March 20, 2013
EMU Cross Country Women Have Highest GPA In Country
In a year which saw the Eastern Mennonite cross country women surge to prominence on the course, they have also vaulted to recognition in the classroom. The Lady Royals finished the 2012 semester with the highest cumulative team GPA in the nation at 3.76.
December 3, 2012
Six Royals Named To Sportsmanship Team
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of seven fall sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
November 10, 2012
Lady Royals Close Successful Year At Regionals
A successful cross country season ended on Saturday, as the Eastern Mennonite women finished 10th at the South/Southeast Regional in Hampton, GA. The meet was hosted by Emory University.
October 27, 2012
Cross Country Women Take 4th At ODAC Championships
The Eastern Mennonite women’s cross country team took fourth place at Saturday’s ODAC Championships. The Lady Royals vastly improved upon their preseason ranking of seventh in the league.
October 16, 2012
Lady Royals Return To No. 5
Despite finishing third at last weekend's CNU Invite, the Eastern Mennonite cross country women moved up one spot in this week's South/Southeast Regional Rankings. The Lady Royals advanced to No. 5, and are ranked second out of four ODAC teams in the top ten.
October 13, 2012
Women Settle For Third At CNU Invite
Despite their top runners struggling, the EMU cross country women still had a powerful enough team performance to come in third overall at Saturday’s Christopher Newport University Cross Country Invite.
October 9, 2012
Cross Country Women Slip One Spot In Region
The Eastern Mennonite University women's cross country team slipped one spot in this week's regional poll. The Lady Royals had last weekend off, but were jumped by Rhodes and fell to No. 6 in the South/Southeast Region.
October 2, 2012
EMU Jumps To No. 5 In South/Southeast Region
After finishing second as a team at the prestigious Paul Short Run last weekend, the Eastern Mennonite University cross country women made a major jump in the regional rankings, vaulting four spots to No. 5. The move was tied for the biggest improvement of the week in any of the regions.
September 28, 2012
Cross Country Women Finish Second At Paul Short Run
The high finishes just keep coming. The EMU cross country women today came in second at the prestigious Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, PA, finishing only behind ODAC rival Washington and Lee in a huge field of 34 complete teams.
September 26, 2012
Lady Royals Hold Steady At No. 9
Despite topping two other ranked teams last weekend, the EMU cross country women are spending a third straight week as the No. 9 team in the South/Southeast Region. None of the region's top ten changed positions, with Emory continuing to top the poll.
September 21, 2012
Lady Royals Roll To Team Title
Matched up with two of the other teams in the South/Southeast Region’s Top Ten, the Eastern Mennonite women dominated the field at Friday’s Doc Jopson Invitational.
September 18, 2012
Women Maintain Their Regional Ranking
After getting the weekend off, the EMU cross country women maintained their No. 9 spot in the South/Southeast Regional Rankings this week. The Lady Royals were not mentioned in the preseason poll, but quickly moved into the No. 9 spot in week one poll.
September 11, 2012
Cross Country Women Jump Into Regional Rankings
Just two meets into the 2012 season, the EMU cross country women have already come a long way. The Lady Royals were picked for seventh in the conference's preseason poll and were an afterthought for the regional rankings. But after taking second- and first-place finishes at their first two meets, the Eastern Mennonite women have jumped to ninth in the South/Southeast Region.
September 8, 2012
Power Of The Pack Wins It
The EMU cross country women have done it again – only in a different way. Last week, the Lady Royals had the individual winner at the ODAC Preview Meet. This week, the women claimed the team title at the challenging Dutchmen Invite hosted by Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.
September 4, 2012
One Meet, One Gold, One Athlete Of The Week
One race into her collegiate career, Hannah Chappell-Dick has a lot to be happy about. She won her first contest at Friday's EMU Royals Invitational. Today, the freshman was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.
August 31, 2012
Cross Country Women Get A Gold Winner At ODAC Preview
The Eastern Mennonite cross country teams kicked off their 2012 season in fine fashion Friday, hosting the EMU Royals Invitational. Freshman Hannah Chappell-Dick had a sterling start to her career, topping the field of 72 runners while the team took second overall.
August 27, 2012
Lady Royals Plan To Surprise
The Eastern Mennonite women’s cross country team is poised to surprise a lot of people this year. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches picked the Lady Royals to finish seventh out of ten teams in the preseason poll, which was released today.
June 29, 2012
EMU Cross Country To Host ODAC Meet In 2012
After a two-year hiatus in hosting a meet, the EMU cross country teams are back with gusto this fall. The Royals will be hosting the two Old Dominion Athletic Conference meets in 2012, the Preview to start the season and the Championships to wrap it up.
November 12, 2011
Women Earn 20th Place At Regional Meet
It’s been a long journey for the EMU cross country women this season, but after starting preseason workouts with three runners, the Lady Royals completed the year by taking 20th at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional.
October 29, 2011
Eckman And Eanes Lead Women At ODAC Championships
The Eastern Mennonite women’s cross country team took sixth place at the ODAC Cross Country Championships Saturday in Bedford.
October 15, 2011
Wind And Mud Slow Down Women
On a muddy course with 20mph winds, the EMU women’s cross country team pushed through a tough race Saturday at the Gettysburg Invitational.
September 30, 2011
Womens Runners Hampered By Sickness And Injury
Running at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, PA, the Lady Royals started five runners but could only finish four and didn’t record a team score. But two of the four women had their best times of the season.
September 24, 2011
Cross Country Women Take 3rd With First Team Score Of Season
As the season starts to come together, so do the runners. Eastern Mennonite’s cross country women earned their first team score of the year on Saturday when they took third place at the Maroon Invitational in Salem, VA.
September 10, 2011
Pack Running Gives Good Results For Women
Running as a group usually serves the EMU women well, and they did it again Saturday at the Washington & Lee Cross Country Invitational.
September 1, 2011
Trio Of Women's Runners Finish Well At First Meet
The Eastern Mennonite women’s cross country team did not finished with a complete team score, but the individuals who ran had a solid initial outing at the Hornet Cross Country Challenge in Bedford, VA.
August 29, 2011
SEASON PREVIEW: Cross Country Starts Anew
New coach Jason Lewkowicz knew he was in for a rebuilding project when he took over the Eastern Mennonite cross country programs this summer.
July 27, 2011
Lewkowicz Announces First Cross Country Recruits
New head coach Jason Lewkowicz is quickly putting his print on the Eastern Mennonite cross country program. About a month into his new post, Lewkowicz has announced the core of his recruiting class, although he looks to continue adding runners as the fall season approaches.
January 13, 2011
Lewkowicz To Take Over Cross Country And Track & Field
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Jason Lewkowicz as its cross country and track & field coach. Lewkowicz will finish out the 2010-11 athletic year at Hannibal-LaGrange University, where he holds the same position, before moving to Harrisonburg this summer to take over the reins of the Royals' program.
October 30, 2010
Bikko Takes 5th At ODAC Meet, Heads To Regionals
Eastern Mennonite cross country runner Richy Bikko hung with the second pack at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships, and it was good enough to get him on the First Team. Bikko crossed the finish line in 26:39 Saturday, taking fifth place overall and earning a trip to the South/Southeast Regional meet Nov. 13 in Memphis, Tn.
October 16, 2010
Royals Run Well In Packed Field At Gettysburg
The Eastern Mennonite cross country teams were at the Gettysburg Invitational Saturday and participated in the large meet. Richy Bikko took fourth on the men's side to lead the way for the Royals.
October 9, 2010
Off Week Produces Good Results For EMU Runners
After getting an off week last weekend, the Eastern Mennonite cross country runners had a good showing Saturday at the Shenandoah University Hornet Harrier. Richy Bikko took an easy win in the 5k men's race, his third top finish of the season.
September 25, 2010
Bikko Dominates Maroon Invitational And Wins By 1:39
Senior Richy Bikko continued to show his prominence amongst the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, winning Saturday's Roanoke Invitational. Four conference schools were represented and Bikko easily took first place at the meet by 1:39 over Roanoke's Andrew Bernstein.
September 18, 2010
Eastern Mennonite Harriers Run At Dickinson Long/Short
The Dickinson Long/Short Invitational is always a good chance for cross country runners to get a gauge of how they fare in a talented field and Saturday was no different. The Eastern Mennonite runners did well at the meet in Carlisle, Pa., highlighted by Richy Bikko taking 23rd in the 4000m run.
September 11, 2010
Cross Country Runners Have A Good Showing At UVA
In a field mixed with D-I and D-III runners, Eastern Mennonite's Richy Bikko made a solid showing. The senior ran his personal record and came in 16th overall, finishing behind only one other D-III runner at Friday's Lou Onesty Invitational hosted by the University of Virginia.
September 1, 2010
Small Cross Country Teams Left With Room To Improve
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference Cross Country Preseason Polls were released today and the Eastern Mennonite University teams were both left with room to move up by the season's end. The men's team was voted seventh out of ten ODAC schools while the Lady Royals were voted seventh out of nine.