Giving every ounce Head coach Paula Schnurr reflects on the last race of the outdoor season as well as the cross-country team’s future
Nov16

Giving every ounce Head coach Paula Schnurr reflects on the last race of the outdoor season as well as the cross-country team’s future

The U Sports Cross-Country Championships, held this year in Victoria, British Columbia, marks the end of the outdoor track season for the McMaster cross-country team. The University of Guelph’s men’s cross-country team reclaimed their title after being beaten by Université Laval the year before. The Guelph women were not as successful, falling for the first time in 13 years to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The women’s race...

The last race Mac cross-country star Jeff Tweedle runs his last OUA championship as his university career comes to a close
Nov02

The last race Mac cross-country star Jeff Tweedle runs his last OUA championship as his university career comes to a close

If you have gone through elementary school or high school, chances are you have run cross-country in some way, shape or form, but that does not mean you have the capability to compete at the university level. That is what Jeff Tweedle, fifth-year civil engineering student and cross-country star, used to think before he took a try at running. Growing up, Tweedle played volleyball throughout high school and loved it, but he also knew...

Putting their best foot forward Playing hosts to teams from around the province, Mac places first and third in their last meet before provincial championships
Oct19

Putting their best foot forward Playing hosts to teams from around the province, Mac places first and third in their last meet before provincial championships

On Oct. 13, the McMaster University Cross Country team hosted their first annual Marauder Bayfront Open. The 7 km invitational was an overall team success, as the men’s team came in first overall with a score of 24 points, and the women’s team came in third overall with a total of 60 points. Going into the meet, both the men’s and the women’s team were ranked within the U Sports Top 10. The men’s team...

Last stand on the Plains of Abraham Connor Darlington and his historic final cross-country race as a Marauder
Nov24

Last stand on the Plains of Abraham Connor Darlington and his historic final cross-country race as a Marauder

By: Eamon Hillis As Conor Darlington toed the Plains of Abraham on Nov. 12 in what would be his last cross-country race as a Marauder, few could have predicted the events that were to transpire. Darlington entered the University Sports Cross Country Championships in Quebec City as an outside contender. However, he rose to the occasion to conquer a challenging course and win bronze. It was a historic accomplishment, and one that places...

First foot forward The McMaster cross country team gets set for the long season ahead
Oct06

First foot forward The McMaster cross country team gets set for the long season ahead

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten cross country rankings were released, with both Mac’s men’s and women’s team sitting safely within the top ten after finishing second and fourth at the Western Invitational. On the men’s side, McMaster is currently ranked sixth in the country, led by team veteran Connor Darlington. The fifth-year runner posted the fastest time for Mac at Western, running 25.01.7 and finishing fifth. Despite...

The road less traveled Senior runner Emily Nowak talks cross country, training, and expectations for her last year
Sep29

The road less traveled Senior runner Emily Nowak talks cross country, training, and expectations for her last year

The start of a cross country race is intimidating. Over 100 runners stare down a difficult course alongside their competitors, ready to fight for every stride. It takes a special type of athlete to rise to the challenge, and that athlete is Emily Nowak. A fourth-year senior, Nowak has started her season strong, putting up the seventh fastest time overall and the second fastest by a Canadian at the University of Buffalo Stampede, a...