North Polk hosted the 2014 Heart of Iowa Activities Conference coed track and field meet on Monday under less than ideal conditions. PCM (Monroe) won the girls’ team title and CMB (Maxwell) took the boys’ crown on an afternoon and evening that saw fierce winds, falling temperatures, and late afternoon rainfall.
PCM scored 148 points with the Gilbert girls second at 113. Roland-Story was third at 102 with Greene County fourth at 88. CMB scored 63, followed by Saydel (Des Moines) and North Polk both at 54. Nevada had 48 points with South Hamilton (Jewell) at 41, and Colfax-Mingo 29.
On the boys’ side, CMB scored 152 with NP at 135, Gilbert 115, R-S 63, Greene County 53, SH 50, Nevada 48, Saydel 43, PCM 34, and nine points for C-M.
Greene County’s girls won two events while the boys had no first place finishes. Senior Kate Sandage won the 100 meter hurdles in 16.12 seconds and freshman Nadia Fisher was the high jumper champion with a leap of 5′ 0″.
Ram senior Roman Phillips has been trying to get over a leg muscle issue, and he ran just one race on Monday. Multiple state meet place winner Devin Howard of SH edged Phillips in the 100 meter dash 11.11 to 11.20, the first time this season Phillips did not place first in the event. Greene County was also second in the 4 x 200 meter relay with Max Neese, Dylan Hamilton, TJ Lint, and JC Weitl.
The regular season is over for the Greene County teams. Both the girls and boys travel to Atlantic on Thursday, May 15 for a Class 3A State Qualifying Meet starting at 4 p.m.