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Cross country pushing through challenges

Autumn Schulz, Cross Country Reporter

August 26, 2020

It is no secret that the postponement of fall sports at Eastern has left each team with many adversities. The men’s and women’s cross country teams are no exceptions. Head coach Erin Howarth acknowledged that the past six months have not been easy for her as head coach due to a severe lack of face-t...

Men’s, women’s cross country teams, runners finish well at OVC championship

Bailey Scoggins , Cross Country Reporter

November 4, 2019

 Both the men’s and women’s cross-country team competed at the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Eastern’s head coach Erin Howarth was named the OVC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, resulting in it being her second time winning th...

Men’s, women’s cross country finish first at Walt Crawford Open

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Teammates Katie Springer (left) Sarah Carr (right) run together ahead a small pack of runners in a 5K race. Springer finished 11th and Carr finished 10th in the event at the EIU Walt Crawford Open Sept. 6.

Caitlyn Craig, Cross Country Reporter

September 9, 2019

Both the men’s and women’s cross-country team won first place at their first meet of the season Friday afternoon. The annual EIU Walt Crawford Open combined runners from six different colleges: Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Vincennes University, Saint Mary’s of the Woods, Kaskaskia College, D...

Cross country teams have good showing in second meet

Joseph Bates, Contributing Reporter

October 8, 2018

The Eastern cross-country Teams had strong showings  in its second meet of the year in the Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational Sept. 28 in the Gold Division races. With the men finishing in 4th out of 11 teams. While the women finished 10th out of 18 teams. Sophomore Dustin Hatfield led the team in the five-m...

Portis breaks track record at Drake Relays

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

April 29, 2018

Senior Brion Portis broke the school triple jump record over the weekend, leaping 41 feet, 10 inches at the Drake Relays Saturday. Portis placed sixth overall in the event, and she beat the previous school record of 41’9.75” set by Ronesha Franklin in 2005. Portis’s record-setting jump landed h...

Track, field headed to Western Kentucky

Eastern sophomore Cedric Johnson runs the 110-meter hurdles on March 30 at the EIU Big Blue classic at O’Brien Field. Johnson ran the event in 15.85 seconds and placed in 5th.

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

April 5, 2018

Inclement weather expected over the weekend forced the Eastern track and field team to head to Western Kentucky on Friday instead of its scheduled meet at Indiana State. A forecast of snow has pushed the meet to just one day with events beginning at 9 a.m. and wrapping up around 1:30 p.m. Western...

Record broken in Aker’s last home meet

Eastern track and field coach Tom Akers leads the honorary walk around the track for his last home meet as coach Friday at O’Brien Field. The women’s track team placed third and the men’s team finished second in the EIU Big Blue Classic.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

Eastern junior Pedra Hicks setting the school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.35 on Friday in the EIU Big Blue Classic, that was real. The men’s track and field team placing second and the women coming in third, that was also real. The fact that this would be long-time coach Tom...

Eastern track to start outdoor season at Carbondale

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

March 22, 2018

A long lay off and time to reflect on the indoor season has Eastern track and field ready to begin the outdoor season this weekend. The team competed well throughout the indoor season as the men’s team placed second in conference and the women's placed third. Last outdoor season, the women won their s...

Track and field set to host OVC championship Friday

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

February 22, 2018

The indoor track and field season reaches an end, as the Ohio Valley Conference Championship meet is Friday in Lantz Fieldhouse. On Feb. 16 at the Eastern Friday Night Special, the team built some good momentum heading into the final meet of the indoor season as the men finished in first place and t...

Freshman finds confidence on track

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

February 20, 2018

Freshman Kate Bushue is still trying to gain her footing on the Eastern track and field team. However, Bushue said her performance last Friday gave her the boost she needed to feel like a solid part of the team. “Going into track, I believe I’ve become much stronger. Every weekend I can feel and...

Track team set for GVSU Big Meet

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

February 8, 2018

Eastern’s track and field team continue their lengthy road trip this weeked as they head to Allendale Michigan to compete for the Grand Valley State Big Meet. This meet marks the final road meet for the team for the indoor season and the second to last meet before the indoor OVC Championship meet. L...

Knapp sets Eastern high jump indoor record

Alex Hartman, Track and Field/Cross Country Reporter

January 16, 2018

Saturday’s track and field meet was highlighted by senior high jumper Haleigh Knapp setting the Eastern indoor record in the high jump with a height of 1.83 meters. The previous record, also held by her was 1.82 meters. She also owns the outdoor high-jump school record. Knapp’s outdoor high jump record ...

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