Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What a Weekend!

With three meets on the calendar, the Oberlin College Track Team was busy this weekend.  

The weekend started on Friday night with the Bob Kahn Invitational at Oberlin.  In addition to the meet, we held a ceremony for Bob Kahn, who donated the money to build our new track.  It was great to meet him.  

The meet itself was a great tuneup for the conference championships in a week.  We had exceptionally strong performances from Christine Moore in the steeplechase (11:40.02) Clara Shaw in the 1500 (4:50.09), Amanda Miller, Seth Wimberly and Reshard El-Shair in the 400m (1:00.4, 48.82 and 49.03 respectively), Ryan King in the 800 (1:55.98) and Conor Doss, Everett Schlawin and Ben Schild in the 3k (8:46.25, 8:49.04 and 8:49.48).  

At our other home meet, we hosted the NCAC Multi-Events Championships on Saturday and Sunday.  Two Oberlin athletes competed.  Madeline Schultz won the heptathlon with a score of 4,386 points.  That also provisionally qualifies her for nationals.  What's more that's the second "event" she has qualified in.  Maddy is also on the 400 hurdles list with a time of 1:03.88.  

Kyle Taljan competed in the decathlon, finishing in second with a score of 6,043 points.  In doing so, he broke his own school record, and just missed the provisional qualifying mark for nationals (6,050).    

Also, Nicky Ouellet competed in the 1500 at Hillsdale College's Gina Relays.  She ran 4:37.13, which is a new school record - and also a provisional qualifier for the national meet.

It was a fantastic weekend for our program.  Everybody's hard work is paying off in strong finishes and great times ... exactly like it should.  We've been able to build on each week quite well, and we're all looking forward to a fantastic conference meet.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sparky Adams!

Oberlin College Competed in the Sparky Adams Invitational at Baldwin-Wallace College.  You can see results at 


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Runners of the Week!

For their performances at the Marv Frye Invitational, Nicky Ouellet, Seth Wimberly and Madeline Schultz were all named Conference athletes of the week.  

Nicky won the 1500 in 4:42.75 and finished second in the 800 in 2:18.82

Seth was 4th in the 100 in 11.16, 6th in the 400 hurdles in 57.01 and anchored our third place 4x4 (3:21.09

Madeline won the 400m hurdles in 1:05.27 and the high jump (5-1.25).  She also finished sixth in the 100m hurdles (16.30).  

Monday, April 6, 2009

Outdoor is here ... finally!

Only a week late!  After thunderstorms cancelled our meet at Emory, our entire team finally got to make their outdoor debut at the Marv Frye invitational.  With the first outdoor meet of the year being so far away from our last indoor meet, we were a little concerned about the long layoff, and whether or not we'd be able to build on a very successful indoor season.  Our concerns were completely unwarranted, as the women's team finished a very impressive third place, with 93 points.  Our men's team also finished third with 74 points.  We competed well across the board, so it's tough to highlight just several performances.  Instead, I'll recommend checking out our full team results at www.goyeo.com