2008
Arbon races at NCAA national indoor meet

Arbon races at NCAA national indoor meet
March 14, 2008

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

Benedictine University sprinter Kimyenna Abron, the first-ever female sprinter from BU to qualify for the NCAA championships, fell short in her bid to advance to Saturday's finals of the 55-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ada, Ohio. Abron posted a time of 7.24 seconds in her preliminary race on Friday and finished fifth in her heat, with the eight fastest times between the two heats advancing. For Abron, it was her first taste of a national meet. The senior had never run track at the collegiate level prior to the indoor season opener this past January. Abron - and the rest of the Eagles team - will now set their sights on the outdoor season, which begins in two weeks.

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