Xavier Claims Three BIG EAST Weekly Track and Field Honors

St. John's Claire Mooney

St. John's Claire Mooney

March 29, 2014

NEW YORK – Xavier started the spring outdoor season by taking three of four BIG EAST Track and Field weekly awards for the period from March 17-23.

BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week
TOM OHLMAN, XAVIER Sr., Carmel, Ind.
Ohlman finished fourth at the Butler Invitational in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:26.72.

BIG EAST Women’s Track Athlete of the Week
CLAIRE MOONEY, ST. JOHN’S Jr., Kildare, Ireland
Mooney took second in the 400-meter dash at the Eighth Spring Break Classic in Carolina, Puerto Rico on March 22 with a time of 55.32, which puts her inside the NCAA’s top 75 in the event in the outdoor season’s early stages. She also added a seventh-place finish in the 200 in 25.53.

BIG EAST Men’s Field Athlete of the Week
JOHN KOLIBAB, XAVIER Jr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Kolibab hit a personal best and set the Musketeer record with a winning height of 2.01 meters in the high jump as Xavier opened the spring outdoor season at the Butler Invitational.

BIG EAST Women’s Field Athlete of the Week
MERCEDES OLIVER, XAVIER So., Cleveland, Ohio
Oliver made a strong transition from indoor competition to outdoor when she set a new personal best of 13.08 meters in the shot put at the Butler Invitational.