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|M-C Men Sweep Conference Awards
|POSTED 1:50 p-m 1/26/10 Monmouth College officials say a "substantial" improvement by Logan Hohl (Orion, Ill./Orion) and Nick Byom (Gilson, Ill./Knoxville) at last week's Midwest Invitational has earned the pair the Midwest Conference's Performer of the Week awards in men's track and field.
Hohl, a junior physical education major, didn't take long to run a provisional qualifying time in the 55-meter hurdles. He clocked a provisional time of 7.72 to win the event at last Saturday's home meet. The time ranks him fourth in the nation. Hohl also ran a leg on the second place 4x400 relay which clocked a conference-best 3:29.63.
Byom, a junior chemistry major, nearly punched his automatic ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships last week. Competing at his home facility, Byom won the high jump clearing 6'9-3/4". The height provisionally qualified him for the national meet and was just one inch from the automatic height. He has the nation's top high jump mark this season.
(Monmouth College Athletics)