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Game Article, Track & Field | February 25, 2012

Canyon Lake Girls Track Finish Fourth in Blanco Relays

The Canyon Lake Girls Varsity Track started the season with some personal and

Marisa Ellis Reaching New Heights

Marisa Ellis Reaching New Heights

team records as the 2012 campaign commenced at Blanco last Thursday.

When asked if she was encouraged by the opening of the season, Head Track Coach Lacey Lambert exclaimed, “Yes…I am. Our girls times are where we need to be. We have a big freshman group and they are going to help us in the relays.”

Another athlete that should help is Marisa Ellis as the Volleyball/Basketball/Track Athlete continues to add to an impressive first year after moving in from Midlothian last Summer.

Ellis placed first in the High Jump with a jump of 5’2” and a Triple Jump of 34’2.5”, which turned out to be a Canyon Lake record, but not a personal best for this Junior.

“I want to beat my best Triple Jump of 36’11.5” and go to the Regional,” Ellis started. “I was rushing between the high jump and triple jump and doing that did not allow me to set my timing for the two events.”

Ellis, beat her previous best mark for the high jump by four inches.

Marisa Ellis sets another Record for CL in the Triple Jump

Marisa Ellis sets another Record for CL in the Triple Jump

Ellis’ both events would of won the District Meet last season by two inches for the High Jump and over a foot for the Triple Jump and is now a new standard for Canyon Lake.

Other athletes to finish strong for the first meet, Simmons who finished third in the Discuss with a throw of 83.8 feet and second in the Shot Put, with a heave of 33’6”.

The Shot Put throw by Simmons would of placed second in last seasons District Meet.

Some good numbers as the girls now prepare for their next meet this week about 400 meters from their classes, as the meet will be hosted by Canyon Lake next Thursday.

Other Finishers for Varsity and Junior Varsity:

 Katie Marple    300 Meter Hurdle    51:14   First
 Olivia Flores   1600 Meter Run    6:16.67   Third
 Canyon Lake      800 Meter Relay  1:54.40   Third
 Canyon Lake     1600 Meter Relay  4:21.70   Third

 Junior Varsity was only Relay Teams:

 Canyon Lake      400 Meter Relay    54.71   Second
 Canyon Lake      800 Meter Relay  1:59.30   Second
 Canyon Lake     1600 Meter Relay  4:38.60   First

 Blanco Meet Final Results:
 Girls Varsity 
  1. Blanco       164
  2. Wimberley    118
  3. Llano        106
  4. Canyon Lake   80
  5. Comfort       57
  6. SA Cole       33
  7. Johnson City  29
  8. Lago Vista    26
Girls Junior Varsity
  1. Wimberley     56
  2. Canyon Lake   52
  3. Blanco        36
  4. SA Cole       24