Cross Country Competes In Wet Conditions, Claims 7th Place

Release Date:
September 8, 2012
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Men's results                    Women's results

FREDONIA, NY - Matthew Williams and Shannon Ellis were the leaders for the Hilbert College cross country teams who competed at the Fredonia Invitational race today. Fredonia capture the men’s race with a 41 point total while the Brockport women took home 34 points to win the women’s division. Both Hawk squads finished in day in 7th place.

Chris Wilbur was the first man across the line for Brockport who finished in 26:08.88. Williams {in photo to right; runner on the left} ran the 8K race in a 34:13.41 which gave him a 36th overall place finish. Hilbert captured 37th, 38th and 39th place by Josh Walczuk {in photo to the right, runner on the right} (36:07.20), Kyle Kriegbaum (36:22.35) and Tyler Roth (36:34.28).  Rick Landahl was the Hawks final scoring runner and he finished in 39:44.33 to tally 191 points for Hilbert.
Rachel Malone, another Brockport first-place finisher, clipped the timer at 22:15.16. Ellis ran her 5K event in 27:13.14 which placed her in 34th overall. The four other Hawk runners stayed in a pack like the men did with Miranda Reimondo (30:08.08) grabbing 42nd, Crystal Hailey finishing in 31:35.71 and Kateland Ball in 33:21.07. Kayla Lansberry completed her first collegiate race in 33:43.06.
The Hawks will travel September 15th to the Penn State Behrend Invitational in Erie, PA.

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.