• Women Take First At NCAA Regional Preview
    October 07, 2017
    The Eastern Mennonite University women’s cross country team competed at the South/Southeast NCAA Regional Preview Meet hosted by Christopher Newport University on a humid Saturday afternoon and earned a first place performance in in 6k course. 
  • EMU Runners Finish Strong At Paul Short
    September 29, 2017
    After a three-week break from races, the Eastern Mennonite men’s and women’s cross country teams headed north for the 44th annual Paul Short Run in Lehigh, Pa. Both the men and women had noteworthy performances.
  • EMU Women Finish First Again
    September 09, 2017
    The Eastern Mennonite men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled down the road to New Market, Va. on Saturday afternoon to compete in the JMU Invitational.
  • Women Front Sweep To Open Cross Country Season, Men Run Individually
    September 02, 2017
    The Eastern Mennonite Royals' men's and women's cross-country team opened their season at the second annual Hyder-McMahill Invitational in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
  • SEASON PREVIEW: All-American Turned Coach Looking For New Heights
    August 24, 2017
    After a decorated career at Eastern Mennonite, Hannah Chappell-Dick returns to her alma mater as Interim Coach. With a fresh training philosophy and competitive runners, EMU men’s and women’s cross country is expected to be stronger in the 2017 season.
  • Runners Picked High In Preseason Polls
    August 16, 2017
    The ODAC coaches have a lot of respect for the EMU cross country programs, as evidenced by the league's preseason polls, which were released today.
  • Bryan Resigns, Chappell-Dick Hired As Interim Cross Country
    August 08, 2017
    EMU has announced the resignation of Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Isaac Bryan, effective August 18.
  • Royals Only Run Outside Of Virginia Twice
    July 11, 2017
    EMU Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Isaac Bryan has announced this fall's cross country schedule. The seven-meet schedule, which starts on Sept. 2, has a handful of new events in place.
  • EMU Puts Six On VaSID Academic All-State Team
    July 06, 2017
    Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.
  • CoSIDA Names Denlinger Academic All-American
    June 21, 2017
    Tyler Denlinger is wrapping up his collegiate career in style, being named to the Academic All-America Second Team, just the second-ever EMU male to be named one of the nation’s top academics.
  • Amine Named All-Academic By USTFCCCA
    February 14, 2017
    Freshman Abrham Amine has added another honor from his first year on EMU's cross country team, as he was named All-Academic by the USTFCCCA.
  • Royals Finish Up Year At S/SE Regionals
    November 12, 2016
    With beautiful fall weather in Rome, Ga., EMU’s cross country teams wrapped up the 2016 season at the South/Southeast Regionals on the campus of Berry College Saturday morning. Both the men and women finished in the upper half of the large field of teams, although no individuals were able to earn a trip to next week’s nationals.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Alec Thibodeaux
    November 10, 2016
    Cross country runner Alec Thibodeaux has seen his senior season marked by an injury, but he is striving for his work ethic to define his year.
  • Cross Country Royals Run Well At ODAC Championships
    October 29, 2016
    Eastern Mennonite’s cross country teams each had solid finishes at Saturday morning’s ODAC Championships in Buena Vista, Va. Working through a few injuries, the teams came home with three All-ODAC awards, as well as a pair of major awards from the conference.
  • Runners Finish Final Tune-Up For Upcoming Championships
    October 15, 2016
    With the regular season winding down, EMU’s cross country teams marched north on Saturday, running at the Gettysburg Invitational in Gettysburg, Pa. The Royals showed their talent while still leaving room for improvement in the big field.
  • EMU Runners Back On The Field At Paul Short
    October 01, 2016
    After a three-week break from races, the Eastern Mennonite cross country teams headed north for the bigtime Paul Short Run in Lehigh, Pa. Both the men and the women had great outings.
  • Heat Hinders Harriers At ODAC Preview Meet
    September 09, 2016
    Facing stifling temperatures for the second week of September, EMU's cross country teams pulled back at the ODAC Preview on Friday. The meet, hosted by Washington and Lee University in Buena Vista, Va., saw race time temperatures in the low 90s for the men's race which in turn led to a shortened women's race.
  • Thibodeaux Named ODAC's First Runner Of The Week
    September 06, 2016
    Whether or not the first honored shall also be last honored, Alec Thibodeaux has started his final cross country season out well by being named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.
  • Runners Start Off 2016 In Unique Fashion
    September 02, 2016
    EMU’s cross country teams opened up their 2016 season in unique fashion – under the Friday night lights. The Royals ran at the Galen Piper Challenge hosted by Shippensburg University, with both teams coming home with good efforts to start the year.
  • SEASON PREVIEW: Ripe For Success
    August 19, 2016
    There are a lot of storylines for this year's cross country teams, from replacing a legend to a new coaching structure. But the bottom line remains the same – the Royals expect to challenge for a top spot in both the conference and region, while sending a handful of individuals to nationals.
  • Simpson Tabbed Track & Field Coach
    August 09, 2016
    Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Brian Simpson as the new Head Track & Field Coach. He takes over the reins for the Royals immediately.
  • Royals To Run North In 2016
    August 05, 2016
    A year after running most of their meets near home in the Shenandoah Valley, EMU’s cross country teams will spend more of their time in a different state – Pennsylvania.
  • Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
    July 25, 2016
    Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by VaSID. A total of 234 student-athletes representing 41 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.
  • Bryan Takes Over Lead Of EMU Running And Track Programs
    July 18, 2016
    Eastern Mennonite University has announced that Isaac Bryan will take over as the new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field and Head Cross Country Coach. He spent the last year as EMU’s distance coach.
  • EMU Announces Resignation Of Olinger
    June 20, 2016
    Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of head cross country/track & field coach Britten Olinger. He has accepted a position as the head coach of track and field at Montreat College.
  • EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations
    April 01, 2016
    Each year, EMU names a select group of incoming students who receive full tuition to the college. All three of this year's Yoder Scholarship recipients not only excel in the classroom, but they also plan to don a Royals uniform and participate in a sport at EMU.
  • Co-Royals Athlete of the Week: Alec, Hannah and Kat
    November 30, 2015
    Sending a program-record three individuals to the National meet for the second straight year has set the bar incredibly high for future EMU cross country runners.
  • Chappell-Dick Earns All-America Award At Cross Country Nationals
    November 21, 2015
    Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick has been in top form all season, and it showed on Saturday as she finished 17th at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, becoming EMU’s first women’s NCAA All-American in the sport. Chappell-Dick shattered her PR with a time of 21:38.5 as she was within 15 seconds of the individual winner.
  • Royals Set For Nationals In Wisconsin
    November 19, 2015
    EMU's trio of Nationals participants hit the big stage on Saturday, running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisc. For the Royals, it's hard to predict how things will play out running in a field of 280 runners, but the goal is simple: to run a good race.
  • Thibodeaux Finishes Fourth At Regionals To Punch National Ticket
    November 14, 2015
    For the second year in a row, Eastern Mennonite University will be sending three cross country runners to the NCAA National Championships. Men’s runner Alec Thibodeaux claimed fourth overall at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet in Winchester, claiming his first-ever trip to Nationals.
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