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Yeowomen Capture Fourth NCAC Indoor T&F Title

Oberlin captured its third straight and fourth NCAC title overall.
Oberlin captured its third straight and fourth NCAC title overall.

2019 All-NCAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Performers

The Oberlin College Yeowomen won their third-straight league title at the 2019 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the Gault Recreation Center in Wooster, Ohio. The Yeowomen topped the team standings at the two-day meet with 197.0 points, which was 44.0 points better than Ohio Wesleyan's second-place total (153.0). 

Wooster checked in at third with 94.9 points, followed by Allegheny in fourth (93.0), Wittenberg in fifth (91.0), DePauw in sixth (31.0), Kenyon in seventh (23.4) and Denison in eighth (18.7).

Oberlin head coach Ray Appenheimer was named the NCAC Women’s Coach of the Year for the third-consecutive season and the fifth time in his career. Over the course of the two-day meet, Appenheimer's squad collected seven individual event titles and solidified their third-straight league title with 11 additional All-NCAC performances.

2019 NCAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year Award Winners:

Women's Field: Carolyn Webster, Wooster
Wooster senior Carolyn Webster (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) earned the award as the top field athlete over the course of the championship meet after claiming two NCAC titles in the long jump (17’ 06.75”) and the pentathlon (3,229 points) and recording a third-place finish in the high jump (5’ 00.50”).

Women's Sprint/Hurdles & Newcomer of the Year: Alexis Walker, Wittenberg
Wittenberg freshman Alexis Walker (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North) had a memorable showing in her inaugural appearance as she took home two individual event titles and was part of another winning relay team. Walker won the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.01 and then crossed the line first in the 200-meter dash (26.33). The rookie closed out her championship debut by running the second leg on the Tigers' winning 4x400-meter relay team that crossed the line in 4:11.44.

Women's Distance/Middle Distance: Linnea Halsten, Oberlin
Oberlin senior Linnea Halsten (Madison, WI/Madison East) collected the award as the league's top distance runner over the course of the meet as she posted a pair victories in the two longest races. First, she broke the tape on Friday night in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:33.06, before returning to the track on Saturday afternoon and winning the 3,000-meter run in 10:34.26.

Women's Coach of the Year: Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin


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Carolyn Webster Alexis Walker Linnea Halsten Ray Appenheimer