Category: Track and field

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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Keeping up with your coaches: Kevin Anderson, Auburn

Rockford Auburn High School head boys and girls track coach Full-time Job: Student Advocate in Families in Transition program for school district Family: Two sons Keaton Anderson and Jordan Anderson Hometown: Chicago IL. High School and year you graduated: Rockford West, 1985 Athletic background: High school football player, four-time state qualifier on West track team. Received […]

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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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RPS athletes claim four top 10s in IESA track meet

Four Rockford Public Schools recorded top 10 finishes in this past weekend’s Illinois Elementary School Association state track meet. If the meet is a good representation, RPS has a number of talented sprinters coming up. Paige Alms of Flinn had the highest finish. She took fifth in the 6th-7th grade girls 100-meter dash with a […]

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Auburn sprinter qualifies for state meet

Auburn junior Syreal Holland qualified for next weekend’s IHSA Class 3A meet in the 100-meter dash. Holland ran the 100 at the Huntley sectional in :11.06, finishing second to Eric Mooney of Huntley. Holland won the NIC-10 100-meter title last weekend in Freeport by running a :11.18. Holland will be the lone athlete representing District […]

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Spangler, Guilford running great, highlights annual 2.05 run

Jenny Spangler, the Guilford distance runner who went to to excel at Iowa and then make the U.S. Olympic team as a marathoner, will be in Rockford on May 26 as a special guest for the fifth annual 2.05 Run to benefit Rockford Public Schools’ physical education programs. Spangler was inducted into the RPS Athletic […]

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29 from 205 aim for middle school state track titles

PEORIA – The middle school track season winds up this weekend in Peoria and 29 Rockford Public Schools athletes will be shooting for titles in the IESA state track meet. Flinn leads the way with 16 qualifiers, including Paige Alms, who made state in four sprinting events, and Michelle Gasmund, who qualified in three distance […]

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RPS athletes win four events in NIC-10 boys track meet

Several Rockford Public Schools athletes dazzled in the NIC-10 boys track meet the past two nights in Freeport and most of those athletes will be back in 2017-2018. District 205 athletes won four of the 18 events, claimed five second places and three third places. Junior Syreal Holland of Auburn won the 100 meters (:11.18), […]

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Auburn, Guilford track stars advance to state

DEKALB – Two Rockford Public Schools athletes earned one more track meet at the IHSA Class 3A DeKalb girls track & field sectional. Auburn senior Elle Maculan qualified for the IHSA Class 3A state meet in the 300-meter low hurdles by taking second in a time of :45.77. Maculan, who was second in the event […]

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