HC's Dorsheimer Sets New Record

Release Date:
October 14, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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October 13, 2004


HAMBURG, N.Y. – Running in the last home meet of her collegiate career, Hilbert College women’s cross country runner Katy Dorsheimer (Lakeview, NY/Frontier) has now raised the bar to a new level for future competitors at the Hamburg campus. The senior blazed through the Hawks 3.1-mile home course in 20.33 to finish first, and lead Hilbert to a 24-31 win over Medaille College yesterday in NCAA Division III action. Hilbert’s Stacey Zink (Hornell, NY/Hornell) finished second in 21:35 to help secure the win.


With her ninth career home victory and 10th first place finish overall, Dorsheimer has now won every home meet at Hilbert since the Hawks began offering cross country as a varsity sport dating back to the 2002 season. Yesterday’s winning time is a new course record, one that Dorsheimer has owned and broken several times over the past three seasons. 


Dorsheimer, a senior psychology major, has her sights set on graduate school and using the remaining year of eligibility she has retained if the right situation comes along. 


“Despite the outside demands of preparing for graduate school and working several nights a week, Katy remains very competitive and focused on being the best student-athlete she can be,” said second-year cross country coach Dick Barry. 


For the time being, Dorsheimer will prepare for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships, where last year she finished second. This year’s meet is on Oct. 30 and will be hosted by AMCC power Frostburg State (MD). 

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.