Polk County senior Caleb Potter outdistanced the field Tuesday to win the Shelby Invitational cross country meet in Shelby.

Potter covered the 5K course in 16:32.60, finishing 16 seconds ahead of R-S Central’s Christopher Upton. Polk County’s Mark Teague finished 20th as the Wolverines placed fourth in the 10-team field.

Polk County freshman Olivia Overholt placed fifth in the girls race with a time of 20:41.00 to lead the Wolverines. Senior Izzy Jackson placed 25th and Tatytem Johnson finished 27th for the Polk girls, who finished third in an 11-team field.

Both Polk County squads are scheduled to next be in action on Saturday, weather permitting, at the Freedom Invitational.

GIRLS
TEAM SCORES
1. East Lincoln 51; 2. Forestview 52; 3. Polk County 126; 4. Kings Mountain 127; 5. R-S Central 133; 6. Crest 141; 7. Shelby 176; 8. Cleveland County Homeschool 212; 9. West Lincoln 213; 10. Chesnee 266; 11. East Rutherford 272.

POLK COUNTY FINISHERS
5. Olivia Overholt, 20:41.00; 25. Izzy Jackson, 24:41.00; 27. Taytem Johnson, 24:47.10; 37. Ashlyn Ramsey, 26:27.50; 43. Maia Teague, 26:48.10

OTHER POLK COUNTY RUNNERS
Lauren Dotson, 27:24.90; Madison Geddings, 28:22.10; Scout Harmon, 28:23.30; Nathalie Ramirez, 30:24.50; Lacey Gosnell, 30:25.30; Jasmine Painter, 39:12.50

BOYS
TEAM SCORES
1. Forestview 52; 2. East Lincoln 79; 3. Kings Mountain; 4. Polk County 111; 5. R-S Central 115; 6. Shelby 128; 7. West Lincoln 173; 8. Chesnee 215; 9. Cleveland County Homeschool 225; 10. Crest 274.

POLK COUNTY FINISHERS
1. Caleb Potter, 16:32.60; 20. Mark Teague, 19:17.70; 33. Chris Rickman, 20:16.90; 38. Bryce Thompson, 20:31.00; 40. Kiyon Staley, 20:35.00.

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