By Erik Harris
Head coach David Dobbs and the Hewitt-Trussville cross-country team will welcome high school and junior high school programs from across the state to participate in the 24th annual St. Vincent’s Husky Challenge this Saturday.
The varsity portion of the day is scheduled to begin first, with junior varsity and middle school action coming shortly after. Varsity girls will get the day started at 8 a.m. Varsity boys will start running at 8:40 a.m. Awards will be presented to varsity runners at 9:30 a.m.
Junior varsity girls begin running at 9:20 a.m. with the junior varsity boys starting 40 minutes later. The junior varsity awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
For the middle schools, girls fire the gun at 10:20 a.m. before the boys start at 10:40 a.m. All middle school awards will be distributed at 11: 15 a.m.
Each run of the day will end at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. According to a press release, the course will consist of grass, asphalt and trails.
According to alabamarunners.com, 33 teams are currently listed to compete this weekend, including Hewitt-Trussville High School and middle school, Clay-Chalkville Middle School, Pinson Valley High School and Rudd Middle School.
The Hewitt-Trussville High School boys will enter Saturday with momentum, as they’re coming off a second-place finish at Decatur’s Dew it on the Trails run last week. The girl’s team finished eighth in that run.
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