Men's Cross Country Competes at Harry Anderson

Seven Runners Race
Release Date:
September 27, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Chili, NY - The men’s cross country team at Hilbert College participate in the annual Harry F. Anderson race hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College on September 25th. The men’s team finished the 8K course in a combined time of 3:25:51.54 resulting in a tenth place finish. Hilbert’s fastest runner was senior Aaron Lawrence (Fishkill, NY/John Jay) in a personal time of 38:29.18 good for 56 points towards the team’s combined total (301). The University of Rochester (#26 Division III) dominated the men’s race with nineteen of the top thirty-four harriers finishing in under 28:23.00. Freshman Yuji Wakimoto from Rochester finished in 26:32.28 sprinting ahead of fellow Yellowjacket, Thomas Hollwell. This one-two punch out-distanced the University of Buffalo’s Aaron Walker by almost five seconds.   (click here to view the complete results of the race).                        

Hilbert’s six other competitors were: junior Cameron Haag (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Wheatfield) finishing in 39:13.71 (85th); freshman Lenny Messina (Long Island, NY/Centereach) 41:00.00 (87); freshman Keyon McCarly (Buffalo, NY/Oracle) in 42:04.6 (91); sophomore Jeff Gauthier (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) in 45:03.63 (92); junior Paul Coleman (Buffalo, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) in 47:18.86 (93) and freshman Stephen Crane (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) in 50:49.09 (94).

The Hawks will be hosting the second annual Meghan Memorial Race on Saturday, October 2nd to honor the memory of Meghan Sorbera, a former student-athlete and cross country member at Hilbert. The race is being held at Frontier high school with the men’s event beginning at 9:30 am. Interested runners should register on-line at or register the morning of the race.


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.