Winfield’s Trey Cunningham and Woodlawn’s Jayla Kirkland set the tone for Alabama’s weekend at the New Balance Nationals indoor track meet.

Cunningham set a world junior record for 60-meter hurdles by clocking a 7.40, and in the process set a new high school record for a third time in just a few months. In January at the Birmingham Crossplex, Cunningham ran a 7.47 then he timed out at 7.45 in the New Balance preliminaries.

On the girls side, Kirkland won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.27 seconds, missing out on the meet record by one one-hundreth of a second.

Also at the New Balance Nationals were Noah Igbinoghene of Hewitt-Trussville (3rd in boys triple jump, 4th in long jump), Caitlyn Little of Hoover (2nd in girls 60-meter hurdles), Homewood’s Lainey Phelps (2nd in girls 800-meter Emerging Elite run), Cagan Campbell of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (6th in boys 400-meter), and Sparkman’s Charles Lewis (8th in boys 60-meter Emerging Elite dash).