The Oberlin Review

First-Years Excel at All-Ohio Championship

First-Years Excel at All-Ohio Championship

October 7, 2016

Hundreds of runners hit the trails at the All-Ohio Championships 6K in Cedarville, Ohio, last Friday, but Oberlin managed to stand out among them all. The women’s team placed second out of 17 teams, with the Yeowomen first-years notching particularly impressive performances. The men’s team finished sixth in the 16-team field. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said he was impressed by the Yeowomen rookies once again. “We’re a very young team,” he said. “We have a lot of really impactful...

Cross Country Jumps to Top-20 Rank

Cross Country Jumps to Top-20 Rank

September 23, 2016

Rejoining the ranks of the top Division III teams in the nation, the women’s cross country team earned the No. 20 spot in the most recent United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Coaches’ poll. The Yeowomen jumped 15 spots in the rankings since last season, largely due to impressive performances in their first three meets — including a third-place finish in the Yellowjacket Invitational and a dominant first-place finish at the Bison Invite. The Yeowomen were...

Cross Country Dominates Wooster Meet

Cross Country Dominates Wooster Meet

September 9, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams returned home laden with medals after outstanding showings at the Wooster Invitational in Wooster, Ohio, last Thursday. The invitational, a non-scoring annual meet, featured runners from The College of Wooster, Oberlin and Baldwin Wallace University. While this is a contest that Oberlin regularly dominates, Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said he believes this year’s success was the “best team performance” at Wooster he had seen in years, referencing...

Arthur Crowned Regional Champ

Arthur Crowned Regional Champ

November 20, 2015

The cross country team left their mark on the famous LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the regional championship this weekend, with five runners earning All-Region honors and senior Geno Arthur be­coming the first individual re­gional champion in program history. Head Coach Ray Appen­heimer saw the Yeomen’s result as a sign of a turning point for their team. “The men’s team is looking like a better team, and they’ve fin­ished the highest ever,” he said. “Their...

Oberlin Misses NCAC Championship Title

Scott Rivilin

November 6, 2015

Expectations were high for the men’s and women’s cross-country teams as they traveled to Gambier, Ohio, this past weekend to compete in the North Coast Athletic Confer­ence Championships. With senior standout Geno Arthur and the Yeomen hoping to claim their first NCAC Championship and the Ye­owomen looking to win their seventh consecutive championship, both teams were prepared for the tough conference competition. Arthur would ultimately be Ober­lin’s lone champion, outlasting 2014 champion Logan Steiner of Allegheny College to win the individual men’s championship. Going into the race, Arthur ac­knowledged that he had expected that the individual competition would come down to Steiner and himself....

Player of The Week: Geno Arthur

Player of The Week: Geno Arthur

October 30, 2015

Senior standout Geno Arthur runs ahead of the pack at the Inter-Regional Rumble. A 2014 NCAA All-American, Arthur is unbeaten in 2015 and most recently completed the Inter-Regional Rumble in a course record time of 24:04.0, defeating the field of 281 Division-III competitors and outlasting North Coast Athletic Conference opponent Logan Steiner. Arthur also became the first Yeoman to be crowned a men’s 8K champion. The Yeomen are currently ranked the 35th best team in the country by the United States...

Oberlin Dominates at Kenyon Meet

Alejandro Wright

September 18, 2015

The College’s cross country teams traveled to Gambier, Ohio, for the North Coast Athletic Conference Pre­view cross country meet last week­end. Both teams showed impressive performances on the course that will host the 2015 NCAC Cross Country Championships. The Yeowomen placed second be­hind the University of Mount Union, racking up 51 points overall to UMU’s 61. This commanding performance was lead by senior Sarel Loewus, who dominated the five-kilometer course with a time of 18 minutes and 58 sec­onds. This race also earned her NCAC Runner of the Week honors. Loewus crossed the finish line shortly before senior Sarah Urso, who came in at 19:20 and finished fifth overall in the women’s race. Junior Em­ily...

Women’s Cross Country Places 7th at Championship

Women’s Cross Country Places 7th at Championship

December 5, 2014

The women’s cross country team, accompanied by Yeomen Geno Arthur and Josh Urso, both juniors, concluded its historic season at the 2014 NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 22, placing seventh in the nation. Seniors Emma Lehmann and Kyle Neal were trailblazers in the women’s race, finishing in times of 21 minutes, 55.9 seconds and 22:7.8 to take ninth and 14th places respectively. Unfavorable weather, however, tore up the winding course, making the race all the more difficult for the runners....

Arthur, Urso, Women’s Cross Country Returns to NCAA Championships

Arthur, Urso, Women’s Cross Country Returns to NCAA Championships

November 21, 2014

The women’s cross country team placed second in the 2014 NCAA Great Lakes Regional race last Saturday, Nov. 15, earning them a bid to the NCAA Championships for the sixth consecutive year. The Yeomen will also send juniors Geno Arthur and Joshua Urso to the championship after the duo finished in third and thirteenth place respectively in the regional competition. The men’s team placed eleventh overall, disqualifying the rest of the Yeomen from racing in the championship. Wilmington College will host th...

Cross Country Finishes Season as NCAC Champions

Cross Country Finishes Season as NCAC Champions

November 7, 2014

For the eighth time in the College’s history, the women’s cross country team prevailed in the North Coast Athletic Conference championships last Saturday, giving the team its sixth consecutive title. The men’s team followed just behind as they came in third place overall, beating last year’s fourth-place finish. “I was really happy with how the men and women competed,” said Head Coach Ray Appenheimer. “They established their position early and made the rest of the conference come cha...

Lehmann Breaks Course Record at All-Ohio

Lehmann Breaks Course Record at All-Ohio

October 10, 2014

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the All-Ohio Collegiate Championship on Friday, Oct. 3 in Cedarville, Ohio, where the teams finished in first and second place in Division III respectively. Individually, senior Emma Lehmann came in first place, beating out competitors from Division I and Division II programs. This significant achievement makes Lehmann the top runner in the entire state of Ohio. Senior captain Kyle Neal was not far behind, coming in at third place. On t...

Oberlin Places Two Members on All-American Team

Oberlin Places Two Members on All-American Team

December 6, 2013

The Oberlin Women’s Cross Country team made its fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship meet last month. The Yeowomen finished eighth overall, the best result in the team’s history. Going into the meet in Hanover, IN, the team was ranked 15th in the country. Judging by a season with four first-place results and no finishes outside the top ten, one would hardly know that injuries plagued the Yeowomen this year. “There were times we had up to four of our girls out with injuries at...

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