It has been very much a transition season for Polk County's cross country program, losing a number of seniors on both the boys and girls teams from a year ago
Polk County's India Godlock took top honors Saturday in the Girls A 5K race at the Freedom Invitational at Freedom Park in Morganton
Polk County's cross country teams enjoyed a solid day Saturday, each recording top-seven finishes at the 2016 Hyder McMahill Invitational at Montreat College
Polk County senior India Godlock ran to a third-place finish Saturday to lead the Wolverine contingent at the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival in Hendersonville
Throughout the first two years of high school cross country career, Jessica Bailey hated running. Which, obviously, wasn't a good thing.
Alan Peoples has spent his life as an educator, both on and off the track and cross country trail, as well as an active leader in his community.
Polk County junior India Godlock earned all-state honors Saturday, placing fifth in the North Carolina 2A cross county championships at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.
Polk County senior Sean Doyle placed second Saturday in the 2A West cross country regional in Morganton, earning a berth in next week's state championship meet.
A Western Highlands Conference cross country title safely in hand, Sean Doyle sprinted nearly as hard after the race as he did while winning it.
Complete results from Wednesday's Western Highlands Conference cross country meet, held at Jackson Park in Hendersonville:
When Western Highlands Conference cross country teams ran last week at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, Polk County head coach Alan Peoples noticed a common trait among many of the runners. Most of them weren't quite tackling the 5K course at full speed.
Polk County tuned up Tuesday for next week's Western Highlands Conference cross country meet, delivering a strong performance in a WHC meet at Jackson Park in Hendersonville.