Wolverine track team gets first 2016-17 look at state meet venue

Polk County's Michaela Nelon

A group of Polk County’s track and field athletes got their first look this season at the JDL Fast Track, site of the state 2A/1A indoor championships, competing in the Visit Winston-Salem High School Kickoff meet Saturday in Winston-Salem.

The Wolverines battled a number of larger schools and unattached athletes in the meet, the first of three meets at JDL in which Polk County will compete before the state championship meet in February.

Polk County pole vaulters Jake Justice and Troy Lieberman finished in the top five for the best showing for a Wolverine competitor.

Polk County returns to action on Wednesday, hosting the annual Reindeer Games meet beginning at 4 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

A look at Saturday’s results for Polk County athletes:

GIRLS
Triple jump: 16. Reese Alley, 31-0; 23. Sadie Allen, 28-8 1/2.
Shot put: 7. Reagan Waddell, 33-1; 13. Michaela Nelon, 30-5; 20. Maggie Silvers, 26-2.
1000 meters: 16: India Godlock, 3:24.41.
4×400-meter relay: 13. Polk County (Ketwitz, Alley, Godlock, Jackson) 4:38.54.
Pole vault: 7. Lauren Ketwitz, 7-6.

BOYS
Shot put: 16. Zach Foy, 38-11.
500 meters: 39. Jared Wolfe, 1:17.68
1600 meters: 61. Bryan Dadson, 5:34.58.
3200 meters: 14. Caleb Potter, 11:08.81; 21. Evan Dadson, 11:23.38; 29. Emmett Zacharias 12:04.83
4×200 meter relay: 21. Polk County (Foy, Abril, Jones, Phipps) 1:50.17.
4×400-meter relay: 14. Polk County (Wolfe, Jones, Justice, Phipps), 4:02.48.
4×800-meter relay: 14. Polk County (Potter, Dadson, Dadson, Zacharias), 9:43.62.
Pole vault: 4. Jake Justice, 12-6; 5. Troy Lieberman, 12-6.
Long jump: 26. Zach Foy, 15-9 1/4