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Women’s XC finishes fourth in home meet

Release Date:
September 29, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Bradford’s Ali Mertsock covered Saturday’s six-kilometer course in 24:06 to lead the Panthers to a second place finish at the Hilbert College Invitational. 26 runners participated in the event at the Hawks nearby course on the campus of Frontier High School in a preview of next month’s AMCC Championship. D’Youville College captured the team event with a low score of 29.

Hilbert’s Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) was the top Hawk across the finish line in 31:47 and settled for an 11th place finish. The Hawks used seven runners on the day and scored 88 points to place fourth behind Medaille College (61), UPB (42), and D’Youville College (29).

Next up for the women’s cross country team is a trip to Rochester, NY for the Nazareth College Invitational on Saturday, October 6th. Start time is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

Hilbert College (4/4) Results

Amanda Phillips – (11) 31:47

Ryan Achtyl – (13) 33:44

Kellie Tingley – (19) 38:48

Rachel Prout – (22) 41:19

Stephanie Trifunovic – (23) 43:38

Melissa Wilson – (25) 55:00

Samantha Klein – 26) 55:00



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.