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KV Girls' Track and Field Records 400th Program Win With Two Wins Last Night in NCC Action

April 24, 2012
Kankakee Valley High School

Last night in NCC double-dual action, the Lady Kougar Track and Field team had another outstanding evening, beating Hobart 88-43, and Griffith, 95-33 to improve to 4-1 on the regular season, 3-1 in NCC action, and 21-3 overall, with two championships already this season.  Soph. sprint star Leanna Mulloy braved the wind and cold and brought home four overall first place finishes: the 100, 4x1, 200 and 4x4.  Her time of 12.8 tied her season-best (SB) in the 100, while her 26.7 is a SB, and she now stands 3rd in the area in the 200, and 7th in the 100.  Mulloy is also 2nd all-time in school history in the 100 and 200.  She anchored her 4x1 team to a SB time of 52.4, 9th in the area.  Her 4x4 team ran a SB time of 4:12.8, 2nd all-time at KV, and now ranked 5th in the area.  She was joined on that outstanding relay winner by fr. Kara Gouwens who led off with a fine 64.8 leg, followed by soph. Gabby Martin who blistered a 61.0 leg, Mulloy went 63.0, and sr. star Dayton Dellahan went 64.0 at the end of her outstanding evening.  Joli Jungels, Martin, and Dellahan joined Mulloy on the 4x1 winner.  Dellahan anchored the 3200 relay team to an overall victory in 10:44.0, preceded by Allison Rockley, Brittany Stepp, and Michelle Kent, all of whom had excellent meets.  Dellahan, along with her three winning relay legs, also ran the 400 of her career, grabbing 2nd overall in a very tough field, in a PR time of 62.9.  Gouwens, also a solid 2nd overall in the shot with a 30-3'' toss, also ran a strong open 400, finishing 4th overall in a fine PR time of 63.9.  Kent hustled to a 1600 overall win in a very good time into the wind of 5:51.0, with Rockley 2nd overall in a PR time of 5:54.0.  Stepp, still sporting a cast on her arm, chased Griffith star Tay Austin in the 3200, finishing 2nd overall in an outstanding PR time of 12:37.0.  Sophomores Martin and Jungels continued their awesome seasons.  Jungels won the long jump overall with a 15'-10 1/2" leap, and the 300's overall in a SB time of 50.5.  This was all after she finished a remarkable 2nd overall in the 100's, despite falling midway through the race, getting back up, and finishing very well!  Martin took 2nd overall in the 100 in 13.1, and is ranked 9th in the area in that event.  She was also 2nd in the 200 overall in a PR time of 27.0, now 5th in the area in the 200.  That was in addition to the fine 400 relay legs Jungels and Martin ran in the 4x1, and the blazing 4x4 leg of 61.0 Martin added to the 4x4 winner.  Sr. vaulter Bree Babe won the pole vault overall with an excellent jump of 9'-6''.  Rockley ran ANOTHER PR in the 800, finishing 2nd overall in 2:35.2, followed closely by Kent in 3rd overall in a fine time of 2:35.3.  Beth Jansma was 2nd overall in the discus with a 90' toss, while Deanna Hardin was 3rd vs. Hobart in the shot with a PR toss of 29'-3''.  Sr. Liz Masten had a fine run in the 3200, finishing 3rd overall in a PR time of 13:10.0.

These wins mark the 400th regular season win in program history, a milestone all past and present athletes and coaches should be very proud of.  The 2012 version of "the tradition continues" returns to action Thursday at Twin Lakes, Friday with a JV Invite at RCHS, and Sat. at Delphi where they will look to defend their 2011 Delphi Relays title.

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