Category: Track and field

Lee Marks, who coached Guilford boys track for 47 years, has died

Guilford High School announced Monday that Lee Marks, who ran the Vikings boys track and field program for 47 years, has passed away. “The Guilford family has lost a teacher, coach, friend and fan,” Guilford Athletic Director Augie Toldo said in an email. “Coach Marks dedicated so much of his life to Guilford High School […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Martin Contreras

Marty Contreras is a 1994 Auburn high school graduating who is now the head girls cross country coach and assistant boys and girls track and field coach at his alma mater. Here’s a little more about Marty: Full-time Job: Para-professional at Haskell Elementary Family: The Daskams: Emma 6, Hailey 5, Molly 2 months, Bella 2, […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a 1985 Rockford West graduate who just finished his second year running the track program at Auburn, Rockford’s only remaining public high school on the west side. Here’s a little more about Kevin: Full-time Job: Student Advocate in Families in Transition program for the Rockford Public Schools. Family: Two sons, Keaton Anderson […]

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Auburn track star takes her talents south

Allie McCoy, Auburn’s record-setting shot put and discus star, was the last member of the 2016-2017 graduating class to sign a letter of intent to compete in college, but the wait was worth it. McCoy signed a scholarship to attend Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Southern is a historically black university that competes […]

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Polk ends 17-year drought for Guilford in boys track

Guilford’s Kevin Polk took sixth place in the triple jump Saturday in the IHSA Class 3A Boys Track & Field meet at Eastern Illinois University. Polk’s jump of 47-0 3/4 was a new school record. Polk’s medal also was the first time a Guilford boys track athlete has medaled at the state meet since Garrett […]

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RPS athletes are top jumpers in IHSA track sectional

Jefferson’s John Funchess and Guilford’s Kevion Polk won the long jump and triple jump at Friday night’s IHSA Boys Track & Field 3A Huntley sectional. Funchess was second to Freeport’s Deion McShane in the NIC-10 conference meet long jump. He came out on top Friday with a leap of 22-2 to beat Loren Strickland of […]

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1974 Girls Track & Field

West snapped a two-year East conference winning streak back in the early days of girls high school sports. The top talent was concentrated in the mile run.

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NIC-10 Boys Track & Field championship

Place School Points 1. Rockton Hononegah 120 2. Machesney Park Harlem 99 3. Freeport 86 4. Rockford East 66 5. Belvidere North 55 6. Belvidere 39 7. Rockford Jefferson 39 8. Rockford Guilford 23 9. Rockford Auburn 16 10. Rockford Boylan 12

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East boys track team has best NIC-10 meet this millennium

District 205 athletes won four events at Friday night’s NIC-10 boys track & field championships at Guilford. Jefferson’s Dontae Young, Dontrell Edwards, Ahmad Washington and John Funchess won the 4×100 meter relay. The J-Hawks’ time of :42.97 edged East, which was second at :43.02. The same four for Jefferson teamed up to win the 4×200 […]

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McCoy, Mathis qualify for girls 3A state track meet

Crystal Mathis of Guilford and Alexandria McCoy of Auburn will represent District 205 at this weekend’s 3A girls state track & field meet at Eastern Illinois University. McCoy won the Antioch sectional shot put this week with a toss of 40-10 1/2. She took third in the discus as well, but her best effort of […]

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