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Regents Sweep NAC 800 Meters

Monday, May 10, 2010  
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Rockford college completed the conference portion of their season in championship fashion on Saturday at the Northern Athletics Conference Championship Meet at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis. The Regents fought through blustery weather conditions to crown two individual champions and set four new Rockford College records.

Senior Matt Lindgren (Oak Forest, Ill./ Oak Forest) continued his dominance in both the 800 meters and 1500 meters. Lindgren had posted the NAC’s best times all season and continued to do so in the NAC meet. The senior won his second outdoor 800 meter championship in a time of 1:57.52. The two outdoor titles fit nicely with his three consecutive indoor 800 meter championships. Lindgren also added the NAC 1500 meter title to his collection, with a time of 4:02.23.

Junior Erin Filak (Rockford, Ill./ Boylan) got into the championship action with her record setting win in the women’s 800 meters. Filak won her race by nearly two seconds, in the process establishing a new Regents record time of 2:26.96.

Sophomore Victor Reyes (Winthrop Harbor, Ill./ Zion-Benton) was also named to the All-Northern Athletics Conference Track Team with his third place finish in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase in Regents record time of 10:17.79.

Other records to fall include:
Heather Goodrich (Tinley Park,Ill./ Victor C. Andrew) – Triple Jump (9.37 meters)
Maribel Guerrero (St. Elmo, Ill./ St. Elmo) – Discus (26.38 meters).

The Regents will participate in the Dr. Keeler Inviational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. on Friday, May 14.

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