2008 Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

February 18-24

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Adrian Kibiersza, Aurora University
...6'2...Sophomore...DesPlaines, Ill. (Maine West)...
Kibiersza helped lead Aurora to a third place finish in the competitive University of Chicago meet. He finished second in the shot put with a school record throw of 15.51m and finished eighth in the weight throw with a throw of 12.63m. His 15.51m throw in the shot put was 0.03m away from the NCAA provisional mark.

Other nominees: Tiyawn Walker (Edgewood College), Zach Shiels (Wisconsin Lutheran College).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Kimyenna Abron, Benedictine University
...5'7...Senior...Chicago, Ill. (Hyde Park)...
Abron posted the eighth-fastest time in the nation for NCAA Division III in the women's 55-meter dash (7.21 seconds), highlighting the team's efforts at the Lewis University Dick Pond Open on Friday evening. Abron used the meet to re-set her own school records in the 55 and 200 meter races. She won the 55-meter dash and also won the 200 meters with a time of 25.85 seconds. That time is a full one-quarter of a second better than her previous record run (26.10).

Other nominees: Sarah Brennan (Aurora University), Jessica Donohue (Edgewood College), Sam Sturomski (Wisconsin Lutheran College).

February 11-17

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Matt Lindgren, Rockford College
...5'9...Sophomore...Oak Forest, Ill. ...
Lindgren placed first in the 800 meter while setting a new school record, besting 21 other runners with a time of 1:59.94. He also ran the second leg of the 4x400m, with Tony Hardin, Chad Zeman, and Rob Fry, which also set a school record.

Other nominees: Adrian Kibiersza (Aurora University), Milton Moses (Concordia University Chicago), Zach Shiels (Wisconsin Lutheran College).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Catherine Chappell, MSOE
...5'8...Senior...Lemont, Ill. ...
Chappell had four top-two finishes, including two event wins, at the UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday. Chappell set a new school record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.49 seconds, which was also good for the event win. Her distance of 5.16 meters in the long jump also placed her first. She also finished second in the 55 meter dash and the shot put.

Other nominees: Morgan Jacquette (Aurora University), Kimyenna Abron (Benedictine University), Katie Kloess (Concordia University Chicago).

February 4-10

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Tom Sroka, Aurora University
...5'11...Junior...Bridgeview, Ill. (Argo)...
Sroka set an Aurora indoor school record in the weight throw, besting his previous school record by five inches at the Lewis University Dick Pond Invitational on Saturday. His 50'7.25" throw placed him third in the event. Sroka also placed 10th in the shot put with a finish of 41'11.25".

Other nominees: Tim Miller (Edgewood College).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Kimyenna Abron, Benedictine University
...5'7...Senior...Chicago, Ill. (Hyde Park)...
Abron won the 400 meter dash at the Lewis University Dick Pond Invitational with a time of 1:01.09, defeating 26 in the field of competition which included runners from multiple divisions and affiliations. In the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.44 seconds, she placed third behind only an unattached runner and a Division I finisher. Abron was the only DIII finisher in the finals of the event.

Other nominees: Morgan Jacquette (Aurora University), Sarah Pawlak (Edgewood College).

January 28-February 3

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Brian Seniuk, MSOE
...6'2...Junior...Brookfield, Wis. (Central)...
Seniuk set two school records at the Carthage College Tadd Metzger Invite on Saturday. In the 400 meter dash, in which he placed first, Seniuk broke his own school record with a time of 51.24 seconds. In the 200 meter dash he placed second with a time of 23.00 seconds, again breaking his own school record. His finishes helped his team to a sixth place finish at the event.

Other nominees: Chris Boettcher (Concordia University Wisconsin), Zach Shiels (Wisconsin Lutheran College).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Samantha Bloxdorf, Concordia University Wisconsin
...5'10...Junior...Hartford, Wis. ...
Bloxdorf placed second in the triple jump at the Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Open with a finish of 10.55 meters on Saturday. She also set personal bests in the shot put (11.71 meters) and weight throw (13.12 meters), both top eight finishes at the event where the Falcons finished seventh.

Other nominees: Emily Goss (Wisconsin Lutheran College).

January 21-27

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Zach Shiels, Wisconsin Lutheran College
...6'0...Junior...Johnson Creek, Wis. (Lakeside Lutheran)...
Shiels set a school-record in the mile run by finishing with a time of 4:29.73, good for 11th place out of 45 competitors at the UW-Whitewater Invitational on Saturday. He later placed sixth out of 43 runners in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:56.34.

Other nominees: Adrian Kibiersza (Aurora University), Adam Brown (Edgewood College).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Catherine Chappell, MSOE
...5'9...Senior...Lemont, Ill. ...
Chappell scored 38 of MSOE's 42 points, leading the team to an eighth place finish at the UW-Whitewater Invitational. Her distance of 13.08 meters in the shot put made her a NCAA provisional qualifier in addition to winning the event. She also placed first in the long jump with a distance of 5.16 meters, and first in the 55 meter hurdles (8.84 seconds), both school records. In the high jump Chappell placed second with a mark of 1.57 meters.

Other nominees: Morgan Jacquette (Aurora University), Kimyenna Abron (Benedictine University), Sarah Pawlak (Edgewood College).

January 14-20

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Andrew Garvey, Edgewood College
...5'9...Freshman...McFarland, Wis. ...
The rookie set a new school record for the indoor mile with a time of 4:47.58 at the UW-Platteville Open on Saturday. Garvey's time was over 49 seconds better than the previous Eagle record, and good enough for an eighth place finish at the vent.

Other nominees: Phillip Dziatkiewicz (Concordia University Wisconsin), Josh Uleman (MSOE).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Kimyenna Abron, Benedictine University
...5'7...Senior...Chicago, Ill. (Hyde Park)...
Abron set a pair of school records in the team's opening competition of the indoor season at the Carthage Private College Invitational. Abron eclipsed the 16-year old school record for the 55 meter dash in a time of 7.57 seconds to advance to the finals. In the finale of the 55 meters, she not only won the event, but also lowered the record to 7.49 seconds. Abron's time was less than three-tenths of a second from an NCAA III provisional qualifying time, as well. In the 200 meters, Abron placed second out of 32 competitors in the event. However, her time of 26.83 shaved more than three-fourths of a second off of the school's previous best.

Other nominees: Samantha Bloxdorf (Concordia University Wisconsin), Jessica Donohue (Edgewood College).

January 7-13

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Chad Zeman, Rockford College
...5'6...Senior...Marengo, Ill. ...
Zeman finished the mile run with a time of 4:34.46, second only to a Division I runner from Marquette University (4:32.40) at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday. Zeman also joined teammates Matt Lindgren, Tony Hardin, and Rob Fry to shave nearly six seconds off the previous Rockford College record 4x400 meter relay time for a 3:46.86 final time.

Other nominees: Phillip Dziatkiewicz (Concordia University Wisconsin).

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Ashley Vana, Concordia University Wisconsin
...Junior...Milwaukee, Wis. (Lutheran)...
Vana ran a time of 5:48.21 in the mile run, the top time of Division III runners at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday.

Other nominees: none