Seniors take McMaster Pita Pit honours


A volleyball player and a track team member are this week’s Pita Pit McMaster Athletes of the Week.

headshot_2_McRobert,_ShannonThe fifth-year senior Shannon McRobert played a pivotal role in two Marauder women’s volleyball wins on a weekend dedicated to graduating veterans.

The middle scored 17.5 points in Friday’s (Jan.25) four-set victory over the Western Mustangs, converting 10 of her 15 hitting attempts and chipping in 5.5 total blocks and two aces. McRobert was a steadying force yet again the next day, contributing 11 points and 4.5 blocks as the Marauders swept the Windsor Lancers on Seniors’ Night.

headshot_2_Hutchinson,_ScottScott Hutchinson provided the highlight of the weekend for the Marauder track teams as McMaster competed at the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal on Friday and Saturday. The fourth-year senior shattered a school record at the 300m distance that he set in 2011, completing his race in 33.85 – more than a full second faster than his previous record of 35.17 – and finishing at the head of his section.

That time placed Hutchinson second among Canadian Interuniversity Sport runners at the 300m distance.