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Track Teams Keeping The Momentum Going

This fall, both of EMU’s cross country teams exceeded preseason predictions.  With such a strong carryover from those teams to the upcoming indoor track & field squads, what does second-year Coach Jason Lewkowicz expect? “There is a new expectation of excellence,” he said, “and while ...More

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Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...More

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EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...More

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Royals Gear Up for ODACs

On Saturday the EMU track teams participated in the Johnson C. Smith Invitational hosted by that university in Charlotte, NC.  The Royals got a great chance to gauge their talent against a wide range of athletes, and had one athlete break an EMU record. Dan Nafziger (Harrisonburg, V ...More

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Royals Grab Handful Of High Finishes At Jopson

The Eastern Mennonite University track & field teams completed a busy weekend Saturday at the Jopson Invitational in Bridgewater.  A few runners also participated the day before at the VMI/W&L Carnival in Lexington. On Friday a trio of Royals ran in packed fields of the 5000m.  For the women, Alli Eanes (Harrisonburg, VA/Westmont Hilltop) and Lanae Krei ...More

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A Road Retraveled

Name: Pete Nelson Year: Senior Sport: Men’s Cross Country Hometown/High School: Harrisonburg, VA/Christopher Dock Specs: Previously graduated in 2008, running track all four years and cross country in 2005. Returned for a second degree and had one year of eligibility left in ...More

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Royals Night Celebrates Athletics

Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place.  Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU. Athletic Director Dave King led the evening. “This has become a tradition that helps us get th ...More

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EMU Lands 53 On ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University had 53 student-athletes named recently to the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  All of the Royals’ programs compete in the ODAC except for men’s volleyball, which is not sponsored by the league. The full All-Academic Team eclipsed 1,000 student-athletes for the fifth consecutive year and set a new high-water mark for co ...More

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Michael Allen Narrowly Misses Final NCAA Field In Triple Jump

In 2009 and 2010, Michael Allen (Fork Union, Va./Louisa County) went to the NCAA National Championships in the triple jump. This season, he was named the ODAC Men’s Athlete of the Meet as he won both the long jump and triple jump at the conference championships and provisionally qualified in the triple in the process. But the junior found out Sund ...More

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Track & Field Stand-Out Says He’s ‘Out of the Shadow of Freshman Year’

By Mark Selig, Daily News-Record Michael Allen’s own accomplishments began to weigh on him. With a list of accolades as long as his jumps, the EMU track & field star struggled last season to match the expectations he had for himself. Then came the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend in ...More