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IC's Hyde finishes sixth in nation, earns All-American honor


Illinois College sophomore Andrea Hyde '20 earned All-America honors in the Women's 100 Meter Dash on Saturday, finishing sixth nationally in the event.

Hyde's time of 12.26 seconds bested her qualifying time by more than two-tenths of a second and placed her ahead of three runners in the final. She is the first All-American for Illinois College since Brittney Burgess in the Women's Javelin Throw in 2015, and the first All-American on the track for IC since Ofuma Eze-Echesi in the 400 Meter Dash in 2014.

Senior Tyra Abraham of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was the national champion in the event, crossing the line in 11.87 seconds. 

The Midwest Conference champion in both the 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash, Hyde finished first in the 100 in all but three competitions during the outdoor season. Along the way, she also helped the women's 4 x 100 Meter Relay and 4 x 200 Meter Relay each set school records.

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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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