UPB runs to title at HC Invitational

Release Date:
September 29, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Bradford captured Saturday’s Hilbert College Invitational with a 21-38 win over the host Hawks at Frontier High School’s eight-kilometer course. The Panthers’ Zach Whitney raced to the individual title with a time of 31:14 as he beat out 16 competitors on the day.

Chris Spence (Middletown, NY/Middletown) provided a strong showing to lead the Hawks to a second place finish as Hilbert edged out an incomplete Medaille College team. Spence finished second overall and was 00:35 seconds behind the winning Whitney.

The Hawks cross-country team will compete at next weekend’s Nazareth College Invitational with a start time scheduled for 1:00 pm in Rochester, NY.

Hilbert College (2/2) Results

Chris Spence – (2) 31:49

Brian Boisen – (5) 32:48

Antoine Pleasant – (8) 36:15

Anthony Wizner – (13) 39:38

Dan Walsh – (15) 40:55

Ryan Becote – (16) 44:11

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.