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.
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.