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PCHS indoor track teams celebrate successful winter season

Polk County High School’s indoor track teams recently celebrated their 2013-2014 season with family and friends at the annual awards banquet at Harmon Field.

Coaches recognized several athletes for their talent and dedication.

Men’s Awards: Most Valuable Running, Sean Doyle; Most Valuable Sprinter, Matthew Darden; Most Valuable Field Events, JC Suddeth; Most Improved Running Jacob Wolfe; Coaches Award, Eli Hall.

Women’s Awards: Most Valuable Running, Savannah Robbins; Most Valuable Field Events, Charlie Bullock, Most Improved Running, Emily Kocher and Shelby Wells; Coaches Award, Rhian Alley.

Polk capped its wintry indoor track season with a strong showing at the NCHSAA 2A Indoor State Championships. The men’s 4×800 meter relay team (Jacob Collins, Mitchell Brown, Wolfe, Doyle) set a new school record with a time of 8:31 and came home with bronze medals for its third place finish. The men’s 4×400 meter relay team (Collins, Hall, Gage Stone, Darden) also placed third overall. The women’s 4×800 meter relay team (Kocher, Robbins, Wells, Shea Wheeler) placed sixth.

Bullock would be the only individual scorer for the Wolverines with her seventh place mark in women’s shot put.

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