pole vault and having just one Hawk that can compete with a chance of finishing in that first 6 spots that score points is a double bonus.
If Hillenbrand can finish in the top 4 then he will be able to compete in the Area Meet and that feat could score 6-8 or10 points while taking points away from the Billies is a win-win.
Keep soaring Hillenbrand and help the Hawks finish high in District 28-4A play.
Varsity TEAM SCORING Junior Varsity Canyon High School 136 Canyon High School 160 CL Hawks 99 Lockhart 111 Kyle Lehman 92 Bastrop 96 Lockhart 88 Kyle Lehman 93 Bastrop 86 CL Hawks 73 Gonzales 51 Gonzales 21 100 meter dash Varsity Junior Varsity Greyson Lee 11.69 4th Paul Martinez 11.89 2nd Joseph Ruiz 11.74 5th Caleb Almond 11.88 6th 200 meter dash Connor Rose 25.13 3rd Colton Eilers 25.18 400 meter dash Chance Martelli 52.39 3rd Seth Titzman 53.77 1st Jesse Sarmiento 53.13 5th Jesse Horner 57.40 6th 3200 meter run Tyler Cox 12:55.91 6th 110 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 15.40 2nd Logan Cruz 17.91 2nd Nik Rivera 17.09 3rd Patrick McAuliffe 18.90 3rd Stephen Sharp 19.86 6th 300 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 39.99 1st Patrick McAuliffe 45.84 3rd Nik Rivera 42.30 4th Bryce Vincent 43.35 shot put Ross Snowden 40-08.75 6th Josh Almond 39-07.50 2nd discus Daniel O’Dell 92-10.00 3rd Hudson Duke 90-00.00 6th high jump Caimen McDonough 6-03.00 1st Patrick McAuliffe 5-04.00 5th Peyton McMullen 5-08.00 5th pole vault Will Hillenbrand 13-06.00 3rd 4x100 relay 45.85 6th 4x200 relay 1:39.26 4th Connor Rose Landry Moore Paul Martinez Andrew Kullberg Caleb Almond Joseph Ruiz Derek Wiatrek Colton Eilers 4x200 relay 1:35.07 3rd 4x400 relay 3:43.87 4th Connor Rose Landry Moore Seth Titzman Ryan Rivali Tristan Chacon Greyson Lee Colton Eilers Partrick McAuliffe 4x400 relay 3:29.23 2nd Tristan Chacon Chance Martelli Jesse Sarmiento Caimen McDonough