Behrend women capture 2007 AMCC XC title

Release Date:
October 27, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Behrend’s women’s cross country team outscored nine other schools to win the 2007 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) cross country championship. The Behrend Lions placed five runners in the top nine spots to outscore their nearest foe by 39 points. Host Hilbert College placed 10th with 241 points on the day.

The University of Pitt-Bradford’s Ali Mertsock was the individual winner blazing through the six-kilometer course in 23:57. Hilbert’s top finisher was Amanda Phillips (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) who placed 25th in 28:22.

65 runners competed with the top ten individual finishers earning All-AMCC recognition. All final results can be found by going to, or

The 2008 AMCC cross country championships will be held in Altoona, PA as Penn State Altoona will play host.

Team Results

Penn State Behrend – 1 (29)

Penn State Altoona – 2 (68)

Frostburg State – 3 (69)

Medaille College – 4 (139)

University of Pitt-Greensburg – 5 (147)

Lake Erie College – 6 (169)

University of Pitt-Bradford – 7 (181)

La Roche College – 8 (188)

Mount Aloysius College – 9 (199)

Hilbert College – 10 (241)

Hilbert College (10/10) Results

Amanda Phillips – (25) 28:22

Kaitlyn Miller – (50) 34:59

Meghan Sorbera – (54) 37:37

Kelly Tingley – (56) 38:53

Amanda McHale – (57) 38:53

Rachel Prout – (59) 41:49

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.