Category: Cross Country

RPS has 16 boys looking to make IHSA state cross country

ROCKTON – The Auburn and Guilford boys cross country teams took third and fourth in last weekend’s Hononegah Class 3A boys cross country regional. The Knights were led by Jonah Garcia and Peter Maculan, who both finished in the top 10. For Guilford, it was its depth that led the way. The Vikings had no […]

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Twelve RPS runners alive in cross country race for state

ROCKTON – Auburn’s girls cross country team and five runners from East and Guilford will run in this Saturday’s IHSA Class 3A sectional hoping to advance to the IHSA state meet. This past Saturday, Auburn finished fourth overall at the Hononegah regional to advance as a team. The Knights were led by juniors Taylor Wartell […]

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RPS runners impress in NIC-10 cross country races

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools runners claimed five top 10 finishes in Saturday’s NIC-10 cross country races at Searls Park. Auburn senior Jonah Garcia and junior Peter Maculan came in second and third in the boys race. Both finished about 13 seconds behind the race’s winner, Max Beutel of Belvidere North. The strong showing by […]

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Eisenhower dominates All City Cross Country meet

ROCKFORD – The Eisenhower Eagles won both the boys and girls championships in convincing fashion in Tuesday’s All City Cross Country Meet. Eisenhower had four of the top five finishers in both races. In the girls race, Eisenhower took the top four spots. Madalyn Hefty ran the 1.9-mile race in 12:22 to edge Madison Harmsen […]

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Auburn tennis player, Guilford runner are National Merit semifinalists

ROCKFORD – Two RPS 205 athletes are semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. Victoria Wu, a tennis player at Auburn, and Caitlin Ehrhardt, a cross country and track athlete at Guilford, are among 16,000 students across the country with qualifying test scores for the scholarships. Wu and Ehrhardt can continue in the competition […]

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Auburn boys win Oregon Open

OREGON – The Auburn Knights boys cross country team won the Oregon Open Saturday by having all five of their runners finish in the top 25. Peter Maculan was second overall with a time of 16:50, while Jonah Garcia was fourth coming in at 16:55. Aaron Tatman finished 18th, Jacob Melvin 21st and Ryan Sweeney […]

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RPS stars Garcia and Sayyalinh show big things ahead

ROCKFORD – Two RPS 205 incoming seniors showed this weekend that big things could be ahead for them in the 2019-2020 school year. On Saturday, Auburn’s Jonah Garcia sprinted to first place in the K-12 division of the 35th annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile. Garcia finished fourth in the NIC-10 cross country meet as a […]

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Record number of runners hit streets in 2.05 Run

ROCKFORD – The sixth annual Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run drew a record 298 runners to downtown Rockford Saturday. The number of participants shattered last year’s mark of 266 for the run that starts and ends at the Rockford City Market outdoor pavilion. The race is one of three annual fundraisers the Rockford Sports Coalition […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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East, Auburn boys cross country teams advance to sectionals

ROCKFORD – Nineteen Rockford School District boys cross country runners qualified for sectionals at Saturday’s Rockford Guilford IHSA Class 3A regional. East finished fourth and Auburn sixth as teams in the eight-team regional, advancing as teams, while five Guilford runners advanced as individuals. For Auburn, it marked the first time its entire team advanced out […]

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