Meghan Memorial Race Runs Through Rain
- Release Date:
- September 22, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
HAMBURG, NY – Medaille College women and Pitt-Bradford men won the team awards in the 4th annual Meghan Memorial Invitational cross country race held at Frontier High School September 22. Emily Quast (D’Youville) took top honors for the women’s division with a 21:35 time, just thirty-four seconds faster than teammate Maria Fusco. Brandon Rebert (Medaille) ran a 18:00 flat 5K race beating the next closest runner by 46 seconds.
The Hilbert College women’s team took 3rd place after D’Youville and Medaille tied each other for first. The eventual champion was named based on the finish order between both team’s sixth place runner. Allison Stang’s 27:44 was the difference maker for the Mavericks. Miranda Reimondo’s 24:21 positioned her in 9th overall, but she led the other Hawk runners around the course. Crystal Hailey (25:36), Kayla Lansberry (27:25), Kateland Ball (28:01) and Julie Rouleau (35:56) represented Hilbert in their home race today.
Bradford’s top four finishers all placed in the top 10, as the Panthers outdistanced D’Youville, Medaille and Hilbert, in that order. Hilbert’s Josh Walczuk’s eighth place overall finish came with a 20:14 time. Matt Williams (20:47), Tyler Roth (21:37), John Sadowski (21:59) and Kyle Kriegbaum (22:21) were the five runners to count towards the Hawks’ team score today.
Winning the Open Division races were both coaches from Medaille College. Judy Arlington (23:45) outdistanced Hilbert’s Lisa Arnst (24:22) and Walt Potocki (19:36) had no other open competition.
Hilbert's Matt Williams was presented the Meghan Memorial award at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.
Hilbert travels to Roberts Wesleyan College for their annual race beginning at 11 am September 29.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.