Friday, January 24, 2020






Hewitt-Trussville’s Stone Shelnutt, Caleb Long Finish 1-2 in Decathlon

    HOOVER – Hewitt-Trussville seniors Stone Shelnutt and Caleb Long finished 1-2 in the final standings of the 56th AHSAA State Decathlon Championships held at Hoover High School Football Stadium.
     Shelnutt finished the first day with 3,594 points and totaled 6,481 after Tuesday’s final events to claim the 2019 Decathlon state title. Long  176 points back at 6,305 to take second. Rounding out the top five were Bob Jones junior John Murray (6,241), Mountain Brook senior Baynes Autrey (5,975) and Thompson senior Dominique Hall (5,701).
      Shelnutt won the 100-meter dash with a state decathlon record 10.88 time on Monday and also captured the long jump with a leap of 22-01 and the 400-meter dash in 49.52 seconds.  He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.85 on Tuesday, finished third in the pole vault clearing 13-05.25 and was seventh in the discus.  Long won the javelin throw with a 179-02 toss.
      McGill-Toolen’s David Dolan wo the pole vault with a 15-05 height. James Clemens’ Trevor Hunziker won the discus with a throw of 143-01 and Wilkes Howes of St. Paul’s Episcopal won the 1,500-meter run even with a time of 4:22.65.
     A total of 50 participated in the decathlon competition this year. Complete results can be found at

AHSAA State Decathlon Championships
At Hoover High School

Top 10 / Final Standings

1-Stone Shelnutt, Hewitt-Trussville          6,481
2-Caleb Long, Hewitt-Trussville                 6,305
3-John Murray, Bob Jones                         6,241
4-Baynes Autrey, Mountain Brook           5,975
5-Dominique Hall, Thompson                   5,701
6-Trey McFarland, Randolph County       5,521
7-David Dolan, McGill-Toolen                   5,414
8-Trevor Hunziker, James Clemens          5,378
9-Edwin Rainey, Northridge                      5,356
10-Eli Brooks, Homewood                         5,151


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