Category: Cross Country

Two Vikings have one more race to run

PEORIA – Two Guilford Vikings runners qualified for one more run at glory at this past weekend’s IHSA sectional cross country meets. Sophomore Brandon Lawson finished seventh in the Lake Park sectional with a time of 15:55.5 over the three-mile course and junior Juan Del Real came in 19th. Del Real and Lawson finished first […]

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Guilford boys, girls cross country teams advance out of regionals

MACHESNEY PARK – Both Guilford cross country teams will take all their runners to sectionals on October 30. The boys team took fourth behind an outstanding run by sophomore Brandon Lawson. Lawson finished second, running the three-mile course in 15:55.8. Juan Del Real was fifth for the Vikings, followed by Landon Bachta (19th), Nathan Sevey […]

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Strong weekend for Guilford teams

It was a great Labor Day weekend for several Rockford Public Schools teams. * Guilford’s girls tennis team went 4-0 and won the Cary-Grove Invitational. * Guilford’s girls swim team took second place in the Sterling Invitational. * Guilford’s boys cross country team took second to Hampshire (losing by two points) behind top 10 finishes […]

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College runners win 2.05 Run

A pair of college athletes home for Memorial Day weekend were the top runners in the eighth annual RPS 2.05 Run to benefit Rockford Public Schools athletics. Tristan Olpin of Rockford, a cross country runner for Emory University in Atlanta, ran the course in 10:23.5 to win the overall race by more than a minute […]

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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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