Prep Boys Cross Country

Titans' Sheppard battles way to top-10 finish

PEORIA, Ill. -- West Hancock cross country coach Brad Neisen knows not to expect much emotion from Miles Sheppard after a race. Saturday, he caught a glimpse of a small reaction. "You saw a couple smiles here and there," Neisen said. For good reason.

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Blue Devils' Rosen, Kurfman advance to state meet
Prep Boys Cross Country

Blue Devils' Rosen, Kurfman advance to state meet

QUINCY -- Fiker Rosen is getting faster on a course he's getting to know quite well. He's bound to get to know the Detweiler Park course pretty well, too. The Quincy High School freshman cross country runner earned a spot in the Class 3A state...

Prep Boys Cross Country

Prep cross country roundup: Frazee, Clark County run to district title

Liberty's Katelyn Robbins finished second in 17:50.02 in the Class 1A Elmwood Sectional at Maple Lane Country Club to advance to next weekend's state cross country meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. In the boys race, West Hancock's Miles Sheppard finishe

Quincy's Rosen wins WB6 title
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Quincy's Rosen wins WB6 title

HAMPTON, Ill. -- Quincy High School freshman Fiker Rosen was all smiles despite the cold at Empire Park on Thursday night. Winning the Western Big Six Conference cross country individual title gave him a reason to smile. "It feels really good," said Rose

Rosen gets challenged by Frazee in Tom Oakley Invitational
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Rosen gets challenged by Frazee in Tom Oakley Invitational

QUINCY -- Watching Clark County's Nathan Frazee catch Quincy High School's Fiker Rosen twice during Saturday's running of the 44th annual Tom Oakley Invitational raised a few eyebrows. Rosen eventually pulled away to win the boys race by seven seconds ahea

Freshmen posting top times in area cross country
Prep Boys Cross Country

Freshmen posting top times in area cross country

QUINCY -- A youth movement has taken the area's cross country scene by storm. Just look at last week's QND Running Raider Invitational, where the top two finishers (and one more in the top 15) were first-year varsity runners from the area. Quincy High Scho

Blue Devils' Rosen nearly tops Running Raider record
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Blue Devils' Rosen nearly tops Running Raider record

Fiker Rosen already has put himself as one of the best runners to run in the QND Running Raider Invitational. It won't be long before he cements himself as the best. Rosen, a freshman on the Quincy High School boys cross country team, won the 17th annual race Tuesday afternoon at Quincy's South Park in 16 minutes, 2 seconds. He was 36 seconds faster than West Hancock freshman Miles Sheppard and 57 seconds faster than Clark County junior Nathan Frazee.