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Polk County gears up for indoor state track meet

In preparation for qualifying for the Indoor Track State Meet, Polk County hosted a meet outdoors on January 13.
Several athletes met the standard, several posted improved marks, and all wore extra gear to stay warm.
Ten schools competed in the frigid temperatures: Polk, Madison, TC Roberson, Hendersonville, Patton, West Henderson, Brevard, Erwin, Asheville and East Henderson.
Competing for the Wolverines (SQ) indicates State Qualifying mark: Shot Put Tanner Ramsey 45-05 (SQ), Seth McCool 42-9, Conner Magin 26-1. Long Jump Ethan Rhodes 20-7.5, Andy Conner 17-9.5, Ian Harper 17-1.5. Triple Jump Rhodes 41-6. Kayce Martin 5-4, Cary Littlejohn 5-2. 4×800 John Spencer Wolfe, Conner, Robby Franklin, Ari Farstad 9:00.2. 55 Meter Hurdles Martin 8.2, 55 Meter Dash Jacob Christiansen 6.7, Zach Bright 7.0, Tyler Ridings 7.1, Trey Couch 7.1, Littlejohn 7.1, Harper 7.4. 1600 Meter Cabell Brand 5:19, Ricky Mozquedo 5:26, Brice Butler 5:37, Eric Lauer 5:50, Alex Schaud 5:56, Kyle Whitson 6:03. 1000 Meter Wolfe 2:33 (SQ) 1st Place, Farstad 3:13, Christian Fahnley 3:22, Diego Guiterrez 3:28, Carlos Chavez 3:41, Dakota Wolfe 3:42, Ross McGuinn 4:07. 300 Meter Martin 40.4. 4×400 Wolfe, Bright, Franklin, Farstad 3:58.
Competing for the Lady Wolverines: Shot Put – Alisha Lockhart 22-5, Cassie Silvers 18-5, Chelsea 19-11. Long Jump – Jamie Miller 14-4.5, Julia Collins 12-9.5, Mackenzie Trowell 10-0. Triple Jump – Miller 28-2. High Jump Maggie Conner 4-8. Skyelar DeFisher 6-0. 55-Meter Hurdles Conner 9.5 (SQ). 55-Meter Dash – Tori Madigan 8.0, Collins 8.6, Umlauf 8.5, Trowell 9.3. 1600 Meter Kari Malkki 6:19. 1000 Meter – Rebecca Elliott 3:40.1, Channing Marshall 4:46. 300 Meter – Jamie 49.7. 4×400 – Madigan, Malkki, Elliott, Conner 5:00.8.