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went on to pace the Eagles in the regional meet, taking 29th overall. Fink is expected to lead not only on the course, but was also named the team captain for the 2014 campaign. The junior took 11th at the 2014 MAC Championship before taking 86th in the region. The Eagles will also have a pair of sophomores who competed well for the team at the end of the season. Nick Raymond
tion at the 2013 MAC Championship, taking 16th one spot behind Smith. The next Eagle to cross the line was John Knox, who joined Raymond as a representative of EMU at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
school system, breaking school records in the 1600m, 3200m, 1600m relay, and 3200m relay in his short time at Mountain Ridge High School in Maryland before going on to redshirt the 2013-14 season at Alderson Broaddus University.
Goodridge is also expecting freshman Lahsene Bouchikhi to be an integral part of the Green and White’s core runners. Bouchikhi came to Eastern in the winter of 2013, missing out on the cross country season, but became an impact member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. The Belgian harrier is joined by a deep incoming class, including two transfers in Steve Hammond and Hlynur Andresson Hammond is using his final year of athletic eligbility to don the Green and White after graduating from Wingate University, where he was a three-time South Atlantic Conference First Team honoree and 2012 Runner of the Year. Andresson spent a year in the American high
The team will also have an abundance of true freshmen upon which it can rely for the upcoming season. “I’m excited about the potential of our incoming freshmen and transfers, and look forward to seeing their development,” exclaimed Goodridge about his vastly deep roster. The Eagles have relied on a mixture of experienced runners and new talent to stay at the top of the conference in years past, and the 2014 campaign will surely be no different with the balance of nine returning team members to go along with 10 newcomers. With ample talent present to continue its tradition of excellence, the Eagles will once again be a team to watch in the MAC for the upcoming season.
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