• Royals Athlete Of The Week: Juni Schirch
    November 17, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Chappell-Dick Nominated For NCAA's Woman Of The Year
    June 23, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Chappell-Dick And Lehman Back On National Stage Together
    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. 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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