Abron has record-setting day in track opener

Abron has record-setting day in track opener
January 19, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University women's sprinter Kimyenna Abron got the 2008 track and field season off to a fine start. The Eagles' senior set a pair of school records in the team's opening competition of the indoor season at the Carthage Private College Invitational at Kenosha, Wis. Abron - who was also an all-conference women's soccer player for Benedictine - re-wrote the BU record book, literally, out of the blocks. In the qualifying heat of the 55 meter dash, she eclipsed the 16-year old school record for the event in a time of 7.57 seconds (the previous record of 7.60 was set by Jen Young in 1992) to advance to the finals. In the finale of the 55 meters, Abron not only won the event, but also lowered the record to 7.49 seconds. Abron's time was less than 3/10ths of a second from an NCAA III provisional qualifying time, as well. In the 200 meters, Abron placed second out of 32 competitors in the event. However, her time of 26.83 shaved more than 3/4 of a second off of the Eagles' previous best (Julie Wysocki's 27.55 seconds in 1996). In other top placements for the women's team, junior Hannah Miller was eighth in the women's mile (5:51.53), while Stacy Aloisio was ninth in the 800 meters (2:42.76). On the men's side, Alex Arman was eighth in the men's mile (4:48.73). Senior Matt Wilkin was third in the 35-pound weight throw (47'9 1/4"), while Pete Sgarbossa was ninth (43'1 1/2") in that same event.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.