Seth Peoples, left, was recognized for his selection to the Southern Conference 100th Anniversary cross country squad (photo courtesy Alan Peoples)

A Polk County running standout was recently recognized for his achievements at the college level.

During halftime of Appalachian State’s Sept. 17 football game, former Wolverine Seth Peoples was honored for being selected to the Southern Conference 100th Anniversary cross country squad.

Peoples was one of just seven App State runners named to the 100th anniversary team. The weekend also included a banquet on the Friday evening before the game at which Peoples spoke and praised his time at PCHS.

SOCCER
MIT: Senior Reese Alley recently scored the first goal of her career for the Engineers.

Alley, a defender, took a penalty kick in the first half of MIT’s 4-0 win over Lesley and successfully converted the attempt for her first college goal.

MIT currently owns a 7-1-1 record and is ranked 18th nationally entering a showdown Tuesday with seventh-ranked Tufts. Alley has started all nine games.

SALEM COLLEGE: Caelan Gaul has recorded a goal and two assists while starting all eight games to date for the Spirits.

Gaul recorded her goal in a 3-0 win over Johnson & Wales.

The Spirits own a 4-4 record to date.

CROSS COUNTRY
MARS HILL / LENOIR-RHYNE: A pair of former Polk County standouts crossed paths Friday at the Queen City Invite in Charlotte.

Freshman Lindsey Jenkins had the top time for Mars Hill, posting a time of 22:10, while ex-teammate and fellow freshman Olivia Overholt finished in a time of 20:42 for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Lenoir-Rhyne placed second in the team competition while Mars Hill finished 14th.

BELMONT-ABBEY: Freshman Tori Thompson placed 13th to help lead the Crusaders to a sixth-place showing in the 2022 Yeti Invitational at Cleveland Community College in Shelby.

Thompson recorded a time of 22:45.1 on the 5K course.

FOOTBALL
AVERITT: Trey Thompson saw action Saturday against Brevard College in his second varsity appearance of the season.

The game would have featured a matchup of former Polk County players, but Brevard senior Mitchell Yoder missed the game due to an injury.