Polk County runners completed their annual run up White Oak Mountain on Monday (photo courtesy Alan Peoples)

Wolverine runners complete annual run up White Oak Mountain

Polk County’s cross country team took part Monday in what has become a treasured ritual for the program.

Members of the Wolverine girls and boys teams took part in the annual run up White Oak Mountain, a late-season tradition. Awaiting at the top was an opportunity to have earned a coveted “I Conquered White Oak Mountain” T-shirt, given to those who completed the run without stopping to walk.

Seven runners will proudly wear that T-shirt, those athletes being Braxton Edwards, Mark Teague, Ridge Burnett, Ezra Marlow, Olivia Overholt, Tori Thompson and Luna Gonzales.

The team will gather next Monday for a pasta dinner before tackling the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference championship meet on Tuesday at Jackson Park.