Men finish 11th at UB Stampede Invitational

Release Date:
September 20, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men and women's cross country team participated in the UB Stampede Invitational on Saturday afternoon, at Beaver Island State Park.

On the men's side, sophomore Chris Spence (New York, NY) was top finisher for the Hawks with a time of 37:59, placing 65th overall. Sophomore Tillman Davis (Utica, NY) registered a time of 41:47, which placed him 70th. Senior Mark Smith (Palmerson North, New Zealand) posted a time of 46:26, good enough for 71st overall.

On the women's trails, junior Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY) was the top finisher for the Hawks, registering a time of 23:37 on the 5K course. Phillips' time placed her 52nd. Junior Amanda Trickey (Clifton Springs, NY) registered a time of 25:09, placing her 59th overall. Freshman Laura Wilson (Buffalo, NY) placed 61st overall, with a time of 26:18. Junior Jessica Tinker (Linwood, NY) posted a time of 29:18 and placed 63rd.

The Hawks return to the trails Sept. 27, at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College.

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.