2008
Abron named NAC Student-Athlete of the Week

Abron named NAC Student-Athlete of the Week
January 22, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron capped a stellar initial week of competition as a member of Benedictine's track and field program. Not only did Abron set a pair of school records at last Saturday's Carthage Private College Invitational but, for her efforts, she was also named as the Northern Athletics Conference female track and field Student-Athlete of the Week. 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).

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