Men’s Track and Field Close Out First Day of OAC Championships

Pictured: Logan Allison (credit: Capital University Athletics, Amber Thomas)
Pictured: Logan Allison (credit: Capital University Athletics, Amber Thomas)

BEREA, Ohio – Capital University's men's track and field team closed out their first day at the 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at Baldwin Wallace's Lou Higgins Center (Berea, Ohio), Friday afternoon. Capital is currently eighth out of 10 teams with 10 points.

Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio) added another All-OAC accolade to his career list, placing third in the long jump with a leap of 6.96 meters (22-10). Allison also qualified in the 55-meter run by running a third-place time of 6.47, which is just 0.02 seconds off the pace of the school record. Allison will partake in three event finals tomorrow, including the triple jump, high jump and 55 meters.

Freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) ran a personal best time in the 200-meter run, clocking in at 22.58. Collins not only ran a personal best time but was second in his competitive field of sprinters. He will run in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

Capital came in fifth adding some points to the board in the distance medley relay race in a time of 10:52.59. The team included junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills), junior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Arizona/ Round Valley), freshman Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio / St. Ignatius), and senior Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson).

Mount Union University will enter day two with the team lead, claiming 62.50 points. Ohio Northern University is in second with 34 points and rounding out the top coming in third place was John Carroll University with 25 points.

The second half of the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championship action will kick off Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lou Higgins Center (Berea, Ohio), field events starts at 10 a.m. and track events will follow at 2 p.m. For full coverage of the final day of the championships, click here.