Category: Cross Country

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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19 District 205 girls runners advance out of IHSA regional

ROCKFORD – The girls cross country teams from Auburn and Guilford advanced to sectionals out of the IHSA Guilford Regional Saturday. Those 14 runners will be joined by four individuals from East’s cross country team and one runner from Jefferson. Auburn sophomore Tayor Wartell was the top RPS runner Saturday, finishing 12th overall with a […]

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East’s Friske wins NIC-10 boys cross country title

ROCKFORD – East senior Noah Friske cruised to his second straight NIC-10 boys cross country title Saturday at Jefferson High School. Friske ran the 3-mile course in 16:00.8, beating Belvidere North’s Max Beutel by 6.5 seconds. Friske is completing one of the best cross country careers in Rockford School District history. He was 10th in […]

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NIC-10 Boys Cross Country Meet

Place School Points 1. Rockton Hononegah 38 2. Belvidere North 73 3. Rockford East 89 4. Rockford Auburn 107 5. Belvidere 125 6. Rockford Boylan 158 7. Machesney Park Harlem 168 8. Rockford Guilford 183 9. Freeport 210 10. Rockford Jefferson 306

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Three Marshall runners qualify for IESA cross country meet

Three Rockford Marshall runners will be joining runners from Eisenhower and Flinn at the IESA state cross country meet this Saturday. Marshall was in the IESA 2A Kingston sectional Saturday. Seventh-grader Nino Fulbright qualified on the boys side, while seventh-grader Ekaterina Demtriev and eighth-grader Mikayla Durkin qualified on the girls side. They’ll be in Peoria […]

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Two District 205 runners qualify for IESA cross country meet

Rockford Eisenhower seventh-grader Madison Harmsen and Flinn eighth-grader Michelle Gasmund qualified for the IESA Class 3A state cross country meet. Gasmund and Harmsen have been the top middle school runners all season. The two finished 1-2 at last weekend’s All-City Meet. The state meet is next Saturday at Maxwell Park in Normal. The Illinois Elementary School […]

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Flinn’s Gasmund, Marshall’s Fulbright win All-City meet

Flinn’s Michelle Gasmund and Neeno Fulbright of Marshall won Tuesday’s All-City middle school cross country meet. Fulbright beat Sam Retzer of Eisenhower Middle School by 13 seconds. Retzer ran a very wet 3,000-meter course in 10:31 to Retzer’s 10:44. Flinn’s Juan Ismael Del Real also broke 11 minutes with a 10:53. Although Flinn had two […]

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Auburn’s Wartell wins 3K run at Winnebago’s Schmidt Invitational

Taylor Wartell and Isabella Roethle finished first and second to lead Auburn to a win in the Schmidt Invitational three kilometer open division this past weekend. Wartell ran the race 12:57.0 and Roethle in 13:32.9. Their finishes helped Auburn finish ahead of Winnebago in the six teams in that division. Lillian McQueeny also was top […]

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