The Oberlin Review

Newton, Drafts-Johnson Lead Team to NCAC Championship

Newton, Drafts-Johnson Lead Team to NCAC Championship

May 11, 2018

Many words have been used to describe the women’s track and field team: victorious, dominant, and inspiring are a few key examples. One word that is not in the team’s vocabulary is complacent. The team won its second straight North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship with a total of 228 points Saturday, a few months after winning its second consecutive Indoor Championship. A number of Yeowomen had career-best performances during the two-day contest. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer, who was ...

Track and Field Teams Dominate at All-Ohio

Track and Field Teams Dominate at All-Ohio

April 20, 2018

Under Head Coach Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin’s track and field athletes have consistently broken school records and earned personal bests by avoiding complacency and encouraging each other to be the best possible athletes, teammates, and leaders every single meet. On Saturday, the No. 12 Yeowomen continued their dominance by placing first at the All-Ohio Championships with a grand total of 124 points. Seniors Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton highlighted the day, combining for 48 team poin...

Yeomen, Women Take Senior Day at Bob Kahn Invitational

Yeomen, Women Take Senior Day at Bob Kahn Invitational

April 13, 2018

The Yeomen and Yeowomen track and field teams invited 19 different teams — 9 women’s and 10 men’s — to their annual Bob Kahn Invitational for Senior Day, besting them all as they both claimed first place last weekend. While the Yeowomen have been no strangers to success this season as they look to claim their second consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the men had yet to claim a first-place finish until last weekend. “We were really proud of how well b...

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

May 5, 2017

Scattered around the state this past weekend, portions of the track and field team competed in meets at Ashland University, Denison University and right here at home, where Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Multi-Event Championships. In the multi-events, Oberlin was represented in the heptathlon by experienced junior Lisa Carle and first-time heptathletes, first-years Jasmine Keegan and Christine Impara. The trio fought through fatigue to deliver strong performances that earned...

Track and Field Nabs NCAC Accolades with Kenyon Meet

Track and Field Nabs NCAC Accolades with Kenyon Meet

April 28, 2017

The Yeowomen track and field team triumphed for the second time this spring by securing a first-place finish at the Kenyon College Invitational last Saturday with 261 points. On the men’s side, Oberlin finished in third place with 115.50 points among the seven-team field. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said he was pleased with the teams’ performances in preparation for the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in Greencastle, IN, May 5–6. “Everything we’re doing right now...

Track and Field Builds on Indoor Season’s Momentum

Track and Field Builds on Indoor Season’s Momentum

April 14, 2017

Both track and field teams honored their seniors in an emotional ceremony last Saturday as they took to their home turf in the annual Bob Kahn Invitational. Though the events were moved back in the day because of rain, the Senior Day festivities stayed on schedule, providing the participants a rare opportunity to celebrate their seniors as a team instead of splitting up at various events. “It’s the first time since I’ve been here that the entire team was there supporting, and I think for a l...

In The Locker Room with Women’s Track and Field

In The Locker Room with Women’s Track and Field

March 31, 2017

In The Locker Room with Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton This week, the Review sat down with junior sprinter/jumper Lilah Drafts-Johnson and junior thrower Monique Newton to talk about the women’s team’s first outright conference championship in school history, the duo’s experiences competing at Nationals and their expectations for the outdoor season. In the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship, Newton shattered records across the board, placing first in the nation at shot put an...

Track, Field Collects NCAC Athlete of the Week Awards

Track, Field Collects NCAC Athlete of the Week Awards

February 17, 2017

Currently ranked 15th in the nation, Yeowomen track and field racked up record-breaking performances Feb. 11 at the All-Ohio Championships, as junior Lilah Drafts-Johnson set two school records. Propelling the women’s team to a fourth place finish, Drafts-Johnson earned her NCAC Sprinter/Hurdler of the Week honors. “Lilah Drafts-Johnson was an absolute star,” said Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer. “She’s been working so hard. It was great to see her mark these [records] off he...

Track and Field Races Toward NCAC

Track and Field Races Toward NCAC

May 6, 2016

Oberlin’s track and field teams saw plenty of action last weekend with both the Yeomen and Yeowomen competing in two different meets on Friday and Saturday. Only select members of the team were in action on Friday, with senior Geno Arthur running at the 50th Annual Hillsdale College “GINA” relays and the rest of the athletes competing at the Ashland University Alumni Open at Ashland University. Arthur stole the show in the GINA relay’s 5,000-meter run, beating his previous school record...

Seniors Sprint Ahead at Bob Kahn Invitational

Seniors Sprint Ahead at Bob Kahn Invitational

April 15, 2016

Last weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams honored their senior athletes as they performed in their last home meet of the season. The rain and snow didn’t stop the Yeomen and Yeowomen from competing against The College of Wooster, Grove City College and a select number of athletes from Ashland University in this year’s Bob Kahn Invitational. The Yeowomen gave an excellent per­formance in the 100-meter dash, sweeping the event with first, second and third place finishes...

Yeowomen, Yeomen Up for Homestretch

Darren Zaslau, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Oberlin’s track and field teams trav­eled to Granville, Ohio, Friday to com­pete in the Denison University Last Chance Meet. Sophomore Annie Go­odridge, junior Ave Spencer and first-year Imani Cook-Gist led the way for Oberlin, posting record marks in their respective events. Oberlin Head Coach Ray Appen­heimer said he was pleased with the team’s effort. “It was a great last tune-up meet for us heading into the conference meet,” Appenheimer said. Goodridge tied her own school re­cord in the women’s long jump by re­cording a mark of 5.48 meters, which ranks the sophomore 26th in the nation. The Boston native said she was sat­isfied with her effort at the Denison meet,but looks forward to improving. “I...

Player of the Week: Annie Goodridge

Player of the Week: Annie Goodridge

February 12, 2016

Sophomore sprinter and long jumper Annie Goodridge leaped her way into the record books Friday, Feb. 5, breaking a 15-year-old school record at Oberlin’s annual Crimson and Gold Invitational in the Heisman Fieldhouse. The Boston native leaped to a mark of 5.48 meters on her third attempt, which surpassed April Wynn’s previously held record of 5.42 meters. Goodridge would contribute to Oberlin’s winning efforts in the women’s 4x200-meter relay, running the third leg of the race with sophomore...

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