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

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Eastern freshman Riley Baker prepares to run in the EIU Big Blue Classic on March 30 at O’Brien Field. Eastern is traveling to Illinois on Saturday for a meet.

Riley Baker: From athlete to coach

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 22, 2024

Transitioning in from Bowling Green State University, first-year director of track and field James Gildon felt he needed someone to help bridge the gap between coach and athlete. Luckily for him,...

Members of the Eastern track team compete in the men’s mile at the John Craft Invitational on Jan. 15, 2022 in the Lantz Field House. Eastern’s Jamie Marcos (3) finished the race with a time of 4:12.83, placing first out of 18 runners.

Coach Gildon, Coach Baker start EIU careers at Early Bird track meet

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter December 10, 2023

First-year Director of Track and Field/Cross Country James Gildon coached his first track meet as director on Thursday. This was the Eastern Illinois Early Bird meet, which took place in the Lantz...

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2021

Jason Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete, died Saturday night. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the cause of death is unknown at this time but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday...

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