East High School wins State Street Mile High School Challenge
SwedishAmerican sponsored the event
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Organizers for the 31st annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile, which was held on Aug. 1, announced the winner of the $1,000 High School Challenge; East High School.
East High School had 26 runners participate in the race, beating our Harlem and Auburn high schools, who were tied for second. The State Street Mile committee will present a check to East High School during a football game on Sept. 11.
The committee created the High School Challenge to honor and celebrate local students. Area high schools were encouraged to have students, staff and faculty participate in the State Street Mile, with the school most represented eligible to win $1,000 for the school's athletic department.
“We would like to thank the 19 high schools that participated in the High School Challenge this year,” says Rick Durso, State Street Mile race director.
“The SwedishAmerican State Street Mile is all about promoting health and wellness in the community and we’re proud to give $1,000 to one of our local schools.”