2008
Eagles see records fall at NAC track & field championships

Eagles see records fall at NAC track & field championships
May 4, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's team earned a third place finish at the Northern Athletics Conference outdoor track and field championships hosted by the Eagles at The Sports Complex. The men's squad placed fifth in the nine-team league. Benedictine crowned several individual champions in the meet, including freshman Dylan Roff. Roff won both the 110 meter hurdles (15.60) and the 400 meter hurdles (55.56) - while also placing second in the high jump - to earn male "Rookie of the Meet" honors from the NAC. Roff's time in the 400 hurdles was also a Benedictine school record, erasing the 29-year old record of 55.60 seconds co-held by Bob Budnik (1979) and Chris Johnson (1977). Senior Matt Wilkin successfully defended his hammer throw championship as the Eagles' other men's champion. Senior sprinter Kimyenna Abron picked up individual championships in the 100 and 200 meter races. The women's 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams also both brought home NAC championships. The 4x100 relay time of 51.18 seconds also significantly lowered the previous school record clocking of 53.14 seconds (set in 1996).

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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.