Williams, Linares Top Runners For Hilbert

Release Date:
October 10, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Men's and Women's RESULTS

GRAND ISLAND, NY – The Hilbert Hawks men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Beaver Island State Park on October 8 to compete in the Medaille Invitational race. The women finished in 3rd place out of four teams, and the men finished 4th out of four teams.

In the 8K men’s race, Matthew Williams was the front runner for Hilbert, finishing the race in 9th place with a time of 34:23. Other runners for the Hawks were: John Sadowski (38:24), Aaron Lawrence (38:34), Matt Hunt (39:21), and Cameron Haag (42:51). Pitt-Bradford ended up winning the race, with four of their runners in the top 10, but it was Medaille’s Brandon Rebert who finished in first, with a time of 30:58.

The 6K women’s race had a Hilbert runner finish high in placing. Maria Linares finished the race in 5th place, recording a time of 31:29. D’Youville runners claimed the first two spots in the race, and ultimately came in 1st place for the invitational. The top two runners were Melyssa Peplowski (28:36)and Candice Price (30:32). Hilbert’s other runners were: Tiana Cheasman (40:06), Sarah Lorusso (43:55), Jenna Labuski (46:13), Stephanie Smith (1:01:35), and Jill Cohen (1:07:45).

Next up for both squads is the CCOC Championships on October 15 at 11am at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, hosted by William Smith College.


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.