PSB captures 2007 men’s XC Title

Release Date:
October 27, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Behrend captured their first conference cross country championship since 2000 by placing five runners in the top eight on Saturday. The Hilbert College men had their best showing since joining the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and placed eighth on the day.

Penn State Behrend’s Kevin Gorny was the overall winner covering the eight kilometer course in 27:51. Hilbert’s top finisher was Chris Spence (Middletown, NY/Middletown) who placed 38th in 33:18.

67 runners competed with the top ten individual finishers earning All-AMCC recognition. All final results can be found by going to, or

Next year’s men’s and women’s conference championships will be hosted by Penn State Altoona in Altoona, PA.

Team Results

Penn State Behrend – 1 (24)

Frostburg State – 2 (37)

University of Pitt-Greensburg – 3 (78)

Penn State Altoona – 4 (105)

University of Pitt-Bradford – 5 (179)

Lake Erie College – 6 (181)

Medaille College – 7 (209)

Hilbert College – 8 (220)

Mount Aloysius College – 9 (241)

La Roche College – 10 (265)

Hilbert College (8/10) Results

Chris Spence – (33) 33:18

Brian Boisen – (38) 33:49

Antoine Pleasant – (47) 39:11

Dan Walsh – (48) – 39:38

Tony Wizner – (54) 42:09

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.