Polk County's Emma Brunell

Polk County’s cross country teams returned to action Saturday, trekking to Rutherfordton for an early-morning meet at R-S Central.

The Wolverine boys and girls teams took part in the R-S Saturday Brunch #1, competing with Franklin and R-S Central. Teams from East Rutherford, Chase and Patton competed later in the morning as the meet was held under the current health guidelines put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olivia Overholt led Polk with a third-place effort in the girls race, followed by Emma Brunell and Taytem Johnson with top-10 finishes. For the Polk boys, Mark Teague had a fifth-place showing, with Braxton Edwards adding a seventh.

The Wolverine boys did not compete in the team portion of the meet.

Polk County’s next action is set for Dec. 7 when the Wolverines are slated to host Owen, Chase and Mountain Heritage in a meet at 3:30 p.m. at Polk County High School.

R-S Saturday Brunch #1
Team Results
1. Franklin 33; 2. R-S Central, 41; 3. Polk County 49

Polk County results
3. Olivia Overholt, 21:49.08; 7. Emma Brunell, 23:01.03; 10. Taytem Johnson, 24:53.21; 16. Tori Thompson, 27:06.40; 18. Ashley Alonso-Mejia, 29:02.44; 19. Kayla Kitchen, 29:29.52; 21. Chloe Patterson, 33:34.83

Team Results
1. Franklin 26; 2. R-S Central 29

Polk County results
5. Mark Teague, 17:59; 7. Braxton Edwards, 18:28.89; 18. Jalyn Thomas, 24:08.58