Polk County High School runners place at state indoor track meet

Published 10:44 am Friday, February 24, 2012

Polk County High School Indoor Track athletes competed in the NCHSAA I-IIIA Indoor Championships held at UNC Chapel Hill Feb. 11.
Qualifying athletes met state competition standards.
The women’s 4×400-meter relay finished fifth overall in 4:12.47 (Rebecca Elliott, Casey McDowell, Autumn Miller and Mary Kate Christiansen). The same four ladies also competed in the 4×800-meter relay finishing 10th in 10:47.16.
Elliott represented Polk as the only female individual qualifier in the 500-meter dash. She ran 1:20.33 placing sixth.
Polk had two individual male qualifiers; Andy Conner ran the 500-meter placing eighth in 1:08.26, and Cary Littlejohn competed in the 300 meter placing sixth in 36.69.
Conner, Littlejohn, Jacob Collins and Kyle Whitson competed in the men’s 4×400-meter relay finishing 11th in 3:40.18.
Rebecca Elliott so far is Polk’s only national competition qualifier.
Elliott will run the open 400-meter in the New Balance Indoor Nationals, at The Armory, New York, March 9 – 11.
Several Polk athletes will attempt to qualify for nationals Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Last Chance Meet held at the new JDL indoor facility in Winston Salem; Andy Conner in the 500 and the girls 4×400-meter relay.
– article submitted by Jenny Wolfe

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