Hawks Knock King off Throne Win District 28-4A Championship
Caimen McDonough scored 45 points in winning every event he entered as Canyon Lake would un-throne the King (Fredericksburg) with a dramatic 4×400 relay win over the Billies catapulting the Hawks to their first District Championship for Track & Field.
McDonough has totaled 418 All-Time points during his track career and finds himself 44 points behind Sprinter Jordan Anderson for 1st place. McDonough missed scoring the most points in a District Track Meet by 3 points as Anderson scored 48 points in the 2012 District Meet after winning 4 events and finishing 2nd in the Long Jump that year.
Winning all of his events entered was a huge part of CL’s total team effort in pulling off this upset win over a perennial track team that is not used to finishing 2nd in this sport.
Canyon Lake versus Fredericksburg has always seen the Hawks looking up to the Billies during this time of the year in Track. Below are the points and finishes every year these two schools have been in the same district. There were just 2 years FHS did not share the same district for Track & Field.
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2017 2018 Freddie 180 1st 231 1st 201 1st 168 1st 180 1st 144 1st 188 1st 165 2nd CL Hawks 9 7th 90 4th 150 2nd 127 2nd 37 6th 81 5th 130 3rd 168 1st
The Track Throne has a new King sitting on that chair with this group of athletes in taking over, for this year, a place that had been reserved for the Billies every season since these two schools have shared the same district.
Canyon Lake moved two JV Boys up to Varsity for this Meet and those two, moved up students, scored in the 800 meter run and 300 meter hurdle events.
Seth Titzman ran the 800 race and finished 4th qualifying him for an Area Meet. Titzman had accumulated, 89 points for his Junior Varsity team this season and would see his 4 points being enough to help with a District 28-4A Championship.
How about Bryce Vincent, who was running in an event that had McDonough and Nik Rivera competing. So, Vincent would know that at least 2 of those top 6 finishing athletes would be CL teammates and leaving just 4 other spots to garner points for The Lake.
No problem, as Vincent finished with a 6th place finish scoring 1 point with a 42.20 time that was more than a second better than any race this season.
Senior Jacob Foster teamed up with Joseph Crisp in the Discus with a 1st & 2nd place scoring 18 points. Foster’s throw was over 12 feet further than his throw at his first meet of the season.
So many contributors for this win, when the 4×400 meter relay team, would take the stage next needing 2 points to catch the Billies for first. It was easy to see what would be needed in this final event for a District Title.
“I knew we could run a good time,” Head Coach Troy Moses quipped. “We had run a 3:27 earlier this year and I knew we could get them (Fredericksburg).”
Coach Moses continued, “We had pulled Landry (Moore) out of the 200 because we wanted to be sure he would be fresh for the mile relay….anytime you can run your first leg of this relay in a, .51 second split, then you will have a good race.”
On what he was thinking during that last leg when McDonough was trying to hold off the Billies during that final stretch, “We have been coaching Caimen for 4 years and I knew as soon as he got that baton in his hands that he was not going to let it go.”
So, the final event had added Moore to the foursome after taking Lester Boehm out to run another event to maximize points. A lot going on behind the scenes for what would be one of the most exciting nights for Canyon Lake as they now have 3 District Championships this year something not even being remotely thought about in previous years for the Hawk Sports.
“It was a good run and I was really nervous,” Jesse Sarmiento said as he was the 3rd leg of the relay. “We had been working hard all season.”
Seeing each Hawk get the baton was nerve racking for the Hawk Nation too as this race was between just the two schools that were fighting for a first place finish.
“I was thinking my team has got to do it,” Chance Martelli said as he had finished the 2nd leg of The Race. “There is a new king in town and we do not want to stop here.”
It took everything Canyon Lake had to take this Championship which gives credit for a school that has produced for countless years in the Track world in Fredericksburg.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TEAM STANDINGS Varsity Junior Varsity CL Hawks 168 Fredericksburg 272 Fredericksburg 165 CL Hawks 148 Bandera 117 Bandera 94 Boerne 93 Boerne 51 Hondo 70 Hondo 38 Varsity High Point Hawks Junior Varsity Caimen McDonough 45 Nash Young 26 Jacob Foster 18 Arthur Cardosa 20 Lester Boehm 17 Caleb Almond 14 Nik Rivera 12 Paul Martinez 13 Landry Moore 11 Ryan Rivali 11 Chance Martelli 9 Josh Almond 10 Matt Bell 8 Peter Schultz 10 Joseph Crisp 8 Shawn Pendleton 8 Jesse Sarmiento 6 Jesse Horner 8 Conner Rose 6 Colton Eilers 8 Greyson Lee 6 Andrew Kullberg 5 Ross Snowden 6 Logan Cruz 4 Will Hillenbrand 6 Trey Lucero 4 Seth Titzman 4 Daniel O’Dell 2 Joseph Ruiz 3 Jacob Christiansen 1 Tristan Chacon 3 Caden McLaughlin 1 Patrick McAliffe 2 Derek Wiatrek 1 Bryce Vincent 1 AREA QUALFIERS Lester Boehm 100 meter 200 meter 4x200 relay Chance Martelli 400 meter 4x400 relay Matt Bell 800 meter Seth Titzman 800 meter Nik Rivera 110 m hurd 300 meter hurdle Caimen McDonough 110m hurd 300m hurd 4x400 relay high jump triple jump Jacob Foster shot put discus Ross Snowden shot put Will Hillenbrand pole vault Joseph Crisp discus Jesse Sarmiento 4x400 relay Landry Moore 4x200 relay 4x400 relay Conner Rose 4x100 relay 4x200 relay Joseph Ruiz 4x100 relay Greyson Lee 4x100 relay 4x200 relay Tristan Chacon 4x100 relay ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DISTRICT 28-4A TRACK RESULTS 100 meter Lester Boehm 11.23 2nd Arthur Cardosa 11.58 1st Caleb Almond 11.84 4th 200 meter Lester Boehm 22.61 3rd Arthur Cardosa 23.49 1st Ryan Rivali 24.53 5th 400 meter Chance Martelli 52.70 4th Jesse Horner 56.90 4th Jesse Sarmiento 53.21 6th 800 meter Matt Bell 2:09.90 2nd Jacob Christiansen 2:17.82 6th Seth Titzman 2:10.19 4th Patrick McAliffe 2:12.23 5th 1600 meter Peter Schultz 5:13.31 3rd 3200 meter Peter Schultz 11:44.70 4th Caden McLaughlin 12:22.01 6th 110 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 15.47 1st Nash Young 16.67 1st Nik Rivera 16.52 4th Logan Cruz 17.55 4th 300 meter hurdles Caimen McDonough 39.52 1st Nash Young 42.63 1st Nik Rivera 41.24 2nd Derek Wiatrek 47.35 6th Bryce Vincent 42.20 6th 4x100 meter relay 44.45 3rd 4x100 meter relay 46.23 1st Conner Rose Greyson Lee Paul Martinez Ryan Rivali Tristan Chacon Joseph Ruiz Andrew Kullberg Caleb Almond 4x200 meter relay 1:30.91 3rd 4x200 meter relay 1:37.48 2nd Landry Moore Greyson Lee Paul Martinez Ryan Rivali Conner Rose Lester Boehm Colton Eilers Caleb Almond 4x400 meter relay 3:26.50 1st 4x400 meter relay 3:49.12 2nd Landry Moore Chance Martelli Paul Martinez Jesse Horner Jesse Sarmiento Caimen McDonough Trey Lucero Colton Eilers shot put Jacob Foster 44-07.25 2nd Josh Almond 40-00.25 1st Ross Snowden 42-06.75 3rd discus Jacob Foster 144-08 1st Shawn Pendleton 109-09 2nd Joseph Crisp 136-04 2nd Daniel O’Dell 101-10 5th high jump Caimen McDonough 6-04 1st Nash Young 5-04 3rd pole vault Will Hillenbrand 12-06 3rd triple jump Caimen McDonough 42-08.00 1st Caleb Almond 36-08.75 6th