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Polk cross country competes in Freedom 5K Invite

Published 6:15pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Polk County Cross Country traveled Saturday, Sept. 21 to Morganton for the Freedom High School 5K Invitational.

India Godlock blasts past a competitor to a fifth overall finish in the Freedom High School 5K Invite in Morganton Saturday.
India Godlock blasts past a competitor to a fifth overall finish in the Freedom High School 5K Invite in Morganton Saturday.

The Men’s Championship event pitted 215 runners from several 1A-4A schools together. Polk ran against some main competitors they will meet in the 2A classification Regional Championships on the same course in late October. Sophomore Sean Doyle lead the Wolverine assault with a 17:11 performance, followed by Jacob Wolfe 18:50, Jake Russell 19:10, Eli Hall 19:38, Daniel Painter 19:50 and Will Sachse 21:45. Polk placed 14th out of 31 schools.

Freshman India Godlock sparked the drive for the Wolverines in the Women’s Championship event. Godlock ran a stellar 20:12 finishing 5th overall. Shea Wheeler placed second for the Wolverines in 22:24, followed by Hayley Kropp 23:40, Leigh Deavor 24:27, Britain Hamrick 25:03, Selena Chavez 25:24 and Leah Hardin 27:58. Polk girls finished 12th out of 25 schools.

Polk teams travel to Hagen Stone in Greensboro Saturday, Sept. 28.

- article submitted by Jenny Wolfe

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