Former Hhca Student Wins Big East Indoor Long Jump

Zach PolkFormer Hilton Head Christian Academy student Zach Polk recently won the long jump competition at the Big East Indoor Track & Field Championships in Staten Island, New York. Competing as a sophomore for Xavier University, Polk jumped 7.18 meters on his final jump to secure his first collegiate victory.

Polk is having a breakthrough season for the Musketeers, earning Big East Field Athlete of the Week honors twice. In high school, Polk was a four-time state champion for Hilton Head Christian Academy in 2014, winning the 100- and 400-meter races, the high jump and the long jump at the SCISA State Track and Field Championships. He was the first runner athlete in SCISA history to win four events at the state meet.