Wilkin gets NCAA provisional mark in hammer

Wilkin gets NCAA provisional mark in hammer
May 17, 2007

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Benedictine University throws specialist Matt Wilkin (Bolingbrook H.S.) unleashed an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying mark of 171'7" to win the hammer throw at the North Central College Gregory Invitational. Wilkins heave also bettered his own school record in the event - previously 165'7" set earlier this season at the Elmhurst Invitational - by six feet. Wilkin's toss was also over three feet better than the second place competitor in the field of 16 hammer throwers at the Gregory Invitational. Wilkin will have to play the waiting game to see if his mark is good enough to earn an invitation to the NCAA Division III championships. He is currently ranked 26th on the hammer throw performance list.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.