Magnificent Mile! Miller again breaks indoor record

Magnificent Mile! Miller again breaks indoor record
February 14, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior distance runner Hannah Miller broke her own school record for the indoor mile to highlight the Eagles' results from the Chicagoland Championships over the weekend. In the women's events, held at Lewis University on Friday, Miller made her second assault of the season on her own record (first set by her in 2008). After blasting the record to the tune of 21 seconds earlier this season, Miller wiped another eight-plus seconds off of the mark on Friday. Miller's time of 5:21.03 was good enough for a third place finish, with only two runners from NCAA Division I school finishing ahead of her in the race. Miller also smashed her own personal best in the 3,000 meters in a time of 11:12.18, which gained her an eight place out of 35 competitors. Previously, Miller's best time for the race was 11:33.83. On the men's side of things at the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon, junior sprinter Robert Sanford set the tone for the Eagles. Sanford ran personal bests in both the 55 meter and the 200 meter races. In the preliminaries for the 55 meter dash, Sanford posted a time of 6.66 seconds (.13 second better than he has run prior), before notching a 6.67 in the finals for a ninth place finish out of the 62 entrants. In the 200, Sanford was 27th out of 60 competitors and slashed 2/10ths of a second off of his personal best time by covering the track in 24.16 seconds.


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.