Polk County's Leah Dotson soared to fifth place in the pole vault at Friday's H.O.T. Santa meet in Winston-Salem

Polk County’s indoor track and field season shifted into action Friday as the Wolverines competed in the H.O.T. Santa meet at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

It marked the first competition for much of the squad, and the Wolverines picked up a trio of qualifying efforts for the state 2A/1A championships, which will be held in February at JDL.

Leah Dotson placed fifth in the pole vault with a qualifying mark of 7-6, Polk County’s boys 4×800-meter relay team – Cade Bright, Nathaniel Martinez, Jayln Thomas and Davis Young – finished second with a qualifying time of 9:02.35 and Karsyn Huskey qualified for her second event, the 1600-meter run.

In a field stacked with larger schools, Polk had a handful of additional top-10 finishes. Tali Thompson took ninth in the shot put with a toss of 26-7, Keaundrae Green finished seventh in the 55-meter run with a time of 6.86 and Martinez came home ninth in the 500 meters with a mark of 1:12.92.

Polk County will host its annual Reindeer Games meet on Saturday, Dec. 16 beginning at noon. The meet also serves as a food drive for Outreach.

GIRLS
55-meter run
35. Mia Wolfe, 8.80; 37. Tali Thompson, 9.23; 39. Bella Fireman, 9.71

300-meter run
27. Mia Wolfe, 51.26

1600-meter run
6. Karsyn Huskey, 5:47.76

55-meter hurdles
15. Chloe Young, 12.06; 16. Laney Littlefield, 12.12; 17. Thais Vorbe, 12.57

Pole vault
5. Leah Dotson, 7-6

Long jump
21. Thais Vorbe, 11-9 1/2; 22. Laney Littlefield, 11-5; 23. Chloe Young, 11-3 1/2.

Shot put
9. Tali Thompson, 26-7; 11. Lindsey Dotson, 23-7.

BOYS
55-meter run
7. Keaundrae Green, 6.86; 24. Loreynzo Sanchez, 7.14.

300-meter run
22. Billy Booker, 40.95; 27. Loreynzo Sanchez, 41.74.

500-meter run
9. Nathaniel Martinez, 1:12.92; 35. Austin Shipman, 1:23.25.

1000-meter run
10. Cade Bright, 2:56.11; 32. Jordy Rojas-Argate, 3:20.44; 34. David Amitrano, 3:21.68.

1600-meter run
26. Jayln Thomas, 5:06.06; 28. Davis Young, 5:09.82; 36. Philip Teague, 5:32.81.

4×800-meter relay
2. Polk County (Cade Bright, Nathaniel Martinez, Jayln Thomas, Davis Young), 9:02.35.

Triple jump
13. Cannon Iamurri, 34-9 3/4.

Shot put
22. Reilly Greene, 24-5.