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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

Eastern sophomores Akiya Kollore (right) and Shanisa Stinson jump side-by-side while competing in the womens 100 meter hurdles at the EIU Big Blue Classic held at OBrien Field on April 1. Kollore placed first with a time of 14.21 and Stinson came second at 14.33.

Track teams off and running in outdoor season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

With the EIU Big Blue Classic now in the rear-view mirror, the 2022 outdoor track season is officially underway for the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams. The Classic, held April 1 at...

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.

Track and field teams to host EIU Big Blue Classic

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 31, 2022

The 2022 outdoor track season is underway, and the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the EIU Big Blue Classic Friday at O’Brien Field.  The men’s team opened its season...

Eastern’s Breanna Sheldon runs the women’s mile at the John Craft Invite meet on Jan. 15 in the Lantz Fieldhouse. She finished with a time of 5:36.24.

Eastern track, swimming teams continue seasons

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

The Eastern track teams and swimming teams are coming off weekend competitions with more coming up this weekend.  The men’s and women’s swimming teams participated in a meet at Wabash College over...

Eastern runners Adam Swanson (left) and Dustin Hatfield compete in an event in the Lantz Fieldhouse during the 2020 indoor track season.

Track teams to open season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's track teams will open the 2021-22 indoor season Friday with the EIU Early Bird Meet held in the Lantz Fieldhouse.  The Panthers will be hosting Southern Indiana and Central...

Women’s track adds two more athletes

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter December 7, 2015

Women’s track and field coach Tom Akers announced the addition of two All-State athletes that will be joining the team next season. Abby Nicholson and Sophia Keith each signed with the track and field...

Eastern hosts the John Craft Invite this weekend

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter January 23, 2015

The men and women’s track and field teams are back in action this weekend as they host the annual EIU John Craft Invite. The Division I teams that are participating in the John Craft Invite are Illinois...

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