Freshmen runner Emily Tromp runs in the Ball State Cardinal Duels at Elks Country Club on Sept. 23.  Tromp ran an 18:30.7, pacing the Cardinals to victory.  DN // Patrick Murphy

Tromp leads Cardinals into Notre Dame with confidence and new award

With a time of 18:30.7, freshman Emily Tromp won the Cardinal Duals meet Sept. 23. For her performance, she was named the Mid-American Conference Runner of the Week by the MAC coaches. This is the first time a runner from Ball State has received this award since Ali Bishel in 2007. Tromp was humble when asked what the award meant to her.


CROSS COUNTRY: Ball State takes fifth in Jenna Strong Classic

The Ball State cross country team finished with one of its strongest races this season. The Cardinals took fifth place out of 34 other teams in the Jenna Strong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington College. Together Ball State’s five scored runners posted a time of 19:16.25, earning them 170 points.

DN PHOTO RJ RICKER Twin Sisters, Caitlynn and Courtney Edon are members of the Ball State cross country team. Although only one of them qualified for regionals, both plan to be at the event.


Playing with the same teammates on either high school or college teams creates bonds. At some point, they go from being teammates to being lifelong friends.


CROSS COUNTRY: Ball State takes momentum from win to Bradley Classic

After blowing everyone away at the Ball State Invitational on Friday, where Ball State's top three runners set career marks in the 5K and all eight runners finished in the top 10, the runners are looking to continue improving on their times at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill.

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