Lady Hawks Track goes Dancing at the Texan Relays
Canyon Lake went dancing at the Texan Relays in Wimberley last Thursday as all the teams performed well with some key athletes missing due to Dancing Competition that was scheduled that same day.
“I was proud of our efforts again on Thursday,” Head Girls Track Coach John Barthels stated. “We had a decent effort in basically two day practice, post spring break week and I was impressed with several of the results going into the wind.”
That wind was consistent throughout the meet and it showed no relief for those events that would have those runners heading south.
Skylar Hurst was high point once again with 26 points followed by Alysha Perez’s 19 points after shattering the 100 meter dash record by two tenths of a second. These same two students had first place finishes along with the 4×100 relay team.
“Obviously our 100 and 100 hurdle times improved with the wind at our backs,” Coach Barthels continued. “The form looked good from Alysha (Perez) in the 100 and she won so that was great.”
Perez was impressive as she lowered her all-time mark to 12:59 after being stuck at 12:75 for the past two seasons.
“The hurdle form from Alyssa Strickland and Lainee Moses is improving and we will see what we can do this week in Lockhart with a tough district and Area ahead of us.”
Canyon Lake’s scoring leaders is loaded with a lot of young athletes that have already set new standards and prepare for the time of season where they can make a mark.
2017 Season Points Totals Junior Varsity Grade pts Varsity Grade pts Alicia Niestemski Fresh 89 Skylar Hurst Junior 114 Elena Vargas Junior 88 Alysha Perez Junior 76 Alyssa Strickland Fresh 77 Madison Churbe Fresh 45 Madison Churbe Fresh 69 Aubrey Schulze Soph 37 Ashlie Shipman Junior 63 Lainee Moses Fresh 36 Caroline Kullberg Fresh 46 Hannah Young Senior 19 Lainee Moses Fresh 34 Kaitlyn Yuill Fresh 18 Mia Cruz Soph 32 Carley Dubois Senior 13 Jaydian Loftis Junior 31 Adia Garcia Soph 12 Georgia Bean Soph 29 Bethany Thibodeaux Senior 8 Madison Blackburn Soph 22 Amber Leach Fresh 6 Caitlin MacDonald Soph 21 Emily McDonald Junior 4 Amber Leach Fresh 18 Dana Buhr Senior 3 Jasmine Coble Soph 17 Rachel Bennett Junior 2 Angelina Covarrubias Fresh 8 Jade Lawless Fresh 1 Daisy Manriquez Junior 8 Bailey Bartow Junior 6 Jade Lawless Fresh 4 Randi Green Fresh 2
CL’s Freshman class has been evident throughout this year’s sporting events and this crew has stored up 106 points for the varsity and each week you are seeing more ladies taking their next step up and making their mark.
Churbe is one of those freshman that has her sights on helping this Hawk Track Team, “I am really stoked and I have been thinking about running on the varsity ever since my middle school years.”
“It finally hit me when I moved up and started running against a higher level of schools,” Churbe kept focused. “But, I really expect this after putting in all of that hard work and I will just keep running for God and I will give all the Glory to my Lord and I will push myself to do everything for Him.”
The ReSporter thinks that Our Lord is very pleased with this young lady no matter where she finishes.
Alyssa Strickland led the Junior Varsity contingent with 18 points as there were 8 other ladies scoring in double digits.
Georgia Bean, Jasmine Coble, Alyssa Strickland, and the 4×100 relay team all had a first place finish.
The 4×100 relay varsity group has been lowering their mark in each of the last two performances and the Texan Relays had this foursome (Carley Dubios, Alysha Perez, Madison Churbe, and Aubrey Schulze) taking more time off their record.
Canyon Lake’s, 51.10 time was over a second faster than the 2nd place school.
On a windy day two of the relays had personal bests and the 4×400 relay having the toughest time going against that blustery force which had a bigger impact on those four ladies.
“I was very impressed with our record setting 4×100 relay as we have broken our record each time Carley Dubois has run the race,” Coach Barthels smiled. “Our 4×200 relay improved almost a second this week and I am happy about that as I definitely saw areas of improvement that we can work on to improve that.”
Canyon Lake can start to make moves during the district meet when some of those events that have been a graveyard point wise starts to register some rewards.
The Hawks had their first points since Jessica Cunningham was scoring in the pole vault.
Amber Leach made a jump from Junior Varsity to Varsity in Wimberley and finished in 3rd place scoring 6 points. Those points are a bonus if CL wants to make a dent in District favorite, Fredericksburg, totals.
“I believe, overall we had 18 races that had personal bests and both the Junior Varsity and Varsity events,” Coach Barthels said. “Not bad out of 34 events.”
That is putting it mildly as a windy day will play havoc on both the track and field participants and now you have a chance of continuing that progress into a Lockhart Meet this Thursday.
Canyon Lake will need to get more points from those throwing events and hopefully more ladies will have a chance of scoring with their jumping.
“We will have to improve with our throwers to make a move at district,” Barthels closed. “But, like I said, all in all we are looking about where I expect to be minus that mile relay…..I really thought we would break the 4:10 mark, but we let the wind get into our heads a little bit and once we were sitting in second, I think, they (the girls) decided that’s where we were going to stay and Skylar (Hurst) just
made sure of that.”
Perez is one of those Hawk throwers that did not perform to her standard, “When I don’t have a good day throwing it just makes me angry,” Perez said with a smile. “Either way I will run as fast as I can.”
On how she will attack the wind, Perez continued, “I will visualize the ‘unicorn’, and keep my chin down and run through the wind.”
A good day of taking care of the wind with her being a ‘Unicorn’ for this one day but CL will be glad to welcome this Hawk back to the Lake for some more records.
Canyon Lake will have to get that wind out of their head this week as they start their STAAR testing and having a clear head will be a high priority.
Texan’s Relays Junior Varsity points Varsity points Lampasas 151 Wimberley 185 Wimberley 145 Blanco 142 CL Hawks 132 CL Hawks 113 San Marcos 56 Navarro 67 Smithville 42 Lampasas 62 Blanco 38 San Marcos 9 Llano 29 Smithville 1 Navarro 18 CC Miller 0 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hawk Scorers Junior Varsity points Varsity points Alyssa Strickland 18 Skylar Hurst 26 Jaydian Loftis 16 Alysha Perez 19 Ashlie Shipman 15 Madison Churbe 15 Elena Vargas 15 Lainee Moses 14 Alisia Niestemski 14 Audrey Schulze 11 Jasmine Coble 14 Hannah Young 9 Caroline Kullberg 10 Amber Leach 6 Mia Cruz 10 Emily McDonald 2 Georgia Bean 10 Kaitlyn Yuill 2 Caitlin MacDonald 5 Angelina Covarrubias 4 Bailey Bartow 1 ============================================================================ 100 m dash place time 100 m dash place time Jasmine Coble 1st 13.49 Alysha Perez 1st 12.59 Angelina Covarrubias 4th 13.81 Mia Cruz 6th 13.95 200 m dash Skylar Hurst 3rd 27.32 200 m dash Madison Churbe 4th 27.33 Ashlie Shipman 3rd 28.92 400 m dash 400 m dash Skylar Hurst 1st 61.47 Jaydian Loftis 2nd 69.22 Audrey Schulze 5th 64.28 Jasmine Coble 4th 71.39 1600 m run 100 m hurdles Kaitlyn Yuill 5th 5:58.29 Alyssa Strickland 1st 16.56 Alisha Niestemski 4th 18.63 100 m hurdles Lainee Moses 4th 16.98 300 m hurdles Alisia Niestemski 3rd 54.84 300 m hurdles Alyssa Stickland 4th 55.50 Lainee Moses 3rd 50.26 Hannah Young 6th 53.48 long jump Elena Vargas 3rd 14-07.75 triple jump Skylar Hurst 3rd 32-11.00 shot put Emily McDonald 5th 31-04.75 Georgia Bean 1st 30-04.50 high jump discus Madison Churbe 5th 4-10 Bailey Bartow 6th 75-00.50 pole vault high jump Amber Leach 3rd 8-06 Caroline Kullberg 3rd 4-06 4x100 m relay 1st 54.32 4x100 m relay 1st 51.10 Caitlin MacDonald Elena Vargas Carley Dubois Alysha Perez Mia Cruz Ashlie Shipman Audrey Schulze Madison Churbe 4x200 m relay 2nd 1:56.84 4x200 m relay 2nd 1:49.03 Jaydian Loftis Elena Vargas Carley Dubois Alysha Perez Mia Cruz Ashlie Shipman Hannah Young Madison Churbe 4x400 m relay 2nd 4:48.86 4x400 m relay 2nd 4:18.44 Caroline Kullberg Alyssa Strickland Audrey Schulze Lainee Moses Jaydian Loftis Alisia Niestemski Hannah Young Skylar Hurst