Polk holds final prep for state indoor track and field championships

Published 8:15 am Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Polk County closed its indoor track and field regular season on Saturday with a late addition to its schedule, the Final Opportunities meet in G.M. Tennant Stadium.


With a meet originally planned at West Henderson canceled, Polk County staged Saturday’s event in order to give athletes one final attempt to qualify for the state indoor track and field championships, slated for Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

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Polk County had a limited number of athletes competing, and no additional qualifiers emerged on a chilly afternoon. Nathaniel Rhein did win the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.64 and also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 38-2 1/2. Rhein had already posted qualifying marks in both events.


Athletes from Pisgah, Tuscola, Asheville, Franklin, Owen, West Henderson, Swain and Rabun Gap, Ga. competed in the meet.