About 60 people held a vigil in the heart of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus in early December for black people killed by police in America. Participants attracted by the Black Student Union’s “#StandForFerguson” appeal gathered quietly in the gray mist at Thomas Plaza as club advisor Celeste Thomas invited them to “speak in silence,” showing their solidarity with presence ...More
Although the full body of athletes has gone home for the year, the Eastern Mennonite track & field teams still sent a number of men and women to Thursday’s Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg, Va. The meet was loaded with elite talent, including Olympic medalists and top-5 world leading performers, which helped the Royals set a number of personal records.
The men had the bi ...More
EMU’s track & field women broke two more school records this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg. Junior Alyssa Bane (Strasburg, Va./Strasburg) and sophomore Hann ...More
The EMU track and field teams had a very successful start to the outdoor season and landed 28 ODAC qualifiers over two different meets over the weekend. The majority of the Royals were in Lexington, Va., for the W&L Carnival, and a trio of throwers went to Salem, Va., for the Roanoke College Invitational.
How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records? If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program.
“I’m really excited to see growth in our track & field program this year ...More
While the EMU track and field teams didn’t send full squads to the Commonwealth Duals Saturday in Lynchburg, the Royals did get some nice finishes. The men saw a high jumper clear the second-best height in program history, while the women also had a handful of program top ten finishes.
The EMU track teams made a nice soft entry into the spring outdoor season on Saturday at the Roanoke College Invitational. The men took a number of individual first places and won the meet, while the women finished a comfortable third out of the five teams.
Richard Robinson (Bro ...More
While many around the Eastern Mennonite University track and field program expected the blossoming group to challenge some of the all-time top ten lists throughout the season, few could have predicted what happened on Saturday at the Liberty Open in Lynchburg. Four EMU records fell on the day, including one which was actually broken twice.
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