Track invitational brings nearly 600 athletes to campus

Track invitational brings nearly 600 athletes to campus
April 21, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Upwards of 600 student-athletes from various divisions were on hand for last Saturday's Benedictine University Eagle Track Invitational at The Sports Complex. Benedictine's women were 12th out of 20 collegiate teams, while the men were 14th out of 19 squads. For the Eagles team, junior Stacey Sara was third in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 16.01. Sara was 10th in strong 200 meter field, but still managed to set a school record in the event in a time of 26.31. On the men's side, junior thrower Matt Wilkin was second in the hammer with a heave of 163'8".


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.