"Meghan Memorial" Race

5K cross country race open to public
Release Date:
September 23, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

  "Meghan Memorial" race to honor former student-athlete:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

10:00 am
Open race to the public
Frontier High School

During her sophomore year at Hilbert College, Meghan Sorbera’s life was tragically cut short. She participated in cross country her freshman year and was a great teammate that season. As a way to honor her love for running and to celebrate her favorite time of the year, the cross country team will host an annual “Meghan Memorial” race in the month of October. 

The race is open to the public and the College would like to invite any running enthusiast to join us for the morning race at Frontier High School. All runners will begin together at 10 am.
There will be two divisions: the student division and the open division. The top 10 (ten) male student runners and the top 10 (ten) female student runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt memorializing Meghan and her spirit. In the open division, the top male and the top female runner will also receive a commemorative t-shirt.
Anyone interested should complete the on-line application at website and submit your payment to Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075. Please make checks payable to “Hilbert College Cross Country” and address your envelop to “Athletics – Meghan Memorial”.
If you are competing as a college team, the cost is $50 per male team, $50 per female team. If you are competing for the pure enjoyment of running, and would like to contribute to a wonderful event, the cost is $5 per runner.
Please contact the Athletics department at Hilbert College with any questions: 716-926-8805 or e-mail at:



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.