The Daily Eastern News

Promise shown from Cross Country opening meet

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

September 4, 2017

The Eastern cross country program competed in its first meet of the season at the annual Walt Crawford open on Friday. With the weather creating optimal running conditions the six competing Division I schools of Bradley, EIU, Illinois, Murray State, Southeast Missouri SIUE, and individual groups from...

Cross Country to open races on Friday

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

August 30, 2017

  Friday marks the opening race for the men and women of Eastern Cross Country and is their first of five regular season races. Then they go onto compete in the OVC Championship and the NCAA Midwest regional races. There are many new faces on both sides for the Panthers, who will host the...

Cross Country looks to have the edge at home

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

August 29, 2017

With the Eastern cross country season right around the corner, the Panthers are preparing intensely for their opening race right here at home. The race will commence this Friday on the Tom Woodall Panther Trail in the Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Open. The women kick off their season first at 4:...

Eastern Cross Country hungry for another great season

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

August 22, 2017

The Eastern men and women’s cross country teams are looking to continue to compete at the highest level this season, and repeat the success both sides had last season. The men’s team and women’s team ended their season on a variety of high notes. Both teams earned team academic honors with cum...

Eastern’s cross country teams announce fall schedule

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 26, 2017

Eastern’s cross country teams kick off the year with its annual Walt Crawford Open in Charleston. This is one of the two home meets home meets they’ll be hosting on the Tom Woodall Trail. The Panthers’ season opener will be Friday, Sept. 1, with women running first and the men follow to close...

Cross country teams end seasons at Regionals

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

November 13, 2016

  The cross country team ended its season at the Midwest Regional Saturday with three women finishing in the top 100 and two men finishing in the top 50. Senior Ruth Garippo was the top finisher for the Eastern women with her 65th-place overall finish and a time of 21 minutes, 31.8 sec...

Cross-country set for NCAA regional

Senior Julie James leads a pack of runners during the Bradley 'Pink' Classic Friday, Oct. 14 at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill.

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

November 10, 2016

14 members of the cross-country team will represent Eastern at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa. The women competing for Eastern include seniors Ruth Garippo, Rachel Garippo, Ivy Handley, Emily Breslfoard and Julie James, along with junior Maria Baldwin and freshman Sadie...

McInerney preparing for Midwest Regional meet

Senior Riley McInerney competing in the Bradley 'Pink' Classic Friday, Oct. 14 in Peoria, Ill.

Alex Hartman, Cross-Country Reporter

October 31, 2016

For the last four years Senior runner Riley McInerney has been a staple of the Eastern cross country team and he had his final OVC championship meet of his cross country career last Friday. He has won several awards and acquired many accolades over the years, including multiple First and Second-Team...

Cross country teams take 4th at OVC championship

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 30, 2016

Both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams placed fourth at the Ohio Valley Conference championship Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., at Belmont University. In the women’s 5-kilometer race, senior Ruth Garippo was the highest-placing Panther with her ninth-place finish of 17 minutes, 38.3 ...

Cross country teams aim to have ‘no regrets’ at championship

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 27, 2016

The cross-country team will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference championship Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., and plan to give the competition everything it has. Coach Erin Howarth said that Eastern’s selected runners for the conference championship are mostly seniors, so this meet will be all or nothing. “The...

Yunk hoping for success near end of collegiate career

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

October 27, 2016

It has been a long road for senior Tyler Yunk, and it is nearing its end here at Eastern. He will have a couple of more opportunities to show his abilities as a runner, starting with the Ohio Valley Conference championships on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Then the NCAA Midwest Regional at Iowa could...

Column: Cross-Country to place high in OVC Championships

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 25, 2016

The Eastern cross-country team should find itself placing high in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship rankings in both the men’s and women’s divisions. One team Eastern needs to watch out for, however, is Eastern Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky men’s team has won two of their five meets...

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