2009
Track hosts 4th annual Eagle Invitational

Track hosts 4th annual Eagle Invitational
April 18, 2009

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

Benedictine University senior women's middle distance specialist Hannah Miller set a pair of school records to highlight her team's day at its own Eagle Invitational track and field meet. The Eagles' men placed 11th in the fourth annual event, while the women's squad was 13th. Miller slashed over a full second off of both the 800 and 1500 meter records. Her time of 2:23.97 bettered the previous mark of 2:25.20 set by Julie Wysocki in 1997. In the 1500 meters, ran a 4:53.14 that eclipsed Tracey Murnane's 2002 time of 4:54.53. Miller finished in third place out of 45 runners in the 1500 meters (and was fourth of 50 participants in the 800). Freshman Megan Kunesh was fifth in both the 100 meter hurdles (16.39) and 400 meter hurdles (1:11.42). On the men's side, sophomore Dylan Roff replicated Kunesh's efforts in the hurdles, also placing fifth in both the 110 meter hurdles (15.70) and 400 meter hurdles (56.46). Roff added a second place in the men's high jump, clearing 6'1 1/4". Devin Montgomery earned an eight place in the men's hammer toss (139') and was fourth in the javelin (170' 8"). Sprinter Robert Sanford was seventh in the 100 meters.

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