Last night on another very cold evening, the Lady Kougar (KV) Track and Field team finished their regular season in fine fashion, winning another KV Invite with 111.5 points in the four team field. They finish the regular season with a stellar 9-2 record, 23-8 overall, and with another Gene Edmonds Relays title in 2019. Freshman phenom Tay Schoonveld continued her stellar season: winning the 400 in 63.86, taking 1st in the high jump at 4-10, and placing 2nd in both the 200 and 100 hurdles to score 20 big points for her team, earning her the High Point Scorer trophy for the meet! Junior Megan Nannenga also had an amazing meet, dominating both hurdles in excellent times, and running a terrific 4×400 relay lead-off split time of 66.0 seconds. Nannenga went 17.29 in the 100 hurdles and 51.49 in the 300 hurdles, capturing two more wins for the tough hurdler on another terrible weather night. Senior Cat Cavinder celebrated Senior Night by sailing to another 800 meter win in 2:28.45, and anchoring the 3200 and 400 relay winners. She was joined on the 3200 relay by Tay Miller, Lexi Culbreth and Sammy Martin. Preceding her on the 400 relay was Kailee Tuesburg, Courtney Sizemore and classmate and buddy, Sarah Martin. Martin continued her excellent season as a valuable relay member, with another fine anchor leg on the 4×400. Sammy Martin ran an outstanding season-best time of 5:44.39, to win the 1600 big and was the 3rd leg on the 4×4, Tuesburg won the pole vault at 9-0 and was 4th in the 100 in 13.57. Sizemore blazed to another 100 meter win in 13.19, very fast for the conditions. (Another huge thank you to all the workers, including senior Becca Caldwell, and fans who braved the elements to support the Lady Kougars.) Sara Groen won the shot put with a toss of 30-0.5 and was 3rd in the discus. Mo Moslow was 2nd to her pal Tuesburg in the pole vault, leaping a personal record 8-0, and was also 5th in the 200. Other placers for KV are listed below:
400: Blythe Campbell was 4th in the 400 and also ran on the 2nd place 4×400 relay squad.
800/1600: Senior leader Hannah Tokarz took a strong 4th in each event, as she celebrated her Senior Night. Great job, Hannah T.
3200: Senior Miller and Culbreth continue to run very fast times in the grueling event, placing 2nd and 3rd in times of 13:08.94 and 13:12.38.
High jump/Long jump: Senior Tori Evert placed tied for 2nd in the high jump and 4th in the long jump, while Maddy Friant took 3rd in the long jump.
Shot put/discus: Rhiannan Keister, another senior leader, competed in the shot put, while the much improved Ken Bakker was 4th in the discus with a fine throw of 80-7.5 inches.
They rest now and get ready for the sectional next Tuesday at home, where they have won 7 years out of the past 8, were runner-up last year, and won 8 championships in the past 15 years. GO KOUGS!!
Tonight the JV head to Lowell for the JV NCC meet to close out their season, dress warm young Kougs!