In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

Oberlin competes in a diving competition against Ohio Northern.

Alexandre Guevara

Oberlin competes in a diving competition against Ohio Northern.

Quinn Hull and Madeline O'Meara

A look at the highlights of athletics events over Winter Term.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball

The Contests:

The Yeomen went 2–10 over Winter Term, including wins against Allegheny College and Ohio University-Zanesville, giving them six wins and 16 losses on the season.

The Yeowomen posted a 3–10 record over Winter Term, including victories over Marygrove College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster, bringing their overall record to 6–17.


On the men’s side, senior Josh Merritt scored his 1,000th career point against Allegheny College on January 11th. He’s the 20th Yeomen basketball player to hit the mark.

Junior Andrew Fox had eight games with double-digit points and rebounds. Fox’s 10.4 rebounds per game are ranked 20th in all of Division III.

The women forced Wooster into 25 turnovers — the most of any Oberlin opponent all season.

First–year Christina Marquette recorded four double-doubles. Her 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game through the season both rank 2nd on the team.

Men and Women’s Swimming

The Contests:

Yeo-swimmers competed in four meets over Winter Term: in dual meets versus Ohio Northern University (Jan. 13), Allegheny College (Jan. 14) and John Carroll University (Jan. 20), and against five teams at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational (Jan. 20).

The Highlights:

First–year Chris McLauchlan broke some boards with his sensational diving. His scores of 295.35 in the one–meter dive and 297.07 in the three–meter dive were good enough to qualify him provisionally for the Division III National Championship.

Fellow first-years Chris Ayoub and Ellen Drake earned the titles of Mr. and Ms. Endurance, as both posted big wins in the 1000-yard freestyle at Ohio Northern (11 minutes 24.72 seconds for Drake; 10:32.99 for Ayoub).

Jebran Haddad continued his successful senior campaign by dominating the 100-yard breaststroke races. His best time in the event over Winter Term was 1:00.38.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field.

The Contests:

Yeo-runners competed in four meets over Winter Term: the Oberlin College-hosted Jan. 13 Dan Kinsey Invite, the Jan. 20 Wooster dual, the Jan. 27-28 Findlay Classic, and the Feb. 3 Findlay Open.

The Highlights:

First-year thrower Tiffany Henry has already found her way onto the Oberlin record-boards. Her weight-throw of 41-05.75 feet last weekend at the University of Findlay went farther than any other thrown by an Oberlin athlete.

Junior Amanda Gracia’s efforts have been above average thus far. Her time of 2:22.03 at the Findlay Invitational two weeks ago placed her second in that race.

Sophomore distance runner Molly Martorella continued where she left off last semester, when she was an All-American in cross-country. Her time of 10:11.95 in the 3,000–meter run two weekends ago at Findlay placed her second, and last weekend, again at Findlay, she kicked into first in the 800, running a time of 2:20.22.

Senior Steven Williams miled his way to a season-best time of 4:28.93 in the mile, which was good enough to qualify him for the All-Ohio Indoor Track and Field Championship this weekend at Otterbein University.