Junior Varsity Track Finish 2nd at Texan Relays
Canyon Lake’s Boys and Girls Junior Varsity finished 2nd in last week’s Texan Relays.
The Boys finished with 153 points and the Hawk Ladies had 125 points in their events.
Caimen McDonough continues to impress as he scored 42 points after scoring in all 5 events.
McDonough had 3 first place finishes and 2 second place trophies, he is averaging 33 points per track meet. That was with an 8 point total in the Hawk Relays which was the first one of this year.
This was McDonough second meet with a 42 point total.
Trenton Lorett was next with 21 points as Kenneth Jowers (13), Chance Martelli (12), and Nolan Davila (10) also ended the day in double figures.
Canyon Lake Boys have some distance runners. Yes, you read that right.
In 2013, the Hawks had their first two runners to break the 5 minute barrier and that feat was accomplished in the district meet.
Chris Neiland and Mike Russell both finished that meet with a 4:57.01 and 4:55.73 respectfully.
This Junior Varsity has three runners that will threaten that mark as they mature as Adam Wiewel on this year’s varsity has already beat Neiland’s record earlier this season.
Nolan Davila, Matthew Bell, and Jaren Marmolejo finished the mile with a 3-4-5 finish. In crossing the line the JV Hawks were able to add 12 points in this meet.
Long distance running has not been an event common to Hawk athletes, as in many past meets, CL was lucky to have athletes to run those grueling long runs.
“I just want to push myself,” Bell rang the bell first. “We want to try to help each other in trying to get to be the best.”
“We will push our limits,” Davila chimed in. “We can be there and we are a strong team and it is better to have multiple runners for competition.”
Davila was remarking on how it has transpired this year with 3 runners with these high credentials.
Marmolejo started his kick in stating, “We try to get better each week in practice and in the meets.”
“We are trying to get better and we are hoping to be really good,” Marmolejo continued. “We keep pushing and pushing as a team.”
“To be the best we can beat our times for our team,” Bell closed.
The future is getting bright as these young men and Hawk Boys team continue to have the drive for improving.
On the ladies side of competition, Madison Blackburn was out in front with 24 points in 4 events.
Blackburn finished first in the 300 meter hurdles where she fell but still had enough of a lead she could right herself and still finish ahead of the field.
“In practice we work hard and are super determined to win,” Blackburn stated. “We understand what we want.”
On what Blackburn was thinking after falling going over the hurdle, “Honestly, I thought I had lost it and got very upset….then I just got up and I was not going to let anyone pass me and then I just started getting closer and closer.”
Blackburn has increased her point total in each of her last 4 meets as she leads the Girls Junior Varsity with 66 points (in 5 meets) going into this week’s competition in Dripping Springs.
The Hawk Ladies had Felicity Niestremski and Raegan Cowan both with 16 points followed by Hannah Wisdom (14), Bethany Thibedeaux (12), and Alyssa Natal (10) helping in going to the second place team podium.
Strong finishes keep on happening with both Junior Varsity squads as they will take their act to Dripping Springs this Wednesday for another chance to hone in on their skill set as District will be next week.
Team Totals Texan Relays Junior Varsity JV Boys JV Girls Lampasas 167 Wimberley 178 CL Hawks 153 CL Hawks 125 Comfort 85 Lampasas 98 Wimberley 66 Burnet 91 Navarro 46 Navarro 35 Llano 38 Llano 30 HCCA 37 HCCA 6 Smithville 18 Comfort 5 Blanco 10 Blanco 4 ====================================================== High Point JV Meet Scorers Boys Girls Caimen McDonough 42 Madison Blackburn 24 Trenton Lorett 21 Raegan Cowan 16 Kenneth Jowers 13 Felicity Niestremski 16 Chance Martelli 12 Hannah Wisdom 14 Nolan Davila 10 Bethany Thibedeaux 12 Austin Brennan 9 Alyssa Natal 10 Connor Rose 8 Jasmine Ramos 8 Johnny Soliz 8 Ella Necander 8 Matthew Bell 8 Mia Cruz 8 Jaren Marmolejo 8 Bailey Bartow 4 Jacob Ruff 6 Ashley Elkins 4 Jacob Ucinski 4 Paige Bower 1 Tyler Kidd 2 Joseph Crisp 1 ======================================================= Year Totals for up to 5 Meets Boys Total Girls Total Caimen McDonough 165 Madison Blackburn 66 Trenton Lorett 84 Raegan Cowan 52 Chance Martelli 62 Hannah Wisdom 47 Kenneth Jowers 44 Felicity Niestremski 45 Nolan Davila 40 Bethany Thibedeaux 38 Connor Rose 37 Adia Garcia 37 Jacob Ruff 36 Mia Cruz 33 Austin Brennan 34 Jasmine Ramos 28 Johnny Soliz 33 Alyssa Natal 20 Jaren Marmolejo 29 Ashley Shipman 20 Matthew Bell 29 Jaydian Loftis 19 Austin Rodriguez 24 Ella Necander 14 Joseph Crisp 17 Paige Bower 10 Wyatt Meckel 15 Emily McDonald 10 Jacob Ucinski 13 Bailey Bartow 8 Michael Harwell 11 Jacie Sedwick 6 Tristan Chacon 9 Mariah Haight 5 Tyler Kidd 8 Ashley Elkins 4 Braden Hight 8 Hailey Lucero 4 Landry Moore 8 Calah Young 3 Greyson Lee 8 Julie Ollis 2 Bradley Hight 4 Chandra Wise 1 Luis Juarez 4 Michael Stirnemann 4 Braden Duke 4 Tyler Bishop 3 Skyler Hickman 1 Ty Sexton 1