The Oberlin Review

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

September 14, 2018

It was four months ago that Lilah Drafts-Johnson, OC ’18, clutched her first-place trophy while being mobbed by teammates and coaches. She had just run the 10th fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the event’s history at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and could finally call herself a national champion — a promise she made to herself three years earlier. Two days later, it was her Oberlin College diploma that she held with pride. After four year...

Yeowomen Capture Second Straight NCAC Title

Yeowomen Capture Second Straight NCAC Title

March 9, 2018

The women’s indoor track and field team captured their second straight North Coast Athletic Conference Championship last Saturday, continuing their historic streak of success that has included multiple NCAC, regional, and national honors for players and coaches alike. The Yeomen also came out strong, finishing sixth overall with 60 points. “The team competed with a sense of joy and a sense of purpose all weekend long,” Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer wrote in an email to the Review...

Perspective: Track Teams Take On All-Ohio

Perspective: Track Teams Take On All-Ohio

February 16, 2018

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s track and field teams loaded up the turtle tops and drove down to Otterbein University to take on the best Division III competition in the state at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships. Simply qualifying for the meet was a challenge in itself, as entries were limited to the top sixteen athletes in each event. At the end of the day, the Yeowomen placed fifth in Ohio with 66 points, while the Yeomen took seventeenth with seven points. Otterbein and Mount Union won...

Track and Field Impresses Against Division I Competition

Track and Field Impresses Against Division I Competition

February 9, 2018

Despite being the only Division III school competing at the Cedarville University Collegiate Invite, the men’s and women’s track and field teams emerged with third and fourth-place finishes, respectively. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said that he was pleasantly surprised with his athletes’ performances considering the competition they faced. “It was really cool to get the opportunity [to compete] against teams we never ever see,” Appenheimer said. “There’s always stuff to work on,...

Women Finish First, Men Second in Track & Field Opener

Women Finish First, Men Second in Track & Field Opener

December 8, 2017

After capturing the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships for the first time in school history last year, the Yeowomen picked up where they left off last weekend by winning the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic at Case Western Reserve University. The men’s team, which was not as dominant as the women’s last year, began their asscent as they finished second in the meet. Monique Newton, Ana Richardson, Naeisha McClain, Jasmine Keegan, Maya English, and Cecelia Longo...

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

March 10, 2017

Women’s track and field smashed conference records and reached new heights last weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championship, claiming its first outright title in program history. As boisterous cheers reverberated off the walls of Heisman Field House, the Yeowomen stood alone on their home turf after besting the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, the team that had tied them for first in 2009. “To perform so well at home here in Oberlin, in such a convincing fashion, made the win v...

NCAC Accolades Pour in for Track, Field

NCAC Accolades Pour in for Track, Field

December 9, 2016

Four athletes were recognized by the North Coast Athletic Conference as Athletes of the Week and one sprinter broke a program record as both track and field teams dominated at their season-opener at Case Western Reserve University. “I can’t remember a time where four of us have done this at the same time, which is just a testament to how hard we’ve worked and how good we feel right now,” said junior thrower Monique Newton. In an unprecedented sweep, the Yeowomen took NCAC player of...

Track, Field Set for Spartan Holiday Classic

Track, Field Set for Spartan Holiday Classic

December 2, 2016

Last year’s indoor season brought four individual North Coast Athletic Conference Championships for the track and field team, and the squad looks to get on that same path to success tomorrow as it kicks off the winter season at the Case Western Reserve University Spartan Holiday Classic. “We worked really hard in pre-season and after working out for three or four months, you just want to compete against people that aren’t your teammates, and you want to see people from other schools,”...

Player of the Week: Annie Goodridge

Player of the Week: Annie Goodridge

February 12, 2016

Sophomore sprinter and long jumper Annie Goodridge leaped her way into the record books Friday, Feb. 5, breaking a 15-year-old school record at Oberlin’s annual Crimson and Gold Invitational in the Heisman Fieldhouse. The Boston native leaped to a mark of 5.48 meters on her third attempt, which surpassed April Wynn’s previously held record of 5.42 meters. Goodridge would contribute to Oberlin’s winning efforts in the women’s 4x200-meter relay, running the third leg of the race with sophomore...

Track and Field Vaults Past Wooster

Julie Schreiber

February 5, 2016

Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Winter

Amid cheers from their enlivened team­mates, the track and field team saw powerful performances on and off the track at The College of Wooster’s invitational on Saturday. The Yeowomen’s 94 points earned them a third-place finish out of five schools, while the Yeomen finished fourth with 67 points. Field performances highlighted the day for both teams. Sophomore jumper Annie Goodridge landed their triple jump at 36 feet and 8.5 inches. The jump was only 2.5 inches shy of breaking the Oberlin triple jump record, set at 36-11 by Shan­non Houlihan nearly 15 years ago. Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appen­heimer lauded Goodridge’s progress, but said he was sure their best was yet to come. “It’s been...

Oberlin Races Ahead With NCAC Honors

Oberlin Races Ahead With NCAC Honors

December 11, 2015

The track and field team opened its winter season last Saturday in Alliance, Ohio, compet­ing in the Purple Raider Toy Drive Invite. Oberlin was joined at the invita­tional by host University of Mount Union, as well as Walsh University and Malone University, both Division II. Oberlin fared well in its first meet of the year, with eight athletes recording top-five finishes, and two of those athletes earn­ing North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors for their performances. Sophomore...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Open Season at Kent State Gala

Sarena Malsin, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Filed under Track and Field, Varsity Winter

The track and field team opened its season at the Kent State Golden Gala last Saturday in record-breaking fashion. First-year Monique Newton set a new school record in the women’s shot put with a 13.93-meter throw on her second attempt. The throw earned her third place in the competition, the highest among all first-years. In addition to setting the school record, Newton was also named the North Coast Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week and is currently the Division III national leader in the shot put. Needless to say, Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer was impressed with the strong showing. “I can say easily that was the single best freshman performance we’ve ever had at Oberlin Co...

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