TriCounty Tim Broe came out of East Peoria High School to become perhaps the most successful long-distance runner in local prep circles.
When he won the 3200 meter event in the Class AA state track meet last spring he completed a track-cross country sweep that is unparalleled in local high school history.
He started his streak by winning the 1993 state Class AA cross country title at Detweiller Park, won his first state 3200 event in the spring of 1994 and returned to again win the Class AA cross country title in 1994.
Along the way to his four state championship medals, Broe, coached by long-time East Peoria coach Ed McGraw, won several Mid-Illini conference titles in cross country and track as well as winning seven regional and sectional championships.
Broe is currently on track scholarship at the University of Alabama. He finished his cross country season as the No. 2 team for the Tide and will run the 5000 meters in the spring.
Tim Broe came out of East Peoria High School to become perhaps the most successful long-distance runner in local prep circles.
1971-72 Richwoods Boys Swim Team
Front row, from left: manager Dave Rahn, John Springer, Bob Garnant, Bob Foss, Shannon Wood, Scott McCaIlen and Gary Frazele
When the Richwoods Knights finished second to Hinsdale Central in 1972, they became the southernmost swimming and diving program to win a top-two state trophy. With a combined 112 state finals in the books through February 2009, the 1972 Knights retained that distinction until Peoria Notre Dame finished second in 2015.