This past weekend, two Marauders rowers competed in two indoor races late in the winter season.
On Saturday, February 28, Logan Madill competed at the Ontario Ergometre Championships at Ridley College in St Catharine’s. Madill finished the 2000m race in a personal-best time of 6:21.0, which placed him fourth among many of the top athletes in the province.
Madill had been chasing this personal best all season, and setting it at the Ontario championships was quite exciting.
The next day, Karl Zimmermann competed at the Concept 2 CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, MA. Zimmermann finished in a time of 6:09.0, good enough for 11th in the Under-23 category, and 17th overall in the open men’s field of 167 competitors. Zimmermann was excited for the opportunity to compete among many of the top athletes in the world, and witness many new world records set that day.
The Marauders team will be host for Saturday’s (March 7) McMaster 2×4 Challenge in the Students’ Centre. Over 200 high school and university athletes from across the city and province will compete over an 8,000m distance in teams of four during the sprint-relay style race. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and spectators are welcome.