The Oberlin Review

Track and Field Shines at Kenyon Invitational

Suzanna Doak

April 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

What You Missed: Winter Term Recap

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Swimming and Diving: Women: The Yeowomen went 3–2 this Winter Term, with major victories against John Carroll University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Notre Dame College. In both meets, the underclassmen showed their competitors that they were not to be overlooked. Against John Carroll, sophomore Ellen Drake started the night strong with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, the Yeowomen went one- two-three to solidify the win. Sophomore diver Adrian Ziaggi also won the one-meter dive to wrap up an excellent night for the Yeowomen. The first-years continued their winning style against Notre Dame and Ohio Wesleyan in their final home meet. The fir...

Twice is Nice: Two Track Records Broken at Golden Gala

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

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

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

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

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,...

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