The Oberlin Review

Twice is Nice: Two Track Records Broken at Golden Gala

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

In Kent, Ohio, this past weekend, the track and field team contended with top schools in the nation, including Division-I, II and III teams. The Golden Gala served as a promising start to the indoor season as Oberlin broke school records over the two-day meet. Both Oberlin women’s shot and women’s weight throw records now belong to rookie Larisa Lewis. Spotlighted were the two weight throwers, sophomore Tiffany Henry and first-year Larisa Lewis, who both broke their own personal records, as well as school records. Henry impressed by finishing 16th with a throw of 14.22 meters (46-08). Two places behind, Lewis threw 13.92. Both throws surpassed the previous record of 13.58, which Henry earned last year. Lewis continued...

Molly is Marvelous Again as Yeo Track and Field Excels

Kirby Livingston, Staff Writer

May 4, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The men’s and women’s track and field teams were all over the map last weekend, with athletes competing at three separate meets. The Yeomen decathletes and Yeowomen heptathletes had particularly good showings at the North Coast Athletic Conference Multi-Event Meet in Delaware, OH, where the men scored six points and women scored five points toward this weekend’s NCAC Championship. But the highlight of the weekend came two days earlier, when sophomore distance runner Molly Martorella posted her third record-breaking performance of 2012 in Hillsdale, MI. The Yeomen’s success started in the decathlon, with juniors Sean Dembowski and Vlad Bursuc both placing and earning points for the team. Dembrowski finished...

Spring Update: Slew of Successes

Quinn Hull and Madeline O'Meara

April 6, 2012

Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Tennis, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

Women’s Lacrosse The Yeowomen set the bar high as they began their spring season with the best start in program history, setting off an eight-game winning streak before losing to last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference champion, Denison University. First-year phenom Kate Hanick was named NCAC Player of the Week and leads the team in scoring with 29 goals. The team has already doubled their wins from last season and needs only one more win to have a .500 record. Head Coach Jacqueline McDevitt looks forward to the rest of conference play. “We have built a solid foundation over the past two months, and I am excited and energized to put into play all of the things we’ve learned,” McDevitt said. Men’s...

Yeo Baby! Women Place Second, Men Fifth at Track and Field Conference Championships

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The track and field team got the opportunity to flex their proverbial quads and biceps this weekend at the Indoor North Coast Athletic Conference Championship meet at Wabash College, proving why they are among the conference’s best. The Yeowomen utilized their superior balance — with contributions from distance, sprints and throws — to finish as runners-up to Ohio Wesleyan University, improving their third-place finish from a year ago. The men also turned in an impressive showing, finishing fifth in the nine-team field. On the women’s side, sophomore Molly Martorella was once again the big story. Two weeks after defeating a school record with her 4 minutes 56.73 second mile at the Boston Valentine Invitational,...

In the Locker Room: Alex Guo

Samantha Dudzinski, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

What’s the best part about being on the track and field team? I would say the conference meet, because you get there and you’ve trained with these people the whole season. The amazing things you accomplish, you know that it’s through all the hard work you put in with your teammates every day. It’s a good feeling to say, “We did this together.” When you look at all of our points, you can’t just say it’s from one person — it’s from the entire team. Do you have any goals for the upcoming outdoor track season? I’ve got a few. The guys did not finish as well as we had hoped during the indoor conference meet, so a big goal is to improve on what we did in this indoor season and have a reall...

Breakdown in Berea: Track Team Shows its Tenacity

Rose Stoloff

February 24, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

The men’s and women’s track and field teams were in high spirits this past Friday, Feb. 17 at the Greater Cleveland College Championships in Berea, OH, where they boasted 10 wins and two Athlete of the Week recognitions. Sophomore Sophia Brancazio kicked off the meet with a win in her first open 400-meter race of the season, finishing in one minute, 3.54 seconds. “It was definitely a confidence-booster because I don’t usually run such a long distance—I’m more of a short sprinter,” said Brancazio. This confidence permeated the rest of the Yeowomen. First-year Carey Lyons won the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:38.84 and juniors Caroline Martin (10:42.61) and Piper Nash (10:50.08) followed close behind,...

Weekend of Records for Yeomen Harrier, Thrower

Rose Stoloff

February 17, 2012

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

In one busy weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in three different meets, bringing home countless successes, numerous victories and two school records. The festivities kicked off on Friday night at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-February Meet. First-year Carey Lyons placed first in the mile, clocking in at 5:21.59, while juniors Piper Nash (5:25.25) and Caroline Martin (5:26.09) came in close behind, finishing third and fourth respectively. First-year Lindsay Neal earned second-place in the 5000-meter run, finishing in18:53.31. The men’s team claimed a few podium spots of its own. Sophomore Jimmy Taylor took gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.51. Senior Derek Lange also snatched...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Alike Receive Conference Accolades

John Crittenden, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Tennis, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

With spring sports at a close, the North Coast Athletic Conference recently honored numerous Yeomen and Yeowomen for their exemplary play. In women's tennis, junior Ariel Lewis received her third consecutive All-NCAC First Team selection. Lewis, who notched her 100th career win midway through the season, was also one of 32 players selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championships in her home state of California. When asked about her All-NCAC selection, Lewis said, “I'm honored to have received recognition by the conference. During the season I just play my matches; winning individual awards or honors isn't really the point so much as helping the team is. Still, it's rewarding to see that you are respected by t...

In the Locker Room: Joanna Johnson

Marissa Clardy

April 22, 2011

Filed under Cross Country, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Fall, Varsity Spring

You just automatically qualified for nationals in the 10k. What was your mindset going into and coming out of the race? The goal of the race was to qualify. I knew that was the plan. The qualifying time was 35 minutes, 48 seconds, so I set my goal pace a little below that. It didn’t go perfectly because I was running alone. I think that it could have gone better if I would have had other people to run with, but I can’t complain about having qualified. Coming out of the race, I was happy to know that I was definitely going, but I feel that I could have done better. You are an extremely dedicated runner. Was running always such a huge part of your life? No. It was a progression. I started running my so...

Oberlin Through an All-American’s Eyes

Joanna Johnson

March 18, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

This is my rhythm. The humid air surging in and out of my lungs, the pounding of my heart, my arms swinging, my rubber soles drumming on the pavement. Having found my cadence, I relax and settle in. I clear my mind of all distractions and lose myself in the harmony of the movement produced by myself and those around me. Minutes and miles fly by, and I find myself turning the corner onto Union Street. The gym comes into view. “All right guys,” Jacob gasps between breaths. “Push through to the end.” We pick up the pace as we stride down the street, house by house. I never won a race in high school. I didn’t qualify for the California State Championships in cross country or track. I ran because I enjoyed it....

Clardy Earns MVP as Track Stars Shine

James Blankenship and Joanna Johnson

March 11, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

As the final leg of the Yeowomens’ 4x400-meter relay team sprinted around the first turn of Oberlin’s indoor track on Saturday night, its members were met with wild claps, stomps and chants of “Go OC, Go OC, Go!” Fans dashed across the infield to watch the final stretch as sophomore Marissa Clardy flew past her competitor, crossing the finish line in first place to meet her teammates (sophomore Sybil Levine, senior Laura Vernon and senior Amanda Miller) in a new championship record time of 4:4.43. This was just one of many school and conference records broken at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships hosted by Oberlin last weekend. Vernon kicked off the trend on Friday, setting a school...

Yeomen, Chrapczynski Look Strong in Preparation for NCAC Championships

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

It was a record-setting day for Oberlin track and field at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Pentathlon last Saturday. Junior Shawn Chrapczynski set a new school record for total points in the event, racking up 3,105 and finishing just behind Andrew Diehl of Ohio Wesleyan University, who won the event with a total of 3,107 points. Chrapczynski gained eight team points for the Yeomen, as each athlete can earn points for their team in the NCAC Championships this upcoming weekend by finishing well. The pentathlon consists of one athlete from each school competing in the 1,000 meters, 55-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put. Chrapczynski won the long jump with a mark of 21–01.50. He also placed...

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