Meghan Memorial Run

Fifty runners participate
Release Date:
October 3, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the Meghan Memorial 5K run on Saturday, October 3 at Frontier High School. The race was open to the public as well as local college cross country teams. Thirty-one college runners participated from Hilbert College, D’Youville College and Penn State Behrend, in addition to the 29 ‘outside’ running enthusiasts. 


The men’s college team competition saw Hilbert College completing the course with the best team time – 1:58:15.4 followed by D’Youville College with team time of 1:59:19.5. Penn State Behrend did not have a complete team (men or women) due to racing conflicts earlier in the weekend. The athletes who did attend were there to support the Meghan Memorial, and we thank them publically for that.
The women’s college team competition flip-flopped the earlier results of the men’s – D’Youville College women’s team time – 2:13:04.0 while Hilbert’s team time was 3:11:12.1.
The race’s overall male open winner was Del Anson, from Hamburg, with a time of 18:34. Elizabeth Schultz was the overall female top runner with a time of 20:13. Not that there was an award for the youngest runner, but Hilbert would like to acknowledge a budding running superstar – little 8-year old Tommy Appenheimer from Kenmore, NY ran the 5K race in a time of 25:19.1 just shy of beating his dad, Tom.
The top 10 male finishers and the top 10 female finishers, along with the top open male and top open female received a dry-fit neon green running shirt with the Meghan Memorial logo. Attached is a list of the individual finishers as well as the team break downs.


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.