BONDURANT - The North Polk girls’ track team picked up three gold and two silver medals at the Bluejay Invitational Monday in Bondurant.
Maria Gorham won the high jump and North Polk also took first in the 4 X 800-meter and distance medley relay events. The Comets scored 92 points to place fourth out of eight teams.
Gorham cleared five feet, four inches in the high jump. She also helped North Polk win the distance medley in four minutes, 22.40 seconds. Jenna Fagen, Evan Schoenberg and Sophie Blanchard ran the other three legs in the medley.
Amelia Lesher, Kennedy Wendel, Sierra Lambert and Grace Croat won the 4 X 800 in 10:32.15. Lesher placed second individually in the 1,500 with a 4:57.90 showing and Croat also earned a bronze in the open 400 with a time of 1:05.77.
Gorham, Lambert, Croat and Wendel added a silver medal in the 4 X 400. Their time was 4:15.45.
Esther Ross chipped in a third-place jump of 15-4.5 in the long jump for the Comets.
Final team scores: 1. Pella 197, 2. ACGC 105, 3. Oskaloosa 98, 4. North Polk 92, 5. Knoxville 87, 6. Martensdale St. Marys 59, 7. Bondurant-Farrar 58, 8. Ankeny JV 32.
Individual results - North Polk
Shot put - Tayler Bushman, 29-6; Leah Cam 27-4.75.
Discus - Burt, 90-9; Cam 61-2.
Long jump - 3. Esther Ross, 15-4.5; Jenna Fagen, 13-10.
High jump - 1. Maria Gorham, 5-4.
Sprint medley relay - North Polk (Ross, Cassandra Cory, Callie Haupert, Bella Rademacher), 2:06.50.
3,000-meter run - 4. Emily Patterson, 11:49.74; Sophie Schaffer, 12:37.90.
4 X 800-meter relay - 1. North Polk (Amelia Lesher, Kennedy Wendel, Sierra Lambert, Grace Croat), 10:32.15.
100-meter dash - Maria Silva, :14.54; Jazmyne Bailey, :14.93.
Distance medley relay - 1. North Polk (Fagen, Eva Schoenberg, Gorham, Sophie Blanchard), 4:22.40.
400-meter dash - 3. Croat, 1:05.77.
4 X 200-meter relay - 4. North Polk (Fagen, Rademacher, Lambert, Schoenberg), 1:55.04.
100-meter hurdles - 6. Cory, :19.27; Bailey Dent, :19.52.
800-meter run - 6. Patterson, 2:40.84; Grace De Valois, 2:55.90.
200-meter dash - Silva, :30.62; Haupert, :31.79.
400-meter hurdles - Cory, 1:18.90.
1,500-meter run - 2. Lesher, 4:57.90; 5. Blanchard, 5:28.08.
4 X 100-meter relay - North Polk (Ross, Silva, Bailey, Fagen), :55.50.
4 X 400-meter relay - 2. North Polk (Gorham, Lambert, Croat, Wendel), 4:15.45.
PERRY - The North Polk girls’ track team delivered an impressive team victory at the Perry Invitational April 13 at Perry.
The Comets won nine events and scored 176 points to beat Winterset by 40 points for the team championship.
Maria Gorham was fantastic for North Polk individually. Gorham won the high jump, 200 and 400-meter dash events and anchored the Comets to a win in the sprint medley.
Gorham cleared five feet, four inches in the high jump and she clocked in at 27.10 seconds in the 200 and 1:01.19 in the 400. Esther Ross, Macy Gill and Eva Schoenberg joined Gorham to produce a winning time of 1:53.92 in the sprint medley.
Emily Patterson and Sophie Schaffer went first and second in the 3,000 and Amelia Lesher and Patterson were the first two to cross the finish line in the 1,500 for North Polk.
Patterson won the 3,000 in 12:06.11 and Schaffer completed the race in 12:47.63. Lesher finished the 1,500 in 5:00.17 and Patterson produced a time of 5:33.08.
Rebecca Rimathe, Maggie Potter, Kennedy Wendel and Lesher joined up to run a winning time of 4:34.68 in the distance medley. Sierra Lambert, Wendel, Schoenberg and Sophie Blanchard won the 4 X 400 in 4:24.11.
Blanchard also won the open 800 in 2:30.45 and Grace Croat took the bronze in 2:35.09. Esther Ross placed second in the long jump with an effort of 15-1.75 and Lambert won bronze in the 400 with a time of 1:05.48.
Gill took third in the 200 with a time of :28.39 and Cassandra Cory ran a time of 1:18.77 in the 400 hurdles to win a bronze.
Blanchard, Ellie Owen, Grace De Valois and Croat placed third in the 4 X 800 with a time of 11:08.93. Cassandra Cory, Kara Gorham, Bailey Dent and Courtney Wiseman finished third in the shuttle hurdle with a 1:17.35 showing.
Jenna Fagen, Bella Rademacher, Schoenberg and Lambert ran a 1:57.27 in the 4 X 200 to place third. Ross, Mahliah Ingersoll, Gill and Fagen added a third-place showing of :54.35 in the 4 X 100.
Final team scores: 1. North Polk 176 points, 2. Winterset 136, 3. Webster City 82, 4. Greene County 75, 5. Roland-Story 58, 6. Perry 55.
Individual results - North Polk
Shot put - 6. Tayler Bushman, 27-9; Leah Cam, 26-0.
Discus - 4. Bushman, 85-2; Cam, 72-6.
Long jump - 2. Esther Ross, 15-1.75; 4. Jenna Fagen, 14-7.75.
High jump - 1. Maria Gorham, 5-4; Eva Schoenberg, 4-2.
Sprint medley relay - 1. North Polk (Ross, Macy Gill, Schoenberg, Gorham), 1:53.92.
3,000-meter run - 1. Emily Patterson, 12:06.11; 2. Sophie Schaffer, 12:47.63.
4 X 800-meter relay - 3. North Polk (Blanchard, Ellie Owen, Grace De Valois, Grace Croat), 11:08.93.
Shuttle hurdle relay - 3. North Polk (Cassandra Cory, Kara Gorham, Bailey Dent, Courtney Wiseman), 1:17.35.
100-meter dash - Mahliah Ingersoll, :15.19.
Distance medley relay - 1. North Polk (Rebecca Rimathe, Maggie Potter, Kennedy Wendel, Amelia Lesher), 4:34.68.
400-meter dash - 1. Gorham, 1:01.19; 3. Sierra Lambert, 1:05.48.
4 X 200-meter relay - 3. North Polk (Fagen, Bella Rademacher, Schoenberg, Lambert), 1:57.27.
100-meter hurdles - 4. Cory, :19.50.
800-meter run - 1. Blanchard, 2:30.45; 3. Croat, 2:35.09.
200-meter dash - 1. M. Gorham, :27.10; 3. Gill, :28.39.
400-meter hurdles - 3. Cory, 1:18.77; 6. Dent, 1:23.87.
1,500-meter run - 1. Lesher, 5:00.17; 2. Patterson, 5:33.08.
4 X 100-meter relay - 3. North Polk (Ross, Ingersoll, Gill, Fagen), :54.35.
4 X 400-meter relay - 1. North Polk (Lambert, Wendel, Schoenberg, Blanchard), 4:24.11.