Overholt, Jergenson near school records as Wolverine track and field teams conclude regular season

Polk County’s track and field teams wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday, competing against a small field at the Falcon Invitational at West Henderson.

Polk’s Olivia Overholt ran the first sub-one minute 400 meters of her career, finishing the race in 59.80 in a photo-finish loss to West Henderson’s Emma Hall. Overholt’s time was just over a second off the school record of 58.68 held by Rebecca Elliott.

Bryce Jergenson also approached a school record, winning the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.14, that mark less than a second away from the school record of 22.20 set in 1998 by Kirk Trowell.

Full meet results

The Wolverines had a number of other top efforts as athletes looked to qualify for the upcoming 2A West Regional. Among the finishes:

  • Sophia Overholt finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 27.47, just missing the qualifying standard of 27.24. Overholt also took second in the long jump.
  • Karsyn Huskey (2:35.24) placed second and Lindsey Jenkins (2:36.06) took fourth in the 800 meters. Both times topped the regional qualifying mark, though both had already done so in earlier meets.
  • Amya Cunningham placed second in the 300-meter hurdles.
  • Avia Cunningham placed second in both the shot put and discus.
  • Polk County defeated West Henderson’s girls in both the 4×400 and 4×800-meter relays.
  • Steven Chupp won the triple jump with a leap of 40-1 and placed third in the 100-meter dash.
  • Mark Teague won the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:50.30.
  • Jergenson finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.46 and Braxton Edwards placed third with a time of 51.55, both better than the qualifying standard in the event.
  • Edwards also won the pole vault with a jump of 11-6, also a regional qualifying effort.
  • Nathaniel Rhein finished second in the 110-meter, 300-meter hurdles and triple jump.
  • John Quay-Wright finished second in the high jump, though he matched the winning mark with a leap of 5-6.
  • Polk won the boys 4×400-meter relay, besting West Henederson by a second and a half.

Polk County will now begin its postseason schedule, that beginning with the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Championships, set for May 4 in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

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