Allison Becomes an All-American Finishing Fifth at Nationals

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Logan Allison
Junior |  Triple Jump 

NAPERVILLE, Ill.Logan Allison became Capital University's first male All-American in six years when he placed fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. He toppled his own school record and joined some elite company within the program with his lone good leap of the meet.

It took just one jump out of six for junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) to make his mark at the national meet and within the Capital track and field program. After fouling on his first two attempts, Allison hit new lengths with the lone good jump of the set of six. His third attempt served as a program record breaker and eventually settled him into fifth place among the nation's 15 best triple jumpers.

Facing the prospect of not qualifying for the finals, Allison's third leap was granted a white flag and was measured at 14.54 meters (47-8 ½). Though he fouled on his three leaps after being granted passage into the finals, his mark was still good for a top-5 finish and All-America status. Allison shared his event best with Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Jerry Williams, but a tiebreaker put Williams in front of Allison.

Allison becomes just the 10th male All-American in Capital Track and Field history, and the first since 2011. Two-time All-American Cory Trump was the last to do so at the 2011 Indoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump. Allison is the first student-athletes to earn All-American honors as a triple jump in the program's history, male or female.

The last All-American Capital had among either of its track and field programs was in 2013 when Emma McCarron did so in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Allison entered the weekend ranked 13th in the country behind a top mark of 14.44 meters. He will add his All-America award to a list of achievements obtained this indoor season, which includes three school records, four all-region nods, and a successful defense of his OAC championship in the triple jump.