Hawks Fly at AMCC Championships

Release Date:
November 3, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College cross country program competed at the 2008 AMCC Cross Country Championships hosted my Penn State Altoona. The men’s race took place on an 8,000m track, while the women raced on a 6,000m course. The men’s team placed 9th overall while the women’s team placed 6th.

On the men’s side, junior Tillman Davis (Utica, NY/Notre Dame High School), paced the Hawks with a time of 41:12. Senior Mark Smith (Palmerson North, New Zealand/Plamerson North) recorded a time of 43:19. Sophomore Chris Spence (New York, NY/St. Agres Middletown) recorded a time of 44:17.

On the women’s side, the Hawks ran a very strong race. The 6th place finish was among their best performances of the year. Junior Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) placed 30th overall with a time of 29:13. Junior Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) recorded a time of 30:14, placing her 33rd overall. Junior Amanda Trickey (Clifton Springs, NY/Canandaigua Academy) placed 35th overall with a time of 30:21. Freshmen Laura Wilson (Buffalo, NY/Grover Cleveland) and Jill Cohen (Buffalo, NY/Kenmore East) recorded times of 31:08 and 55:31 respectively.

The AMCC Championships were the final event of the season for the Hawks.

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.