Track & Field

Oumaru Abdulahi

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mooseheart, Ill.

High School:
Mooseheart

Position:
Jumps

Experience:
SO/FR

Oumaru Abdulahi

Personal Bests (as of June 2014):

Indoor-
High Jump: 6-10.75/2.10 meters (No. 3 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
Long Jump: 21-4.75/6.52 meters

Outdoor-
N/A


2013-14:
BIG EAST Indoor Champion (high jump)
All-BIG EAST (indoor high jump)

Indoor (Fr.): Won the high jump at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 22) with top mark of 2.08 meters (6 feet, 9.75 inches) ... Set a new Marquette freshman-record height of 2.10 meters (6 feet, 10.75 inches) to win the high jump at the Jack Jennett Invitational (Feb. 1) ... Competed three times in the long jump, including a season-best distance of 6.52 meters (21 feet, 4.75 inches) to place sixth at the BIG EAST meet (Feb. 21).
Outdoor: Did not compete

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 ... Majors in theatre arts.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2014-
High Jump
: 1st (6-10.75/2.10 meters)
Long Jump: 6th (21-4.75/6.52 meters)

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