|Logan Allison | Jr.|
BEREA, Ohio– Capital University's men's track and field team concluded their indoor season at the 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, held at Lou Higgins Center, on Saturday afternoon. Capital had some great displays of new and old talent helping their team score of 50 points. The Crusaders placed sixth in a field of 10 teams a place ahead of the previous years' finish. Headlining the day was Logan Allison, who after a stellar weekend was named OAC Field Athlete of the Year.
Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Galia Academy) added three more All-OAC honors to his list in addition to the highest honor a male field athlete can achieve in a given year at the conference level. He began his day finish up his jump events, where he dominated the triple jump. He came in first with a 14.07 meter (46-2) mark to defend his title, and did not stop there. He also picked up a third-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 1.98 meters (6-6).
Out on the track, Allison closed out the night by running a second-place time in the 55-meter dash, clocking in at 6.48. Altogether, Allison earned an addition 24 points toward the team's total on day two. He finished with one title and a total four All-OAC honors after completing his weekend schedule. His day-two accolades are in addition to his podium finish in the long jump from Friday evening.
Freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) posted six points for Capital earning his first career All-OAC award in the 200-meter run. He crossed the line in a third-place time of 22.79. Collins also sprinted his way to a placement on the schools top-10 list, taking over third.
Junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md./Perryville) grabbed two point and seventh place in the weight throw. He hit 16.29 meters (53-5.50), just shy of his school record-breaking throw of 16.32 meters.
The 4x400-meter relay race was host to some of the fastest teams in the conference and Capital placed in the top with a sixth-place finish seizing three points in the last event of the day after the team clocked in at 3:31.79. The team showcased a trio of freshmen including Trevor Collins, Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius), Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley), and junior Mason Trezise (Eagar, Arizona/Round Valley).
Taking first place in team standings this year was Mount Union University with 231.50 points. Ohio Northern University pulled out a second place finish with 151 points, and John Carroll University with 92 points rounded out the top of the championship competition. Cap placed sixth, which showed growth from 2016's seventh-place finish.