Category: Track and field

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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Hillman, Jefferson still tops in virtual 2.05 Run entries

ROCKFORD – With less than two days to go, Hillman Elementary and Jefferson High School lead in the number of entrants for annual Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings, this year’s 2.05 Run is virtual.  The school that has the most supporters enter wins a $500 prize and […]

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Hillman leading entries in virtual 2.05 Run

ROCKFORD – With 10 days to go to sign up and get your run in, nearly 225 already have registered for this year’s Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings, this year’s 2.05 Run is virtual. As one of the major fundraisers for the Rockford Sports Coalition, which supports […]

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Neal, Gray hope to add their names to champions list

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduates Alexcia Neal and Raelyn Gray are in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division 3 Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals today. With two wins, they will add their name to an impressive list of junior college national champions. East alum Noah Friske ran a leg on the NJCAA Division 1 national champion men’s […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 11 – Syreal Holland’s surreal speed

Auburn senior Syreal Holland went out in style this spring. Holland blazed to NIC-10 titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Holland won going away in both races. His :11.04 beat Dontay Thompson of Freeport by 0.36 seconds. His :22.38 in the 200 was nearly a second better than Thompson’s :23.23. It was Holland’s […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 12 – Valerie Daehler wins track MVP

ROCKFORD – Guilford track and field jumper extraordinaire Valerie Daehler was named the field MVP on the all-NIC-10 girls track team. Daehler tied for first in the high jump and won the NIC-10 long jump championship. She powered Guilford to fourth place in the NIC-10 track meet. It was a big step up for Daehler […]

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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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