Doyle wins PCMS cross country race

Published 3:49 pm Friday, October 22, 2010

Polk County Middle School hosted a cross country race on Wednesday, October 14. Five schools attended and several Polk County Wolverines ran personal best times on the new two-mile course. Polk County had three male athletes finish in the top 10.

Polk Countys Sean Doyle ran a personal record by 53 seconds to win the two-mile race in 11:57, edging an Asheville Christian Academy runner by half a second. Doyles win was the first for a Polk athlete this season. Polks Jacob Wolfe finished second for the Wolverines, eighth overall, in a time of 13:12. Daniel Painter ran a personal record by over a minute 13:27 to finish nineth overall and third for the Wolverine team.

Also scoring for the Wolverines were Matthew Lochamy 13:44 and Cory Skipper 14:29, both with personal records. Also competing for the Wolverines: Jake Russell 14:37, Jonathan Raines 16:38, Dustin Bradley 16:46, Dustin Calvert 17:20, Price Marshall 17:37, Trevor Morse 18:38, Jacob Morse 18:53, Zach Blanton 19:07, and Marco Trejo 20:59.

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The Lady Wolverines finished fifth and had 13 of 15 athletes run a personal record as well. Scoring for the Wolverines was Maribel Santibanez 15:49, Jessica Bentley 16:04, Emma Wagner 16:23, Brandi Cordell 17:32, Kassidy Reynolds 17:51. Also competing: Rebecca Price 18:06, Esmerelda Trejo 18:45, Ellyn Amato 18:46, Grace Marshall 19:22, Carolyn Couch 19:28, Kianna Petty-Davis 19:36, Kayley Price 21:09, Hannah OBrien 21:32, Fabyana Rivera 22:48, and Kathryn Burnett 28:04.

The Polk County Middle School Cross Country teams compete in the Conference Championships Wednesday, October 27 at Asheville Christian Academy beginning at 4:30 p.m.

High school cross country athletes and parent volunteers helped with course set up, course direction and clean up and Principal Hank Utz piloted the course on bicycle for the lead runners.