Cross Country Runs at Penn State Behrend

Release Date:
September 19, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Erie, PA – Hilbert College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Penn State Behrend Invitational on September 18. Eighteen collegiate programs were represented making it the largest race for the Hawks to participate in. 

Mount Union College took away the men’s team honors with five of their runners finishing in the top seven spots. Richard Peterson (Thiel College) grabbed the individual honor after completing the course in 26:52.8 (5.24/M). Hilbert’s three finishers were: senior Aaron Lawrence (Fishkill, NY/John Jay) in 38:53.6; junior Paul Coleman (Buffalo, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) in 55:30.7 and freshman Steven Crane (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) in 57:45.3. The men’s team results are listed as in-complete due to the less than five runners completing the course/race.
Mount Union College again took the women’s team honors with three of the top six finishers competing for the Raiders. Top female honors went to cross-town and AMCC rival Anya Bogdanets from D’Youville College in a course time of 19:54.0 (5:23/M). Hilbert’s two harriers were freshman Raven Jones (Rochester, NY/Rush Henrietta) in 46:12.4 and Stephanie Smith (Waterloo, NY/Waterloo) in a time of 46.40.1.  Senior Samantha Mattocks was not able to finish the race due to injury.
The Hawks will run again on September 25th at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational hosted by Roberts  Wesleyan College in Chili, NY.



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.