2008
Abron runs down another NAC track weekly award

Abron runs down another NAC track weekly award
February 12, 2008

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

Benedictine University senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park H.S.) has been selected as the "Student-Athlete of the Week" for women's indoor track and field for the period of February 4-10, 2008. It is Abron's second such award this season. Competing at the Dick Pond Invitational at Lewis University, Abron took home first place in the 400 meters, besting a field made up of 26 runners from NCAA I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO. Abron's winning time was 1:01.09. Abron was also third in the 55 meters, with only an unattached competitor and an NCAA Division I runner ahead of her. Abron ran a 7.43 seconds in the preliminaries, before posting a 7.44 in the finals. She was the only NCAA III finisher in the finals.

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