Track & Field | March 17, 2017

Lady Hawk’s Track Team is on the Move

Madison Blackburn starts her track season with 22 points in Bandera

The Lady Hawks Track Team have started to make their move as the team goes into those final meets before District 28-4A comes calling in April.

There will be two more meets and the next one will be in Wimberley and this venue should be close enough for the Hawk Nation to rally behind these students and encourage them during their events.

The Hawks had their best finish at the Bandera Meet before Spring Break and continuing with those type of results will be important during the next few weeks.

Junior Varsity finished first at Bandera and has had some high finishes in each meet this season.

CL’s Lady Tracksters need more students in order to make a bigger splash as you can deduce that many of the athletes scoring points are coming from the lower grade levels.

“So, we finished 3rd overall in Bandera, but I am happy to see the progress that we are making,” Head Coach John Barthels said. “We had a total of 28 girls or races that had their best times of the year at the Bandera meet and we are always talking about peaking at the right time.”

CL Chiropractic will work on lowering those hurdles
Go Hawks!

That word, ‘peaking’, is important in all the sports but in track it takes on meanings as there is only one athlete that performs for the team and you do not have other teammates that can help in the overall point totals if that event does not pan out.

“We are moving in the right direction and we are able to take a full team with us to Bandera and that is what made the biggest difference,” Coach Barthels continued. “We had been taking about 25 girls total to the first 3 meets and took 42 with us at our last meet.”

That tells you how important depth is for track organization.

“We will be short a few at Wimberley, but we will be at Full strength when we go to Lockhart the week before district to see where everyone stands to do that final tweak to move people around to give us the best chance possible to score points in all of the events when we go back to Fredericksburg.”

A track coach needs to have chess skills in getting points with the athletes they have to work with.

        Go Canyon Lake

Consistency is important and girls like Skylar Hurst is a welcome sight for Coach Barthels as he can bank on getting over 20 points per meet when this young lady is performing.

Hurst has moved up to third place in total points and stands behind two ladies that dominated while at Canyon Lake. Bailey Drum and Marisa Ellis would get points in multiple venues and that will always help in figuring how the team will score.

“We are improving in the record board as we have now broken the mile, sprint relay, 200, and 400 records so far this season.


                           Sprint Relay Bests
         Top 5                                Year        Time
         Madison Churbe    Carley Dubois      2017        51.77
         Audrey Schulze    Alysha Perez

         Carley Dubois     Alysha Perez       2016        51.92
         Audrey Schulze    Kaylie Duke

         Mariah Ellis      Trena Lorett       2013        51.99
         Grace Allen       Brookelynn Helmke

         Alexa Ramos       Sophia Thorpe      2015        52.60
         Skylar Hurst      Alysha Perez

         Marcie Haight     Mariah Ellis       2012        53.33
         Emily Roach       Brookelynn Helmke

                           Mile Run    
                                    Time      Year
         Kaitlyn Yuill              5:51.57   2017        Bandera Meet
         Hannah Graves              5:59.10   2011
         Olivia Floris              6:05.22   2012
         Christi Fowler             6:05.59   2013
         Caitlyn Collins            6:07.73   2010

                           400 Meter Dash
         Skylar Hurst               59.30     2017        Bandera Meet
         Hannah Graves              61.86     2013
         Brookelynn Helmke          62.30     2012
         Audrey Schulze             63.27     2017        Bandera Meet
         Molli Mcintire             64.04     2013

                           200 Meter Dash
         Skylar Hurst               26.89     2017        Hawk Relays
         Madison Churbe             26.96     2017        Lobo Relays
         Caitlyn Collins            26.97     2010
         Grace Allen                27.37     2014
         Mariah Ellis               27.76     2015

          Way to Go Lady Hawks

Coach Barthels has a high standard for these ladies which is a good thing as that encouragement can only help as athletes run their races are making those throws or jumps.

“Not only are we trying to bring a district championship to CLHS for the girls, we are trying to set high standards for the future of the program and we have a solid core now that has those goals in mind,” Coach Barthels closed enthusiastically. “They understand what it takes to get better and I consider myself lucky to get to coach where I am and I love every minute I have to work with these athletes.”

Now Coach Barthels needs to get those minutes down below the minute mark so he too can set records.

Go Hawks and good luck as you continue this season.


                  Junior Varsity        pts          Varsity              pts
                  Alisia Niestemski     75           Skylar Hurst         96
                  Elena Vargas          73           Alysha Perez         49
                  Madison Churbe        69           Madison Churbe       30
                  Alyssa Strickland     59           Aubrey Schulze       26
                  Ashlie Shipman        48           Lainee Moses         22
                  Caroline Kullberg     36           Kaitlyn Yuill        16
                  Lainee Moses          34           Adia Garcia          12
                  Madison Blackburn     22           Hannah Young         10
                  Mia Cruz              22           Bethany Thibodeaux    8
                  Georgia Bean          19           Carley Dubois         4
                  Amber Leach           18           Dana Buhr             3
                  Caitlin MacDonald     16           Rachel Bennett        2
                  Jaydian Loftis        15           Emily McDonald        2
                  Daisy Manriquez        8           Jade Lawless          1
                  Bailey Bartow          5
                  Angelina Covarrubias   4
                  Jade Lawless           4
                  Jasmine Coble          3
                  Randi Green            2