First Rocket track camp takes off

ROCKSportsCamp5-8Around 50 youth in grades K-6 came to Rockford’s new track and field facility Saturday, April 27, learning how to jump, run and hurdle. They had races in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and competed in a relay where they had to roll a watermelon across the football field. All winners received a Rockee doll from the school mascot and all participates went home with a medal and t-shirt. The event was set up by new track and field coach Chad Robran to expose youth to the sport and educate them on some good techniques. Money raised from this event goes towards the track team fund for needs in equipment, uniforms and travel to meets. Robran thanks all the parents, coaches and, high school athletes who helped make this first time event a huge success. Sprinting was one of the events involved in Rockford’s first track and field camp conducted Saturday at the new school’s new facility. (Submitted photo)