Mac X-country women go out as No. 2 in the nation


Five McMaster Marauders teams find themselves in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Top Ten Rankings, including the cross country teams as they closed their seasons. Men’s volleyball remains at No. 3 while both swimming teams hold their spots as well.

The women’s cross country team finished the 2012 season on Nov. 10 with a CIS silver medal. Top finisher for the Marauders was Victoria Coates (Newmarket) who won her first individual national collegiate cross country medal, taking bronze with a time of 17:31.4 and earning her CIS First-Team All-Canadian status.

Representing the men’s team was Lionel Sanders (Hamilton) who was named a CIS Second-Team All-Canadian when he finished 11th in the 10km race on Saturday (Nov. 10). The men’s team finished the season at No. 6.

McMaster’s men’s volleyball remained atop Ontario University Athletics UA standing this week with two 3-0 wins over Ryerson and Toronto. The Marauders have yet to lose a set this season and remain at the No. 3 spot tied with Manitoba. They take on the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday (Nov. 17) and the Waterloo Warriors the next day as they look to stay perfect.

The men’s and women’s swim teams at McMaster round out the university’s representation this week in the CIS Top Ten. Holding their rankings from the previous week, McMaster’s women’s team ranks at No. 8 and as the highest placed OUA team. The men stay at No. 10, coming in as the second highest ranked OUA team, just one spot below the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Final Rankings)
1. Guelph
2. McMaster
3. Western
4. Victoria
5. Calgary
6. Windsor
7. McGill
8. Dalhousie
9. Toronto
10. Waterloo

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (Final Rankings)
1. Guelph
2. Laval
3. Windsor
4. Victoria
5. Queen’s
6. McMaster
7. Regina
8. Calgary
9. Western
10. Lakehead

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
1. Alberta
2. Trinity Western
T3. McMaster
T3. Manitoba
5. Laval
6. Brandon
7. Saskatchewan
8. UBC
9. Thompson Rivers
10. Waterloo

WOMEN’S SWIMMING
1. Calgary
2. Montreal
3. Toronto
4. UBC
5. McGill
6. Alberta
7. UQTR
8. McMaster
9. Guelph
10. Dalhousie

MEN’S SWIMMING

1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. UBC
4. Laval
5. Alberta
6. Montreal
7. Lethbridge
8. McGill
9. Ottawa
10. McMaster