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Eastern track, field win big in EIU Big Blue Classic

Eastern track, field win big in EIU Big Blue Classic

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field program posted five individual first place finishes, set two new school records, and posted 15 top-three finishes, despite weather canceling some events this weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic. “With it being a shortened meet I thought we competed very well,” track and ...

EIU track, field set to host Big Blue Classic

EIU track, field set to host Big Blue Classic

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field programs  will look to bring the momentum from the Southern Illinois Bill Cornell Classic to the EIU Big Blue Classic Friday and Saturday. This will be the only home meet of the outdoor season. Track and Field Director Brenton Emanuel wants his athletes to take advantag...

Eastern track, field ready for first outdoor meet of spring

Eastern track, field ready for first outdoor meet of spring

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

The last time Eastern’s track and field program competed was last month when the program competed in the OVC Indoor Championships. While that was the last result of indoor season, Brenton Emanuel, the track and field director, wants to put indoor in the past and begin a fresh start in his first out...

Eastern track, field earns 13 top-20 finishes at Meyo Invite

Eastern track, field earns 13 top-20 finishes at Meyo Invite

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

February 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern track and field program competed hard in the Notre Dame Meyo Invite, finishing the meet with 13 top-20 finishes. Those results and personal bests are all confidence boosts to build on throughout the season’s progress. Among those thirteen top-20 finishes was a bit of history off an individual personal b...

Smith wins triple-jump, Eastern places 23

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

January 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern track and field program gained more momentum toward the rest of its season, earning 23 top-10 finishes at the Iowa Black and Gold Premier. “I was hoping to see some good performances, some seasonal best and personal best this weekend,” said Brenton Emanuel, director of track and field....

Track and field team has good start to 2019 season

Track and field team has good start to 2019 season

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Eastern Track and Field program continued to improve at the Illinois Intercollegiate Meet.  This was its second meet of the season, and even though there was a month off in-between competition, the men finished third overall and the women sixth. “I think for not having everyone compete this...

Track and Field coach Akers to retire after outdoor season

Kaitlin Cordes, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Track and field director and coach Tom Akers announced his retirement following the 2018 outdoor season. Akers has coached men’s and women’s track and field for 23 years, and he is leaving behind a legacy of the most successful track and field programs in the school’s history. Since joining the Oh...

Track and Field opens up with EIU Early Bird

Track and Field opens up with EIU Early Bird

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams begin their seasons at 3 p.m. Friday with the EIU Early Bird meet in the Lantz Fieldhouse. Participating in the meet; the University of Illinois’ women’s team, Illinois State University’s men’s and women’s teams, Western Illin...

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