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by Hilltop Reporter

Canyon Lake High School boys’ and girls’ track teams advance to regionals in Kingsville this Friday and Saturday (April 28-29) for a chance to advance to state competition.

Boys

Canyon Lake will  take 11 Hawksters to the Region IV track meet.

Competition will be tough for the Boys as there are several teams and athletes that have put up some good times and distances.

The times below may not be the best times for those events as the athletes might have had a better finish in earlier meets this season.

Those field events usually have a better chance of not panning out as the marks below show. A foul or having a bad day can show up very quickly in those events.

In the high jump event you will see several boys that are in the six-foot plateau, and the key when so many are at the same level is getting to that mark with the least amount of fouls.

So, even those first jumps will need to be going well as the log jam could have several finishing at the 6 foot level and if you go out then having your 3 misses there would serve you well in ranking the highest when compared to the other athletes. Read more.

Girls

Canyon Lake has had a few state qualifiers in the past and on the girls’ side Marisa Ellis not only made that final meet but came away as the high-jump champion that season.

This year, Canyon Lake has more than a couple of athletes that might be primed to make the hour’s drive (not during the rush hour) to Austin for a chance to compete at the highest level.

There are eight ladies that will make a trek to Kingsville where the competition will be raised to another level as the field gets whittled down.

In the area meet held at Canyon Lake last week, you could punch your ticket for another chance by finishing 4th or better in an event.

Now the standard for reaching state will be the top 2 finishers, hence the enormous stakes as Region 4, from the Hill Country to Houston to the Valley High Schools, will be in attendance for a chance to compete in Austin.

The ReSporter will break down on where the Hawk athletes compare to the other Area Meet qualifiers that transpired last week.

You will see the Top 6 of each event and then where the CL athlete ranks in that group. Read more.

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