Indoor Track & Field Set For Grand Valley On Friday


Grand Valley State Big Meet
Allendale, Mich.
Friday, Feb. 9
8:30 a.m. 
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ON-TAP: Eastern Illinois indoor track and field will travel far this weekend, as the Panthers have the Grand Valley State Big Meet on the agenda. The events will take place in Allendale, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 9th.

MEYO INVITATIONAL | INDIANA BLUE-WHITE CLASSIC RECAP: The Panthers only took two runners, Adam Swanson and Joe Stoddard, to Notre Dame last weekend, but they made the most of their opportunities during the one mile run. Swanson finished in ninth place with a time of 4:03.59. The mark gives him first spot in the OVC for the event. Stoddard ranked within the top twenty-five out of 44 runners with a time of 4:13.87. The freshman runner holds the fifth place in the conference. 

In Terre Haute, Jonathan Kang ranked second in the 3000m race with a time of 8:50.02. The time serves as Kang’s new personal best in the event.

Angel Adaya ran the mile and ranked ninth after crossing the finish line at the mark of 4:45.54.

OVC LEADERS: The Panthers currently lead three Ohio Valley Conference events heading into this week’s meets. The following are the top marks in the OVC:

Track:

Adam Swanson – Mile, 4:03.59 – (1st)

Adam Swanson – 3000 meters, 8:09.51 – (1st)

Bailey, Lacy, Johnson, Yarbrough – 4×400, 3:14.13 (1st)

Cameron Yarbrough – 200 meters, 21.55 – (3rd)

Billy Bailey Jr. – 400 meters, 48.86 – (3rd)

Adam Swanson – 800 meters, 1:51.14 – (2nd)

Sarah Carr – 3000 meters, 10:00.96 – (3rd)

Field:

Elijah Skutt – High Jump, 2.03m – (2nd)

Declan Ritzenthaler – Pole Vault, 4.90m – (2nd)

Bradley Olysav – Shot Put, 16.10m – (3rd)

Heptathlon:

Greg Downs – 4750 points – (3rd)

NEXT UP: The Panthers will be heading to Normal, Ill., next Friday, Feb. 16th for the ISU Redbird Tune-Up. It will be the last meet of the season before the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship.

HEAD COACH: James Gildon was hired as Director of Track & Field at Eastern Illinois in August of 2023. Gildon enters his first year at Eastern after becoming the fifth director of track & field in the school’s Division I history. He joins EIU following a successful stint as the associate head coach at Bowling Green.



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