Category: Track and field

Four RPS athletes qualify for AAU Junior Olympics

JOLIET – Four Rockford Public Schools 205 athletes earned trips to Greensboro, North Carolina, to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics. Madalyn Hefty, Jackson Hefty, Aiden Gasmund and Michelle Gasmund all qualified at the AAU Region 13 Qualifier in Joliet. The qualifier was held from June 27 to June 30. The Heftys and Gasmunds compete […]

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Guilford’s Daehler named co-girls track MVP

ROCKFORD – Guilford track and field jumper extraordinaire Valerie Daehler was named the field MVP on the all-NIC-10 girls track team. tied for first in the high jump and won the NIC-10 long jump championship earlier this month. Daehler was one of four Rockford Public Schools athletes named to the first team. Joining her: Guilford’s […]

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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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Four RPS athletes named to all-NIC-10 girls track team

ROCKFORD – Guilford triple jumper Shaniah Johnson headlines the list of Rockford Public Schools first team All-NIC-10 girl track athletes. Johnson won the NIC-10 triple jump championship and then qualified for the IHSA state track meet for the second straight year.  Guilford teammate Valerie Daehler, Kayla Wells of East and Hazel McClinton of Jefferson joined […]

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Flinn’s Johnson top RPS star in IESA state meet

EAST PEORIA – Flinn Falcon speedster Rasheed Johnson impressed in the Illinois Elementary School Association state track meet this weekend. Johnson finished second in a photo finish in the boys 7th-grade AA 100 meter dash. Johnson ran a :12.34 to Peter Baxton of East St. Louis Lincoln’s :12.30. Johnson also ran the anchor leg of […]

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Auburn’s Holland speeds his way to state

ROCKFORD – Syreal Holland, the two-time NIC-10 100-meter dash champion, won both the 100- and 200-meter titles at Friday’s IHSA Class 3A sectional meet at Guilford. Holland raced to a :11.08 in the 100, comfortably beating Antonio Passarelli of Huntley’s :11.19. Holland won the NIC-10 100-meter title last week with a time of :11.04. Holland […]

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Guilford’s Johnson heads back to state track meet

ROCKFORD – Guilford junior Shaniah Johnson kept the Rockford Public Schools girls track season going Thursday night by qualifying for the IHSA Class 3A state track meet. Johnson finished third in the Antioch sectional in the triple jump with a leap of 36-10 3/4. She surpassed the qualifying distance in preliminaries and skipped the finals […]

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RPS athletes win six NIC-10 track titles

ROCKFORD – East and Auburn combined to   win six events at Thursday night’s NIC-10 track meet at Guilford, the best showing for Rockford Public Schools since 2014. The Knights’ Syreal Holland was the top performer. Holland blazed his way to first place in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. It was his second […]

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West, Flinn win All-City track meets

ROCKFORD – The West Warriors boys track team and Flinn’s girls track team dominated Saturday’s Genelle Samuelson All City Championships. The Warriors scored 121 points, while Eisenhower and Flinn tied for second at 65 points, in the boys meet. Flinn finished first in the girls meet with 100 points, followed by Marshall with 73 points […]

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Master’s Mile added to East Relays

ROCKFORD – The Rockford East Relays take place on April 27 at Swanson Stadium and organizers have added a race for the public to kick it off. The field events for the fifth annual Relays – in its second incarnation – begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Master’s Mile at 11 a.m. The Mile […]

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