Kougars News · Boys’ track and field competes in conference title meet

The Kankakee Valley boys’ track and field team faced conference foes in the title meet hosted by Munster on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  Lowell won the conference team title; KV placed sixth with 45.33 points.

“Lowell’s been the big dog in the conference,” stated Coach Adams.  “The results are humbling, and we have to learn to measure up, but as a team, boys’ track and field has taken some steps forward this year.”

Some of those steps forward came in the form of exceeding seeds, predicted placings based on previous efforts.  The fifth seeded 3200 meter relay team of Dean Schmidt, Trevor Conley, Ty Niewoehner, and Ethan Tillema cut twelve seconds off of the Kougar’s best time to rise to a third place finish.

Other top finishes include Elijah Gott, tie for third in the high jump at 5 foot 10 inches and Dean Schmidt, third in the 3200 meter run with a 10 second personal record of 9:52.15.

Other scorers for the Kougars include

110m high hurdles

Gavin Tillema, 6th in 18.16

Isaiah Clair, 7th in 19.01

100m dash

Jacob Stansberry, 6th in 11.74; Nick Urnik, 7th in 11.82

1600m run

Trevor Conley, 7th in 4:49.57

400m relay

Urnik, Stansberry, Cole Capps, Donald Nannenga, 6th in 46.30

300m hurdles

Ryder Smith, 6th in 45.10

3200m run

Micah Adams, 7th in 10:36.42

1600m relay

Noah Fry, Gott, Smith, Clair, 6th in 3:44.47

Pole Vault

Drew Kirincic, 5th in 11′ 6″

Bryce Brodner, 7th in 9′ 6″


Garrett Brewster, 6th in 125′ 3″

Shot put

Gavin Tillema, 8th in 42′ 8″