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Olivia Overholt posted a sixth-place finish Saturday to lead Polk County’s cross country teams at the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival in Hendersonville.

In their season-opening meet, the Wolverine girls placed 11th in the Girls 5K Invitational, with Overholt’s time of 22:08.3 leading the way.

The Polk County boys placed 26th.

Emma Brunell finished in 26:22 and Tori Thompson posted a time of 26.40.1 for Polk County. Syler Purtill followed in 27:12.6, with Anna McFadden next at 27:19.9.

Lindsey Jenkins finished in 27:37.4, with Lauren Dotson at 31:56.2.

The Polk County girls begin Saturday’s race (photo courtesy Amber Thompson)

Greer Middle College Charter won the race, with Spring Valley and Cuthbertson rounding out the top three. Greer Middle’s Leah Trusty won the race with a time of 21.27.

Mark Teague paced the Polk County boys with a time of 20:36. Braxton Edwards followed with a time of 20:57.3, with Grant Wooten (23:40.3), Gus Maass (25:07.8), Ridge Burnett (25:24), Jackson Geddings (25:32.2) and Michael Simoncic (26:45.5) completing the team’s effort.

Greer Middle College also won the boys race, topping Cutbertson and Spring Valley.

Ryan Motondo of Walter Williams High won the Invitational race with a time of 17:16.4.

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