Polk runner sparkles in Hagen Stone meet

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Polk County’s Caleb Potter delivered an outstanding performance in Saturday’s Hagen Stone Cross-Country Classic in Pleasant Garden, finishing 15th in the event.

Potter completed the course in 16:53.53 for his 15th-place showing in a field of 175 runners. Jeremiah Pratt of Pacers Home School, a Virginia group, won the race with a time of 15:51.68.

Polk County’s team finished 20th in the 25-team field.

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Also competing were:

• Jack Derkach, 18:31.91

• Mark Teague, 19:25.77

• Bryce Thompson, 20:50.43

• Chris Rickman, 20:55.50

• Kiyon Staley, 21:05.09

Polk freshman Olivia Overholt led the Wolverine girls with a 38th-place showing in 21:11.78. Polk County placed 17th of 20 teams in the field, with other finishers including:

• Caelan Gaul, 23:18.40

• Taytem Johnson, 24:09.75

• Amelia Nespaca, 25:12.92

• Lauren Dotson, 25:27.32

• Ashlyn Ramsey, 27:05.49

Harnett Central’s Maggie McCormick won the race with a time of 18:02.73.

Polk County will return to action on Saturday, competing in the Trailblazer Invitational in Gray, Tennessee.

– Submitted by PolkSports.com