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Bob Bryant, Mike D’Andrea, Dick Elsasser, Larry Fortner, Marnele Jackson inducted into Lorain County Track and Field Hall of Fame

Bob Bryant

Track and field highlights

● Oberlin High, class of 1953

● 7-time All-Ohio Class B state track and field athlete

● Class B state discus champion, 1953. 4-time state

qualifier and 2-time sectional/district champion

● Class B All-Ohio for shot put, 2nd in 1952, 3rd in

’50 and ’53, 4th in 1951. 4-time state qualifier and

4-time sectional/district champion

● Class B All-Ohio for hurdles, 3rd in 120-yard

hurdles (’52), 4th in 180-yard hurdles (’53). Twotime

state qualifier for both hurdle events

● Class B All-Ohio for the 880-yard relay (’51), 5th

place

● Led Oberlin boys to 5th place team finish at state

in ’53 and 6th place in ‘52

● Won a record 11 individual titles and led Oberlin

to back-to-back Southwestern Conference track

championships, 1951 - 52

● Among Bryant’s top marks were: 143-7 for discus

(‘53 state meet); 49-7 1/2 for shot put (‘50 SWC

meet); 15.8 for 120-yard hurdles (‘53 SWC meet);

22.0 for 180-yard hurdles (‘53 SWC meet)

● Other athletic highlights

● Rushed for a county-record 4,093 yards, scored

56 touchdowns and finished with a total of 401

points in 27 games as a running back, kicker and

linebacker for the Oberlin High football team,

1949 - 52

● Earned a tryout with the Cleveland Browns, 1956

● Running back for Peru State College “Bobcats,”

1956 - 57

Professional highlights

● Specialist 3rd class for the United States Army,

which included MP (military police) service in

South Korea, 1953 - 55

● General contractor, 1964 – 97

Mike D’Andrea

Track and field highlights

● Avon Lake High graduate, 2002

● Two-time Division I state shot put champ,

2001-02; state runner-up (2000)

● Division I state discus champ, 2002; 4th in

2001: 10th in 2000

● The Lorain County record-holder: shot put (67-

6 ½), discus (190-5)

● Ranked No. 2 nationally for shot put and top

10 for discus, 2002

● AAU national record-holder for ages 15-16,

shot put (62-9)

● Threw the indoor shot put his freshman year for

Ohio State. Broke the 60-foot barrier with the

16-pound collegiate shot

Other athletic highlights

● Three-time Division I All-Ohio football, 1999-

2001

● Parade All-American 1st team football, 2002

● The Ohio State University graduate, 2007

● Linebacker for Ohio State football team, 2002-

05. Starter in 2004

● Member of 2002 NCAA Division I national

championship football team

Professional highlights

● Owner of T3 Performance Institute LLC in Avon,

2007-present

Dick Elsasser

Track and field highlights

● Two-time Class A mile champ for Marion Catholic,

1960-61

● Class A cross country state qualifier, 1960

● Four-year letterman in track and cross country for

Bowling Green State University, 1961-65

Coaching highlights

● Class AA boys state cross country champions:

Elyria Catholic, 1973, ’74 and ‘78

● State runner-up for boys cross country

Elyria Catholic, 1972, ’79 and ‘83

● State track champions @Elyria Catholic: Brad

House (1978), 880 yards; Ron Rick (1981), 1,600- and

3,200-meter run

● State runner-up for Division I boys track – Amherst,

2000

● 10 Southwestern Conference titles @Amherst.

Boys 7 (1990-91, 1995-96, 2000-01, 2005). Girls

3 – (1999-2001)

● Amherst girls track. District title (1990). 25

individual district champs. Regional runner-up

(2001). 11 regional winners

● Amherst boys track. District runner-up (1995,

2001, ’04). 16 individual district champs. Regional

runner-up (2001). 2 individual regional winners

● State track champions @Amherst: Theresa Feldkamp

(2000-01), 800 meters; Greg Norman (2000), 100

meters; Dominic Pellitieri (2001), pole vault

● 5th place at state for Amherst boys cross country,

1995

Other honors

● Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country

Coaches Hall of Fame, 1999

● Elyria Sports Hall of Fame, 1985

Professional highlights

● Realtor for Lakeside Chautauqua Realty

Larry Fortner

Track and field highlights

● Clearview High School

graduate, 1975

● Two-time Class A state high

jump champ, 1974 – 75

● Two-time Class A state high

jump runner-up, 1972 – 73

● Broke or tied Class A state

high jump mark three

times: 1972 (6-5), ‘73 (6-6

½) and ’74 (6-7).

● Member of the 1973 state

championship track team;

’72 state runner-up team

Other athletic highlights

● Class A high school boys

basketball player of the year,

1974-75

● Member of the Class A state championship basketball

team, 1973 – 74

● Starting quarterback for the Class A state runner-up

football team, 1972

● Quarterback for Miami of Ohio for three years

(1976 – 78). Led team to 1977 Mid-American Conference

title

● Drafted in the 12th round by the Miami Dophins, 1979

● Third-string quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons behind

Steve Bartkowski and Mike Moroski, 1980

Other honors

● Lorain Sports Hall of Fame, 1994

Professional highlights

● Deputy sheriff for the Lorain County

Sheriff’s Department, 1980-2006

● Lakeshore Auto Wholesalers,

2007-present

Marnele Jackson

Track and field highlights

● Oberlin High School graduate, 1986

● 5-time All-Ohio Class AA track athlete

● Class AA 100- and 200-meter state track

champ — Oberlin High, 1985. Won in 12.39 for

the 100, 25.24 for the 200

● Class AA 400-meter relay state track champ –

Oberlin High, 1985. Won event in a time of 50.00

● Class AA 400-meter relay state champ – Elyria West

High, 1984. Won event in time of 49.89

● Class AA 200-meter state 6th place finisher—

Oberlin High, 1986

● Two-time Olmsted Falls District champion:

100 and 200 meters (1985-86)

● Four-time Lakeland Conference champion: 100

meters (1985), 200 meters (1985)

and 400-meter relay (1985-86)

● Led Oberlin girls to 2nd place Class AA team finish

at state in 1985

Professional highlights

● Chiropractic assistant, 2001-present

Bronwen Schumacher

Yeowomen Earn Signature Win Against Allegheny

Oberlin, Ohio - Bronwen Schumacher broke an 8-8 tie with 24 second left to play and then Molly Bloom added another score in the final seconds, as the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team knocked off the Gators of Allegheny College, 10-8, on Saturday afternoon at Fred Shults Field.

The win is one of the biggest in the recent history of the women’s lacrosse program as it is Oberlin's first victory against a North Coast Athletic Conference opponent since 2006 when the Yeowomen outlasted the Wittenberg Tigers 17-15 on April 29.

“I can not be more proud of my kids today,” first-year Head Coach Jacqueline McDevitt said. “We played with discipline smarts and hustle. Every aspect of our game was perfect. We came out firing and never looked back.”

The closing moments of the game were extremely thrilling as Jodi Helsel came through a with great defensive play to force a turnover with just 37 second left to play, which ended a long run of possession by the Gators. With the numbers in their favor, the Yeowomen quickly worked the ball down the field as Helsel found Schumacher on the back post for what proved to be the game-winning goal.

However, with 24 seconds remaining work was still left to be done, but Schumacher came through with a clutch draw control. After working most of the clock down, Oberlin elected to take one last shot as Kate Hanick found Bloom all alone on the far side and she did the rest by sending a rifle shot into the back of the cage.

Ilyssa Meyer led the potent offensive attack with three goals to go along with three ground balls. Schumacher finished with two scores in the game.

Oberlin jumped on the Gators right from the start as goals by Schumacher, Sarah Andrews and Meyer made a 3-0 just five-and-half minutes into the game. Following a score by the Gators, Meyer and Phoebe Hammer would answer right back with a pair of goals, each of which were assisted by Hanick.

Allegheny cashed in two free-position goals to cut its deficit to 5-3, but Bloom would respond with an 8-meter finish of her own. The Gators would add one final score of the half, but Oberlin went into the locker room with a 6-4 lead.

The Yeowomen netted two of the first three scores of the second half to go up 8-5 with 19:14 left to play. However, Allegheny came roaring back with three straight goals to tie the game at eight with 15:24 remaining to set the stage for the game-ending heroics.

The Gators had their opportunities down the stretch to take the lead, but their best came with just 2:58 left to play as Kelly Dickson’s trigger hit square off the post. All-in-all Allegheny had four shots go off either the post or crossbar in the game.

The Gators edged the Yeowomen 21-18 in total shots and won the ground ball battle 21-14. Draw controls were even at 10 apiece.

The Yeowomen, who are now 10-2 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC, have tied for the most wins in a season since 1999 when they finished 10-7.

Oberlin returns to action on Tuesday night at Thiel College. The opening draw is set for 6 p.m.


High School Tennis

Westlake Sesonal Record 3 and 1
Westlake SWC Record 3 and 0
Westlake (2) v. New Albany (3)
 
Singles:
1. Colton Buffington (W) d. Oliver Sybert 6-0, 6-0
2. JT Rapaport (w) d. alex Kobelt 6-1, 6-2
3. CJ Cash (NA) d. Connor Michelich (W) 6-3, 6-3
 
Doubles:
1. Jordna Rabe/Nick Blair (NA) d. Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang 6-3, 6-0
2. Giri Ratimlosmer / Jcob Trich (NA) d. Aakash Shah/Krish Shah 6-1, 6-3
St. Edward Invitational Tournament:
 
Westlake 2nd place / St. John Toledo 1st place
Buffington, St. Ed's champion
 
#1 Singles Champion: Colton Buffington/WHS
    def. Nate Griffin (St. Ignatius) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)
    def. Rob DeMarco (Canton Hoover) 6-1, 6-0
    def. Steven Boslet (Hudson) 6-2, 6-0
 
#3 Singles 3rd Place: Connor Michelich/WHS
#1 Doubles 3rd Place: Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang/WHS
#2 Doubles 2nd Place: Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven/WHS
    def. Dubsuker/Singh (St. Edward) 6-0, 6-1
    def. Kirchner/Fehn (St. Ignatius) 6-4, 6-4
    lost: Zychowickz/Mickler (St. John) 6-1, 6-2

B-W women third

OSTRANDER, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team stands third after the first day (Saturday, April 14, 2012) of competition at the Ohio Wesleyan University Laura Bump Invitational Tournament at the Mill Creek Golf Course.  The second and final day of competition is tomorrow.

The Yellow Jackets totalled 338 strokes on the par-72 and 6,005-yard Mill Creek G.C. layout.  Allegheny College leads after the first day with 330 strokes.  Otterbein University is in a close second with a total of 336 strokes.

In team play (each team has five golfers and the top four scores count toward the team total), junior Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) led the way with a first round score of 83.  Hamilton was followed by sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) who carded an 84.  Junior Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) is not far behind after shooting an 85.  After Kapusta, sophomore Miranda Cunningham fired an 86.  To end team play for the day, sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/Darby) carded a 97.

Individually, sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/Green) shot a 92 for the day.

Following tomorrow’s final round, the Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Friday, April 20 when they travel to Angola, Indiana to compete at the Trine University Spring Invitational at the Zollner Golf Course.  The final regular season event is the 2012 OAC Championship Tournament, hosted by Capital University, on April 28-29 at the Foxfire Golf Club in Lockbourne, Ohio.

A year ago, the B-W women’s golf team fashioned an 83-18 overall record, won five tournament titles, including the 2011 OAC title, and placed 15th at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets have advanced to the Division III National Tournament three times during its 12-year existence.
 

Mount's Snode leads after day one


OSTRANDER, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) shot a 79 to hold the individual lead after the first round of the Laura Bump Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course in Ostrander, Ohio.

The course in the home course of former Kent State golfer and British Open champion Ben Curtis.

As a team, Mount Union has a team score of 345 which four strokes back of fourth place Wittenberg (341).

Allegheny (Pa.) leads the tournament with a team score of 330, Otterbein is in second place with a 336 while Baldwin-Wallace is in third with a 338.

The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Sunday.

2012 Laura Bump Invitational
Mill Creek Golf Club - Ostrander, Ohio
Par 72; 6005 yds.

Team Scores

1. Allegheny (Pa.) 330, 2. Otterbein 336, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 338, 4. Wittenberg 341, 5. Mount Union 345, 6. Madonna (Mich.) 350, 7. Franklin (Ind.) 353, 8. Davenport (Mich.) 359, 9. Capital 368, 10. Ohio Wesleyan 371, 11. Northwestern Ohio 375, 12. Adrian (Mich.) and Wooster 377, 14. Denison 385, 15. Ohio Northern 408.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Mary Snode (MTU) 79, 2. Liz Blyth (ALL) and Sarah VorderBrugge (ALL) 81, 4. Sarah McQuade (OWU), Marie McGinnis (OTT), Melissa Finch (UNO), Abby Sorenson (ALL), Rachel Steiner (WITT) and Deanne Mychalishyn (WITT) 82.


Baseball: Cacique Homers Twice as Lake Erie Sweeps 


Findlay to Take OVer Top Spot in GLIAC


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Senior Brayan Cacique (Caracas, Venezuela/John I. Leonard) homered twice and drove in five runs to lead the Lake Erie College baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of the University of Findlay  Saturday (April 14) at Braggs Field.  Behind a seven-run inning in each game, the Storm won 8-2 and 15-4 to take over sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

After Tommy Roush singled in a run in the top of the first to give the Oilers (12-19, 5-13 GLIAC) a 1-0 lead in the opener, the Storm (17-14, 13-5 GLIAC)exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first.  After the first two hitters reached base, Cacique hit a three-run home run to left field and junior DH Pat Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) followed with a solo shot to nearly the same spot to make it 4-0. 

The home run for Kilway was the first of his college career.

Senior C Nick Lovick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) drove in another run with a ground ball, junior 3B Cody Blood(Conneaut, Ohio/Conneaut) hit a sacrifice fly and senior RF Matt Toth (Lorain, Ohio/Admiral King) - batting for the second time in the inning -  singled to score Lovick and make it 7-0.  In the inning, 13 men batted, with eight getting hits.

A single by Reid Rizzo (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) made it 8-1 in the third.  Findlay scored an unearned run in the fourth, but that was all the Oilers could muster off junior RHP Brian Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge).  After giving up a walk and two singles in the first, Kilway (4-1) settled down and scattered just five hits the rest of the way.  He won his fourth straight decision, allowing just one earned run (two total) on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts in seven innings. 

Toth finished 3-of-4 and Rizzo had two hits and a walk for the Storm.  Roush, Reid Rothenbuhler and David Cort each had two hits for the Oilers.  Findlay starter Preston Zachrich (3-3) went the distance, despite the rough first inning, allowing eight runs on 11 hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Lake Erie struck again in the first inning of game two.  Pat Kilway hit a sacrifice fly and senior 1B Jae Leeworthy (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) singled in a run for a 2-0 lead.

The Oilers tied it in the third. Eric Terwilliger led off the inning with a solo home run to right field and Reid Rothenbuhler doubled in a run.  But the Storm's second big inning of the day, a seven-run third, broke the game wide open.

With runners at second and third, Cacique singled off a drawn-in Rothenbuhler's glove and Kilway followed with another sacrifice fly.  Freshman OF Aaron Lindgren (Willoughby, Ohio/South) singled home a run to make it 5-2 before sophomore OF Garrett Emling (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) scored Leeworthy with the second sac fly of the frame.  A pair of walks loaded the bases with two outs and Rizzo cleared them with a triple to right field, giving the Storm a 9-2 lead.

The Oilers got an unearned run in the fourth before Lake Erie put the game away with a three-run bottom half.  Emling singled up the middle to score a run and then crossed the plate himself on Blood's two-out, two-run base hit to left. 

In the fifth, Cacique homered again, his team-leading fourth of the season,  Lindgren added another RBI single and senior Johnny Christani (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 15-4.

Junior Logan Nordquist (Alliance, Ohio/Alliance) went five innings for the win.  He allowed two earned runs (four total) on eight hits and did not walk a batter.  Nordquist (2-2) struck out three to win his second straight start and even his record on the season. Freshman Cory Fox (Vermilion, Ohio/Vermilion) and junior Jimmie Shaw (Holland, Ohio/Toledo St. John) each tossed a scoreless inning to close out the game.

Cacique went 2-for-2 in game two, scoring four times as the Storm posted its highest scoring game of the season.  He also stole two bases on the day.  Toth went a combined 5-for-7 with three runs scored and two steals in the doubleheader.  Both Leeworthy and Lindgren had two hits in the nightcap.

Findlay starter Darrell Thobe (0-2) lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing nine runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks.  Roush and Cort had two hits apiece in game two and four each on the afternoon.

The two teams wrap up their four-game weekend series on Sunday, April 15, at Braggs Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.

 

Oberlin Men's Lacrosse Routs Alma 

Alma, MI - The men's lacrosse team snapped a four-game skid on Saturday, trumping Alma College 14-0 behind a diverse offensive attack. The host squad fell short in nearly every aspect against the Yeomen, who forced 37 turnovers and out-shot Alma 50-6.

Oberlin took control to open the contest by scoring four goals on 17 shots in the first period. The second period saw much of the same with 14 shots and five goals scored for the Yeomen, with Alma losing all six face-offs. By half, the Yeomen held a 9-0 advantage.
Eli Fisher 

The visiting offense slowed only slightly in the second half of play, refusing to let up and spreading touches all over the field. When the game finished in Oberlin's favor, seven different players had contributed to point total. Head among them was a pair of first-year talents in attacker Eli Fisher and midfielder Sean Seaman, each of whom scored three goals on the day. Fellow first-year midfieldersAustin Little and Sean Higgins added two goals each, as did sophomore midfielder Mickey Fiorillo.

Junior attacker Thomas Hake and senior midfielder Matthew Fineman also scored in the victory.

The effort brings Higgins's season total to 11 goals and Fisher's to seven, and the 14 goals scored is the most this season since a 16-8 win over Thiel College way back in February. Equally impressive was the defensive effort, allowing just six shots and leaving Alma looking generally befuddled throughout the contest.

The Yeomen (3-8) will look win back-to-back games for the first time this spring when they host the Bethany College Bisons (1-9) this Tuesday, April 17.

Mount Union Wins All-Ohio Championships Women's 


Track & Field Title; Raiders Win Five Events


DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's track and field team won five events and the team title at the 2012 All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Mount Union tallied 109 points which was 11.8 points ahead of second place Baldwin-Wallace.

All-American junior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) had another fantastic day of performances as she won the 400 meters with a season-best time of 56.24, claimed the title in the 200 meters (25:07) and was on a pair of first place relay teams in the 4x100 with sophomores Taylor Ruffing (Attica/Seneca East), Taylor Kring (Salem/West Branch) and freshman Taylor Coghlin (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) and the 4x400 with Kring, sophomore Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) and freshman Courtney Reese (Cleveland/Cornerstone Christian Academy).

Reese also posted a second right behind Mahoney in the 400 meters (58.44) and Ruffing was third in the 100 meters (12.79).

Aubree Jones (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) was also strong again in the field as she she won the discus (136-7) and second in the javelin (124-6).

Other top performances came from junior Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview) with a fourth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:07.95) and senior Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central) was fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:30.62).

Mount Union will run next week at the Sparky Adams Invitational at Baldwin-Wallace in Berea.

2012 All-Ohio Championships
Selby Stadium - George Gathier Track - Ohio Wesleyan University - Delaware, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Mount Union 109, 2. Baldwin-Wallace 97.2, 3. Ohio Wesleyan 87.83, 4. Case Western Reserve 75.2, 5. Oberlin 65, 6. Heidelberg 47, 7. Capital 46.33, 8. Otterbein 43.5, 9. Marietta 39.2, 10. Wooster 31.33, 11. Ohio Northern 24, 12. Wittenberg 22.2, 13. John Carroll 22, 14. Denison 20, 15. Muskingum 19, 16. Kenyon 15, 17. Defiance 8.2, 18. Wilmington 5, 19. Bluffton 

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B-W Women finish Second and the Men Finish Third at All-


Ohio Championship Meet

DELAWARE, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s outdoor track and field team finished second and the Yellow Jacket men placed third today (Saturday, April 14, 2012) at the annual All-Ohio Division III Championship Meet at Ohio Wesleyan University.  This was the fifth outdoor meet this spring and the third up north.

The Yellow Jacket women were led by its sprinters and throwers, had one individual champ and scored 97.20 total points. The men were also led by its sprinters and throwers, and they captured the 4x100 relay title en route to scoring 73 total points.

The women were led by senior Leslie Purnell (Springfield/ Catholic Central) who placed second in the hammer with a throw of 159’4”. In addition, freshman Danielle Torrence (Canton/South) finished third in the shot put with a throw of 38’11.50” and junior Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark) finished third in the discus with a throw of 129’2”. Sophomore Victoria Brown (Berlin Center/Western Reserve) finished third in the high jump with a personal record jump of 5’2.25”.

The sprint corps were led by junior Kaylan Lemon (Canton /Massillon Perry) who won the 100 meter dash with a personal best time of 12.46 seconds, and finished third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.09 seconds. Lemon was also part of the second place 4 x 100-meter relay team conisiting of junior Brittany Sterling (Lima/ Senior), senior Lauren Nanni (Parma/ Padua Franciscan) and sophomore Shaquella Greeno (Lima/ Senior) which finished with a time of 49.65 seconds, and the third place 4 x 400-meter relay team consisting of Lemon, and sophomores Nicole Smith (Geneva), Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/ South) and Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) in a season-best time of 4:05.43.

In addition, freshman Nicole Christner (Minerva) finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.68 seconds, and Smith finished third in the 400 meter dash with a personal best time of 58.84 seconds.

The Yellow Jacket men were led by Junior Division III All-American Mitch Suppan (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) who placed first in the discus with a personal best throw of 164-feet and eight inches (164’8”), and second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 55-feet and one inch (55’1.00”). Also junior Jake Buckey (Geneva) finished second in the javelin, achieving a personal record with a throw of 160-feet and eleven inches (160’11”). Junior Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) finished third in the hammer with a personal best throw of 163-feet (163’0.00”), and third in discus with a throw of 150-feet (150’0”).

The sprinting corps were led by the winning 4 x 100 meter relay team of senior Mike Smith (Wintersvillle/ Indian Creek), and sophomores Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/ Medina Buckeye), Josiah Holt (Elyria/ Grafton Midview) and Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/ Cleveland St. Ignatius), finishing with a time of 42.16 seconds. Also sophomore Cory Lanterman (Streetsboro) finished third in the 200 meter dash crossing the finish line at 22.65 seconds.

The Yellow Jacket men and women are back in action next Saturday, April 21 when they host the annual Paul “Sparky” Adams Invitational Meet at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea. Field events begin with the pole vault at 9:00 a.m. and the running events start with the 3,000-meter run at 10:30 a.m.


Oberlin with fine showing at All Ohio


Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin College track and field teams turned in many outstanding performances against multiple in-state rivals at the All-Ohio Championship Meet on Saturday on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

The Yeowomen started making headway in the points column in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as rookie Carey Lyons checked in second in the event with a new school record time of 11:12, while sophomore Piper Nash was two spots back in fourth place with a timestamp of 11:28.39. Lyons’ time is good for the 11th fastest in the nation so far this season.

In the 1,500 Oberlin claimed the second-and third-place spots. It was sophomore sensation Molly Martorella who finished second in 4:38.96, while rookie Emma Lehman followed in behind with a lifetime best of 4:46.86.

Marissa Clardy added a fifth-place showing in the 400-meter dash as she stopped the clock at 60.05. In the 100-meter dash it wasSophia Brancazio who completed the straightaway in 12.86 to finish in fourth place. She also checked in sixth in the 200 at 27.07.

In the 400-meter hurdles, senior Ryann McChesney gave the Yeowomen six team points by flying through the course in 1:06.88 to finish in third place.

In the field events, Jasmine Owens got things started off on the right foot by finishing fifth in the long jump with a mark of 16-00.25.

Like the Yeowomen, the Yeomen also did some damage in the steeplechase. Senior Stephen Williams finished second overall with a lifetime best run of 9:24.13, which is good for the 10th best mark in the country. Teammate Daniel Johnson finished sixth in the event at 9:47.64.

Senior Shawn Chrapczynski added five points for the Yeomen by finishing in fourth place in the 200 meters at 22.71.

Rookie Jack Redell had an impressive throw of the javelin as he placed third in the event with a launch of 155-09. Alex Guo added a sixth-place finish in the triple jump at 44-07.

Oberlin returns to action next week at Baldwin-Wallace College.


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