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2019 Cross Country Sectional Meet Qualifiers Fuller Forest Preserve, Winnebago – For the 19 th time in the 20 years of program history, Rockford Christian boys cross country advanced to the Sectional meet.  The Royal Lions placed 2 nd at the Winnebago 1A Regional Meet on Saturday, October 26. The boys (ranked 1A #22 ILXCTF) fell to Harvest Christian Academy (1A #4) by a score of 23 to 45. Tristan Olpin of Keith Country Day was top individual, out of 98 runners, in a time of 14:31 on the 2.85 mile course at Fuller.   D’Artganon Beaver (Jr.), fresh off a BNC All-Conference top 5 finish, earned his first All-Regional medal finishing 4 th in 15:07. Beaver is the twenty-fourth Rockford Christian runner -- since program inception in 2000 -- to merit the distinction.  Stephen Thomas (Jr.) ran his best race of the season running 15:32 - which when converted ties his lifetime 3 mile personal record. The RC sophomore trio of Ethan Walsh , Benjamin Capriola , and Adison Elliott closed the Royal Lion scoring pack in 12th, 15th, and 17th place. They ran 15:53, 16:08, and 16:14, respectively.  Co-captain Carter Fryer  (Sr.) finished within a single stride of the pack running 16:16.  Co-captain Josiah Emenecker (Sr.) recorded a personal best on the 2.85 Fuller loops in 16:25. A mark that converted to 3 miles also rates as a career best.   Complete team and individual results can be found on the IHSA website here: https://www.ihsa.org/data/ccb/204882.pdf ...

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BNC All-Conference & Honorable Mention Emenecker, Elliot, Thomas, Walsh, Capriola, Beaver, and Fryer (left to right) Fuller Forest Preserve, Winnebago -- The Rockford Christian (1A #14) boys began championship racing with a strong showing at the Big Northern Conference meet on Saturday, October 19. The Royal Lions fell to Dixon (2A #1) by a score of 24 to 66 in the eleven school competition. It was, however, a remarkable day of racing with six of the boys wearing black and blue checkerboards earning all-conference honors.    D’ Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) once again lead the Royal Lions with his 4th place all-conference time of 15:02 around the 2.85 mile loops at Fuller Forest. It is the 8th fastest performance on Fuller course by a Rockford Christian runner since the program began in 2000. The Lion Pack of Ethan Walsh (So.), Stephen Thomas (Jr.), Ben Capriola (So.), co-captain Carter Fryer (Sr.), and Adison Elliott (So.) each made all-conference finishing 14-15-16-17-20 out of the 69 man field. Walsh lead the cluster in 15:57 and Elliot closed it out in 16:11. The 14 second split is also a realization of season long goal set by the boys. Co-captain Josiah Emenecker (Sr.) earned the newly established honorable mention honor with his 25th place finish in 16:39.   In the open race, Tony Chen (So.) was the top RC finisher in 3rd place. He ran 16:49. Additional honors went to Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.), Tyler Emenecker (Fr.), Oliver Buckner (Jr.), Reese Weeseln (Fr.), and Joseph Chan (So.) all of six of whom earned ribbons by finishing in the top 20.    Complete team and individual results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/168040/results ...

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Rockford Christian Middle & High School Teams @ Fuller Forest  Winnebago – The Royal Lions traveled to Fuller Forest Preserve just outside of town to compete in the four-team Fredrickson Invitational hosted by Winnebago High School. Rockford Christian -- recently ranked 1A #13 by ILXCTF -- took an unorthodox approach to the competition. Fresh off a fast weekend of racing at Detweiller Park, RC varsity runners paired up with jayvee teammates to help pace the less experienced Royal Lions.    Tristan Olpin of Keith  (1A) won the oddly distanced 2.05 mile race in 10:45. Big Northern Conference opponent North Boone  (1A) won the team competition out scoring Rockford Christian 29 to 43.  Winnebago  (1A) and Pecatonica-Durand  (1A) trailed in the team results with 62 and 86 points, respectively.   Tony Chen (So.) was the top finisher for the Royal Lions. Juniors D’ Artagnon Beaver and Stephen Thomas guided him to an 11:35 finish over the muddy and looping course at Fuller. It was a 38 second personal best over Chen’s mark from 2018. Together the trio finished 4-5-6 from the field of 48 runners.     Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.) was the next finisher escorted to the line for the Royal Lions. Governed by sophomores Ethan Walsh and Benjamin Capriola , Sosnowski was pressed to a lifetime best of 12:29. Tyler Emenecker (Fr.) rounded out the top seven after having been paced by his brother, and co-captain,  Josiah Emenecker (Sr.). The brothers finished nearly shoulder-to-shoulder in 12:36 – approximately a 60 second best for the freshman.   A link to full individual results will be made available here when made available at www.athletic.net ...

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Fryer, Capriola, Walsh, Elliott, Emenecker, Beaver, and Thomas   Peoria — Rockford Christian (1A #19 ILXCTF) competed at historic Detweiller Park on Saturday, October 5 in the 65th Peoria Invitational. The Royal Lions were the top 1A squad in the 43 team field that included sixteen 2A ranked teams. The boys placed 22nd and scored 852 points beating Freeburg (#13 1A ILXCTF), the top ranked 1A team in the field, by 13 points. Big Northern Conference opponent Dixon (2A #5 ILXCTF) won the team title with just 68 points. Sam Lange from Morton (2A) was the individual champion in 14:48 on the 3 mile course.    D’ Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) was the top RC finisher in 48th place out of 294 runners. His time of 16:18 was a personal best. The new mark ranks him as the nineteenth fastest runner in program history.  Stephen Thomas (Jr.) improved his season best by a remarkable 72 seconds running 16:42. All three Rockford Christian sophomores ran lifetime PRs: Benjamin Capriola ran 17:04, Ethan Walsh ran 17:21, and Adison Elliott ran 17:34. All-in-all, the Royal Lion top 5 pack had 3:57 minutes of improvement over their efforts at Detweiller from just three weeks ago at the First to the Finish Invitational.   Co-captains Carter Fryer (Sr.) and Josiah   Emenecker (Sr.) closed out the top seven in 17:35 and 18:24, respectively.    Complete team and individual results can be found at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/159777/results/689896 ...

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2019 Duck Pond Team Champions Fontana, Wisconsin – The Royal Lions competed at the 7 th Duck Pond Invitational hosted by Big Foot High School on Tuesday, September 24, against a field of 16 schools and 190 runners. This was the very first time in program history that RC has traveled to Wisconsin for a cross country meet. The 5,000m figure-eight configured course at Duck Pond Recreational Area was saturated from the weekend rain.  However, course conditions seemed to favor the Royal Lions as they won the title team with 48 points. In the process they also upended WIAA D3 #10 ranked Poynette (92 points). The RC quad placed an impressive five runners in the top 15 for medal honors. Richard Schaefer of Shoreland Lutheran won the individual race in 17:36.   The five RCXC varsity medalists were as follows:  D' Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) 18:11, Stephen Thomas (Jr.) 18:33, Carter Fryer (Sr.) 18:45, Benjamin Capriola (So.) 18:49, and Ethan Walsh (So) 18:53. They finished 5-7-10-12-14, respectively. The 1-5 man split was just 42 seconds – the best of the season thus far.    Adison Elliott (So.) and Josiah Emenecker (Sr.) closed out the varsity pack with times of 19:11 and 19:14 and finished in 20 th and 21 st place. Elliott’s 5k time converts to a 3 mile best. Both RCXC pushers finished in front of all other teams' scoring five.    In the simultaneously run junior varsity race it was Tony Chen (So.) who took the top medal finish out of the 95 man fiel. It is the first race Chen has ever won and his 19:33 time converts to a 3 mile personal best. Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.) was 5 th in 20:55.   Complete team and individual results can be found at http://www.accuracetiming.com/results/2019/bfcc_19b.pdf ...

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13th Place at the 2019 First to the Finish Invitational Detweiller Park, Peoria -- Rockford Christian (1A #22 ILXCTF) finished 13th out of 74 schools at the First to the Finish 1A Invitational on Saturday, September 14. The Royal Lions set 12 personal records on the day. D' Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) was the top RCXC finishers taking home medal honors with a time of 16:53. He finished 48th place out of over 500 athletes. Pack running has defined the 2019 squad thus far. Co-captain Carter Fryer (Sr.) took his turn leading the lion chase pack in 17:34 on the Detweiller course. The pack order on the weekend was as follows: Benjamin Capriola (So.) who ran 17:37, a personal best; co-captain Josiah Emenecker (Sr.) ran 17:46; Stephen Thomas (Jr.) went 17:54; and Ethan Walsh (So.) dropped a 40 second PR of 17:57. The 2-6 man split at FTTF was just 23 seconds. Adison Elliott ( So.) was the final varisty placer for the team, he ran 18:37 - 70 second personal best.   The entire crew showed remarkable improvement over last weekend's brutal course conditions at Park West. The average drop for an RCXC runner was 69 seconds. Tyler Emenecker ( Fr.) had the biggest improvement out of the squad wit ha 144 second dip. Additional personal records were set by the following runners: Tony Chen (So.) 18:51, Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.) 19:32, Rorke White (So.) 19:50, Oliver Buckner (Jr.) 19:59, Joseph Chan (So.) 21:23, Nathaniel Chan (Sr.) 21:34, Reece Weeseln (Fr.) 22:13, and Blake Wartell (Jr.) 22:52. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend of team building and racing for the "You Know" program. Complete team and individual results can be found at  http://www.my-finish.com/form.php?race_name=firsttofinish19 ...

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2019 Oregon Open - D' Artagnon Beaver, 8th Place  [updated 9/9/19 at 7:37 pm] Park West, Oregon -- A newly configured course awaited the Royal Lions ( 1A #14 ILXCTF) at the 26 team Oregon Open on Saturday, September 6. Oregon Park District construction demolished the center pathway of the old course forcing meet officials to redesign a 1.5 mile loop around the park. The grass was still long and wet and the hills were still there. Dawson Smith of Rock Falls won the individual title in 15:52 out of 138 competitors.   D' Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) broke into the top 10 finishers running a course PR of 17:31. Stephen Thomas (Jr.) had a much improved effort over last week running 17:50 and finished 15th. The Royal Lion chase pack of Benjamin Capriola (So.), Ethan Walsh (So.), Josiah Emenecker (Sr.), and Carter Fryer (Sr.) placed 28-36-37-39 with marks of 18:36, 18:58, 18:58, and 19:01. Adison Elliott (So.) closed out the top seven in 58th place in 19:47. Capriola was recognized as the RCXC "Runner of the Week" for his breakout run. No team scores are recorded at the Oregon Open. Unofficial marks tabulated by Coach Moore were as follows: 60 - Rockford Auburn (3A) 103 - Illinois Math and Science Academy (2A) 109 - Rockford Christian (1A #14) 138 - Rock Falls (1A) 189 - Rockford Boylan (2A) 193 - Erie-Prophetstown (1A) 208 - Amboy (1A) 213 - Sherrard (1A) 222- Woodstock North (2A) 236 - Belvidere (2A) Complete varsity race results are available here:  https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/164320/results ...

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2019 Rocket Run Team Champions Centennial Park, Rock Falls -- Rockford Christian opened their 2019 cross country campaign on Tuesday, August 27 with a victory. The Royal Lions (ranked 1A #14 by ILXCTF) took the team title against the 15 team field scoring 67 points. Dawson Smith (Sr.) of Rock Falls dominated the individual race in 15:35 - hydroplaning over the partially flooded 3.0 mile course.  For the first time in nearly four years an athlete other than Riley Wells (2019) led the Royal Lion pack to the finish line. D' Artagnon Beaver (Jr.) took home medal honors in 7th placed with a time of 17:47. But, it was the 39 second 2-3-4-5 man split that solidified the team's success. Stephen Thomas (Jr.), Ethan Walsh (So.), Ben Capriola (So.) and co-captain JT Emenecker (Sr.) finished 13-16-17-19 out of the 100+ man field. The 6/7 pushers of co-captain Carter Fryer (Sr.) and Adison Elliott (So.) provided the RCXC flex, finishing in front of teams' number four runners. Top 5 Varsity Team Scores: Rockford Christian - 67 Rock Falls - 79  Erie-Prophetstown - 108 Sterling Newman - 131 Cambridge - 194 In the open race, Aidan Sosnowski (Fr.) started his high school career in stellar style finishing in 5th place out of 48 runners. He broke up a perfect 15 point team score attempt by Amboy . Brock Loftus  (So.) lead a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Clippers. Amboy had no entries in the varsity race.  Full meet results can be found at  https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/163219/results ...

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Boys Varsity Track

5 months ago

IHSA 2A Boys Track & Field - 4th Place Team State Finals Results Wheelchair Discus - Cameron Poole (2nd Place) - 27' 9" Shot Put - Elijah Nitz (11th Place) - 51' 2" Wheelchair Shot Put - Cameron Poole (2nd Place) - 13' 7.5" 4x800m - Brent Brunner, Stephen Thomas, Nicolas Capriola, Riley Wells (3rd Place) - 8:06.68 4x100m - Davis Hood, Kody Page, Gage Wiebe, Skyler Blanton (5th Place) - 43.12 110m HH - Noah Fulcomer (7th Place) - 15.07 Wheelchair 800m - Cameron Poole (3rd Place) - 2:11.74 800m - Riley Wells (1st Place) - 1:56.02 Wheelchair 400m - Cameron Poole (4th Place) - 1:04.84 1600m - Brent Brunner (7th Place) - 4:29.70 4x400m - Jace Joiner, Skyler Blanton, Andy Volk, Riley Wells (7th Place) - 3:28.25 Complete results: https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp?Show=1&url=/data/TRB/2result2.htm ...

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Boys Varsity Track

5 months ago

Athletes Pictured: Stephen Thomas, Nicolas Capriola, Brent Brunner and Riley Wells IHSA 2A State Meet Qualifiers Discus: Elijah Nitz, 153' 10" Shot Put: Elijah Nitz, 51' 1" Triple Jump: Malachi White, 42' 10" (School Record) AWD Shot Put: Cameron Poole, 13' 9" (School Record) AWD Discus: Cameron Poole, 28' 9" (School Record) 4x800m Relay: Stephen Thomas, Nicolas Capriola, Brent Brunner, Riley Wells, 8:05.95 4x100m Relay: Davis Hood, Kody Page, Gage Wiebe, Skyler Blanton, 43.10 (School Record) 110m HH: Noah Fulcomer, 15.10 (School Record) AWD 800m: Cameron Poole, 2:22.90 (School Record) 800m: Riley Wells, 2:00.60 AWD 400m: Cameron Poole, 1:08.39 (School Record) 1600m: Brent Brunner, 4:24.34 4x400m Relay: Jace Joiner, Skyler Blanton, Andy Volk, Riley Wells, 3:26.05   Team Scores:  1. Rockford Christian - 83.5 2. Dixon - 69.5 3. Burlington Central - 68  Complete Results:  https://www.ihsa.org/data/trb/200129.pdf ...

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