Polk County's Olivia Overholt

Polk County senior Olivia Overholt had a pretty good 24 hours this past weekend.

Overholt was named Polk County’s 2021 Homecoming Queen during Friday’s football game with R-S Central. She then won her division of the Hagen Stone XC Invitational on Saturday in Pleasant Garden.

Overholt finished first in 20:39.97, easily outdistancing runner-up Lilly Clemmons of Walter Williams, who finished in 21:00.62.

Polk County’s Tori Thompson placed 27th in the field of 103 runners with a time of 23:33.71.

The Wolverine boys also enjoyed a good meet, placing fifth in the 20-team competition. Green Hope’s boys won the meet.

Braxton Edwards led the Wolverines with a 13th-place showing in a time of 18:37.29, followed closely by Mark Teague in 15th with a time of 18:42.86. All five of Polk’s remaining runners set personal records at the meet.

Polk County is slated to compete Wednesday in the Armentrout Invitational at R-S Central.

Polk County Results
Boys 5k

13. Braxton Edwards, 18:37.29; 15. Mark Teague, 18:42.86; 39. Jayln Thomas, 20:00.55; 42. Adison Broyles, 20:06.63; 53. Ridge Burnett, 20:35.90; 84. Tristan Devine, 21:44.30; 113. Davis Young, 23:03.09

JV Boys 5K
70. Christian Montejo Hernandez, 24:01.15; 79. Ezra Marlow, 24:43.87; 100. Andrew Baitiato, 28:47.84.

Girls 5K
1. Olivia Overholt, 20:39.97; 27. Tori Thompson, 23:33.71