From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
TRUSSVILLE – The Hewitt-Trussville boys finished fourth and the girls finished fifth in the 5K portions of the 25th Annual St. Vincent’s East Husky Challenge cross country meet last Saturday.
The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School boys took first in the 2.1 mile race.
In the boys varsity 5K, John Ngaruiya paced the Huskies with a 16:10.16, good for third place. Other scorers were Austin Atkinson (15th), Josh Jenkins (17th, with a season-best 17:09.06), Carson Spruiell (24th), Aaron Dykes (30th), Thomas Wolfe (33rd) and Micah Smith (35th).
Pinson Valley runners competed as individuals. Their top runners were Vondrekus Miller (18:23.185, 38th) and Seth Lord (39th).
In the girls 5K, Sydney Hall paced the Hewitt girls with a 23rd-place finish. She ran 20:43.69. Other scoring girls were Brooke Atkinson (30th), Ellie Kate Jones (34th), Helena Steen (36th), Emily McMahon (45th), Hannah Brien (46th) and Olivia Braswell (47th).
The HTHS boys finished fourth in the JV race. Andrew Smith’s 15th-place time of 18:55.15 was tops for the Huskies JVs. Other scorers were Christian Holley, Kent Glover, Josh Dykes, Ethan Greene, Timothy Ngaruiya and Ayrton Purdy.
The HTHS girls JVs finished sixth. Top finisher was Ariana White (25th in points, 44th, 25:00.58) Other scorers were Sarah Peterson, Sarah Cannon, Olivia Calma, Aliyah Brown, Olivia Kilpatrick and Kylee Glenn.
In the middle school 2.1 boys race, HTMS took first place, led by Nathan Knox’s second-place effort. He ran an 11:44.33. He was followed by Aaron Himes (3rd), Kellen Rutherford (4th), Jacob Jones (5th), Nic Coffey (6th), Andrew Guarino (7th), Jared Eudy (8th) and Bobby Stanberry (9th).
Clay-Chalkville Middle boys competed as individuals. Their top runners were Dominick Byrd (43rd) and Saul Aguirre (44th)
In the girls 2.1 race, HTMS finished third, but Amelia Brady took first place with a 12:40.61. Other HTMS scorers were Maci Mills (6th), Reagan Felts (15thy), Carly DeSimone (22nd), Samantha Vise (23rd), Maggie Beth Plyman (25th) and Meredith Fischer (29th).
Clay-Chalkville Middle had two girls compete, Isabelle Strickland (69th) and Jade Phillips (70th).