Runners at Harry F. Anderson Invitational

Roberts Wesleyan race
Release Date:
September 26, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CHILI, NY – The men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College on Saturday, September 26, 2009On the men’s side of the race, 9 teams competed for the 8K championship while on the women’s side there were 10 teams running the 5K race. 

The men’s division was won by the University of Rochester with an overall time of 2:11:30.05 and an average time of 26:18.01. Hilbert’s 8th place overall finish times were 3:00:47.60 with an average time of 36:09.52. Coach Jerry Mangan was very pleased with his runners today. “With the times our guys ran and the improvement they have made individually, we are super excited for them. I can tell they are really excited to be out there competing and as a coach you couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The women’s division was also won by the University of Rochester with an overall time of 1:37:40.00 and an average time of 19:32.00.  Hilbert's 10th place overall finish times were 3:12:59.01 with an average time of 38:35.80. Coach Mangan is also encouraged by his female runners’ efforts. “I just know that with further conditioning and additional races under their shoes, they will be competitive come the AMCC championships in October.”
The overall team standings and Hilbert’s results were:
Men’s 8K:
1: U of R
2: Geneseo
3: Roberts Wesleyan
4: Gannon
5: Daemen
6: Wells
8: Hilbert ***
9: D’Youville
***   Robert Minkel 30:59; Jeff Gauthier 36:02; Dan Wolfe 37:13; Aaron Lawrence 38:14; RJ Sykora 38:18 and Paul Coleman 56:28
Women’s 5K:
1: U of R
2: Roberts Wesleyan
3: Geneseo
4: Gannon
5: Daemen
6: D’Youville
7: Nazareth
9: Wells
10: Hilbert %%%
%%%   Amanda Phillips: 23:06; Susanne Schofield 32:40; Devin Davis 39:03; Dontrell Young 48:10 and Jill Cohen 49:55

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.