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Rockford Christian Athletics

Creating Winners in the Classroom, in competition, and in Christianity

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Rockford Christian Athletics

Creating Winners in the Classroom, in competition, and in Christianity

Rockford Christian Athletics

Creating Winners in the Classroom, in competition, and in Christianity

Centennial Park, Rock Falls - The DyeStat 1A #2 preseason ranked Royal Lions opened the 2017 cross country campaign with the team title at the Rock Falls Rocket Run Invitational. Rockford Christian scored 49 points in the 11 school meet - placing four runners in the top 15. Sterling Newman (preseason ranked #16 in 1A) finished second with 63 points. Dawson Smith of Rock Falls won the individual title in a time of 15:35 over the 3.0 mile course against 86 competitors. Brent Brunner (Jr.) was the top Rockford Christian finisher in 7th place with a time of 16:39. The 2-3-4 pack of Nicolas Capriola (Jr.), Carter Fryer (So.), and Stephen Thomas ( Fr.) all had medal finishes in 10-11-12 places. They ran 17:32, 17:36, and 17:38, respectively. Cal Granite (Jr.) closed out the scoring five in 17th place with a time of 18:00. Josh Honkamp (Jr.) and JT Emenecker (So.) finished 30th and 31st with times of 18:38 and 18:40. Top 5 Varsity Team Scores: 1. Rockford Christian - 49 2. Sterling Newman - 63 3. Rock Falls - 70 4. Erie-Prophetstown - 119 5. St. Bede - 161 In the open race, Rockford Christian finished 1-2-3. D’ Artagnon Beaver (Fr.) won his first high school race. He was followed by teammates Daniel Isley (So.) and Collin Hook (Fr.). Full meet results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=136872#/16665‚Äč ...

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Boys Varsity Track

10 months ago

Byron, IL - Fresh off their #1 team power ranking from MileSplit in the Illinois 1A class, the Rockford Christian boys competed in the twelve team Byron Preview on Saturday, March 11. The Royal Lions saw 16 personal bests and an outstanding 11 all time program top ten performances. Rockford Christian finished fifth as a team with 43 points. Burlington Central (2A) won the meet with 78 points.   The 4x800m quartet of Nicolas Capriola (So.) , Josiah Vogel (Jr.) , Andy Volk (So.) , and Riley Well (So.) set what appears to be the 1A best running 8:36.62. All four ran personal best relay splits and together combined for the seventh fastest mark run within the program.   Noah Fulcomer (So.) continues his rapid improvement in the short hurdle races. Fulcomer ran 8.46 in the 55m hurdle prelims - a time that when converted is just .01 off the 60m school record. Likewise, Josh Drog (So.) ran his third consecutive hurdle best in 9.91.   Sal Mendez (Jr.) , Spenser Patterson (Jr.) , Skyler Blanton (So.) , and Andrew Villacorta (Sr.) ran the 10th fastest indoor 4x200m for RCSTF in 1:40.81. Blanton’s split of 24.3 also ranks him as one of the program’s fastest 200m indoor legs. Varsity sprinters Quinn Halversen (Sr.) and Jacob Kennay (Jr.) took a layoff from the four lap relay to compete in the 400m Open. Their respective marks of 54.44 and 55.59 placed them second and third in the meet, and also puts them in the RCSTF all time top ten rankings. Kennay might have set the official school record in the 55m dash earlier in the meet, but the meet host’s fully automatic timer failed. His 6.5 manual time is an unofficial program record. In the final, Kennay did post a 6.93 FAT - which is just .1 shy of the official school record.   The final top program performances came from Jack Kurtz (Sr.) and Brent Brunner (So.) in the 1600m. Both ran significant personal bests of 4:48.59 and 4:48.91 and current rank as the seventh and eighth best RCSTF all time runners.   Full team and individual results from the Byron Indoor Preview can be found here: http://www.illinoistoptimes.com/results/49093 ...

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Boys Varsity Track

10 months ago

Normal, IL - Rockford Christian boys competed in the 32 team mega-meet in Illinois State University’s Horton Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 4. The 12 Annual University High School Invitational was unscored, but the Royal Lions notched two event wins in the high jump and the 1600m.   Quinn Halversen (Sr.) cleared the bar at 6’ 4” in the high jump to begin a spectacular day for both himself and the team. His leap currently places #2 in 1A according to the Athletic.net rankings. Halversen went on to run 23.82 in the 200m breaking a twelve old program record - his fourth school record in four weeks.   Riley Wells (So.) took the event win in the 1600m with an indoor personal best of 4:29.69. The performance makes him the fastest sophomore in program history and rates him #2 in 1A at this time.   All together the RCSTF boys team tallied 22 personal records set on the day. Amongst these highlights, several Rockford Christian athletes stood out with their all time program performances. In the 60m Hurdles Noah Fulcomer (So.) navigated back-to-back personal bests of 9.38 and 9.29 and made the event final. Connor Rosche (Sr.) and Elijah Nitz (So.) both chucked personal records of 46’ 0” and 43’ 11” in the shot put and made finals, too. Finally, Jacob Kennay (Jr.) ran the fourth fastest 60m school history in 7.48. Later in the day Kennay ran 24.54 in the 200m on the tight curves of the Horton track.   Complete results for all events can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzHBtrAUAnoFNjJQWUl2LXVWSUNuNGpYWUlibHZVMi10cUgw ...

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Boys Varsity Track

10 months ago

Rockford, IL -- After a two week layoff from competition, the Rockford Christian boys squad set the track on fire at the Rockford Auburn Fieldhouse. Rockford Christian fielded 28 athletes in a total of 32 events and produced 39 personal records, 14 all time program performances, and 2 school records. The team finished 5th out of 15 teams at the 3rd Annual Rockford Auburn Invitational. The Royal Lions won one event and scored 34 points. Hononegah (3A) won the meet with 109 points.   Kody Page (So.) finished 3rd in the high jump with a personal best 5’ 10” leap. The mark currently puts him tied as the fourth best jumper in the Illinois 1A class according to the Illinois Top Times published rankings at this time. His teammate Jace Joiner (So.) tied his personal best at 5’ 4” in the event as well.   Jack Kurtz (Sr.) traded his goggles for track spikes this weekend, having just finished out the swim season. Kurtz set the pace for the team’s trio of 3200m runners and finished 2nd in a personal record of 10:26.58. The mark currents ranks him as the third fastest in 1A at the time of this publication, and it puts Kurtz on the RCSTF all time lists at eighth. Noah Wells (Sr.) saw a 15 second improvement on his previous best in the same race running 10:44.25 - he finished sixth out of the field of 23 runners. Another multi sport athlete Cal Granite (So.) impressively moved from the jayvee basketball court onto the track this week and he too ran a personal best in 11:20.16.   In the 60m Hurdles Noah Fulcomer (So.) dropped a big personal best of 9.48 and finished 6th in a field of 23 runners. Fulcomer’s time places as the fourth fastest hurdler in 1A, currently. He also moves to #5 all time within the RCSTF program. Newcomer Josh Drog (So.) ran in his first hurdle race in 11.30 after just seven days of practice.   Tobias McIntosh (Jr.) entered his first pole vault competition of the season after finishing out the swim season. McIntosh vaulted an indoor personal best of 8’ 1” and finished 10th. The new height placed McIntosh on the program’s top time list.   Sophomores Riley Wells and Nicolas Capriola both ran lifetime bests in the 800m open. Wells ran 2:02.76 and placed third. Capriola, in his first ever 8, split 29 seconds in the first 200m but held on to run 2:13.79.   In the long jump, Grant Singer (Sr.) improved his personal best to 16’ 0.5” and assisted Kalib Aboobaker (Fr.) in his first ever long jump competition.   The freshman duo of  Daniel Isely and J. T. Emenecker both ran personal bests in the 1600m in 5:26.33 and 5:27.13.   The 4x200m relay of Jacob Kennay (Jr.) , Josiah Vogel (Jr.) , Quinn Halversen (Sr.) and Spencer Patterson (Jr.) produced the first school record of the competition. The quartet ran 1:36.02 with respective splits of 24.2, 23.7, 23.4, and 24.6. Halversen’s 23.3 is also the fastest relay split ever run within the program indoors. Finally, the mark ranks the squad #1 in Illinois within 1A. The jayvee 4x2 crew of Sal Mendez (Jr.) , Skyler Blanton (So.) , Fulcomer, and Connor Cunningham (So.) went four-for-four with personal best splits of 25.8, 25.0, 25.7, 25.1. The total time of 1:41.83 just misses the program all time listing.   The Rockford Christian field crew flexed their might in the shot put. Elijah Nitz (So.) threw 42’ 2”. While Jaden Ferlita (So.) and James Smith (Jr.) both tossed personal bests of 34’ 10” and 34’ 7” respectively.   The show stopper, however, was the 4x400m relay. Kennay, Vogel, Halversen, and Wells blistered the track to close out the meet with the team’s only event victory of the meet. Their combined effort of 3:34.98 is a school record and also ranks as the best time posted by a 1A school in Illinois.   Complete results from the 3rd Annual Rockford Auburn Indoor Invitational from all events and schools can be found at the following link: http://www.accuracetiming.com/results/rab_2017b.pdf ...

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Girls Varsity Track

11 months ago

  ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN TRACK & FIELD _______________________________________________________________________ Athlete Blog Feb 12 - Feb 18 ____________...

Boys Varsity Track

11 months ago

ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN TRACK & FIELD Athlete Blog Week 3 Jan 30 - Feb 4 Josiah Vogel: Junior 4x800m: School Record Holder & State Champion (7...

Boys Varsity Track

11 months ago

Rockford, IL -- The Rockford Christian boys opened the 2017 track and field campaign finishing 7th out of 19 teams in the Jerry Lowe Indoor Invitational held at the Rockford Auburn field house. The meet was the largest held in Illinois over the weekend and consisted of mostly 2A and 3A teams. Royal Lions won 2 events and tallied 32 points. Hoffman Estates (3A) won the invitational with 75 points.   Rockford Christian fielded 20 boys in 35 events and saw an amazing 22 personal records.   Quinn Halversen (Sr.) won the first event of the meet leaping 6’ 2” in the jump high. Kody Page (So.) jumped 5’ 8” and saw an 4 inch improvement. The mark makes Page the 8th best indoor jumper in program history.   Riley Wells (So.) was the squad’s second event winner in the 800m. Wells was able to “bust the rust” in his 2:03.35 negative split. The performance is an indoor personal best and ranks him #5 for RCSTF indoor all time.   Other point scorers included Connor Rosche (Sr.) throwing the shot put for the first time indoors moving to #5 on the RCSTF all time list. Rosche’s put of 45’ 8” placed him 5th out of 35 competitors. Elijah Nitz (So.) also collected a personal best with his chuck of 42’ 5” to rank him at #8 within program history.   The 4x400m relay of Jacob Kennay (Jr.) , Halversen, Josiah Vogel (Jr.) , and Wells ran a blistering 3:38.22 to finish 3rd place. The time is the fastest run within the program during the month of February and is the 5th fastest ever. Halversen and Wells both split personal bests of 54.2 and 53.1, respectively.   Another notable performance was that of the 4x200m relay. The quartet of Kennay, Halversen, Vogel and newcomer Connor Cunningham (So.) ran 1:39.99. The performance is the fastest ever run for Rockford Christian in February and ranks as the 7th fastest on the all time lists. All four runners tied or broke their personal bests. Vogel’s split of 23.6 is a program record, as well.   RCSTF relay splits can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17NCVk_E22fuvM68DUaCeVtC6XcWoI-pRx8bWDaOwl9T7MmTACiccdL7Byi_N2wmr7ryUmtL7AA1MQwNG ...

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Girls Varsity Track

11 months ago

  ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN TRACK & FIELD _______________________________________________________________________   Athlete Blog Jan 22 - Jan 28 ...

Detweiller Park, Peoria, IL -- On a crisp cool morning, varsity co-captain Madison Franseen  lined up in box 36 at historic Detweiller Park, host of the IHSA 1A cross country state me...

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