Kurt Hibert of the UNC Asheville men’s track and field squad is this week’s recipient of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Athlete of the Week at UNC Asheville.


Each week the school selects a BCBSNC Athlete of the Week upon their performance from the previous week's action.


Hibert won the discus event as well as the hammer throw at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic on Saturday.

He won the discus throw with a mark of 46.43 meters, finishing almost three meters longer than the second place finisher. He won the hammer throw with a mark of 55.84 meters, finishing over seven meters ahead of Andy Benesh of Western Carolina.


Kurt and the Bulldogs will compete this week at the Big South Conference championships starting Thursday at Winthrop.