Longshore shatters school record in long jump to lead Polk at T-N Invitational

Published 6:45 am Friday, March 31, 2017

Marissa Longshore soared, soared and soared some more during Saturday’s 50th annual Times-News Invitational.

Longshore shattered her Polk County school record in the long jump, reaching 17-4 1/4 inches in winning the event during the day-long meet held in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

In setting the school indoor mark in the event in February, Longshore jumped 16-5. She bettered that mark by almost a foot to establish a new outdoor record as well and nearly match the meet record of 17-5 set in 1987 by Pisgah’s Melissa Shook. Teammate Mariah Overholt set a personal best of 16-2 to finish fifth in the event.

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Longshore’s performance served as the highlight of a very good day for the Polk County girls team. The Wolverines placed third in the 19-team field, with South Iredell taking home top honors and West Henderson placing second.

The Polk County boys also had a good day, tying for seventh in the 18-team field. Troy Lieberman’s win in the pole vault was the only individual victory for the Wolverines.

Micheala Nelon’s throw of 33-10 took top honors in the shot put, the only other individual win for the Wolverines. Izzy Jackson brought home a second in the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 1:00.67 and the Wolverine girls 4×400-meter relay team placed second just behind South Iredell.

Mooresville’s Zachary Mercer was named the boys track most valuable player while teammate Terrance Lackey earned field MVP honors. South Iredell’s Olivia Cooney was named the top female track athlete while West Henderson’s Madison Conner earned the field MVP award.

Submitted by PolkSports.com