Category: Track and field

RPS athletes win two events at Auburn track invite

ROCKFORD – District 205 athletes won two events Saturday at Auburn’s indoor invitational track meet. Stephon Lindhe of Guilford won the 60-meter dash and took second in the 200. Jonah Garcia of Auburn finished first in the 800-meter run and teamed up with Andrew Baxter, Matt Seigel and Ryan Sweeney to take second in the […]

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Distance runners excel at Auburn Jerry Lowe invitational

ROCKFORD – Auburn runners captured a fourth-place and two fifth-place showings in the Jerry Lowe Indoor Track Invitational at Auburn. East’s track team captured two sixth-place finishes in the 18-team meet. Auburn’s 800-meter relay team was the top District 205 finisher, with Antione Williams, Syreal Holland, Zachariah Steel and Hershey Ellis taking fourth. Andrew Baxter […]

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Distance runners excelled at AAU indoor meet

ROCKFORD – More than 500 athletes filled the Auburn field house this past weekend for the Northern AAU National Indoor Championship and one District 205 runner came away with a title. Jonah Garcia of Auburn took first place in the 16-year-old 1,500 meters. Garcia, running for Rockford FIRE Track Club ran the race in 4:28.91, […]

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Four District 205 runners in top 10 of State Street Mile

Auburn’s Elle Maculan took fourth place out of 55 runners in the 15-19 division of Saturday’s State Street Mile, the top finisher of four District 205 runners in the top 10. Maculan ran the mile in 5:51.09. Caitlin Ehrhardt of Guilford was sixth at 5:52.21 and a pair of East runners, Merline Muoapi and Adriana […]

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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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