Overholt, Edwards earn event wins to lead Polk Middle track effort

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Polk County Middle’s Olivia Overholt won two individual events Tuesday to lead the Wolverines in a Blue Ridge Conference track meet at Apple Valley Middle School.

Overholt won the 1600 meters in 5:52, finishing 38 seconds ahead of second place, and the 800 meters in 2:45. Overholt also ran with the 4×400-meter relay team that won the event in 4:45.6, three seconds ahead of Brevard Middle.

Polk Middle’s Braxton Edwards also picked up an event win for the Wolverine boys, taking the 200-meter dash in 23.8.

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Other top-five efforts for the Wolverines included:


100-meter hurdles: 4. Amya Cunningham, 20.7

400-meter dash: 5. Michelle Ketwitz, 1:12.8

Shot put: 2. Avia Cunningham, 24-3 1/4


4×400-meter relay: 2. Polk County, 4:19.5

Long jump: 5. Braxton Edwards, 14-11

Discus: 2. Harrison Waddell, 111-0

Both Polk Middle teams are scheduled to be back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Flat Rock for another Blue Ridge Conference meet.

– Submitted by PolkSports.com