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Player Profile, Track & Field | April 6, 2013

Jordan Anderson has Heads Up on Competition

Jordan Anderson Jumping Over the Records

Jordan Anderson will be readying himself for his final District Track Meet this week and this young man has a lot of skins on the wall as one of the best Track Athletes Canyon Lake has had through the last three years.

Anderson has been getting a head up on his District 27-3A opponents for three years now and you know their will be a lot of underclassman that will be glad they will not have to compete against this type of trickster after this season.

Having a heads up also means a hair cut so you can reduce that head wind and have those faster times in those Dash Runs.

Here are results from Anderson’s last three years including his Freshman campaign on Junior Varsity. Notice how many points he has garnered.

Also note that on the relays you divide that event by four teammates, so if your relay finished first those 20 points would equal 5 points for each individual runner.

                      Junior              Sophomore           Freshman
 4x100 Relay                                                  CL 1st   5pts.
 4x200 Relay                                                  CL 2nd   4pts.
 4x400 Relay                                                  CL 2nd   4pts.
 High Jump            First   10 pts.     Second   8 pts.     First   10 pts.
 Long Jump            Second   8 pts.     Third    6 pts.     Second   8 pts.
 100 M Dash           First   10 pts.     First   10 pts.
 200 M Dash           First   10 pts.     First   10 pts.
 400 M Dash           First   10 pts.
                              48 pts.             34 pts.             31 pts.

The lowest finish in any event in those years was a third place finish in the long jump his Sophomore year of competition.

Anderson’s second place finish in the Long Jump last season was a difference of 0.25 inches as he almost swept every event entered.

Bandera as a team finished with 42 points last season while Anderson had 48 points. Anderson beat a

Senior Jordan Anderson before Track Season

whole team with his five events.

That is a remarkable set of accomplishments for this remarkable athlete.

The ReSporter caught up with Anderson after the Hawk Relays a couple of weeks ago and we were able to see what might happen as this season now will start to get interesting.

In the Hawk Relays, Anderson was running in the relays for the first time since his Freshman year.

“It felt very different,” Anderson said. “It is hard because you are not running your own race.”

With Anderson being the anchor in that four man lineup, Canyon Lake finished first in two of those events.

On the 4×400 Meter Relay, CL improved their previous best time by over 18 seconds with the help of Anderson’s anchor leg.

Yes, that event also featured Doug Hubnik who was also running in his first 4×400 Meter Relay event of this year.

When Hubnik took the baton on CL’s third leg, the team was in sixth place and when that baton was passed to Anderson, five of the teams were bunched up going into that last lap.

Hays had already taken a commanding lead and had a 40-50 yard lead on the field on that final lap.

Anderson received the baton from Hubnik and preceded to lead the pack on the curve with a chance to finish second.

That same pack of teams was still within reach of Anderson and at the 200 Meter mark on that last leg of  this race.

Boom!! All of a sudden Anderson took his race to another gear and left those other teams in his dust (which is hard to do when racing and you are not running on dirt).

Canyon Lake had closed in on the Hays Team finishing only 5 seconds out of first and beating the third place school by over three seconds.

“I looked up and that guy from Hays had a huge lead,” Anderson recapped. “I just told myself that I will have to turn in on.”

Since Anderson had not been running a relay event in so long the natural question…was this fun? “Very fun…it takes a lot of conditioning.”

This track season has had a lot of hurdles with a spring break after two meets and then missing another meet with Canyon Lake’s Dance Team during the Texans’ Relays.

“It is nice to get into it (meets) and do something but just practices,” Anderson sprinted. “It is hard to adjust when you are having practices and not in a real competition.”

Anderson has certainly made a name for himself in the running events, but as you can see from his accomplishments on the table above, he can also score some valuable points for the Hawks in the Field Events as well.

One such event was also realized at the Hawk Relays when Anderson soared over the high jump bar at 6’6″ and tying a CL record.

“I missed one jump at 6’4″,” Anderson sized up the bar. “To be honest I don’t practice this event.”

Wow! This will be one athlete you will not want to miss this week at the District 27-3A Meet being held at Canyon Lake. This type of student will be performing at a College this time next year and you might want to be a fan that does not say that you missed his career at Canyon Lake.

Just a heads up…and the ReSporter does mean ‘heads up’. You want to come and know who you are looking for and his picture is worth at least an extra few inches on that high jump event and time on those running segments.

That High Jump mark tied Chase Eddington leap at the Brady Meet in 2010.

Now Anderson has a hand in Canyon Lake’s best marks in five different venues.

                   High Jump    Long Jump    100 M Dash    200 M Dash    400 M Dash
Jordan Anderson    6'6" 2013    21'4" 2012   10.81 2012    22.47 2012    48.92 2012
CL's Second Best   6'6" 2010    20'7" 2009   11.19 2010    23.98 2009    52.49 2011
                   Chase        Eric         Austin        Randy         Mikk
                   Eddington    Nelson       Christman     Stone         Griffin