Lady Track Hawksters set on Improving before District Meet
Canyon Lake Girls Track is more than half way around their track after placing 4th in the Texan Relays last Thursday.
“As the 2019 track season comes to our last meet before district, I am pleased with the improvements that we have had since the beginning of the year,” Head Girls Track Coach John Barthels said. “About 90% of our times are improving each week and we still have a ways to go as we look to put people in events that will best serve the team.”
On the JV side, the Hawks were led by Shelby Palmer who placed in 4 different events with two 3rd place finishes in the 100 & 300 meter hurdles.
Kaylee Moore took time off from some Softball to score 16 points coming from 2 events finishing 2nd in both the discus and shot put.
Next in line was Kalani Thorpe scoring 11 welcomed points as this was her first track meet this year as Thorpe is also busy with the Play-off bound Soccer team.
Adriel Rico hit her stride with a PR in her anchor leg running for the 4×400 meter relay.
“I just did not want to let them (the other 3 girls) down,” Rico said. “I get a lot of energy and this is my favorite race and now I will be working on getting ready for district.”
This team of ladies finished in 3rd place trailing Wimberley and La Vernia.
CL’s Varsity finished in 4th place with two first place trophies coming from Sara Mefford’s Shot-Put throw and Alyssa Strickland finishing ahead of the field of 100 meter hurdle participants with 15.06 time. That was a PR for Strickland which will put her in prime position for what could be a good season.
“Alyssa Strickland continues to improve on her times in the 100 meter hurdles….she is such a competitor and is fine tuning each week her skills. She has also helped to improve our time in the 4×200 this year and has been a great asset to the relay.”
Madison Churbe joined the two ladies above in scoring in double digits finishing with 12 points that tied Strickland.
Churbe scored her points in 4 events with her best place in the high jump with topping 4-10 with Landry Brown one place behind due to more attempts.
“Madison Churbe is coming on in the long jump and high jump and has taken on the roll this year of running on the mile relay,” Coach heaped praise.
Karleigh Schedlbauer was inserted into the 4×400 relay and helped this relay to improve their time over 4 seconds.
“If I am in the event then I am going to do my best because that pushes me,” Schedlbauler stated. “I would like to advance to the regionals and we just need to be more positive and try harder and that will put us in the position to push ourselves.”
Amber Leach had her PR in the Pole Vault when she cleared 9-06 to finish 2nd place that garnered 8 points for the team.
“I had been waiting for 2 years,” Leach said when asked about her new height that she reached. “My overall goal is to beat or tie the Hawk record and I want that record to have men name on it.”
That spot is presently held by Jessica Cunningham who has been on top since the 2010 season that had a State berth.
On how Leach decided to be a pole vaulter, “In the 7th grade was when I started to play sports and I told my Mom I wanted to Catapult….when she finally realized I meant the pole vault. It is such a hard sport and I just had to do it.”
Leach continued, “I want to reach higher heights and I had hold the poll higher and just maxed out my step.”
Being the only girl in this event you would think it might be a little lonely, “Yes, it is a little lonely…but I have a friend from Navarro and we practice together and share poles.”
Not a lot of athletes flock to this event and many times you see a different set of competitors as they know each other and encourage each other regardless of the school uniform that is on.
Coach Barthels finished, “This year has been a bit of a learning curve for the team as each week we are trying new things with the ultimate goal in mind of advancing as many athletes as possible on to the area meet in Liberty Hill in a couple of weeks….If we continue to do better as we have been doing, I am optimistic that we will take most of our varsity on from district to the area meet.”
Go Fast Hawks!!
Junior Varsity TEXAN RELAYS Team Results Varsity Wimberley Blue 248 Wimberley Blue 169 La Vernia 170 Blanco 133 Canyon Lake Hawks 74 La Vernia 93 Blanco 63 Canyon Lake Hawks 76 Navarro 33 Navarro 50 Smithville 22 Smithville 42 Wimberley Red 4 NB Christian 29 NB Christian 1 Austin Champions 16 Austin Champions 0 Wimberley Red 12 Castle Hills Baptist 0 Castle Hills Baptist 0 IDEA Monterrey Park 0 IDEA Monterrey Park 0 Junior Varsity Points Scored Varsity Shelby Palmer 19 Sara Mefford 16 Kaylee Moore 16 Madison Churbe 12 Kalani Thorpe 11 Alyssa Strickland 12 Adriel Rico 7 Amber Leach 8 Jessi Gore 6 Natalie McCoy 6 Lindsay Ford 4 Audrey Schulze 6 Alexis Ozuna 4 Landry Brown 5 Chelsea Tschoepe 3 Lainee Moses 3 Hannah Gallagher 2 Jade Lawless 2 Nataly Castillo 2 Danielle Carty 2 Savannah Cruder 1 Karleigh Schedlbauer 2 Hailey Overstreet 1 Hailey Overstreet 1 Jasmine Coble 1 Times and Distances Junior Varsity Varsity 200 meter dash 200 meter dash Adriel Rico 30.49 5th Madison Churbe 27.23 6th 800 meter run 400 meter dash Kalani Thorpe 2:42.13 2nd Natalie McCoy 64.55 4th 3200 meter run 100 meter hurdles Lindsay Ford 15:34.97 4th Alyssa Strickland 15.06 1st 100 meter hurdles long jump Shelby Palmer 18.43 3rd Madison Churbe 15-10.75 6th 300 meter hurdles shot put Shelby Palmer 55.40 3rd Sara Mefford 32-0.50 3rd long jump discus Shelby Palmer 14-04 4th Sara Mefford 97-04 1st Hannah Gallagher 13-10 6th Jade Lawless 90-05 5th shot put triple jump Kaylee Moore 28-11 2nd Audrey Schulze 33-05 4th Chelsea Tschoepe 27-03 6th discus high jump Kaylee Moore 71-08 2nd Madison Churbe 4-10 2nd Alexis Ozuna 63-05 4th Landry Brown 4-10 3rd pole vault 4x100 meter relay 62.83 6th Amber Leach 9-06 2nd Savannah Crider Nataly Castillo Hannah Gallagher Jessi Gore 4x100 meter relay 52.79 5th Jasmine Coble Landry Brown 4x200 meter relay 2:06.06 4th Lainee Moses Hailey Overstreet Nataly Castillo Jessi Gore Chelsea Tschoepe Adriel Rico 4x200 meter relay 1:49.28 4th Madison Churbe Lainee Moses 4x400 meter relay 4:35.36 3rd Audrey Schulze Alyssa Stickland Kalani Thorpe Jessi Gore Shelby Palmer Adriel Rico 4x400 meter relay 4:18.00 4th Madison Churbe Danielle Carty Natalie McCoy Karleigh Schedlbauer