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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

Andrew Pilat, a graduate student studying exercise science, finishes out the final stretch in the Walt Crawford Open meet Friday afternoon at the Panther Trail. Pilat finished second with a time of 25:23.7 with an average mile time of 5:06.6.

Cross country teams place 2nd and 3rd in season opener

Maurice Phipps, Cross Country Reporter September 4, 2022

The Eastern men’s and women’s cross country teams had a strong showing at the Walt Crawford Open on Friday afternoon as they placed second and third, respectively.   Coach Erin Howarth said that...

Members of the Eastern mens cross country team begins the 8K race in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3, 2021, at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Both the mens and womens teams won the meet.

EIU cross country to begin season as they host the EIU Walt Crawford Open Friday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2022

EIU, the defending Ohio Valley Conference cross country champion team, will begin their season Friday at home in the Walt Crawford Open hosted at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. EIU returns this season...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

Eastern athletics budget analysis, financial hurdles

Lauren Frick, Contributing Writer July 14, 2022

Financial difficulties have been at the forefront of EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael’s eight-year tenure. Michael has faced a substantial budget deficit, a nearly two-year-long budget impasse and the...

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...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor May 19, 2019

If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events...

Eastern cross country teams wrap up regular season

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter October 22, 2017

It is the end of the regular season for the men and women of Eastern’s cross-country teams. With the Illini Open, which took place this Friday, in the books, the moment the team has been preparing...

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...

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...

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