Category: Swimming

Auburn swimmers earn a pair of fourths at Logterman Invitational

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn swimmers picked up a couple of fourth-place finishes at the highly competitive Dave Logterman Invitational Saturday at Harlem High School. The six-team meet included Hononegah, Algonquin, Belvidere’s Co-op team, Harlem and Byron. Auburn’s best individual finish came in the 50-yard freestyle where Auburn junior Zane Edleman came in fourth. Edleman also […]

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Guilford, Auburn swimmers qualify for state

BYRON – Auburn sophomore¬†Ali Cushing and Guilford freshman Ella Gasparini both earned another weekend of swimming. Cushing became the first Auburn swimmer – Carrie Zarse won three state titles as a diver – to qualify for state, swimming a 1:55.45 in the 200 yard freestyle at the Byron IHSA swimming and diving sectional. Gasparini qualified […]

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Auburn sophomore adds her name to Knights NIC-10 champion swimmers

FREEPORT – Auburn sophomore Ali Cushing won the 200-yard individual medley at Saturday’s NIC-10 girls swim meet, adding her name to the Knights growing list of swimming champions. Cushing’s best finish last year in the conference meet was a second place in the 100-yard freestyle. Saturday, she edged out Guilford freshman Ella Gasparini with a […]

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Register Star highlights Cushing’s quest to make Auburn history

Rockford Register Star reporter Jay Taft highlighted the rapid improvement of Auburn swimmer Ali Cushing. Diver Carrie Zarse won three state titles from 1988 to 1991, but no Auburn girls swimmer has ever advanced to state. Click here to read Taft’s piece, “Ali Cushing swims to become Auburn’s first female state qualifier.”

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Cushing takes 200-free title at Freeport Invitational

FREEPORT – Auburn sophomore Ali Cushing was the top District 205 performer in Saturday’s Freeport girls swimming invitational. Cushing, who already has set a couple of school records this year, won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.67. Cushing also teamed up with freshman Courtney Estes, junior Lydia Przytulski and junior Kristen Zuzga to […]

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Auburn’s Cushing off to record-breaking start

Auburn’s Ali Cushing broke the school 500-yard freestyle record in a tri-meet Thursday with Guilford and the Belvidere Co-op team. Cushing swam the race in 5:33.56, winning by more than 21 seconds. It was one of two wins by Cushing in the meet. She won the 50-yard freestyle by more than one second, swimming the […]

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Tracking progress – trophy cases beginning to fill up

If you ask anyone involved with Rockford Public Schools athletics if they are satisfied with where the sports programs stand, the answer is likely to be no. But if you look at the increasing number of milestones passed in the past couple of years, it is fair to say that District 205 is making progress […]

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Johnson finishes in 20’s at state swim meet

EVANSTON – Auburn’s Mitchell Johnson wrapped up a remarkable senior year with two solid swims at the IHSA state swim meet. Johnson qualified in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. Johnson finished 26th in the 200 IM and 28th in the 100 breaststroke. He was trying to become just the fourth Auburn swimmer […]

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Auburn swimmer qualifies for state in two events

ROCKFORD – Auburn senior Mitchell Johnson qualified for state in two events Saturday at the Rockford Jefferson sectional. Johnson, who won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle at the NIC-10 championships two weeks ago, won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. It’s the latest breakthrough in what has been a remarkable improvement for Johnson. […]

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Guilford just misses NIC-10 swimming title

FREEPORT – The Guilford Vikings narrowly missed winning District 205’s first NIC-10 swimming title since 2007, finishing second to Hononegah, 256-254. Still, it was the highest point total in a NIC-10 swim meet for a District 205 school since 2008. District 205 swimmers won four of the 12 events and finished second in four others. […]

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