May 2, 2016

New! More photos from the Illinois Marathon


Running ahead Osamah Dajani and Carl Florczyk, Thomas Auen, from Pocatello, ID, keeps a steady pace on his way to a 12th place finish in his age group. He finished the race with a time of 3:25:32. Check out 100 new photos added to the Illinois Marathon photo gallery today here: Illinois Marathon pictures.


Running with a smile on his face, Nathan Rugg, from Glenview, IL, runs the last two miles of his race just past the 24 mile mark. Rugg crossed the finish line at 3:23:17 taking 19th place finish in his age group.


Focused on the road ahead, Lisa Guscott-Trout, from Geneva, IL, runs to a sixth place finish in her age group with a time of 3:25:49. See two more photos Guscott-Trout here.


Running up Country Lane on his way to make the turn on to Armory Street in Champaign, Tomoaki Nomi, from Cape Girardeau, MO, keeps a steady stride on his way to a fourth place finish in his age group. He finished the race with a time of 3:22:08. More than 1,400 runners finished this year annual race.



With more than 280 photos online and more to come, see and share your favorite race photos with our share tools. Go over to our picture archive here: Illinois Marathon photo gallery.


May 1, 2016

10 awesome Illinois Marathon photos

It was another rainy Illinois Marathon yesterday and just like in 2015 the PhotoNews was there documenting only a brief window of hundreds of runner's effort to finish the 26.2 mile run. While many were serious competitors battling fellow runners, the elements and their own will, other participants took time to have a little fun when the camera was pointed their way. Here's ten awesome photos of runners around the 24 mile mark of the course.



Gitta Brink and Terry Keffer
Gitta Brink, from O'Fallon, IL, and Terry Keffer, from Belleville, IL, ham it up for the camera while running in the 2016 Illinois Marathon. Brink clocked in at ninth place finish in her age group with a time of 4:40:40. Keffer finished 10th at 4:40:40. View more photos from the race in the 2016 Illinois Marathon gallery here.


Doug Mendoza
Doug Mendoza, from Chesterfield, MO, runs to a 16th place finish in his age group. He finished his race with a time of 3:33:59.



Gabrielle Russon, from Orlando, FL, wanted to make sure we got her digits as runs down Armory Street. Russon finished 59th in her age group with a time of 4:43:48.


Kristen
The rain still coming down and less than two miles to run in her portion of the Illinois Marathon relay, Kristen from TEAM F TBOL kicks her heals up.


Who runs in a kilt?
Who runs the Illinois Marathon in a kilt? Ben Lawson, from Champaign, IL, who crossed the finish line 68th in his age group, did. He went on to finish his race at 4:15:51.


Richard Plezia
Richard Plezia, from Morton Grove, IL, spreads his wings while running to a 61th place finish in his age group. He finished his race with a time of 4:44:23. There are more photos to come later this week. Stop by and visit the gallery at Illinois Marathon photos.


Runners ham it up for the camera
Megan with TEAM SOLE SISTERS and Jennifer Ingram, from Donovan, IL, ham it up along the course for the camera. Ingram clocked in 65th place finish in her age group at 4:52:58. TEAM SOLE SISTERS finished 28th overall in the relay division.



With two miles to go in his race, Farmer City resident Jonathon Malone runs to a 42nd place finish.


Two running girls and big smiles
Mary Rosenwinkel, from Wheaton, IL, hams it up for the camera with a friend while running the 24th mile of her race. She eventually finished 17th in her age group with a time of 4:09:58.


marathon kiss
With less than two miles to run in their race, Robert Beach, from Peoria, IL, takes time to plant a kiss on Julia Adams while running down Armory street. Beach finished 96th in his age group at 5:00:17. Adams clocked in at 68th place finish in her age group with a time of 5:00:16.


See these photos and many runners and smiles in the 2016 Illinois Marathon photo gallery here. Share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and more. Don't see a photo of you in our gallery? Send us your bib# and someone will search our library for them: contact us!


April 30, 2016

Lynford Goddard finishes Illinois Marathon 15th


Running the rain, Lynford Goddard, from Champaign IL, runs to a 15th place finish in his age group at the 2016 Illinois Marathon. He finished the race with a time of 3:19:45.

See more PhotoNews photos from this year's race in the photo archives here: 2016 Illinois Marathon photo gallery.


April 29, 2016

Flashback Friday: 2012 SJO, Momence football

While players young and old love the nostalgia of playing football under the lights on Friday nights, photographers on the other hand love the abundance of light of a day game. It doesn't matter what day as long as there is sun at their backs and plenty of action on the field. This week's Flashback Friday feature doesn't disappoint with great photos from St. Joseph-Ogden's regular season home game against Momence.

The game was supposed to be played under the lights on Friday night, but lightning forced the game to be rescheduled to the next day. Here are few of the coolest shots from the more than 180 pics added today to the PhotoNews archive you'll find here: SJO vs Momence game gallery.

SJO's Aaron Woller
St. Joseph-Ogden Aaron Woller tries to avoid a tackle attempt by Momence defender LeAnthony Reasonover. Click here to see more photos of Woller in our archives.

Spartan quarterback Dalton Walsh
Spartan quarterback Dalton Walsh looks to make a throw to a receiver downfield. Walsh completed 11 of 25 passes for a total of 201 yards against the Momence Redskins.

DeAndre Wright from Momence
Redskins' DeAndre Wright rolls out of the the pocket while looking for an open receiver.

Spartan receiver Louis Acklin
Louis Acklin and a SJO teammate celebrate a touchdown in the first half.

Connor Janes
Connor Janes stiff arms a would-be tackler from Momence during first half play of the Sangamon Valley Conference game on Saturday.

Momence's Tony Greenwood.
Momence's Tony Greenwood bobbles the ball on a pass play after he is hit by and SJO defensive back.

Spartan Linebacker Jordan Hartman
SJO's Jordan Hartman celebrates his team's conference win as heads to the sidelines to sing the SJO Fight Song after the game on Saturday against Momence. See a bunch more photos of Hartman celebrating throughout the game here.

Kollin Simpson and Austin Saindon
Kollin Simpson and Austin Saindon celebrate a big play for the Redskins late in the second half of their game against St. Joseph-Ogden.




Crete-Monee's LaQuon Treadwell drafted #23 by Vikings

LaQuon Treadwell celebrates
Crete-Monee wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell celebrates with head coach Jerry Verde to his left and teammates Travelle Smith, Kyle Lewis and quarterback Marcus Terrell during the trophy presentation after their IHSA Class 6A state title game victory. Treadwell finished the title game with 93 yards on six carries and hauled in six passes for another 85 yards. On the other side of the ball, the senior was credited with 12 tackles and picked off one Cary-Grove pass. The Warriors defeated the Trojans in a classic gridiron battle at Memorial Stadium, 33-26.


The Minnesota Vikings drafted former Crete-Monee football star LaQuon Treadwell, who led the Warriors to a state football title in fall of 2012, at #23 in the first round on Thursday. A three-year starter at Ole Miss, Treadwell opted to enter the NFL draft early and forgo his final season with the Rebels.

He made a splash his freshman year in the SEC back in 2013 when he caught 72 passes adding up to 608 yards. Coupled with his five scores he was an easy pick for the conference's top freshman player. Despite suffering a broken fibula late in his sophomore season, Treadwell went on to become a Biletnikoff Award finalist, All-American, and made the first-team All-SEC cut last season.

Last fall, Treadwell caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Rebels. His college career was one for the record books as he hauled in 202 passes for 2,393 yards and found the end zone 21 times. He finished is collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in receptions and yards in a season at 1,153.

Viking
Rolling out on a trick play, Crete-Monee wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell looks for an open eligible receiver down field.


During the Illinois High School Association Class 6A state title game against Cary-Grove at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University Illinois, Treadwell racked up 93 yards on six carries and hauled in six passes for 85 yards. Also play defense during the game, the senior was credited with 12 tackles and picked off one Cary-Grove pass to help the Warriors defeat the Trojans in an exciting gridiron battle, 33-26. Click here to see more photos of him from the game.