Springer, Ramos Win Peace To Meece Memorial

Monday, August 30 2010 - Peace to Meece Memorial 5k/Alumni Meet

Event held in honor of former runner Ryan Meece
 Springer & Ramos

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois cross country held the 2nd annual ‘Peace to Meece’ Memorial 5K on Saturday morning at the Panther Trail. Senior Jason Springer won the overall event while sophomore Erika Ramos was the top female finisher in the mixed event. The race is held in tribute to former EIU cross country runner Ryan Meece who passed away in 2009.

Springer won the event with a 5K time of 15:40.62 as he edged out EIU newcomer Ryan Ballard for top overall honors. Ballard placed second at 15:45.49 followed by unattached runner Paul Howarth at 15:55.11.

On the women’s side Ramos placed 26th overall covering the 5K distance at 19:39.75 to cross as the top female competitor. Teammate Gabriela Duenas was second at 19:49.02.

A total of 123 runners participated in the Memorial 5K. For more information on the Peace to Meece Memorial visit www.peacetomeece.com  

EIU will open its regular season on Sept. 10 when the Panthers host the EIU Panther Open at 5 p.m. on the Panther Trail.


Dave1980Tuesday, August 31 :: 10:18:10 am      
Matt Feldhake won the scholarship award for the PEACE to Meece in memory of Ryan Meece. what a great honor and good leadership.

Dave1980Tuesday, August 31 :: 10:21:31 am      
Great Job Erica and Jason for your win.