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Cross Country at CCOC

Cross Country Only Competition
Release Date:
October 19, 2009
Contact:
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GENEVA, NY - William Smith College hosted an event which hoped to level the playing field for cross country teams. Only schools that do not sponsor track and field teams could enter the race at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, NY on Saturday, October 17. 

For the women’s race, 10 schools entered to race the 5K distance. Daemen College finished the meet with the lowest score of 37 points.   The only other AMCC team to compete was D’Youville College and they finished with 148 points, good enough for a fifth place finish. Hilbert College finished in 10th place with a total team score of 253 points. Team standings are listed at the completion of this article. Hilbert’s fastest women’s runner was Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) who finished overall in 38th place with a total time of 22:39.98.
 
 
The men’s 8K race was slightly more competitive with 14 teams competing for the lowest score possible. The male champions were Clarkson University with a team total 27 points. Other AMCC schools were Medaille finishing in eleventh place with 319 team points and D’Youville College with 383 points. Hilbert finished between the two cross town/AMCC rivals. The Hawks finished with 333 points earning 13th place. Hilbert’s quickest finisher was Robert Minkel (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) who finished in 36th place with a time of 29:45.26.
 
 
 
Women’s race teams –                                                                
team time - place                                                            
Daemen: 1:41:29.54 – 1                                                
Clarkson: 1:45:17.90 – 2                                                
William Smith: 1:45:13.42 – 3                                        
ES&F UNSY: 1:49:16.08 – 4                                           
D’Youville: 1:57:46.07 – 5                                             
Paul Smith’s: 1:52:43.25 – 6                                         
Keuka: 1:57:14.71 – 7                                                     
Morrisville: 1:53:26.98 – 8                                              
Potsdam: 1:57:27.86 – 9                                                
Hilbert: 3:00:01.03 – 10 &&&&                                       
                                                                                              
 
&&&&: Hilbert women’s times: Amanda Phillips: 22:39.98, 73rd, Destyn Brown: 24:46.53, 61st; Kianna Porter: 40:28.52, 81st; Unique Phillips: 44:04.00, 82nd; Stephanie Smith: 48:02.00, 83rd; Jill Cohen: 52:00, 84th.  
 
Men’s race teams – 
                                                               
team time - place 
Clarkson: 2:14:10.67 – 1
Daemen: 2:20:52.66 – 2
Hobart: 2:20:52.66 - 3
Paul Smith’s: 2:26:18.22 - 4
SUNYIT: 2:27:38.23 - 5
ES&F SUNY: 2:29:46.73 - 6
Wells: 2:30:55.65 - 7
Canton: 2:32:46.59 - 8
Potsdam: 2:38:44.89 - 9
Keuka: 2:37:48.98 – 10
Medaille: 2:52:37.44 – 11
Morrisville: 2:54:24.31 – 12
Hilbert: 2:58:07.28 – 13 ****
D’Youville: 3:07:12.41 – 14

 

 
****: Hilbert men’s times: Robert Minkel: 29:45.26, 36th; Aaron Lawrence: 34:36.28, 91st; Jeff Gauthier: 34:45.41, 93rd; Dan Wolfe: 35:12.80, 98th; Paul Coleman: 43:47.53, 112th.
 
 

 



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.