Eagles perform well at Lewis Invitational

Eagles perform well at Lewis Invitational
February 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Hurdler/jumper Dylan Roff (at left in photo) took a second in the men's 55 meter hurdles and a third in the high jump to highlight Benedictine University's finishers at the Dick Pond Invitational (hosted by Lewis University) on Saturday. In the 55 hurdles, Roff qualified second in his heat (and fourth overall) in a time of 8.26 seconds. In the finals, Roff posted a time of 8.17 seconds, just 3/100ths of a second off of Benedictine's school record for the event. Roff also cleared 5' 11" in the high jump. Other top men's performers included senior Matt Wilkin, who was second place in the 35-pound weight throw. Wilkin's toss of 52' 6" was just three-fourths of an inch off his own BU record set last season. Kyle Schulz was seventh out of 39 competitors in a crowded shot put field. Schulz's best effort was 43" 6". In the women's competition, senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron took home first place in the 400 meters, besting a field made up of 26 runners from NCAA I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO. Abron's winning time was 1:01.09. Abron was also third in the 55 meters, with only an unattached competitor and an NCAA Division I runner ahead of her. Abron ran a 7.43 seconds in the preliminaries, before posting a 7.44 in the finals. She was the only NCAA III finisher in the finals.


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.