|Logan Allison | Jr.|
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – After one of the best single-day performances from within the Capital University men's track and field team in recent history, junior Logan Allison was rewarded by being named the Ohio Athletic Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week. The announcement was handed down by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Allison, a junior from Gallipolis, Ohio (Gallia Academy), broke two Capital records, won two events, and finished second in a third event during Saturday's All-Ohio Championships held at Otterbein University. This is now the fourth OAC Athlete of the Week award of his career, and first of the 2016-17 athletic season.
Capital's first record of the day fell when Allison set a new program best in the long jump that had stood for nearly 56 years. He finished second in the event, but his leap of 7.09 meters (23-03.35) eclipsed Dave Scott's mark of 7.06 meters established in 1961.
Allison came back in his second field event of the day and took home a victory in the triple jump with a new personal best of 14.22 meters (46-8). That mark also helped him inch closer to the top spot in program history (14.33m).
To add on to his already-impressive day, Allison also got it done on the track with a first-place finish and new Capital record in the 60-meter dash. The record was previous set by Travon Bodrick '15 just two seasons ago, but Allison's time of 6.95 seconds beat out the previous mark by 0.10 seconds and earned him a second trip to the top of the podium.
The Athlete of the Week honor is also the first of the season for a Cap Track & Field athlete.
Capital will compete one last time, at home, prior to the OAC Championships on Feb. 24-25. The Purple and White will next take to the track on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the annual Rick Meindl Invitational with action set to begin at 1 p.m. with field events.