Top-Ten Countdown: 8th Track & Field
Canyon Lake’s Track & Field Team will be next on the Best Of Countdown. There are some liberties taken in doing a series of articles of this magnitude.
First, there will be those who felt other games should have been on the list and another subject is where on the list those events rank.
Second, it is hard to put track athletes as a team when so many of the components are based on individuals coming together for amassing points.
Third, is a simple idea that you only know what you saw and many of the sports do not have the whole Hawk Nation in tune with games that were not on anyones radar.
All this is to say that this Track & Field article is a combined Boys-Girls and many meets lumped for a season.
The ReSporter will take some advantages of the fact this count down was conceived by this entity and is so doing will make the 8th Place Slot for the Countdown for both the Boys and Girls Track Team.
For the Lady Hawks, the track history is not as storied as the boys side of the cinders, but during this season, CL had a superb season. The ladies brought home more medals than any other year and by not losing a ton of seniors will be poised for a good showing in coming campaigns.
A 2nd Place finish at the Area Meet was a high water mark as this group of athletes were performing at a high rate with this finish based on 8 schools competing with their best ladies.
Here are the All-Time Best marks and how this year compared with previous teams. You will see the number of Hawks that have a residence in this club for this season.
The ReSporter also wanted the casual fan to see who has the top ranking and the mark that they achieved so future Hawks can aspire in reaching these goals.
Hawks This Year Top Hawk Event 2017 1st Alysha Perez 12.46 100 meter dash Four Madison Churbe 2nd Carley Dubois 3rd Jasmine Coble 7th 200 meter dash Four 1st Skylar Hurst 26.41 Madison Churbe 2nd Alysha Perez 3rd Hannah Young 7th 400 meter dash Three 1st Skylar Hurst 58.28 Audrey Schulze 2nd Hannah Young 7th 800 meter run One 1st Hannah Graves 2:27.78 Kaitlyn Yuill 6th 1600 meter run One 1st Kaitlyn Yuill 5:51.57 3200 meter run One 1st Mariah Ellis 12:45.43 Kaitlyn Yuill 2nd 100 meter hurdles Four 1st Jessica Cunningham 15.48 Alyssa Strickland 4th Lainee Moses 7th Alisia Niestemski 8th Madison Blackburn 9th 300 meter hurdles Five 1st Jessica Cunningham 46.90 Lainee Moses 3rd Hannah Young 6th Madison Blackburn 8th Alyssa Strickland 9th Alisia Niestemski 10th long jump Four 1st Bailey Drum 16-03.75 Madison Churbe 5th Elena Vargas 7th Ashlie Shipman 8th Alisia Niestemski 9th triple jump Four 1st Marisa Ellis 37-04.50 Skylar Hurst 3rd Madison Blackburn 7th Emily McDonald 8th Alisia Niestemski 9th discus Six 1st Kaelin Simmons 111-00.00 Jade Lawless 2nd Adia Garcia 3rd Bailey Bartow 6th Alysha Perez 7th Daisy Manriquez 8th Georgia Bean 10th shot put Five 1st Kaelin Simmons 34-00.00 Alysha Perez 3rd 1st Ali Dicks 34-00.00 Georgia Bean 4th Maddy Puente 7th Bailey Bartow 8th Madison Harwell 10th high jump Three 1st Marisa Ellis 5-06.00 Madison Churbe 4th State Champion Skylar Hurst 5th Elena Vargas 8th pole vault One 1st Jessica Cunningham 11-01.00 Amber Leach 2nd 4x100 relay 1st 50.45 Carley Dubois Alysha Perez Madison Churbe Audrey Schulze 4x200 relay 2nd 1:47.49 1st 2016 1:46.66 Carley Dubois Hannah Young Carley Dubois Emma Gray Alysha Perez Madison Churbe Skylar Hurst Alysha Perez 4x400 relay 2nd place 4:08.84 1st 2016 4:07.39 Hannah Young Audrey Schulze Sophia Thorpe Bailey Drum Lainee Moses Skylar Hurst Emma Gray Skylar Hurst
That is an impressive number of Hawks that have made their nest in the all-time top 10 as some of those events had up to 6 of the places that were run or thrown this year.
There are several of those top-ten marks that were accomplished by the Junior Varsity this year and that should give the Hawk Nation a good
idea of what might be in store for this group.
Having a plethora of athletes that will be back can give Coach Barthels a foundation to get more meet wins. What will be fun to watch is not having to run your best students in all three or two relays. As the depth of good returning Ladies will allow the Coaches to spread those athletes to more events.
An example would be the 200 meter dash that had the top 3 in District wearing the Hawk Green uniform. If CL was able to have all three girls in that dash, then a possible 24 points would give CL a solid point total as well as diminishing the competition chances in scoring double figure points for that race.
If another school had all 3 of their athletes place in that same race, then the most points they would accumulate would be 7 points. Having an opportunity to realize this quest would be the best scenario for Canyon Lake in garnering some important points.
The Hawk Boys had the same type of success as this track team also featured a solid Junior Varsity and should have an opportunity to add some depth too.
That is the key for a track team as Fredericksburg has displayed for so many years. The Hawks have finished 2nd in district a few times and this season had CL placing high in each of their meets.
Here are the Boys and how they rank in the Top-Ten after this year’s competition.
ALL-TIME TOP TEN Event # of Hawks this Year All-Time Mark 100 meter dash Three 1st Jordan Anderson 10.81 Joseph Ruiz 3rd Kenneth Jowers 4th Conner Rose 6th 200 meter dash Three 1st Jordan Anderson 22.47 Lester Boehm 3rd Tanner Faris 6th Greyson Lee 10th 400 meter dash Two 1st Jordan Anderson 48.92 Colton McDonald 3rd Chance Martelli 6th 800 meter run Two 1st Austin Camacho 2:02.25 Bennie Brownlee 3rd Matt Bell 5th 1600 meter run Three 1st Mike Russell 4:55.73 Bennie Brownlee 4th Matt Bell 5th Jaren Marmolejo 9th 3200 meter run Two 1st Chris Nieland 10:51.63 Jaren Marmolejo 4th Caden McLaughlin 9th 110 meter hurdles Three 1st Brandon Courtney 15.10 Caimen McDonough 2nd Gerrit Wilkins 4th Nic Rivera 5th 300 meter hurdles Three 1st Brandon Courtney 38.79 Caimen McDonough 2nd Nic Rivera 3rd Cody Kline 9th high jump Two 1st Jordan Anderson 6-06 Caimen McDonough 5th Albert Edington 6-06 Charlie McIntosh 6th long jump Five 1st Gerrit Wilkins 21-08.00 Caimen McDonough 5th Tanner Faris 6th Heath McDonough 8th Tristan Chacon 9th triple jump Two 1st Branson Belcher 42-00.75 Caimen McDonough 3rd Heath McDonough 5th shot put One 1st Robert Woods 47-03.50 Ross Snowden 3rd discus Three 1st Jacob Foster 144-11.00 Joseph Crisp 5th Bradley Hight 8th pole vault Three 1st Christian Dittman 14-06 Robert Beam 5th Braden Duke 7th Ty Martinez 8th 4x100 relay 44.16 Sixth place 1st 2012 relay 43.73 Joseph Ruiz Conner Rose Zach Henshaw Doug Hubnik Tanner Faris Landry Moore Daniel Camarillo Eduardo Covarrubias 4x200 relay Tanner Faris Heath McDonough 1st 2017 relay 1:30.70 Conner Rose Lester Boehm 4x400 relay 3:28.78 Fourth Place 1st 2016 relay 3:25.75 Lester Boehm Brandon Courtney Austin Camacho Lester Boehm Chance Martelli Heath McDonough Heath McDonough Brandon Courtney
A Track Team requires a lot of individuals to perform at their best as the main group event commences with the Relays.
CL has had a history of winning one or two track meets per season and this year had the Hawks performing at their best in Bandera.
Medina Valley was the school to give the Hawks a challenge but both the Varsity and Junior Varsity came together for a sweep. There were also two District 28-4A schools in attendance as a given being Bandera and Hondo being in present.
Canyon Lake will have much of the same advantage when next season commences as the Junior Varsity was tops for several meets and adding that depth to the Boys Track team will only enhance their chances of better overall point totals.
The ReSporter would like to have a shout out to Senior Colton McDonald who was instrumental in getting the 4×400 relay team to the Area and Region meets.
Brandon Courtney, who had been injured through the whole season was able to compete for the first time and McDonald was part of that relay team that excelled.
These were not games, but for this Countdown had the Track Teams having good outcomes to make it into the 2017 Top Ten Countdown.