By Erik Harris
TRUSSVILLE — Another meet, another first-place finish for the Hewitt-Trussville boys’ track and field team.
Head coach David Dobbs’ team cruised past the competition in Carrollton, Ga., with 100.5 overall points at the end of the 16-event meet. In second place was host Carrollton High School with 79 points.
Five gold finishes propelled the Huskies to the win Saturday. Noah Igbinoghene claimed two of them with impressive outings in the long and triple jump events. He also placed in the top five of the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Also standing at the top of two podiums for Hewitt-Trussville was Jaison Williams, who launched the shot put 48-01.00 meters and the discus 156-05.00.
Andy Chappell brought home the final first-place finish after going 14 meters high in the pole vault event.
Senior Trevian Jenkins contributed with a strong outing for the Huskies. He placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.37 seconds. Only he and Whitewater High School’s Jonathon Womack broke 50 seconds in the event. Jenkins also finished in the top 10 in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Austin Norwood also ran his way to a second-place finish. The senior narrowly missed the gold, stopping the clock at 4:32.20 in the 1,600-meter run.
Senior Devin Reed did his part with a pair of fourth-place efforts. He did his damage in the high and long jump events.
Sophomore John Ngaruiya worked his way to a pair of top five finishes. Ngaruiya was the fourth to cross in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:33.45. He later stopped the time at 2:05.51 in the 800-meter run.
For the Lady Huskies, McKenzi King earned the team’s only first-place finish by going past McIntosh High School’s Carson Silbert in the pole vault event.
Marlee Mason did her work on the track. The junior placed second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:27.06, not one second behind the leader. She also finished sixth in the 800-meter run.