Head coach Bert Rogers on Abdulahi:
"Oumaru is quite an impressive young man and I'm excited to have him as a part of our MU family. I've had my eye on Oumaru since his sophomore year and he has impressed me greatly with his athletic ability, his hard work and determination. Oumaru comes to MU from Mooseheart High School where he's jumped 6-feet, 10 inches in the high jump and 22-8 in the long jump. In addition, he's performed well in both the 4x100- and the 4x400-meter relays. I look for Oumaru to score a lot of points at the BIG EAST meets and I have no doubt that he will progress nicely at MU."
High School: Abdulahi was a four-time letter winner in track and field at Mooseheart High School ... Graduated with the program record in the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 10 inches ... Captured IHSA Boys State A championship in the high jump as a sophomore (6-08) and was the state runner-up as a senior (6-10) ... Won a sectional title in both the long jump and high jump as a junior in 2012 and a senior in 2013 ... Also sectional high jump champion as a sophomore ... Took third in the state finals in the high jump as a freshman, reaching 6 feet, 7 inches ... Held a personal best of 22 feet, 8 inches in the long jump and placed eighth in the event at the state meet as a senior in 2013 ... Was named the Tom Demsey Male Athlete of the Year as a sophomore... Three-year track captain... Jumped for the Aurora Lightning track and field club... Won the 2012 AAU Junior Olympics National Championship in high jump in the men's high jump youth 17-18 event with a height of 6 feet, 8 inches ... Also earned four letters in football at Mooseheart as well as one each in basketball and wrestling.
Personal: Abdulahi was born on Dec. 12, 1993 in Kpetewoma, Sierra Leone to Gassimu and Salimatu Abdulahi ...He is a middle child of seven children ... Has four sisters, Massa, Sude, Manseray and Salimatu, and two brothers, Karidu and Gassimu ... Plans to major in theatre and broadcast and electronic communication.