2008
Eagle indoor track and field competes at Carthage

Eagle indoor track and field competes at Carthage
February 2, 2008

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

Women's sprinter Kimyenna Abron and men's thrower Matt Wilkin highlighted the Eagles' indoor track and field teams' results Saturday at the Carthage College Metzger Invitational. Abron set at least one school record for the third time in as many weeks of the indoor season. The senior lowered her own standard in the 200 meters, sprinting to a time of 26.46 and a second place finish in the 31-participant field. Abron also finished third in the 55-meter dash in a clocking f 7.48 seconds. On the men's side, Wilkin let loose with an effort of 51'4 1/2" in the 35-pound weight throw (just 14" below his own school record for the event). Teammate Pete Sgarbossa was fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 44'6 1/4". Robert Sanford placed 10th in the finals of the men's 55 meters, while Alex Arman was seventh in the 1000 meters. Dylan Roff was third in the men's 55-meter hurdles qualifying (8.30), before eventually placing seventh in the finals (8.37).

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