By Erik Harris
BIRMINGHAM – The Hewitt-Trussville boys placed third at the Martin Luther King Indoor Track Classic on Monday.
The Huskies finished behind No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Hoover at the CrossPlex Athletic Facility in Birmingham.
- Auburn, 103
- Hoover, 64.5
- Hewitt-Trussville, 35
- Pearl, 32
- Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 30
Senior Ben Knox and junior Noah Igbinoghene led the way for Hewitt-Trussville with two first-place finishes.
Igbinoghene’s leap of 7.50 meters dominated the competition. He went 1.13 meters past No. 2 Damon Williams from Gadsden City. According to Hewitt-Trussville head coach David Dobbs, Igbinoghene’s effort ranks him No. 3 in the nation among long jumpers.
Knox did his damage in the 3,200-meter run, setting a new meet record of 9:38.73. The senior finished nearly 20 seconds ahead of Oak Mountain’s Cole Stidfole, who placed second.
Erik Harris is the Sports Editor for the Trussville Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @jeharris2 or email him at email@example.com.