Williams and Linares Run Best Times at CCOC

Release Date:
October 15, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


GENEVA, NY – Running his fastest race of the year, sophomore Matt Williams completed the 8K course at Seneca Lake State Park in 33:29 to lead the Hilbert men’s cross country team to a 12th place finish.   Clarkson University earned 32 points to run away with the men’s trophy in the Cross Country Only Competition race hosted by William Smith College. 

Hilbert’s Maria Linares was the first Hilbert women to break the tape crossing at 22:58, also running her fastest 5K race this fall. The Hawks placed 14 out of 16 women’s team as the host William Smith earned 45 points to capture their own invitational. 

Finishing 32 points behind Clarkson, Hartwick College also out-distanced third place SUNYIT in the men’s race by 46 points. Both Clarkson and Hartwick placed three of their top five runners in the top 9 slots for their commanding lead over SUNYIT.

After Williams’ 77th overall finish, freshman John Sadowski clocked in at 35:21.61 (101), senior Aaron Lawrence at 35:28.70 (103), freshman Matt Hunt in 39:10.15 (125) and Steve Crane in 53:21.43 (141).

In the women’s race, the top three teams were much closer in points than in the men’s version. William Smith clipped in at 45 points with three of their top five finishing in the first 4 spots. Clarkson University’s top two runners broke into the top 9, which caused them to finish nine points behind the host team as SUNY E.S.F. came in third with 75 points. 

The Hawks, who finished 46 points ahead of the last placed Penn State Abington, put together their best race of the season. Supporting Linares’s 31st  overall finish in Geneva were: Kiara Hilario (24:35.94 – 61st) , Jackie Downey (33:17.29 - 117), Allison Hall (33:40.99 - 118), Elissa Hall (40:25.25) who matched Stephanie Smith in time (125 and 126).

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.