Hawk’s Track and Field Meet (in one word) Disappointing
Disappointing Track Meet for Canyon Lake as scratches and being DQ on the Relays were so dominant you needed a big eraser in order to take all those potential points that literally flew out the window.
There was some good news at this year’s event but so much bad happened you had to wonder if the Mayans were off a few months with their predictions of the world ending.
Three different Relays were DQ, two for the Boy’s and one that involved the Girl’s Track Team.
How about some good news:
Marisa Ellis came through with two first place finishes as she will try to add to Field Events to her State Track resume.
Ellis topped the 37 foot mark and also topped that High Jump bar with a 5’4 jump, which was two inches more than she had for this season.
Jordan Anderson also will be going to his third Region Tournament in Kingsville when he soared to a 6’2 inch High Jump. Anderson has a best of 6’6 at the Hawk Relays and tried for a personal best (6’7) after being the last Jumper standing.
All three of these marks are among the top in 3A meets that have been compiled up to this point.
The ReSporter will have some more research this weekend to give a better idea of where these two athletes stand as well as CL’s other qualifiers in this Region as well as in Texas.
The 1600 Meter Run was also a present surprise as Mike Russell has now broken his own record by another 6 seconds when he coasted across the finish line right in front of Senior Chris Neiland.
Canyon Lake had never had a runner break that 5 minute barrier and in this Meet had two on that same run.
That bodes well for future years as well as the JV Girls Team, who continued to impress with another good Meet.
Kaelin Simmons will have two chances at Regions when she will have an opportunity to compete in the Shot Put and Discus.
Simmons was one of a few CL Athletes that actually had something good happen during this two day event.
Simmons will be peaking at the right time as she prepares for another meet. Her best throw was at last year’s Region Meet when she threw the Discus 89′ 9 feet.
Her throw of 111 feet is a whopping 21 feet longer and will give her a chance to represent CL in high fashion.
This year will have only the first two competitors qualifying for Regions which proved to be a bad situation for Pole Vaulter Christian Dittman.
Dittman had a 14’0 vault and finished third, but that height also is the third highest in 3A at this writing and will not even get him out of District 27-3A.
Canyon Lake Ladies will have Marisa Ellis in two events (High Jump and Triple Jump), Kaelin Simmons in two events (Discus and Shot Put), and 4×400 Meter Relay finished second which also qualified this group for Regions.
Hannah Graves, Mariah Ellis, Brookelynn Helmke, and Amber Ramsey will be taking a trip to Kingsville for a chance for a State tryout.
Canyon Lake’s Girls Junior Varsity finished second which was expected as the usual cast performed with no flaws.
The Hurdle Events have not produce many points in previous district meets, but that scenario should change next year as freshman Sydney Reibschlager and Bailey Drum both had good days.
Victoria Brotherton also scored in both of the hurdle runs.
These JV athletes scored in double digits for CL. name Pts Events Bailey Drum 25 100 & 300 M Hurdles, Triple Jump, 4x400 M Relay Sydney Reibschlager 24 100 & 300 M Hurdles, Triple Jump, 4x100 M Relay Haley McKnight 21 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 M Relays, Triple Jump Molli McIntire 18 400 M Dash, 4x100, 4x200 M Relays Gabby Sanchez 15 800 M Run, 4x200 , 4x400 M Relays Kelby Gonzales 13 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 Meter Relays
Impressive group of Lady Hawks for CL’s future hopes in Track and Field.
Triple Jump might be a Canyon Lake staple as the Hawks finished 1-2-3 for JV and 1st and 4th for Varsity.
For the Canyon Lake Boys there was slim pickens as only Anderson will be continuing his season.
However a special congrats for Senior Branson Belcher who established another record for the Triple Jump when he leaped 42’0.75 feet and finished third.
Belcher upped his previous mark by over a foot when he topped 40’11 at the Hawk Relays.
For the Junior Varsity Boys, Freshman Gordon McCleary will have a spot on the Varsity next season when he finished first with a throw of 39 feet in the Shot Put and 114’02 with the Discus.
Those two throws finished First and Second respectfully for the Hawks.
Freshman Brandon Ward will also see time with the Varsity next season as he will try to shore up CL’s weak Hurdle Events. Ward finished Third and Fourth in both events on Thursday.
Girls Varsity Girls Junior Varsity 100 Meter Dash 100 Meter Dash 4. Trena Lorett 13.42 4. Courtney Clay 13.93 5. Lauren Justice 14.05 200 Meter Dash 4. Grace Allen 27.86 200 Meter Dash 6. Courtney Clay 28.95 400 Meter Dash 3. Hannah Graves 61.86 400 Meter Dash 1. Molli McIntire 64.04 3. 4x100 Meter Relay 51.99 4. Savannah Cooper 68.93 Trena Lorett Grace Allen 800 Meter Run Mariah Ellis 3. Gabby Sanchez 2:42.78 Brookelynn Helmke 100 Meter Hurdles 2. 4x400 Meter Relay 4:11.56 1. Sydney Reibschlager 17.05 Hannah Graves 3. Bailey Drum 18.60 Mariah Ellis 6. Victoria Brotherton 19.79 Brookelynn Helmke Amber Ramsey 300 Meter Hurdles 4. Bailey Drum 52.41 5. Sydney Reibschlager 53.67 High Jump 6. Victoria Brotherton 55.89 1. Marisa Ellis 5'4 2. 4x100 Meter Relay 53.71 Long Jump Sydney Reibschlager 5. Trena Lorett 16'0.75 Molli McIntire Kelby Gonzales Triple Jump Halley McKnight 1. Marisa Ellis 37'1 4. Mariah Ellis 33'11 2. 4x200 Meter Relay 1:55.14 Gabby Sanchez Shot Put Molli McIntire 2. Kaelin Simmons 34'0 Kelby Gonzales Halley McKnight Discus 1. Kaelin Simmons 111'0 1. 4x400 Meter Relay 4:24.83 Halley McKnight Bailey Drum Kelby Gonzales Gabby Sanchez
High Jump 1. Savannah Hernandez 4'8
Triple Jump 1. Bailey Drum 33'2.5 2. Halley McKnight 33'0 3. Sydney Reibschlager 32'3
Shot Put 6. Kendall Drum 28'0
Discus 6. Caitlyn Mabry 72'8
Boy's Varsity Boy's Junior Varsity 1600 Meter Run 100 Meter Dash 4. Mike Russell 4:55.73 3. Adikus Crader 12.05 5. Chris Nieland 4:57.01 200 Meter Dash 300 Meter Hurdles 5. Conner Ricker 24.62 6. Devin CoCo 46.08 6. Nick Adams 24.66
4. 4x400 Meter Relay 3:33.03 800 Meter Run Shane Relkin 5. Dave Pfaff 2:13.71 Isaac Mendez Javier Mendez 110 Meter Hurdles Doug Hubnik 3. Brandon Ward 18.01
High Jump 300 Meter Hurdles 1. Jordan Anderson 6'2 4. Brandon Ward 46.30 5. Alex Martinez 46.63 Pole Vault 3. Christian Dittman 14'0 4. 4x100 Meter Relay 47.08 Joseph Arredondo Triple Jump Nick Adams 3. Branson Belcher 42'0.75 Cody Murray Robert Woods
3. 4x200 Meter Relay 1:37.88 Nick Adams Joseph Arredondo Robert Woods Aaron Aldape
5. 4x400 Meter Relay 3:50.61 Joseph Arredondo Adikus Crader Alex Martinez Hunter Lehmann
High Jump 5. Aiden Bea 5'4 6. Dalton Head 5'4
Pole Vault 2. Tommy Clark 9'9
Triple Jump 5. J. J. Nance 34'10 6. Joseph Arredondo 34'8.25
Boys Shot Put 1. Gordon McCleary 39'0
Discus 2. Gordon McCleary 114'02