2008
Abron runs down weekly league honor in track

Abron runs down weekly league honor in track
April 8, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron (Chicago, Ill./Hyde Park H.S.) has earned another weekly award as the Northern Athletics Conference's "Student-Athlete of the Week" in track and field. This was Abron's first during the 2008 outdoor season, after netting the accolades three times during indoor competition. At the Chicagoland Championships hosted at nearby North Central College, Abron ran very strong NCAA Division III provisional qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 meter events. In the 100 meters Abron posted a time of 12.03, which was just 3/100ths of a second away from an automatic qualifier. In the 200 meters, Abron posted a clocking of 24.79. That was just 1/4 of a second off of an automatic berth in that event. Abron won the 100 meters and was second in the 200 with only a runner from Division I DePaul University finishing ahead of her. Both of Abron's times also shattered the Benedictine records in those events as well. The previous 100 meter standard was 12.51, while the 200 meters was 26.31.

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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.