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Track and field team has good start to 2019 season

Eastern junior Cedric Johnson runs the 110-meter hurdles in a meet last March at O’Brien Field. Johnson competed with Eastern in the Illinois Intercollegiate meet this past weekend.

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

January 13, 2019

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

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

Senior thrower Condia Smith throws the hammer on Jan. 25 in the Lantz Field House during the John Craft Invite.

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014

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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