Hawks Host Meghan Memorial

3rd Annual Race
Release Date:
October 1, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


D’Youville College men’s and women’s teams captured the Meghan Memorial Race hosted by Hilbert College October 1. It was a wet and breezy morning for the 3rd annual race, and, for the first time since the race started, only two open runners in the community participated.

D’Youville’s Jarred Bogardus captured the men’s race (19:46) well ahead of his teammate William Goode (21:06). Hilbert’s Matthew Williams crossed right on Goode’s heals (21:07) earning 3rd place overall.   The Spartans top five runs claimed slots 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9 giving them 22 team points. Hilbert’s team pace for the 5K race was 22:43 compared to D’Youville’s 21:44.

On the women’s side of the time card, D’Youville’s 16 team points earned them the team championship. D’Youville’s Maria Fusco’s 22:59 earned her the women’s individual title but she also crossed the finish line 9th overall. Hilbert’s Maria Linares led the Hawk squad after completing the 5K race in 25:17 claiming 5th place in the women’s division.
The Hawks will race next weekend at the Medaille Invitational at Beaver Island State Park.

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.