Men’s Cross Country Finishes Strong

CHILI, N.Y. – The Hilbert Men’s Cross Country team also competed against their largest field of competitors this morning when they raced at the 33rd Annual Harry F. Anderson Invite hosted by and on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan University.

The Hawks finished with 425 points, in a two-way tie with Keuka for 13th place but fell to 14th based on head-to-head finishes between the two teams.  Today was just the second time in program history where the men’s team, racing in a 10+ team competition at the Anderson race, broke 500 points.

The Geneseo men’s team easily claimed the team title after placing their top scorers in the first eight slots.  But it was Ryan Cory from Cortland who out distanced the Knights for a first place finish.  His 24:50.9 time was 21-seconds quicker than Geneseo’s Alex Hilyard.

Geneseo had a big cushion in points (24) over Cortland who took second with 13 better than the hosts, Roberts Wesleyan who combined for 110 points.

1. Geneseo, 24 points
2. Cortland, 97 points
3. Roberts Wesleyan, 110 points
4. St. Bonaventure, 111 points
5. Fredonia, 125 points
6. Gannon, 149 points
7. SUNY-ESF 175 points
8. Mercyhurst, 189 points
9. Le Moyne, 277 points
10. Alfred State, 290 points
11. Corning CC, 352 points,
12. Finger Lakes CC, 358 points
13. Keuka, 425 points
14. Hilbert, 425 points
15. Bryant & Stratton (Bflo), 453 points

Hilbert College 8K results:
31:25.8 #74, Kenneth Trometer
32:02.4 #77, Matthew Domagala
36:10.1 #86, Josh Kidder
38:00.6 #90, Jonathan Heck
45:54.2 #98, J Bowman
47:38.6 #99, N Letizia
47:43.5 #100, J Ortman

The Hawks have two weeks to train and prepare for their next meet.  Hilbert College will host the 14th Annual Meghan Memorial Race October 8th on the 5K course on campus.  Follow this (LINK) for more information on the annual race honoring a former teammate and friend to the program.

– Kara Rehbaum

Editor’s Note: This story was written by the Hilbert Athletics staff and shared with The Scribe

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