Cross Country Continues to Chop Times
- Release Date:
- October 1, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
CHILI, NY – Several Hilbert College runners achieved personal best times after competing at the Harry F. Anderson cross country race hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College September 29. The men’s race was won by Gannon University while Roberts Wesleyan claimed the women’s division. The Hilbert men’s team took 9th place and the women’s team secured a 10th place finish.
Leading the women’s race with a 22:07 time was Shannon Ellis, who finished in 46th place overall after dropping 1:10 off her earlier times. Miranda Reimondo completed the 5K event in 24:33 just a few minutes ahead of Kayla Lansberry (26:02), who also earned a personal best time by 1 minute twenty-three seconds. The biggest drop in time (2:06) was by Julie Rouleau who finished in 33:50. And competing in her first collegiate race was Miranda Smith who crossed in 43:29.
Josh Walczuk keeps chopping time off his race and his 31:44 was an improvement by 2:18. Walczuk (46th place) finished two ticks ahead of Matt Williams who also improved his personal best time by 1 minute and fifty-two seconds. John Sadowski finished the 8K race in 35:34, a personal best by 2:28. He led team mate Kyle Kriegbaum by sixty-two seconds (55th place). Andrew Cartaginese (39:39) and Richard Landahl (45:04) completed the field of Hawk runners.
Hilbert has a much needed week off from competition as they will try to mend their nagging injuries in anticipation of their next race October 13 at Seneca Lake State Park. The Competition for Cross Country Only (CCOC) race is hosted by William Smith College with the women’s race beginning at 11:00 am.
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.