Lady Hawks Finish 12th at PSB Invit.

Release Date:
September 16, 2006
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ERIE, PA – The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) women’s cross country team cruised to a first place finish at the Penn State Behrend Invitational on Saturday as the Spartans placed five runners in the top seven. Hilbert College finished in 12th place (318) ahead of an incomplete Medaille College team.

CWRU’s Esther Erb covered the 3.1 mile course in 18:18 to lead the field of 105 runners. Sue Devlin (Hamburg, NY/Lake Shore) was the top Hilbert finisher on the day with a time of 24:46. The senior finished in 46th place followed by teammate Amanda Phillips (Buffalo, NY/Cleveland Hill) who was 47th with a time of 24:56.

The Spartans score of 21 was followed by second place Mount Union College (58) and a third place finish by Grove City College (73).

The Hilbert College women’s cross country team will compete at the University of Buffalo Stampede on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 am.

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.