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    Men's Track and Field Finishes Second At Horizon League Outdoor Championship

    Sophomore transfer Trent Thompson won the 400-meter dash at the Horizon League Championship.
    Sophomore transfer Trent Thompson won the 400-meter dash at the Horizon League Championship.
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    May 14, 2005

    Indianapolis, Ind. - A quintet of newcomers proved their worth on Friday evening, as the University of Illinois at Chicago men's track and field squad captured four championships and three second-place marks on their way to the Flames' first-ever, second-place finish at the 2005 Horizon League Outdoor Championship at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Stadium.

    Freshman Mike Savegnago captured the first-ever, Horizon League decathlon title with 5,836 points, while transfers Trent Thompson (400-meter dash, 47.75) and Marcus Lesley (110-meter hurdles, 14.74) each won their respective events.

    Lesley added a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.13), while Thompson placed third in the 200-meter dash (22.07)

    The Flames rounded out their evening, with a first-place and championship-record time of 41.50. The previous record of 42.04 was set by Detroit in 2001.

    UW-Milwaukee won the overall title with 231 points, followed by UIC (111), Loyola (87), Detroit (81), Butler (72) and Youngstown State (54).

    Junior transfer Brandon Cook chipped in two second-place finishes in both the 100-meter dash (11.10) and 200-meter dash (21.88). Freshman Terell Williams earned a runner-up finish in the triple jump (13.85 meters), edging fellow freshman Joshua McNabb (3rd, 12.95 meters).

    UIC will be back in action on Friday afternoon, as they will travel to Naperville, Ill., to participate in North Central College's `Last Chance' meet at 1:00 p.m. (CST).