The Oberlin Review

Junior thrower and three-time All-American Monique Newton launches the shot put. A Sacramento, CA native, Newton is also a track and field team captain.

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

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...

Junior Ben Venerdi propels himself over the bar during Oberlin’s spring 2015 season. The Yeomen and Yeowomen started their season strongly at Mount Union College, with sophomores Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton earning NCAC Player of the Week honors for their performances.

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

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...

Women's Track and Field seniors Sophia Brancazio (left), Molly Martorella and Lauren Taylor

In the Locker Room With Sophia Brancazio, Molly Martorella and Lauren Taylor

April 18, 2014

This week the Review sat down with women’s track and field seniors Sophia Brancazio, Lauren Taylor and Molly Martorella to discuss Nationals, setting conference records and injuries. How is the season going so far? Sophia Brancazio: The team’s been great, especially with a lot of new people. Molly Martorella: The boys’ distance team is fucking killing it. SB: And the sprinters too. This year we actually have a really good 4x400 [meter relay] and 4x100 [meter relay] team, which ha...

Junior sprinter and jumper Margaret Miller competes at the Crimson & Gold Invitational in the Heisman Club Field House. Miller ran the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the All-Ohio meet last weekend.

Track and Field Impress at All-Ohio

February 21, 2014

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams divided and conquered at three separate meets: the All-Ohio championships at Otterbein University, the Baldwin Wallace University Mid-February meet and the Grand Valley State meet. Those who qualified in previous races competed at the All-Ohio meets while the rest of the team went to Baldwin Wallace University. The top three distance runners for the Yeowomen competed at Grand Valley State. “We were really happy with how this wee...

Sophomore Geno Arthur competes at the Crimson & Gold Invitational. The men's track and field team finished first out of five teams.

Yeomen Show Well Back at Full Force

February 14, 2014

The track and field team swept the Crimson and Gold invitational last weekend, topping the competition with cumulative scores of 197 and 166 points respectively. Among many notable victories, both Oberlin teams dominated the 800-meter race, with both the men and women finishing first. Senior Katrina Gelwick completed the race with a time of 2 minutes and 26.79 seconds, while sophomore Joshua Urso finished with a time of 1:57.80. Oberlin obtained victories in the longer distances as well, with...

Track and Field Teams Impress at All-Ohio and Baldwin Wallace

Sarah Kahl

February 15, 2013

Last weekend, the track and field teams competed at the All-Ohio Indoor Track and Field Championships at Otterbein University, going against 18 different teams in the region. “The men’s and women’s team were both strong,” said first-year distance runner Yorito Nakata. “There were many outstanding performances, especially in the [3,000-meter]. Even though it ran until midnight, people still put their best foot forward.” The other half of the team competed in a meet at Baldwin Wallace University on Friday. Senior captain Daniel Johnson said, “There were inspired performances all around, but especially in the [3,000]. [First-year] Gabe Brown ran fearlessly, getting a personal best of [9 minutes, 21 seconds],...

What You Missed: Winter Term Recap

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Swimming and Diving: Women: The Yeowomen went 3–2 this Winter Term, with major victories against John Carroll University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Notre Dame College. In both meets, the underclassmen showed their competitors that they were not to be overlooked. Against John Carroll, sophomore Ellen Drake started the night strong with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, the Yeowomen went one- two-three to solidify the win. Sophomore diver Adrian Ziaggi also won the one-meter dive to wrap up an excellent night for the Yeowomen. The first-years continued their winning style against Notre Dame and Ohio Wesleyan in their final home meet. The fir...

To Nationals and Back: Molly Martorella

Quinn Hull, Staff Writer

April 6, 2012

Rumor has it you had some “airplane trouble” on the way to the meet last Thursday. Yeah. They made us fly out of Cleveland even though there was no possible way to land in Memphis [because of inclement weather]. We tried to land once and it was really bad. It was like being inside of a roller coaster but not being able to see where you were going. … I was just trying not to vomit. [Head Coach] Ray [Appenheimer] was a little nauseous. [Assistant Coach] Alaina [Chodoff] was just grabbing onto the guy sitting next to her, panicking, and he was trying to reassure her. A lot of people were freaking out, but there were some people we couldn’t understand that were, like, laughing. … I guess different people...

In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

February 10, 2012

A look at the highlights of athletics events over Winter Term. Men’s and Women’s Basketball The Contests: The Yeomen went 2–10 over Winter Term, including wins against Allegheny College and Ohio University-Zanesville, giving them six wins and 16 losses on the season. The Yeowomen posted a 3–10 record over Winter Term, including victories over Marygrove College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster, bringing their overall record to 6–17. Highlights: On the men’s side, senior Josh Merritt scor...

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