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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 4, 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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