Polk County's Mark Teague won the 3200-meter run at Tuesday's Falcon Invitational

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.