Abron has another record-setting day on the track

Abron has another record-setting day on the track
January 27, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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For the second time in as many weeks of the indoor track and field season, Benedictine senior Kimyenna Abron assaulted the Eagles' record books. This time her efforts at the UW-Whitewater Invitational helped the women's team to a ninth place finish. Abron, a sprints specialist, re-set the school records she broke just last weekend in both the 55 and 200 meters. Just for good measure, in her first-ever race in the 400 meters at the collegiate level, Abron established a new record in that event as well. Abron ran a 7.40 in the preliminaries of the 55 meters, which was the top qualifying time. She would eventually finish third in the finals. In the 200 meters, Abron garnered first place accolades out of 56 race entrants, finishing over 4/10ths of a second ahead of second place in a time of 26.74 seconds. In the 400 meters, Abron placed third in a time of 59.85, the first time an Eagle runner has gone under one minute indoors for that event.


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.