The Daily Eastern News

Record broken in Aker’s last home meet

Eastern track and field coach Tom Akers leads the honorary walk around the track for his last home meet as coach Friday at O’Brien Field. The women’s track team placed third and the men’s team finished second in the EIU Big Blue Classic.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2018

Eastern junior Pedra Hicks setting the school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.35 on Friday in the EIU Big Blue Classic, that was real. The men’s track and field team placing second and the women coming in third, that was also real. The fact that this would be long-time coach Tom...

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...

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