Girls Middle School Track, Girls Varsity Track · Lady Kougar Track and Field Wins KV Invite; Jungels Sets New 200 School- Record


On Senior Night tonight at the KV Invite, sr. superstar Jenna Jungels had a meet for the ages, setting a new school record in the 200, winning the long jump, and taking home the Meet’s Outstanding Performer Award!  Taking one jump in the long jump won that event at 17′-11″, then the IU recruit and multiple All-State, All-NCC and All-Area perfomer set sail in the 200, blasting home 1st in a new school-record time of 25.0, breaking former star sprinter Leanna Mulloy’s previous mark of 25.4.  Jungels now holds a remarkable SEVEN school-records: 100 and 300 hurdles, long jump, 400, 800 and 1600 relays, and now the 200!  KV, area ranked #5, and 31st in the state power rankings (and trending upward) last month on indianarunner’s website, finish the 2016 regular season with an excellent 37-2 overall record, 13-1 regular season mark, and those 37 wins include four big meet championships.  Classmates Erin Gouwens, Leah Gouwens and Jazmyne Mehay also had excellent meets, as did star shot putter Alyssa Eger, who took 2nd in the shot put with a toss of 34′-8″.  Erin won another pole vault event at 8′, and ran well on the 2nd place 400 relay team. (53.5.)  Twin Leah, the versatile one, was 3rd in the vault at 7′-6″, and ran two terrific legs on the winning 3200 and 1600 relay teams.  KV won the 5 team meet with 158 points.  Mehay won the discus over a strong throws field, pitching the disc 105′-5″, an excellent effort.  Jr. Allie Tokarz dominated the 1600, winning in 5:56. 5.  Classmate Julianna Colon continued her outstanding season, winning the 400 in 64.3, and running awesome legs on the 3200 and 1600 relay winners.  Fr. Sarah Martin had the best meet of her season, taking a strong 2nd in the 100 hurdles in a personal record (PR) time of 17.2, and blasting home 1st in the 300’s in a near PR time of 53.2.  Bri Brown also had a great meet, taking 3rd in the 100’s in a PR time of 17.7, and 2nd in the 300’s in a PR time of 54.9, an excellent meet for Brown.  Becca Caldwell ran a strong 3200 relay leg, was 3rd in the 1600, and 2nd in the 800 in 2:53.6, a fine meet for Caldwell.  Abby Homrich ran on both winning 3200 and 1600 relay teams.  Emma Fase was 4th in the shot put.  Rae Walther continued her outstanding season, taking 2nd in the 100 in a fine time of 13.3, 3rd in the 200 in 27.7, vs. a very fast field, and she ran her usual strong anchor leg in the 400 relay.  Natalie Fox was 5th in the 100, and led off the 400 relay team.  Madi Fisher continued her consistent long jumping, going 15′, good for 2nd place.  Cat Cavinder dominated the 800, winning in 2:31.4, and running strong on the 400 relay team, with her usual swift leg.  Kara Strong had an excellent meet, taking 2nd in the 400 in 67.4, and running tough for the 1600 relay winners.  Brooke Pumnea was 5th in a very tough high jump field.  Rachel Hunter was strong in the 3200, taking 2nd in a fine time of 13:52.5, with Crystal Benitez-3rd in a PR time of 14:07.5, two fine efforts by those 3200 runners.  Head Coach Lane Lewallen, assistants David Veldman and Page Walczak, and volunteer assistants Joli Jungels and Allison Rockley are very proud of all their athletes.  A HUGE thank-you to all the workers at the home meets!  They return to action Tuesday, at the KV Sectional, where they are 5x defending team champions.