Polk cross country teams conquer White Oak Mountain
Polk County cross country runners have been tackling White Oak Mountain for years, running up the well-known peak in a tradition that spans more than 30 years.
This year’s Wolverines, though, did something that head coach Alan Peoples can never remember happening – every runner on both the boys and girls squads conquered the mountain.
Each runner received a T-shirt noting the feat, and that group included Davis Young, who finished first; Leah Dotson, who finished second; Susanna Ashworth, who finished third; Philip Teague, Ardon Malan, Ariana Wood and Luna Gonzalez. Also participating were Tristan Devine and Aaden Denton.
The teams took part last week in the Armentrout Invitational at R-S Central, with eight team members setting personal records during the meet. Dotson earned a medal for her eighth-place finish.
Polk County teams will complete their regular season on Thursday, traveling to Chase to compete in The Farm Invitational.
Polk County results
8. Leah Dotson, 22:15.80; 14. Susanna Ashworth, 23:05.30; 28. Arriana Wood, 24:36.10; 74. Luna Gonzalez, 32:51.60.
22. Davis Young, 18:51.40; 34. Jayln Thomas, 19:36.30; 77. Aaden Denton, 22:42.20; 80. Tristan Devine, 23:17.50; 85. Phillip Teague, 23:42.70; 86. Ardon Malan, 23:44.00; 98. Lyric Broach, 24:42.70