Anna McFadden (Photo by Phil Ponder of

Polk County ran to a 13th-place finish Saturday in the state 1A cross country championships in Kernersville.

Olivia Overholt’s 25th-place showing led Polk County, which competed in the state meet for the first time since 2006. The Wolverines had just one senior, Anna McFadden, competing in Saturday’s race.

Photos: Polk County competes in 1A state championship

Overholt completed the course at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in 21:29.50. Taytem Johnson followed with a time of 22:20.89 to take 48th, with Lindsey Jenkins the third Wolverine in 95th in 23:46.71.

Tori Thompson (24:02.27) and Emma Brunell (24:02.70) rounded out the scoring for Polk, with Syler Purtill finishing in 24:49.65 and McFadden in 25:10.63.

North Stokes senior Abilgail Hemric finished in 19:19.17 to win the state title, followed by Highland Tech’s Lauren Tolbert in 19:21.61.

Research Triangle won the 1A team title, with Community School of Davidson, Lincoln Charter, Langtree Charter and Camden County rounding out the top five.