Kim is in!

Kim is in!
March 10, 2008

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

It’s official! Benedictine University’s Kimyenna Abron (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park H.S.) will be the first-ever female sprinter to represent the school at the NCAA Division III championships. Abron’s provisional qualifying time of 7.21 seconds in the 55 meter dash was good enough to get her in the field for the 2008 NCAA III indoor track and field championships for that event. Her time is the 10th-fastest among the qualifiers, with the top-eight finishers earning All-America designation. The championships are this coming Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.


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.