Polk County takes second in WHC Conference Cup competition

Published 8:00 am Thursday, June 21, 2018

A strong spring helped Polk County surge to a second-place finish in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition for the Western Highlands Conference in the 2017-18 academic year.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup is a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup, and recognizes schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences. Wachovia, and now Wells Fargo, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

Polk County seniors Dillon Overholt (left) and Wyatt Derkach pose with the 1A state track and field championship trophy won by the Wolverines. (Submitted by PolkSports.com)

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

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Polk County finished the year eight points behind conference champion Owen. The Warhorses won spring championships in women’s soccer and men’s tennis while Polk County earned WHC championships in baseball and men’s and women’s track.

Final Western Highlands Conference standings are Owen 160, Polk County 152, Avery County 150.5, Mountain Heritage 148, Madison 140.5 and Mitchell 107.

-Submitted by PolkSports.com