• Mast Again Named Top ODAC Runner
    October 09, 2017
    After her second career win over the weekend, Michaela Mast has been named the ODAC Runner of the Week.
  • 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.
  • Mast Earns ODAC Honors After Second Race
    September 11, 2017
    As if she isn't having enough excitement in her first and only year of competitive running, Michaela Mast earned ODAC Runner of the Week honors after only her second race.
  • 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.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Michaela Mast
    September 07, 2017
    Senior Michaela Mast had never run in a cross country race, but that didn't stop her from claiming a win her first time out.
  • Women Roll To Win In First Meet, 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 15, 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.
  • 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.
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