Abron picks right up outdoors where she left off with indoor track

Abron picks right up outdoors where she left off with indoor track
April 5, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron - who was a national qualifier during the 2008 indoor championships after competing in track for the first time in her college career last winter - is at it again! At the Chicagoland Championships - hosted by North Central College and just the Eagles' second meet of the outdoor season - Abron ran what head coach Jon Wolcott called "very strong" provisional qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 meter events. In the 100 meters, Abron posted a time of 12.03 (provisional was 12.35), with the automatic qualifying time just 3/100ths of a second away at 12.00. It was a similar case for Abron's time in the 200 meters, where she posted a clocking of 24.79. The provisional cutoff was 25.32 and automatic is within her sights at 24.57 (less than 1/4 of a second). Matt Wilkin placed second in the men's hammer throw. Freshman Dylan Roff was second in the 110 high hurdles.


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.