Cross Country runs at Championships

both teams complete regular season
Release Date:
October 31, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend was the host this fall for the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship race for both the men’s and women’s teams. On a cold and muddy Saturday afternoon, all 11 member schools completed the race on the men’s side but only 10 on the women’s ticket. Hilbert College’s harriers finished the championships with both groups finishing 9th. Penn State Behrend captured the men’s team title (8K) for the third straight season and Franciscan women (6K)  won their second in as many tries since they joined the AMCC in the fall of 2008. Hilbert top 5 men finished in 30, 48, 51, 60, 62 places which was good for 251 points. The women’s team completed the race earning 245 points (40, 41, 42, 60, 62 place).

Rob Minkel was the men’s top finisher with a time 33:20.3 and several runners  on the women’s team decided to stay together to encourage sophomore Amanda Trickey who was coming back from a stress fracture. Trickey, senior Amanda Phillips and freshman Destyn Brown crossed the finish line together with smiles on their faces.
The order of finish for the AMCC championship race:
Men’s teams:
1, Penn State Behrend, 17 points, 2:26:19.0
2, Franciscan, 57 points, 2:33:18.7
3, Frostburg State, 77 points, 2:36:13.9
4, Penn State Altoona, 94 points, 2:39:10.7
5, Pitt Bradford, 142 points, 2:46:36.7
6, Pitt Greensburg, 204 points, 3:02:03.9
7, Mount Aloysius, 226 points, 3:08:07.7
8, Medaille, 241 points, 3:14:24.7
9 Hilbert, 251 points, 3:19:17.0   %%%%%%%
10, D’Youville, 282 points, 3:34:44.4
11, La Roche, 306 points, 4:00:45.8
%%%%%% Hilbert men’s individual times: 
39th, Minkel, 33:20.3; 73rd, Gauthier, 39:17.6; 76th Lawrence, 40:04.6; 86th, Wolfe, 42:55.9; 88th, Lagueras, 43:35.4. Coleman finished 91st with time of 48:44.5 but his time did not calculate into the team totals.
Women’s teams:
1, Franciscan, 25 points, 2:06:53.4
2, Frostburg State, 40 points, 2:11:14.9
3, Penn State Behrend, 85 points, 2:20:49.7
4, Penn State Altoona, 109 points, 2:25:44.8
5, D’Youville, 142 points, 2:34:19.6
6, Pitt Greensburg, 180 points, 2:47:05.0
7, Pitt Bradford, 181 points, 2:57:41.7
8, Medaille, 228 points, 3:14:38.5
9, Hilbert, 245 points, 3:59:02.9 ******
10, Mount Aloysius, 270 points, 3:44:07.1
*********Hilbert women’s individual times:
56th, Trickey, 34:43.0; 57th, Phillips, 34:43.5; 57th, Brown, 34:43.9; 79th, Davis, 59:36.7; 81st, Cohen, 1:15:15.6

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.