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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Freshman Joe Stoddard (117) runs at the 2023 EIU Walt Crawford open.

Freshman standout Joe Stoddard

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

Freshman cross country runner Joe Stoddard has placed in the top five for Eastern at every meet this season, Including the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Veteran runner and OVC champion Adam...

Adam Swanson, a cross country fifth year student stretches and jogs before running a mile at Eastern Illinois Campus Pond Saturday afternoon

Men’s cross country looks to send someone to nationals

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 10, 2023

In all of Eastern's 128-year history, only 11 runners have made it to the NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The most recent nationals runner from Eastern was Dustin Hatfield in 2021 (Placed...

Easterns womens cross country team will open their season this Friday at the EIU Walt Crawford Open. The team said they feel ready for the season to start.

Men’s and women’s cross-country win conference championship

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter October 31, 2023

The Eastern cross-country teams swept the Ohio Valley Conference Cross-Country Championship last Saturday in Morehead, Kentucky. This was the second year in a row that both teams won the conference...

Panthers of the Week (10.15)
Autumn Grinter and Joe Stoddard

Panthers of the Week: Autumn Grinter, Joe Stoddard

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 15, 2023

The female Panther of the Week is going to Autumn Grinter from the swim team. The junior freestyle swimmer from Edwardsville won two events at the Davenport Invite on Friday and Saturday, and Grinter...

Sophomores Mason Stoeger (190) and Michael Atkins (181) run during the Walt Crawford Open meet at the Panther Trail during the 2022 season.

Jacobo out for Redbird Invite as Panthers adjust without key runner

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 14, 2023

The men’s cross-country team has to quickly adjust after senior Richie Jacobo injured his foot during Tuesday’s morning practice. “I stepped on a hard surface on a small incline,” Jacobo said....

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