2008
Eagles perform well at Lewis Invitational

Eagles perform well at Lewis Invitational
February 9, 2008

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

Hurdler/jumper Dylan Roff (at left in photo) took a second in the men's 55 meter hurdles and a third in the high jump to highlight Benedictine University's finishers at the Dick Pond Invitational (hosted by Lewis University) on Saturday. In the 55 hurdles, Roff qualified second in his heat (and fourth overall) in a time of 8.26 seconds. In the finals, Roff posted a time of 8.17 seconds, just 3/100ths of a second off of Benedictine's school record for the event. Roff also cleared 5' 11" in the high jump. Other top men's performers included senior Matt Wilkin, who was second place in the 35-pound weight throw. Wilkin's toss of 52' 6" was just three-fourths of an inch off his own BU record set last season. Kyle Schulz was seventh out of 39 competitors in a crowded shot put field. Schulz's best effort was 43" 6". In the women's competition, senior sprinter Kimyenna 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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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.