Rocks sweep QC Indoor titles


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Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2013, 10:22 pm
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The Rock Island boys' and girls' track team coasted to titles at the Quad City Indoor meet that concluded on Thursday. The Rocks won the 10-team boys' title by scoring 47.5 points, 28.5 more than runner-up Moline. On the girls' side, they rolled to the 14-team title by scoring 97.5 points. Pleasant Valley (53 points) took second.

Rocky senior Derrick Willies, the reigning Class 3A 110-meter hurdles state champ, set a meet record in the 55 hurdles. Willies won the race in 7.6 seconds, beating the 13-year-old record by more than one-tenth a second. Rocky junior Chris Ehimnenm bested the triple jump record by more than a foot. Ehimnenm jumped 45-feet-11 to win the title.

The Rocks also received wins from Aaron Arrington (high jump) and Ben Kochuyt (pole vault). Rocky won the 4x200 relay.

Other local boys' winners included United Township's Todd Flamer (200, 400), Alleman's Ethan Adlfinger (1600) and Scott Schilb (shot put).

Mystique Thompson held Rocky earn wins in the 200 and 4x200. Mariah Hoover (long jump) and Hannah Willhite (triple jump) also won for the Rocks.

Alleman's McKenna VanMeigham (pole vault) and Orion's Madison Schulenberg (high jump) rounded out the local winners.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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