Game Article, Track & Field | February 25, 2012

Hawks are off to the Races as Varsity Boys Win Blanco Relays

Canyon Lake started track season on a strong note last Thursday in Blanco.

The Varsity Boys scored 153 points beating second place Comfort by 36 points.

Several athletes had good performances with a few Canyon Lake All-Time Records set.

Jordan Anderson set the bar pretty high as he totaled 50 points for the Hawks winning all five events entered.

Anderson set a new 400 meter run record winning with a 51.89 run. The race was .60 of a second better than Mikk Griffin who graduated last season and is now running for Angelo State University.

Anderson also set a new all time best on the long jump when he bolted for 20’10.75”, he jumped over Eric Nelson’s record by four inches. Anderson’s previous best was 20’1”, giving you an idea of this athlete chances of making some noise this season.

The High Jump was another event won by Anderson when he beat his old record by four inches and tying Todd Pippin at 6’4”. He is still chasing Chase Eddington’s record of 6’6” recorded two years ago at Brady’s Track Meet.

“I have been working on plyometric training,” Junior Jordan Anderson came out of the blocks. “It is a new strategy of sprint—coast—sprint.”

When asked about his first quarter run, Anderson said, “I felt good on that run.”

Canyon Lake had some problems on one of their relays, but considering the Blanco Relays was the first meet out of the blocks, the Coaches seemed pleased with the results.

“At least we got the stick around,” Track Coach Cody Means stated when asked about the troubles on the 400 meter relay event.

The Hawks had some trouble on two of the hand offs, but the team still came in second for the race.

The 800 Meter Relay team tied their all time best right out of the shoot, winning with a time of 1:32.50.

On the 1600 Meter Relay, Junior Doug Hubnik had a great split giving the Hawks the momentum to finish first.

Tony Hocutt improved upon his and teams best Discuss throw by eight feet, 128’6”, finishing second in the field.

Overall Canyon Lake is where they need to be as they ready themselves for the Hawk Relays next Thursday.

Other Varsity boys that scored points:
 Discuss:      Gregory    113.7   5th
 Triple Jump:  Curry       38’0   3rd
 Shot Put:     McNair      41’2”  5th
 Pole Vaught:  Boles       11’6”  4th, Dittman 10’6”   5th
 3200 M Run:   Neiland     11.27  2nd
 110 M Hurdle: Dittman     17.87  3rd
 100 M Dash:   Anderson    11.12  1st
 200 M Dash:   Cofffee     24.8   6th
 300 M Hurdle: Faulkner    44.98  4th
 1600 M Run:   Nieland    5:06.7  4th
 Boys Junior Varsity Finishers:
 Long Jump:    Relkin      19.7   1st
 High Jump:    Irby        5’8”   4th, Aldape    5’2   5th
 Shot Put:     Duty       36’11”  2nd
 3200 M Run:   Coleman    12:47   3rd, Opperman  13:29 5th
 110 M Hurdle: Sawyer     20.07   6th
 100 M Dash:   Aldape     12.42   5th
 800 M Relay:  CL Hawks  1:42.4   4th
 400 M Dash:   Mitchell   59.02   3rd
 300 M Hurdle: Irby       48.14   5th, Sawyer    49.91 6th
 1600 M Relay: CL Hawks  3:57.5   3rd
Team Standings for Boys Varsity and Jr. Varsity

 1. Canyon Lake      153
 2. Comfort          117
 3. Llano            101
 4. Wimberley         73
 5. Blanco            55
 6. SA Cole           33
 7. Johnson City       5

 JV Standings:
 1. SA Cole          137
 2. Blanco            97
 3. Lago Vista        82
 4. Llano             74
 5. Canyon Lake       63
 6. Comfort           14
 7. Johnson City      00