Catching up with Track & Field (w) Coach Moses and All-Time Top 5
The ReSporter was able to catch up with Boys Track & Field Head Coach Troy Moses to talk about this upcoming season and expectations.
The ReSporter: What are your overall thoughts on this year’s team?
Coach Moses: “We were very young last year, so I feel this could be a banner year. If we can stay healthy and develop some points in the field events.”
The ReSporter: You have had an influx of some good looking athletes in these past couple of years what are your aspirations on this group this season?
Coach Moses: “The sky is the limit for this group. Our goal is to win the District Championship.”
The ReSporter: Your Hurdle students looked very good as the season closed last year. How will you maximize that group and what are your thoughts on Brandon Courtney as he will try to repeat an Austin visit?
Coach Moses: “Our hurdlers are the strength of the team. We have several young men that have proven to be very competitive. Courtney had a great sophomore year, I think he has the ability to make it back to Austin in 3 events!!”
The ReSporter: Do you have any thoughts on that next Courtney athlete will be this season? And why…
Coach Moses: “Lester Boehme had a very good Freshman season last year running the 400m and 4x400m Relay, but to tell you the truth there are several young men that could surprise us this year.”
The ReSporter: The JV won district last year while the Varsity finished in the middle what do you know about the other Schools in what they lost off of those teams and how do you feel the JV will help in elevating the team for their finish this season?
Coach Moses: “It’s always hard to know with Track, because you never know what runners are going to decide not to run their senior year. Yoakum had a very strong team last year, with a lot of young kids, so I will expect them to be strong. Plus Cuero always has a strong team.”
The ReSporter: With just 12 points from the field events in district the team will certainly need to add to that for helping the Hawks rise, who will be those athletes to watch this season for the Hawks?
Coach Moses: “As I mentioned earlier, we must have some kids step up and give us some points in those areas. Jacob Foster is someone I think can help us in the throws. Last year was the first year Robert Woods had ever thrown the discus, so I think with one year of experience, he can really excel this year.”
The ReSporter: The Relays also had a good showing in the finale what are your thoughts on that aspect for this season?
Coach Moses: “Our relays preformed GREAT in the “finale” last year!!! The times we ran in district were the fastest we had ran all year. Plus our 4x400m relays ran a 3:26.68 at the Area Meet. That was the 6th fastest time in the REGION last year, we got 5th place at our Area Meet.”
The ReSporter: Thanks Coach and here is a list of teams participating in this week’s Hawk Relays.
Canyon Lake Austin Akin Bandera Cedar Creek Central Tx Christian Comfort (girls only) Dripping Springs Hays Lockhart Luling Navarro San Marcos SMACC Wimberley
Hawks Top 5 in each Event going into this year’s Season. 100 meter dash 200 meter dash 400 meter dash Jordan Anderson 10.81 Jordan Anderson 22.47 Jordan Anderson 48.92 Austin Christian 11.19 Blake Walker 22.70 Javier Mendez 52.13 Casey Coffee 11.41 Conner Ricker 23.60 Lester Boehme 52.26 Blake Walker 11.50 Tanner Faris 23.79 Mikk Griffin 52.49 Joseph Ruiz 11.58 Randy Stone 23.79 Isaac Mendez 53.28 800 meter run 1600 meter run 3200 meter run Austin Comacho 2:04.75 Mike Russell 4:55.73 Chris Neiland 10:51.63 David Pfaff 2:09.55 Chris Neiland 4:57.01 John Mauricio 11:04.04 Winsten Whaley 2:12.31 Isaac Mendez 5:04.76 Nash Opperman 11:14.49 Isaac Mendez 2:12.64 Garrett Hawkins 5:04.81 Andrew Liebl 11:33.92 Nick Sellers 2:16.10 Javier Mendez 5:08.37 Jacob Dickinson 12:11.02 110 m hurdles 300 m hurdles high jump Brandon Courtney 15.42 Brandon Courtney 39.56 Jordan Anderson 6’6 Bobby Flint 15.64 Karl Tucker 42.23 Albert Edington 6’6 Dakota Repa 16.70 Joe Marple 42.26 Todd Pippin 6’6 Gerrit Wilkins 16.74 Repa Dakota 42.32 Heath McDonough 6’2 Devin Coco 16.85 Luke Steward 42.44 long jump triple jump shot put Jordan Anderson 21-04.00 Branson Belcher 42-00.75 Jaaz McNair 45-09.00 Eric Nelson 20-07.00 Evan Schuller 41-08.00 Weston Dicks 42-02.00 Shane Relkin 20-05.25 Chris Pittman 41-02.25 Trey Saenz 40-11.50 Will Joyner 20-04.75 Gerrit Wilkins 40-09.00 Gordon McCleary 40-06.75 Evan Schuller 19-11.50 Todd Pippin 40-02.75 Taylor Hocutt 39-00.25 discus pole vault Taylor Hocutt 141-07.00 Christian Dittman 14-06 Robert Woods 132-11.25 Marcus Bolles 13-00 Thomas Gregory 132-09.00 Paxton Barnes 12-06 Austin Kahil 129-01.00 Tommy Clark 12-00 Gordon McCleary 125-11.00 4x100 relay 2012 43.73 Henshaw, Hubnik, Covarrubias, Camarillo 2013 43.86 Anderson, Hubnik, 2011 43.98 Camarillo, Hubnik, Pedranti, Covarrubias 2010 44.09 Jones, Christian, Nelson, Pedranti 2014 45.14 Relkin, Walker 4x200 relay 2012 1:31.23 Camarillo, Henshaw, Hubnik, Covarrubias 2013 1:32.28 Anderson, Hubnik 2011 1:32.50 Camarillo, Pedranti, Hubnik, Covarrubias 2010 1:32.71 Covarrubias, Pedranti, Nelson, Jones 2015 1:33.73 Joyner, Adams, Clark, Grundi 4x400 relay 2012 3:26.55 Henshaw, Camarillo, Hubnik, Covarrubias 2015 3:26.68 Joyner, McDonough, Boehme, Courtney 2014 3:30.14 I Mendez, J Mendez, Courtney, Relkin 2011 3:30.81 Henshaw, Pedranti, Griffin, Covarrubias 2010 3:31.72 Covarrubias, Griffin, Pedranti, Jones