Polk athlete matches school indoor mark in H.O.T. pole vault

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Polk County’s Jake Justice matched the school record in the pole vault Monday, clearing 14-6 to win the event at the High Octane Track Series Finale in Winston-Salem.

Competing at JDL Fast Track, site of next month’s state 2A/1A championships, Justice equaled the mark of Bryan Lieberman. Justice had cleared 14-6 outdoors, but not officially indoors prior to Monday’s meet.

Two other Polk County competitors earned event wins on Monday. Caleb Potter captured the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:16.12 and Izzy Jackson won the 500 meters with a time of 1:24.11.

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The Wolverines are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 30 in the combined WNC Polar Bear Championships/Reindeer Games meet at G.M. Tennant Stadium. 


55-Meter Hurdles

1. Maia Teague, 11.93

500-Meter Run

1. Izzy Jackson, 1:24.11*; 6. Emma Brunell, 1:32.40

1,000-Meter Run

1. Amelia Nespeca, 4:33.32

4×400-Meter Relay

1. Polk County, 4:36.73* (Harris, Geddings, Gaul, Jackson)

High Jump

1. Anna McFadden, 4-2

Pole Vault

1. Reese Alley, 8-0*

Long Jump

1. Anna McFadden, 13-9 1/4


4×800-Meter Relay

1. Polk County, 9:05.07* (Derkach, Edwards, Jergenson, Potter)

55-Meter Dash

1. Sebastian Potter, 8.54

4×200-Meter Relay

1. Polk County, 1:40.53 (Jones, Miller, Bishop, Edwards)

1,600-Meter Run

1. Kiyon Staley, 5:39.74

500-Meter Run

1. Jack Derkach, 1:11.52; 8. Matias Akers, 1:16.98; 24. Grayson Jones, 1:29.72

3,200-Meter Run

1. Caleb Potter, 10:16.12*; 22. Chris Rickman, 12:51.36

4×400-Meter Relay

1. Polk County, 3:50.70 (Bishop, Miller, Potter, Derkach)

Pole Vault

1. Jake Justice, 14-6*

Long Jump

1. Evan Miller, 17-11

Triple Jump

1. Grant Wooton, 37-7

– Submitted by PolkSports.com