The Daily Eastern News

Distance runners thrive in first day of indoor track championships

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Eastern junior Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and sophomore Nick Oakley (right) compete in the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

The Eastern men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Championships with distance medley relay wins from the men and women, plus other strong individual preliminary times. On the men’s side, the relay of sophomore Franky Romano, senio...

Panthers have 10 top-10 finishes at Friday Night Special

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Junior MaKenna Wilson set the Eastern all-time indoor record for the shot put as 14 athletes placed in the top ten at the EIU Friday Night Special last week. Wilson recorded a personal-best throw of 50-9.25, topping the previous record of 50-6 set by Kandace Arnold back in 2010, and Wilson’s m...

EIU track, field teams to host EIU Friday Night Special

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Marcus Skinner (left) and Dustin Hatfield (right) lead a pack of runners together during a distance event at the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House. Eastern’s track and field program competes at the Grand Valley State Big Meet Friday.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Dustin Hatfield headlines Eastern’s track and field team as the Panthers get ready to compete Friday. Eastern will host the EIU Friday Night Special Friday in the Lantz Field House, and Hatfield comes into the competition as the last Eastern athlete to win an OVC Athlete of the Week award: The Oh...

3 Panthers set all-time bests at Notre Dame

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2020

Senior Lindsey Carlson, redshirt senior Grace Rowan and redshirt sophomore Dustin Hatfield all moved into the top ten in Eastern’s all-time top ten for different events at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite. Carlson, who also played four years for Eastern’s women’s soccer team, took home sixth-plac...

Thomas takes OVC honor, leads track, field into Meyo Invite

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

The men’s and women’s track and field teams gear up for the Notre Dame Meyo Invite set to begin Friday at 4 p.m. and run through Saturday. The long jump and weight throw kick off the invite with the running events to follow at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. Redshirt senior Sh...

Track, field ready to compete against 9 schools at Iowa meet

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and Marcus Skinner (right) run next to each other during the men’s 1 mile run in the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Fieldhouse.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The two-day Iowa Black and Gold Premier begins for the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams starting Friday at 1 p.m. Both teams are starting to find some traction, as this marks the fourth scheduled invite of the indoor season and third of the new year. Last time out at the Illinois ...

Eastern track, field will compete among 11 teams at Illinois Invite

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and Marcus Skinner (right) run next to each other during the men’s 1 mile run during the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Fieldhouse.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams return to action on Friday at the Illinois Invite. The first day (Friday) begins at 2 p.m. with the heptathlon and pentathlon, and the second day (Saturday)  begins at 9 a.m. with the field events before running events start at 11:40 a.m. Redshirt sophomore Dustin ...

Eastern track, field win big in EIU Big Blue Classic

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Eastern’s Jocelyne Mendoza (11) and Grace Rowan (4) lead a pack of runners at the EIU Big Blue Classic this weekend at O’Brien Field.

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 31, 2019

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

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Eastern’s Cedric Johnson races toward a hurdle in a meet last Spring at O’Brien Field. Eastern hosts the EIU Big Blue Classic this weekend.

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 28, 2019

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

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Senior Ashton Wilson jumps in a meet last Spring at O’Brien. Eastern travels to Illinois on Saturday to compete in the Illinois Intercollegiate Indoor meet.

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 21, 2019

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

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Joe Carter competes in the 1500 meter run during the EIU Big Blue Classic in March 2018 at O’Brien Field. Carter finished 18th in the event.

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

February 3, 2019

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

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....

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