The Oberlin Review

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...

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

May 9, 2014

Last weekend, Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships.The men’s team finished fourth in the competition, while the Yeowomen placed second for the sixth year in the row. The Yeowomen earned 124 points, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished with 229 points.The men’s team finished with 61 points as Wabash College took home first place with a total of 282 points. Although the teams did not finish on top, they were...

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

May 2, 2014

This week the Review sat down with men’s track and field runners senior Jimmy Taylor, junior Jerry Choi and sophomore Josh Urso to discuss breaking school records, pole vaulting and pre-race rituals. How is the season going so far? Jimmy Taylor: It’s been going really well. We have had a lot of people making consistent progress throughout the season, which to me is a mark of how the season is going. Jerry Choi: I am definitely seeing a lot of improvements — every week I see new perso...

Track and Field Shines at Kenyon Invitational

Suzanna Doak

April 25, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Last weekend the track and field team traveled to Gambier, OH, for the Kenyon College invitational. There they competed against eleven other colleges, including challenging competitors Ohio Wesleyan University, The College of Wooster, Ohio Northern University and Otterbein University. The women placed second overall with a total score of 107.5, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan by 7.5 points. The Yeomen finished in 8th place out of 14 with a total of 48 points. “It was a wonderful step forward as we move toward the conference meet,” said Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer. “It’s the time of year where you want to see people throwing farther, jumping higher, and that’s exactly what we saw; there was so...

Track and Field Sets NCAC Records

Taylor Swift

April 11, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field

The Oberlin College track and field teams lit up the track this weekend during the annual Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted at Oberlin, on Saturday. Instead of the usual NCAC opponents, this weekend the Yeomen competed with nationally ranked and Division II schools. The Yeowomen powered through to place third out of six teams with 121 points, while the Yeomen came in fourth out of five teams with a total of 134.83 points. The field events started off the meet, and de spite the adverse weather conditions, both squads excelled in their respective events. On the women’s side, sophomore Larisa Lewis earned a season best in the shot with a throw of 11.65 meters, which put her in third place at the meet and was a top mark...

Strong Performances at NCAC Indoor Championships

Taylor Swift

March 14, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

This past weekend Oberlin’s track and field teams finished their 2013–2014 indoor season in stride at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at Denison University. The Yeomen took home fifth place with 47 points, and the Yeowomen garnered 98 points to secure third place. For the Yeomen there was a battle for places four through seven, with Wittenberg University just sliding by the Oberlin with 49 points for fourth place. The overall meet winners were Wabash College on the men’s side with 256 points, and Ohio Wesleyan University for the women with 193.5 points. To prepare for the big weekend, the coaches said the team didn’t vary its training much, but focused on being...

Track and Field Completes Season in Style

Sarah Kahl

May 10, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The men and women’s track and field team had a very successful North Coast Athletic Conference meet this past weekend. The men’s team finished in an impressive fourth place, a mere six points out of third. “Our success at conference definitely showed all the hard work we’ve put in,” said senior captain Daniel Johnson. “It reflected how much we’ve worked, and how we’ve been competing as well.” Johnson came in second in the steeplechase, a 3000-meter event consisting of five large wooden barrels per lap and one jump into a water pit. Jumping captain and senior Alexander Gou was also pleased with how conference went. “It sucks that people leave every year, but in the end other teammates step up...

Yeowomen Leave Opponents in the Dust

Jake Zuckerman

April 19, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Junior Molly Martorella didn’t know what to expect running the first 10K run of her life at the Bucknell Outdoor Classic. She finished at 35 minutes and 11 seconds, and didn’t even know until after the race that she had just ran the fastest 10K in the nation for Division III this year. “My high school coach said that records just kind of happen,” said Martorella. “I just went out and competed as best as I can.” “It was really impressive,” said spectator Deirdre Haren, “especially given the cold weather.” Martorella usually runs the mile during the indoor season, or the 5K outdoors, but decided to switch things up and run the 10K on Saturday. While she isn’t planning on running another 10K...

Track and Field Team Sees Success in Only Home Meet of the Season

Erickson Andrews

April 12, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The Yeomen and Yeowomen again proved their dominance on the track this past weekend with a strong showing at their only home track meet of the year. During a combination of their home opener and senior day, the Yeowomen bested the rest of the six-team field of Ed- inboro University, Ursuline College, Lake Erie College, the College of Wooster and Heidelberg University by 38 points at the annual Bob Kahn Invitational, while the Yeomen finished in second place. “It was a strong showing for our guys and girls out there,” said Head Coach Jason Hudson. “A couple of our athletes took their game to the next level when it mattered.” Among those athletes who stepped up in the spotlight was junior Molly Martorella....

T&F Impresses at Indoor Championships

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013

Filed under ARTS, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The Yeomen and Yeowomen concluded the indoor track and field season with many impressive performances this past weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. Junior Sophia Brancazio, sophomores Margaret Miller and Ashley Parish and senior Marissa Clardy started the meet off with a conference and school record in the 4x200-meter relay, stopping the clock at 1 minute, 44.57 seconds. Miller and Brancazio both returned for the 60-meter hurdles, placing third and fourth, respectively, while Clardy placed second in the 400 meters. Senior Amanda Gracia, Miller, Clardy and junior Katrina Gelwick claimed first place in the 4x400-meter relay. Junior Molly Martorella won the 3,000-meter race, coming in...

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