Senior Noah Hall and junior John Spencer Wolfe are both expected to perform near the top at this years state championships later on November 1. The road to the championship race is helping to shape this seasons participants.
The Wolverines have competed in the Cross Country Carnival at Jackson Park, the Eye Opener in Spartanburg, Freedom High School in Morganton and most recently at Owen High School in Black Mountain. The mens and womens teams are improving their times and finished strong as one of the only 1A teams at most of these events.
Complete meet results can be viewed online at www.ncpreptrack.net. Polk Countys varsity men and women posted the following times at the Eye Opener meet held at the Milliken Research facility on Sept. 6, 2008: boys; John Spencer Wolfe 17:28, Noah Hall 18:48, Ricky Mozequedo 21:25, Cameron Brown 21:30, Cameron Hoots 28:54, Kelby Orr 32:15, Jack Carruth 32:16, Sam Vining 32:38 girls; Cabot Lee Petoia 25:23, Emily Brady 27:03, Michele Glynn 28:13, Jamie Hrobak 28:51, Rebecca Elliott 29:14, Abigail Hall 29:27, Risa Koenig 33:05, Anna Koenig 33:23.
Several Wolverines improved their times at the September meet at Freedom High School in Morganton; Wolfe 17:56, Hall 18:33, Mozqueda 20:34, C. Brown 21:36, Flynn Chapman 23:03, Carruth 23:03, Hoots 23:30, cometing in the mens B race; Kelby Orr 24:1, Vining 28:45, girls; Sheehan 24:31, Petoia 24:3, Elliott 26:59, Costine 27:09, Brady 27:15, Hall 27:43, Hrobak 29:38.
John Spencer Wolfe blew away the field at Owen on Wednesday, September 17. Owen will play host to the Conference finals. If this pre-conference match-up is any indication, Wolfe seems to have a conference title close in his grasp. Wolfe ran a 17:23, a season best, over the 3.1 mile course to win the meet. The Wolverines will travel to Hagen Stone Park in Greensboro for a meet on Saturday, September 27.