Wolverine seniors shine in chilly Polar Bear track meet

Published 8:00 am Friday, December 7, 2018

Even polar bears might have found Wednesday’s indoor track meet at G.M. Tennant Stadium a bit nippy.

Athletes from 11 schools braved a windy evening with temperatures in the 30s to compete in the Polar Bear I indoor track meet, kicking off the Wolverines’ home season.

Enka swept the boys and girls divisions, with Polk County placing fourth in the girls competition and the Wolverine boys taking third.

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The Polk girls received first-place efforts from Maia Teague in the 55-meter hurdles and Izzy Jackson in the 500-meter run. Jackson’s time of 1.26.09 qualified her for the state 2A/1A meet in February.

Defending state champion Jake Justice won the pole vault with a qualifying leap of 11-6 and also qualified for the long jump with a mark of 21-0 1/2, winning that event as well.

Caleb Potter also won two events, taking top honors in the 1,600 in a time of 4:42:23 and the 3,200 in a time of 10:13.98, both times clinching a state meet spot.

Luke Sellers won the shot put with a throw of 43-4, also a state qualifying effort.

Both teams are scheduled to be back in action on Thursday as the Wolverines host the 10th annual Reindeer Games.

– Submitted by PolkSports.com