Indoor Track Team Continues to Do Good Work
by Channing Joseph

The Oberlin men’s and women’s indoor track teams participated in the Greater Cleveland Colleges meet at Baldwin-Wallace College last Friday, Feb. 15.

The Yeowomen showed nicely in the 400m relay with a time of 4:15.61 and ended the meet with a noteworthy third-place finish. The Yeomen did not perform quite so well against their competition and completed the track meet in fifth place overall. The men’s team was led by senior Andre Street, who won the 500m with an impressive running-time of 1:06, while senior April Wynn distinguished herself among the athletes on the Oberlin women’s team and took the top trophy for the long jump with a distance of 17’ 3 1/2” as well as the triple jump, with an exceptional distance of 35’ 0 1/2”. Wynn also took home the third place prize for the 55m hurdles. Notably, junior Courtney Stackhouse also won the 55m sprint with a remarkable time of 7.50 seconds, and seems to be continuing the stellar performance that she demonstrated last year.

Coach Tom Mulligan singled out Wynn and Street as top competitors even before the season began, as they had proven themselves to be first-tier athletes in the past. Wynn, for example, shared the triple jump victory indoors and outdoors last year with sophomore Shannon Houlihan, becoming a national qualifier in the event, while Street took the conference title in the 800m two years ago. Their performances this season merely corroborate their coach’s prediction.

The Yeowomen also displayed their competitive teeth by taking not only first place in the triple jump, with Wynn’s victory, but also second and third place, with notable showings by Shannon Houlihan and Teresa Collins, respectively.

Junior Laura Feeney, who broke the Oberlin 3000m record on Friday, Feb. 2, won third place in the 1500m, and some are looking to see even greater things from her in the near future.

The teams will have the opportunity to compete again today, Feb. 22, during the Oberlin Invitational, held at 6 p.m. at the John Heisman Club Fieldhouse. Oberlin will play host to Allegheny (Pa.) College, The College of Wooster, Defiance College, Hiram College, John Carroll University and Walsh University.

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