JOHNSTON – The North Polk girls’ track team turned in one runner-up performance at the Johnston Invitational April 9 in Johnston.

The Comets totaled nine top-six performances overall, finishing with 37 points.

By far the smallest school in the seven-team field, North Polk ended up in sixth place overall. Waukee easily won the team title with 214 points and Dowling Catholic was second with a score of 135.

The distance medley relay was North Polk’s most successful event. The Comet team of Alex Quick, Melanie Leach, Samantha Sinclair and Sybbie Sears ran a time of four minutes, 47 seconds to take second.

North Polk also took fourth in both the 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 relays. Quick, Lilly Lomica, Sears and Malinda Van Dorn teamed to run a :55.31 in the 4 X 100 and Quick, Tessa Subra, Sinclair and Sears clocked in at 4:36 in the 4 X 400.

Subra, Emerson Sears, Maria Claussen and Rachel Zimmerman added a fifth-place time of 11:48 in the 4 X 800. Van Dorn, Mallory McDonald, Leach and Rebecca Reinertson took sixth in the sprint medley with a time of 2:15

Individually, Sinclair and Makayla Burt each came in fifth in one event.

Burt took fifth in the discus with a throw of 94 feet, four inches. Sinclair earned the same place in the 800 after crossing the finish line in 2:41.

Van Dorn took sixth in the 100 with a time of :14.01 and Sears came in sixth in the 100 hurdles after completing the race in :17.24.

Final team scores: 1. Waukee 214, 2. Dowling Catholic 135, 3. Boone 91, 4. Johnston 77, 5. Ottumwa 71, 6. North Polk 37, 7. Des Moines North 13.

Individual results – North Polk

Shot put – Makayla Burt, 30-0; Rebecca Sieve, 25-6

Discus – 5. Burt, 94-4; Sieve, 93-10

4 X 800-meter relay – 5. North Polk (Tessa Subra, Emerson Sears, Maria Claussen, Rachel Zimmerman), 11:48

100-meter dash – 6. Malinda Van Dorn, :14.01; Elizabeth Burgus, :15.25

Distance medley relay – 2. North Polk (Alex Quick, Melanie Leach, Samantha Sinclair, Sybbie Sears), 4:47

400-meter dash – Rebecca Reinertson, 1:14

4 X 200-meter relay – North Polk (Subra, Zimmerman, Jackie Moeckly, Veronica Greene), 2:06

100-meter hurdles – 6. S. Sears, :17.24; Quick, :17.63

800-meter run – 5. Sinclair, 2:41; Claussen, 3:03

200-meter dash – Moeckly, :31.21; Greene, :33.61

Sprint medley relay – 6. North Polk (Van Dorn, Mallory McDonald, Leach, Reinertson), 2:15

4 X 100-meter relay – 4. North Polk (Quick, Lilly Lomica, S. Sears, Van Dorn), :55.31

4 X 400-meter relay – 4. North Polk (Quick, Subra, Sinclair, S. Sears), 4:36.