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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern redshirt senior Dustin Hatfield (24) competes in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 1 and O’Brien Field. Hatfield did not finish the event, but set a school record in the 5,000 meters the previous week at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 13:53.21.

Naming DEN’s 2021-22 Athletes of the Year

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

1. Dustin Hatfield The name Dustin Hatfield can be found all over the Eastern track and field and cross country record books.  Hatfield had several school records in his crosshairs during the 2021 cross...

Hatfield headed to Nationals for cross country

Hatfield headed to Nationals for cross country

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 14, 2021

Dustin Hatfield's record-setting season for the men's cross country team is not over just yet.  It was announced Saturday that Hatfield was selected for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships...

Eastern runners Kate Bushue (32) and Lindsey Carlson (33) participate in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3 at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Both Bushue and Carlson earned first team All-OVC honors this season and Carlson won OVC Runner of the Year.

Cross country teams travel to Regionals

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

The season will continue for the Eastern men's and women's cross country teams as they compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday.  The men's team is coming off their second-straight OVC Championship...

The Eastern mens cross country team starts the race in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3 at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. The team placed first overall in the event.

Men’s cross country team wins OVC

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 31, 2021

It was quite the weekend for the Eastern cross country teams.  The men's team won the OVC Championship for the second-straight season, and ninth time overall, Saturday morning in Nashville. The women's...

Eastern runners Lindsey Carlson (33) and Kate Bushue (32) compete in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3.

Cross country teams heading to OVC Championships

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's cross country teams are set to compete the OVC Championships on Saturday.  The men's team will be heading to Nashville looking to defend their conference title from last...

Members of the Eastern mens cross country team begins the 8K race in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3 at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Both the mens and womens teams won the meet.

Men’s cross country team finishes 2nd

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 18, 2021

The Eastern cross country teams continued their seasons over the weekend, competing in the Bradley "Pink" Classic on Saturday. The men's team finished second while the women's team came in 13th place.  In...

Easterns Jaime Marcos competes in the 8K race at the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3 at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Marcos placed first individually and the Panthers also won the meet as a team.

Hatfield, Marcos break record at Louisville

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 4, 2021

For the first time in 44 years, there are two new times sitting atop the Eastern men's cross country record book, and they belong to Dustin Hatfield and Jaime Marcos.  Competing in the Louisville Classic...

The Eastern mens cross country team races from the starting line to begin the EIU Walt Crawford Open at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail on Sept. 3. Both the mens and womens team placed first in the open.

Cross country teams finish 2nd, 4th at Indiana State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

The Eastern cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season Saturday in Terre Haute.  The men's and women's teams participated in the John McNichols Invitational hosted by Indiana State....

Redshirt senior Avani Flanagan celebrates with Eastern cross country coach Erin Howarth after the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3.

Men’s, women’s cross country teams win Friday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 6, 2021

The 2021 cross country season go underway Friday afternoon when the Eastern men's and women's cross country teams hosted the EIU Walt Crawford Open. By the time the open was over, both Eastern teams...

Cross country to compete Friday

Cross country to compete Friday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2021

The Eastern cross country teams will host the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Friday. The Eastern men’s cross country team won their eighth OVC championship, the first win for the Panthers since 2005. In...

Panthers win 18th OVC track and field outdoor championship

Adam Tumino, Sports Writer May 17, 2021
The OVC Men’s Outdoor Track Championship was once again won by Eastern men’s track team, making it back-to-back championships for the Panthers, this time as the event’s host.

Men’s cross country team wins OVC title

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2021

Monday was a big day for the Eastern men's cross country team. The Panthers won the OVC Championship in Clarksville, Tennessee, earning the eighth conference title in program history and first since 2005....

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