By Erik Harris
BIRMINGHAM – The Hewitt-Trussville boys’ track and field team placed second at the Ice Breaker Invitational in Birmingham over the weekend.
Sophomore Noah Igbinoghene placed in the top five in three different events to give the Huskies 22 of their 80.5 overall points.
Igbinoghene claimed first place in the long jump after leaping 6.85 meters. He also finished second in the 60-meter dash and fifth in the triple jump.
Host team Hoover took home first place with 90 overall points. Hewitt-Trussville edged Homewood by half a point to take second.
Austin Norwood posted strong times in two events to give the Huskies 15 points. The senior finished first in the 800-meter run, stopping the clock at 2:00.41. He later finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:29.97, four places in front of teammate John Ngaruiya. Ngaruiya also earned a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run.
Hewitt-Trussville, coached by David Dobbs, executed its relay races well all day. Dobbs saw his team finish second in the 4×400 meter relay, third in the 4×200 meter relay and fifth in the 4×800 meter relay.
Trevian Jenkins ran his way to one of Hewitt-Trussville’s three first-place finishes with a time of 49.65 in the 400-meter dash.