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Greater Louisville Classic College Preview Press Release Oct 3, 2013

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 112 colleges and universities from 20 states and Canada in the 12th  Annual Greater Louisville Classic (GLC), which should be the second largest college meet contested in the United States in 2013. 

EKU Women Move Up to #5 in Southeast Eastern Kentucky University Press Release Sep 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross country team used a strong showing at the Panorama Farms Invitational this weekend to climb one spot to No. 5 in the most recent NCAA Southeast Region rankings, released by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Bluegrass XC Invitational College Recap: EKU Men & Women Win Tyler Karnes Sep 14, 2013

 Even before my head hit the pillow on Friday night, I knew it was going to be a great morning of racing in the Bluegrass State. After a relatively hot week, the air finally had that early-fall crisp to it and a cool breeze blew freshly fallen leaves across the ground. THIS was the cross country weather I remembered from high school. Fortunately for runners and spectators alike, that same kind of weather carried over to the morning and we had a perfect day for racing.

More Than 60 Conference Titles, and EKU's Rick Erdmann is Still Going Strong Jonathan Grooms Nov 9, 2012

RICHMOND, Ky. – Rick Erdmann was never supposed to be a distance coach. The native of Ligonier, Pa. competed as a sprinter in high school and got his first coaching gig on the gridiron; However, after winning more than 60 conference titles during his 33 years at Eastern Kentucky University, Erdmann is one of the most successful cross country coaches in NCAA history. (via www.ekusports.com)

Former Sayre Runner Ann Eason OVC Runner of the Week Eastern Kentucky University Press Release Oct 3, 2012

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University cross country runners Soufiane Bouchikhi and Ann Eason were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday for their performances this weekend at the Notre Dame Invitational and Greater Louisville Classic. Bouchikhi was named the adidas OVC Male Runner of the Week, while Eason was named the adidas OVC Female Runner of the Week.

EKU Men's Team Picked to Win OVC Eastern Kentucky University Press Release Aug 21, 2012

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In a preseason vote of conference head coaches, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s cross country team has been picked as the favorite to win its seventh consecutive Ohio Valley Conference title this fall. The EKU women have been picked to finish second behind Eastern Illinois.

Former Oldham/EKU Sprinter Dallas Robinson Finishes 9th at World Bobsled Championship Jonathan Grooms Feb 22, 2012

  Former Oldham County and Eastern Kentucky University Sprinter Dallas Robinson finished 9th last weekend at the FIBT World Bobsled Championships in Lake Placid, New York.  Robinson and his driver, Nick Cunningham were third amongst the Americans duos competing in the World Championships.  KYtrackXC.com had Dallas answer some questions about his experience this past weekend in Lake Placid.  He will compete in the 4 Man Bobsled this coming weekend in Lake Placid as well.

College Commitments: Weishaar - Samford, Svec - EKU, Richardson - Cumberlands, Rohmann - Cincy Jonathan Grooms Jan 14, 2012

  Athletes, Coaches, and Parents it is once again the time of the year, let the senior commitments begin.  Please let me know via email at jonathan@kytrackxc.com or message me on Facebook when you commitment to a school for next year.  I will update the signing/commitment list, which is located at: https://ky.milesplit.com/signings.  If one of your teammates lets me know, I will double check with you, your parent, or a coach. Thanks, Jonathan Grooms, KYtrackXC.com

NCAA Southeast Regional Action in Louisville Nolan Jez Nov 13, 2011

  This Saturday morning, the same day as our high school state championship meet, another large championship meet was held, The NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. Playing host to this meet was the University of Louisville at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky. This meet could not have had more perfect running weather as it was in the low 50s throughout the competition. For those who have not been to E.P Sawyer Park, it is a must see venue for XC runners being a very flat and fast course with beautiful scenery throughout. 

EKU Men and Women Finish Third at OVC Outdoor Championships May 7, 2011

MURRAY, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s track and field teams finished third at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend at Stewart Stadium. Sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi was named the Co-Male Athlete of the Championships after winning the men’s 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters.

Pagano, Hesselbjerg Win Events on Day One of OVC Championships May 6, 2011

MURRAY, Ky. - Senior Kat Pagano won the women's 10,000 meters and freshman Ole Hesselbjerg won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase as the Eastern Kentucky Univeristy men's and women's track and field teams are in fourth place after day one of the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships at Stewart Stadium.

Track and Field to Compete at OVC Outdoor Championships May 5, 2011

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will compete at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend at Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky. The EKU men and women both finished third at last year’s outdoor championships, and the Colonels won eight individual titles at the meet.

Bouchikhi, Kosgei Earn Weekly OVC Track Honors May 3, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky distance runners, Soufiane Bouchikhi and Lydia Kosgei, were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday for their performances at the Penn Relays. Bouchikhi was named the OVC Co-Male Track Athlete of the Week, while Kosgei was named the OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week.

School Records Threatened at 2011 Penn Relays Apr 30, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior Lydia Kosgei came within two seconds of a 33-year old school record and senior Kat Pagano became the first woman in school history to break the 36-minute mark in the 10,000 meters as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the prestigious Penn Relays this weekend.

Bouchikhi, Leitich Named OVC Track Athletes of the Week Apr 26, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University sophomores Soufiane Bouchikhi and Picoty Leitich have been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male and Female Track Athletes of the Week, respectively, following their performances at the Indiana Polytan Invitational this weekend.

Five Colonels Run OVC-Best Times at the Polytan Invitational Apr 23, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi ran the 10th fastest 5,000 meters time in the East Region and five Colonels recorded Ohio Valley Conference-best times as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Indiana Polytan Invitational this weekend at the Robert C. Haugh Complex.

Willis Named OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week Apr 19, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University senior mid-distance runner David Willis has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays in which he ran an OVC-best time in the 800 meters and was a member of the winning distance medley relay team.

EKU Relay Teams Shine at Tennessee Sea Ray Relays Apr 16, 2011

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The men’s distance medley relay team and the women’s 4x1500 meter relay team won and four Colonels ran Ohio Valley Conference-best times as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays on a cold and windy weekend at Tom Black Track.

Track and Field Team Wins 15 Events at Centre Invitational Apr 2, 2011

DANVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s track and field team finished first and the EKU men’s team finished second at the Centre Invitational on Saturday, as the Colonels won 15 events and recorded three Ohio Valley Conference-best times.

Pagano, Bouchikhi Named OVC Track Athletes of the Week Mar 29, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Kat Pagano was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week and sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi was named the Co-Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday by the league office.

Pagano, Bouchikhi Run Top-Five 5,000 Meters Times at Stanford Mar 26, 2011

STANFORD, Calif. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team opened its outdoor season this weekend and senior Kat Pagano and sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi took advantage of a fast field at the Stanford Invitational as both ran top-five 5,000 meters times in school history.

Three Track Colonels Run PRs Over the Weekend Mar 5, 2011

RICHMOND, Ky. – Select members of the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational and the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier this weekend. While there were no NCAA automatic qualifiers, three Colonels earned personal-best times over the final weekend of the indoor season.

Colonel Men and Women Finish Second at OVC Indoor Championships Feb 26, 2011

CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s track and field teams finished second at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Lantz Field House on the campus of Eastern Illinois. Host EIU swept the men’s and women’s titles for the third consecutive year.

EKU Track and Field Set for OVC Indoor Championships Feb 24, 2011

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will travel to Charleston, Ill. this weekend to compete at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lantz Field House on the campus of Eastern Illinois.

Bouchikhi, Pagano Named OVC Track Athletes of the Week Feb 15, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi and senior Kat Pagano narrowly missed setting school records in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters, respectively, this weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle. However, both received Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for their efforts.

Distance Runners Shine at Washington Husky Classic Feb 13, 2011

SEATTLE – Sophomore Soufiane Bouchikhi ran the 35th fastest time in the country in the men's 3,000 meters while senior Kat Pagano was less than a second off the school record in the women's 5,000 meters as a select group of Eastern Kentucky University distance runners competed at the talent-laden Flotrack Husky Classic this weekend.

Hurdlers Lead EKU Track and Field at MTSU Invitational Feb 6, 2011

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Four Colonels won events while three hurdlers, junior Lutisha Bowen, sophomore DanHeisha Harding and senior Jasmyn Norris, ran the top three times in the OVC in the women's 60-meter hurdles as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Middle Tennessee Invitational on Saturday.

Bouchikhi, Forbes Lead Colonels at Rod McCravy Invitational Jan 30, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomores Soufiane Bouchikhi and Bianca Forbes ran OVC-best times in the men's mile and women's 400 meters, respectively, as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed against a loaded field at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational this weekend at E.J. Nutter Field House.

Kosgei Named OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week Jan 18, 2011

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Lydia Kosgei has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week following her performance at the Kentucky Invitational this weekend in which she finished fourth in the mile with an OVC-best time of 4:47.69.

Kosgei Leads Colonels at Kentucky Invitational Jan 16, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team opened its 2011 indoor season this Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Invitational in the E.J. Nutter Fieldhouse. Junior Lydia Kosgei highlighted the weekend by running the third fastest women's indoor mile time in school history.

Track and Field Opens Indoor Season this Weekend Jan 14, 2011

RICHMOND, Ky. - The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will open its 2011 indoor season this Friday and Saturday at the annual Kentucky Invitational at the E.J. Nutter Fieldhouse in Lexington. Click here for live results!

Nineteen Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Saturday Dec 16, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. - This Saturday, 19 student-athletes will receive their Eastern Kentucky University bachelor's degree in Alumni Coliseum. Seven different sports will be represented during the fall graduation ceremonies including multiple student-athletes from women's basketball, men's cross country/track and field, women's cross country/track and field, football, women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.

Bouchikhi Finishes 49th at NCAA Championships Nov 22, 2010

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi finished 49th out of 246 runners at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday afternoon, covering the 10K course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in a time of 30:36.7.

Bouchikhi to Run at NCAA Championships Today Nov 22, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi will run at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships today, Nov. 22, at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The men's race is set to begin at 12:48 p.m. ET. Click here to watch the race LIVE!

Women's Cross Country Finishes Season Ranked in the Southeast Region Nov 16, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The Eastern Kentucky University women's cross country team jumped from unranked to No. 14 while the men's team stayed put at No. 7 in the Southeast Region per the pre-NCAA Championships poll released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Men Seventh, Women 14th at Southeast Regionals Nov 13, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's cross country team finished seventh while the women's team finished 14th at the Southeast Region Championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday. Freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi finished third in the men's race and qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Cross Country Heads to Louisville for Southeast Regional Nov 10, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams will compete at the Southeast Region Championships this Saturday, Nov. 13, at E.P. Tom “Sawyer” Park in Louisville. The women's 6K race will begin at 10:00 a.m. while the men's 10K race will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Men's Cross Country Jumps to No. 7 in the Southeast Region Nov 2, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Following its dominant performance at the OVC Championships this weekend, the Eastern Kentucky University men's cross country team jumped from unranked to No. 7 in the Southeast Region per the latest USTFCCCA rankings.

EKU Cross Country Teams Win Fifth Consecutive OVC Titles Oct 30, 2010

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams delivered dominant performances at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships as both teams won their fifth consecutive conference titles on Saturday at the Southern Hills Golf Course.

Cross Country Teams in Search of Fifth Straight OVC Titles Oct 28, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams will look to continue their run of excellence in the Ohio Valley Conference this Saturday when both teams travel to the OVC Championships at the Southern Hills Golf Course in Cookeville, Tenn.

Bouchikhi Named OVC Runner of the Week, Again Oct 19, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the fourth time this fall, Eastern Kentucky University freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi has been named the OVC Co-Male Cross Country Runner of the Week. The native of Antwerp, Belgium finished ninth out of 241 of some of the best distance runners in the country at the NCAA Pre-Nationals this weekend.

Bouchikhi Leads Men's Cross Country at Pre-Nationals Oct 16, 2010

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi finished ninth out of 241 of the best distance runners in the country to lead the Eastern Kentucky men's cross country team to a 14th place finish in the highly-competitive White Race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday afternoon at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.

Bouchikhi and Leitich Named OVC Co-Runners of the Week Oct 5, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Following strong performances against a talented field at the Greater Louisville Classic this weekend, Eastern Kentucky University distance runners Soufiane Bouchikhi and Picoty Leitich were honored as OVC Co-Cross Country Runners of the Week on Tuesday.

Men Fourth, Women Eighth at Greater Louisville Classic Oct 2, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's cross country team finished fourth out of 38 teams while the women's team finished eighth out of 35 teams in the talent-laden gold races of the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

Cross Country to Face Talented Field at Greater Louisville Classic Oct 1, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University cross country teams will compete against a vast and talented field at the Greater Louisville Classic this weekend. More than 100 teams are expected to compete in both the men's and women's races at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park beginning around 9:30 a.m Saturday morning.

Greater Louisville Classic College Meet Preview Jonathan Grooms Sep 30, 2010

Louisville, KY- The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 97 colleges and universities from 20 states in the 9th Annual Greater Louisville Classic (GLC),  which once again will be the largest college meet contested in the south. The Classic, run Saturday October 2nd, will bring together some of the top college cross country programs in the nation, as over 2,000 athletes are expected to compete at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The event will not only feature vast quantity, but the overall quality of the competing teams continues to improve with each year. The field includes 29 men's teams and 23 women's teams that are currently ranked in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div- I Regional, NCAA Div. II National, NCAA Div. III National and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Cross Country Polls this season.

Bouchikhi and Pagano Earn Weekly OVC Cross Country Honors Sep 28, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, Eastern Kentucky University distance runners freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi and senior Kat Pagano have been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male and Female Cross Country Runners of the Week.

Men's Cross Country Now Ranked Sixth in the Southeast Region Sep 27, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Following a win against a talented field at the Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday night, the Eastern Kentucky men's cross country team jumped three spots to No. 6 in the USTFCCCA Southeast Region rankings. The women's team advanced two spots to No. 13 following a second place finish at the same meet.

Men First, Women Second at Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic Sep 25, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University cross country teams continued their strong start to the 2010 season as the Colonel men finished first out of 30 teams and the Colonel women finished second out of 32 teams at the Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday night.

Bouchikhi, Pagano Named OVC Cross Country Runners of the Week Sep 21, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – A pair of Eastern Kentucky distance runners were honored by the OVC on Tuesday as freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi was named the Male Cross Country Runner of the Week and senior Kat Pagano was named the Co-Female Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Men's Cross Country First, Women Second at WKU Old Timers Classic Sep 18, 2010

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's cross country team won its second consecutive meet on Saturday afternoon as the Colonels defeated six teams at the 29th annual Western Kentucky Old Timers Classic at Kareiakas Park. The EKU women's team finished second at the same meet, falling only to host WKU.

EKU Cross Country Defeats Marshall at Home Meet Sep 4, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2010 season by defeating Marshall at the EKU vs. Marshall Relays on Saturday morning at the Wood Chip Trail. The men's team scored 21 points to Marshall's 39 while the women's team scored 15 points to Marshall's 40.

Cross Country Teams Begin Season Ranked in the Southeast Region Sep 3, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky men's and women's cross country teams find themselves in a familiar position to start the 2010 season: ranked in the Southeast Region. The men's team, which finished seventh last year, has been tabbed 15th, while the women's team, which finished 10th last year, has been tabbed ninth.

EKU Men and Women Picked as 2010 OVC Cross Country Favorites Aug 19, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In a preseason vote of Ohio Valley Conference head coaches, the Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams were picked as favorites for the 2010 season. Both teams enter the year seeking to extend the EKU cross country dynasty by winning their fifth consecutive OVC titles.

Maina Finishes 12th at NCAA East Region Championships May 29, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eastern Kentucky University senior distance runner Joseph Maina finished 12th overall in the men’s 5,000 meters with a time of 14:13.36 at the NCAA East Region Track and Field Championships on Saturday night. Maina missed qualifying for the NCAA National Championships by one spot.

Maina Qualifies for NCAA East Region Championships May 25, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eastern Kentucky University senior distance runner Joseph Maina will compete in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Region Track and Field Championships on Saturday at 8:45 p.m. EST at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T University.

Track Team Picks Up Three PRs at Georgia Tech and Louisville May 15, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – Members of the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Georgia Tech Invitational and the University of Louisville Cardinal Twilight this weekend. Three Colonels – senior Christopher Rengifo, junior Lydia Kosgei and sophomore Lutisha Bowen – recorded personal bests at the meets.

Thirty-One Student-Athletes Set To Graduate Saturday May 7, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – This Saturday, 31 student-athletes will receive their Eastern Kentucky University bachelor’s degree in Alumni Coliseum. Thirteen different sports will be represented during the spring graduation ceremonies.

Track and Field Teams Finish Third at OVC Championships May 1, 2010

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished third at the OVC Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech. The Colonels won eight individual titles at the meet. Click here for final results!

Men in Third, Women in Seventh After Day One of the OVC Championships Apr 30, 2010

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s team sits in third place while the women’s team sits in seventh place after day one of the OVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech. Click here for complete day one results!

Bouchikhi Named OVC Outdoor Track Freshman of the Year Apr 30, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University distance runner Soufiane Bouchikhi has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year. The native of Antwerp, Belgium earned OVC Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year honors in February.

EKU Track and Field Set to Compete at OVC Outdoor Championships Apr 29, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will compete at the OVC Outdoor Championships this weekend at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tenn. The men’s team finished in second place while the women’s team took sixth place at last year’s outdoor championships.

Bouchikhi and Pagano Earn Weekly OVC Track Honors Apr 27, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi was named the OVC Male Co-Track Athlete of the Week and junior Kat Pagano was named the OVC Female Co-Track Athlete of the Week following their performances at the Penn Relays this weekend.

Track and Field Colonels Compete at Penn Relays Apr 23, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Members of the Eastern Kentucky track and field team competed against an ultra-talented field at the Penn Relays this weekend. Junior Katherine Pagano set a new school record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36:03.00 while freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi recorded a personal-best in the 5,000 meters, placing second with a time of 14:01.71.

Women's Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team Ranked First in the Country Apr 21, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s shuttle hurdle relay team – composed of juniors Tashana Johnson and Jasmyn Norris, sophomore Lutisha Bowen and freshman DanHeisha Harding – is the top-ranked team in the country, according to the website milesplitu.us.

EKU Track and Field Shines at Home Meet Apr 17, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – Facing wet conditions for much of the night, the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team won 13 events at its only home meet of the spring, the EKU Open, on Friday night at Tom Samuels Track. Click here for complete results!

Track and Field Team Set to Host EKU Open on Friday Apr 16, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will get to compete on familiar ground this Friday as the Colonels host the EKU Open at Tom Samuels Track. The meet is the only home event for the track and field team this spring.

Mutuse Named OVC Track Athlete of the Week Apr 13, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University sophomore David Mutuse was named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Mutuse won the 10,000 meters at the University of the Cumberlands Invitational on Saturday with an OVC-best time of 30:53.36.

Women's Shuttle Hurdle Relay Wins at Sea-Ray Relays Apr 10, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the University of Tennessee Sea-Ray Relays and the University of the Cumberlands Invitational this weekend. The women’s shuttle hurdle relay team highlighted the weekend by winning at the Sea-Ray Relays with a time of 56.84.

Colonels Win 15 Events at Centre Invitational Apr 4, 2010

DANVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team won 15 events at the Centre Invitational on Saturday. The women’s team won the meet with 253.5 points while the men’s team finished second with 123 points.

Bowen Earns OVC Track Athlete of the Week Award Mar 30, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University sophomore Lutisha Bowen has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week. Bowen ran an OVC-best 14.01 in the 100-meter hurdles this weekend at the North Carolina State Raleigh Relays, and she was also a member of the winning 4x200 meter relay team.

Women's 4x200 Meter Relay Wins at N.C. State Raleigh Relays Mar 27, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s 4x200 meter relay team – composed of sophomores Diamond Benjamin and Lutisha Bowen and freshmen Bianca Forbes and Jazzmin Jeter – won at the North Carolina State Raleigh Relays on Saturday afternoon with a time of 1:38.65.

Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season this Weekend Mar 26, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. - The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will begin its outdoor season this weekend as most of the squad travels to the North Carolina State Raleigh Relays and freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi competes in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational.

Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Status Mar 8, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named Division I All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Bouchikhi Provisionally Qualifies for Indoor Nationals Mar 6, 2010

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi won the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday with a time of 7:59.20 and, in doing so, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Five Track Colonels Set to Compete this Weekend Mar 4, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – Five members of the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will compete this weekend in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held March 11-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Women Place Second, Men Third at Indoor Championships Feb 27, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s track and field team finished in second place while the men’s team took third place at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the Gentry Center on Tennessee State’s campus.

OVC Indoor Track and Field Championships: Day One Results Feb 26, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s track and field team is currently in third place while the men’s team is in fourth place after day one of the OVC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Both teams are expected to make up ground on Saturday, as most of the finals of running events are held on Saturday.

EKU Track and Field Set for OVC Indoor Championships Feb 26, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team will travel to Nashville this weekend to compete at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Gentry Center on Tennessee State’s campus.

Three Colonels Earn OVC Indoor Track Awards Feb 25, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Three Eastern Kentucky student-athletes were named OVC Indoor Track Athletes of the Year on Thursday. Sophomore Diamond Benjamin was named the Co-Female Athlete of the Year, freshman Picoty Leitich was named the Co-Female Freshman of the Year and freshman Soufiane Bouchikhi was named the Co-Male Freshman of the Year.

Forbes Earns Second OVC Track Athlete of the Week Award Feb 16, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Bianca Forbes has been named the OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. Forbes set a new school record in the indoor 400 meters Friday night at the Indiana University Hoosier Hills Open, clocking an OVC-best time of 55.55.

Forbes Sets New School 400 Meters Record at the Hoosier Hills Open Feb 12, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Bianca Forbes set a new school record in the indoor 400 meters Friday night at the Indiana University Hoosier Hills Open. Forbes clocked an OVC-best time of 55.55 and finished second overall behind 2008 4x400 Olympic gold medalist Mary Wineberg.

Benjamin Earns OVC Track Athlete of the Week Honors Feb 9, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University sophomore Diamond Benjamin was named the OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Benjamin took first place while running a personal-best and an OVC-best time of 7.03 in the 55 meters on Saturday at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational.

Track and Field Competes at MTSU Invitational on Saturday Feb 6, 2010

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sophomore Diamond Benjamin and freshmen Picoty Leitich and Bianca Forbes all won events as the Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed at the Middle Tennessee State Invitational on Saturday.

Rengifo Earns First Career Track Athlete of the Week Award Feb 2, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Christopher Rengifo earned OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his productive career on Tuesday. Rengifo ran the second fastest mile (4:16.26) and the third fastest 800 meters (1:54.01) in the conference on Saturday at the Rod McCravy Invitational.

Track and Field Competes at Rod McCravy Invitational Jan 30, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team competed against a talented field at the University of Kentucky Rod McCravy Invitational this weekend in Nutter Fieldhouse. Sophomore Diamond Benjamin ran well for the Colonels, finishing sixth in the finals of the 60 meters with a time of 7.62.

Forbes Named OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week Jan 19, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Bianca Forbes was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. In her first ever collegiate meet, Forbes ran the fastest 400 meters time in the conference this year, recording a 56.68 at the University of Kentucky Invitational on Saturday.

Track and Field Opens Indoor Season at UK Invitational Jan 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University track and field team opened its indoor season this weekend at the talent-laden University of Kentucky Invitational. Freshman Bianca Forbes, in her first ever collegiate meet, highlighted the weekend for EKU by running the fifth fastest women’s indoor 400 meters time in school history.

Men Second, Women Third in Preseason OVC Track and Field Poll Jan 7, 2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s indoor track and field team was picked to finish second in the OVC while the women’s team was picked to finish third in a preseason poll of conference head coaches, the league office announced on Thursday.

Ruttoh Takes 87th Place at National Championships Nov 23, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Wesley Ruttoh finished 87th out of 250 runners at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday afternoon, covering the 10K course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in a time of 30:49.5.

Ruttoh to Run at NCAA Championships on Monday Nov 22, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Wesley Ruttoh will run at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The men’s race is set to begin at 12:08 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast live on the VERSUS channel.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Move Up In Regional Rankings Nov 17, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s cross country team is now ranked seventh while the women’s team is ranked 10th in the Southeast Region, according to the pre-NCAA Championships poll released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

EKU Cross Country Men Seventh, Women 10th at Regionals Nov 14, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky men’s cross country team took seventh place while the women’s team took 10th place at the Southeast Regional Championships Saturday morning. Junior Wesley Ruttoh finished second in the men’s race and qualified for the NCAA Championships to be held Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Cross Country Teams Head to Louisville for Southeast Regionals Nov 12, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the Southeast Region Championships this Saturday, Nov. 14, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville. The top three teams from each region advance to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Men's Cross Country Awarded Fourth Straight OVC Sportsmanship Award Nov 10, 2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s cross country team received the Team Sportsmanship Award for its respective sport on Tuesday from the Ohio Valley Conference. It is the fourth year in a row the team has earned this recognition from the OVC.

EKU Cross Country Teams Win Fourth Consecutive OVC Titles Oct 31, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s cross country teams won their fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships on Saturday. Junior Wesley Ruttoh won the men’s 8K race in a time of 25:39.24 while freshman Picoty Leitich won the women’s 5K race in a time of 19:29.05.

Cross Country Teams Seek Fourth Straight OVC Titles on Saturday Oct 30, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. - The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams will try for their fourth consecutive conference banners on Saturday at the OVC Cross Country Championships at the Vaughn’s Gap Course at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

Men's Cross Country Jumps to Eighth in Southeast Rankings Oct 22, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – Following its performance at the NCAA Pre-Nationals last weekend, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s cross country team jumped six spots, from 14th to eighth, in the Southeast Region rankings according to the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

EKU Cross Country Competes at NCAA Pre-Nationals Oct 17, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Eastern Kentucky University cross country teams competed at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet on Saturday afternoon, their final meet before the OVC Championships. Facing the best competition in the country, the men’s team finished 26th out of 35 teams in the white race while the women’s team placed 34th out of 37 teams in the blue race.

Mugo, Leitich Named OVC Runners of the Week Oct 6, 2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Stanley Mugo and freshman Picoty Leitich were named the Ohio Valley Conference Male and Female Cross Country Runners of the Week, respectively, on Tuesday afternoon, the league office announced.

Men's XC Eighth, Women Seventh at Greater Louisville Classic Oct 3, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s cross country team took eighth place while the women’s team took seventh place at the Greater Louisville Classic held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday. The meet featured 76 teams from 16 states and was billed as the largest college cross country meet ever contested in the south.

Women's Cross Country Cracks Top-15 in Southeast Region Sep 28, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – After a strong showing last weekend at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic, the Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross country team is now ranked 14th in the southeast region in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

Leitich Recieves OVC Runner of the Week Honors Sep 22, 2009

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman Picoty Leitich was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Cross Country Runner of the Week on Tuesday, the league office announced. Leitich finished third out of 148 runners at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic on Saturday.

Women's XC Takes Second at Vandy, Men Compete at WKU Sep 21, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross country team was edged by the host Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at the Commodore Classic while the men’s team competed at the Western Kentucky Old Timer’s Classic.

Eastern Kentucky Hosts Home Cross Country Meet on Friday Sep 4, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted Kentucky and Marshall at the Colonels’ home meet on Friday at the Wood Chip Trail. Kentucky won both the men’s and women’s races while EKU took second in both.

Eastern Kentucky Opens 2009 Campaign at Home this Weekend Sep 3, 2009

RICHMOND, Ky. - The Eastern Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams will open the season on familiar turf this weekend as the Colonels host Kentucky and Marshall on campus at the Wood Chip Trail on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Maina Runs at NCAA Track & Field Championships Jun 11, 2009

USA Track and Field has announced Tennessee State University head coach Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice will serve respectively as the women's head coach for Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany.RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Joseph Maina competed in the preliminaries of the 5,000 meters at the 2009 NCAA Track & Field Championships Wednesday evening. The University of Arkansas is hosting the four-day national championships in Fayetteville, Ark.