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 the 400-meter relay team that finished second to East St. Louis Lincoln. He also notched a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash.

The Falcons took fifth as a team behind Johnson’s big day.

The highest finisher among the girls was Eisenhower’s Jayda Cruz, who finished eighth in the 100 meters.

A complete list of the Rockford Public Schools finishers is below.

Girls 7AA
Event Pl. Athlete School Mark
100 meters 24. Natalyia Stallings Eisenhower :14.04
200 meters 23. Natalyia Stallings Eisenhower :28.52
4×100 meter relay 11. Essence Horton Graves, Makhia Marzette,
Cherish Walker, Malli Williams
Kennedy :54.53
Pole vault 14. Kassandra Carpenter Marshall 6-9
Boys 7AA
100 meters 2. Rasheed Johnson Flinn :12.34
200 meters 7. Rasheed Johnson Flinn :25.00
800 meters 27. Brandon Lawson Eisenhower 2:23.01
110 meter hurdles 6. Douglas Plaxico Flinn :17.42
4×100 meter relay 2. Deterrace Dotson, Jayden Green,
Trent Lewis, Rasheed Johnson
Flinn :48.37
4×200 meter relay 25. Jamir Hightower, Trent Lewis,
Zyair Lee, Douglas Plaxico
Flinn 1:49.74
Girls 8AA
100 meters 8. Jayda Cruz Eisenhower :13.67
200 meters 16. Jolena Site Eisenhower :27.42
400 meters 15. Michelle Gasmund Flinn 1:02.24
400 meters 22. Jolena Site Eisenhower 1:03.21
800 meters 14. Michelle Gasmund Flinn 2:27.01
1,600 meters 30. Michelle Gasmund Flinn 5:50.07
4×100 meter relay 23. Amanda Curry, Natalyia Stallings,
Ja-Lin Craigs-Ingram, Jayda Cruz
Eisenhower :54.40
Long jump 35. Ciara Esper Kennedy 12-5 3/4
Boys 8AA
200 meters 23. Jaden Thornton Eisenhower :25.13

Posted on 05.19.19