Polk County High School's Athletic Department held its annual golf fundraiser on Thursday at Links O'Tryon in Campobello (photos courtesy Renae Waldman)

Community Roundup: Runners race 10K and beyond; dirt track and motocross points standings

Saluda’s Kyle Rhodes posted a 51st-place finish Saturday in the 2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10K in Hendersonville.

Rhodes completed the half-marathon in a time of 1:51.22, earning sixth place in the make 40-49 division.

Kyle Rhodes

Almost 500 runners competed in the half-marathon, which began at Jump Off Rock and finished in downtown Hendersonville.

Another Saluda runner, Lisa Deaton, placed 11th overall in the 10K race and first overall in the women’s masters division. Deaton completed the course in 47:06.

Meanwhile, Mill Spring runner Jamie Graber completed the New River Marathon in Todd, N.C., finishing the 26.2-mile course in 5:07:00, good for 98th place overall.

Another Mill Spring runner, Mandy Hrobak, completed the New River Half-Marathon in 4:07.08, placing 191st overall.

LEADER OF THE PACK 5K: Jennifer Fisher of Columbus placed 10th overall and second among females at Saturday’s run in Forest City.

Fisher finished the course in 20:12.4, just a few seconds behind Marion’s Shelby Gurley, who won the female division with a time of 19:47.9.

Curtis Rowe of Columbus finished 22nd overall in the field of almost 500 runners with a time of 23:13.4

A handful of area drivers have established themselves in the point standings in various divisions at Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton.

Mill Spring’s Josh Hoots currently sits in sixth place in the Renegade division, with Tryon’s Bailey Hipp holding down seventh in the Thunder Bomber class.

In the Futures class, Saluda’s Mason Mintz holds down second place, with one race win this season, while Saluda’s Preston Mintz is in fourth.

The track is scheduled to host the Carolina Spring Tour and Weekly Divisions on Saturday.

A number of Polk County motocross riders have raced into the point standings thus far this season in the Carolina Outlaw Series.

Among those competitors:

10. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

Womens 85cc 14+
8. Michaelbrooke Reid, Mill Spring

85 9-13
42. Porter Langley, Tryon

85 12-15
8. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring; 43. Porter Langley, Tryon

85 Beginner 9-15
20. Radar Rickman, Mill Spring; 26. Porter Langley, Tryon

Super mini 12-16
3. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring; 15. Ben Thompson, Tryon

Schoolboy 1 12-17 outlaws
10. Peyton Hoots, Mill Spring; 18. Ben Thompson, Tryon

250 D
7. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

450 C
2. Peyton Hoots, Mill Spring; 18. Jayce Edwards, Tryon

250 C
4. Peyton Hoots, Mill Spring

51 CC beginner 4-8yrs
10. Gunner Reid, Mill Spring

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