Former Polk County High School athletes competing at the collegiate level are busy wrapping up their seasons.
Here is a look at how former Wolverines have fared this spring. All statistics are through Saturday’s games unless noted.
Autumn Owen, Marshall: Owen has thrived in her first season with the Thundering Herd after transferring from Gardner-Webb.
Owen is hitting .358 for Marshall, fourth on the team, and has made 42 starts. Appearing at third base and catcher, Owen has nine doubles and seven home runs and also shares the team lead with seven stolen bases.
She had one of her best games of the season on Sunday in Marshall’s 13-2 win over Texas-El Paso. Owen homered twice and drove in four runs as the Herd improved to 32-14 for the season.
Nick Capozzi, Gardner-Webb: After a sizzling start to the season that included his first home run, Capozzi has cooled a bit and is now hitting .200 for the season.
Capozzi has appeared in 16 games, with six starts, and has the one homer and six RBI.
Jordan Searcy, Surry Community College: The former Wolverine has made 15 relief appearances this season for Surry, posting a 1-1 won-loss record with one save.
Searcy has a 5.49 earned run average but has averaged more than a strikeout an inning, fanning 25 in 19.2 innings of work.
Grayson Jones, Spartanburg Methodist College: Jones has seen limited action this season for the Pioneers, going hitless in three at-bats.
But Jones flawlessly handled his two chances in the outfield and has scored four runs as a pinch runner. He has appeared in nine games.
TRACK AND FIELD
Caleb Potter, Montreat College: A state cross country champion at Polk, Potter has competed in a handful of track and field events this spring for the Cavaliers.
He finished sixth in the 5000-meter run at the LR Bears Invitational at Lenoir-Rhyne in early April with a time of 15:57.
Potter then took 20th at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships in the 5000, finishing in a time of 16:36.56.
Emma Gurley, Emory & Henry: Gurley had a successful freshman season with Intermont Equestrian At Emory & Henry, which finished its season with a third-place effort at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship.
At the 2022 Collegiate Cup Challenge, held in early March, Gurley finished with the top score in Intermediate Flat, helping the Wasps win the event.
Gurley also won the Intermediate Over Fences class at the Tournament of Champions in January in Hardeville, S.C. and took second in the Limit on the Flat class in a Feburary meet at UNC Greensboro.