The Male Athlete of the Week is Isaac Tillema. A senior member of the KVHS boys’ cross country team, Isaac ended his high school cross country career at Regionals by posting one of his best performances. Running in KV’s number 4 spot on Saturday October 19, 2015 in the IHSAA Regional race, Isaac’s time of 18:18 surpassed all of his seven other performances on New Prairie’s 5k course (Invitational and Regional) during the last four years. In addition, Isaac has run three of his five fastest times in the last month. Congratulations, Isaac !
The Female Athlete of the Week is Crystal Benitez. KV’s #1 runner all season in her first season ever running cross country, “CB” ran a personal record time of 22:47 at the NCC meet. At Sectionals, despite being sick all week, falling at the start of the race, and cutting herself so badly she required stitches, she gutted out a 26th place to qualify individually for Regionals, (along with Kaila Moskalick, Leah Gouwens, and Hazel Veldman.) The stitches caused Crystal to miss Regionals, but she had an excellent season. Congratulations, Crystal !