DES MOINES - North Polk earned a team championship and Ballard picked up three bronze medals at the Saydel Invitational girls’ track meet Monday at Saydel High School.


North Polk scored 245 points, varsity and JV combined, to beat Indianola’s combined score of 226 for first. The Comets held a 141-137 edge over Indianola counting just the varsity.


Maria Gorham won the high jump, 400-meter dash and 200, and helped North Polk place second in the 4 X 400 relay. Amelia Lesher took first in the 1,500 and led the Comets to victory in the distance medley and second place in the sprint medley.


Gorham cleared four feet, 10 inches in fewer attempts than Roland-Story’s Rachel Patton during the high jump. Comet teammate Sadie Long and Ballard’s Cassidy Thompson were part of a five-way tie for third after jumping 4-8.


In the open 400, Gorham ran a time of one minute, 0.28 seconds to beat Montezuma’s Shateah Wetering by .89 seconds for the gold. Gorham ran a :26.77 in the 200 to easily top Indianola’s Leah Blake (:27.94) for the victory and Ballard’s Carley Wilson came in third with a :28.94 showing.


In the 4 X 400 Kennedy Wendel, Sierra Lambert and Sophie Blanchard joined Gorham in running a 4:15.70 to trail only Indianola’s 4:14.43.


Lesher won the 1,500 in 5:00.48. She beat Indianola’s Grace Berg by 11.75 seconds for first.


In the distance medley Reagan Demmon, Liz Turk and Elli Mandernach joined up with Lesher to run a winning time of 4:32.60. Indianola was second in 4:33.02.


Rebecca Ley, Courtney Wiseman and Liz Turk joined Lesher in running a 2:00.08 in the sprint medley. Indianola took first in 1:57.91.


The Comet 4 X 200 team of Eva Schoenberg, Wendel, Jenna Fagen and Lambert just edged Indianola, 1:53.19 to 1:53.23, for first.


Lambert, Wendel, Grace Croat and Blanchard came in second in the 4 X 800 with a time of 10:33.06. Indianola won in 10:24.17.


Ballard’s 4 X 800 team of Ellie Twedt, Caitlin Maher, Isabella Johnson and Josie Fleischmann was third in 10:50.00.


The Comet shuttle hurdle team of Cassandra Cory, Mia Schumann, Demmon and Bailey Drent took third in 1:13.97. Ballard’s Taiylor Wright, Alexis Kluender, Kirsten Dennis and Sarah Stolte placed fourth in 1:16.83.


Sophie Schaffer and Emily Patterson went second and third in the 3,000 with respective times of 11:59.30 and 12:01.97. Gilbert’s Maggie Pollard won in 1:43.14.


Demmon won a silver medal in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:13.04. Indianola’s Kylie McVey won the event in 1:12.55.


Blanchard won bronze in the 800 with a time of 2:32.22.


Ballard came in seventh out of 10 teams with 75 points. Natalie Maher finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:07.43 and Stolte ended up fourth in the 100 hurdles with a :17.21 showing.


Natalie Maher, Wilson, Twedt and Fleischmann also gave Ballard a fourth-place time in the 4 X 400 at 4:39.22.


Final team scores: 1. North Polk 245 points, 2. Indianola 226, 3. Gilbert 193, 4. Roland-Story 112, 5. Montezuma 91, 6. Des Moines North 97, 7. Ballard 75, 8. Nevada 58, 9. Clarke 42, 10. Saydel 32.


Individual results - Ballard and North Polk


Shot put - 12. Leah Cam (NP), 27-6.5; 13. Alison Van Ersvelde (B), 27-3; 16. Morgan Johnson (B), 25-9; 17. Grace Walter (NP), 24-7.5.


Discus - 7. Van Ersvelde (B), 85-11; 12. Cam (NP), 78-0; 17. Brenna Westvold (B), 69-9; 18. Walter (NP), 63-0.


Long jump - 6. Jenna Fagen (B), 14-5.5; 7. Jadyn Miller (B), 13-11.25; 9. Chloe Dougherty (NP), 13-9.5; 16. Sydney Liedtke (B), 12-3.5.


High jump - 1. Maria Gorham (NP), 4-10; 3. (tie) Sadie Long (NP) and Cassidy Thompson (B), 4-8.


Sprint medley relay - 2. North Polk (Rebecca Ley, Courtney Wiseman, Liz Turk, Amelia Lesher), 2:00.08; 6. Ballard (Rachel Newell, Sydni Thrailkill, Miller, Carley Wilson), 2:07.11


3,000-meter run - 2. Sophie Schaffer (NP), 11:59.30; 3. Emily Patterson (NP), 12:01.97.


4 X 800-meter relay - 2. North Polk (Sierra Lambert, Kennedy Wendel, Grace Croat, Sophie Blanchard), 10:33.06; 3. Ballard (Ellie Twedt, Caitlin Maher, Isabella Johnson, Josie Fleischmann), 10:50.00.


Shuttle hurdle relay - 3. North Polk (Cassandra Cory, Mia Schumann, Reagan Demmon, Bailey Drent), 1:13.97; 4. Ballard (Taiylor Wright, Alexis Kluender, Kirsten Dennis, Sarah Stolte), 1:16.83.


100-meter dash - 6. Kara Gorham (NP), :14.07; 8. Eva Schoenberg (NP), :14.12; 13. Molly Ihle (B), :14.66; 16. Liedtke (B), :15.06.


Distance medley relay - 1. North Polk (Demmon, Turk, Elli Mandernach, Lesher), 4:32.60.


400-meter dash - 1. M. Gorham (NP), 1:00.28; 4. Natalie Maher (B), 1:07.43; 13. Long (NP), 1:13.56.


4 X 200-meter relay - 1. North Polk (Schoenberg, Wendel, Fagen, Lambert), 1:53.19; 5. Ballard (Newell, Thrailkill, Ihle, Miller), 1:55.94.


100-meter hurdles - 4. Stolte (B), :17.21; 9. Schumann (NP), :18.10; 13. Drent (NP), :18.69.


800-meter run - 3. Blanchard (NP), 2:32.22; 5. Fleischmann (B), 2:37.26; 6. Twedt (B), 2:38.67; 10. Croat (NP), 2:48.57.


200-meter dash - 1. M. Gorham (NP), :26.77; 3. Wilson (B), :28.94; 10. Drent (NP), :31.07; 12. Liedtke (B), :32.09.


400-meter hurdles - 2. Demmon (NP), 1:13.04; 6. Jessica Weis (NP), 1:17.52; 9. Kluender (B), 1:21.31.


1,500-meter run - 1. Lesher (NP), 5:00.48; 5. Schaffer (NP), 5:30.59; 6. C. Maher (B), 5:31.65.


4 X 100-meter relay - 3. North Polk (Ley, Lambert, Fagen, Schoenberg), :53.95; 6. Ballard (Newell, Thrailkill, Ihle, Wright), :55.14.


4 X 400-meter relay - 2. North Polk (M. Gorham, Wendel, Lambert, Blanchard), 4:15.70; 4. Ballard (N. Maher, Wilson, Twedt, Fleischmann), 4:39.22.