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Turek leads Mac cross-country to first OUA gold in 54 years Max Turek’s individual gold helps lead the McMaster men’s cross-country team to break 54-year team title drought
Nov08

Turek leads Mac cross-country to first OUA gold in 54 years Max Turek’s individual gold helps lead the McMaster men’s cross-country team to break 54-year team title drought

Photos by Catherine Goce After the McMaster men’s cross-country team placed second in the 2017 Ontario University Athletics finals, they knew it was only a matter of time until they knocked the defending OUA champions, the University of Guelph Gryphons, out of the top spot. One year later, they did exactly that. For the first time in 54 years, the men’s team took home the OUA team title. Leading them in this victory was second-year...

What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports
Oct18

What the Marauders were up to this reading week Not everybody was on a break during reading week, so here’s what you may have missed in Mac sports

Photo by Kyle West While many of us were “studying” (it’s fine if you didn’t study, no judgement here) this past reading week, many McMaster athletes were busy competing in their last few regular season games. Here are four key things you may have missed during the reading week. 1. The Mac women’s rugby team started their reading week off on fire, defeating the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks 109-0 in their Ontario University...

McGillivray’s career day launches Mac into second in the nation Currently ranked second in the nation, McMaster’s cross-country team is sprinting towards a great season
Oct04

McGillivray’s career day launches Mac into second in the nation Currently ranked second in the nation, McMaster’s cross-country team is sprinting towards a great season

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Graham West At their most recent cross-country meet, the Western Invitational, Josh McGillivray led the team to a second-overall finish, placing third individually. McGillivray, who led the field for McMaster for the first time in his career, said he treated this race differently than his past competitions, going in with a mindset to start at the front of the pack and staying there. Clearly it...

Cross-country‘s largest female recruiting class is already making an impact Cross-Country adds seven new women, making it the largest women’s recruiting class ever
Sep20

Cross-country‘s largest female recruiting class is already making an impact Cross-Country adds seven new women, making it the largest women’s recruiting class ever

Photos by Catherine Goce This summer McMaster University’s cross-country team’s head coach Paula Schnurr finalized her recruiting class, bringing 11 new members on board. Seven of these members joined the women’s program, making it the largest cross-country women’s recruiting class ever at McMaster. After losing a significant number of runners at the end of last season, building up the program with strong female runners was a...

Riding on the wind Reigning Male Athlete of the Year Sergio Raez Villanueva adds a Canadian Championship to his already long list of accomplishments
Jul05

Riding on the wind Reigning Male Athlete of the Year Sergio Raez Villanueva adds a Canadian Championship to his already long list of accomplishments

On June 13, Sergio Raez Villanueva was one of several Marauders who took to the racetrack at Guelph University for the Speed River Inferno meet. Joining Villanueva was veteran Jeff Tweedle, who won a competitive 1500 metre race, and male rookie of the year Max Turek, who finished as the top junior in the 10,000 metre event. Turek’s time was good enough to qualify for the International Association of Athletics Federations World U20...

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...