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Youth Cross Country Camp June 14-16 at Carl Sandburg College

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a cross country summer camp for children ages 9-14 from June 14-16 on its Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Led by Chargers men’s and women’s cross country coach Rodney Blue, the camp will cover proper warm-up, stretching, pacing, breathing, striding, arm carriage and cool-down techniques for young runners. The camp costs $30 and runs from 5-6 p.m. each evening.

Under Blue, Sandburg’s men’s cross country team swept the top three spots at the 2021 Region IV meet for the Chargers’ first region title. They went on to finish a program-best sixth place at the NJCAA Division II Championships behind All-American performances from Calton Kibet and Josphat Langat. Sandburg’s women’s team finished second in the Region IV meet and was 22nd at nationals, also a program-best.

Blue has more than 25 years of coaching experience across the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels, and he’s been Sandburg’s head cross country coach since 2015. A member of the Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Blue held the 400-meter record at GHS for 20 years

The deadline to register for the camp is June 13. To sign up or for more information, contact Sandburg’s Workforce Development & Community Education Department at 309.345.3501 or

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