2017-18 EMU Men's Track & Field News

  • Faint Breaks ODAC Record And Takes Third At Nationals
    May 26, 2018
    Connor Faint finished his career in style, breaking an ODAC record and earning his second straight All-America honor. Teammate Grant Amoateng later took 13th in the triple jump, as the duo wrapped up on the national stage in back-to-back years.
  • Faint Advances To 400m Hurdle Finals
    May 24, 2018
    A flawless last hurdle and sprint to the finish pushed Connor Faint into the finals of the 400m hurdles at this weekend's NCAA Outdoor National Championships.
  • Nationals Duo Also Named All-Region
    May 21, 2018
    Both of EMU's NCAA National Track & Field Championships qualifiers have also landed on the All-South/Southeast Region Team, as named by the USTFCCCA.
  • Faint And Amoateng Going Back To Nationals
    May 19, 2018
    EMU track & field athletes Connor Faint and Grant Amoateng have each earned a repeat trip to the NCAA National Championships.
  • EMU Hires Camodeca For Track & Field And Cross Country
    May 18, 2018
    EMU has announced Erick Camodeca as the Associate Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.
  • Royals Get Last Chance At Swarthmore Meet
    May 14, 2018
    Connor Faint and Grant Amoateng got back into action on Monday at the SWAT Last Chance Meet in Swarthmore, Pa.
  • Royals Earn Two Gold And Five All-ODAC Honors
    April 21, 2018
    EMU took home a handful of All-ODAC honors from this weekend’s ODAC Track & Field Championships in Bridgewater. Two Royals came home with gold medals from individual wins, as both the men and the women earned sixth as a team.
  • Amoateng Named Top ODAC Field Athlete
    April 16, 2018
    Grant Amoateng has earned another weekly honor from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, being named the ODAC Field Athlete of the Week for the fourth time this year.
  • ODAC Names Faint Track Athlete Of The Week
    April 16, 2018
    Senior Connor Faint earned a gold medal at two different track meets last weekend, and today the ODAC recognized that effort by naming him the ODAC Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Royals Take Advantage Of Great Wather
    April 13, 2018
    Finally, it’s starting to feel like spring. Eastern Mennonite University’s track & field teams changed up their schedule this weekend, sending their full crew to Bridgewater on Friday for the Doc Jopson Invitational., and they were blessed with 70 degrees weather with sun shine.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Connor Faint
    April 07, 2018
    Connor Faint is known as much for his adaptability and determination as he is for simply being one of the best hurdlers in the nation.
  • EMU Adjusts Weekend Schedule Of Sporting Events
    April 05, 2018
    With the likelihood of yet another round of winter weather bearing down on Virginia, Eastern Mennonite University has announced a number of changes to their schedule of weekend events.
  • ODAC Tabs Amoateng Athlete Of The Week
    April 02, 2018
    EMU's Grant Amoateng added another weekly honor from the ODAC on Monday, picking up his third Field Athlete of the Week award of the year.
  • Royals Break PRs And Move Up Leaderboards
    March 31, 2018
    Making a late addition to the schedule could turn out to be a good move for EMU’s track & field athletes. The Royals put this weekend’s Montreat College Invitational in Black Mountain, N.C., on the slate, and a number of participants broke PRs, while two made big moves up the national leaderboards.
  • Track & Field Royals Participate In Cold Jack Toms Invite
    March 23, 2018
    With the cold weather and forecasted precipitation, this weekend’s Jack Toms Invitational at Lynchburg College was shortened to a one-day event for EMU’s track & field teams. The conditions again hampered the Royals’ efforts, but a handful of individuals still had great performances.
  • Weather Slows Times But Not Finishes At W&L Carnival
    March 17, 2018
    While Friday's weather was cool and windy, Saturday wasn't much better with clouds and sprinkles hampering the first outdoor track & field meet of the season, the W&L Carnival in Lexington, Va. Nonetheless, it was a successful start to the outdoor campaign for the Eastern Mennonite men and women as they took home a pair of individual wins.
  • Track Men Earn All-Region Accolades
    March 06, 2018
    Grant Amoateng and Connor Faint were each named to the All-South/Southeast Region Team for their efforts during the indoor season.
  • Amoateng Jumps At Maroons Final Qualifier
    March 03, 2018
    EMU had a single participant at Saturday's Maroons Final Qualifier in Salem, Va. Grant Amoateng made attempts in both the triple jump and long jump, hoping to stick a big leap to earn a trip to the NCAA Indoor National Championships next weekend.
  • Amoateng And Faint Highlight ODAC Championships
    February 25, 2018
    It was a successful trip to the ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, as Eastern Mennonite got gold medals from Grant Amoateng and Connor Faint.
  • Faint Named Track Athlete Of The Week
    February 19, 2018
    EMU senior runner Connor Faint is heading into this Sunday's ODAC Championships on a high note after being named the ODAC Athlete of the Week.
  • Track Athletes Knock Down PRs At Roanoke Tune-Up
    February 16, 2018
    The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams had a great last effort before next week’s ODAC Championships, with a number of the Royals breaking their PRs at Friday’s Roanoke Tune-Up. EMU’s teams head back to Roanoke College next Sunday, Feb. 25, for the ODAC Indoor Championships.
  • Track & Field Athletes Gaining Steam For ODAC Meet
    February 03, 2018
    EMU send a group of athletes of the Camel City Invitational over the weekend, hosted by JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. Facing a huge field of competitors from levels ranging from NAIA to NCAA D-I, the track & field Royals showed solid midseason form.
  • Amoateng Earns Another ODAC Athlete Of The Week Award
    January 29, 2018
    Two meets into his junior season, Grant Amoateng has earned two ODAC Athlete of the Week honors. Amoateng picked up his second weekly award after excelling in the jumps at the Finn Pincus Invitational.
  • Royals Athletes Participate In Finn Pincus Invite
    January 26, 2018
    Returning to action for the first time since early December, EMU’s track & field teams got a number of nice performances at this weekend Finn Pincus Invitational in Salem, Va., including an individual win.
  • EMU Hires Hepler To Lead Cross Country And Track & Field
    January 19, 2018
    Eastern Mennonite University has announced Bob Hepler as the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field. Hepler will start in Harrisonburg early this summer, upon completion of his 14th season in a similar role at the University of Texas at Tyler.
  • Royals Athlete Of The Week: Grant Amoateng
    December 08, 2017
    After a trip to outdoor nationals last spring, junior Grant Amoateng was ready to jump right into this season of indoor track.
  • ODAC Names EMU's Amoateng Athlete Of The Week
    December 04, 2017
    Already a nationals participant at the end of his sophomore year, Grant Amoateng is ready for more. And after a stellar start to his indoor season as a junior, the ODAC selected Amoateng as the league's Field Athlete of the Week.
  • Royals Open Season With Solid Efforts In Salem
    December 02, 2017
    EMU's track & field athletes had a successful start to the 2017-18 indoor season Friday and Saturday, participating in the Bast-Cregger Invitational hosted by Roanoke College in Salem, Va.
  • SEASON PREVIEW: Track & Field Athletes Set For New Year
    November 29, 2017
    EMU’s next track & field coach should walk into a solid core of talented athletes. After sending three individuals to the either the indoor or outdoor NCAA Championships last year, including two who earned All-America honors, the Royals are geared up for the start the 2017-18 season this weekend.
  • Simpson Resigns As EMU Track & Field Coach
    November 17, 2017
    Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of head track & field coach Brian Simpson. He has accepted a position as the first head track & field coach at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C.
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