ALLEMAN — The Roland-Story girls won three events, placing second, and the Norsemen boys picked up two gold medals and a fourth-place team finish at the Comet Coed Invitational April 29 in Alleman.
The Roland-Story girls scored 83 points to edge Ames by 2.5 points for runner-up out of eight teams. North Polk dominated the girls’ team competition with 140 points.
Rachel Patton and Dana Vinson each won a field-event title for the Roland-Story girls. The Norse also claimed gold in the 4 X 800-meter relay.
Patton and teammate Jadyn Nelson went first and second in the high jump. Patton jumped an impressive five feet, three inches and Nelson cleared 5-0.
Vinson won the shot put with a throw of 34-3.5, just edging the 34-3 toss by South Hamilton’s Lily Skartvedt. Roland-Story’s Macy Friest was fourth with a toss of 32-1.25.
Madison Geise added a fourth-place throw of 90-4 in the discus for the Norse in field events.
Reece Johnson, Juliann Clark, Maddie Morton and Kylie Tjernagel won the 4 X 800 for Roland-Story in 10 minutes, 36.26 seconds. The Norse team blew away North Polk’s runner-up time of 11:04.17.
Taryn Johnston teamed with Morton, Clark and Tjernagel to take second in the 4 X 200 for Roland-Story with a time of 1:55.96. Greene County won in 1:51.73.
Johnston, Tjernagel, Clark and Johnson were runner-up in the distance medley with a 4:38.96 showing. North Polk placed first in 4:33.34.
Johnson, Kaitlyn Kilstofte and Ava Charlson each won bronze in an individual running event for the Norse girls.
Johnson ran a 5:23.82 in the 1,500 to come in behind North Polk’s Lucy Schaffer (5:18.80) and Nevada’s Kacie Rewerts (5:21.42). Kilstofte finished the 3,000 in 11:56.66, trailing only Rewerts (11:41.11) and North Polk’s Sophie Schaffer (11:49.89).
Bekah Strobl placed sixth in the 3,000 for Roland-Story with a 13:36.69 effort.
Charlson ran a 1:14.19 in the 400 hurdles. North Polk’s Reagan Demmon won in 1:13.09 and Ames’ Sammie Schaben was second in 1:13.34.
Baylie Janssen took sixth in the 800 for the Norse with a 2:45.02 showing.
In the boys’ competition Roland-Story tallied 76 points. North Polk won with 99 points, Nevada took second with 91 and South Hamilton scored 84 to place fourth out of nine teams.
The Norsemen won gold in the 4 X 200. Drake Day, Wyatt Bunn, Sam Diehl and Kyle Selby ran a 1:34.60 to just edge out Woodward Academy’s 1:34.61 in an exciting photo finish.
Diehl also claimed gold in the high jump. He jumped 6-0 to beat both Sal Capaldo and Jack Noble of North Polk by two inches for first.
The Roland-Story boys added silver medals in the 4 X 800 and both medley relays, and a bronze medal in the shuttle hurdle.
Carter Greenfield, Nick Wakefield, Gradyn Dowling and Eric Dowe ran an 8:29.24 in the 4 X 800 to place just behind South Hamilton’s 8:22.22. Eli Thorson, Zach Twedt and Adam McIlrath joined up with Day to complete the sprint medley in 1:39.90, trailing only the 1:38.87 by PCM.
Twedt, Bunn, Greenfield and Grant Olson finished the distance medley in 3:45.56. South Hamilton was the victor in the race with a 3:44.77 showing.
Ethan Taylor, T.J. Hocraffer and Tristan Balmer teamed with Diehl to run a 1:06.11 in the shuttle hurdle. PCM won in 1:03.26 and Nevada was second in 1:04.76.
Thorson, McIlrath, Bunn and Selby came in fourth in the 4 X 100 with a :45.71 showing.
Nathan Bell won silver in the discus and placed fourth in the shot for Roland-Story.
Bell’s best throw in the shot was 48-7.75. North Polk’s Caleb Lomica won with an impressive toss of 54-9.75.
Bell peaked in the discus with a throw of 134-1.
Roland-Story’s Nathan Limas came in sixth in the 3,200 after completing the race in 11:52.15. Ethan Taylor placed sixth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of :17.19
Final team scores
Girls: 1. North Polk 140 points, 2. Roland-Story 83, 3. Ames 80.5, 4. Nevada 80, 5. Greene County 72, 6. Collins-Maxwell 67, 7. South Hamilton 63.5, 8. Woodward Academy 1.
Boys: 1. North Polk 99, 2. Nevada 91, 3. South Hamilton 84, 4. Roland-Story 76, 5 PCM 68, 6. Woodward Academy 54, 7. Greene County 50, 8. Ames 36, 9. Bondurant-Farrar 24.