Category: Track and field

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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Friske wins in windy John Bell Invitational

AURORA – Noah Friske brought home East’s only first-place medal Saturday in the cold, windy John Bell Invitational at West Aurora High School. Friske ran a personal best 2:00.39 in the 800 meters and he needed it to edge Bennett Melone of St. Charles East, who came in at 2:00.48. Friske added a fourth-place finish […]

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RPS 205 loses two top stars from years past

The Rockford School District sadly lost two of its top former athletes this past week. Joel Peterson, who was a collegiate Division I football and track athlete from East, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dick Johnson, a 1962 Auburn graduate who finished fifth in the state in tennis as a […]

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Friske, Scanlon led E-Rabs to 4th in East St. Louis JJK Invitational

EAST ST. LOUIS – The East E-Rabs boys track team won three events and recorded 17 top-10 finishes in Saturday’s JJK Invitational. East took fourth overall out of 14 teams, showing off impressive depth in its younger athletes. Senior Noah Friske, though, led the way. The two-time NIC-10 cross country champion dominated the 800-meter run. […]

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Auburn girls earn two top 5s in Kaneland track meet

MAPLE PARK – Auburn’s girls track team brought home two top-five finishes in Saturday’s 17-team Kaneland Invitational. Sophomore Taylor Wartell was the top finisher, taking fourth in the 3,200-meter run. Wartell ran the race in 12:17.9. Fellow Sophomore Isabella Roethle was fifth in the 800-meter run. She ran the race in 2:31.07. The Knights have […]

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RPS 205 wins five titles in boys/girls NIC-10 indoor track meets

ROCKFORD – Noah Friske won the NIC-10 boys indoor 1,600 meter championship Wednesday and was a part of the first-place 4×400-relay team as well. In all, RPS 205 athletes won five titles in the boys and girls meets. In the girls meet on Thursday, Jefferson speedster J’Kaiya Rosario won the 60-meter dash and Valerie Daehler […]

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Super jumper leads Guilford to second in Byron indoor meet

BYRON – Guilford junior Valerie Daehler won two of the four events claimed by RPS 205 athletes Saturday at the Byron Indoor Preview meet. Daehler won the high jump by clearing 5-foot-3 inches. She’s already cleared 5-5 at a February competition. Daehler finished third in the NIC-10 outdoor meet high jump last year with a […]

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Guilford wins two events at Auburn girls indoor meet

ROCKFORD – Guilford’s 800-meter relay team and junior high jumper Valerie Daehler won events Saturday at the Rockford Auburn Girls Showcase Invitational. Daehler’s best jump Saturday was 5 feet, 4 inches, and she took first based on fewer misses. The team of Marquoya Polite, Carreana Curtis, Shaniah Johnson and Maya Cable teamed up for the […]

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Once an E-Rab, always an E-Rab

Coaching is long and arduous work and no one gets rich doing it at the high school level. So why do it? Anthony Wilson gives a glimpse into why he spends hours with teenagers trying to get them to run just a little bit faster.

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Coaching passion key to success

Kevin Anderson is a student advocate in the families in transition department for Rockford Public Schools. He also has been involved in coaching at Auburn for several years in football and track. Click here to see why he does it?

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