A near-perfect fall afternoon led to a very good race day Tuesday for Polk County’s cross country teams.
The Wolverines didn’t bring home any titles from the first Mountain Foothills 7 Conference championship meet, but Polk County did have four runners earn all-conference selection and had several others deliver improved times on the course through Jackson Park in Hendersonville.
All in all, not a bad showing.
“We had a great day,” said Polk County assistant cross country coach Dewayne Elliott.
Both Polk County teams finished fourth.
Wolverine senior Olivia Overholt placed third behind Brevard’s Lucy Murray and R-S Central’s Brooke Hope. Teammate Tori Thompson finished seventh to join Overholt on the all-conference squad.
Polk senior Braxton Edwards led the Wolverine boys, placing sixth, with fellow senior Mark Teague in 11th as both of those runners earned spots on the All-MF7 squad. Brevard’s Knox Witherspoon dominated the field to win the boys race, with teammate Abdi Green taking second.
Brevard won both the boys and girls team titles. Hendersonville finished second in the girls competition while R-S Central placed second in the boys race.
Polk County runners will now turn their attention to the 2A West Regional, set for Oct. 30 at Freedom High School in Morganton.