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Personal records, state qualifiers warm chilly night for Polk track

A school record, a handful of personal records and two more state meet qualifiers brought a bit of warmth to a cold Wednesday night for Polk County’s indoor track team.

Polk County hosted the WNC Polar Bear Championships, and the white wonders would have felt right at home in chilly Wolverine Stadium. Athletes from 19 schools competed in the meet, one of the last in the area before the state indoor meet on Feb. 13-14.

Polk County’s girls 4×800-meter relay team delivered a time of 10:35.56 to set a new school record in the event while the Polk boys 4×800 relay team set a personal record with a time of 8:25.01.

Polk’s Jordan Smith soared 19-7 in the long jump to qualify for the state meet in that event while Sean Doyle, normally a distance runner, took on the 300-meter run and finished in 37 seconds to top the state qualifying standard in that event.

“The kids had a great meet,” said Polk County head coach Alan Peoples. “We had some state qualifiers, we had some that ran their best personal times. The kids had a good night.”

Polk County swept the boys’ relay races and also got a victory in the 1000-meter run from Jacob Wolfe. Hanna O’Brien won both the 55-meter and 300-meter adaptive/amputee races.

T.C. Roberson won the team titles in both the boys and girls competitions, with Polk County placing a point behind the Rams in the boys field. The Wolverine girls also finished second, though with 72 points to T.C. Roberson’s 142.5.

Below are the top two finishers in each event. Full results of the meet were not available:

Women 55 Meter Dash Finals
1, Arnaut, Dasha, T C Roberson, 7.55. 2, Odoms, Tshimnga, Shelby, 7.76.
Women 55 Meter Dash Amputee/Adap
1, O’Brien, Hanna, Polk County, J9.25.
Women 300 Meter Dash
1, Odoms, Tshimnga, Shelby, 44.20. 2, Motley, Annabell, T C Roberson, 44.80.
Women 300 Meter Dash Amputee/Adap
1, O’Brien, Hanna, Polk County, 57.70.
Women 500 Meter Run
1, Murphy, Mackenzie, Pisgah, 1:22.69. 2, Hogan, Olivia, W Henderson, 1:23.93.
Women 1000 Meter Run
1, Turner, Brooke, Tuscola, 3:07.70. 2, Soule, Anastasia, T C Roberson,
Women 1600 Meter Run
1, Anderson, Lily, T C Roberson, 5:30.15. 2, Moore, Blakely, Highlands,
Women 3200 Meter Run
1, Martin, Shawnda, Robbinsville, 11:42.90. 2, Moore, Blakely, Highlands,
Women 55 Meter Hurdles
1, Soule, Kendall, T C Roberson, 9.38. 2, Frempong, Anu, A C Reynolds, 9.77.
Women 4×200 Meter Relay
1, T.C. Roberson ‘A’ 1:49.73. 2, West Henderson ‘A’ 1:53.56.
Women 4×400 Meter Relay
1, T.C. Roberson ‘A’ 4:11.10. 2, Tuscola ‘A’ 4:31.20.
Women 4×800 Meter Relay
1, T.C. Roberson ‘A’ 10:18.50. 2, Polk County ‘A’ 10:35.56.
Women High Jump
1, McElroy, Montana, Highlands, 4-10. 2, Royster, Madison, Burns, 4-08.
Women Pole Vault
1, Waldbart, Bailey, E Henderson, 9-06. 2, Krug, Chesley, T C Roberson, 9-00.
Women Long Jump
1, Cobb, Michelle, T C Roberson, 15-03. 2, Lynch, Addie, Polk County, 14-10.
Women Triple Jump
1, Cobb, Michelle, T C Roberson, 34-04. 2, Singleton, Taylor, H’Ville,
Women Shot Put
1, Yarborough, Amy, H’Ville, 35-04. 2, Brown, Tameeia, Polk County, 30-06.
Men 55 Meter Dash
1, Harbison, Trey, Crest, 6.80. 2, Foster, Jabari, Crest, 6.89.
Men 300 Meter Dash
1, Wiley, Tyler, Murphy, 36.40. 2, Doyle, Sean, Polk County, 37.00.
Men 500 Meter Run
1, Fernandez, Brian, Pisgah, 1:07.60. 2, Curriden, Dallin, T C Roberson,
Men 1000 Meter Run
1, Wolfe, Jacob, Polk County, 2:44.80. 2, Robinson, Andrew, Fast Twitch T C,
Men 1600 Meter Run
1, Robinson, Andrew, Fast Twitch T C, 4:45.90. 2, Tucker, Justin, Shelby,
Men 3200 Meter Run
1, Gillespie, Blanton, Shelby, 9:51.00. 2, Tucker, Justin, Shelby, 10:48.40.
Men 55 Meter Hurdles
1, House, Austin, Crest, 8.46. 2, Ashley, Devon, N Henderson, 8.92.
Men 4×200 Meter Relay
1, Polk County ‘A’ 1:35.78. 2, Hendersonville ‘A’ 1:37.70.
Men 4×400 Meter Relay
1, Polk County ‘A’ 3:37.80. 2, T.C. Roberson ‘A’ 3:38.40.
Men 4×800 Meter Relay
1, Polk County ‘A’ 8:25.01. 2, East Henderson ‘A’ 8:35.28.
Men High Jump
1, Stovall, Jordan, Tuscola, 6-00. 2, Allison, Marcellos, Chr School, 5-10.
Men Pole Vault
1, Lange, Payton, Chr School, 12-06. 2, Davis, Jacob, T C Roberson, 12-00.
Men Long Jump
1, Proctor, Steven, Shelby, 19-11. 2, Smith, Jordan, Polk County, 19-07.
Men Triple Jump
1, Proctor, Steven, Shelby, 39-08. 2, Kelly, Raekwon, Kings Mtn, 38-07.50.
Men Shot Put
1, Frost, Cole, A C Reynolds, 44-05. 2, Lowe, Matthew, Chr School, 40-08.

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