Wolverines capture Top 10 places at Greensboro Invitational

Published 10:56 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013

by Jenny Wolfe

Stellar performances and dry, cool conditions sparked the Wolverines at the 30th annual Greensboro Invitational held at Hagen Stone Park.

India Godlock poised to go sub-20:00 for the Wolverines this season. (photo by Jenny Wolfe)

India Godlock poised to go sub-20:00 for the Wolverines this season. (photo by Jenny Wolfe)

Polk County’s cross country team’s spirit soared as both teams move toward the end of the 5K racing season.

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Though the team traveled and competed short three of its top five members because of injury and illness, senior Jacob Collins and sophomore Sean Doyle blasted into the personal record books again.

Collins lowered his time to 16:36, while Doyle hammered away at the winding nature trails to finish in 16:44. Both Wolverines received trophies for placing in the top 10, second and sixth respectively. Jake Russell finished in 18:50, Eli Hall posted a personal best 19:24, Will Sachse 20:23 and Alex Franklin 22:57.

India Godlock once again with a personal best lead the Wolverines finishing a strong 20:02. Godlock was the first freshman finisher, placing fourth overall. Hayley Kropp placed second for the Wolverine squad at 24:00, followed by a close pack of Wolverines; Britain Hamrick 25:14, Shea Wheeler 25:22, Shelby Wells 25:30, Nancy Silva 25:31 and Leah Harding 25:38.

Three Lady Wolverines competed in the Developmental 5K; Selena Chavez ran 24:52, while teammates Kathryn Johnson and Jessica Bailey both raced to personal lifetime best times of 29:45 each.

Polk boys and girls will race Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4 and 4:30 p.m. for the Western Highlands Conference Championship at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, N.C.