Born to run In only his second season at Mac, long-distance specialist Sergio Raez Villanueva has already made a name for himself in the national track community
Feb08

Born to run In only his second season at Mac, long-distance specialist Sergio Raez Villanueva has already made a name for himself in the national track community

For the fans who frequent the Marauders website, one name has continued to appear on the front page throughout the school year. No, it is not a point guard, an outside hitter or a quarterback. It is Sergio Raez Villanueva. Villanueva is a rising star on the cross-country and track team at McMaster, and since arriving at McMaster from McGill following an illness, his name has been hard to miss. The second-year biology major earned his...

Long time running As the Mac cross-country team shifts to their winter season, track star Erin Mawhinney details her race prep and what leads to the program’s success
Jan18

Long time running As the Mac cross-country team shifts to their winter season, track star Erin Mawhinney details her race prep and what leads to the program’s success

By any measure, the McMaster cross-country team had a good outdoor season, consistently placing in the top 10 of the tournaments they attended. They ultimately capped off their season with a fourth-place finish for the men and a seventh-place finish for the women at the U Sports national championship in Victoria, British Columbia. The team now looks to build on that earlier success this coming winter term. Cross-country is a unique...

Tweedle focused on Ottawa After taking home a bronze medal at nationals, track and field star Jeff Tweedle now sets his sights on the Canadian Track and Field Championships in July
Apr06

Tweedle focused on Ottawa After taking home a bronze medal at nationals, track and field star Jeff Tweedle now sets his sights on the Canadian Track and Field Championships in July

By: Eamon Hillis When a season comes to an end, and an athlete is forced to reflect, the sense of accomplishment or failure they feel is often determined solely by the outcome of a single championship event. For McMaster’s Jeff Tweedle, this event was the U Sports Indoor Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta between March 9-11. Tweedle qualified in both the 1000m and 1500m, and entered the meet as a top-three seed in both...

Finish line in sight for Mac seniors Jeff Tweedle and Kaitlyn Pansegrau reflect on their respective journeys to track and field success
Feb02

Finish line in sight for Mac seniors Jeff Tweedle and Kaitlyn Pansegrau reflect on their respective journeys to track and field success

By: Eamon Hillis In distance running, perhaps more than any other sport, victory is not achieved by chance. The sport has demonstrated time again that talent is a trifle, and that those who are able to remain steadfast in their training will inevitably rise to the top. On this year’s McMaster track roster, two athletes exemplify this idea: Jeff Tweedle and Kaitlyn Pansegrau. Tweedle and Pansegrau are fifth-year seniors who specialize...

Cross Country brings home bronze No. 4 McMaster cross country looks ahead to the CIS Championships after attaining bronze medals at the OUA Championships
Nov05

Cross Country brings home bronze No. 4 McMaster cross country looks ahead to the CIS Championships after attaining bronze medals at the OUA Championships

For the first time in McMaster cross country history, both the men’s and women’s teams found a place on the podium together. With the team points and finish times noted, both teams ranked third overall and received bronze medals at the OUA Championships in Waterloo. The men’s team repeated as OUA bronze medalists while the women’s position on the podium was more of an upset. Team captain Maddy McDonald led the way by finishing 16th...

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department
Oct08

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department

With his first year as Athletic Director in the books, Glen Grunwald reflects on a successful year for McMaster Athletics. Various championship banners finding their place on the walls of the David Braley Athletic Centre and corporate partnership announcements continue to place McMaster sports amongst the best in the country. Grunwald is no stranger to the world of sports. He has previously served as general manager for the Toronto...