Thursday, February 26, 2015

OUA Preview

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of the indoor season for the Marauders at the OUA Championships at York University. Races begin Friday February 27th with the 1000m, 3000m, and 4x800m, and continue on the Saturday. Going into the meet, Jeffrey Tweedle is ranked 6th in the CIS in the 1000m after his race in Boston and is looking good for a spot at the CIS championships in two weeks time. Below is a list of Marauders competing at the OUA Champs:

600m - Kylie Hopkins
1000m - Chelsea Mackinnon, Kaitlyn Pansegrau
1500m - Chelsea Mackinnon, Maddie Benjamin, Emily Nowak
3000 - Kirsten Myers, Gabrielle Foran
4x400 Relay - Chelsea Mackinnon, Kaitlyn Pansegrau, Kara McPherson, Kylie Hopkins

60m - Arnold Kofia, Jacob Gareau
300m - Richard Noel
600m - Nick Bowmers, Brandon Huzevka, Jeff Mah
1000m - Jeff Tweedle, Matt Napier, Patrick Deane
1500m - Blair Morgan, Derek Van Schepen, Luke Charbonneau
3000m - Blair Morgan, Taylor Forbes
4x800 Relay - Jeff Tweedle, Connor Darlington, Luke Charbonneau, Nick Kondrat

Unfortunately Austen Forbes came down with the flu and will not be competing this weekend. Trackie has put up links to live streams, live results, schedules, and entries for all the conference championships happening this weekend, which can be found here. The MacTrack twitter account will also be live tweeting, keeping you up to date will all the Marauder results from the meet.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Race Recap: Hal Brown Last Chance, and Marauders in the News

This past weekend, the team went to Toronto for the last track meet before OUAs. Hal Brown Last Chance marked the end to a successful season for some of our Marauders.For others is was a final chance to tune up before the OUA Championships next weekend at York University.

Unfortunately, due to a minor car collision on the way, a few athletes were delayed and missed their races. Thankfully, noone was injured. The UofT race staff were kind enough to run another heat of Men's 60m just so our sprinters could compete.

The UofT race staff seemed to be have trouble with the bell for the last lap; the Women's 1500m had the bell rung one lap too late, and the Men's 1500m had the bell one lap too early!

Here are some of the highlights:

Hal Brown Last Chance
University of Toronto
Feb 20, 2015

Men's 300m
10. Nick Bomers                     1:24.60      PB!
Women's 1000m
2. Maxine Gravina 3:07.10 PB!
Men's 1000m
2. Patrick Deane 2:37.90
4. Rhys Thomas 2:39.61
Men's 3000m
10. Frank Sorbara 8:54.43 PB!
Find the rest of the results HERE
This week, our own Maxine Gravina published a video she has been working on "Chat with MacTrack". It is compiled from footage from a workout, and interviews with athletes.
Jeff Tweedle was also featured in an article on following his record-breaking run in Boston. "RECORD-SETTER TWEEDLE EMERGES AS MARAUDER STANDOUT!"
Read the article HERE

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Race Recap: BU Valentine Invite, Windsor Team Challenge & 11 PBs!

The Marauder track team started Reading Week off with meets in both Boston and Windsor. Most of the team went to compete at the Windsor Team Challenge, while Blair Morgan, Jeff Tweedle and Chelsea Mackinnon traveled to Boston for the Valentine Invitational at Boston University.

Overall, it was a fantastic weekend, with 11 personal bests and 1 new school record!

Here are some highlights:

BU Invitational
Boston, MA
Feb 13-14th, 2015

Women's 1000m
6. Chelsea Mackinnon          2:50.20     PB!
Watch it Here

Men's 1000m
3. Jeff Tweedle                     2:23.66      PB! and New McMaster School Record!
Watch it Here

Men's 3000m
35. Blair Morgan                  8:18.70      PB!
Watch it Here

Windsor Team Challenge
Windsor, ON
Feb 14th, 2015

Men's 60m
11. Jacob Gareau                      7.27          PB!

Men's 300m
16. Richard Noel                      37.41

Women's 600m
3. Kylie Hopkins                     1:39.86      PB!
8. Kara McPherson                  1:42.58      PB!

Men's 600m
2. Jeff Mah                               1:23.38
5. Nick Bomers                        1:25.50      PB!
6. Brandon Huzevka                1:25.50

Women's 1000m
2. Kaitlyn Pansegrau                3:04.44

Men's 1000m
8. Matt Napier                           2:34.91

Women's 1500m
3.  Madeleine Benjamin           4:43.82      PB!
4.  Emily Nowak                      4:51.90
5.  Lizz Hodgson                      4:56.47
6.  Lauren Locco                      4:56.70      PB!

Men's 1500m
1. Connor Darlington               4:01.69
3. Luke Charbonneau               4:03.90
4. Nick Kondrat                       4:04.80
6. Patrick Deane                      4:08.56
7. Jeremy Lai                           4:10.05       PB!

Women's 3000m
1. Kierstin Myers                    10:26.68
2. Gabrielle Foran                   10:31.48

Men's 3000m
5. Derek VanSchepen               8:40.67
7. Frank Sorbara                       8:55.82       PB!
8. Ivan Meizinger                     8:56.51

Women's 4x400 Relay
3. McMaster Marauders 'A'     4:15.69

Monday, February 9, 2015

Race Recap: York Invitational

The Marauders finished the month of January at the York Invitational the weekend before last. Both the women and the men came away with golds in the 4x800, with the women also taking home a silver in the 1000m and the men a bronze in the 3000m.

Men 300m:
19 Mah, Jeff                    McMaster                 37.21

Women 600m:
10 Hopkins, Kylie               McMaster               1:40.57
15 McPherson, Kara              McMaster               1:43.10

Women 1000m:
2 Pansegrau, Kaitlyn            McMaster               3:02.49

Men 1000m:
5 Deane, Patrick               McMaster               2:33.90

Women 1500m:
9 Nowak, Emily                 McMaster               4:51.71   
12 Foran, Gabrielle            McMaster               4:54.38    
17 Gravina, Maxine             McMaster               5:01.60    
20 Hodgson, Lizz               McMaster               5:06.30   
23 Kelly, Alannah              McMaster               5:20.19

Men 1500m:
10 Lai, Jeremy                  McMaster               4:14.37
13 Wilson, Peter                McMaster               4:19.22

Women 3000m:
5 Morgan, Adrienne             McMaster              11:29.35

Men 3000m:
3 VanSchepen, Derek            McMaster               8:44.54
6 Sorbara, Frank               McMaster               8:57.27

Women 4x800m:
 1 McMaster Marauders  'A'                             9:27.13  
     1) Benjamin, Madeleine             2) Pansegrau, Kaitlyn             
     3) Hopkins, Kylie                  4) Mackinnon, Chelsea

Men 4x800m:
1 McMaster Marauders  'A'                             7:59.46  
     1) Kondrat, Nick                   2) Darlington, Connor             
     3) Napier, Matt                    4) Deane, Patrick

Full Results

Marauders in the CIS Top 12:
Taylor Forbes, 11th, Men's 3000m
Women's 4x800m, 12th
Full Rankings

Up next for most of the team is the Windsor Team Challenge this weekend, while Chelsea, Jeff Tweedle, and Blair travel to Boston for the BU Valentine Invite. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Race Recap: McGill Team Challenge

This past weekend the Marauders travelled to Montreal to compete in their biggest Canadian meet of the season, the McGill team challenge. Mac came out of the meet with a few more rankings in the CIS top 12, and a gold, silver, and 5th place finish from the men's 3000m, as well as a 4th place finish by Chelsea Mackinnon in the 1500m.

Men's 60m:
29 Gareau, Jacob McMaster 7.34

Men's 300m:
66 Gareau, Jacob McMaster 39.88

Women's 600m:
34 Hopkins, Kylie McMaster 1:40.84

Men's 600m:
13 Mah, Jeff McMaster 1:22.87
41 Bomers, Nick McMaster 1:27.12
43 Wyman, Ben McMaster 1:27.53
46 Yaeger, Luke McMaster 1:28.31

Women's 1000m:
9 Mackinnon, Chelsea McMaster 2:55.16

Men's 1000m:
6 Tweedle, Jeff McMaster 2:27.76
30 Thomas, Rhys McMaster 2:39.50

Women's 1500m:
4 Mackinnon, Chelsea McMaster 4:36.86
17 Benjamin, Madeleine McMaster 4:45.67
43 Mawhinney, Erin McMaster 4:57.81
46 Pansegrau, Kaitlyn McMaster 4:58.41
52 Nowak, Emily McMaster 5:00.12
53 Locco, Lauren McMaster 5:00.34

Men's 1500m:
7 Forbes, Taylor McMaster 3:54.36
9 Morgan, Blair McMaster 3:55.57
17 Charbonneau, Luke McMaster 3:59.46
20 Forbes, Austen McMaster 4:00.85
33 Kondrat, Nick McMaster 4:06.31
47 Deane, Patrick McMaster 4:11.08

Women's 3000m:
22 Foran, Gabrielle McMaster 10:29.29
24 Myers, Kierstin McMaster 10:33.17

Men's 3000m:
1 Forbes, Taylor McMaster 8:19.66
2 Morgan, Blair McMaster 8:21.93
5 Forbes, Austen McMaster 8:28.87
14 Kondrat, Nick McMaster 8:39.47
34 Meizinger, Ivan McMaster 9:00.41
39 Deane, Patrick McMaster 9:08.55

Men's 4x200m:
11 McMaster 'A' 1:34.99
1) Wyman, Ben 2) Noel, Richard 3) Mah, Jeff 4) Gareau, Jacob

Men's 4x400m:
10 McMaster 'A' 3:30.46
1) Yaeger, Luke 2) Mah, Jeff 3) Bomers, Nick 4) Napier, Matt

Women's 4x800m:
5 McMaster 'A' 9:40.78
1) Benjamin, Madeleine 2) Nowak, Emily 3) Hopkins, Kylie 4) Pansegrau, Kaitlyn

Full Results

Marauders in the CIS Top 12:
Jeff Tweedle, 12th, Men's 1000m
Chelsea Mackinnon, 12th, Women's 1000m
Taylor Forbes, 12th, Men's 1500m
Taylor Forbes, 6th, Men's 3000m
Blair Morgan, 10th, Men's 3000m
Women's 4x800m, 10th
Full Rankings

This weekend part of the team will travel to York, while the rest recover and train for Boston or Windsor in two weeks time.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Race Recap: 32nd Annual Don Wright Team Challenge

This past weekend the Marauders headed to their second meet of the season at the 32nd Annual Don Wright Team Challenge. The team came home with golds in both the men's and women's 1k and the men's 1500, as well as a bronze in the men's 1500. You can check out the recap of the first two meets here.

Men's 60m:
4 Gareau, Jacob McMaster Mauraders 7.30Q
5 Kofia, Arnold McMaster Mauraders 7.21q
6 Kofia, Arnold McMaster Mauraders 7.26
7 Gareau, Jacob McMaster Mauraders 7.30

Men's 300m:
3 Noel, Richard McMaster Mauraders 37.36
5 Yaeger, Luke McMaster Mauraders 38.43
7 Bomers, Nick McMaster Mauraders 38.56

Women's 600m:
5 Hopkins, Kylie McMaster Mauraders 1:40.37
7 McPherson, Kara McMaster Mauraders 1:45.23

Men's 600m:
7 Bomers, Nick McMaster Mauraders 1:28.06

Women's 1000m:
1 Mackinnon, Chelsea McMaster Mauraders 2:55.48

Men's 1000m:
1 Tweedle, Jeff McMaster Mauraders 2:29.38
4 Charbonneau, Luke McMaster Mauraders 2:33.68
5 Napier, Matt McMaster Mauraders 2:34.33
7 Kondrat, Nick McMaster Mauraders 2:35.40
8 Thomas, Rhys McMaster Mauraders 2:37.96

Women's 1500m:
7 Benjamin, Madeleine McMaster Mauraders 4:49.24
10 Myers, Kierstin McMaster Mauraders 4:55.00
12 Mawhinney, Erin McMaster Mauraders 4:57.04
13 Foran, Gabrielle McMaster Mauraders 4:59.64
14 Locco, Lauren McMaster Mauraders 4:59.98
15 Nowak, Emily McMaster Mauraders 5:03.56
17 Gravina, Maxine McMaster Mauraders 5:06.40

Men's 1500m:
1 VanSchepen, Derek McMaster Mauraders 4:02.40
3 Deane, Patrick McMaster Mauraders 4:03.82
9 Wilson, Peter McMaster Mauraders 4:21.13

Women's 4x400m:
3 McMaster Mauraders 'A' 4:11.10

For his win in the 1500, Derek Van Schepen was named the Pita Pit Athlete of the Week
After this meet thereare 4 Marauders ranked in the top 12 as well as 2 teams: 
Jeff Tweedle, 5th, Men's 1000m
Luke Charbonneau, 7th, Men's 1000m
Chelsea Mackinnon, 6th, Women's 1000m
Taylor Forbes, 10th, Men's 1500m
Men's 4x400m, 11th
Women's 4x400m, 10th

This weekend most of the team will travel to Montreal for the 20th Annual McGill Team Challenge. You can view the start lists here, and Trackie will also be showing the live stream of the meet here starting Friday evening. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Race Recap: Windsor Can Am Meet

Last weekend the Marauders opened up the 2015 season at the Windsor Can Am Classic. It was a rust-buster for many, but a few performances are ranked in the CIS Top 12 after this weekend. 

Men's 60m:
17 Jacob Gareau                 McMaster University       7.27q
18 Jacob Gareau                 McMaster University       7.40

Women's 600m:
12 Kara McPherson               McMaster University    1:46.23

Men's 600m:
4 Jeff Mah                      McMaster University    1:24.64
9 Nick Bomers                   McMaster University    1:27.31 
10 Ben Wyman                    McMaster University    1:27.38

Men's 1000m:
3 Luke Charbonneau              McMaster University    2:30.57
10 Rhys Thomas                  McMaster University    2:42.93

Women's 1500m:
11 Chelsea Mackinnon            McMaster University    4:44.64
14 Madeline McDonald            McMaster University    4:51.77
17 Madeleine Benjamin           McMaster University    4:54.81   
18 Erin Mawhinney               McMaster University    4:56.22    
20 Lauren Locco                 McMaster University    5:03.71   
21 Maxine Gravina               McMaster University    5:06.40   
22 Kaitlyn Pansegrau            McMaster University    5:16.42

Men's 1500m:
7 Taylor Forbes                 McMaster University    3:54.61   
11 Blair Morgan                 McMaster University    3:58.98   
12 Jeff Tweedle                 McMaster University    4:02.44   
14 Patrick Deane                McMaster University    4:03.36  
17 Nick Kondrat                 McMaster University    4:05.69   
19 Derek Van Schepen            McMaster University    4:05.94   
23 Austen Forbes                McMaster University    4:07.12   
34 Paul Rochus                  McMaster University    4:18.18   
36 Peter Wilson                 McMaster University    4:23.94

Men's 4x400m:
6 McMaster University  'A'                            3:36.52
     1) Jeff Mah                        2) Nick Bomers         
     3) Ben Wyman                       4)            

Full Results

After this weekend, there are 4 Marauders ranked in the CIS Top 12:
Brandon Huzevka, 11th, Men's 600
Luke Charbonneau, 5th, Men's 1000
Taylor Forbes, 7th, Men's 1500
Blair Morgan, 12th, Men's 1500
Full Rankings

This weekend, some of the team will head to Western while others rest for the McGill Team Challenge next weekend!