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Royals rise to the occasion at Hilton Garden Invitational

Even without sending their full teams to the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the weekend, EMU’s indoor track and field teams defended their regional status. Both the men and the women were ranked at No. 7 in the D-III South/Southeast Region in the season’s first listings earlier this week. Freshman distance ...More


Vigil held to protest killing of a black person every 28 hours in America, ‘whether innocent or guilty’

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


Personal records drop like flies at Liberty Twilight

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


Women set two records at meet hosted by D-I Liberty

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


Chappell-Dick takes gold to open outdoor season

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. Sophomore  ...More


Track teams poised to break more records

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


New Marks Set in EMU All-Time Record Book at Commonwealth Duals

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. Jord ...More


Royals Open Season Strong At Roanoke Invitational

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


Nafziger and Chappell-Dick Each Take Down Two School Records

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. Junior ...More

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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