This countdown began one month ago to the day, and it has been full of some exciting times in Capital University Athletics that have occurred over the past calendar year. We've seen huge shots, records fall, big stops, clutch saves and strings of wins that led to greater accomplishments down the line. Today, we unveil what was thought to be the top accomplishment and moment in Cap Athletics for 2016-17.
Few experience what it is like to be one of the best at one's craft. To be recognized as such not once but twice in a single year, that is not normal. It is exceptional!
When Logan Allison earned the title "All-American" for the first time following his inaugural appearance at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships during the indoor season, the thrill of doing it for the first time was there in a big way. Take nothing away from it, but the fact that it happened AGAIN, and the way that it happened during the outdoor national championships, now that is a moment you just can't recreate if you tried.
-- Relive the moment --
WATCH Logan Allison's All-American Triple Jump Leap!
|(video credit: Jenna Kreider, Capital Track & Field)|
To preface this story, Allison nearly missed the opportunity to compete at the national championship. It was the very last jump taken at the final meet of the regular season that awarded him the chance to compete at the SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio).
Fast forward to his event, the triple jump. He entered the meet ranked 10th in the country (14.73 meters), predicted to finish just outside of an All-American spot. Allison did not get that memo.
Instead, the junior fought and clawed his way into the second trio of leaps in that event. Similarly to the way he entered the competition, did he extend his life during his All-America bid. His first leap measured in at just 14.01 meters, nearly three-quarters of one meter short of his qualifying distance. He then committed a foul on his second leap. It came down to the third and final jump of the flight to see if Allison could make a major advancement up the leaderboard and into the second wave of the event.
He did it! The tape showed a mark of 14.49 meters (47-06 ½), which moved him from the bottom half of the field all the way to eighth place! Add three move lives to this video game of a year for Allison. While the next three leaps did not better his standing, he did not fall either. When the dust settled, Logan Allison was named an All-American for the second time in less than six months.
Oh, and he's pretty smart too. Allison later was named an Academic All-American, but that is a different story!
Thanks for keeping up with us as we remember and relive the best of the best moments from the 2016-17 athletic season! While their may be greviances on our list, one thing we can all agree on is that our student-athletes are already working hard to create the Top Moments of 2017-18, and this list will be even better next year!
If you missed any of our top moments or our honorable mentions, check out the complete Top 10 list below.
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
#8: Logan Allison Breaks Two School Records on the Same Day! -- link
#7: Hines, Wilson Preserve Win Over Kenyon as Cap Sets Program Winning Streak Record -- link
#6: Men's Soccer Builds Season-best 10-Game Win Streak / 14-Game Unbeaten Streak -- link
#5: Down to the Last Play, Football Defeats BW in Double OT -- link
#4: Martinelli's 10 Ks Clinch Postseason Spot for Softball -- link
#3: Cap Men's Lax Gets Retribution Over BW, Advances to OAC Championship -- link
#2: Football Defeats Otterbein in Wild One – link