Game Article, Track & Field | April 1, 2018

CL Hawks Varsity Finish 2nd in Lockhart Lions Relays, JV Finish 5th

Caimen McDonough Finished with 32 points in Lockhart Lion’s Relays.             (photo by Karen Holmes)

Canyon Lake’s Boys Track & Field finished in 2nd Place only trailing Canyon High School at the Lockhart Liion’s Relays that were run last week.

The Lake will now go to work to see if they might be able to overcome a perennial Track & Field fixture in winning district championships in the Fredericksburg Billies program.

              Way to Go Hawks!!

There will now be a preparation time as the District 28-4A Meet will commence on April 11-12 of next week.

Canyon Lake was led in scoring by Caimen McDonough after scoring 32 points leading the next Hawk that had Chance Martelli and Nik Rivera both with 10 points. CL did have some good athletes missing as the Boy’s Soccer team was playing their Bi-District Tilt during the same time.

This Track Meet had some bigger schools in attendance reducing chances for scoring in many of the events. To top that off, with a rainfall that doused Lockhart, the Triple Jump and High Jump could not be part of the scoring events.

For the Junior Varsity, Patrick McAuliffe led with 16 points after scoring in 4 events and Seth Titzman coming in with 12 points followed by Paul Martinez getting 10 points with a 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash. Titzman won the 400 meter dash for his double figure scoring and another 2 points coming from his 4×400 relay event.

There were some other Hawks that showed some promise with that all important district meet being right around the corner.

Freshman Will Hillenbrand was one of those performers that had a personal best reaching the 13-6 mark in the Pole Vault finishing in 3rd place in this meet.

              Go, Go, Go Hawks!!

“I was super excited when I cleared the 13-06 height and I was relieved,” Hillenbrand branded. “I am hoping to get to 14-06 and make it to Area.”

Hillenbrand was commenting after he was asked what his hopes for this season would be in this Pole Vault event.

Going to a Pole Vault competition you can tell how all the athletes vaulting are familiar with each other. “That is my favorite part is in having all the camaraderie with everyone cheering on each other.”

The pole vault is one of the most difficult events in the field events in seeing athletes having their heads closer to the ground than the rest of their body. That would not end well for many of us in any sport much less being over 10 feet from the ground during this type of competition.

“I am having lots of fun,” Hillenbrand answered after being asked if he was indeed having fun. “Seventh Grade was the first time I gripped the pole and ran and jumped….I never imagined I would be getting this high.”

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This event would be one that can help Canyon Lake when they meet up with Fredericksburg later this month as the Billies have several students that pole vault and having just one Hawk that can compete with a chance of finishing in that first 6 spots that score points is a double bonus.

If Hillenbrand can finish in the top 4 then he will be able to compete in the Area Meet and that feat could score 6-8 or10 points while taking points away from the Billies is a win-win.

Keep soaring Hillenbrand and help the Hawks finish high in District 28-4A play.

Go Hawks!!


          Varsity                    TEAM SCORING        Junior Varsity
          Canyon High School   136                       Canyon High School    160
          CL Hawks              99                       Lockhart              111
          Kyle Lehman           92                       Bastrop                96
          Lockhart              88                       Kyle Lehman            93
          Bastrop               86                       CL Hawks               73
          Gonzales              51                       Gonzales               21

                                     100 meter dash
          Varsity                                        Junior Varsity
          Greyson Lee         11.69   4th                Paul Martinez        11.89   2nd
          Joseph Ruiz         11.74   5th
          Caleb Almond        11.88   6th

                                     200 meter dash
          Connor Rose         25.13   3rd                Colton Eilers        25.18

                                     400 meter dash
          Chance Martelli     52.39   3rd                Seth Titzman         53.77   1st
          Jesse Sarmiento     53.13   5th                Jesse Horner         57.40   6th

                                     3200 meter run
                                                         Tyler Cox         12:55.91   6th

                                   110 meter hurdles
          Caimen McDonough    15.40   2nd                Logan Cruz           17.91   2nd
          Nik Rivera          17.09   3rd                Patrick McAuliffe    18.90   3rd
                                                         Stephen Sharp        19.86   6th

                                  300 meter hurdles
          Caimen McDonough    39.99   1st                Patrick McAuliffe    45.84   3rd
          Nik Rivera          42.30   4th
          Bryce Vincent       43.35

                                       shot put
          Ross Snowden     40-08.75   6th                Josh Almond       39-07.50   2nd

                                                         Daniel O’Dell     92-10.00   3rd
                                                         Hudson Duke       90-00.00   6th

                                      high jump
          Caimen McDonough  6-03.00   1st                Patrick McAuliffe  5-04.00   5th
          Peyton McMullen   5-08.00   5th

                                      pole vault
          Will Hillenbrand 13-06.00   3rd

          4x100 relay         45.85   6th                4x200 relay        1:39.26   4th
          Connor Rose      Landry Moore                  Paul Martinez    Andrew Kullberg
          Caleb Almond     Joseph Ruiz                   Derek Wiatrek    Colton Eilers

          4x200 relay        1:35.07  3rd                4x400 relay        3:43.87   4th
          Connor Rose      Landry Moore                  Seth Titzman     Ryan Rivali
          Tristan Chacon   Greyson Lee                   Colton Eilers    Partrick McAuliffe

          4x400 relay 3:29.23 2nd
          Tristan Chacon   Chance Martelli
          Jesse Sarmiento  Caimen McDonough