Lieberman to take vaulting talents to Montreat College

Flanked by his mother, Tracie Hanson, and stepfather, Jimmy Hanson, Troy Lieberman (seated, center) recently signed a letter-of-intent to join the Montreat College track and field program. Pictured at rear are Dr. Brandon Schweitzer, Polk County High principal; Alan Peoples, head track coach; and Rex Wells, athletic director (Leslie Rhinehart photo).

Troy Lieberman’s pole vaulting career will continue.

The 2017 Polk County graduate recently signed a letter-of-intent to join the track and field program at Montreat College.

Lieberman wrapped up a stellar senior season with a second-place showing in the pole vault at May’s state 2A track and field championships, that coming on the heels of winning the 2A West Regional title in the event.

Lieberman also placed second in the state 2A indoor championships in February and finished with a career-best vault of 13-6 in both state championship meets.

At Montreat, Lieberman will join Surry Central’s Tyler Fitzgerald, who won both the state indoor and outdoor titles and signed a letter-of-intent with Montreat in January, and former Wolverine teammate Eli Hall, a rising junior.

In addition to earning all-state recognition with his state meet showing, Lieberman was named to the All-Western North Carolina outdoor and indoor teams by the Citizen-Times.

Lieberman is one of three Polk County graduates with plans to continue their athletic careers in college, joining India Godlock (UNC Greensboro track, cross country) and Ashley Ponder (USC Union softball).