Swimmer, wrestler lead Mac athletes


Konrad Bald (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Konrad Bald (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Konrad Bald of the men’s swimming team and Nicole Roach of the women’s wrestling team are the Pita Pit Athletes of the Week for the period Nov. 18-24.

Veteran swimmer Bald was McMaster’s leading contributor at the Canada Cup this past weekend, as the Marauders raced against the country’s best. Bald won two individual medals in the breast stroke, tying for silver in the 50m event before winning a bronze at the 100m distance, and was a member of McMaster’s silver-medal-winning 200m medley relay team alongside Cameron Bailey, Matt Vogelzang, Eric Anderson and Mohamed Eldah.

The Marauders took home seven medals from the national showcase.

Nicole Roach (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Nicole Roach (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Roach, a second-year wrestler, enjoyed her best result of the season at the Ontario Senior Provincial Championships this past weekend. Roach went undefeated over the course of the two-day event (Friday and Saturday), en route to topping the 59kg weight class.

Her gold-medal performance was one of five podium finishes for the Marauders, who competed under the umbrella of the Hamilton Wrestling Club and finished fourth as a unit