Snouffer and Willow Sisters Making Impact As Dual Sport Athletes
by Abigail Hintz
When high school sophomore Lauren Willow jumped and got a volleyball unstuck from the backboard of the basketball hoop, she had no idea it would be the start of something special at Cedarville University in the coming years.
The high school track coach heard about it and came to her lunch table to ask her if she would be willing to try track, specifically high jump. A committed volleyball player, she was skeptical at first. But she came around quickly.
“I went to the ...
Fauth Committed to Serving God Despite Physical Hardships
by Evan Kakuk
On his path to becoming a Yellow Jacket, Caleb Fauth has had his fair share of hardships. The junior track athlete was prepared to throw javelin for Cedarville this spring during the outdoor track season. This opportunity was cut short for him. While devastating, this was not the first instance Fauth has experienced hardships related to his athletic career. In fact, if it weren’t for an accident that ended his baseball career, Fauth may have never come to Cedarville University ...
Kellerman Driven by Love and Memory of Friend
by Abby Hintz
Freshman Emery Kellerman could be described in many ways. The best way, however, would have to be motivated.
Her motivation stems from circumstances few can imagine. When she was 16, her best friend passed away from a rare skin cancer. This drives everything Kellerman does. Everything down to her choice of major and career.
Kellerman is a biology pre-med major with a chemistry minor through which she hopes to be a pediatric oncologist. Most pre-med majors have their ...
Video: Hluch surpasses own weight throw record
Words and video by Jacob Bentley
Cedarville University thrower Lane Hluch broke his own weight throw record on Feb. 1 at the Yellow Jackets track and field invitational. His throw of 17.05 meters surpassed a throw he made on Jan. 26.
Lyndsey Smith Does It All
By Tim Miller
On a typical Tuesday morning in Chuck’s, you’ll find students scattered about having one-on-one’s, reading their Bibles and having a special meal with a few friends.
You may see sophomore Cedarville University student Lyndsey Smith making some pancakes with a few other tight friends. Everything may look normal to the average onlooker, but Smith’s closest friends know Smith’s fun start to her day will get a lot more ...
More Than a Runner
Almost every student at Cedarville University recognizes junior track star Carsyn Koch as a record-breaking athlete who went to the United States Olympic Trials this summer.
Koch set a school record in the 800 meters almost every time she ran last season. She beat the Olympic trial qualifying time of 2:03 back in May, finishing the 800 in 2:02.39. Koch went on to Oregon for the trials in July, where she finished fifth in her heat with a time of 2:05.57 seconds. She did not make the Olympic ...
Running with a Purpose
For the amount of time Cedarville’s women’s 4x800-meter relay team has been running, it’s members have accomplished quite a bit.
It’s a young team. Olivia Esbenshade is the only junior, while Carsyn Koch, Carly Rose and Sarah Hoffman are all sophomores. Women’s track and field head coach Jeff Bolender said the four each bring something different to the team.
“They are all talented runners,” Bolender said. “Each of them have different strengths, but for all of them, the 800 ...
Sophomore Thrower Mariah Cruise Sets New School Record
Sophomore Mariah Cruise recently broke the Cedarville women's track and field team shot put record, but she said she does not want to be known just for her success on the field.
“I definitely want others to see me as being humble and using my talents for God,” Cruise said.
Cruise was first introduced to the idea of throwing in track at an early age. Her father was her high school’s track coach. She grew up around the sport and began competing during seventh grade.
Freshman Runner Sets Goal for Nationals
Carsyn Koch has had what many would call an impressive year. The freshman runner has several first-place finishes during this track and cross country season, and she is knocking on the doors of Cedarville’s record books.
Koch has the ninth-best 400-meter time at Cedarville, the second-best 800-meter time and the best 1,500-meter time. Furthermore, she’s nationally ranked in Division II in all three events.
However, Koch said that at first she wasn’t sure if she wanted to come to ...
Running with God from Africa to the US
Andre Klaassen is fast. Really fast. Only a sophomore, he already holds the indoor 60- and 200-meter dash records for Cedarville University and ran the second fastest outdoor 100- and 200-meter dash times in a season plagued by injury.
Klaassen was adopted as an infant in Louisville, Kentucky. Soon after, his family moved to North Africa, where his parents served as missionaries for 12 years. As a young boy in Africa, he took up soccer. It was on the pitch, not the track, that he discovered ...