Cross Country Team Competes at Behrend Lions Invitational

Release Date:
September 19, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Penn State Behrend Lions cross country team hosted fifteen men's and twelve women's teams on September 19, 2009, on the Behrend course in Erie, Pa.  Hilbert's men and women's cross country teams competed in their first race of the year and came away pleased with the efforts of all the Hawk runners.  Mt. Union men's team took the first place trophy for the second straight season.  While on the women's side, California University of Pennsylvania took home the first place finish.

Hilbert men's cross country finished the 8k course in a total time of 3:42.16 which placed them in 15th place.  Individual times are as follows:

15. Hilbert College
   76   17  Jeff Gauthier, Fr            36:47    7:25
   85   20  Rj Sykora, Fr                 39:46    8:01
   86   21  Aaron Lawrence, Fr     40:55    8:15
   89   23  Adam Clabo  , Fr          50:08   10:06
   91   25  Paul Coleman, So       54:42   11:02
Total Time = 3:42:16     Total Places = 427

Hilbert women's cross country team did not have a complete team of runners for the 6k course but several athletes did run the course.  Their individual times are as follows:

62      Amanda Phillips, Sr        29:16 7:51
102    Destyn Brown, Fr            38:30 10:19
107    Carole Jones, Fr             41:17 11:04
Next up for the cross country team is the Harry F. Anderson Invitational at Roberts Wesleyan College on Saturday, September 26th.


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.