A Page -- Jan, 15, 2010

Olmsted Falls' Rachel

Rossman already a floor 

general as only a freshman 

for B-W's basketball team 

that is currently on a 

six-game winning streak

Jan. 15, 2010

By Jim Rodriguez

BEREA, OHIO – There’s an addage in coaching. “If you’re good enough to start, you’re old enough to start.” That is certainly the case for the 2009-10 Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team, as the Yellow Jacket’s starting point guard this year is a freshman, Rachel Rossman.

“We anticipated starting a freshman point guard this year with what we had coming back,” said veteran B-W Head Coach Cheri Harrer. “We weren’t reluctant to start a freshman. We’ve done it before in the past and had some very good teams with freshmen point guards. We knew Rachel was special coming in and once she earned the starting role, we knew she would do a great job.”

The point guard is more or less like the quarterback of the team and sets the tone for the entire team on both ends of the court, something Rossman enjoys about the position.

Falls's Rossman a B-W starter from Day One

“I enjoy having control of the court and being able to set the tempo of the game,” said Rossman, who has helped lead the Yellow Jackets to an 11-4 overall and 7-1 Ohio Athletic Conference record and six straight victories entering a 3:00 p.m. game this Saturday, January 16 against rival Otterbein College.

“The point guard is the floor leader and needs to take care of the ball,” said Harrer, who enters the game as the second winningest women’s basketball coach in OAC history with 407 wins. “If you don’t have a good point guard, you won’t be successful as a team.”

Rossman, a graduate of nearby Olmsted Falls High School, has started all 15 games this year for the Yellow Jackets. She leads the team with 40 assists and is scoring 2.9 points and grabbing 2.4 rebounds per game. She also shoots 81.8 percent from the charity stripe in 21.9 minutes per game.

“Rachel is an excellent ball-handler and a good passer. She understands the game well and the role of the point guard,” noted Harrer. “She plays defense, does a good job of getting the team into the offense and knows when to score and when to pass.”

In high school, Rossman earned four varsity letters in basketball, twice earning All-Southwestern Conference accolades.  She helped the Bulldogs to an SWC title as a junior and a Division I District Runner-up finish and 18-5 overall record as a senior.  She credits her high school coach, Matthew Fulton, for realizing her potential and pushing her to get better in every aspect of her game.

“We knew early on we wanted to recruit Rachel and we were fortunate she committed early during her senior season,” said Harrer. “We knew she had the ability to come in and compete for a starting job right away.”

Rossman said she originally wanted to go somewhere far away for college, but B-W’s past success in women’s basketball and opening for a point guard this year were some of the reasons why she ended up staying close to home and choosing the Yellow Jackets.

“Coming into this year, I expected to have a role on the team, not necessarily start, because I knew I could help the team as freshman,” said Rossman. “The coaches told me I had the ability to start, and they’ve put a lot faith in me and expected a lot.”

Rossman’s older sister Kayla is also in her first year playing college basketball as a forward at Mount Union College after transferring from Kent State University. Two weeks ago, Rachel and Kayla met for the first time when B-W upset the 15th-ranked Purple Raiders 65-53 in Alliance and gave them their first loss of the season.  The rematch comes on February 10 in Berea at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re really close,” said Rachel. “So getting a chance to see her at least twice a year is special, even if it’s when we’re playing them.”

Now that the season is well underway, Rossman said that her personal goals have changed.

“My role is to get the ball to people in the right position so they can score, but I now realize I need to be more of a shooter and scoring threat and not just a passer, so defenses can’t ignore me on offense,” said Rossman.  “Also, I’m trying to be more talkative and help lead the team.”

Harrer agrees.

“Rachel is more comfortable now,” said the coach. “We’ve asked her to score more and she can score. Rachel struggled with turnovers at one point because she wasn’t being aggressive enough. She’s better when she attacks and isn’t timid. We need her to be aggressive, yet poised at the same time and that’s a tough line to draw.”

Rossman, who is currently undecided on an academic major, said there was an adjustment period getting assimilated into Harrer’s system, which goes 11-to-12 women deep and players are subbed for one another every 3-to-4 minutes.

“In high school, I played the whole game, so I sometimes saved myself for the end of the game,” noted Rossman. “But here, its [the system] allowed me to play my hardest at all times and I feel like my defense has definitely improved.”

In addition to getting accustomed to the various strengths and playing styles of her new teammates, Rossman said she also had to adjust to playing with intensity on every possession, especially on the defensive end of the court.

“Here every single play matters and each point counts,” said Rossman. “A mistake shows in college, where it might not have in high school. If you let up just one play on defense, the other team will score on you.”

Harrer says that in the future she will look for Rossman to be more of leader on the floor and provide the intangibles at the point guard position necessary for the team’s overall success.

“Right now our priority for Rachel is learning the intensity and making sure we’re both on the same page,” said Harrer.

Playing point guard, Harrer says that when Rossman competes and fights on every possession, especially on the defensive end, her energy spreads to the rest of the team and good things happen.  Harrer summed her thoughts on Rossman.

“When Rachel is intense and focused she’s as good as anyone in the OAC,” said Harrer. “We’re glad she’s a Yellow Jacket.”

Looks like fans in Berea will have a lot to look forward to over the next three plus years.

Northwestern wrestling team 

has strong St. Edward 

presence; expect more in the 

future as Fairview's Pariano 

is about to take over program

Jan. 15, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




To say there is a pipeline from the St. Edward High School wrestling program to the Northwestern University wrestling program would be saying the least.


The Wildcats, who are competing in the Lone Star State Showdowns this weekend in Dallas, sport four former Eagles on their roster. Although they have seen limited time this season because of youth, recuperation from injuries, national qualifiers in same weight classes, etc, all four can be expected to contribute heavily since St. Edward and virtually all northeastern Ohio high schools are no strangers to Big Ten Conference wrestling as evidenced by historical record.


Former Eagles now with the ‘Cats (now that’s a strange sound to anyone familiar with St. Ed-St. Ignatius lore) are Concord Township’s Ben Kuhar, Highland Heights native Brian Roddy, West Park’s Keith Sulzer and Cleveland resident Kyle Bertin.

Kyle Bertin

Kyle Bertin

Roddy (who prefers to be known as Brian Roddy, Jr.) has seen the most action of the four. Wrestling mostly in the 174-pound class, Roddy is 3-3 overall in duals as well as 3-3 overall.


Kuhar, who became a starter last year and then was slowed by a broken hand after redshirting the previous season, has been an off and on regular at 285 this year. Kuhar has been doing better in tournaments than in duals, turning in a 5-1 record in tournaments but 0-5 in duals including 0-1 in the Big Ten.

Ben Kuhar

Injury-riddled Ben Kuhar

At 165, Bertin is 1-3 overall and 0-1 in duals while Sulzer at 141 has yet to get into a match. After redshirting his first year, Sulzer, now a junior athletically, qualified to the NCAA nationals as a freshman and sophomore. This year Sulzer has been injured, and as a result the Wildcats have had to forfeit the 141-pound division in most matches.

Keith Sulzer

Two-time NCAA qualifier Keith Sulzer

Wrestle offs, nothing new to St. Ed wrestlers, have been competitive at 165 this season. Northwestern has used three different men at 165 regularly with Bertin being one of them. Bertin has also been shedding to get into a couple matches at 157 this season.

The Wildcats did come to town last month to wrestle against Cleveland State, but Kuhar was sidelined with an injury and could not wrestle in front of local fans. However, Roddy was awarded with his first career start in the dual against the Vikings and did not let the home (home for both the Vikings and the Eds guys from Northwestern) crowd down, edging national qualifier and Garfield Heights High alum Marcus Effner, 7-6, at 165 pounds

Brian Roddy, Jr.

Brian Roddy, Jr.


Roddy is a redshirt freshman and Effner a senior.

Drew Pariano

Drew Pariano 

Expect more St. Ed, West Side and Cleveland area wrestlers to migrate to Northwestern in coming years, since Wildcats Associate Head Coach Drew Pariano will assume the duties of head coach at the end of this season. Pariano of course is a Fairview High alumnus and is from the legendary Pariano wrestling family that has been central to the traditionally successful Warrior program.

After five seasons as an assistant at NU, Drew Pariano (left) will succeed Tim Cysewski as head coach of Northwestern effective June 1, 2010.
Drew Pariano (left)

Yellow Jacket wrestlers go 1-

2 in Whitehill Duals

Jan. 15, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team posted a 1-2 mark on the first of the two-day Budd Whitehill Duals hosted by Lycoming (Pa.) College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 15, 2010.

The Yellow Jackets lost to 29th-ranked Olivet (Mich.) College, 37-12, bounced back to defeat Muskingum College, 29-27, and fell to King's (Pa.) College, 27-15.

B-W now stands at 3-10 overall for the season and will wrap up its weekend tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

On day one of the duals, B-W was led by junior 197-pounder Tristan Stoll (Milan/ Edison), junior 157-pounder Korey Leonhard (KinsmanPymatuning Valley) and sophomore heavyweight Ryan Jones (Uniontown/ Lake)
Ryan Jones

Versus Olivet, Stoll won by pin (2:00) and Leonhard and Jones (Uniontown/ Lake) each won by decision.

Versus Muskingum, Leonhard picked up a technical fall victory, Stoll won by pin (2:30) and Jones won by pin (3:13). Junior 125-pounder Tyler Erwin (Westerville/ Watkins Memorial) and senior 141-pounder Eric Schubert (Oberlin) each won by forfeit.

Versus King's, Erwin won by pin (00:43), sophomore Grant Steward (Columbus/ Worthington Kilbourne) earned a decision, and juniorOhio Athletic Conference 174 pounds champion Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/ Woodridge) won by pin (6:59) in his first action of the day.

Following tomorrow’s round, the Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, January 19 at Ohio Athletic Conference rival and nationally-ranked Heidelberg University at 7:30 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio.

Yeowomen Sweep ONU & Kenyon
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By Mike Mancini

Gambier, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s swimming and diving team defeated both Ohio Northern University and NCAC foe Kenyon College on Friday evening. The men’s team swam hard, but was upended by both teams. 

The Yeowomen took down the Polar Bears 137.5-105.5 and knocked off the Ladies 152-74. 

“It was a very good meet and we responded well from having our training trip cut short,” Head Coach Mark Fino said. “It was a good start to the second part of our season as we begin to prepare for conference.”

The Oberlin foursome of Laura FriesKrista CurrierKate Melanson andDanica Watson got things started on the right foot by winning the 400-yard medley relay in 4:13.05. 

Rookie sensation Grace Aheron blistered the field in the 1000-yard free with a mark of 10:57.13, which was over eight seconds faster than the second-place finisher. She later returned to claim the top spot in the 200-yard IM with a timestamp of 2:13.76, before added her third win of the night in the 500-yard free by touching in at 5:21.19. 

Returning to the boards after spending the first semester abroad, juniorChristine Martin wasted no time in making an impact by winning the 3-meter event with 190.43 points. 

After her strong performance as the anchor in the 400-yard medley relay, Watson added a win in the 100-yard free with a time of 56.64.

The clique of Shannon Gallagher, Melanson, Sara Kadi and Flora Samisended the meet the way it started by winning the 400-yard free relay in 3:47.31.

The Yeomen fell to the Polar Bears 159-78 and the Lords 114-75. 

Freshman James Foust continued his impressive rookie campaign with a win in the 100-yard free as he completed the course in 49.44. He also placed second in the 50-yard free at 22.53.

Junior Jon Vimr checked in second in the 200-yard free after he stopped the clock at 1:50.22. He also ended third in the 100-yard free at 50.68. 

Oberlin returns to action next Friday when its travels to John Carroll for a 6 p.m. dual meet.

Eagles top Wildcats in front of 

SRO crowd in first St. Ed-St. 

Ignatius basketball meeting of

the season; free throws down

the stretch make the difference 

Jan. 15, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD – As usual whenever St. Edward and St. Ignatius meet in any kind of contest from football to hang gliding, tonight’s basketball affair between the Eagles and Wildcats was an exciting one from beginning to end, the hosts sending their arch rivals down in defeat for the first time this year, 59-54.


St. Edward (8-3) clearly won it at the foul line as the Eagles made theirs in the fourth quarter and the ‘Cats (7-1) missed some key ones down the stretch, in front of a standing room only crowd of 2,000 fans in the Eagle Nest.


“There’s no doubt that they were tough at the line and we gave up too much, missing ones we needed to have at the line,” Ignatius coach Sean O’Toole said. “As fundamental as it sounds, parents are always harping on their kids to go back and practice their free throws. All the other things don’t mean squat if those throws don’t go down.”


Actually, St. Edward was the one in foul trouble in the second half as big men Matt Stainbrook and James Price both picked up their third fouls with still more than six minutes to play and Ignatius was shooting in the double bonus long before the Eagles were.


In the final 3:58, St. Ed made 12 of 16 free throws, while Iggy missed four out of 11 tosses in all of the fourth quarter and also made it to the line only three times in the last three and a half minutes. Also Tyler Hammond and Vito Sasic fouled out when the ‘Cats were forced to send the Eagles to the line in the final two minutes.


The 6-foot-9 Stainbrook was fouled three times in the last four minutes and made five of six tosses to preserve a lead the Eagles gained on a Ryan Angers basket with six minutes to go and never relinquished.


“We don’t require Ryan to score a lot for us, but when he does it is merely a bonus for us,” said St. Ed coach Eric Flannery of Angers, the 5-7 point guard. “He does so many other things for us that he does not need to score.”


In the third quarter alone, the lead changed hands four times and the game was tied four times. The Wildcats led after three frames, 40-39, when Tom Parker hit a shot with two seconds left in the period.


The Eagles tied it at 41 on a Price basket and the ‘Cats got it back on a Hammond free throw before Anger gave the Eagles the lead for good.


St. Ignatius bolted out to a 6-0 lead to start the game and led by as much as seven points in the first quarter and by 11 at the onset of the second quarter when Kyle Wise canned a couple of three pointers, but the Eagles kept clawing back each time. Delbert Love and Kyle Pisco pumped in a couple three pointers in the final minute and a half of he first half  to help make it a four-point game at the midway point, 27-23.


The Eagles and Wildcats will meet again next month on the official and original President Lincoln’s Birthday.

Listen to post game interview of St. Ignatius coach Sean O’Toole conducted by Eddie Dwyer, Larry Sheehe, Norm Weber and Bob Migra by clicking hyper link below:


Listen to post game interview of St. Edward center Matt Stainbrook conducted by Norm Weber and Bob Migra by downloading link below:


Listen to post game interview of St. Edward coach Eric Flannery conducted by Norm Weber, Larry Sheehe and Bob Migra by clicking and downloading below.



St. Ed JV hoopsters nip 

arch-rival St. Ignatius by two, 

52-50, as last second shot

falls short

Jan. 15, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




LAKEWOOD – A fourth-quarter surge enabled St. Edward’s junior varsity basketball team to overcome a 40-38 third quarter deficit and post a 52-50 win over arch rival St. Ignatius here tonight at St. Ed Gym.


Eagle sophomore James Crawford sank a pair of free throws with 6:30 left in the game to tie it at 40 and begin a 10-0 St. Ed run. Within that run, a Kirkland Bryant basket with six minutes to go gave the Eagles the lead for good.


The Wildcats came to within two points three times in the final two minutes of the game, but could not tie it nor regain the lead they maintained a good portion of the third quarter.


Derek Sloan made it 48-46 with 1:42 to go for the Wildcats, but then the Eagles got it right back at the other end when Bryant fired a pass from just beyond the half court line all the way down to baseline, where an awaiting Chris Jones took the crisp pass and converted to make it 50-46 with 50 seconds to play.


Sloan, a freshman, stole the ball at half court, went all the way for the dunk and was fouled on the way up. He missed the free throw, but the Cats were back to within two with 17 seconds to play.


Immediately, the Wildcats fouled, sending Crawford to the line with the Eagles in the bones but not the double bonus. Crawford made both ends of the one and one for another four-point St. Ed lead.


Blake Thomas hit a pair with six seconds to play for Iggy at the other end. Again, the Cats were able to make the quick foul, Kevin Boyer missed the front end of the one and one and Iggy called time with two seconds to play.


The Wildcats had enough time to get the ball down court and inside the arc, but Brett Hornung missed the 15-foot shot he took in a rush and a hand in his face and the Eagles packed in the win at home.


World Team to sport 31 

Canadians against USA Junior 

team in two weeks for near 

rematch of last summer's World 

Junior Gold Medal game in 


Jan. 15, 2010

From International Federation of American Football Wire Services

(Note: this was originally published in the Montreal Gazette last week and distributed through the IFAF news service this week. Team USA in that game will feature St. Ignatius quarterback Mark Myers, who was playing tonight for the basketball Wildcats against arch rival St. Edward. . The USA team that topped Canada last summer was coached by St. Ignatius' Chuck Kyle).

PARIS - Canadians dominated the roster announced Wednesday for the World team battling USA Football's junior national team in a game later this month in Florida.

World team coach Jan Jenmert selected 31 football players from Canada aged 19 and under to be part of the 45-man roster chosen from International Federation of American Football (IFAF) member countries.

“Selecting only 45 players from the list of quality players who were recommended is a difficult task, but I believe we have assembled a balanced group who will be competitive,” said Jenmert.

“We listened to the opinions of coaches from around the world, watched film and measured each player's personal strengths to make our selections and now look forward to coming together as a unit for the first time on Jan. 24 to prepare to face USA Football's Team USA.”

The game, which is part of the National Football League's Pro Bowl week, will follow AFC and NFC Pro Bowl practices on Jan. 30 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

The World team, which was compiled from a provisional list of 100 players nominated by IFAF federations, also includes players from Sweden (three), Japan (three), American Samoa (two), Australia, France, Germany and Mexico.

Leading the team is quarterback Jeremi Doyon-Roch of Montreal, who connected on 33 of 56 attempts for 423 yards and four touchdowns in three games last June at the 2009 IFAF junior world championship in Canton,_Ohio.

“It is a great honour to be part of this elite team and event, which will showcase some of the best players in the world,” said Doyon-Roch, a standout at Montreal's Vanier College. “It is a once in a lifetime experience that I will make good use of. It will be another great opportunity for me to measure myself against the American elite of my age and having played against Team USA in Canton, I know it should be a fast and high intensity game.”

Canadian players named to World team: Cameron Wade, DB, Arcadia University; Guillame Bourassa, RB, College Champlain Lennoxville; Dillon Guy, OL, College Champlain Lennoxville; Danny Groulx, OL, College Champlain Lennoxville; Christian Walcott, LB, Concordia University; Jerit Lambert, WR, Edmonton Wildcats; Jacob Ruby, OL, Fork Union Military Academy; Alex Anthony WR Laurier University; Adam Thibault, WR, Laval University; Cody Lynch, DB, McMaster University.

Matt Sewell, OL, McMaster University; Tyler Crapigna, K, Ottawa Myers Riders; Mike Dubuisson, DB, Saint Leonard Cougars; Dylan Hollohan, DB, St Francis Xavier University; Brandon Bridge, QB, St. Marcellinus High School; Steven Lumbala, RB, University of Calgary; Soonbum Cha, DB, University of Ottawa; Tyler Sawyer, LB, University of Ottawa; Jeff Hassler, RB, University of Saskatchewan; Ben Heenan, OL, University of Saskatchewan.

Cam Redl, OL, University of Saskatchewan; Joel Seutter, DL, University of Saskatchewan; Jerod McCrory, LB, University of Western Ontario; Scott Janz, DB, University of Western Ontario; Marcus Babic, LB, University of Western Ontario; David Lee, DL, University of Western Ontario; Byron Perez-Archambault, LB, Vanier College; Jeremi Doyon-Roch, QB, Vanier College; James Sifakis, FB, Vanier College; Julian Bailey, WR, Vanier College; Mehdi Abdesmad, DL, Vieux Montreal Spartiates.

Vikings to take two-game tour 

through Hoosier state

Jan. 15, 2010

By Brian McCann

-- SETTING THE SCENE:  Cleveland State concludes its brief two-game road swing through the state of Indiana when the Vikings travel to Valparaiso on Saturday, Jan. 16 beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. EST) in the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valparaiso campus. The game is the Horizon League Game of the Week and will be televised throughout the midwest by the Horizon League Network and in Ohio by SportsTime Ohio, with Will Haskett and Adam Coppinger providing the commentary.  The Vikings (7-11, 3-3) had their three-game Horizon League win streak snapped at No. 22 Butler on Thursday night (64-55). Valparaiso (7-11, 2-4) is entering the game on a high note, upending Youngstown State, 70-66, on Thursday night.  Cleveland State owns a 26-7 lead in the all-time series, including victories in all five games since Valparaiso joined the Horizon League for the 2007-08 season.  The Vikings are 12-4 in games played at Valparaiso.

PREVIEWING CLEVELAND STATE:  Gary Waters finds himself in a bit of a rebuilding season for the Vikings after posting the first back-to-back 20 win seasons since the late 1980's.  With just two starters and four players back who saw significant action last year, Waters has had to incorporate eight new players into the lineup this season.  The starting lineup is built around guard Norris Cole (16.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.4 apg), a first team preseason all-league choice this year who ranks fourth in the league in scoring, and small forward D'Aundray Brown (7.6, 5.4), the lone returning starters from a season ago.  The strength of the returners is at guard where sophomores Jeremy Montgomery (12.1, 1.7 apg) and Trevon Harmon (10.3, 2.1) are back with each landing a spot in the starting lineup.

Trevon Harmon

Trevor Harmon

Injuries to sophomore Josh McCoy (0.8, 1.0) and JC transfer Lance James (2.0, 1.0 apg) have hurt the depth at guard, allowing freshman Anthony Wells (1.7, 1.1) to see his first playing time.  Brown is firmly entrenched at small forward with redshirt freshman Charlie Woods (0.9, 0.4 apg) and redshirt freshman Tim Kamczyc (2.1, 2.2 rpg) also capable of seeing time at the position.

D'Aundray Brown 


Sophomore Joe Latas is the lone returner inside and he and  JC transfer Jared Cunningham (6.8, 3.2) spell sophomore Aaron Pogue (6.8, 6.5) at center.  First-year sophomore Nigel Ajere (6.0, 4.0) and junior Kevin Anderson (1.4, 0.7) are both capable of seeing minutes.

Jared Cunningham


TV TIMEOUT:  Saturday's game at Valparaiso is the Horizon League Game of the Week and will be televised throughout the midwest by the Horizon League Network, including throughout Ohio on SportsTime Ohio. It is the 10th of what should be at least 14 games that will be available to Viking fans on either a national or regional basis and the third of seven games on STO.

AJERE OUT:  Sophomore forward Nigel Ajere will not return to the Vikings after sitting out the last six games for personal reasons. Ajere is not enrolled for spring semester classes at CSU, which will begin on Saturday (Jan. 16).  A starter in two of the 12 games that he played in, Ajere averaged 6.7 points and 6.4 rebounds a game.

CSU IN THE NCAA STATS:  Cleveland State received several mentions in the most recent NCAA men's basketball statistics, which were released on Monday (Jan. 11).  As a team, the Vikings are 15th nationally in steals (9.8 spg), 33rd in turnover margin (+3.9) and 52nd in free throw percentage (.729).  Individually, D'Aundray Brown ranks 10th nationally in steals (2.8 spg).

THEY AREN'T SAD TO SEE HIM GO:  One player that nobody at Valparaiso will miss on Saturday is J'Nathan Bullock, who graduated from CSU after leading the Vikings in scoring in all four seasons.  There was no opponent that Bullock excelled better against than the Crusaders, averaging 20.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in the five games he played against them.  Bullock shot .643 from the field (36-56), .636 from three-point (7-11) and .800 from the line (24-30).  He was even better in the two games last year, averaging 27.0 points while shooting .792 from the field (19-24) and .824 from the line (14-17).

In battle of Cleveland,

Case Reserve aqua men

and women sweep


By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were swept at Cleveland cross-town rivalCase Western Reserve University tonight (Friday, January 15, 2010) in University Circle. The Yellow Jacket men lost 175 to 117 and the women fell 190 to 68.

The B-W men fall to 3-7 overall and the women are 0-10. The Jackets are back in action on Friday, January 22 at Hiram College at 6:00 p.m. B-W also hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University on Saturday, January 23 at the B-W Natatorium at 1:00 p.m. in Berea.

For the men, junior Hector Diaz (El Paso, Texas/ Cathedral) was a double-winner in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.60) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:10.14). Sophomore Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peter's) placed first in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.23. Four-time All-American junior diver Todd Richert (North Royalton) won the one-meter event with 309.10 points and the three-meter event with 300.20 points. The 400-yard free relay team of Null, senior Jordan Irwin (Westerville/ Westerville South), junior Matt Diamond (Ashtabula/ Lakeside) and junior Ryan Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) won with a time of 3:28.72.

On the women's side, Hillary Stahl (Granville) placed first in the 200 IM in 2:41.23 and Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville) won the one-meter dive with 229.70 points. The 400-yard free relay team of Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth), Danielle Miller (Van Wert), Jessica LaFave (Beavercreek) and Gabby Parker (Girard, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) touched the wall first in 4:10.55.

Track Does Well in First Meet of 2010
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Oberlin, Ohio –
 The Oberlin College track and field team turned in many strong runs against Thiel College on Friday night at John W. Heisman Field House. 

“It was good to get back out there and compete,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “This was just the first of many steps in preparing us for conference.”

Senior Clara Shaw won both the 500-meter dash (1:20.02) and 1000-meter run (3:03.82) to guide the Yeowomen.

Solomon Turner turned in a pair of wins for the Yeomen as he won the 55-meter dash in 6.71 and the 200-meter dash in 23.01. 

Seth Wimberly (500-meter dash/1:06.9), Alexander Krichels (1000-meter run/2:45.05) and Eric Line (mile/4:39.63) also added wins for the Yeomen.

Oberlin will return to action on Saturday, January 23, at Baldwin-Wallace College.