Hawk's Run First Race of The Season at Behrend Invite

Release Date:
September 13, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College men and women’s cross country teams competed in the Penn State-Behrend Cross Country Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

On the men’s side, the top finisher for the Hawks was freshman Pat Madia (Grand Island, NY) who navigated the 8K course in 46:09. Madia finished 128th overall. Senior Mark Smith (Palmerson North, New Zealand) recorded a time of 48:31 to finish 130th overall.

On the women’s side, junior Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY) led the Hawks with a time of 23:34 on the 5K course, to place 63rd overall. Junior Amanda Trickey (Clifton Springs, NY) finished 94th overall with a time of 25:15. Rounding out the field for the Hawks was freshman Laura Wilson (Buffalo, NY) who finished with a time of 27:03, good enough for 111th overall.

The Hawks return to the trails Sept. 20, at the UB Stampede Invitational which will be run at Beaver Island State Park.

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.