By Erik Harris, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — The Hewitt-Trussville indoor track and field team claimed first place in both the boys and girls meet on Wednesday in Birmingham.
Behind 10 first-place individual finishers, the Huskies stood out among an eight-team field at the Hump Day Octameet in the CrossPlex Athletic Facility.
Hewitt-Trussville senior Lea Townsend won the shot put event with a winning throw of 40-0.75 — just shy of her state-best throw of 40-4 at the Holiday Invitational in December.
Joining the Huskies in that competitive field were Mountain Brook, Helena, Homewood, Oak Mountain, Pelham, Scottsboro and Thompson.
Fellow Hewitt senior Julian Collins won the boys long jump event with a leap of 23-6, which matches the 2020-21 AHSAA-leading distance he gave at the Magic City Invitational last month. The Alabama signee also won the triple jump event with a 45-06 effort. Collins holds the state’s top triple jump performance of the season at 47-0.25 at the Magic City Invitational.
Other top Hewitt-Trussville finishers on Wednesday include,
- Jailah Loving: first place, 60-meter dash (7.99)
- Kelsey Martin: first place, 400-meter dash (58.18)
- Maci Mills: second place, 400-meter dash (1:01.59)
- Maci Mills: first place, 800-meter dash (2:27.12)
- Jailah Loving: first place, 60-meter hurdles (9.67)
- Tori Mack: second place, 60-meter hurdles (9.69)
- Relay Team: first place, 4×200-meter relay (1:47.65)
- Madisyn Hawkins: second place, shot put (32-7.5)
- Armoni Goodwin: first place, 60-meter dash (6.93)
- Julian Collins: second place, 60-meter dash (6.96)
- Nathan Knox: second place, 3200-meter run (9:51.34)
- Relay Team: second place, 4×200-meter relay (1:32.83)
- Andrew Colburn: second place, high jump (6-0)
- Jacob Copham: first place, shot put (50-3)
- Syed Raza: second place, shot put (49-8.25)