Polk boys continue indoor track success, win Arctic Knights meet

Published 4:39 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

The drive to the state indoor track championships has begun – and Polk County continues to race ahead with full speed.

The Wolverine boys captured top honors Thursday in the Arctic Knights #3 meet held in G.M. Tennant Stadium, easily outdistancing a 22-team field.

The Polk girls placed fifth in the 18-team competition, won by West Henderson. Franklin, Hendersonville and Brevard rounded out the top four ahead of the Wolverines.

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The Polk boys racked up 111 points, nearly doubling the total of runner-up Franklin with 54. Asheville (52), Hendersonville (37) and Murphy (35) completed the top five teams.

The Wolverines had several standout individual performances, including Dillon Overholt’s winning long jump of 20-9 1/2, a personal best. Polk’s Jake Justice placed second with a jump of 20-9.

Justice also won the pole vault with a leap of 13-0.

Polk senior Holden Owens earned a spot in the state indoor meet, set for Feb. 9 in Winston-Salem, with a throw of 42-9 in the shot put, earning second in the event. Teammate Luke Sellers placed fourth.

The Wolverines also finished 1-2 in the 3200-meter run, with Caleb Potter taking top honors in 10:47.85 and Evan Dadson following in 10:50.40.

The Polk County girls got second-place efforts from Reagan Waddell in the shot put (35-10), Lauren Ketwitz in the pole vault (8-6), Izzy Jackson in the 500 meters (1:25.71) and the 4×200-meter relay team (1:59.66).

Polk County wraps up its regular season on Wednesday, hosting the WNC Polar Bear Championships.

– submitted by PolkSports.com