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Player of the Week: Maddie Prangley

Player of the Week: Maddie Prangley

November 6, 2015

Collegeswimming.com named junior Maddie Prangley the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week last week. Prangley earned this honor following two standout performances last weekend against the Hiram College Terriers and The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. She dominated her Hiram competitors in the 800-meter freestyle on Friday, winning the race by 56 seconds with a time of 10 minutes, 2.5 seconds. She took home another victory for the Yeowomen in the 100-meter freestyle, finishing at ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Breaks Oberlin Records in Season Closer

Women’s Swimming and Diving Breaks Oberlin Records in Season Closer

February 20, 2015

The North Coast Athletic Conference four-day championship meet proved historic for the women’s swimming and diving team when it broke Oberlin records with a fourth-place finish and a final tally of 913 points. The relay team of junior Samma Regan and sophomores Vera Hutchison, Nora Cooper and Maddie Prangley headlined the Yeowomen’s success in the 800-yard relay with a fourth-place finish of 7 minutes, 39.71 seconds. The speedy race, which the squad finished 10 seconds faster than the previousl...

Yeomen, Yeowomen Gear Up for NCAC Meet

Yeomen, Yeowomen Gear Up for NCAC Meet

February 6, 2015

With the NCAC championships around the corner, the swimming and diving team has kicked off its preparation for the conference competition. The Yeowomen will look to extend the success they saw in January, while the Yeomen seek to improve their conference standing from last season. The Yeowomen finished with a perfect 3–0 record in January, besting the Allegheny College Gators 217–79 and the John Carroll University Blue Streaks 165–69. Against the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops and the Notre ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Second at Fredonia Invitational

Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes Second at Fredonia Invitational

December 12, 2014

The swimming and diving team saw success at the Fredonia Invitational competition after making the long trek to upstate New York last weekend, with the Yeowomen taking second and the Yeomen securing fifth of eight competing teams. On the women’s side, sophomore Nora Cooper, junior Samma Regan and sophomore Maddie Prangley swept the 200-meter freestyle race, claiming first, second and third place respectively. In the event, Cooper’s time of 1 minute, 55.87 seconds broke Regan’s previous school...

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

November 14, 2014

The swimming and diving team split its meet this past weekend against the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, with the Yeowomen coming out on top by a score of 145.5–94.5 and the Yeomen falling 148–80. The meet marked both sides’ fourth of the season and second non-conference contest. The win pushed the Yeowomen’s record to 2–1 and dropped the Yeomen to 1–2. “Overall, I was really excited with how the meet went,” said Head Coach Andrew Brabson. “We had a tough meet against ...

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

November 7, 2014

How have the first few meets of the season gone? Jack Redell: We’ve been training really hard so far and that’s definitely taken its toll. Everyone is pretty sore. Given that, everybody is racing really well, and we’re much further along than we were at this point last season. Liam Oznowich: During our first meet against Hiram [College], we killed it. We won all the races. Even though [our meet against The College of Wooster] didn’t go as well as we wanted, our times were a lot better com...

Yeomen, Yeowomen Split Back-to-Back Meets

Abby Weiss

November 7, 2014

Filed under Recent Stories, SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The swimming and diving team opened its North Coast Athletic Conference play against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Nov. 1 with tough losses on both the men’s and women’s sides, falling 166–93 and 153–135 respectively. The dual losses move the team to a 1–1 overall record. Preceding Saturday’s contest against the Fighting Scots, the Yeomen and Yeowomen took on the Hiram College Terriers at home on Friday night. Oberlin easily moved past Hiram with a 144–71 victory on the women’s side and a 133–84 sweep on the men’s side. However, the encouraging win over Hiram notwithstanding, sophomore Nils Gudbranson said the team was anxious going into Saturday’s event. “Going into [the] Woo...

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

February 21, 2014

After successful seasons, the Swimming and Diving Team traveled to Denison University this past weekend for the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving championships.  The Yeomen finished fifth with a total of 683 points, the Yeomen finished fifth, while the Yeowomen finished seventh with a total of 772 points. The Yeowomen ended their regular season without a loss a remarkable feat considering that their former coach, Mark Fino, unexpectedly left Oberlin in August to coach at John...

Yeoswimmers Head to the NCAC Championships

Sloane Garelick

February 7, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

When former coach Mark Fino abruptly resigned last August, the swimming and diving team was thrust into a tough situation. Still, new head coach Andrew Brabson expected big things from his team this winter. “I think they certainly exceeded my expectations. They were put in a difficult situation with their coach leaving in August, and it was definitely refreshing to see how well they came together during a difficult time,” Brabson said. Despite the team’s accomplishments thus far, the season isn’t over just yet. On Feb. 12, the teams head to Denison University for four days of competitive swimming in this season’s North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeowomen head into the NCAC championships...

In the Locker Room: Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

January 15, 2014

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

What events do each of you swim? Jack Redell: I swim the [50-me- ter] freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and the 200 breaststroke. Luke Harrison: I do the 100 fly and the 200 fly. Give me a recap of the season. JR: The season went well. We saw improvements across the board on the men’s and women’s [teams]. The women’s team broke three or four school records and everyone on the men’s team had at least one [personal] best time this season. There was definitely im- provement. The women’s team was very focused on scoring well at [the conference meet] this year because they have a strong base of fresh- men. The men’s team was more focused on individual success. Our team is very small — we don’t have a ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

December 13, 2013

The swimming and diving teams had a successful weekend at SUNY Fredonia with the women taking first and the men placing fifth. New Head Coach Andrew Brabson was pleased with the performance by both teams. “Overall, it was a great team effort that allowed us to finish first out of the nine teams competing,” said Brabson. Unlike most other sports, conference standings are not determined by meets specific to the  North Coast Athletic Conference. Large competitions such as this invitational p...

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

In the Locker Room with Jack Redell and Luke Harrison

December 6, 2013

How is your season going so far? Jack Redell: It’s a lot of fun. It’s a very enjoyable team to be on. We’re also doing very well in our meets. The guys’ team is 3–1 and the women’s team is 4–0, undefeated. That’s pretty great. I think we’re a real scrappy team. Luke Harrison: The new coaching staff has definitely revitalized and rejuvenated the team’s energy. What are your expectations for the rest of the season? JR: Pain and suffering [Laughs.] No, I think our in-season ...

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