• Royals Athlete Of The Week: Juni Schirch
    November 17, 2016
    Royals Athlete Of The Week: Juni Schirch Senior Juni Schirch took on her final year of collegiate running with the same mentality as every previous year: to continue to compete at a high level.
  • Royals Finish Up Year At S/SE Regionals
    November 12, 2016
    Royals Finish Up Year At S/SE Regionals 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: Megan Good
    November 03, 2016
    Royals Athlete Of The Week: Megan Good Through some dedicated training, Megan Good is making a quick transition to running cross country at the college level.
  • Cross Country Royals Run Well At ODAC Championships
    October 29, 2016
    Cross Country Royals Run Well At ODAC Championships 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
    Runners Finish Final Tune-Up For Upcoming Championships 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
    EMU Runners Back On The Field At Paul Short 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
    Heat Hinders Harriers At ODAC Preview Meet 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.
  • Runners Start Off 2016 In Unique Fashion
    September 02, 2016
    Runners Start Off 2016 In Unique Fashion 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
    SEASON PREVIEW: Ripe For Success 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
    Simpson Tabbed Track & Field Coach 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
    Royals To Run North In 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 Royals Earn Academic All-State Status 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
    Bryan Takes Over Lead Of EMU Running And Track Programs 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.
  • Chappell-Dick Nominated For NCAA's Woman Of The Year
    June 23, 2016
    Chappell-Dick Nominated For NCAA's Woman Of The Year EMU has nominated cross country and track & field standout Hannah Chappell-Dick for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award following her outstanding career.
  • EMU Announces Resignation Of Olinger
    June 20, 2016
    EMU Announces Resignation Of Olinger 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.
  • Chappell-Dick Earns Berkley Award As ODAC's Top Scholar-Athlete
    June 06, 2016
    Chappell-Dick Earns Berkley Award As ODAC's Top Scholar-Athlete Hannah Chappell-Dick earned a major award today, winning the Marjorie Berkley Award from the ODAC. She is a six-time Scholar-Athlete and five-time All-American.
  • EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations
    April 01, 2016
    EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations 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
    Co-Royals Athlete of the Week: Alec, Hannah and Kat 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
    Chappell-Dick Earns All-America Award At Cross Country Nationals 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
    Royals Set For Nationals In Wisconsin 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.
  • Chappell-Dick And Lehman Back On National Stage Together
    November 14, 2015
    Chappell-Dick And Lehman Back On National Stage Together For the second year in a row, Eastern Mennonite University will be sending three cross country runners to the NCAA National Championships. Women’s runner Hannah Chappell-Dick, already an All-American from track season, took second place overall at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet in Winchester, while teammate Kat Lehman crossed ninth and also punched her ticket.
  • Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick
    November 06, 2015
    Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick Hannah Chappell-Dick not only gives a lot of herself to running, she also gets a lot from the sport.
  • No Surprise As Chappell-Dick Wins Gold At ODAC Championships
    October 31, 2015
    No Surprise As Chappell-Dick Wins Gold At ODAC Championships For the first time in 13 years, EMU has an individual cross country champion. Hannah Chappell-Dick continued her incredible senior season by winning the ODAC Championships Saturday in Bridgewater.
  • Another ODAC Award For Chappell-Dick
    October 19, 2015
    Another ODAC Award For Chappell-Dick Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick won her fourth Runner of the Week award from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference today.
  • Royals Claim Individual Golds Against Ranked CNU
    October 17, 2015
    Royals Claim Individual Golds Against Ranked CNU EMU’s cross country teams ran with some good competition at the CNU Invitational today in Newport News, and the Royals responded with some great finishes.
  • Chappell-Dick Collects The Hat Trick From The ODAC
    October 05, 2015
    Chappell-Dick Collects The Hat Trick From The ODAC Hannah Chappell-Dick is building an impressive campaign in her final cross country season, earning her third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week award today.
  • Royals Topple PRs Despite Bad Weather
    October 02, 2015
    Royals Topple PRs Despite Bad Weather Bad weather couldn’t slow down the EMU cross country teams on Friday, as both men and women did well in their respective races at the massive Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. The Royals ran in afternoon races, which were characterized by temperatures in the upper 40s with blowing rain, but nine of the 15 runners set PRs.
  • ODAC Awards Chappell-Dick Again
    September 28, 2015
    ODAC Awards Chappell-Dick Again For the second time this year, cross country runner Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.
  • Runners Each Take Third In Preparation For Big Finish To Year
    September 26, 2015
    Runners Each Take Third In Preparation For Big Finish To Year EMU’s cross country teams continue to look good as they build their way up to full speed. The Royals ran at the Hornet Harrier/Commonwealth Challenge in Winchester, Va., and both men and women took third place as a team. The women also grabbed the top two individual finishers.
  • Chappell-Dick Starts Off Final Season With ODAC Award
    September 14, 2015
    Chappell-Dick Starts Off Final Season With ODAC Award Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick earned her second career win on Friday, matching her first ever collegiate effort by winning the ODAC Preview. The ODAC office has now named her ODAC Runner of the Week twice, once after each win.
  • Royals Cross Country Teams Second At ODAC Preview
    September 11, 2015
    Royals Cross Country Teams Second At ODAC Preview The Royals are getting good at looking good even when they are taking it easy. Despite not running at full strength, EMU’s cross country teams each finished second at the ODAC Preview Meet hosted by Bridgewater College on Friday, taking home one gold and two silvers on the individual side.
  • Cross Country Men Perfect At Bridgewater Challenge
    September 01, 2015
    Cross Country Men Perfect At Bridgewater Challenge It was a good start to the year for the EMU cross country teams as both the men and women claimed first place team and individual finishes at Tuesday’s Bridgewater Cross Country Challenge. The men took it a step further, crossing the first five finishers for a perfect 15 team score.
  • Women Runners Grab First-Place Vote, Finish Third
    August 24, 2015
    Women Runners Grab First-Place Vote, Finish Third Expectations continue to stay high in Harrisonburg, as the EMU cross country women were picked to finish third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. Eastern Mennonite also picked up a first-place vote in what looks to be one of the tightest ODAC races in years.
  • SEASON PREVIEW: New Coach, New Faces, Same Expectations
    August 17, 2015
    SEASON PREVIEW: New Coach, New Faces, Same Expectations Following up last season could be difficult, but new Coach Britten Olinger sees it as a chance for his cross country teams to solidify themselves as top programs in the conference.
  • SEASON RECAP: Cross Country Teams Put Up Historic Efforts
    August 04, 2015
    SEASON RECAP: Cross Country Teams Put Up Historic Efforts The Eastern Mennonite University cross country teams completed one of their most successful seasons in 2014, sending a program record three individual runners to the NCAA National Championships.
  • EMU Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100
    July 20, 2015
    EMU Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100 EMU’s student-athletes continue to out-do themselves. The Royals set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, putting 104 on the team, showing their fourth straight year with an increase in honorees.
  • Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
    July 08, 2015
    Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. A total of 223 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.
  • CoSIDA Names Chappell-Dick Academic All-America
    June 23, 2015
    CoSIDA Names Chappell-Dick Academic All-America Hannah Chappell-Dick has capped her outstanding junior season with one final academic award, being named today to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team. The Academic All-America teams were limited to just 45 women across all of Division III.
  • Royals Run The Valley In 2015
    June 04, 2015
    Royals Run The Valley In 2015 EMU’s cross country teams are staying close to home in 2015. The Royals released their upcoming schedule today and four of the six meets through regionals are within 70 miles of campus.
  • Royals Put Three On Academic All-District
    May 26, 2015
    Royals Put Three On Academic All-District The EMU cross country and track & field teams landed a trio of men and women on the Capitol One Academic All-District Teams. The Royals put a total of three athletes on the two, 12-member squads in a district which covers the entire southeastern corner of the country.
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