Great Start for Hilbert Runners

Nice showing at Harvest Moon race
Release Date:
September 4, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Classes haven’t even begun yet for Hilbert College, but a few runners are getting serious about the start of their cross country season. On Wednesday, September 2nd, coaches Jerry Mangan and Sue Devlin took two runners to the Harvest Moon race in Pendleton, NY to measure their abilities, and both runners performed well.

In an event with over two hundred runners, Senior Amanda Trickey (Clifton Springs, NY/Canandaigua Academy) finished the 5K event in 21.36 and won her age group (20-24 years). Trickey just returned from a week-long running camp in the Adirondack Mountains and the results of her training showed with her race time. Freshman Jeff Gauthier (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) ran well and finished second in his age bracket (15-19 years) with a time of 21.52.
Hilbert’s cross country team will have their first showing as a group at the Behrend Invitational on September 19th. Penn State Behrend is the host team for the race which will take place right on their campus in the Erie, Pa area. This event will be a good introduction to the Hawks as their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s championship will be back at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, October 31st.

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.