Mulloy Part of Two School Records In Big Night For KV Lady Tracksters
May 4, 2012Kankakee Valley High School
Last night the area 7th ranked Lady Kougar track and field team had their best meet of the season, beating area #8 Lowell 74-51, and Highland 96-36. Soph. sprint sensation Leanna Mulloy led the way with a remarkable meet, winning the 100 overall in 12.0, a PR, and currently tied for 1st in the area. Mulloy also won the 200 overall in a school-record time of 25.40, also putting her 1st in the area in that event. She also looks to rank among the state's best times in both events. She anchored the 4x1 to victory in 51.7, up to 7th in the area, and contributed a 63.0 second 400 leg to the winning 1600 relay team which shattered the old school-record by nearly 4 seconds, finishing with a time of 4:08.9, up to 5th in the area. Joining her on the 4x4 winner was Kara Gouwens-sub 63.0 split, Gabby Martin-a blistering 61.0 second leg, and anchor Dayton Dellahan-62.0 split. Joining Mulloy on the 4x1 winner was Joli Jungels, Martin, and Dellahan. Jungels, Dellahan, Martin, and Michelle Kent, among others, also had awesome meets. Jungels, battling severe shin splints, won the long jump with a 16'-5'' jump, won the 300 hurdles in 50.8, and took 2nd in the 100 hurdles in a fine time of 16.9. Dellahan anchored the 4x8 to victory in 10:34.2, with a 2:35 split, preceded by Allison Rockley, Brittany Stepp, and Kent, all running strong legs. She then ran the 400 of her career, defeating a strong field to win in a PR time of 61.4, 8th in the area, giving her and Mulloy 4 wins each on the evening. Kent led a strong effort from the distance crew, winning the 1600 in a fine time of 5:44.3, and coming back on the hot evening to take the 3200 in a season-best time of 12:49.5. Martin also had a monstrous evening, taking 2nd overall in the 100, and 200, giving the Kougs one of the top 1-2 sprint combos in the area. Martin's 100 time of 12.5, a PR, is 4th in the area, as is her 200 time of 26.3, also a PR. Stepp ran a strong 3200 in 12:57.9, good for 2nd overall, with Rockley 4th overall in the 1600 in 5:54.6, and 3rd overall in the 800 in 2:35.2, following her 4x8 lead-off leg of 2:36.0. Sr. vaulter Bree Babe, despite a sore foot, won the pole vault with a jump of 9'-0'', with fr. Mykenzie Seegers 3rd overall in a PR tying vault of 7'-6''. Seegers, who had a great meet, took 2nd overall in the long jump, behind Jungels, with a PR leap, by nearly a foot, of 15"-8 1/2", 3rd vs. Highland in the high jump, with her 3rd PR of the evening, at 4'-6". Sr. Angie Defries also had a strong high jump, going a season-best 4'-8", a huge 2nd place vs. Lowell and Highland. Fr. hurdler Shanan Patrick had another fine meet, taking 2nd vs. Highland in the 100's in a PR of 18.3, and 3rd overall in the 300's with a time of 53.0, also a PR. Gouwens was 4th overall in the 400 in a PR time of 62.5, and 3rd vs. Highland in the shot with a 30'-5 1/2" toss; Beth Jansma took 4th overall in the discus with a toss of 85'-8", with Arianna Koppen PRing in that event with a toss of 80'-11", good for 3rd vs. Highland. Hannah Klemp was 3rd vs. Highland in the 300's with a PR time of 54.6. This outstanding team effort improves them to 7-1 in the regular season, and a strong final 5-1 NCC reg. season record. Their next meet is Tuesday, at Highland for the NCC meet.