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Swim team ready for provincials this Thursday

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks swim team travelled to Toronto two weekends ago and put together an impressive performance in what was their final tune-up before the OUA Championships. Over three days of competition at the Toronto Grand Prix and the University of Toronto Invitational, the Golden Hawks were able to achieve five top five finishes in five different events. […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Sports ·
Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

23-year old Tyson MacDonald, a fourth-year Laurier student, has been representing the Golden Hawks swim team in Lima, Peru, for the Parapan American Games: an international competition held every four years, featuring over 1,850 athletes in 17 sports, and bringing together Paralympic athletes from all regions of the Americas. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, MacDonald competed in a series […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Jasmine Raines continues her great season at the OUA championships

Following a series of enormously competitive races, as well as some adequate results across the board, Golden Hawk Jasmine Raines made a number of impressive splashes at this weekend’s OUA Swimming Championships, held at Western University. The event, as has been the case for the past 15 years for men and five years for women, was dominated by University of […]

by Karlis Wilde· · More Sports, Sports ·
Top sports moments from summer and fall

Top sports moments from summer and fall

Football The men’s football team had themselves quite the year, finishing the 2016 regular season with an impressive 7-1 and ultimately becoming, Yates Cup Champions in a historic fourth quarter comback. In both the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the Hawks finished at 4-4. This year however, the Hawks stormed back to win the Yates Cup after being down 21 points […]

by Rob Fifield· · More Sports, Sports ·
alec Elliot prepares to take the plunge into the Wilfrid Laurier University Olymic sized swimming pool before heading to Rio (Paige Bush/ Photo Editor)

Paralympic swimmer Alec Elliot is headed to Rio

Wilfrid Laurier University swim coach, Hans Witolla, took a long pause as he searched for the correct words to describe Paralympic hopeful and Laurier swimmer, Alec Elliot. “Not only has he found that one thing that he can be great at,” said Witolla. “But he has figured out exactly how to do that thing.” As for Elliot, there isn’t a […]

by Josh Peters· · Sports ·
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Kate Vanderbeek is one final step away from the Olympics

Kate Vanderbeek has a chance to earn a berth into the 2016 summer olympics in Rio de Janeiro

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Swim Hawks use WLU Invitational as a tune up

Laurier hosts annual invitational in preparation for OUA’s in two weeks

by Drew Yates· · More Sports, Sports ·