By John Goolsby, For the Tribune
VESTAVIA – The Hewitt-Trussville Track and Field team turned in dominant performance at Vestavia’s King of the Mountain Invitational Saturday.
The Husky boys, defending their 2022 win, faced off against 26 schools and won the meet with a score of 104.5 points. The Huskies finished ahead of Hoover, 95 points, Bob Jones, 83 points, Vestavia, 71.5 points, and Northridge, 45 points.
The Husky girls, second-place finishers last year, competed against 24 teams and were victorious with a score of 105.33 points. The Huskies finished ahead of Hoover, 71 points, Homewood, 56.33 points, Oxford, 50 points, and Briarwood Christian, 45 points.
The Huskies came away with wins in:
Girls 4X100 Meter Relay: Brianna Beckhma, Tori Mack, Talaysia Perryman-Hall and Hailey Tolbert
Boys 4X100 Meter Relay: Nathan Thomas, Malachi Johnson, Jadon Loving and Colin Wadsworth
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: Tori Mack
Girls 100 Meter Dash: Brianna Beckham
Girls 800 Meter Run: Avery Cahoon
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: Manny Cazeau
Girls 200 Meter Dash: Brianna Beckham￼
Boys 4X400 Relay: Manny Cazeau, Daniel Hickman, Hudson Bates and Tyrone Reese
Girls Discuss: Madisyn Hawkins
Hewitt-Trussville’s Track and Field Head Coach Tom Esslinger was pleased with his teams’ performance and optimistic about the remainder of the season. “I am really excited about the start of our outdoor season,” he said. “Our athletes have put in a lot of consistent hard work over the past year, and I think starting the season with wins in our first three meets by the girls and the boys has given us a lot of momentum.”
The Huskies are in action at the Homewood Invitational next Saturday.