The Oberlin Review

Women’s, Men’s Teams Finish First, Second at Pre-Conference Meet

Sarah Kahl

September 20, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams proved strong early in the season this past weekend at the Allegheny College Invite. The women’s team won the five-team race and the men’s finished proudly in second, right behind Allegheny. “Given the showing, we had a lot of really solid performances,” said senior captain Jimmy Taylor. “We’ve been training really hard these past couple of weeks, so, slowly but surely, we’re getting back to full strength.” The Yeowomen, ranked seventh in the nation, continued their dominance on the course, winning the meet impressively by posting a 1-2-3 finish. Junior Carey Lyons was the first of her teammates to finish the 6k course, doing so in a time of 22...

Next Stop, Nationals

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

November 16, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

As expected, the cross country teams turned out successful performances at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship Meet last weekend. Both the Yeomen and Yeowomen placed well, and the women earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships next weekend. First-year Geno Arthur was the top Yeomen finisher, completing the 8k course 33rd with a time of 26 minutes, 6 seconds 61. His average mile was an impressive 5:15, good enough for All-Region honors. Senior captain Matt Bernstein (97th), junior Gavin Hisner (95th), sophomore Leo Harrington (41st) and first-year Sam Coates-Fink (68th) also placed for the Yeomen. Overall, the team finished eighth in the region. “Finishing eighth in the region as a team after...

In the Locker Room with Daniel Johnson and Caroline Martin

In the Locker Room with Daniel Johnson and Caroline Martin

November 9, 2012

A lot of people think of cross country as an individual sport. How much of your performance is contingent on personal motivation versus being part of the team? Caroline Martin: I think it’s a mixture of both. For me it’s really clear because in high school, I was the only girl on the team. I didn’t have a team; I competed by myself. I got a long way with personal motivation, but when I came here everything changed for me. Having a team that you live with, eat meals with, socialize with, ...

Yeowomen Make History at NCACs

Hudson Kuras

November 2, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

It was business as usual for the women’s cross country team, leveling its North Coast Athletic Conference opponents in the championship meet this past Saturday. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Yeowomen have won the All-Conference title and this may have been their best performance yet. The Yeowomen claimed four out of the top five spots in the 6K run. Junior Molly Martorella, who was injured for most of the season, finished first with a time of 22 minutes, 31.3 seconds. Nineteen seconds later, sophomore Carey Lyons crossed the line for second place. Sophomore Lindsay Neal placed third with a time of 23:01.6 and classmate Emma Lehmann secured the fifth spot at 23:18.5. Sophomore Sarah Jane Kerwin...

Women’s Cross Country Best in State

Jesse Kohler, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The women’s cross country team established its place as the best team in the state at the Division III All-Ohio Championship Meet last Saturday in Cedarville, Ohio. The Yeowomen all placed in the top 40 out of 298 runners. Although the team was not at its full strength, the six girls who ran helped get the entire team to its goal — first place. Sophomore Lindsay Neal, who came in fifth with a time of 18 minutes, 31.24 seconds said, “The race went well. It was a deep field so it started out pretty fast, but I think we did a really good job of staying tough and sticking together, especially knowing that one of our top seven runners was not able to compete in the race.” Sophomore Carey Lyons was unable to...

Cross Country Continues to Rocket Up Rankings

Madeleine O'Meara

October 7, 2011

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Women’s cross country added another victory to its already lengthy list of accomplishments, finishing first in the All-Ohio Championship hosted at Cedarville University on Friday, Sept. 30. The team conquered powerhouses Case Western Reserve University, who edged out the Yeowomen last season, and Ohio Northern University to secure the number-one slot in the Division III category with 64 points. “We knew it was going to be a close competition between Ohio Northern and Case Western,” said Head Coach Ray Appenheimer. “They were ranked ahead of us regionally and nationally, but I felt as though we could beat them.” Senior captain Nina Cole added, “I was so excited […] because this is the first time we...

Cross Country Continues to Climb

Ashley Parish

September 30, 2011

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Oberlin’s cross country teams showed last weekend that they could run with some of the best in the nation at the Purple Valley Classic in Williamstown, MA. The Yeowomen placed sixth in the 16-team meet behind powerhouses Middlebury College — the number-one ranked team in Division III — Williams College, New York University, Plattsburgh State University and Amherst College. In the process, the women’s squad moved up to 31st in the latest national rankings. The men ran well as well, delivering a solid ninth-place finish. “We fared really well against some of the best colleges in the country,” said head Coach Ray Appenheimer. “I think that it can be daunting when you're standing on the line and you're...

Cross Country Continues to Lead the Pack

Dylan Holmes

September 16, 2011

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Oberlin men’s and women’s cross country teams have exploded out of the gates this season, posting impressive showings at their first two events of 2011, the Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan Invitationals. This strong start has earned them both regional and national attention, fostering high hopes as they push into the heart of their schedules. Both squads overcame the oppressive heat in Wooster to dominate their respective events at the Wooster Invitational on Sept. 1. The men grabbed the top three spots in the 5,000 meters, as senior Ben Schild crossed the line first at 17 minutes, 8 seconds. Fellow senior Derek Lange was just a step behind at 17:19, and junior Matt Bernstein rounded out the trio with a mark of...

Men and Women Finish Strong as Oberlin Hosts Conference Meet

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Playing host to the North Coast Athletic Conference championships over the weekend, the women’s and men’s track and field teams overcame rainy weather and multiple delays to finish second and third respectively. In a total team effort, both squads used the home-field advantage to push them to multiple event wins. The women scored 143 total points to secure the second place, behind only Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished first with 262 points. The Yeowomen were once again led by senior All-American Joanna Johnson, who won the 5K race with a school record-breaking, NCAA provisional qualifying time of 17 minutes, 9.33 seconds. She also finished second in the 10K, coming in at 38:06.00. Her efforts were recognized...

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...

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