Polk Middle cross country teams off to solid start

Polk County Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams took part in their second meet of the season on Tuesday, competing with other Blue Ridge Middle School Conference teams at Brevard College.

Due to a gas leak, the race was contested on a shorter course than usual.

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The Polk boys placed third, led by Kiyon Staley and Chris Rickman, while the Wolverine girls finished fifth, led by Julia Griffin.

“We had a great second race,” said Polk Middle coach Cathy Elliott. “The field was smaller but our athletes worked hard.”

Both teams will return to action on Tuesday as Polk Middle hosts a field of Blue Ridge Middle School Conference squads.

Here is a look at how team members have fared in their first two races of the season:

Boys Apple Valley, Sept. 1 Brevard College, Sept. 8 (1.85 miles)
Bishop, Jordan 16:16 (59)
Burton, Luke 22:33 (112) 19:04  (65)
Butts, Jo 17:23 (75) 15:20  (45)
Carson, Omar 25:31 (123) 19:09 (66)
Dadson, Evan 13:12 (16)
Hoots, Landon 17:15 (72) 13:36 (24)
Nelson, Sam 16:38 (53)
Rauschenbach, Wylie 17:45 14:52 (36)
Rickman, Chris 14:32 (19) 12:24 (10)
Shlapak, Lucas
Staley, Kiyon 14:22 (16) 12:18 (8)
Staley, Tyler 16:25 (60) 13:37 (25)
Webber, Quinton 19:14 (90) 16:04 (53)
TEAM 7th of 13 3rd of 7
Girls Apple Valley, Sept. 1 Brevard College, Sept. 8 (1.85 miles)
Akers, Belen 19:01 (71) 17:04 (76)
Carambot, Kirsten 20:57 (113) 17:25 (81)
Cline, Calista 25:22 (148) 21:18 (107)
Gaul, Caelan 17:24 (37) 14:17 (30)
Geddings, Madison 17:28 (41) 14:57 (42)
Gordon, Johnna 21:14 (105)
Griffin, Julia 15:26 (10) 12:41 (8)
Henderson, Hannah 17:52 (88)
Johnson,Taytem 17:55 (56) 14:33 (33)
Jones, Bella 25:06 (147) 21:15 (106)
Martin, Nyla 24:47 (144) 20:18 (102)
Muse, Sara 19:44 (96) 16:12 (59)
Nespeca, Amelia 17:20 (36) 14:22 (31)
Parris, Savannah 20:33 (130) 15:34 (51)
Santibanez, Daniela 22:30(130) 21:19 (108)
Scruggs, Katy 17:41 (50) 14:05 (25)
Suarez, Melissa 16:09( 57)
Ward, Kailey 19:44 (96)
TEAM 7th of 13 5th of 7