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Women's Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

November 16, 2018

A stream of posts hit social media as the women’s cross country team members and supporters learned of the team’s invitation to the NCAA Championships. Shortly after placing third at regionals — the NCAA Great Lakes Championships — the Yeowomen received the unprecedented news that they had received an “at-large” bid for nationals. The team gathered this week for one of the season’s final practices before taking off to Winneconne, WI, to compete at nationals. While just seven a...

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...

Senior Emma Lehmann outkicks their opponents at a race earlier this season. Lehmann earned an All-American title for their 9th place finish in the 2014 NCAA Nationals last Saturday.

Women’s Cross Country Places 7th at Championship

December 5, 2014

The women’s cross country team, accompanied by Yeomen Geno Arthur and Josh Urso, both juniors, concluded its historic season at the 2014 NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 22, placing seventh in the nation. Seniors Emma Lehmann and Kyle Neal were trailblazers in the women’s race, finishing in times of 21 minutes, 55.9 seconds and 22:7.8 to take ninth and 14th places respectively. Unfavorable weather, however, tore up the winding course, making the race all the more difficult for the runners....

Senior Brenna Sheldon eyes the ball in a match. Sheldon boasts an impressive 21–6 singles record and 20–7 in dou- bles. She recently earned a bid to the NCAA Division III ten- nis tournament.

Sheldon Ends Career with Nationals Bid

May 9, 2014

The women’s tennis team finished out its season in the North Coast Athletic Conference match at Kenyon College with a third place finish on April 27. The Yeowomen ended their year with a conference record of 3–0, improving on last year’s mark of 2–1. One of the most notable aspects of the weekend was the culmination of senior Brenna Sheldon’s conference play at Oberlin. After her four years, she sits in third place for individuals in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region’s...

Sophomore Slade Gottlieb strikes the ball in the NCAA tournament last fall. Gottlieb earned All-NCAC honors this fall, helping guide the Yeomen to a 14–4–4 record and a berth to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

May 9, 2014

The 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close in just over a week, finishing what has been both an eventful and successful time for the Athletics Department. Several teams and individual athletes clinched NCAA bids, countless individuals garnered North Coast Athletic Conference accolades and new facilities have undergone construction. Overall, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos feels positively about the direction of the department. “I think that...

Junior Carey Lyons competes in the steeplechase at the con- ference championship meet last weekend. Lyons broke a school and conference record and placed seventh in the na- tion with her time of 10:49.72.

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

May 9, 2014

Last weekend, Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships.The men’s team finished fourth in the competition, while the Yeowomen placed second for the sixth year in the row. The Yeowomen earned 124 points, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished with 229 points.The men’s team finished with 61 points as Wabash College took home first place with a total of 282 points. Although the teams did not finish on top, they were...

To Nationals And Back: With Chris McLauchlan

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

First-year diving phenom Chris McLauchlan blew away his competition at the Division III NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis from March 21–23. McLauchlan notched not one but two All-American spots by finishing seventh in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, adding to the College’s impressive swimming and diving pedigree by becoming its 23rd All-American. The Review sat down to talk with the dynamic first-year about making a splash on the D-III scene, dance and his teammates. How did College nationals rank as a diving experience? I competed in age-group nationals when I was 14, so I have had some experience with it before, but this is college so it is a lot more interesting. It was the Olympic tr...

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...

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