Polk County athletes earned three top-10 finishes at Saturday’s NCHSAA 2A State Track and Field Championships in Greensboro.
Wolverine sophomore Mia Bradley had the top effort, placing seventh in the high jump. Bradley cleared a personal-best 4-10 to earn her finish in the event, won by Cummings’ D’Anna Cotton with a lead of 5-6.
Polk senior Nathaniel Rhein concluded his career with an eighth-place effort in the 300-meter hurdles. Rhein notched a time of 41.38 in the race, which ended with a photo finish won by East Duplin’s Avery Gaby in 39.49, a hundredth of a second ahead of Owne’s Trevae Woodyard.
Polk’s Sophia Overholt placed ninth in the 400-meter run, completing the race in a time of 1:00.86. South Granville senior standout Shawnti Jackson won the 400 with a 2A state meet record time of 53.02, one of three records Jackson set Saturday.
Wolverine freshman Leah Dotson did not post an official mark in the pole vault competition.
The Cummings girls won the 2A team title, finishing 10 points ahead of South Granville, with Salisbury, Pine Lake Prep and Farmville Central completing the top five.
T.W. Andrews nipped Owen by two points to win the 2A boys title, with Northeastern, Monroe and East Burke rounding out the top five.