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Panther Trail to be dedicated, renamed for former coach

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Cross-Country Reporter

October 19, 2016

The Panther Trail, located around the Campus Pond and some athletic facilities on campus, will be dedicated to a former cross-country coach at 11 a.m Saturday. The current path will be renamed the Thomas Woodall Panther Trail in honor of Dr. Thomas Woodall. In addition to coaching cross-country, Woodall...

Garippo, Menard lead Panthers at Bradley ‘Pink’ Classic

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 16, 2016

Seniors Ruth Garippo and Paxson Menard topped out Eastern’s scored finishers at the Bradley “Pink” Classic Friday in Peoria while breaking a school record and earning a new personal best, respectively. Garippo trekked the 6-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 24.3 seconds, breaking the school ...

Rogers cherishes time with cross-country team

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross-Country Reporter

October 12, 2016

Senior cross-country runner Greg Rogers admittedly had a rough start to his athletic career at Eastern. Rogers said he felt as though he was constantly in a rut and that he did not mesh with the existing team. "I can tell you from experience that feeling like you don’t belong on a team is one...

Garippo prepared for memorable senior year at Eastern

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross-Country Reporter

October 10, 2016

  This cross-country season has already shaped up to be a memorable one for senior Ruth Garippo. Garippo said she came into the 2016 season in the best shape of her life. She worked all summer to maintain the fitness level needed to compete during the school year. "I worked really hard...

Column: Differences is what makes cross country special

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Cross-Country Reporter

October 5, 2016

  Football stands are often packed full of screaming fans dressed to the nines in team gear, yelling both cheers and insults across the field hoping a player or opposing fan will hear it. Baseball bleachers teem with excitement from life-long and bandwagon fans alike as batters square up for...

Handley having strong senior season

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

October 4, 2016

  After a long break and another meet in the books, Eastern’s cross country teams are continuing the strong performances, finishing 5th on the men’s side and 8th on the women’s side. It was another strong showing for Eastern as the Panthers finished ahead of conference opponents Belmont...

Men’s, women’s cross country teams finish in 5th, 8th place

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

October 2, 2016

Senior Riley McInerney had his best performance of the season, and junior Maria Baldwin topped the Eastern women's rankings Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational. McInerney placed fifth in the Gold Division of the race with a time of 24 minutes, 40.8 seconds in the men's 5-mile trek. Seniors Paxson...

Column: Cross Country about team, friendship

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

September 28, 2016

When most people think of cross-country, they think it is a sport focused on the individual. However, for Eastern's team, it is much more than that. In recent interviews with several runners, I have been told constantly how much the relationships between teammates are vital. Running with a pack...

Cross-country teams set to return to course

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

September 28, 2016

  There has been two weeks between meets for Eastern’s cross-country teams, but they are set to take the course at South Bend, Ind. this Friday. The start times and the teams set to run are yet to be announced; however it is known that the race is separated into blue and gold divisions. ...

Cross-country dealing with long break between meets

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

September 21, 2016

After a three-week duration between meets, the cross-country team is focused on racking up mileage and mentally preparing for their next competition at the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 30. Coach Erin Howarth said this long stretch of time is good yet challenging for the team. "I love it because...

Cross-country season in full swing

Alex Hartman, Cross-Country Reporter

September 18, 2016

With two meets for the Panther cross-country team in the books, the season for Eastern and the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference is in full swing. The conference is looking contested this year with Eastern Kentucky leading the men’s side, and Southeast Missouri and Eastern leading the women’s...

Cross country teams to compete at Illinois State

Kaitlin Cordes, Cross Country Reporter

September 8, 2016

The Eastern cross country team will trek the Weibring Golf Course at Illinois State Friday for the squad's first road meet this season. The women's 5-kilometer race will begin at 5 p.m. with the men's 8-kilometer contest following at 5:45 p.m. The Country Financial Illinois State Invitational will...

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