2008
Women 4th; Men 5th at NAC Indoor Championships

Women 4th; Men 5th at NAC Indoor Championships
February 29, 2008

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

The Benedictine University indoor track and field teams gave good showings at the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference indoor championships on Friday in Kenosha, Wis. The women's team finished fourth, and the men fifth, out of nine competing schools. Top placewinners for the women included senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron, who won both the 55 and 200 meter races in league-record times. She posted a 7.27 in the 55 and a time of 25.40 in the 200 (which was also a BU school record clocking). Junior Hannah Miller garnered a third place in the mile in a time of 5:44.18. Teammate Stacey Sara also grabbed a third place in the 55-meter hurdles (10.14 seconds). The Eagles got a pair of second place finishes in the women's relay events- Distance Medley and 4x400 meters. In the DMR, the quartet included Nora Becker, Elise Brown, Kate Korzeniewski and Jennifer Murray in a time of 15:52.13. In the 4x400 - which had a time of 4:27.25 - the runner-up combination was comprised of Murray, Stacy Aloisio, Miller and Abron. On the men's side, the medalists were led by senior thrower Matt Wilkin, who defended his title in the 35-pound weight throw with a winning heave of 15.64 meters. Sophomore Robert Sanford posted the fastest qualifying time in the men's 55 meter dash, before finishing second in a time of 6.76 seconds. Freshman high jumper Dylan Roff narrowly missed out on a medal with his fourth place jump of 1.76 meters.

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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.