The female athletes of the week are tennis players Allison Dykstra and Olivia Arnold. Kankakee Valley’s number one doubles have only one loss on the season and that was to #3 in state munster. The duo are now 6-1 and have won all of their six matches in straight sets. The two girls also just won the South County Invite this past Saturday. Congratulations Allison and Olivia!
The male athlete of the week is Junior Micah Adams of the KVHS boys’ track and field team who posted three big finishes in the last week. At the Hobart Little 5 Invitation, Adams anchored the 4x800m relay, receiving the baton in fourth place behind career best efforts of his squad and serving up his own PR-tying 2:16 effort to erase a 25m gap and nab third place. In that same meet, he raced to a second place finish in the 3200m in 10:35, a shade off of his career best. Versus NCC rival Highland, Adams took a turn in the 1600m, grabbing the lead 700m in to the race and holding off the field to come home in 4:49, a 12 second PR. Congratulations Micah!