Polk High Indoor Track team season is heating up

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Savannah Robbins 55-meter dash. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

Savannah Robbins 55-meter dash. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

With more runners meeting NCHSAA State Indoor Track qualifications, Polk High is crowding the heat assignments being formulated for the state meet to be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Polk’s 4×400 meter relay team (Jacob Collins, Matthew Darden, Eli Hall and Gage Stone) posted a long sought after state qualifying time of 3:39 Saturday, Jan. 25 at the David Oliver Classic meet held at JDL. Oliver, an American 60 and 110 meter hurdler is the current World Champion and 2008 Olympic medalist in the 110 meter hurdles.
Polk men’s 4×800 meter relay team (Jacob Collins, Mitchell Brown, Jacob Wolfe and Sean Doyle) bettered their state qualifying mark to 8:52 earning a better seed for the state meet. Doyle qualified in the 1600 meter run running a personal best for the season in 4:45. Brown (4:57) sprinted his way into the “elite U5 club” by posted his first under-five-minute 1600 meter race.
Competing at the David Oliver meet for the Lady Wolverines:
Shot put: Charlie Bullock and Jamie Greene
4×200 meter relay (Rhian Alley, AnaMarie Gunderson, Danielle Holtz and Emma Wagoner) 2:22
4×400 meter relay (Alley, Autumn Miller, Savannah Robbins and Shea Wheeler) 4:45
4×800 meter relay (Leah Hardin, Robbins, Shelby Wells and Wheeler) 11:38
55 meter: Miller 8.36, Robbins 8.52
300 meter; Wells 54.65
Competing for the Wolverines:
Shot put: JC Suddeth 39-11.75, Stephen Stimac 36-3.5
4×200 meter relay (Collins, Darden, Hall and Stone) 1:39
55 meter; Darden 7.09, Stone 7.43
300 meter: Isaias Akers 45.85
500 meter: Akers 1:19, Cole Morgan 1:20, Jake Russell 1:21
1000 meter: Collins 2:50, Hall 2:55
The Wednesday, Jan. 29 Wolverine Polar Bear meet has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. Polk High will host this last chance meet for area schools looking to meet state qualifications and possibly improve their standings for the upcoming state finals.
-article submitted
by Jenny Wolfe

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