2nd Annual Meghan Memorial Success

Fifty four runners compete
Release Date:
October 2, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – The Second Annual Meghan Memorial race took place under perfect conditions for a cross country meet on Saturday, October 2 at Frontier high school. Sixty-two runners were part of a remembrance day to celebrate Meghan Sorbera’s love for running and the spirit of Halloween in October. Hilbert College hosted the three-team event which resulted in The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford winning the men’s side while the D’Youville College squad took first place in the women’s race. 

Bradford’s Michael Evans took top honors with an 18:18 time in the 5K race as Anya Bogdaneets from D’Youville College captured the women’s race in 20:01. Hilbert finished third in both the men's and the women's scoring with sophomore Jimmy Campbell (Owego, NY/Owego) completing first  for the Hawks (19:20) and Lanie Harrington (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) crossing in 31:43 for the women’s team.

The Bradford men finished with 29 points, D’Youville with 45 and Hilbert followed with 50 points. On the women’s side, D’Youville completed the course with only 20 points, having good separation from Bradford who finished with 41 points; rounding out the scoring with 78 team points was Hilbert.
The race was open to the public and eighteen runners from the community joined in for a morning run.  The overall winner of the event was Dan Ver (Hamburg, NY) in 17:34 followed closely by Matt Sikora (Lackawanna, NY) in 17:45.  Both men were being chased by Ray Graf (West Seneca, NY) who crossed in 17:54 ahead of Bradford's Evans, the top college runner.
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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.