A Page -- Nov. 13, 2010

Walsh alum Mike Nanchoff

Walsh Jesuit alum Mike Nanchoff 

gets more active as Akron advances 

to MAC final again 

Nov. 12, 2010

By Norm Weber

Special To The Plain Dealer

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

(Note: This story was supposed to appear in the Plain Dealer this morning but the PD was having problems with its servers in receiving emails)

AKRON – The University of Akron, the No. 2 ranked team in the country, advanced to Sunday’s championship match against tonight’s Western Michigan-Bowling Green winner with a 3-1 win over Buffalo in the Mid American Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinals today here in Lee R. Jackson Soccer Field.

After some back and forth play at the onset of the match, Walsh Jesuit alumnus and MAC All League First Teamer Mike Nanchoff took a pass from Darren Mattocks off a quick re-start and scored the match’s first goal with a straight-on shot out top from 20 yards at 28:45.

Nanchoff was one of nine Zips (17-1-1) on the MAC first team (announced today) headed up by league MVP Darlington Nagbe, a St. Edward alumnus and Lakewood resident. The goal was Nanchoff’s eighth of the season, leaving him in second on the team in goals scored behind Mattocks.

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Also, Nanchoff now has 24 points, also second on the Zips. He was active on this night, with a match-high six shots, including two of those on goal.

“It was a good thing that coach moved me around in the formation in the first half, putting me closer to the middle so that I could create more on offense,” said Nanchoff, a North Royalton native. “We really did not start off slow, but just had to get a feel for the game and once we got the first goal, we were able to dictate the way things would go the rest of the night.”

Actually, it was Akron’s first shot on goal of the match. The score stood through the rest of the first half as the No. 1 tourney seed Zips left the pitch at halftime with a 1-0 lead. It also remained as the only shot on goal of the half for the Zips and one of two by both teams total in the 45 minutes of the match.

The Zips came out attacking in the second half. Nagbe, who just received the MVP honor today and is one of the top three contenders in the country for the Hermann Trophy, and CVCA alum Ben Speas both missed just wide with quality opportunity shots in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Speas

“It is good for all of us to be honored like that and to know that we have a lot of respect around the league,” said Nagbe. “Right now we are focused on our team goals and will let all of that sink in once the season is over and we have accomplished everything we want to accomplish. We were happy with our offensive effort and getting three goals tonight.”

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Nagbe

Finally at the 68:28 mark of the match, the Zips scored their second goal with University School alumnus Chris Korb, an All-MAC second-team selection, assisting and Mattocks scoring the goal from six yards away from the net.

Korb took a hard shot from 20 yards that ricocheted right off the keeper and to Mattocks, who eased in the gimme’. After it all settled, it turned out to be the match-winning goal.

Scott Caldwell scored right off a direct kick from 20 yards at 88:22 for the insurance goal. Buffalo added a goal 19 seconds later.

In the first half, Nanchoff took a free kick from about 30 yards at 19:10, launching it inside to Perry Kitchen, who missed just wide with the header attempt.

Nanchoff had another shot from about 30 yards that went high in the 27th minute and again high from about 10 yards in the 30th minute. He also missed just wide with a 15-foot left footer at the 43-minute mark.


Pins by Woodridge Alum Andrew 

Scavuzzo, Lake's Ryan Jones Big 

Help as Yellow Jacket Wrestlers

Beat Cleveland Cross-Town 

Rival CWRU, 31-15 

CLEVELAND (
University Circle)--  Behind pins by senior 174-pounder Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) and junior 285-pounder Ryan Jones (Uniontown/Lake), the Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team defeated Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University, 31-15, today (Saturday, November 13, 2010) in Horsbaugh Gymnasium in University Circle in the season-opening dual match for the Yellow Jackets.

Scavuzzo


B-W, which opened its season with a strong finish last Saturday (Nov. 6) at the Messiah (Pa.) College Tournament, is now 1-0 in dual matches and next competes on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the University of Mount Union Duals in Alliance. The first round begins at 11:00 a.m.

Jones

In addition to Scavuzzo and Jones, senior 165-pounder Korey Leonard (Kinsman/Pymatuning) by a 17-7 major decison. B-W aslo scored wins by decision from junior 125-pounder Jeremy Dombrady (Copley), junior 141-pounder Grant Steward (Columbus/Worthington), and sophomore 197-pounder Joseph Georgian (Eastlake/Villa-St. Joseph). In addition, freshman Andrew Taylor (Columbus/Worthington Kilbourne) picked up a forefit win at 133 pounds.

For the season, Scavuzzo is now 5-0 overall and has two pins. Jones is 3-2 with three pins, while Leonhard, Dombrady and Taylor are all 4-2. Georgian and Steward both improved to 3-2 overall.


Fourteen Cleveland area 

Student/Athletes 

earn All OAC honors in men's soccer

North Royalton native Joe Ciacchi of John Carroll, Wellington resident Christian Huelsman from Ohio Northern, Brunswick’s Cory Buhrman from Heidelberg, Walsh Jesuit grad Jake Milli from John Carroll, and Stow High product Jeff Grater of Baldwin-Wallace made first team All Ohio Athletic Conference in men’s soccer.

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(L to r) Huelsman, Mueller, Matejka

 

Also making the second team were Andy Thompson (Baldwin-Wallace Jr. D) from Huron, Tyler Leister (Baldwin-Wallace Sr. F) from Stow High and Munroe Falls, Carlin Vandendriessche (Baldwin-Wallace Jr. F) from Medina, Pat Brennan (B-W So., MF) from Akron and Walsh Jesuit, and Chris Matejka (Ohio Northern So., MF) from Spencer and Cloverleaf High.

 

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Carlin Vandendriessche 

Jeff Kosek (John Carroll Sr. F Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.), John Molnar (Muskingum Sr. F Parma), Abrim Mueller (Ohio Northern Jr. D Akron/Walsh Jesuit), and Kevin Cindric (Mount Union Jr. F Willowick/Eastlake North) made honorable mention.

Cecil Shorts III(Cleveland/Collinwood) returned a punt for a touchdown and caught three touchdown passes in the regular season finale against Muskingum (Photo by JT Higgins).

Shorts

Collinwood alum Cecil Shorts III 

scores four TDs as Mount 

claims outright OAC title; its 

19th straight

November 13, 2010 

By Lenny Reich


ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) eclipsed 4,000 career yards in receiving and had his first collegiate four-touchdown game -- three on receptions and one on a punt return -- as the No. 2 ranked Mount Union football team defeated Muskingum, 52-0, to claim the outright Ohio Athletic Conference championship.

Shorts


The Purple Raiders posted their 53rd consecutive regular season victory as they move to 10-0 overall and 9-0. They have won a share of 19 straight OAC titles -- the last 17 outright -- and 22 total.

Shorts finished with seven catches for 106 yards while sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) ran 14 times for 90 yards and two scores.

Sophomore quarterback Neal Seamon (Louisville/Louisville) completed 19 of 27 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted once.

Shorts received touchdown passes of 23 and 19 yards from Seaman, helping Mount Union take a 17-0 first-quarter lead.


Sophomore kicker Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) provided the Raiders' other points in the opening period with a 27-yard field goal.


Murray got in on the action in the second quarter, scoring 9- and 1-yard touchdown runs, which extended Mount Union's advantage to 31-0.

Shorts then returned a punt 54 yards, giving the hosts a 38-0 lead at intermission, before pushing the Raider lead to 45-0 with a 9-yard reception from Seaman.

Junior running back Zac Lemmon (Granville/Granville) provided Mount Union's final touchdown on a 23-yard run in the third quarter.

In total, the Raiders outgained the Fighting Muskies, 451-108.

Defensively, Mount Union recorded three sacks and three turnovers.

Junior defensive lineman Chris Favazzo (Blacklick/Columbus-St. Charles Prep) was the Purple Raiders' leading tackler with six stops.


John Carroll Defeats Cross-Town 


Rival Baldwin-Wallace, 31-28, in 


Annual Battle for Gold Bowl Trophy 


in University Heights


BEREA, OHIO – John Carroll University sophomore running back DaQuan Grobsmith  ran for a career-high 187 yards in 20 attempts and scored three touchdowns as the Blue Streaks defeated Ohio Athletic Conference and Cleveland cross-town rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 31-28, today (Saturday, November 13, 2010) on Wasmer Field in the Don Shula Stadium in University Heights in the Annual Battle for the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Trophy Game. 

The Blue Streaks led 14-7 after one quarter, 24-14 at halftime and 31-21 after three stanzas.

With its win, JCU ends its regular season at 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the.  The win also ties the all-time series at 23-23-4 and the Gold Bowl Series, which began in 1989, at 11-11.  B-W ends its season at 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the OAC and has now recorded 41 winning seasons in the past 44 years.

The Blue Streaks opened the  scoring and took a 7-0 lead at the 13:29 mark when Grobsmith ran nine yards for a touchdown and senior placekicker Justin Fink added the PAT. The TD was set up by a 35-yard kick return to open the game and then a 47-yard pass from junior quarterback Devin O’Brien to senior wide receiver Frank Ross on the first play from scrimmage.

B-W tied the score at 7-7 with 7:57 left in the first quarter when sophomore QB Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) threw a 7-yard TD pass to junior tight end Aaron Hurd (Tiffin/ Columbian) and senior PK Brad Polock (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) kicked the PAT.  The drive capped a 13-play, 82-yard drive in 5:32.

Following an interception of an O’Rourke pass, the Blue Streaks grabbed a 14-7 lead when Grobsmith scored his second TD of the game, this time on a 3-yard run, to cap a 2-play and 34-yard drive in just 27 seconds. Sophomore PK Brad Marchese then added the PAT.

JCU increased its lead to 21-7 with 14:12 left in the second quarter when Grobsmith scored his third TD of the game, this one an 8-yarder, to cap a 7-play and 74-yard drive in 2:34. Marchese then added his second PAT kick. The key play on the drive was a 23-yard scramble and run by O’Brien.
JCU extended its lead to 24-7 with a 19-yard field goal by Marchese to cap a 9-play and 76-yard drive in 4:33.

B-W used some trickery to close to within 24-14 at the 1:32 mark when O’Rouke sent a lateral behind the line of scrimmage to senior WR Anthony Fairhurst (Ashland/ Senior) who then threw a 41-yard scoring strike to senior RB Kyrell Crook (Columbus/ St. Francis deSales). Pollock’s PAT kick capped a 4-play and 57-yard drive in 1:40.

    Fairhurst

Following a 62-yard second half kick return by Yellow Jacket freshman WR/DB Kevin Johnson (Garfield Hts./ Cleveland St. Ignatius) to the JCU 32-ard line, B-W  travelled the final 32 yards in seven plays with O’Rourke going the final six to the endzone. Pollock’s third PAT kick of the game closed the JCU Lead to 24-21 with 11:39 left.

The Blue Streaks regained their 10-point advantage at 31-21 with 3:00 left in the third stanza when Ross ran five yards to the enzone and Marchese’s PAT kick capped a 9-play and 74-yard drive in 4:20. The big play was a 30-yard run by Grobsmith on a broken play when he seemed stopped on four separate occasions.

B-W closed the gap to 31-24 with 1:05 left when Crook scored on a 1-yard run to cap a 12-play and 66-yard drive and Pollock added his fourth PAT kick of the game.

B-W then attempted on onside kick. Ross fielded it and then momentarily fumbled it before recovering his own bobble.

Overall, JCU outgained B-W, 420-404, in a game that featured 17 penalties for 208 yards, including many questionable calls and many that came at critical times such as one sideline infraction on each team.

B-W was led offensively by O’Rourke, RBs in Crook and junior John McGraw (North Ridgeville).  O’Rourke completed 17-of-26 passes for 161 yards with one TD and one interception. Crook ran for 83 yards in 18 attempts with a TD and caught the 41-yard TD pass from Fairhurst.  Sophomore WR Aaron Manders (Toledo/ Cardinal Stritch) and freshman WR Josiah Holt (Elyria/ Grafton/ Midview) tied for team honors with four catches each. On defense, junior linebacker J.J. Laseak (Mentor) and senior All-OAC middle linebacker Ryan Kish (Amherst/ Marion Steele) led the defense with 11 and 10 tackles, respectively. 

Holt

In addition to Grobsmith, O’Brien ran for 102 yards in 19 attempts and completed six-of-14 passes for 114 yards.  On defense, junior LB C.J. Seitzinger led all tacklers with 17.

Today’s B-W vs. JCU game was taped and will be televised tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 14 by SportsTime Ohio at 12:00 noon. This is the final of six televised B-W football contests in 2010. B-W has televised more small college events on regional and national cable TV than any other Division III school. To view all previous televised and archived B-W football, soccer, basketball and wrestling broadcasts, please visit the B-W web site at www.bw.edu/athletics/video/.


Two Yeomen Garner All-Region Honors
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Holland, Mich. – Junior Ben Schild and sophomore Eric Line each earned all-region honors to highlight the day for the Oberlin College men’s cross country team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship meet. 

As a team, the Yeomen placed 13th overall with 322 points. 

It was Schild who was the first Yeoman to complete the 8K trek – doing so in 25:40.9 to finish 21st overall. Line followed in closely behind a 25:42.3 to finish one spot back. 

“It was exciting to have two of our guys get all-region,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “It has been a long time since that has happened and shows how far our men’s team has come.”

Junior Stephen Williams was the third Oberlin finisher, checking in 49th overall with a mark of 26:15.7.

Derek Lange (27:01.1/109th) and Albert Davila (27:07.3/121st) rounded the Yeomen placers. 

Calvin College won the event with 57 points. 

 

 

 

 


St. Ed manhandles Glenville to 
advance to regional title game against Solon

Nov. 13, 2010

Norm Weber

Editor

Student/Athlete-Cleveland

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

PARMA – St. Edward did a shear manhandling of Glenville tonight on Byers Field in Bob Boulton Stadium, pounding the Tarblooders, 42-22, to advance to next week’s regional Division I football championship game against Solon.

The Eagles overcame a twp-point halftime deficit and simply creamed Glenville in the second half in all phases of the game to remain unbeaten at 12-0 and send their victims home for the winter, spring and summer at 11-1.


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Glenville scored first, taking a 3-0 lead on a 28-yard field goal by Marlon Worthington with 6:49 to go in the first quarter. The Tarblooders moved into the Red Zone on a 38-yard pass from Cardale Jones to Nick Davis on a third-down play.

That lead was short lived as the Eagles grabbed the lead on their next possession. The first touchdown of the game was set up on a 43-yard run by Terrell Bates, giving the Eagles a first and goal inside the five-yard line.


Reggie Terrell scored on a one-yard run with 4:58 to in the first quarter. Mike DiNunzio stayed perfect for the season on PAT attempts, making it 7-3.

Glenville drove down the St. Ed six and then on a third-and-two play was hit with a moment of disorganization and had to call for a timeout.

The Eagles held on third down and then on fourth down appeared to have Jones trapped behind the line of the scrimmage, but the Tarblooder signal caller slivered out of the pack, pushed forward and emerged out of a large scrum of players and into the end zone with one second left to make it 10-7.

St. Ed would have none of that as quarterback Kevin Burke engineered a disciplined, diligent and patient drive to enable his club to grab back the lead, 14-10.

The Tarblooders started out with a healthy defensive series, Darnell Howard muscling through for his second tackle for loss of the evening near midfield. 

Bates

Listen to post-game interview with St. Ed Student/Athlete Terrell Bates from tonight’s Eagles-Tarblooders’ game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

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The Eagles then went to the French pastry as Bates threw to Burke after getting the handoff and got 11 yards on the play. Burke then sneaked for first down on fourth and inches and for a 14-yard gain on the keeper to get his offense into the Red Zone.

Grant

 Listen to post-game interview with St. Ed Student/Athlete Sam Grant from tonight’s Eagles-Tarblooders’ game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

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Burke threw 13 yards to tight end Sam Grant for the TD that (along with DiNunzio’s sure kick) made it 14-10 midway through the second quarter.

 Listen to post-game interview with St. Ed Student/Athlete Phil Smith from tonight’s Eagles-Tarblooders’ game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

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Phil Smith intercepted Jones and gave the Eagles another first down in Glenville territory, but this time the Tarblooders stood tall on fourth and short on a defensive series that had Alex Pace turn in his second tackle for loss of the game.

Smith

Glenville took a 16-14 halftime lead when Jones threw 17 yards to Davis with 1:08 left in the half.  Smith blocked the extra point attempt.

The rest of the first half had some bizarre happenings, but no scoring. Valaugn Griggs intercepted a Burke pass and then Glenville drove into the Red Zone. Jones copped a free timeout with 14 seconds left when he broke to tie his shoe.


On fourth down with three seconds left, Glenville lined up for a field goal, but a bad snap found Rob Coury pick up the ball for Eds and head toward the end zone before getting hauled down at the Glenville five to end the half.

The runback that came up five yards short was an omen for Glenville. The first defensive TD of the game came when Cory Blackstock intercepted a Jones pass and ran it back 85 yards for a score making it 21-16 in favor of Eds.

It rattled the Tarblooders. First Darryl Render sacked Jones and then Deonte Gibson put the quarterback hurry on him, forcing him to throw an interception to Coury, giving the Eagles possession in Glenville territory with eight minutes to go in the third quarter.

It set up Burke’s second TD pass of the game, this one of 18 yards to Chris Connors. DiNunzio added the point to get to 55 of 55 on the season on PAT attempts. The Eagles had the biggest lead of the game by either team up to that point, 12 points, a 28-16 bulge with 6:20 to go in the third.


Bates and Burke scored on runs in the fourth quarter, the latter’s set up on an Avery Bailey interception.l



Chinn’s Third Place Finish Leads 

B-W Women’s Cross Country Team

to Seventh Place at NCAA Regional 

Meet; Men Finish 16th

Nov. 13, 2010

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – Senior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) earned All-Region honors as she finished third overall of 240 women as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s cross country team placed seventh and the men finished 16th today (Saturday, November 13) at the 2010 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championship Meet, hosted by Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
Chinn

Chinn’s third place individual finish advances her to next Saturday’s NCAA Division III National Championship Meet hosted by Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.  In addition, sophomore Sarah Rospert (Milan/Edison) earned All-Region honors with a 32nd place finish. The men’s team was paced by sophomore Kenny Janosko (Mentor) who placed 24th to earn All-Region status as well. The top 35 runners in each race earned All-Region status.

The women had 261 total points and the men scored 468 points as Calvin (Mich.) College won both the men’s and women’s team titles.

Chinn led the B-W women as she covered the six kilometer course at West Ottawa Golf Club in 21:40.9. Rospert followed Chinn with a time of 22:53.1.  Next for the Yellow Jackets was sophomore Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) who finished in a time of 23:32.3 to place 58th overall. Senior Katie White (Berea) finished 77th in 23:50.5 and freshman Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/Midview) rounded out the top-5 with a 91st place finish in 24:04.7.

Also running for the B-W women were senior Karin Coyne (Columbia Station/Columbia) who was 109th in 24:15.9 and freshman Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/South) who ran a time of 24:17.5 to finish 113th.

Janosko led the way for the Jacket men by placing 24th of 240 total runners as he completed the 8K course in 25:47.8.  Junior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/Calvert) was second for B-W in 40th, crossing the line in 26:03.2. In addition, junior Tom Wilkin (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) finished 118th in 27.04.4, sophomore Nick Jeffers (South Amherst/Firelands) was 135th in 27.20.9 and freshman Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) rounded out the B-W scoring in 151st with a time of 27.39.3.

Also competing in the race for B-W were sophomore David Gerding (Strongsville) who was 155th in 27:41.5 and sophomore Andy Ventura (Avon) who was 161st with a time of 27:50.1.


Spartan Women Third, Men Seventh 

at NCAA Division III Great Lakes 

Regional

HOLLAND, MI – Senior Justine Jeroski (Murrysville, PA/Franklin) placed fifth overall to earn an automatic berth to nationals and helped lead the Case Western Reserve women’s cross country team to a third-place finish in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Cross Country Regional at Hope College on Saturday, November 13. The Spartan men finished seventh out of 33 competing teams in their half of the regional.

Jeroski’s time of 21:47.1 earned her an auto bid for the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The Spartan women also have positioned themselves for an at-large berth to the championships.

Calvin College (MI) took titles in both regional races, as the men won for the 15th straight time and the women’s team took their third straight regional. Both winning teams and the runners-up receive automatic team bids to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Wabash College (IN) men and Hope College (MI) women will advance to the national meet after placing second. The NCAA will announce the at-large qualifiers tomorrow evening.

The women’s team finished with 115 points, just 12 points off of the second-place pace set by Hope (103) complete with three top 25 finishers. All five Spartan scorers were in the top 40 overall.
Following Jeroski, junior Natalia Cabrera (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) turned in a 13th-place effort with her time of 22:25.2. Senior Bettina Kaphingst (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) was 25th in a time of 22:43.4 and joined Cabrera on the all-region team.
Shaker's Natalia Cabrera

Rounding out the scoring for the women, freshman Brooke Simpson (Solon, OH/Solon) finished 35th in 22:55.0 and senior Andrea Fischione (Export, PA/Franklin) crossed the line in 22:56.9 for a 37th place result.
Solon's Brooke Simpson 

On the men’s side, Case placed seventh on the strength of a 220 team score and three top 40 finishes.

Sophomore Chris Kelly (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) placed 31st overall to lead the team with a time of 25:58.3, while seniors David Carter (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) and Robert Ontko (Houston, TX/Strake) came across the line next for the Spartans. Carter posted a time of 25:59.9 and registered a finish of 36th, while Ontko ran a 26:00.2 to finish in 38th position overall.
Twinsburg's Kelly

Bera's Wade
Junior Chris Wade (Berea, OH/Berea) and senior Bobby Voigt (Galloway, OH/HilliardDarby) rounded out the scoring for the Spartans, finishing in 54th and 61st place, respectively. Wade recorded a time of 26:22.3, while Voigt clocked in at 26:30.2.



Johnson Wins Regional Meet; Yeowomen Fourth
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Holland, Mich. – Senior Joanna Johnson remained unbeaten as she won the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship meet, however, the Yeowomen missed an automatic berth to nationals by placing fourth as a team with 149 points. 

Johnson checked in at 21:14, which was 13 seconds faster than second-place finisher Alison Steinbrunner of Ohio Northern University. 

Joining Johnson as an all-region performer was first-year standout Molly Martorella as she finished 16th overall with a mark of 22:31.9.

“Everyone ran well and competed hard,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “I am just hoping this isn’t going to be our last race of the season.”

By placing fourth the Yeowomen are in consideration for an at-large bid into the NCAA Championship. “I think it is really going to come down to the final one or two spots and hopefully we find ourselves in the field,” Appenheimer added. 

With two Yeowomen already finished, the first of a trio of Oberlin harriers to come through the chute was sophomore Sara Terashima as she completed the 6K course in 23:05.8, finishing 43rd overall. Teammate Caroline Martinfollowed in close behind at 23:07.7 to finish one spot back. The final Yeowoman of the pack was sophomore Kristina Witcher who stopped the clock at 23:08.9 to end in 45th place. 

Oberlin will find out its championship fate from the NCAA tomorrow afternoon.
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