|Indoor Track Breaks Records|
by Zach Pretzer
Oberlin College women’s and men’s 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 placed
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 Oberlin’s 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 don’t think we could expect anything more or less than we
did,” Broussard said.
The men’s 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
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.”
and field teams get a brief reprieve at the end of the indoor season
before the outdoor season officially begins on Mar. 30.
courtesy of the Sports Information Department. Channing Joseph and
Colin Smith also contributed to this