Cross Country Finishes Season At Championships

Release Date:
October 28, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Men's AMCC Championship              Women's AMCC Championship

EBENSBURG, PA – The Hilbertmen’s and women’s cross country teams closed out their 2012 seasons at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship meet October 27. Penn State Behrend’s men’s and women’s teams both captured their races with a 27 point tally followed by Franciscan and Altoona in that order in both divisions.

The weekend championships opened with the men’s division taking the 8K course at Ebensburg Country Club before the women ran their 6K race.

Hilbert’s Joshua Walczuk completed his race in 35:14, finishing in 38th place overall and leading the Hawks for the third time this fall. Others scoring for Hilbert were Kyle Kriegbaum (37:19), Rick Landahl (41:22), Andrew Cartaginese (43:34) and Tyler Roth (45:43). Akeem Todd and Steve Phillips ran the course as well, but their times did not count towards Hilbert’s 264 overall points, as the Hawks finished in 10th  place.

Shannon Ellis finished in 24th place overall to lead the Hawks in scoring (28:15) for the fifth time in as many races. Miranda Reimondo (30:38), Kayla Lansberry (33:37), Kateland Ball (35:19) and Julie Rouleau (30:38) pieced together the 224 Hilbert team score. Also competing for Hilbert were the Smith sisters, Miranda and Stephanie. Hilbert finished 18 points ahead of La Roche College to claim the 9th place finish.

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.