NP finishes third, Ballard fifth in Class A

HUXLEY – The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls’ track team pulled off the Class B team championship by the slimmest of margins, and North Polk and Ballard combined to produce five gold and six silver medals in Class A at the Ballard Invitational Friday.

CMB used its tremendous depth to just get past Prairie Valley for the Class B crown.

The Raiders only won three events, but they had two place-winners in 10 events. That helped them rack up 168 points, beating Prairie Valley by a single point for the championship.

"This was an exciting meet," CMB head coach Jerry Meinerts said. "It came down to the last two events, and our girls did enough to pull out the win by finishing second in both the 4 X 100 and 4 X 400-meter relays. Any time you win a meet by only one point, I like to look at our fifth and sixth-place finishers. They normally don’t get too much recognition, but without those girls running hard and earning those spots, we don’t win the meet."

The hurdle events were the strong points for CMB. The Raiders won the shuttle hurdle relay, produced the top two finishers in the 100 hurdles and added a bronze medal in the 400 hurdles.

"Our hurdlers ran really well tonight," Meinerts said.

In the shuttle hurdle relay the CMB team of Brittany Peterson, Jenna O’Hara, Taylor Ross and Jenna Ziesman ran a time of one minute, 14.68 seconds. That was good enough to beat Madrid by nearly a full second for the championship.

Peterson and Ziesman came in one-two in the 100 hurdles. Peterson won in :17.97 and Ziesman crossed the finish line in 18 seconds flat to just edge out the :18.01 by Madrid’s Jessie Bell.

Alex Broderick took third in the 400 hurdles as she clocked in at 1:17.24 to just hold off the 1:17.71 by Clarion-Goldfield’s Sam Nerem for the bronze.

Bridget Hurley gave CMB a victory in a sprinting event as she won the open 400 in 1:02.85. Teammate Ashley Girard came in sixth at 1:09.29 and Clarion-Goldfield’s Claire Davis was Hurley’s toughest competition as she ran a runner-up time of 1:03.55.

CMB picked up an impressive 10 silver medals in the meet.

Maddy Poage, Payge Jurgens, Ross and Toni Spencer gave CMB its runner-up time of :55.16 in the 4 X 100 and Kayla Hennick, Anne Deutsch, Abbie Haupert and Hurley took the silver in the 4 X 400 with a 4:19.40 showing. CMB also took second in both medley events as the distance medley team of Jessica Pelock, Jurgens, Haupert and Carter Larson clocked in at 4:58.43 and the sprint medley group of Peterson, Ziesman, Larson and Girard ran a 2:08.53.

Spencer added a silver in the 100 with a time of :14.09, Hennick was second in the 800 with a 2:36.58 showing and Hayley Leonard was runner-up in the 3,000 after completing the race in 12:33.39.

Jurgens and Broderick provided two silvers in field events for the Raiders. Jurgens was second in the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, six inches and Broderick earned her medal in the high jump after clearing 4-10.

CMB also compiled five bronze medals.

In addition to Broderick in the 400 hurdles, Hurley, Chasity Moody and Shelby Berg all won an individual bronze for CMB. Hurley ran a :28.95 in the 200, Moody completed the 3,000 in 13:04.56 and Berg finished the 1,500 in 5:47.38.

Deutsch, Berg, Girard and Hennick combined to give CMB a third-place finish in the 4 X 800 as well. The Raider team ran a 10:46.21.

CMB also picked up four fourth-place, five fifth-place and a pair of sixth-place finishes overall.

In Class A, North Polk piled up 128.5 points to place third and Ballard was fifth out of six scored teams with 52 points. South Tama won the Class A team title with 160 points, Iowa Falls-Alden was second with 132.25 and Des Moines Lincoln came in fourth with a score of 76.25.

North Polk picked up five gold medals. The Comets won two individual events and three relays.

Alex Quick won the 400 hurdles and she was also second in the long jump for North Polk in Class A.

Quick completed the 400 hurdles in 1:13.73 to top the 1:15.37 run by South Tama’s Belle Tyynismaa for first in the event. In the long jump, Quick peaked with a jump of 14-8.5 to only trail the 15-9 by Iowa Falls-Alden’s Taylor Ackerman.

Makayla Burt gave North Polk a victory in the shot put. Her best throw of 34-8.5 was 10.5 inches better than the runner-up toss by Iowa Falls-Alden’s Mary Jane Halder.

Sybbie Sears anchored two relay victories for North Polk.

In the shuttle hurdle Sears was joined by Quick, Lilly Lomica and Melanie Leach in producing a winning time of 1:11.22. That effort easily topped the second-place time of 1:15.54 by Iowa Falls-Alden.

Malinda Van Dorn, Lomica and Leach teamed with Sears to win the sprint medley in 2:00.27. Des Moines Lincoln came in second with a time of 2:02.25.

North Polk also earned a gold in the 4 X 400. Rebecca Reinertson, Leach, Elizabeth Burgus and Brandi Rose combined to run a 4:33.44 to top Ballard’s 4:37.04 for first.

Sears added two individual silver medals and Van Dorn delivered one for the Comets.

Sears ran a :17.40 in the 100 hurdles to come in behind the :17.08 by Lincoln’s Salisa Berry, and in the open 400, Sears clocked in at 1:03.40 to finish behind the 1:01.66 by Iowa Falls-Alden’s Klare Price.

Van Dorn picked up her runner-up medal in the 100. She clocked in at :13.50 to finish just behind the :13.19 run by Lincoln’s Monaijah Jones.

The Comets tacked on five bronze medals on the evening.

Quick took third in the 100 hurdles with a time of :17.79, Emerson Sears ran a 12:56.99 in the 3,000 to win the bronze in Class A and Samantha Sinclair picked up a medal in the open 800 with a 2:42.48 showing. In field events Rebecca Sieve was third in the discus with a throw of 94-2, and Rebecca Reinertson and Veronica Greene tied for third in the high jump after clearing 4-4.

Ballard’s 4 X 400 team that took second to North Polk was made up of Sydney Smith, Alexis Scharfenkamp, Ellie Godwin and Val Charter. Madison McInroy, Smith, Godwin and Sydney Fisher gave the Bombers another silver in the 4 X 200 as the Bomber team ran a 1:57.02 to come in just behind South Tama’s 1:56.35.

The Bombers also earned a bronze in the 4 X 800. Smith, Gabie Doud, Ashley Meldrum and Sara Wilken teamed to run a time of 11:46.07, putting them 16 seconds out of second place and a little over 36 out of first.

Charter and Alyssa Black Bear had the top individual places for Ballard.

Charter was fourth in the long jump after peaking at 14-1.75 and Black Bear took fourth in the 3,000 after completing the race in 13:25.49.

Final team scores

Class A: 1. South Tama 160, 2. Iowa Falls-Alden 132.25, 3. North Polk 128.5, 4. Des Moines Lincoln 76.25, 5. Ballard 52, 6. Perry 38.

Class B: 1. CMB 168, 2. Prairie Valley 167, 3. Madrid 108, 4. Clarion-Goldfield 80, 5. Ogden 43, 6. Northeast Hamilton 15.

Individual results

Class A – Ballard and North Polk

Shot put – 1. Makayla Burt (NP), 34-8.5; 6. Gabie Doud (B), 28-6

Discus – 3. Rebecca Sieve (NP), 94-2; 6. Laura Cisna (B), 74-9

Long jump – 2. Alex Quick (NP), 14-8.5; 4. Val Charter (B), 14-1.75

High jump – 3. (tie) Rebecca Reinertson (NP) and Veronica Greene (NP), 4-4

3,000-meter run – 3. Emerson Sears (NP), 12:56.99; 4. Alyssa Black Bear (B), 13:25.49

4 X 800-meter relay – 3. Ballard (Sydney Smith, Doud, Ashley Meldrum, Sara Wilken), 11:46.07; 5. North Polk (Rachel Zimmerman, Vanessa Erikson, Kennady Anderson, Sadie Swygman), 12:33.97

Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. North Polk (Quick, Lilly Lomica, Melanie Leach, Sybbie Sears), 1:11.22; 5. Ballard (Hannah Jensen, Anna Gifford-Holly, Rachel Bruns, Hannah Longnecker), 1:21.01

100-meter dash – 2. Malinda Van Dorn (NP), :13.50

Distance medley relay – 4. Ballard (Ellie Godwin, Sydney Fisher, Charter, Alexis Scharfenkamp), 4:52.10; 5. North Polk (Leach, Van Dorn, Reinertson, Tessa Subra), 4:54.47

400-meter dash – 2. S. Sears (NP), 1:03.40; 6. Doud (B), 1:07.54

4 X 200-meter relay – 2. Ballard (Madison McInroy, Smith, Godwin, Fisher), 1:57.02; 5. North Polk (Elizabeth Burgus, Zimmerman, Jackie Moeckly, Mallory McDonald), 2:03.79

100-meter hurdles – 2. S. Sears (NP), :17.40; 3. Quick (NP), :17.79; 5. Jensen (B), :18.43

800-meter run – 3. Samantha Sinclair (NP), 2:42.48

200-meter dash – 5. Fisher (B), :29.28; 6. McInroy (B), :30.23

400-meter hurdles – 1. Quick (NP), 1:13.73; 5. Bruns (B), 1:19.84

Sprint medley relay – 1. North Polk (Van Dorn, Lomica, Leach, S. Sears), 2:00.27; 4. Ballard (Ellen Carson, Godwin, Fisher, Charter), 2:05.97

1,500-meter run – 4. R. Zimmerman (NP), 5:41.45

4 X 100-meter relay – 4. North Polk (McDonald, Maggie Zimmerman, Lomica, Van Dorn), :56.10; 5. Ballard (Carson, Rachel Soder, Ellie Begg, Kennedy Newell), :58.52

4 X 400-meter relay – 1. North Polk (Reinertson, Leach, Burgus, Brandi Rose), 4:33.44; 2. Ballard (Smith, Scharfenkamp, Godwin, Charter), 4:37.04.

Class B – CMB

Shot put – 2. Payge Jurgens, 34-6; 4. Courtney Ubben, 33-11

Discus – 5. Abbie Haupert, 87-9; 6. Ubben, 83-0

Long jump – 5. Toni Spencer, 14-1.75

High jump – 2. Alex Broderick, 4-10; 5. Bridget Hurley, 4-6

3,000-meter run – 2. Hayley Leonard, 12:33.39; 3. Chasity Moody, 13:04.56

4 X 800-meter relay – 3. CMB (Anne Deutsch, Shelby Berg, Ashley Girard, Kayla Hennick), 10:46.21

Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. CMB (Brittany Peterson, Jenna O’Hara, Taylor Ross, Jenna Ziesman), 1:14.68

100-meter dash – 2. Spencer, :14.09; 5. Maddy Poage, :14.54

Distance medley relay – 2. CMB (Jessica Pelock, Jurgens, Haupert, Carter Larson), 4:58.43

400-meter dash – 1. Hurley, 1:02.85; 6. Girard, 1:09.29

4 X 200-meter relay – 4. CMB (Ross, Jurgens, Alex Hlavecek, Broderick), 2:03.80

100-meter hurdles – 1. Peterson, :17.97; 2. Ziesman, :18.00

800-meter run – 2. Hennick, 2:36.58; 4. Deutsch, 2:40.73

200-meter dash – 3. Hurley, :28.95; 5. Spencer, :29.42

400-meter hurdles – 3. Broderick, 1:17.24

Sprint medley relay – 2. CMB (Peterson, Ziesman, Larson, Girard), 2:08.53

1,500-meter run – 3. Berg, 5:47.38; 4. Leonard, 5:51.85

4 X 100-meter relay – 2. CMB (Poage, Jurgens, Ross, Spencer), :55.16

4 X 400-meter relay – 2. CMB (Hennick, Deutsch, Haupert, Hurley), 4:19.40.