Polk County Middle's Liam Jackson and Amberina Jenne each scored second-place finishes in Tuesday's race (photo courtesy Jessica Marrow)

Polk County Middle School’s cross country teams finally had the chance to compete Tuesday, making their season debut in a Blue Ridge Conference meet at Flat Rock.

The Polk Middle girls raced to a third-place showing in the meet, which included eight teams. Amberina Jenne led the Wolverines with a time of 13:17 and took second place overall.

The Wolverine boys earned fifth, with Liam Jackson also finishing second overall with a time of 12:54.

“We have been preparing for this season for more than two months now,” said Polk Middle head coach Jessica Marrow. “Our hard work and dedication to cross country showed in today‚Äôs meet. We will continue to work hard and continue to represent Polk Middle School.

“I am beyond proud of each runner. They came out and dedicated themselves.”

Polk Middle is set to return to action next Tuesday, competing in a match at Apple Valley that will include teams from both BRC divisions.