Cougar Spotlight
Janis Pastars
Janis Pastars
Men's Track & Field
March 1, 2014

After qualifying for the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in two separate events in the month of February, junior Janis Pastars on the indoor track team has been named the February World Hyundai-Saint Xavier University Athlete of the Month recognizing his impressive recent accomplishments on the track.  Pastars was publicly recognized with a certificate from World Hyundai Matteson prior to Wednesday's 7 p.m. men's basketball conference playoff game against Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) at the Shannon Center in Chicago.

On February 15, Pastars qualified in the indoor mile run with an impressive time of 4:17.34 at the Chicagoland Championships hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Ill.  He followed that effort by qualifying again for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships less than a week later (Feb. 21) in the 3,000-meter run with an 8:39.7 clocking, an "A" standard qualifying time.  Both times were new school records in the events.

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