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    Men's Track And Field Wins Chicagoland Championships

    Junior sprinter Brandon Cook won the 200-meter dash at the Chicagoland Championships.
    Junior sprinter Brandon Cook won the 200-meter dash at the Chicagoland Championships.
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    April 11, 2005

    Naperville, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago junior sprinter Brandon Cook turned in three, top-two finishes, including a winning time of 21.71 in the 200-meter dash to propel the men's track and field squad to the Chicagoland Championships title, hosted by North Central College, on Saturday afternoon.

    Cook picked up runner-up finishes in both the 100-meter dash (10.74) and as a member of the 4x100 relay (41.85), along with juniors Marcus Lesley, Justin Malec and sophomore Trent Thompson.

    Lesley was victorious in the 110-meter hurdles with a mark of 14.52, and was joined in the winner circle by both junior Pat Redden (hammer throw, 47.03 meters) and freshman Mike Savegnago (decathlon, 6,018).

    UIC won the overall title with 110 points, followed by Lewis (107), North Central (104), Chicago State (86.5), DePaul (78), Carthage (69), Wheaton (65.5), Olivet Nazarene (42), University of Chicago (41), College of DuPage (38), Harper (15), Aurora (12.5), Concordia (7), Trinity Christian (5) and Benedictine (4).

    Thompson added a second-place mark in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.04, while teammates Sam Watson (10,000-meter run, 32:08.96) and Terrell Williams (triple jump, 13.65 meters) each added third-place finishes.

    UIC will be back in action on Saturday morning, as they will participate in the Wheaton Invitational, beginning at 10:00 a.m.