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Terrific KV Girls' Track and Field Performances at Battle of the Border

April 7, 2014
Kankakee Valley High School

On Saturday, the Lady Kougar Track and Field Team crossed the Illinois border for the first Battle of the Border meet, hosted by Thornridge HS.  KV dominated the varsity meet, winning nine events, and placing second in 4 others.  Soph. sensation Jenna Jungels was selected meet Most Valuable Performer.  The modest superstar won golds in  the long jump at 16'-5", the 100 hurdles in a PR time of 15.3 and the 400 relay in 51.1.  Je. Jungels is the current leader in all three of these events on the area best list and her hurdle time is just a blink off the school-record.  Joining her on the 400 relay champs were big sister Joli, buddy Brittany Kent, and fellow star Leanna Mulloy, all of whom also had monster meets.  Mulloy took over the area best lead in the 100, with her blazing time of 12.3 to win gold on Saturday.  She also ran very strong anchor legs on the silver medal winning 800 and 1600 relays, along with her bringing in the 400 relay winner.  Fr. Kent brought home 2 golds and 2 silvers.  She lead off the 4x800 winners, they ran 11:00.4 for that gold.  BKent then ran the 3rd leg for the 400 relay winners, took silver in the open 400 in 64.9, and ran another outstanding 1600 lead-off leg, as that group hustled in 2nd.  Joli Jungels led off the 400 relay winners, and the 800 relay silver medalists.  She also took bronze (3rd) in the high jump with a strong leap of 4'-10'', and 3rd in the triple jump with a hop, step and a jump of 29'-4''.  The eldest Allison, sr. leader Rockley, and fr. Allison Tokarz, had dominating days as well.  Rockley made up a LOT of yardage in the 3200 relay on her third leg, as Brittany Stepp then brought home the gold with a 2:35 anchor leg.  Rockley then was the star of the 1600, winning gold there in a fine time of 6:06.2.  Tokarz, in her first ever varsity 3200, ran very strong, winning big in a fine time of 13:43.4.  Yet another Allison, freshman Schultheis, ran on the 3200 relay winner and took 5th in the 1600.  It was a great meet for the Tokarz family, as soph. Sam ran two solid legs on the 800 and 1600 silver medalists.  Alyssa Eger won the shot by several feet, with a fine toss of 32'-10".  Faith Hoffman had a great meet, taking the silver medal with a PR toss of 27'-9 1/2".  Hoffman was also 4th in the discus, which was won by KV's Jazmyne Mehay, with a throw of 74'-6"".  Others notching ribbons were: Shanan Patrick-6th in the 100's and a fine 4th in the 300's in 55.9; Kiley Ferris-6th in the 100; Julianna Colon-6th in the 200; Dannae Yozman-4th in the triple with a jump of 28'-10 3/4", and 5th in the high jump.  Outstanding meet, ladies.  Their next meet is Thursday at Hanover Central.

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