Terrific Team Title By Lady Kougar Track and Field at Hobart Little 5
April 19, 2014Kankakee Valley High School
In their first time competing at the prestigious and historic Hobart Little 5 Track and Field meet, the Kankakee Valley (KV) Lady Kougar Track and Field team performed like champions in all events. The Kougars, led once again by the meet's Outstanding Performer, Soph. Jenna Jungels, defeated a stellar field to bring home a beautiful team trophy. Team scores were: KV-157.5, Crown Point-147, Hobart-111, Noll-74.5, SB Washington-40, Griffith-34, Boone Grove-18, EC Central-17. Je. Jungels won the 100 hurdles in 15.5, and ran on the 400 relay winner (51.3.) She was 2nd in the 200 in a PR time of 25.5 and 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 17'-0", scoring a whopping 28.5 points by herself. "Jr" would be the first one to congratulate her teammates on a terrific display of team depth. Sr. thrower Beth Jansma had an outstanding meet, winning the discus with a huge PR toss of 100'-9". Jansma was also 4th in the shot with a put of 29'-8 1/2". With Alyssa Eger (shot-31'-11") and Jazmyne Mehay (discus-97'-9") both grabbing huge second places, KV scored 31 big points in the trows for Asst. Coach David Veldman's crew. The distance runners, coached by Asst. Stephanie Call, had a terrific meet as well. Led by sr. Allison Rockley's courageous triple, KV scored many huge points here also. Brittany Kent, Allison Schultheis, Rockley and Brittany Stepp took 3rd in the 3200 relay with a SB time of 10:36.0, a SB by nearly 14 seconds! Rockley then grabbed a 4th in the 1600 in 6:02.0, and blasted to 3rd in the 3200 in an outstanding PR time of 13:04.0! The team theme continued as Shanan Patrick ran the 100 hurdles of her life, grabbing a huge 3rd in a PR time of 17.5! Sr. sprint star Leanna Mulloy anchored the 400 relay winner in fine fashion, blazed a sub 63 second 1600 relay leg for that squad's huge 2nd in a SB time of 4:20.6, a SB by nearly 11 seconds, and ran a very strong 2nd in the 100 in 12.7. Sr. leader and ultra competitor, Joli Jungels, did what she always does, come through when it matters the most. "JJ" led off the 400 relay winners, took a huge tie for 3rd in the HJ at 4'-10", and edged teammate Leah Gouwens in the 300 hurdles, grabbing 4th in a SB time of 51.03. Martin, the athletic one, gets stronger and stronger each day, as she recovers from an ankle injury, grabbed 8th in the 100, and blasted the curve in the 400 relay team's win. Schultheis, aka "Little Ally" or "Young Ally" battled for 5th in the 1600 with a huge PR time of 6:20.0, following her strong 3200 relay leg. Stepp was awesome again in the 800, grabbing a huge 3rd in a time of 2:33.0, following her very strong 3200 relay leg. Breanna Rose also PR'd in the 800 with a time of 2:55.0. Kent continued her stellar freshman season, adding a huge 4th in the 400 ( 65.6) to her fine lead-off 3200 relay leg. She then blasted a 1600 relay anchor leg of 65 seconds, all while battling sore legs. Fr. Julianna "Peanut" Colon, continues to earn her team's respect, this time by leading off the 1600 relay with a tremendous split of 64.0. L. Gouwens, aka "Princess", had another great meet. She ran strong on the 1600 relay team and ran a terrific 300 hurdles, taking 5th in a PR time of 51.09. Twin Erin, aka "E" not only remains a tremendous teammate, but she tied her PR in the pole vault with a leap of 7', good for 2nd place and 8 big points. Older sis Kara, also ran very well, grabbing a huge 6th in the 200 with a PR time of 27.5. Sr. Audra Lewis was 8th in the 400. Like Lewis, "ALew", Mackenzie DeMars and another distance Ally, Allison Tokarz, are terrific teammates with great attitudes. DeMars continues to recover from her ankle injury, leaping a SB 4'-8", good for a tie for 5th for Asst. Coach Page Walczak's high jumpers. Tokarz, a rising distance star, ran another terrific 3200, grabbing a HUGE 4th, behind Rockley's HUGE 3rd, in a PR time of 13:15.0. Head Coach Lane Lewallen: ''We have been blessed with many tremendous team finishes through the years, and especially recently. This win ranks among the very best total team efforts in many years. To beat this strong of a field, at this very important meet in the Region, is very special. I am extremely proud of this entire squad." KV returns to action next Tuesday when they host a regular season quad meet and next Friday when they travel to the Twin Lakes Relays.