Je. Jungels Wins Long Jump at HSR Trials And Sets School Record; Mulloy Wins 55 Meter Dash
March 2, 2013Kankakee Valley High School
At today's Hoosier State Relays (HSR) Trials, hosted by West Lafayette at Purdue University, several KV Lady Kougar Track and Field members showed they are among the state's elite athletes. Freshman Jenna Jungels, in just her second high school track meet, caused a buzz with her remarkable long jump of 18'-1"! This not only won the event, but set a new school record in the process. Jungels then blazed to a strong 2nd place in the 55 hurdles with a fantastic time of 9.06. This meet featured many top athletes from all over the state and the top 8 finishers, regardless of division, earned ribbons. Jr. sister Joli Jungels, also a stellar performer, took an outstanding 2nd place in the long jump with her leap of 16'-7 1/2", a personal record for "JJ." She also ran a solid 55 hurdles race. Jr. Leanna Mulloy, KV's much-decorated star sprinter, blazed to victory in the 55 meter dash, and after dominating her heat of the 200, took a very strong 2nd there in an excellent time of 26.76. Soph. Jenna Musall high jumped 4'-8'', in just her second track meet ever, good for the 4th place ribbon. Soph. pole vault star Mykenzie Seegers had another fine meet, tying her personal record again with a jump of 7'-6'', good for 9th place. Jr. two-sport stand-out Gabby Martin won her heat of the 400 and was 9th overall in a fine early season time of 64.65. Soph. distance ace, Michelle Kent, more than held her own against many of the state's finest in the 3200, running an outstanding time of 12:07.34, good for 10th place. Fr. Alyssa Eger had another fine shot event, tossing it 30'-10". Soph. multi-sport star Kara Gowens threw the shot 30'-2 1/2". Jr. distance ace Brittany Stepp ran an excellent 1600, with a time of 5:51.66, a tremendous time for this early in the season. Fr. Leah Gouwens, Kara's sister, and a multi-sport star herself, ran a strong 400, breaking 70 seconds and running some 2 seconds faster than on Thursday night. Several of these outstanding efforts should/could advance to the HSR Finals, held at Indiana Wesleyan on March 16th. The top 24 marks throughout the state advance per division. Congratulations, ladies, on a tremendous meet vs. outstanding competition from all over the state!