Polk County Middle’s Olivia Overholt won her second straight Blue Ridge Conference cross country title on Tuesday during the BRC postseason meet in Franklin.
Overholt completed the course in a time of 13.36.90, finishing 22 seconds ahead of runner-up Hannah Grace Casey of Brevard Middle.
Polk Middle placed seventh in the team standings, a finish that excited first-year head coach Katie Elliott.
“I am excited for the coming years because four of our top seven runners were sixth graders,” Elliott said. “They show a lot of promise as a team for the years to come.
“Overall it was a great first cross country season for me as a coach.”
Also competing Tuesday for Polk Middle were:
Tori Thomspon, 14:54.80
Megan Allison, 16:12.00
Lauren Dotson, 16:32.70
Aryanna Patterson, 16:38.40
Layla Paulsen, 18:07.30
Cora Lawrence, 18:09.20
Rugby captured the girls title, with Brevard Middle and Waynesville Middle rounding out the top three.
Polk Middle’s boys team placed 11th in the competition, led by Collier Foster’s 15:31.30. Also competing for the Wolverines were:
Isidro Gonzales, 16:04.70
Andrew Hostetler, 16:18.70
Grayson Smith, 16:38.80
Bryson Rickman, 17:46.60
Logan Rhodes, 20:18.26
Christopher Wilmoth, 23:14.55
Brevard Middle won the boys title, followed by Rugby and Macon Middle.