HC Harriers 4th at Highlander Fall Classic

Release Date:
October 20, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HOUGHTON, NY – NAIA Division II power Houghton College claimed the title at Saturday’s Highlander Fall Classic cross country meet. The Highlanders dominated the first five spots with the home team’s Chad Stauring winning the eight-kilometer race in 26:52.

Hilbert College (103) finished behind second place Erie Community College and third place University of Pitt-Bradford (81). The Hawks edged out conference foe Medaille College (108) by five points in a preliminary match-up of next weekend’s conference championship.

Chris Spence was once again the Hawks top finisher (21st) with a time of 32:29. He was followed by teammate Brian Boisen (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) who crossed the finish line nine seconds later in 32:38.

The Hawks will set their sights on next weekend’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship. Hilbert will play host the 2007 meet with the 10-team event going off at 12:00 pm Saturday on the grounds at Frontier High School.

Hilbert College (4/5) Results

Chris Spence – (21) 32:29

Brian Boisen – (22) 32:38

Antoine Pleasant – (31) 37:57

Dan Walsh – (32) 38:59

Tony Wizner – (36) 42:06

Ryan Becote – (37) 49:42

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.