DALLAS – WKU Track and Field’s Oliver Alexandre has earned Conference USA’s first
Male Track Athlete of the Week accolade of the 2019 campaign the league office
announced Tuesday. The Hilltopper senior earned an individual title in the men’s
600-meter race while helping the Red and White to another crown in the 4×400-meter
relay over the weekend.
“Oliver had a good post-holiday opener at Purdue,” head coach Erik Jenkins shared.
“He had three solid efforts across three events which led to multiple personal bests
and a school record. I am happy he was recognized by the conference for his
The Miami, Fla., native competed in three events at last weekend’s Gene Edmonds Open
– and won two of them while setting a school record and two career bests as well.
Alexandre’s 60-meter showing of 6.97 was a personal best for the senior. Alexandre
grabbed a first-place finish, personal record and school record in the 600-meter
race with a mark of 1:19.54. The Florida native capped the day with another
first-place finish as he was on the Hilltoppers’ top-finishing 4×400-meter relay
team that ran the ninth-fastest time (3:11.47) in the NCAA to date.
Alexandre’s honor is the sixth Male Track Athlete of the Week nod collected by a
Hilltopper during the indoor season since the squad joined Conference USA. The
accolade is the first earned by a WKU men’s track student-athlete since Ventavius
Sears on Jan. 12, 2016.