Clarkson Dominates Men's CCOC race

William Smith Wins Women's Title
Release Date:
October 18, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Geneva, NY – William Smith College hosted its annual Cross Country Only Competition (CCOC) on October 16th and sixteen men’s and women’s teams competed for the championship. 

Clarkson University took the men’s title (21 points) with five of their harriers finishing in the top ten. SUNYIT finished in second place with a large gap in points (81) but did have four runners in the top 12 slots. The women’s title was captured by William Smith College (77 points) who out sprinted Daemen College and Clarkson University by a few strides (81, and 82 points respectively). Hilbert College men’s team finished in 15th place (452 points) while the women’s squad had an incomplete race due to only four runners competing.
The fastest male runner in the 8K race was Alex Benway (Clarkson) in 26:50.77. His teammate Patrick Carroll finished only 18 seconds behind him (27:11.62)  but ahead of Daemen’s Mike Wild who captured third place (28:10.73). Hilbert’s fastest runner was senior Aaron Lawrence (97th finisher, 74 points) who improved his 8K time by four minutes when he crossed at 34:17.84. 
Rounding out the Hilbert squad were: freshman Lenny Messina – 90 points {in photo to right}: 39:04.84; junior Cameron Haag – 93 points: 41:05.84; junior Paul Coleman – 97 points: 49:08.63; sophomore Jeff Gauthier – 98 points: 49:23.5; and Stephen Crane – 100 points: 53:22.55. Click (here) to see a complete list of male runners.
The quickest female runner was a familiar face to Western NY – D’Youville College’s Anya Bogdonets completed the 5K distance in 19:08.85 ahead of Keuka College’s Chelsea Socha (19:21.2). The women’s race was not dominated by one particular team as with the case during the men’s race. Lanie Harrington set the pace for fellow Hilbert teammate Angela Borkowski when they crossed the line at 30:57.55 and 30:59.43. Freshman Stephanie Laymon finished in 34:41.5 ahead of Stephanie Smith at 45:02.00.  Click (here) to see a complete list of female runners.
The Hawks have a short recovery period this week when they host the Hilbert Invitational on Thursday, October 21 on Hilbert’s campus. Three other AMCC schools will be pushing for team and individual victories in the 5K race: D’Youville College, Medaille College as well as Pitt-Bradford will be following the course beginning at 4pm. 

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.