Overholt’s two titles leads Polk Middle at Blue Ridge Conference track championship

Published 8:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2018

Olivia Overholt made her final middle school track meet a memorable one on Monday.

Overholt delivered dominant performances in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs and helped Polk County Middle’s 4×400-meter relay team also emerge as champions at the Blue Ridge Conference Championships at North Henderson.

Overholt won the 800 by nearly 18 seconds in 2:32.60 and the 1,600 by some 33 seconds in 5:39.01 to help lead the Polk girls to a seventh-place finish.

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The Wolverine boys also took seventh and also brought home a conference title in the 4×400, breaking the four-minute mark at 3:59.38.

Polk’s Braxton Edwards took second in the 400 meters at 58.56 and fourth in the long jump at 16-7, while also competing with the 4×4 squad.

Harrison Waddell placed third in both the shot and discus for the Wolverines.

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