TriCounty Not only did then-Richwoods junior Matt Elliott regain the IHSA title in the 100-yard breaststroke in February 2010, he did it by breaking a 26-year-old state meet record twice within 24 hours, going :55.23 in the preliminaries and lowering the mark to :54.74 in the finals.
By collecting his third title in as many years in the 200 individual medley and winning his second championship in the 100 breast, Elliott stayed on track to become the first boys swimmer to win seven IHSA individual titles.
Between his date with IHSA destiny in February 2011 at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Elliott picked up his second USA Swimming junior national title in the 200-meter breast in August at Irvine, Calif.
As a member of the National Youth Team, Elliott also had the privilege of representing the U.S. in 18-and-younger meets in Barcelona, Spain and Hawaii.
Not only did then-Richwoods junior Matt Elliott regain the IHSA title in the 100-yard breaststroke in February 2010, he did it by breaking a 26-year-old state meet record twice within 24 hours, going :55.23 in the preliminaries and lowering the mark to :54.74 in the finals.
|1987 Richwoods HS Football Team|
1987 Richwoods High School Football Team
Coached by Rod Butler, the 1987 Richwoods Football team completed a 9-0 regular season and finished as the IHSA Class 5A runner-up after suffering a 14-13 loss to Joliet Catholic, which scored the go-ahead touchdown with just 2:09 remaining. Richwoods steamrolled its way to the championship game by outscoring its first four playoff opponents by a combined 136-14 margin: Galesburg (39-0), Peoria Central (34-0), O'Fallon (28-7) and Rich South (35-7). Eleven members of the 1987 Knights were named first-team All-Mid-State 10 Conference: Bill Williams (C), Malcolm Hooks (G), Todd Huston (OT), Marty Reno (E), Jeff Schwarzentraub (QB), Lemont Williams (RB), Joe Sickles (FB), Desi Taylor (DT), David Reyes (LB), Ed Sutter (LB), Todd Fitzsimmons (S). Sutter also was selected all-state and the Most Outstanding Football Player in the Peoria area by the Thom McAn shoe company.