Canyon Lake Girl’s Track & Field are Still in Starting Blocks
Track & Field has had more Pole Vault Bars to maneuver instead of a much lower hurdle as this season has not had a smooth beginning.
Thanks to a snow that would not leave during the start of Track Season caused a back up on other sports like Soccer. That changed scheduled for several games to catch up those lost dates.
Track & Field is one sport that has more athletes to share other sports which in turn will make it hard for students to get enough practice in much less find time to make those early meets.
The ReSporter had some time with Girls Coach John Barthels and below the best meet results thus far for these Lady Tracksters.
How has the year been so far? “We had a really good outing by our JV Team last week,” Coach Barthels measured out. “These young ladies have been working hard and their times are improving. We added a few names this week and they immediately stepped in and helped the team.”
Yeah, the Junior Varsity is coupled with the Varsity on the results below and I remember you mentioning that there are more on JV than Varsity right now.
“Varsity athletes are improving their times and as soccer season settles down to their playoff time we will have more of them coming on and able to join up with their teammates,” Barthels continued. “We had a great showing by Claire Schroeder and Maddie Pipkin in the hurdles. While Claire is continuing to get better each week…she had been in the lead in the 100 hurdles each week but has not finished over all 10 hurdles smoothly yet but she is almost there.”
Barthels kept going like a distance runner, “She (Schroeder has fallen in the last two weeks in the 100 hurdle event that she has been in and has stepped up in the 300 hurdles.”
Schroeder broke the 50 second barrier last week in the 300 meter hurdles and has now latched onto 5th place on the All-Time Hawk List.
300 Meter Hurdles Time Year 1) Jessica Cunningham 46.90 2010 2) Bailey Drum 47.98 2016 3) Lainee Moses 48.09 2017 4) Alyssa Strickland 48.43 2018 5) Claire Schroeder 49.67 2021
Who else has come out strong? “Landry Brown is showing her potential in the high jump after finishing up her Cheer Career at CLHS. She is very close to being one of the best high jumpers we have had in my tenure. The other Varsity Girls are all contributing and improving as well. Kaylee Moore is placing in both Shot and Discus this year and Caitlin Mott and Kaylee Tripp are coming along in their events and Riley Shear did well in her first meet of the year last week. We should be closer to full strength and have a little more depth when we go to Wimberley after the break.”
Canyon Lake might have a good addition in the long distance as Cadence Patterson broke the All-Time Hawk Mile Run last week by over 6 seconds.
“Cadence Patterson made a great comeback from injury and placed 2nd in the mile with a new school record running a 5:45 after telling me she would run a 5:45…pretty impressive.”
What would you say about the season overall? “All in all, I am pleased with were we are headed. Will have to kind of start over after having a week off for those that did not come to practice this week, but I have high expectations that we can ruffle a few feathers when district rolls around.”
Depth is the key for sure, “The girls have taken 19 to the first meet and we took 30 last week. Seeing the numbers increase has obviously seen our points increase since week two. There are a total of 41 girls on the track team this year and if we can find a meet that everyone can go to then I expect us to continue to get better.”
Thanks Coach and GO Fast HAWKS!!
VARSITY & JUNIOR VARSITY (Best of the Meets times and distances and heights) 100 meter time place Eleanor Jones 14.41 2nd Angela Hernandez. 15.98 2nd Logan Andrist 16.05 4th 200 meter Caitlin Mott 29.89 5th Kennedy Wear 31.03 3rd Eleanor Jones 31.12 4th Logan Andrist 31.50 6th Givens Taylor 32.74 3rd Madison Vigil-Gafford 33.88 5th 400 meter Caitlin Mott 67.63 5th Zoe O’Neal 69.01 2nd Gianna Cortez 69.50 1st & 3rd Nayelli Ramirez 74.03 4th & 6th 1600 meter Cadence Patterson 5:45.26 2nd (1st All-Time) Jazlyn Kearney 6:55.49 4th & 6th 100 meter hurdles Lydia Ross 19.19 3rd Sofia George 20.64 4th Claire Schroeder 21.10 4th Savannah Mercer 22.28 3rd 300 meter hurdles Claire Schroeder 49.67 1st Maddie Pipkin 53.57 3rd Lydia Ross 58.16 3rd 4x100 relay 53.88 3rd Caitlin Mott Riley Shear Kaylee Tripp Landry Brown 4x200 relay 1:56.96 3rd Caitlin Mott Kaylee Tripp Riley Shear Hannah Harrison 4x400 relay 4:29.19 3rd Maddie Pipkin Caitlin Mott Claire Schroeder Kaylee Tripp Shot Put Distance Place Kaylee Moore 28-10.50 6th Shelby Porter 28-09.50 1st Sidney Porter 24-10.00 4th Laney Marmolejo 24-08.50 3rd & 4th Discus Kaylee Moore 88-10.50 1st Olivia Robinson 69-07.50 3rd Shelby Porter 64-10.50 6th Laney Marmolejo 57-00.00 6th Long Jump Sofia George 14-00.50 2nd Sophia Hamilton 13-07.75 4th Triple Jump Sofia George 31-04.00 1st High Jump Height Place Landry Brown 4-10.00 1st Madison Vigil-Gafford 4-06.00 1st Hannah Harrison 4-04.00 3rd Amanda Salvatierra 4-00.00 4th