Jergenson’s second-place toss leads Polk at H.O.T. Santa indoor track meet

Alana Jergenson’s second-place finish in the shot put Friday led Polk County’s efforts at the H.O.T. Santa indoor track meet at JDL Fast Track.

Jergenson had a throw of 31-4 to place behind North Stokes’ Josie Stanbery at the meet, which featured athletes from all over the state.

Polk County’s boys 4×400-meter relay team placed third with a time of 3:44.86, with Olivia Overholt adding a fifth-place finish in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:24.77. Overholt’s time bettered the qualifying standard for the state indoor championships on Feb. 15 at JDL.

Braxton Edwards also notched a qualifying performance in the pole vault, clearing 10-6 to take seventh in the event. Edwards was also sixth in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:13.82.

Polk County athletes will compete Wednesday in the annual Reindeer Games, set to begin at 4 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

A complete look at Polk County athletes competing on Friday:

GIRLS
55-meter dash: 33. Alana Jergenson, 9.16

500-meter dash: 5. Olivia Overholt, 1:24.77; 9. Lindsey Jenkins, 1:29.72; 10. Emma Brunell, 1:29.93

55-meter hurdles: 10. Lauren Dotson, 11.26

Pole vault: 13. Tori Thompson, 6-6; 15. Lauren Dotson, 6-0.

Shot put: 2. Alana Jergenson, 31-4

BOYS
55-meter dash: 22. Nate Hendersn, 7.31; 37. Riley Searcy, 7.81; 38. Elijah Barnes, 7.95

300-meter dash: 20. Lukas Tipton, 41.35; 38. Nathan Foster, 44.25; 40. Michael Simoncic, 44.97

500-meter dash: 6. Braxton Edwards, 1:13.82; 10. Bryce Jergenson, 1:14.93; 11. Chan Barber, 1:16.73; 36. Broddy Reynolds, 1:58.48

55-meter hurdles: 7. Chan Barber, 9.70

4×200-meter relay: 5. Polk County, 1:41.51

4×400-meter relay: 3. Polk County, 3:44.86

Long jump: 16. Casey Beiler, 13-8

Pole vault: 7. Braxton Edwards, 10-6

Shot put: 9. Logan Conner, 37-3; 25. Eric Avellaneda, 27-11; 27. Riley Searcy, 25-6; 28. David Ramirez, 24-9