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Coaches Corner, Track & Field | February 27, 2013

Ready, Set, Go!!! Track Season is Ready to Start

Senior Jordan Anderson is Ready to Jump into Track Season

Track Season will open today in Blanco Stadium at 3:30pm.

Canyon Lake has been more consistent and competitive in Track than any other sport.

The Hawks have finished 2nd in District Meet the last two seasons and will be wanting to continue that trend as this season gets into the starting blocks.

Track season cannot be mentioned without mentioning Senior Jordan Anderson who can many times be worth 40-50 points per meet.

This young man scored 48 points in last year’s District Track Meet and will look to continue to be that athlete trying to best previous marks.

To put this in a different motif, Anderson scored 48 points and Bandera had 42 in last year’s District 27-3A Track Meet.

Look at these Records from previous seasons:

Compiled from the 2010, 2011, 2012 Season
100  M Dash    Jordan Anderson 10.81 Austin Christman 11.19 Casey Coffee 11.41
200  M Dash    Jordan Anderson 22.47
400  M Dash    Jordan Anderson 48.92 State Track Meet last year Mikk Griffin 51.57
110  M Hurdles Bobby Flint 15.64 Dakota Repa 16.70
300  M Hurdles Karl Tucker 42.23 Dakota Repa 42.32 Chandler Faulkner 42.50
1600 M Run     Chris Nieland 5:02.70 Garrett Hawkins 5:04.81
3200 M Run     Chris Nieland 10:51.63
High Jump      Chase Eddington 6'6 Jordan Anderson 6'5 Todd Pippin 6'4
Long Jump      Jordan Anderson 21'4 Eric Nelson 20'7 Doug Hubnik 19'4
Triple Jump    Todd Pippin 40'3 Luke Curry 38'6 Branson Belcher 38'4
Pole Vault     Marcus Bolles 13'0 Christian Dittman 13'0 Paxton Barnes 12'6
Shot Put       Jazz McNair 45'9 Taylor Hocutt 40'8
Discus         Tony Hocutt 141'7 T.J. Gregory 126'11
100 M Relay    43.73 Henshaw, Camarillo, Covarrubias, Hubnik
200 M Relay    1:31.23 Henshaw, Camarillo, Covarrubias, Hubnik
400 M Relay    3:26.55 Henshaw, Camarillo, Covarrubias, Hubnik

When asked about what type of goals he would want to aspire for Canyon Lake, Head Track Coach Cody Means said, “Get as many athletes as we possibly can to the regionals.”

“It starts with Jordan Anderson,” Coach Means deduced. “With our relays and being able to get so many points from Anderson will help.”

When asked what CL will do this year in order to get their peak at the right time, Coach Means said, “We are not going to practice as strenuous during the first part of the season and do more stress running later in the season.”

Canyon Lake has come in second the last few years, always looking up at Fredericksburg as their depth has been just to hard to replicate and match runner for runner.

“Our district is very balanced,” Coach Means said. “If you don’t run your best on any given meet then anyone is capable of beating you. If kids are not up to par or healthy then we will get beat.”

“If you don’t get good hand-offs and your execution is off, then the relays can also be hard to win.”

On what type of athletes this year’s team has coming out this season, Coach Means mentioned, “We will have a smaller team but we will also be more specialized. We will have kids that will just be participating in one event.”

Canyon Lake might be looking at a team that could be more balanced than what has been taking the cinders in year’s past.

Issac and Javier Mendez will have their names in the pool this season and that will certainly help the Chris Nieland’s of the world in those distance events.

That has been the weakest link in year’s past in competing with the Billies. Fredericksburg can get a ton of points in those events when other teams just don’t have the athletes to compete and add pivotal points for their team.

Blanco has been a winning Meet for Canyon Lake these past two seasons and hopefully this season will have more where that came from this season.

Ready, Set, Go!!!!