Coaches Corner (w) Girls Track Coach-John Barthels & Top 5
The ReSporter: What aspect of this year’s team do you think will be the strongest and why?
Coach Barthels: “I think we will be strong in the hurdles and the relays this year.”
The ReSporter: What about the Field Events?
Coach Barthels: “We have some returning throwers that should get us some points this year and a few Freshman and first year track girls that may help us in the throwing department. Bailey Drum will compete and has a shot at making it to regionals if not state this year in the triple jump. Emma Gray, when basketball season is over should help us in high jump and long/triple jump. Skylar Hurst came on and made it to the area meet in triple jump last year so expectations are that she will also improve this year. Addison Farley has been working on the high jump and long jump and is doing quite well for a first time track athlete as a senior, I am excited to see what she and the others that are new to track can do for our team.”
The ReSporter: Tell us about the Hurdles?
Coach Barthels: “Bailey Drum and Sydney Reibschlaeger should be very competitive this year in both the 100 and 300M hurdles. I only have two other hurdlers so I am working on converting some of the sprinters.”
The ReSporter: Give us your Short Distance (Dash) athletes.
Coach Barthels: “Alysha Perez and Skylar Hurst will compete after good seasons in both the 100 and 200 M Dash. We had some great runners last year with a young JV team and depending on times they may compete this year as Varsity runners or will continue to strive on the JV team. Kaylie Duke, Ashley Shipman, Jasmine Ramos…”
The ReSporter: Can you share anything bout the Long Distance runners?
Coach Barthels: “Still working on this one.”
The ReSporter: Relay your Relays for us.
Coach Barthels: “May have a few changes and for sure will have a different crew for the first meet as several of last year’s runners are still playing basketball.”
The ReSporter: Speaking of the Relays, you had the second best time in Hawk history on the 4×100 Relay, will that group start the season together and what do you think their chances of getting to Regionals?
Coach Barthels: “We will probably start with a few new faces to start the season, but will find the best girls we have to compete, I feel as though we will compete and have good times as the season progresses.”
The ReSporter: The 8th Grade ran a 55.13 last year have you had a chance to evaluate this Freshman class and if so, who are some of the students we might be watching this season?
Coach Barthels: “The runner that has stuck out the most so far at practice has been Audrey Schulze. She has great running form and is fast, I am interested to see her compete.”
The ReSporter: The 4×200 relay is close to topping the all-time relay with that same group of ladies as your 4×400 but you lost one person off that group, what are your hopes with these two relays?
Coach Barthels: “Mariah Ellis will be hard to replace, Emma Gray and Audrey Schulze will be competing for spots on this year’s team. With 3 runners returning to last year’s Mile relay record holders, I feel as though we will be running much better times to start the year. In years past we have started slow and end up taking about 10 seconds off of our first meet’s time. So I have expectations of a 4:15 or better relay at our home track on Saturday February 20th.”
The ReSporter: The JV team finished 2nd last year, how will those points count on this year’s team?
Coach Barthels: “We have not done many timed trials as we are just trying to get into running shape. I feel as though we have a great group of girls competing for spots this year, the ones that do not move up will once again give us a pretty strong JV squad.”
The ReSporter: If you added the JV and Varsity points from District Meet, then CL ended with 183 combined points behind Wimberley, Gonzales, and La Vernia what would be considered a good season during district meet this year?
Coach Barthels: “Teams are never the same as the year before in track. Sometimes you have girls that ran as freshmen try different sports. We have several that are crossing over and also playing soccer and softball at the same time. I don’t get to see them as much as I would like (of course) but I feel as though we should compete for the district championship this year.”
The ReSporter: Do you have any idea of how the other schools will do based on who graduated?
Coach Barthels: “Again, sometimes people that have never done track come out and sometimes girls do not get any faster as they grow up. I do have several runners/jumpers this year that have never done track or have not competed since middle school that I am interested to see how they compete against other teams.”
The ReSporter: Final statement for your overall thoughts on this season?
Coach Barthels: “The stop watch doesn’t lie so we will see, I am excited and the girls seem to be as well.”
Top 5 for Girls Track 100m dash 200m dash 400m dash Alysha Perez 12.75 Caitlyn Collins 26.97 Hannah Graves 61.86 Trena Lorett 13.23 Grace Allen 27.37 Molli Mcintyre 64.04 Emily Roach 13.27 Mariah Ellis 27.76 Caitlyn Collins 65.01 Kyndall Drum 13.37 Skylar Hurst 27.87 Hannah Young 65.08 Emma Broussard 13.39 Sophia Thorpe 28.21 Dana Buhr 65.18 800m run 1600m run 3200m run Hannah Graves 2:27.78 Olivia Flores 6:05.22 Mariah Ellis 12:45.43 Mariah Ellis 2:27.91 Christi Fowler 6:05.59 Jenna MacConnal 13:48.30 Christi Fowler 2:34.28 Caitlyn Collins 6:07.73 Hollye Pederson 14:29.91 Fel Niestemski 2:41.15 Hannah Graves 6:12.44 Caitlyn Collins 2:43.65 Madeleine Morris 6:25.79 100m hurdles 300m hurdles long jump Jessica Cunningham 15.48 Jessica Cunningham 46.90 Bailey Drum 16-03.75 Bailey Drum 16.60 Katie Marple 49.97 Trena Lorett 16-00.75 Syd Reibschlaeger 16.68 Bailey Drum 50.05 Marisa Ellis 15-11.50 Katie Marple 16.73 Syd Reibschlaeger 52.40 Hannah Young 15-08.00 Abby Freund 53.10 Hayley Melone 14-10.00 triple jump discus shot put Marisa Ellis 37-04.50 Kaelin Simmons 111-00.00 Kaelin Simmons 34-00 Bailey Drum 37-00.50 Cassidy Martin 88-05.00 Ali Dicks 34-00 Skylar Hurst 34-01.75 Caitlin Mabry 81-09.50 Cassidy Martin 29-10 Mariah Ellis 34-01.50 Rachel Best 76-00.00 Jaycie Sedwick 24-07 Trena Lorett 33-10.00 Jaycee Sedwick 67-08.00 high jump pole vault Marisa Ellis 5-06.00 Jess Cunningham 11-01.00 Mariah Ellis 5-02.00 Jaydian Loftis 8-00.00 Hea Arcediano 4-10.00 Hayley Melone 4-10.00 Bailey Drum 4-10.00 4x100m relay 2013 51.99 Ellis, Lorett, Allen, Brookelynn 2015 52.60 Ramos, Thorpe, Hurst, Perez 2012 53.33 Haight, Roach, Ellis, Helmke 2010 53.96 Rust, Tschoepe, Adamson, St. John 2011 54.00 Haight, Helmke, St. John, Rodriguez 4x200m relay 2014 1:50.53 Thorpe, Drum, Allen, Ellis 2011 1:50.89 Collins, Helmke, St. John, Rodriguez 2013 1:51.80 Allen, Ramsey, Ellis, Helmke 2015 1:51.81 Ramos, Thorpe, Hurst, Perez 2012 1:51.84 Ellis, Collins, Ramsey, Helmke 4x400m relay 2015 4:09.66 Thorpe, Drum, Young, Ellis 2013 4:10.53 Ramsey, Ellis, Graves, Helmke 2012 4:11.15 Ramsey, Ellis, Helmke, Collins 2010 4:11.18 Collins, Tschoepe, Adamson, Cunningham 2011 4:11.67 Collins, Helmke, St. John, Cunningham