HC men challenged at division I race

Release Date:
September 22, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GRAND ISLAND, NY – University at Bufffalo’s Dan Giza blazed through the Bulls eight-kilometer course along the Niagara River Saturday to win the Stampede Invitational in 26:14. The Bulls placed six runners in the top eight en route to the team win. Hilbert College was the only complete division III program to compete and finished fourth on the day.

The Hawks were paced by freshman Chris Spence (Middletown, NY/Middletown) who finished 33rd overall in 36:03. Brian Boisen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Antoine Pleasant (Buffalo, NY/Kenmore West) followed Spence as the three Hawks finished ahead of Medaille College’s Ben Dlugosh. Dlugosh represented the only other division III competition as he paced an incomplete Maverick’s team.

Hilbert finished with 107 points behind Erie Community College (88), Colgate University (36) and UB (22).

The Hawks will play host to next Saturday’s Hilbert College Invitational with a start time scheduled for 11:00 am at nearby Frontier High School.

Hilbert College (4/4) Results

Chris Spence – (33) 33:03

Brian Boisen – (34) 39:05

Antoine Pleasant – (35) 39:28

Anthony Wizner – (39) 43:21

Dan Walsh – (40) 43:42

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.