Women’s XC 15th at RWC Invitational

Release Date:
October 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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ROCHESTER, NY- Houghton College edged out Mercyhurst College 73-94 at Saturday’s Harry F. Anderson women’s cross country invitational hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College. The race attracted 15 teams from across the region including six that compete at the NCAA or NAIA division II level. Hilbert College placed 15th on the day.

Roberts Wesleyan’s Kelly Hanlon was the first to cross the finish line conquering the five-kilometer course in 18:38. Hilbert’s Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) placed 104th and finished in 24:29. Hilbert accumulated 453 points on the day in a race that saw 149 competitors at the starting line.

The Hawks will next prepare for Saturday’s Houghton College Invitational. The Hilbert men’s and women’s cross country teams are two weeks away from hosting the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships on October 27th.

Hilbert College (15/15) Results

Amanda Phillips – (104) 24:29

Ryan Achtyl – (120) 27:29

Rachel Prout – (125) 31:34

Amanda McHale – (127) 43:40

Stephanie Trifunovic – (128) 43:41

Sam Klein – (129) 43:41

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.