Track Breaks Records
by Zach Pretzer
Oberlin College womens and mens indoor track and field
teams traveled to Denison University on Mar. 1 and 2 to compete
in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The women
made their mark on the conference, finishing third, while the men
Yeowomen finished with 122.0 points, just 17.5 points behind the
leader, Allegheny College.
Oberlin had four individuals, as well as a relay team, rack up first
place finishes. Junior sprinter Courtney Stackhouse not only won
the 55-meter dash, but set an Oberlin and NCAC indoor record with
her time of 7.30 in the event. Sophomore Shannon Houlihan won the
triple jump with a leap of 36 3-1/2, and junior Laura
Feeney was victorious in the 3000m run with an Oberlin record time
of 10:22.39. Feeney also became an NCAA provisional qualifier in
the 5000m run with a time of 18:00.19 also an Oberlin record.
Senior Nzinga Broussard, coming right off the basketball team onto
the track team, ran away with the 400m title with an NCAA provisional
qualifying and Oberlin record time of 59.28. She also finished second
in the 200m dash with yet another Oberlin record-breaking time of
25.92. In addition, Broussard was a member of Oberlins winning
4x400m relay team, along with first-years Magdalen Dale, Teresa
Collins and Leslie Bosworth. The four finished far ahead of the
rest of the pack with an Oberlin record time of 4:07.84.
Senior Apryl Wynn added a third-place finish in the 55m hurdles
(8.97) and fourth-place finishes in the long jump (16 1)
and triple jump (34 11-3/4), while first-year Emily
Enderle finished in third place in the high jump (5 1).
I dont think we could expect anything more or less than
we did, Broussard said.
The mens team was led by first-year Bret Petersen and senior
Andre Street, who along with sophomore Jeremy Lane and first-year
Ryan McGinnis, won the 4x400m relay in an Oberlin record-breaking
time of 3:27.37.
Oberlin showed the conference that we have the best 4x400
relay team, Petersen said.
In addition, Petersen and Street finished second and third in the
400m dash, respectively.
Senior Greg Wells added a third-place finish in the long jump with
a leap of 21 0-1/4. Petersen, Street, Lane, McGinnis
and Wells earned All-NCAC honors for their performances.
Indoor Championships went well, McGinnis said, but
now it is time for outdoors. We hope to use the experience as a
springboard for the upcoming season.
The track and field teams get a brief reprieve at the end of the
indoor season before the outdoor season officially begins on Mar.
courtesy of the Sports Information Department. Channing Joseph and
Colin Smith also contributed to this report.