Game Article, Track & Field | March 1, 2020

CL Hawks Boys Laps Field in Navarro Leap Year Relays in Varsity and JV

CL Hawks take victory lap at Navarro’s Leap Year Relays.              [Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography / www.mjrphotog.com]

Canyon Lake Boys Track & Field were victorious in this year’s Leap Year Navarro Track Meet as both Varsity and Junior Varsity beat all comers. In fact the JV Team went ahead and lapped the field after scoring 230 points with Shayne Moss scoring 43 points as a participant in 4 first play finishes and one second place finish.

            Way to Run Hawks!!

Not a bad day at the office, “Saturday was a very productive day for the Canyon Lake Boys Track Team,” Head Coach Troy Moses gloated. “We made some big gains in areas I was wanting to see improvements in. We got some basketball players back full time and a couple others back from injury so that helped us start shaping our team. What I was looking for this week is how well would our relays perform and we competed really well, still not wore we need to be at come district but we made some improvements.”

This years Hawks has regained some depth that was lost after the District Champion team two years ago.

That depth is primarily is with the Junior Varsity as you can see below after scoring 38% of all the points garnered by the 9 schools in attendance in this Leap Year Meet.

“The JV on the other hand had a great day at the Navarro Relays,” Coach Moses continued. “We won 10 of the 18 events and had the best team performance on the track in Canyon Lake history, scoring a whopping 230 points!!! Leading the way was freshman Shayne Moss, with 4 golds and one silver! His time (Moss had a 10.84 recorded time) was wind aided and we think there was a mistake in the timing. Coaches had him at a 11.09. We had several other young kids with some great performances, like freshman Helijah Johnson in the shot putt, with a putt of 41’6”, which places him 7th All-Time in Hawk history. In nine out of the 15 individual events we had more than one competitor place, that show that this was a big team accomplishment that doesn’t happen very often.”

This JV team scored in every facet of their day from the distance events that was led with Kane Reyes who now holds the 6th best Hawk 3200 meter run clocking at 11:15.20 to the Field Events that was led by a 1-2-3 finish for the Discus.


                Dash Events:     100-200-400 meter           37points
                Distance Events: 800-1600-3200               33 points
                Hurdles:         110-300 meter               22 points
                Relays:          4x100-200-400               56 points
                Field:           Shot-Discus-Long Jump       82 points
                                 Triple Jump-High Jump
                                 and Pole Vault

Nic Rivera had the best run in Hawk history with a sub 15 second 110 meter hurdles as Rivera finished with 23 points leading The Lake.

          Go Hawks!!

Cody Kline (16) and Seth Titzman (10) each scored in double digits joining Rivera in that endeavor. Kline had points from 4 different events that led CL in that category.

For the Junior Varsity, Moss scored in all 5 events he entered and was joined by 9 other Hawks to score in double digits.


                                 Points      # of Events
             Helijah Johnson       29          5
             Connor Windham        23          3
             Kane Reyes            18          2
             Edward Santos         15          3
             Caleb Price           14          2
             Chevy Standifer       11          2
             Gunner Walker         10          2
             Tyler Balderas        10          3
             Coby Mickey           10          1

With this many Hawk’s making noise in the Junior Varsity arena, there can be decisions on whether a younger athlete can be moved up to the Varsity.

                Let’s Go Hawks!!

Coach Moses was asked how that decision is usually made, “When it comes to moving kids from JV to Varsity, we try to look at all aspects of each of the different kids. Our number one concern is the kid, we want him to have as much success as possible. For example you might have a young freshman or sophomore out preforming a varsity athlete, but there is no use in moving that young kid up to get 5th or 6th when he can continue to WIN events at the lower level. WINNING is a contagious thing, we want to learn how to win and don’t rush the process. Other times there might be an athlete that is really excelling in one event but also participates in other events that he might not be excelling as well but is still competing. We wouldn’t want to move that athlete up and only have him compete in a single event, we want our athletes active and doing as much as possible. Now, with all that said, as we get closer to the District meet we WILL make the necessary moves to give us the best chance possible the win the District meet at the Varsity level…..even if it means an athlete is only competing in one event.

Good times as Canyon Lake will be in Kerrville this Thursday in the Tivy Antler Relays starting at noon.

Way to Go Hawks!!


                            LEAP YEAR NAVARRO TRACK MEET
     VARSITY BOYS                         JUNIOR VARSITY Boys
     CL Hawks          100                CL Hawks           230
     Navarro            99                Randolph           120
     Randolph           91                Seguin              76
     Pearsall           86                Navarro             74
     Pleasanton         85                Gonzales            46
     Seguin             75                Pearsall            43
     Luling             34                Pleasanton          22
     Gonzales           23
     La Vernia           6

     100 meter dash                       100 meter dash
     Ryan Rivali           11.21   5th    Shayne Moss           10.84   1st
     Bryce Vincent         11.43   7th    Helijah Johnson       11.62   5th
     Patrick Almond        11.68  12th    Connor Windham        13.26  17th

     200 meter dash                       200 meter dash
     Cody Kline            24.39   4th    Shayne Moss           25.04   1st
     Jesse Horner          25.06   6th    Dominik Vaillant      25.99   3rd
     Stephen Sharp         25.62   9th    Cameron Valigura      26.24   8th

     400 meter dash                       400 meter dash
     Derek Wiatrek         59.24   9th    Josue Sarmiento       59.66   3rd
     Patrick McAuliffe     59.53  10th    Landon McLaughlin     60.61   5th
                                          Chevy Standifer       61.24   6th
     800 meter run
     Seth Titzman        2:09.43   3rd    800 meter run
                                          Landon McLaughlin   2:28.34   6th
     3200 meter run
     Colin Baker        11:18.36   7th    1600 meter run
                                          Kane Reyes          5:22.97   2nd
     110 meter hurdles                    Caleb Price         5:27.80   3rd
     Nic Rivera            14.93   1st
     Logan Cruz            16.74   4th    3200 meter run
                                          Kane Reyes         11:15.20   1st
     300 meter hurdles                    Caleb Price        11:51.44   2nd
     Nic Rivera            42.15   1st
     Logan Cruz            48.24   8th    110 meter hurdles
                                          River Hand            18.24   3rd
     4x100 meter relay     45.17   3rd    Tyler Balderas        19.62   4th
     Nic Rivera       Ryan Rivali
     Bryce Vincent    Patrick Almond      300 meter hurdles
                                          Edward Santos         46.82   3rd
     4x200 meter relay   1:34.84   2nd    Cole Cason            47.77   4th
     Cody Kline       Ryan Rivali         Tyler Balderas        48.47   5th
     Jesse Horner     Patrick Almond
                                          4x100 meter relay     47.55   2nd
     4x400 meter relay   3:38.53   2nd    Edward Santos     Cayden Iles
     Bryce Vincent    Jesse Horner        Helijah Johnson   Tyler Balderas
     Cody Kline       Seth Titzman
                                          4x200 meter relay   1:41.18   1st
     long jump                            Gunnar Walker     Helijah Johnson
     Troy Eyster        17-05.25   6th    Shayne Moss       Cameron Valigura

     shot put                             4x400 meter relay   3:56.26   1st
     Hudson Duke        40-11.25   3rd    Cayden Iles       Edward Santos
                                          Connor Windham    Gunnar Walker
     Hudson Duke       112-05.00   5th    long jump
                                          Shayne Moss        18-01.50   1st
     triple jump                          Austin Alvarez     16-08.75   5th
     Troy Eyster        40-07.00   3rd    River Hand         16-05.25   7th

     high jump                            shot put
     Cody Kline          5-08.00   4th    Helijah Johnson    41-06.00   1st
     Patrick McAuliffe   5-06.00   7th    Connor Windham     39-03.50   2nd

                                          Connor Windham    116-06.00   1st
                                          Helijah Johnson    99-02.00   2nd
                                          James Ensign       97-04.00   3rd

                                          triple jump
                                          Shayne Moss        37-04.00   2nd

                                          high jump
                                          Chevy Standifer     5-08.00   1st

                                          pole vault
                                          Coby Mickey        11-06.00   1st