Keys to Training 800/1600m Athletes - Blake Janek, Lake Travis HSby Texas High School Coaches Association
Keys to Training 800/1600m Athletes - Blake Janek, Lake Travis HS
A new and successful name in High School Cross Country and Track, Blake Janek, a 2017 graduate of McMurry University just completed his second year as the Lake Travis High School Head Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track Coach. Never not having an athlete at the State Meet in his 3 years of coaching, Janek has encapsulated success from the very beginning of his High School coaching career. Leading the list of accolades, Janek has coached 3 UIL State Champions and 1 Silver Medalist. In 2019, Janek coached the first Male Track State Champion from Abbott High School. The athlete won the 800 meter dash in a time of 1:57.63. The season of training under Janek helped the athlete drop 12 seconds off of his previous personal best time and led him to the ultimate goal of a UIL State Title. In 2021, Janek coached a male and female pole vaulter to 6A State Titles. These athletes were accompanied by the Silver Medalist in the Shot Put and Discus and the Girls 4x400 meter relay. Lake Travis Boys finished the UIL State Meet as the 4th place team and the Girls followed with a 10th place finish.