Bye Places First; Hawks Come Up Short at UPB

Release Date:
October 8, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BRADFORD, PA – Hilbert College freshman Zach Bye (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville), running his first collegiate cross country meet, sprinted by Univ. of Pitt-Bradford’s John Cambell to win Friday’s 2.8 mile race in Bradford, PA.

Bye’s time of 17:34 was one second better than Cambell’s 17:35 finish, but the host Panthers topped the Hawks 24-33 to win the dual meet and avenge an earlier season loss at Hilbert back on September 23rd.

The Hilbert College men’s cross country team will travel to the Robert’s Wesleyan College Invitational on Saturday, October 15th for an 11:00 AM meet, before heading to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships on October 29th.

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.