KV Girls' Track and Field Run Well in NCC Double-Dual
April 11, 2012Kankakee Valley High School
Last night, on a frigid, windy evening, KV's Lady Kougar tracksters competed very well in their NCC double-dual vs. Munster and Andrean. The area 8th ranked Kougs were edged by the strong 7th ranked Mustangs, and soundly defeated the 59ers, to go to 1-1 in the regular season, and in NCC regular season competition, 4-3 overall. Highlights included: sophomore sprint sensations, and cousins, Leanna Mulloy and Gabby Martin going 1-2 overall in the 100, with Mulloy's winning 13.2 time among the area bests. Martin was 2nd in the 100 in 13.3. They reversed that order in the 200 with Martin taking 1st overall in 27.4, an excellent time in the conditions, and Mulloy 2nd overall in 27.6. Martin is currently 3rd in this event among the area bests. Classmate Joli Jungels had another outstanding meet: winning the long jump overall with a leap of 15'-7'', and taking 2nd overall in both hurdles. Her time of 50.9 in the 300 hurdles is among the area bests, and she is also among the top 100 hurdlers in the area. Those three joined sr. Dayton Dellahan for a 2nd overall placing in the 4x100 relay, with a fine time of 52.8, also among the area best times. Another soph. Brittany Stepp, showed her talent and courage, as she braved the elements, the competition, and a cast on her arm to win the 3200 overall, in an outstanding time of 12:48.0 Stepp also ran on the 4x800 relay team, 2nd overall in 10:33.2. That team also included Allison Rockley, Michelle Kent, and Dellahan, who ran a 2:34.0 split. Sr. Bree Babe, 2x defending conference champion and school-record holder in the pole vault, won her specialty at 9'-00", among the area bests, then had three good attempts at 10'-1'' on an evening not fit for man nor beast. Throwers had a strong evening as well with freshman Kara Gouwens, and soph. Bethany Jansma leading the way. Gouwens was 2nd overall in the shot, with a personal record heave of 31'-4 1/4", more than a foot farther than her previous best! The versatile athlete also led off the 4x400 relay team with a 66.0 leg, followed by Martin, Mulloy and Dellahan, who ran a 65.0 leg, while Mulloy took her team from 3rd to 2nd by making up a lot of ground. They were 2nd overall in 4:34.0. Dellahan, aka "Tator" also was 3rd overall in the 400 in a fine time of 63.5. Rockley and Kent also had busy days following the 4x8. Kent was 2nd overall in the 1600 in 5:52.0, and 3rd overall in the 800. Rockley was 4th overall in the 1600 in 6:00.0, then hustled across the line in the 800 to take 2nd overall in 2:42.2. Fr. Mykenzie Seegers also had a big evening, setting personal records (PR) in the pole vault at 7'-0'', and in the long jump with a leap of 14'-6 1/2", good for 3rd place overall. Sr. leader Angie DeFries did well in the high jump with her leap of 4'-8'' good for 3rd overall, and 1st vs. Andrean. Cassie Cleveland set a PR in the discus at 80', good for 3rd vs. Andrean. Arianna Koppen also set a PR in that event with a toss of 75 feet. Fr. Shanan Patrick contributed in the hurdles and high jump, taking 2nd vs. Andrean in the 100 hurdles, and 2nd vs. Andrean in the 300's, in a fine PR time of 54.7. The ladies return to action tomorrow when they host a solid North Judson team, and on Sat. when they travel north for the Wheeler Invite.