Allison Claims OAC Triple Jump Title, Coon Places Second in Shot Put

Pictured: Logan Allison, center (photo credit: Touhmong Thao)
Pictured: Logan Allison, center (photo credit: Touhmong Thao)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

ADA, Ohio – After placing second in the long jump on Friday, Capital University Men's Track & Field jumper Logan Allison claimed yet another Ohio Athletic Conference title on Saturday at the OAC Outdoor Championships hosted by Ohio Northern.

Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Gallia Academy) blew away the competition on the second day of the championships with a winning leap of 14.41 meters, 1.31 meters better than the second-place finisher. Allison's first jump of the day went for 13.84 meters and he just kept getting better from there. His second attempt was 14.20 meters, his third was a foul and then his fourth was 14.34 meters. Allison did not even attempt a sixth jump.

Also earning an All-OAC spot on Saturday was thrower Jason Coon (Bernville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley). The senior started the competition with throws of 15.44 and 15.52 meters and then uncorked a throw ow 16.07 meters with his third attempt to take the lead in the competition. Coon remained the leader until the sixth and final throw from Ted Achladis of Baldwin Wallace University which traveled 16.19 meters.

Allison and Coon were the only Crusaders to earn All-OAC status. Freshman Kyle Farley placed sixth in the 100-meter dash finals with a time of 11.28 seconds. Senior Mason Trezise made the finals of the 400-meter hurdles and earned seventh with a run of 56.85 seconds. Senior Derek Knabe finished seventh in the 1,500-meter race with a 4:07.00 mark.

The Crusaders placed seventh in the conference as a team with 48 points. The University of Mount Union won the conference title with 212 points.

The Crusaders will look to further improve their marks on Thursday and Friday, May 3-4 at the Toledo Last Chance hosted by the University of Toledo.