Polk County's Nathaniel Rhein won the 55-meter hurdles at Saturday's event

Polk County closed its indoor track and field regular season on Saturday with a late addition to its schedule, the Final Opportunities meet in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

With a meet originally planned at West Henderson cancelled, Polk County staged Saturday’s event in order to give athletes one final atempt to qualify for the state indoor track and field championships, slated for Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Polk County had a limited number of athletes competing, and no additional qualifiers emerged on a chilly afternoon. Nathaniel Rhein did win the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.64 and also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 38-2 1/2. Rhein had already posted qualifying marks in both events.

Athletes from Pisgah, Tuscola, Asheville, Franklin, Owen, West Henderson, Swain and Rabun Gap, Ga. competed in the meet.

Fiinal Opportunities @ Polk County – 2/4/2023 Polk County High School Results Women 55 Meter Dash ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Avery Ponder 11 Pisgah 8.05 2 Annika McElreath 12 Pisgah 8.41 3 Shannon Donnaldson 12 Rabun Gap 8.48 4 Jessica Ross 9 Pisgah 8.55 Women 500 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Hannah Downs 10 Tuscola 1:28.21 2 Sierra Early 12 Pisgah 1:31.36 Women 1000 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Alysia Madera 10 West Henderson 3:24.84 2 Angelina Lomelli 9 Swain County 3:25.25 3 Hannah Ludwig 12 Franklin 3:28.81 — Paisley Stepp 12 West Henderson DNF Women 1600 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Sadie Hambright 9 Asheville 5:24.12 2 Bailey Brackett 8 Rabun Gap 5:45.19 3 Luci Snyder Lowe 10 Tuscola 5:52.25 4 Haven Bejnerowicz 3 Rabun Gap 5:52.69 5 Penelope Hilson 3 Rabun Gap 6:25.61 Women 3200 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Rayna Vanness 11 West Henderson 11:57.61 — Lauren Sochia 12 West Henderson DNF Women 55 Meter Hurdles ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Addison Coker 10 Franklin 9.28 2 Annika McElreath 12 Pisgah 10.61 3 Jessica Ross 9 Pisgah 10.66 Women 4×200 Meter Relay ================================================================ School Finals ================================================================ 1 Tuscola ‘A’ 1:54.21 2 Pisgah ‘A’ 1:54.46 Women 4×800 Meter Relay ================================================================ School Finals ================================================================ 1 West Henderson ‘A’ 10:15.53 2 Asheville ‘A’ 10:16.24 Women High Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Briley Jordan 9 Tuscola 4-10.00 — Sierra Early 12 Pisgah NH Women Pole Vault ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Paiden Castelblanco 11 Asheville 9-06.00 Women Long Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Sebla Miracle 9 Asheville 17-01.00 2 Jamya Mosley 11 R-S Central 15-03.00 3 Shannon Donnaldson 12 Rabun Gap 14-06.25 4 Laney Littlefield 10 Polk County 13-08.00 Women Triple Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Alexa Morales 10 Franklin 30-09.50 Women Shot Put ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Calea Jackson 12 Rabun Gap 37-08.00 2 Sam Morgan 11 Pisgah 33-05.50 3 Renae Younce 12 Franklin 29-09.00 4 Mikaela Hyatt 11 Tuscola 25-05.00 5 Annabella Haughton 9 Rabun Gap 24-01.50 6 Abbie Ball 11 Tuscola 22-09.00 7 Margaret Cole 9 Rabun Gap 21-05.00 Men 55 Meter Dash ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Davis Kendall 10 Owen 6.81 2 Evan Byrd 11 Pisgah 6.84 3 Sam Rattigan 12 Asheville 6.85 4 Khory Moss 10 Rabun Gap 7.29 5 Patrick Williams 10 Rabun Gap 7.33 6 Austin Shipman 10 Polk County 8.26 Men 300 Meter Dash =================================================================== Name Year School Finals H# =================================================================== 1 Keron Clayton 10 Owen 38.00 2 2 Owen Madden 10 Rabun Gap 39.59 1 3 Austin Shipman 10 Polk County 42.29 1 Men 500 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Davis Kendall 10 Owen 1:07.28 2 Peter Pedall 10 Rabun Gap 1:07.35 3 Evan Byrd 11 Pisgah 1:07.36 4 Nolan Ray Asheville 1:09.89 5 Sam Rattigan 12 Asheville 1:09.99 6 Owen Madden 10 Rabun Gap 1:10.91 7 Paul Nitshke 10 Rabun Gap 1:11.67 8 Kane Jones 11 Swain County 1:13.17 9 Ben Frazier 10 Pisgah 1:14.42 10 George Smith 12 West Henderson 1:14.64 Men 1000 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Dalton Etheridge 10 Asheville 2:42.38 2 Hudson Rice 11 West Henderson 2:42.39 3 Tad Sloan-Westmoreland 12 Owen 2:44.08 4 Keagan Saft 10 West Henderson 2:47.57 5 Michael Haskin 10 Asheville 2:50.13 6 Sam Clontz 9 Tuscola 2:57.12 Men 1600 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Daniel Sayblack 10 Pisgah 4:51.18 2 Leo Parmenter 11 Owen 4:52.75 3 Harding Kinnaird 10 Owen 4:53.93 4 Gavin L’Eglise 10 Asheville 4:55.07 — Elijah Jones 12 Owen DNF Men 3200 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Daniel Sayblack 10 Pisgah 10:29.30 Men 55 Meter Hurdles ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Nathaniel Rhein 12 Polk County 8.64 2 Easton Edwards 9 Tuscola 10.17 Men 4×400 Meter Relay ================================================================ School Finals ================================================================ 1 Asheville ‘A’ 4:10.77 Men High Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Khory Moss 10 Rabun Gap 5-08.00 2 Cannon Iamurri 9 Polk County 5-00.00 3 Patrick Williams 10 Rabun Gap 4-10.00 — Ryan Rogerson 9 Polk County NH Men Pole Vault ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Josiah Kaiser 12 T.C. Roberson 10-00.00 2 Wade Sharp 10 Asheville 8-06.00 3 Oisin Ledford 9 Pisgah 8-00.00 3 Noah Rollins 11 R-S Central 8-00.00 3 Kristopher Brooks 11 Polk County 8-00.00 — Flynn Dunnuck 9 Asheville NH — Jackson Pittard 12 Swain County NH Men Long Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Khory Moss 10 Rabun Gap 21-08.50 2 Patrick Williams 10 Rabun Gap 16-10.50 Men Triple Jump ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Tre Coddrington 10 Asheville 41-08.75 2 Joshua Avery 12 Asheville 39-03.50 3 Nathaniel Rhein 12 Polk County 38-02.50 Men Shot Put ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ 1 Seth Brewer 12 Franklin 40-08.50 2 Preston Wright 10 Pisgah 38-01.00 3 John Frazier 10 Pisgah 35-04.00