2008
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
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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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.