Polk track teams sparkle in Frozen Falcon indoor meet

Published 2:12 pm Monday, December 4, 2017

It’s still early, but Polk County’s indoor track teams are showing signs that this could be a special season.

The Wolverine boys captured top honors and made some school history as well Thursday in the Frozen Falcon Invitational, held at G.M. Tennant Stadium due to ongoing construction of a new track at West Henderson.

On a mild day that proved far from frozen, Polk County’s boys finished with 79 points, just ahead of West Henderson’s 71.5 in the 16-team field. The Wolverine girls places seventh, with West Henderson topping T.C. Roberson in that division.

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Both Polk teams posted a number of qualifying performances for February’s state indoor championships, including the boys 4×200-meter relay team, which finished in a time of 1:36.54. Polk assistant coach Jenny Wolfe said it is believed to be the first time a Wolverine entry has ever qualified for the state indoor meet in the event.

Also posting qualifying efforts were:

• Polk County’s girls 4×200-meter relay team, with a time of 1:57.00.

• Izzy Jackson, who won the 500-meter dash in a time of 1:24.29. Jackson had already qualified in the event

• Luke Sellers, who won the boys shot put with a throw of 43-9 1/2. Teammate Holden Owens placed third with a throw of 41-9 1/4 and just missed reaching the qualifying standard of 42-0.

• Jake Justice won the pole vault with a jump of 13-0. Justice had already qualified in the event.

• Jack Derkach, who won the 500-meter run with a qualifying time of 1:10.56.

  Polk County’s 4×400-meter relay team, which won the race in a qualifying time of 3:36.65.

Polk County’s teams are back in action Wednesday, hosting the Polar Bear I meet beginning at 4 p.m.

– submitted by PolkSports.com