PCMS XC wins first conference title

Published 8:05 pm Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pictured left to right: Front row: Jake Russell, Sean Doyle, Daniel Painter and Jacob Wolfe. Back row: Will Sachse, Dustin Bradley, Andrew Mollette and Lucas Ewing.

Polk County Middle School (PCMS) boys cross country team won the school’s first conference championship Wednesday, Oct. 26. Twelve schools in the Blue Ridge Conference competed over the 2-mile, hilly and wooded terrain of Jackson Park in Hendersonville, N.C.
PCMS’s Sean Doyle finished every race this season in first or second place. Doyle held a last half mile surge on the big day to run 11:54 winning the 2011 conferecne champion title.
Having finished in the top five in all races over the 2011 season, PCMS’s Jacob Wolfe finished off a strong competitive season placing sixth overall in 12:30 earning all-conference honors.
Daniel Painter ran a second mile for the Wolverines finishing the course in 12:55 earning 10th place all-conference recognition.
The final placement cards of the top five runners on each team are added to get each team’s total score. Doyle, Wolfe and Painter were joined by two other consistent scorers for PCMS; Jake Russell finished 11th overall in 13:03 and Lucas Ewing took 23rd in 13:21.  Also competing for the Wolverines, Will Sachse 33rd in 14:04 and Dustin Bradley 53rd in 15:08.
– article submitted
by Jenny Wolfe

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