EDDYVILLE - The North Polk girls’ track team earned a team championship at the Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont Invitational April 5 at Eddyville.


The Comets scored 115 points to edge North Cedar by four points for first out of 12 teams. North Polk won four events and added five silver and four bronze medals.


Amelia Lesher had a big evening to help North Polk get the win. Lesher won 1,500-meter run, anchored the Comets to a victory in the distance medley relay and to a silver medal in the in the sprint medley.


Lesher completed the 1,500 in four minutes, 58.83 seconds. Teammate Sophie Schaffer came in a distant second with a strong time of 5:33.53. Reagan Demmon, Liz Turk and Eva Schoenberg joined Lesher to run a 4:40.23 in the distance medley, topping Prairie City-Monroe’s 4:43.85 for the win.


In the sprint medley, Rebecca Ley, Courtney Wiseman and Sierra Lambert teammed with Lesher to run a 2:00.07. North Cedar won with a time of 1:55.80.


Schaffer added an individual gold in the 3,000 with a time of 11:43.64. Fellow Comet Emily Patterson placed third in 11:59.81, with Baxter’s Brenna Thomson taking second in 11:47.64.


North Polk also snared a gold medal in the 4 X 800. Kennedy Wendel, Ellie Owen, Grace De Valois and Sophie Blanchard clocked in at 11:01.08 to beat Van Buren by 16 seconds for the victory.


Blanchard and Lambert came in second and third respectively in the 800. Blanchard ran a 2:32.13 and Lambert a 2:32.49 to come in just behind the 2:30.18 by North Cedar’s Cassie Cox.


Maria Gorham picked up four medals for North Polk. Gorham came in second in both the high jump and 400 and third in the 200 and she also helped the Comets win a bronze in the 4 X 400.


Gorham cleared five feet even in the high jump and her 400 time was 1:01.02. Albia’s Hannah Isley won the high jump at 5-2 and North Cedar’s Grace Proesch won the 400 in 1:00.31.


In the 200, Gorham crossed the finish line with a time of :27.28. Proesch again took the gold in :26.68 and HLV’s Haley Coats came in second at :27.05.


Lambert, Wendel and Blanchard joined Gorham in producing a time of 4:21.23 in the 4 X 400. North Cedar won in 4:15.02 and PCM took the silver in 4:16.97.


The North Polk JV team picked up two points at the meet. Wendel, Ellie Mandernach, Cassandra Cory and Jazmyne Bailey placed fifth in the 4 X 200 with a time of 2:00.86.


Final team scores


1. North Polk 115 points, 2. North Cedar 111, 3. PCM 76, 4. Baxter 69, 5. Lynnville-Sully 61, 6. Van Buren 60, 7. Albia 34, 8. HLV 22, 9. Pleasantville 17, 10. Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont 13, 11. North Cedar JV 5, 12. Cardinal 4, 13. North Polk JV 2, 14. Ankeny Christian Academy 0.


Individual results North Polk


Shot put - 19. Leah Cam, 25-2; 22. Madison Paine, 23-7.5.


Discus - 12. Cam, 76-7.5; 20. Grace Walter, 58-7.


Long jump - 9. Jenna Fagen 14-4.5; 14. Chloe Dougherty, 13-5.5.


High jump - 2. Maria Gorham, 5-0; 4. Sadie Long, 4-10.


Sprint medley relay - 2. North Polk (Rebecca Ley, Courtney Wiseman, Sierra Lambert, Amelia Lesher), 2:00.07.


3,000-meter run - 1. Sophie Schaffer, 11:43.64; 3. Emily Patterson, 11:59.81.


4 X 800-meter relay - 1. North Polk (Kennedy Wendel, Ellie Owen, Grace De Valois, Sophie Blanchard), 11:01.08.


Shuttle hurdle relay - 6. North Polk (Ava Ridiske, Bailey Drent, Reagan Demmon, Cassandra Cory), 1:19.00.


100-meter dash - 12. Kara Gorham, :14.50; 15. Jazmyne Bailey, :14.90.


Distance medley relay - 1. North Polk (Demmon, Liz Turk, Eva Schoenberg, Lesher), 4:40.23.


400-meter dash - 2. M. Gorham, 1:01.02; 7. Croat, 1:08.82.


4 X 200-meter relay - 6. North Polk (K. Gorham, Mandy Faux, Demmon, Turk), 2:02.09.


100-meter hurdles - 9. Drent, :18.92; 13. Rediske, :19.82.


800-meter run - 2. Blanchard, 2:32.13; 3. Lambert, 2:32.49.


200-meter dash - 3. M. Gorham, :27.28; 7. Schoenberg, :29.33.


400-meter hurdles - 4. Cory, 1:19.54; 8. Jessica Weis, 1:21.63.


1,500-meter run - 1. Lesher, 4:58.83; 2. Schaffer, 5:33.53.


4 X 100-meter relay - 8. North Polk (Ley, Wiseman, Fagen, Schoenberg), :55.70.


4 X 400-meter relay - 3. North Polk (Lambert, M. Gorham, Wendel, Blanchard), 4:21.23.