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The Daily Eastern News

Panthers of the Week: Autumn Grinter, Joe Stoddard

Autumn Grinter won two solo events and one group event at the Davenport Invite on Friday and Saturday. (File)

The female Panther of the Week is going to Autumn Grinter from the swim team.

The junior freestyle swimmer from Edwardsville won two events at the Davenport Invite on Friday and Saturday, and Grinter also won a team event during the invite.

Grinter won the 50 freestyle event with a time of 24.07 on Friday.

On the second day of the invite, Grinter won the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.20.

Grinter helped the Panthers secure their third event win with juniors Kaylan Ottosen, Izzy Glasgow and Olivia Viele as the team won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:38.61.

The Panthers won the day two competition against Saint Ambrose 109.50-92.50.

Eastern’s next meet will be the Bellarmine tri-meet in on Oct. 21 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Joe Stoddard ran a personal record time by 24.3 seconds. (File)

The male Panther of the Week is going to Joe Stoddard from the cross-country team.

The freshman runner from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin finished in 66th place at the Bradley “Pink” Classic.

Stoddard finished the race with a 25:21.40 time, and he was the third runner to finish for the Panthers.

This is Stoddard’s best time this season as he improved from his previous race by 24.3 seconds.

Eastern’s men’s cross-country team finished in 12th place at the Bradley Classic in Peoria.

Eastern’s next race is for the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Oct. 28 in Morehead, Kentucky.

Zaria Flippin can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor
Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

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