Eastern men finish sixth and women eighth in Big Sky Championships

The Easterner/Aaron Malmoe

  EWU track and field wrapped up conference action May 11-12 in the 2012 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The men finished in sixth place with 70 points, and with 62 points the women placed eighth. Kyle King led the way for the men, winning the 10,000-meter and taking third in the [...]

High hopes for track championships

The Easterner/Aaron Malmoe

Montana can be beautiful in the spring or bitter cold from the bite of an unforgiving wind. The team that claims a championship will forever remember it as picturesque. EWU men’s and women’s track and field travel to Bozeman, Mont., for the Big Sky Championships, May 11-12. Following a third place finish in the 2012 [...]

Time to appreciate what’s red in front of you

Why so many people consume themselves with NFL teams, hundreds if not thousands of miles away from where they live, but habitually ignore the Eastern football squad is mystifying. Hey, you know what? Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m missing something. I mean, why would I ever concern myself with EWU spring football when there’s an [...]

Track continues road to championships

The Easterner / Aaron Malmoe

Zach Nielsen had forgotten his shoes. On the morning of April 28, Nielsen arrived at Spokane Falls Community College to compete in the Duane Hartmann Invitational, but once he noticed that he had left his throwing shoes in Cheney, he raced back to grab them before the hammer throw began. Forgetfulness and fast driving aside, [...]

Guidelines vary across teams for athletes’ use of social media

EWU’s athletic programs are the doorstep to the university for many individuals in the Cheney and greater Spokane community. Through social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter, a picture of an athlete with alcohol in hand or a derogatory comment towards a coach or teammate can create a media firestorm. Last December, Lehigh University suspended [...]

Warthogs rugby runs by Eagles

The Easterner/Aaron Malmoe

  In the final home game of the season, the EWU men’s rugby club (2-5-1) fell to the skilled and disciplined Western Washington men’s rugby squad 26 to 15, April 21, on the intramural field. Eastern had trimmed a first-half 14 point deficit to four after Bertrand Dudley Cole V scampered in from 20 yards [...]

Eastern finishes season in conference semifinals

The Easterner/Dylan Paulus

  Following a two-year hiatus, the EWU men’s tennis team returned to the Big Sky Conference Men’s Tennis Championship. The third seeded Eagles lost to the second seeded Sacramento State Hornets 4-0 in Sacramento, Calif., April 21. In its last four Big Sky championships, Eastern has played Sacramento State for the final postseason conference game. [...]

Runners go the distance

The Easterner/Dylan Paulus

Kyle King has a debt to pay. The former indoor 5,000-meter conference champion has never scored for the EWU men’s track and field team at an outdoor championship meet. This season, he is looking to make amends. King said he has been on a scholarship for a long time and anyone who is should be [...]

Women’s tennis finishes sixth in Big Sky

The Easterner/Dylan Paulus

Not even old enough to rent a car when she first arrived in Cheney, Mykala Hedberg moved across the country from Louisiana to accept the EWU associate head women’s tennis coaching position. Since arriving in Washington and living with snow for the first time in her life, Mykala Hedberg, now 25 and the associate head [...]

Throwers compete remembering loved ones

Mari Bingham and Haley Tank have both dealt with deaths in the family – a father, Bingham’s best friend and high school track coach – a brother, remembered with a tattoo of his name on Tank’s forearm. Despite the hardships, the two upperclassmen, both throwers in the EWU track and field team, have begun the [...]



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