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Members of Polk County's girls cross country team include, front row from left: Scout Harmon, Izzy Jackson, Taytem Johnson, Amelia Nespeca; Back row, from left: Ashlyn Ramsey, Lauren Dotson, Olivia Overholt, Madison Geddings, Caelan Gaul

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Potter cracks top five at Tennessee meet; Overholt leads Wolverine girls

Polk County senior Caleb Potter tuned up for Wednesday’s Western Highlands Conference meet with a fourth-place showing Saturday at the Trailblazer Invitational in Gray, Tenn.

Polk County senior Caleb Potter tuned up for Wednesday’s Western Highlands Conference meet with a fourth-place showing Saturday at the Trailblazer Invitational in Gray, Tenn.

Potter completed the course in a time of 17.08.40, actually clocking the same time as the third-place finisher. Porter Bradley of University School of Johnson City won the race with a time of 16:47.10.

The Polk boys finished 13th in the 18-team field. Also cracking the 20-minute mark was freshman Mark Teague, who placed 60th with a time of 19:30.40. Other Wolverines competing included:

* Chris Rickman, 20:10.20
* Bryce Thompson, 20:43.70
* Gus Maass, 23:16.30

Polk County freshman Olivia Overholt led the Wolverine girls with a 32nd-place finish in a time of 22:03.30. Teammates Caelan Gaul and Taytem Johnson each cracked the top 60, with Gaul at 54th in 23:59.40 and Johnson in 55th at 24:05.00.

Also competing for the Wolverines, who placed 8th in the 13-team field, were:

* Amelia Nespeca, 25:39.60
* Lauren Dotson, 25:44.70
* Madison Geddings, 26:19.80
* Izzy Jackson, 26:56.10

Both Polk County teams will compete in Wednesday’s WHC meet at Asheville Christian Academy.

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