Rainy evening doesn’t deter Polar Bear 2 athletes

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, December 8, 2022

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What’s a bit of rain when there’s an indoor track and field meet to be run?


That proved the approach Wednesday for the six teams that gathered in G.M. Tennant Stadium for the PCHS Polar Bear 2 meet, Polk County’s second full meet of the season.

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Asheville won the girls team competition, its 119 points easily outpacing North Buncombe’s 73. R-S Central, Polk County and North Henderson rounded out the standings.


The Asheville boys were also winners with 142 points, topping Christ School’s 114. Polk County placed third with 68 points, followed by North Henderson, North Buncombe and R-S Central.


The Wolverine boys had two event winners, with Nathaniel Rhein claiming the 300-meter hurdles and the Polk 4×400-meter relay team topping Asheville by less than a second. Polk’s time of 3:39.00 is the fastest among 2A/1A teams in the state thus far in the young season.


Lindsey Dotson’s second-place showing in the shot put led the Polk girls for the day.


Next up for Polk County is the 13th annual Reindeer Games, set for Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in Tennant Stadium.