2007
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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".

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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.