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!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Race Recap: AC XC Championships and Bob Vigars Season Opener

Last weekend was a busy one for racing. Most of the team either raced in their first track meet of the season (Bob Vigars Season Opener at Western), at the National Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, or spent the weekend glued to the live feeds. (Who needs football anyways?)

Here are the results:

Canadian National Cross Country Championships
29/11/2014 Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC

Junior Men, 
74   Evan Ubene      30:14

Senior Men, 10k
31   Blair Morgan     34:01
60   Alex Green        38:10

Full Results Here

Bob Vigars Season Opener

29/11/2014 Thompson Arena, Western University 

3   Arnold Kofia    7.19
6   Jacob Gareau    7.33

3   Richard Noel     23.92
4   Arnold Kofia     23.94
6   Jacob Gareau     24.37

4   Kylie Hopkins     1:41.86

1    Brandon Huzevka    1:23.14
3    Jeff Mah                   1:23.92
7    Luke Yaeger             
9    Nick Bomers            

1   Raquel Burgess   4:57.92
2   Maxine Gravina  5:03.43


1    Taylor Forbes             8:29.04
2    Nick Kondrat             
3    Derek VanSchepen    

5    Jeff Tweedle              8:49.67

6    Ivan Meiszinger        8:51.66
8    Patrick Deane          

11  Peter Wilson             9:32.14

Full Results Here

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Race Recap: CIS Championships

The Marauders finished up the 2014 cross country season on November 9th at Pippy Park in St. John's, Newfoundland. Inclement weather was expected going in, but there was no way to prepare for the wind that gusted up to 100km/hr, rain, hail, snow, and rainbows that were all seen within about a four hour time period on race day. The woman's team was led by Gabrielle Foran, who finished 46th in her CIS debut. Maddy McDonald finished 53rd, Kierstin Myers 55th in her final collegiate XC race, Chelsea Mackinnon in 71st, and Erin Mawhinney rounded out the scoring in 106th. Maddie Benjamin finished in 108th as our first displacer, and Phoebe Cseresneyes unfortunately had to DNF due to a pulled hamstring. The women finished 12th as a team.

On the men's side, Luke Charbonneau had the race of the day (maybe season) finishing as the first man in 22nd, the same position as he was at OUAs. Who does that? Gabriel Ghiglione and Austen Forbes weren't far behind, finishing in 27th and 28th, Blair Morgan was 34th, and Taylor Forbes rounded out the top five in 42nd. Displacers Connor Darlington and Paul Rochus finished in 52nd and 82nd. The men once again ended up just off the podium in 4th place as a team, in a three way tie for 2nd best finish ever with the 2013 and 2000 teams. Both teams will be shooting for improved finishes when CIS rolls around next year in Guelph.

Full Results
Sil Article

This past weekend was also the AO Provincial Cross Country Champs and the Hannukah Hustle, where a few of the Marauders continued their fall seasons. Eric Barry finished 18th and Alex Green 28th in the seniors men's  AO race. Evan Ubene was 10th in the junior men's  AO race. Jordan Usher won the Hustle, Gabrielle Foran finished 7th overall and the 2nd female and Lauren Locco finished 8th overall and 3rd female.

AO's: Full Results
Hannukah Hustle: Full Results

Up next for the Marauders is the start of the indoor track season at Western next Saturday the 29th, as well as the Canadian National XC Championships in Vancouver the same day, where Alex Green, Blair Morgan, and Evan Ubene will be competing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

OUA Recap and CIS Preview

Last weekend the Marauders once again found themselves preparing to race on the Fort Henry course in Kingston, this time for the OUA championships. Unusually for an OUA champs, the conditions were good, with only wind this year and no rain or freezing temperatures. The lady Marauders were led by Maddy McDonald, placing 17th and narrowly missing an OUA-All Star spot. Gabrielle Foran scored second in 37th, Kierstin Myers third in 39th, and Chelsea Mackinnon and Maddie Benjamin rounding out the scoring in 46th and 48th. Displacers Maxine Gravina and Erin Mawhinney finished 54th and 57th, and the women finished 8th overall.

On the men's side, Taylor Forbes showed his bronze-medal debut was no fluke, as he led the men with an OUA First Team All Star 7th place finish. The rest of the scorers finished within 19 seconds of each other, with Connor Darlington grabbing his 2nd consecutive OUA 2nd Team All Star placing in 14th, Gabe Ghiglione in 15th, Austen Forbes in 17th, and Blair Morgan in 18th. Displacers Luke Charbonneau and Paul Rochus were not far behind either, finishing in 22nd and 24th. The men finished 3rd overall; after tying the Windsor Lancers with 71 points through 5 men, OUA rules look at the 6th place man giving Windsor the victory (Alex Ullman finished 21st). However, CIS rules compare the 5th man, giving Mac the advantage.
Full OUA Results

Other Conference Results:
Stewart Cup (Calgary)

Tomorrow the Marauders leave for St. John's, Newfoundland, where they will be racing at Pippy Park this Saturday. The men will be looking to make it onto the podium for just the second time ever, while the women will be looking to redeem themselves after OUAs and improve on last years 6th place finish. The final coaches poll of the season has the men ranked 2nd, just edging out Windsor and Laval. A preview of the 2.5km loop can be found here, and there is some more information in this Trackie thread. The races will be live-streamed on Trackie Saturday morning, and I believe the start times will be 10:30am for the women (Eastern time) and 11:30am for the men (12pm and 1pm start times in Newfoundland).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Queen's Open Recap and OUA Preview

Thanksgiving weekend the Marauders traveled to Kingston for their final meet of the year before the OUA championships. It was a good chance for Mac to test out the OUA course, and based on the results they seem to have taken to it. You can read Laura Sinclair's recap here. The women were once again on the podium, taking the silver medal led by Maddy McDonald in 5th. Other scorers for McMaster included Gabrielle Foran in 12th, Maddy Benjamin in 17th, Kierstin Myers in 19th, and Erin Mawhinney in 28th.

The men continued their winning ways, dominating London Runner and Lakehead teams by over 50 points. Taylor Forbes had a successful season debut, as he finished in 3rd overall, and 2nd collegiate. Gabriel Ghiglione and Twin #2 (Austen) raced side by side to finish 7th and 8th, Luke Charbonneau had his best race this season with an 11th place finish, and Derek van Schepen rounded out the scoring in 15th.  Taylor Forbes was named the Marauders Pita Pit Athlete of the Week for his performance.

Full Results
Other Results from Thanksgiving Weekend:
RSEQ-AUS Interlock (Antigonish)
Wisconsin-Parkside Invite (Racince, WI)
Last Weekends Results:
Adidas Wisonsin Invite (Madison, WI)

This weekend the Marauders will once again travel to Kingston, this time for the OUA championships. The men will be looking to defend their silver medal from last year, and the women will be looking to improve upon their 6th place finish. The final CIS coaches poll before OUAs has the men in 2nd in the CIS, and the women 8th (which puts them 5th out of the OUA schools).

Blair Morgan. OUA 2013: 6th; CIS 2013: 11th; Western 2014: 4th
Taylor Forbes. OUA 2013: 16th CIS 2013: 36th; Queen's Open 2014: 3rd
Austen Forbes. CIS 2013: 37th
Connor Darlington: OUA 2013: 13th; CIS 2012: 34th
Gabe Ghiglione. OUA 2013: 44th; CIS 2013: 20th
Paul Rochus. OUA 2013: 57th
Luke Charbonneau. OUA/CIS debut
Alternates: Derek van Schepen, Paul Kolb

Maddy McDonald. OUA 2013: 25th; CIS 2013: 18th; Western 2014: 4th
Gabrielle Foran
Maddie Benjamin
Kierstin Myers. OUA 2013: 31st; CIS 2013: 39th
Erin Mawhinney. OUA/CIS Debut
Chelsea Mackinnon. OUA 2013: 53rd; CIS 2013: 77th
7th: Phoebe Cseresneyes or Maxine Gravina.

The course will be run at Fort Henry, the same course as the Queen's Open. This course has hosted previous OUA and CIS champs, as well as multiple highschool meets, OCAAs, CCAAs, FISU World Champs, as well as winning the Canadian National Champs from 2015-2018.

Men's Course:

Women's Course:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Race Recap: Don Mills Invite

It was a down weekend for most of the Marauders, but two men and seven women travelled to Waterloo to compete in the Don Mills Invitational. While they were missing many of their top scorers, the women's team still finished second overall. Kierstin Myers led the way with a 5th place finish. Captain Chelsea Mackinnon finished in 12th, Raquel Burgess in 17th, Lizz Hodgson in 20th, Kaitlyn Pansegrau in 23rd, Adrienne Morgan in 27th, and Alannah Kelly in 33rd. On the men's side, Connor Darlington started his season on a strong note, finishing second overall to Nick Falk, the winner of last weekends Windsor Open. Alex Green also ran his first race of the season, finishing 19th overall. You can find the race recap here. Up next for the Marauders is the Queen's Open this Saturday, where both the men and women will be racing their top squads.

There is also an article this week in the Sil highlighting none other than our own Gabe 'The Babe' Ghiglione.

Full Results

Other Race Results:
Paul Short (Lehigh, Pennsylvania)
Louisville Classic (Louisville, Kentucky)
Notre Dame Invite (South Bend, Indiana)
Moncton Invite (Moncton)
Sled Dog Open (Saskatoon)
Rouge et Or Invite (Quebec City)