PCMS boys CC team wins regionals

Published 6:21 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Polk County Middle School boys cross-country team won the Blue Ride Conference Regional competition Oct. 19. Front row, left to right: Jacob Wolfe, Will Sachse and Andrew Mollette. Back row, left to right: Jake Russell, Luca Ewing, Sean Doyle, Dustin Bradley and Daniel Painter. (photo submitted)

Finals Oct. 26, Jackson Park in Hendersonville
The Polk County Middle School (PCMS) boys cross-country team won the Blue Ridge Conference Regional competition on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Fletcher Park. Polk was one of six schools competing in the Southern region of the Blue Ridge Conference.
Polk’s Sean Doyle rose to the challenge and won the 2-mile race in 11:54. Teammate Jacob Wolfe finished third in 12:16, followed by two other teammates, Jake Russell in eighth place in 12:43 and Daniel Painter in ninth place in 12:53.
With four runners in the top 10, Polk edged its closest competitor, Flat Rock, by three points.
Doyle, Wolfe and Painter all made last-second surges to edge three Flat Rock racers. The place-cards of the top five finishers from each team are added for team scoring. Polk’s fifth-place runner, Lucas Ewing, placed 20th in 13:56.
Also competing for the Wolverines: Will Sachse (14:00), Dustin Bradley (15:05) and Andrew Mollette (22:05).
India Godlock, the only Lady Wolverine in the top 10 of the girls race, placed fifth overall in 13:50.
Also scoring for the Lady Wolverines: Colleen Burke in 24th place in 15:30, Lauren Stratman in 31st place in 15:48, Selena Chavez in 33rd place in 15:55 and Alyse Bulleit in 52nd place in 16:50.
Also competing for the Lady Wolverines: Savannah Robbins (16:58), Marissa Longshore (20:35), Alicia Twitty( 21:54), Maria Bolanos (23:01), Baliya Canady (23:47), Brittany Pierce (24:14), Emily Walker (24:22).
The Wolverines will run in the Blue Ridge Conference finals against all 12 schools today, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, N.C.

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