Phillips places 14th to lead Hawks at Highlander Fall Classic

Release Date:
October 20, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HOUGHTON, NY – Hilbert College women’s cross country runner Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) placed 14th at the Highlander Fall Classic, covering the five-kilometer course in 23:28. 36 competitors participated in the event on the hilly campus of Houghton College.

Houghton took the team tile behind first place finisher Kaitlin Fadden who blazed to a 19:06 win on her home course, setting a new meet record. Hilbert (125) finished fifth in the five-team field behind Medaille College (94), University of Pitt-Bradford (82), and second-place Erie Community College (51).

The Hawks will set their sights on next weekend’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship. Hilbert will play host the 2007 meet with the 10-team event going off at 11:00 am Saturday on the grounds at Frontier High School.

Hilbert College (5/5) Results

Amanda Phillips – (14) 23:28

Meghan Sorbera – (28) 29:38

Rachel Prout – (32) 32:14

Kellie Tingley – (34) 41:52

Kaitlin Miller – (35) 41:52

Amanda McHale – (36) 41:52

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.