Week number two of our Top Moments of 2016-17 is underway! Moments seven and eight are locked and ready to rock, so relive the moment with us today and this Wednesday as we unveil more best-of-the-best moments!
Top Moment #8: Logan Allison Breaks Two School Records on the Same Day!
Records are amazing to hold, but are meant to be broken. Unlike hearts, toys and delicate glassware, records are inanimate items we strive to destroy and are elated when they shatter. Cue the 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin soundtrack for track and field standout Logan Allison, and have your finger on the play button because on Feb. 11, 2017 the Gallipolis, Ohio native did so not once but TWICE at the All-Ohio Indoor Championship held at Otterbein University.
Allison had a busy day with a score of field event, placing first overall in the triple jump before making history in two additional events. Then, a Capital record that stood for over 60 years came toppling down.
Allison geared up for the long jump, bursting off the line and leaping forward 7.09 meters (23-03 ¼) with a clean jump. Once measured and verified, Allison became Capital's new record holder in the event. The previous record was held by Dave Scott and stood since 1961.
Oh, but he wasn't done.
He then lined up for the 60-meter dash. Once in the blocks, the gun sounded and Allison then said, "buh bye" to the competition and another Capital record. Allison posted the first recorded sub-7.00 60-meter time, clocking in at 6.95 seconds. The mark took down 2015 graduate Travon Bodrick's record set that year (7.05).
Ok, NOW he's done…for now.
Honorable Mention: Ashley Freshkorn becomes an OAC champion in the shotput
In her final appearance at an indoor conference championship event, senior Ashley Freshkorn made the most of it with one of the best moments of her throwing career. A shot put specialist, Freshkorn's second toss flew 13.53 meters (or 44-feet, 4 ¾ inches) and stood the test of time to grant her first OAC title in the event. Almost as epic was the celebratory chest bump between Freshkorn and throws coach Kim Gallavan that turned Gallavan into a gymnast with a backward summersault (with a slight twist). A fantastic moment, for sure! (link)
Previous Top Moments of 2016-17
#10: Women's Golf Rewrites Record Book at Purple & White Invite -- link
#9: Men's Golf Wins First Tournament in Nearly Five Years -- link