Men's Track & Field

 

Logan Allison Becomes Two-Time All-American in Triple Jump

Logan Allison placed eighth overall in the triple jump at Saturday's third day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He is now a two-time All-American.
Logan Allison placed eighth overall in the triple jump at Saturday's third day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He is now a two-time All-American.

GENEVA, Ohio – Just as was the case in last week's last chance invitational, Capital University junior Logan Allison relied on a crucial, pressure-filled leap to stay alive and advance at Saturday's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. With a successful launch on his final attempt of the first round, Allison not only qualified to advance to the finals but used that mark to become the eighth two-time All-American in Capital track and field program history.

Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy)  entered this weekend's national championship at the SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio) ranked 10th nationally in the triple jump behind a school record and personal best 14.73 meters. By noon on Saturday, he became Capital's newest two-time All-American.

The junior fell short of his seed distance by more than half of one meter after hitting 14.01 meters on his first jump. Allison then fouled on his second attempt, leaving him in the backend of the pack with one final chance to advance to the triple jump finals.

Logan Allison Jumps

1

14.01m

2

FOUL

3

14.49m

4

FOUL

5

FOUL

6

14.46m

 
 

On the final attempt of the first round of jumps, Allison launched himself forward and hit a mark of 14.49 meters (47-06 ½). That jump escalated him all the way to eighth place overall and punched his ticket into the finals.

Allison and eight other competitors went on to compete in the finals. Allison fouled on his first two attempts and recorded a distance of 14.46 meters on his sixth and final chance. While he did not move up on the individual leaderboard, his best leap from the first round carried over and granted him his second career All-America honor behind an eighth-place finish.

Allison becomes Capital Track and Field's eighth two-time All-America honoree in program history, male or female. He is the first two-timer overall and well as the first to accomplish the feat in the same academic year since Emily Goerig '11 did so in 2011. He is the first two-time All-America male since Cory Trump (2011) and the first male to earn All-America honors on both the indoor and outdoor circuit since Capital Hall of Famer Rick Meindl '78, who achieved that feat in 1978.

At the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, Allison earned his first All-America award in the triple jump behind a fifth-place finish (14.54m, 47-08 ½).

Allison's All-American performance closes up a spring season in which the junior was named Academic All-OAC, All-Great Lakes Region, CoSIDA Academic All-District, and successfully defended his OAC title in the triple jump en route to earning OAC Field Athlete of the Year honors for a second time this year.

 

Additional links:

Capital Track & Field All-Americans

Capital Track & Field NCAA Qualifiers

Logan Allison individual season results (TFFRS)