The Oberlin Review

Senior Lilah Drafts-Johnson turns the corner in the Bob Kahn Invitational April 7. The women’s track and field team won their second consecutive NCAC Outdoor Championship Saturday.

Newton, Drafts-Johnson Lead Team to NCAC Championship

May 11, 2018

Many words have been used to describe the women’s track and field team: victorious, dominant, and inspiring are a few key examples. One word that is not in the team’s vocabulary is complacent. The team won its second straight North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship with a total of 228 points Saturday, a few months after winning its second consecutive Indoor Championship. A number of Yeowomen had career-best performances during the two-day contest. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer, who was ...

Monique Newton lets out a roar at last winter’s NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. The track and field teams began their season Saturday at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic at Case Western Reserve University. Newton, who won the women’s national championship last season, reclaimed her first-place status with two wins and earned NCAC Field Athlete of the Week.

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...

Sophomore Lisa Carle throws herself over the bar for the high jump Saturday. The track and field team traveled to Granville, Ohio, to compete in the 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this morning.

Track and Field Races Toward NCAC

May 6, 2016

Oberlin’s track and field teams saw plenty of action last weekend with both the Yeomen and Yeowomen competing in two different meets on Friday and Saturday. Only select members of the team were in action on Friday, with senior Geno Arthur running at the 50th Annual Hillsdale College “GINA” relays and the rest of the athletes competing at the Ashland University Alumni Open at Ashland University. Arthur stole the show in the GINA relay’s 5,000-meter run, beating his previous school record...

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

April 1, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore track and field members Monique Newton and An­nie Goodridge to discuss how it feels to be national competitors, the ups and downs of training and the be­hind-the-scenes of field events. What was being at nationals like? Annie Goodridge: It was my first time going. I made it in by one cen­timeter. It was really, really cool. I really enjoyed it, and we got to eat out a lot. I got to explore the grilled cheese market in Iowa. I had a re­ally g...

Top 5 Yeo Moments of 2015

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor

December 11, 2015

Ouch, That Stings! The women’s basketball team earned a tough victory Nov. 24 over the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets, ranked 25th in the nation, led for most of the contest, and when their lead extended to 10 points in the middle of the third quarter, it looked like the visitors might depart Philips gym with a win. Down by three with a little over a minute to play, junior forward Eleanor Van Buren knocked down a game-tying shot from beyond the arc, leveling the score at 61–61 and sending Philips gym into a frenzy. The Yeowomen then went on to get a crucial defensive stop, and senior captain Lind­sey Bernhardt hoisted up a layup in traffic for the go-ahead bucket. The Yeowomen are cu...

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...

Ana Richardson (left) and Monique Newton

In the Locker Room with Ana Richardson and Monique Newton

February 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with women’s track and field rookies Ana Richardson and Monique Newton to discuss their early success, transitioning from West Coast to Ohio weather, preseason and more. You are both first-years playing a varsity sport in college for the first time. Has this always been an aspiration of yours, or did you decide to join track after arriving at Oberlin? Monique Newton: We were both recruited, so we were expecting to come to be on the track team. It’s weird meetin...

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...

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