Category: Cross Country

Giving thanks to our coaches

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Sports Coalition is extremely thankful on this Thanksgiving Day for all the staff and coaches who work daily with District 205 students to help them succeed. The Rockford Public Schools resevoir of dedicated and effective coaches has never been deeper, which was illustrated by the fact that RPS coaches earned coach […]

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Solid fall season for several RPS athletes

ROCKFORD – In a season that wasn’t typical, Rockford Public Schools had lots of athletes turning in typically outstanding seasons. RPS runners swept the MVP awards in cross country. Three boys cross country runners made first team All-NIC-10 and another was named special mention. Four RPS runners made the first team girls team and another […]

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Guilford’s Gasmund adds another cross country title

ROCKFORD – Sophomore Michelle Gasmund added an IHSA regional cross country title to her trophy collection, cruising to a more than six second victory over Algonquin Jacobs’ Kelly Carpenter. Gasmund, who dominated the NIC-10 cross country meet the week before, ran the three-mile course in 18:42. Madison Harmsen, a Guilford freshman, was the next highest […]

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RPS runners sweep NIC-10 cross country titles

BELVIDERE – A pair of Rockford Public Shools runners ran dominant races Saturday to claim the boys and girls cross country championships. Guilford sophomore Michelle Gasmund won the girls race by nearly 1 minute over Rachel Hilby of Boylan. Gasmund, who finished third in the race as a freshman for East last, raced the nearly […]

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Last thanks to East’s super seniors

In May, East announced its annual top awards and scholarship winners. Athletes of the Year: Roberto Davila and Kabrea Jamerson. Scholar Athletes of the Year: Hailey Hunter and Jack Bathje., Austin Rux Memorial Scholarship: Carter Wyatt. Craig Stalcup Memorial Scholarship: Tay’Veon Lake. Austin Rux was an East student who died just before his sophomore year […]

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Hillman, Jefferson still tops in virtual 2.05 Run entries

ROCKFORD – With less than two days to go, Hillman Elementary and Jefferson High School lead in the number of entrants for annual Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings, this year’s 2.05 Run is virtual.  The school that has the most supporters enter wins a $500 prize and […]

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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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