By SHANNON RYAN
CHICAGO TRIBUNE |
AUG 28, 2019 |
Tom O’Hara, an NCAA cross-country champion and track star at Loyola and former indoor world record holder in the mile, died Tuesday, the university announced. He was 77.
“This is a sad day for Loyola Athletics. Tom O’Hara is a legend not only at Loyola, but also in his sport,” Loyola athletic director Steve Watson said in a statement Wednesday. “For as accomplished as Tom was on the course and track, he was unbelievably humble and a true gentleman. Tom will be sorely missed by those of us in the Loyola community, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”