The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room: Alex Guo

Samantha Dudzinski, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Individual Performances, Team Effort Guiding Track and Field So Far

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 11, 2011

Both the men and women’s track and field teams started off strong in the first team-scored event of the 2011 campaign. The season kicked off with the North Coast Athletic Conference Relay Meet on Jan. 29. The Yeowomen put together several strong performances. In the 4x200 race, the Oberlin team featured all four classes. First-year Sophie Brancazio began the race, followed by junior Melissa Elie, senior Amanda Miller and sophomore Marissa Clardy. The quartet took first with a time of one minute, 50.1 seconds. The Yeowomen also prevailed in the 4x400 relay. It was Clardy who led things off this time, followed by Miller, sophomore Sybil Levine and senior Laura Vernon. Their time of 4:07.61 not only won the event...

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