Cross Country Carves Out New Trails On Campus

The athletics department at Hilbert College is pleased to announce the opening of two newly-created cross country running trails on the college’s Hamburg campus.  The Division III men’s and women’s cross country teams will benefit from the change in landscape and uneven terrain the course provides as they train for their season.

Hilbert’s Buildings and Grounds department, under the leadership of Gary Dillsworth, cut and removed trees as well as cleared over-grown ground cover.  They completed their 100 meter trail, whose entrance is situated close to the resident life fire-pit, with a thick layer of mulch since that section of the woods serves as a path for water run-off from the Hawks’ practice field.

Bryan Brener, a student-athlete at St Francis high school, complemented the first trail with a longer, windier trail with a few hilly sections.  Brener, an Eagle Scout candidate, devised a plan, organized a group of volunteers, and together they cleared another 300 meters deeper in the wooded-section of the campus.

The Hawks will incorporate this new section of campus into their Sixth Annual Meghan Memorial race on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  The race is held in conjunction with the Hawks regular season schedule but it is also open to the general public. Race Application


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