Category: Track and field

Guilford to honor former track coach Lee Marks tonight!

ROCKFORD – Guilford will host a dedication ceremony tonight to rename its track in honor of legendary coach Lee Marks. Marks was the first African American to coach a varsity sport in the Rockford School District when he took over the Guilford track program in 1967. He made the honor last, coaching the Vikings track […]

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Last list for 2021 – all the RPS spring all-conference athletes

ROCKFORD – Five Rockford Public Schools athletes were named MVPs in spring sports, a strong showing to end a very strange year for athletes around the country. Chris Park and doubles teammates Drew Lican and Sharan Kamaraj were the MVPs in boys tennis for the conference champion Auburn Knights. Super sophomore Michelle Gasmund was girls […]

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Luster, Muhammad bring back state track medals

A’Tiq Muhammad and Makarious Luster ended a medals drought for Rockford Public Schools at the IHSA 3A state track meet. Muhammad and Luster each brought back sixth-place medals, the first medals won by RPS athletes since 2017 when Kevion Polk finished sixth in the triple jump. Guilford’s Muhammad soared to sixth place in the long […]

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Six E-Rabs, one Viking qualify for state track meet

HUNTLEY – The East E-Rabs will have six athletes in next weekend’s IHSA Class 3A track meet. They’ll be joined by one Guilford jumper. East’s Marquez Gray again led the way for East at Wednesday night’s Huntley sectional. Gray ran a personal record :10.99 in the 100 meters to tie for first and followed it […]

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Young American awards shows off best of RPS

The Rockford Register Star has been giving the Young American award to outstanding teenagers since the 1950s. This year, the newspaper picked 17 outstanding young men and women and has been publishing a profile a day of each of the honorees. A couple from this past week featured Rockford Public Schools students who excelled both […]

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East’s Gray dazzles at boys NIC-10 track meet

Rockford Public Schools athletes won nine events at Friday night’s NIC-10 boys track meet at Harlem, led by a strong night from East sprinter Marquez Gray. Gray won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and then teamed up with Javius Catlin, Jeremiah Crawford and Deterrace Dotson to win the 4×200-meter relay. Gray’s big night led […]

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Huge night for Guilford sprint relay teams!

Seven Guilford runners teamed up Thursday night to qualify all three of Guilford’s girls sprint relay teams to next week’s IHSA Class 3A state meet. Those seven will be joined at the state meet by super sophomore Michelle Gasmund. Carreanna Curtis and A’Yana Gray teamed up with Riyyah Chatman and Jolena Site to win the […]

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Gasmund, Site lead Guilford to best NIC-10 finish this millennium

Two sophomores powered Guilford to third place in this weekend’s NIC-10 girls track meet, the best finish by any Rockford Public Schools team in more than 20 years. Michelle Gasmund won two events and took third in two others, and Jolena Site brought home a first, a second and then powered two relay teams to […]

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Sports kicks into overdrive

For much of this school year, hallways and gyms have been eerily quiet.  That all changes 360 degrees this week. Football and girls volleyball wrapped up Saturday, but baseball and softball conference play kicks off this week and boys volleyball, boys and girls track and wrestling all begin competition this week as well. This week’s […]

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Auburn runner climbing fast in Navy career

Deborah Davis-Reid McIvey, a 1989 Auburn graduate, continues to add to an impressive resume with the U.S. Navy. Deborah was about as well rounded of a student as you’ll find while at Auburn. A member of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program, she sang in the a capella program, served on the student council, […]

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