Left: Jacob Collins (17:20) leads the way to an 8th place finish at the SCSDB Eye Opener. Right: Mitchell Brown strolling forward in the 5K Eye Opener eighth as he passes the 2 mile mark. (photos submitted by Jenny Wolfe)
Left: Jacob Collins (17:20) leads the way to an 8th place finish at the SCSDB Eye Opener. Right: Mitchell Brown strolling forward in the 5K Eye Opener eighth as he passes the 2 mile mark. (photos submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

Archived Story

PCHS men’s cross country finishes fifth at Eye Opener

Published 10:09am Friday, September 13, 2013

Polk County High School’s Wolverine cross country teams supported the 30th annual South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind Eye Opener 5k held, Sept. 7 at Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, S.C.

1972 Olympic Marathon Gold Metalist Frank Shorter served as race starter for the event that hosted 64 schools and more than 1,500 runners.

The Polk men’s team finished fifth out of 41 teams in the championship race. Led by senior Jacob Collins 17:20 and sophomore Sean Doyle 17:48, Polk’s returning runners proved to be at least a minute faster than they were on the same course in 2012.

Collins was a top 10 finisher, securing eighth place overall. Mitchell Brown ran 19:08, Jacob Wolfe 19:18, Daniel Painter 19:31, Jake Russell 19:51 and Eli Hall 20:02.

Editor's Picks

Editorial: Divisive prayer alienated citizens

Everyone deserves the right to free speech. Few will argue this point more staunchly than those who work in the newspaper industry.  Even we have ... Read more  | 2 comments

Bathanti will judge Lanier Library’s poetry competition

North Carolina’s Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will judge for this year’s Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. Bathanti is the author of eight books of poetry as ... Read more

Mask, mime, music at Super Saturday

The world-famous Gateway Productions from Atlanta will thrill audiences March 15 This concert of Gateway’s signature solo and duo performance pieces has delighted audiences of ... Read more  | 1 comment