2009
One for the road! Miller breaks her own 1500 record

One for the road! Miller breaks her own 1500 record
May 16, 2009

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

Benedictine University senior distance specialist Hannah Miller closed out her career as an Eagle by breaking her own school record in the 1500 meters in her final race on Friday. Competing at the Gregory Meet at North Central College, Miller ran a time of 4:50.31 to shave nearly three full seconds off of the record she set earlier this season. (Prior to Miller breaking the record in 2009, the standard was held by Tracey Murnane and set in 2002). Miller placed 13th in a deep 1500 meter field that saw the top four times all hit provisional qualifying times for the NCAA Division III championships. On the men's side, sophomore Dylan Roff came within 2/10ths of a second of his own record in the 400 meter hurdles. Roff had a clocking of 55.78 to finish 12th overall. Miller leaves Benedictine as the record holder in not only the outdoor 1500 meters, but in the outdoor 800 meters (2:23.97). She also set the indoor mile record in 2009 (5:21.03) and was a part of the school record distance medley relay team (13:28.00) during the indoor season, as well.

###

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.