Polk distance runners open indoor track season

A small group of Polk County runners opened the 2022-23 indoor track and field season on Wednesday, competing in the Polar Harriers meet in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

The meet featured only two events, the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs. Athletes from R-S Central, Brevard, Christ School, Lincoln Charter, Owen and Burns joined Wolverine runners for the event.

For Polk County’s girls, Susanna Ashworth took second in the 1600-meter run, with Leah Dotson following in third.

For the Wolverine boys, Jayln Thomas claimed 14th in the 1600-meter run, with Philip Teague finishing 21st. Davis Young had a fourth-place finish in the 3200-meter run.

The full Polk County roster will be involved in the Wolverines’ next competition, the Polar Bear 1 meet scheduled for Nov. 30 at Polk, starting at 4 p.m.