Polk cross country teams conquer White Oak Mountain

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Polk County cross country runners have been tackling White Oak Mountain for years, running up the well-known peak in a tradition that spans more than 30 years.


This year’s Wolverines, though, did something that head coach Alan Peoples can never remember happening – every runner on both the boys and girls squads conquered the mountain.

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Each runner received a T-shirt noting the feat, and that group included Davis Young, who finished first; Leah Dotson, who finished second; Susanna Ashworth, who finished third; Philip Teague, Ardon Malan, Ariana Wood and Luna Gonzalez. Also participating were Tristan Devine and Aaden Denton.


The teams took part last week in the Armentrout Invitational at R-S Central, with eight team members setting personal records during the meet. Dotson earned a medal for her eighth-place finish.


Polk County teams will complete their regular season on Thursday, traveling to Chase to compete in The Farm Invitational.