Allison Scores Big at OAC South Meet, Cap Places Second

Pictured: Logan Allison
Pictured: Logan Allison

MARIETTA, Ohio – The Capital University men's track and field team was on the road to the OAC South Meet at Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, Friday afternoon. Capital with a collective effort and multiple top-place marks had a second-place overall team finish. Logan Allison took away three individual victories in a highly successful night.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio), dominated the meet again this year pulling out a first-place finish in all three of his events for the second-year in a row. Allison set the bar high with his marks in the long jump coming in at 6.88 meters (22-6), the triple jump (13.99m, 45-10), and he was not done there. He also walked away with a win in the 55-meter dash in a time of 6.56 seconds. His three wins accounted for nearly one-quarter of Capital's total team points, tallying 30 among his trio of wins.

Sophomore John Seman (Ashland, Ohio/Hillsdale) also made his mark with a third-place jump of 1.83 meters (6-00) in the high jump.

The men's relay group had some great finishes, starting with the distance medley team which showcased some true talent taking first in 10:52.30. The team included freshman duo Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley), along with the veteran pair junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills), and senior Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson). The DMR squad posted a time that was just 11 seconds off the pace of the school-record time set in 2013 (10:41.57).

The 4x200-meter relay posted an impressive finish, placing second overall. The relay team finished with a time of 1:35.84. The lineup included freshman Corbin Brown, juniors Tyler Kuhnes (Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley) and Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Va./Falls Church), and freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty).

Lastly, the men's 4x400-meter relay wrapped up the successful relay, placing third. The relay team finished with a time of 3:39.91. The team 4x400 included Nicholas Santos, Corbin Brown, Tim Trentel, and freshman Austin Myers.

The runners made a big impact on the track clocking in with many top finishes. In the 55-meter dash Trevor Collins and Tyler Kuhnes walked away with the last two spots in the top of their field. Collins in a top-5 time of 6.96 seconds in the 55-meter dash and a time of 23.96 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Kuhnes was on his heels in the 55 meters with a time of 6.98, good for sixth. Nicholas Santos continued to have a great night running the second-best time in the 200-meter dash (23.86).

The Capital throws group had some impressive marks, taking several top spots going into finals. Junior Jason Coon (Reading, Pa./Reading) launched a 16.15-meter (52-11) throw earning a second-place finish in the shot put. Junior Myron Goldsmith (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis Desales) was not too far behind with a third-place finish pulling out a 14.34 meter (47-00) mark. Senior Fraser Smith added to the duo for a fourth-place finish with a new personal record of 14.10 meters (46-3).

Capital record holder junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md./Perryville) had a big win in the weight throw with a toss of 16.19 meters (53-1). Smith, made his mark in weight throw also pulling out a 13.90-meter (45-7) toss, placing sixth overall.

Otterbein University took first in team standings with 257 points. Capital University with 121 points came in second, finishing ahead of Wilmington College (108), Muskingum University (53), and host Marietta College (36).

Capital University is set to host the Jessica Starks Open at the Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio) on Saturday, Jan. 28.