The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Review’s take on everything you missed on the track, in the pool and on the court over Winter Term.


The Good

•The swimming and diving teams were both victorious in a meet against John Carroll University on Jan. 21. Six different Yeowomen won events, while the Yeomen took home seven events of their own in the win.

•The next day, the teams defeated Notre Dame College and Ohio Wesleyan in the last meet before the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

•The men’s track and field team won the Crimson and Gold invite behind two double-event winners. Junior Shawn Chrapczynzki won both the 55- and 200-meter dashes, while fellow junior Reshard El-Shair took the 400-meters and the 55-meter hurdles.

•Yeowomen track star Joanna Johnson continued her remarkable senior campaign, breaking her own school record in the 3,000-meter at the Case Western Reserve Spartan Relays with a time of 10 minutes, 11.47 seconds, placing third and becoming the NCAC Distance Runner of the Week on Jan. 23.

•At that same event, sophomore Alexander Guo broke the Oberlin triple jump record on his way to winning the event with a distance of 45-02.25

•Still another record fell at Case Western, as senior Josh Gallagher shattered his own record in the weight throw by over four feet, with a toss of 45-00.5.

•The men’s basketball team snapped its 19-game losing streak with a road win at Allegheny College, its first since 1995.

•Sophomore Andrew Fox continues to carry the load for the Yeomen. He has posted consecutive double-doubles and is leading the team in points (13.5) and rebounds (6.1) per game.

•The Yeowomen basketball squad came through with a historic win on Jan. 29, knocking off Wittenberg College for the first time in 11 years.

•Sophomore Allison Anderson was named the NCAC Player of the Week that week, putting up 25 points and a whopping 6 steals in the Wittenburg victory. Anderson leads the team in scoring at 16.2 points per game, while also chipping in with almost six rebounds per contest.

The Bad

•Despite a strong effort from first-year Chris Pickens, who won two events, the Yeomen swimming team was defeated by Ohio Northern University at its Jan. 14 meet.

•The Yeomen basketball team pushed No. 4 Wooster College on Wednesday, opening a 22–14 lead at the eight-minute mark of the first half and a 30–28 advantage at halftime. Oberlin fell cold in the second half, though, allowing the Scots to go on a 19–2 run and eventually pull away 79–62.

•Six of the Yeomen’s nine out-of-conference games have taken place on the road.

•Women’s basketball has had to battle through tough growing pains, with just two seniors — and no juniors — on the roster.

•The Yeomen swimming team’s 200-yard medley relay squad of Dylan Jordan, Mike Sabatka, Corey Spiro and Nick Lashway came in second by the slimmest of margins, falling to a team from Notre Dame College by .88 seconds.

The Ugly

•Men’s basketball suffered its aforementioned 19-game losing streak, lasting from Nov. 23 to Feb. 3.

•The Yeomen lost those 19 games by an average of 20 points.

•The Yeomen have been out-rebounded by nearly eight boards per game.

•They have been outscored by almost 300 points in the first half of games this season.

•Only one Yeowomen basketball player is averaging at least two assists per game — Anderson, with an average of 6.2.

•The Oberlin women shot just 20 percent in their 80–37 loss at Allegheny College. The Gators shot 63 percent.

•For the season, the Yeowomen are shooting just 30 percent from three-point range, yet they still take 21 attempts per contest.