PCMS cross country wins meets

Published 6:41 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Polk Middle School’s cross-country team (above) dominated at Rugby Middle race Oct. 5 and grabbed victory at their home meet Oct. 12. (photo by Jenny Wolfe)

Polk Middle School boys cross country won another 2-mile race against other Blue Ridge Conference Schools.
Polk won the Oct. 5 meet at Rugby Middle and nabbed a close victory on their home course Oct. 12.
At Rugby, Polk put four runners in the Top 10 and defeated 10 other schools.
Polk’s Sean Doyle placed second overall in 11:15, Jacob Wolfe placed third in 11:24, Daniel Painter placed ninth in 11:59, Jake Russell placed 10th in 12:00, Lucas Ewing placed 27th in 12:55, for a combined team score of 51 points.
Also competing for the Wolverines: Will Sachse (13:42), Dustin Bradley (15:01) and Andrew Mollette (22:18).
Polk Middle girls placed seventh out of 11 teams. Scoring for Polk: India Godlock, sixth, (12:59); Colleen Burke (14:30), Lauren Stratman (14:46), Jessica Bentley (15:11) and Selena Chavez (15:05).
Also competing for Polk girls: Savannah Robbins (15:21), Alyse Bulleit (17:15), Alicia Twitty (20:44), Baliya Canady (21:56) and Marie Bolanos (22:23).
The PCMS boys secured a narrow victory with 37 points on their home course against Flat Rock (41), Hendersonville (85) and Rugby Middle (86). Runners started out on PCMS track and wound around the Polk County Recreation Complex, looped around Laughter Pond and finished up the 2-mile race back on the PCMS track in front of a large group of spectators.
Scoring for Polk were Sean Doyle, second (11:20); Jacob Wolfe, third (11:22); Jake Russell, sixth (11:50): Daniel Painter, 11th (12:26); and Will Sachse, 15th (12:54).

Sean Doyle and Jacob Wolfe at the Rugby Middle run. Doyle placed second and Wolfe placed third at both meets. (photos by Jenny Wolfe)

Also competing for Polk were Lucas Ewing, 20th (13:07); Dustin Bradley, 33rd (13:46); and Andrew Mollette (20:38). All ran personal records for the Wolverines.
Polk Girls placed fifth out of six teams. Scoring for Polk were India Godlock, fifth (12:56); Lauren Stratman (14:32), Selena Chavez (14:47), Colleen Burke (14:51) and Jessica Bentley (15:34). Also competing for Polk were Savannah Robbins (16:07), Alyse Bulleit (17:28), Alicia Twitty (19:48), Marissa Longshore (20:09), Marie Bolanos (21:52), Baliya Canady (22:46), Amber Miller (23:10), Brittany Pierce (23:45) and Emily Walker (25:18).
PCMS boys and girls cross-country will compete in the Conference Championships Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Fletcher Park.
–article submitted
by Jenny Wolfe

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