Women’s XC Runs 11th at Div I Meet

Release Date:
September 23, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s cross country team got a test against some of Western New York’s top runners at the University at Buffalo Stampede on Saturday. NCAA Division I, II, and III programs, including winner Cornell University, took part in the 3.1-mile race at Beaver Island State Park.

Hilbert placed 11th in the 12 team event while earning 340 points to edge out local rival Medaille College who finished 12th.

Cornell’s Toni-Lynn Salucci was the overall winner with a time of 18:13. Amanda Phillips (Buffalo, NY/Cleveland Hill) led Hilbert with a 91st place finish out of 120 competitors. The freshman covered the course in 25:00 and earned 54 points as the Hawks top runner on the day.

The Hawks will host a tri-meet on Friday, September 29th at Chestnut Ridge Park starting at 4:00 PM. Competition includes men’s and women’s teams from D’Youville College and the University of Pitt-Bradford.


HC 11th (340)

Hilbert Finishers

91st Amanda Phillips 25:00

95th Sue Devlin 25:30

113th Ashley Giordano 36:18

117th Crystal Bateman 36:18

120th Amanda McHale 36:18

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.