By John Goolsby, Prep Sports Editor
TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville hosted Leeds, Moody, Shades Valley/JCIB, Springville, and 31 other teams this past Saturday at the Husky Challenge.
Since 2002, the Husky Challenge has been a staple on the top cross country team’s schedules.
The course is designed to allows runners to run a lap and finish inside Husky Stadium.
“We always enjoy running at home and this was another great Husky Challenge,” said Husky head coach Matthew Michalke.
“We had top-tier competition and the addition of live results on the video board enhanced the experience.”
The Hewitt girls varsity and junior varsity teams finished second to Mountain Brook
“Our varsity and JV teams had great performances,” said Michalke.
“We’ve had great consistency in our girl’s Top 7, and we brought up two middle school runners on Saturday that did an outstanding job.”
Michalke feels that his girls are peaking at the right time as the team heads to Sectionals next Thursday.
“That group is on track to be one of the top teams in the State if we continue to improve.”
The Hewitt varsity boys finished fourth behind Vestavia, Mountain Brook, and Hoover.
The Husky junior varsity boys finished third to Mountain Brook and Vestavia.
“Our boys team was down a couple of guys due to sickness but still performed well without them,” said Michalke.
“We were so excited about our JV teams,” he said. “We have a solid group of younger runners that has provided some needed depth.”
Avery Cahoon 19:23, Kinley Harris 19:24, Hadley Turner 19:36, Mary Durham 19:53, and Natalie Wiram 20:39.
Oscar Spears 16:49, Lelan Neal 16:59, Brooks Maddox 17:20, John Paul Amari 17:22 and Mason Lachina 17:45.
Emme Bell 28:36, Adie Brown 28:37, Caroline Kizer 29:47 and Jennifer Martinez 33:11.
Ronald Miller 18:34, Lucius Evins 20:28, Tabari Davis 22:15, Tyler Vandiver 22:17 and Tripp Bishop 22:34.
Kailyn Jennings 25:47, Sarah Cathey 27:04, Mackenzie Sloane, Hailee Young 31:58 and Brooklyn Costello 35:08.
Aaron Hale 20:48, Payton Head 20:58, Rylan Carlisle 21:48, Alex King 22:45 and Carson Pickett 23:55.
Lauren Lindsey 28:12, Grace Lindsey 29:18, Abbey Nelson 31:12, Alejandra Huerta 31:34 and Sara Bailey 31:45.
Brian Moose 21:06, Ashton Crawford 22:51, Aaron Gaines 24:33, Taylor Crocker 24:52 and Tim Mau 26:02.
Carmen McMaster 22:33, Felicity Bentley 22:43, Claire Hutchinson 24:57 and Trinity Bentley 26:39.
Elliot Denard 16:57, Brayden Chandler 18:28, Tate Milstead 19:07, Brayden Marlow 19:07 and Logan Stuman 19:25.