The Daily Eastern News

Cross country teams have good showing in second meet

Joseph Bates, Contributing Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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

Track, field headed to Western Kentucky

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

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

Record broken in Aker’s last home meet

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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 ...

Transfer Student Pedra Hicks ready for indoor season

Alex Hartman, Track and Field/Cross Country Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Eastern track team took a slight blow as they lost a handful of star athletes this season, but Eastern did add a few new competitors that will look to fill in the holes and compete at a high level. One of these new additions to the team is a junior transfer student Pedra Hicks. “There are a b...

Eastern track welcoming new talent

Tom O'Connor, Track and Field Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Eastern track and field team will head for the starting line to kick off the 2018 season, with five teams expected to compete for the Early Bird track tournament at Lantz Field House Friday. As the storied 2016-17 season effectuated successful returns, the baton has been handed off to the next group, rel...

Track teams eyeing championship season

Dillan Schorfheide, Track Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Winning the OVC 2017-2018 Indoor Track and Field Championship is not old news for Eastern’s men’s and women’s track teams. Earning the championship, at none other than the team’s home venue of the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, is driving the team this year to achieve the same outcome at the end of ...

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