PCHS men’s cross country finishes fifth at Eye Opener
Published 10:09 am Friday, September 13, 2013
Polk County High School’s Wolverine cross country teams supported the 30th annual South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind Eye Opener 5k held, Sept. 7 at Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, S.C.
1972 Olympic Marathon Gold Metalist Frank Shorter served as race starter for the event that hosted 64 schools and more than 1,500 runners.
The Polk men’s team finished fifth out of 41 teams in the championship race. Led by senior Jacob Collins 17:20 and sophomore Sean Doyle 17:48, Polk’s returning runners proved to be at least a minute faster than they were on the same course in 2012.
Collins was a top 10 finisher, securing eighth place overall. Mitchell Brown ran 19:08, Jacob Wolfe 19:18, Daniel Painter 19:31, Jake Russell 19:51 and Eli Hall 20:02.