Godlock claims third career WHC cross country title

Polk County senior India Godlock

India Godlock captured her second straight Western Highlands Conference cross country title on Thursday, easily winning the WHC meet at Montreat College.

Godlock finished the 5K course in 20:30.90, more than 20 seconds ahead of Hendersonville’s Evan Goff. It marked Godlock’s third WHC championship, with the Polk senior finishing second in her other conference meet during her four-year career.

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Godlock was named the WHC Runner of the Year for her finish.

Both Polk County teams placed third in the team standings.

Hendersonville easily captured the girls team title, claiming five of the top seven finishers and seven of the top 10.

Polk County’s Chris Lawrence and Evan Dadson earned all-WHC honors, placing eighth and ninth.

Hendersonville’s Jacob Allen won the WHC boys title with a time of 18:19.20. Madison claimed five of the top 10 spots to take home the team title.

Polk County runners will now turn their focus to the 2A West Regional, set for Oct. 29 in Morganton.

BOYS
TEAM SCORES
1. Madison 25; 2. Hendersonville 49; 3. Polk County 64; 4. Mountain Heritage 106; 5. Owen 115; 5.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1. Jacob Allen (H) 18:19.9; 2. Elisha Barnette (M) 18:29.0; 3. Michael Gregorich (M) 18:55.8; 4. Luke Hollingsworth (H) 18:57.8; 5. Josh Yontz (M) 19:22.9; 6. Truett Sawyer (M) 19:28.8; 7. Jason Rhodes (Avery) 19:36.1; 8. Chris Lawrence (PC) 19:46.0; 9. Evan Dadson (PC) 19:46.8; 10. Shane Millner (M) 19:49.0.

POLK COUNTY FINISHERS
16. Emmett Zacharias 20:47.1; 18. Caleb Potter 20:59.8; 20. Connor Holtz 21:25.5; 24. Kiyon Staley 21:45.0; 29. Bryan Dadson 22:08.1; 48. Will Krause 24:19.2; 53. Jeremiah Petoia 24:49.2; 55. Elijah Butts 25:15.6; 60. Nick Poe 26:01.7; 61. Jacob Petoia 26:05.4; 65. Patrick McInytre 26:53.1; 69. Tyler Lawrence 27:24.4; 71. Kalob Jackson 29:46.6

GIRLS
TEAM SCORES
1. Hendersonville 24; 2. Owen 51; 3. Polk County 71; 4. Mountain Heritage 101.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1. India Godlock (PC) 20:30.9; 2. Evan Goff (H) 20:53.7; 3. Hannah Feinsilber (O) 21:23.4; 4. Nikki Schedivy (H) 22:45.8; 5. Mia Salvaggio (H) 22:45.9; 6. Abbey O’Neill (H) 23:03.2; 7. Donesha Burgin (H) 23:16.3; 8. Megan Pryor (H) 23:18.3; 9. Anissa Avila (O) 23:47.8; 10. Chloe Pryor (H) 23:52.8.

POLK COUNTY FINISHERS
19. Sadie Allen 25:38.9; 21. Selena Chavez 25:56.2; 30. Izzy Jackson 27:45.7; 38. Nicole Mott 29:32.7; 44. Drew Bailey 30:37.6; 50. Abigail Amato 32:03.0; 54. Madison Poe 33:28.8