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Cross country teams continuing training

October 1, 2020

The Eastern men's and women's cross country teams have continued their training this semester as if there is a season taking place. The status of the season is still very much up in the air, as competing...

Cross country pushing through challenges

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...

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

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...

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.
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...

Cross country teams have good showing in second meet

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...

Portis breaks track record at Drake Relays

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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Eastern track to start outdoor season at Carbondale

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...

Track and field set to host OVC championship Friday

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...

Freshman finds confidence on track

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...

Track team set for GVSU Big Meet

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...

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