Hawk Boy’s Surprise with a 3rd Place Finish in District 28-4A Track Meet
Canyon Lake finished the District 28-4A Track & Field Meet with several surprises and Persona Records (PR’s) after their two day event hosted by the Hawks.
Nic Rivera was gold on this night after breaking the 40 second mark for the first time in his 300 meter hurdle event. Rivera continues a strong contingent of hurdlers these past few years and seems to be on the mark as the Area Meet comes calling.
“Before I started, Coach Greene, said he wanted me to catch the 6-8th lanes by my second hurdle and I actually got to them before that,” Rivera remembered. “As I was going around the curve I kept focusing on jumping with my right leg and then when I reached the final 100 meters I realized I could shoot for the high top and I had tunnel vision until I got to the finish line as I hit another gear and when I finished I said, Yes…I finally did it!!”
Rivera has has wanted to break that 40 second barrier and now that he has shattered that mark will look to improve more as he continues. “I want to attack the hurdles and get to that first hurdle faster by switching my blocks to get a faster time,” Rivera kept going and going and going.
Will Hillenbrand finished in 1st place in the Pole Vault and will look to improve so he can advance to Regional Meet. This will be Hillenbrand’s second time and will bring some, been there, to this year’s meet with a chance for advancement.
Chance Martelli is another Hawk that has his sight on breaking the 50 second barrier for his 400 meter run….that is certainly possible as Martelli has seen those marks on his 4×400 relay splits.
“This was a good day to know we are improving at such a late point of the season is good,” Martelli said after realizing the 4×400 relay had improved their time by 5 seconds. “I will have to kick earlier and push myself as I do my thing and stride it out on that second curve….breaking 50 feels good.”
Canyon Lake had a strong day in finishing in 3rd place behind Wimberley and Fredericksburg. The Hawks Junior Varsity was a 4th place finisher as this group had a bus load of pr’s (personal bests) and that will help as next year will be here before you know it.
“We ran great and better than I thought we would,” Head Boys Track Coach Troy Moses gushed. “I had not run that group this year and they ran the 4×100 relay and had a chance to win….and I had no clue our 4×400 relay would run that well…Tristan (Chacon) ran his best this year. Bryce Vincent, we had him with a 52 second on his 400 relay and now I know what he and Tristan are capable of.”
On what the plan of attack will be as this group prepares for their Area Meet, “There is not much time and I will want to make sure they will be fresh, we might change up our relays because I know what they are capable of doing.”
Tristan Chacon was a pleasant surprise while Cody Kline will be busy after finishing 4th in his 200 dash and helping in the 400 and 200 relays.
Kline was talkative after his day/night on the track, “This feels great and hopefully we can give the Seniors one more chance at the Regions and then State,” Kline was all in after the 4×400’s surprise finish. “I did know he was on me,” Kline kept going when recounting what he felt during his run. “I got a burst of speed on the second curve and it was good running against them (Fredericksburg) and I see if I can break 51 seconds.”
Another impressive group was the distance runners as they had several personal bests which was highlighted by Luke Mendez who is now the holder of the Mile and 2 Mile run while his counterparts were PRing like nobodies business and can take that kick to next year’s Cross Country.
Canyon Lake will be out of the blocks as this meet gave a good indicator for some more good results.
TEAM RESULTS Varsity Junior Varsity Fredericksburg 176.5 Wimberley 175.0 Wimberley 127.5 Fredericksburg 147.5 Canyon Lake Hawks 115.0 Boerne 129.0 Boerne 82.0 Canyon Lake Hawks 82.5 Bandera 65.0 Bandera 74.0 Llano 56.0 Llano 12.0 Hawk Area Qualifiers Event(s) Chance Martelli 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay, 400 Dash Cody Kline 4x200 Relay, 4x400 Relay, 200 Dash Greyson Lee 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay, 4x400 Relay Nic Rivera 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles Caleb Almond 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay, 100 Dash Ryan Rivali 4x100 Relay William Hillenbrand Pole Vault Tristan Chacon Long Jump, 4x200 Relay, 4x400 Relay Matt Bell 800 Meter Run Bryce Vincent 4x400 Relay Patrick McAuliffe High Jump District Meet Individual Points Nic Rivera 18 Jeremy Greene 15 Chance Martelli 16 Colten Eilers 12 Cody Kline 15.5 Troy Eyster 11 Caleb Almond 14 Jesse Horner 11 Tristan Chacon 12 Stephen Sharp 9 Greyson Lee 10 Connor Windham 8 William Hillenbrand 10 Cayden Iles 4 Bryce Vincent 6 Dominick Vaillant 3 Ryan Rivali 4 Matthew Soza 3 Matt Bell 4 Derek Wiatrek 2 Patrick McAuliffe 4 Josue Pina 2 Peyton McMullen 1.5 Men’s Varsity Junior Varsity 43.81 2nd 4x100 Meter Relay 47.38 4th Chance Martelli Caleb Almond Dominick Vailant Jesse Horner Ryan Rivali Greyson Lee Matthew Soza Stephen Sharp 800 Meter Run Matt Bell 2:05.90 (pr) 4th Brian Clark 2:19.43 (pr) 8th Partick McAuliffe 2:13.99 13th Brock Coburn 2:34.25 (pr) 12th Santiago Barrientos 2:35.99 (pr) 14th 110 Meter Hurdles Nic Rivera 15.31 2nd Jeremy Greene 17.83 (pr) 3rd 100 Meter Dash Caleb Almond 11.29 3rd Stephen Sharp 12.04 3rd 4x200 Meter Relay 1:31.63 2nd 1:37.99 5th Caleb Almond Tristan Chacon Dominick Vaillant Colton Eilers Greyson Lee Cody Kline Matthew Soza Stephen Sharp 400 Meter Dash Chance Martelli 50.20 (pr) 2nd Jesse Horner 54.71 (pr) 3rd Cayden Iles 56.13 (pr) 6th 300 Meter Hurdles Nic Rivera 39.59 (pr) 1st Jeremy Greene 45.08 (pr) 3rd Bryce Vincent 42.43 (pr) 5th Derek Wiatrek 45.87 (pr) 5th 200 Meter Dash Cody Kline 23.33 (pr) 4th Colton Eilers 25.11 (pr) 5th Greyson Lee 23.61 (pr) 5th 1600 Meter Run Luke Mendez 4:52.39 (pr) 7th Josue Pina 5:18.42 6th Colin Baker 4:59.85 (pr) 10th Brian Clark 5:21.66 (pr) 8th Caleb Price 5:24.06 (pr) 10th Tyler Cox 5:25.72 11th Colin Logan 5:39.39 (pr) 19th DJ Menke 5:57.92 20th 3200 Meter Run Colin Baker 10:55.32 (pr) 8th Josue Pina 12:12.40 (pr) 6th Luke Mendez 11:11.29 10th Tyler Cox 1 2:26.75 (pr) 8th Peter Schultz 11:46.30 12th Caleb Price 12:39.18 9th DJ Menke 13.18.20 (pr) 12th Chandler Hunt 13:23.78 (pr) 13th Tyler Dickens 13:26.22 (pr) 14th 4x400 Meter Relay 3:27.11 (pr) 2nd 3:43.50 (pr) 3rd Tristan Chacon Cody Kline Cayden Iles Jesse Horner Bryce Vincent Chance Martelli Jeremy Greene Colton Eilers Discus Daniel O’Dell 110-06.00 (pr) 9th Ben Crisp 102-05.50 (pr) 7th Shawn Pendleton 96-04.50 11th Eric Teutsch 81-07.50 (pr) 19th Connor Windham 77-10.50 23rd Braden Hodge 76-03.50 24th High Jump Partick McAuliffe 5-08.00 4th Jeremy Greene 5-06.00 (pr) 5th Cody Kline 5-08.00 5th Peyton McMullen 5-08.00 5th Long Jump Tristan Chacon 19-06.00 (pr) 4th Colton Eilers 18-08.50 (pr) 3rd Sam Schimank 16-08.50 13th Troy Eyster 18-04.00 (pr) 6th Cayden Iles 17-06.25 (pr) 9th Derek Wiatrek 17-04.00 (pr) 10th Dominick Vaillant 15-08.75 (pr) 20th Pole Vault Will Hillenbrand 13-06.00 1st Shot Put Josh Almond 40-07.00 9th Connor Windham 39-03.75 2nd JT Greene 38-03.00 11th Braden Hodge 33-05.00 9th Shawn Pendleton 32-02.00 12th Brandon Powers 32-02.50 14th Kyle Yuill 32-00.50 16th Eric Teutsch 31-00.00 17th Triple Jump Jacob Neel 37-02.00 9th Troy Eyster 40-00.00 1st Derek Wiatrek 35-02.75 7th Colton Eilers 34-06.75 10th