By Erik Harris
BIRMINGHAM – Noah Igbinoghene led Hewitt-Trussville’s boys to a third-place Class 7A finish in the Alabama High School Athletic Association state indoor track championship over the weekend.
Igbinoghene racked up three top 10 finishes, including a first-place finish in the long jump competition, to give the Huskies 55 overall points. He placed second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.04 and ninth in the triple jump.
Auburn took the gold with 116 points and No. 2 Hoover amassed 85.5 total team points.
Trevian Jenkins also performed well in the 60-meter dash, stopping the clock at 7.22 to place seventh. He went on to take silver in the 400-meter dash behind Auburn’s Deante Tolbert.
Austin Norwood also did his part. The senior placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run and sixth in the 800-meter run to give Hewitt-Trussville eight points. Norwood barely edged teammate John Ngaruiya in both events. Ngaruiya took seventh place in the two runs.
The Huskies also claimed top 10 finishes in three different relay races. They finished sixth in the 4×200, ninth in the 4×400 and seventh in the 4×800.
Andy Chappell (pole vault) and Jaison Williams (shot put) each placed fourth in their respective events.
Jacob Rushing, Benjamin Knox, Tyler Jackson and David Acfalle also contributed to the team’s bronze medal.
The Hewitt-Trussville girls finished tied for 14th with Prattville and Spain Park. Hoover cruised to a first-place finish on the girls side.