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Knappa’s Lewis-Allen part of relay title

Team won national title

The Daily Astorian

Published on March 7, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on March 8, 2018 11:27AM

Knappa graduate Devin Lewis-Allen in the blocks for the Eastern Oregon University track team.

Eastern Oregon University

Knappa graduate Devin Lewis-Allen in the blocks for the Eastern Oregon University track team.

EOU’s winning distance medley relay squad, including Knappa’s Devin Lewis-Allen, lower right.

Eastern Oregon University

EOU’s winning distance medley relay squad, including Knappa’s Devin Lewis-Allen, lower right.


PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Eastern Oregon University men’s distance medley relay team — which includes a former Knappa Logger — won a national title at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.

The foursome of Michael Slagowski, Thomas Morrell III, Dustin Zimmerly and Knappa High graduate Devin Lewis-Allen won EOU’s first national title in a relay event, making every second in the race count.

Down to the final leg of a thrilling 4,000-meter race, Slagowski just outstretched a runner from Olivet Nazarene to win the race by .01 seconds.

The Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon took home the national title with a program-record of 10 minutes, 0.45 seconds, while Olivet Nazarene took second at 10:00.46.

“What a way to finish the meet,” said EOU head coach Ben Welch. “Those young men came into the meet ranked 10th with the goal of winning, stayed focused over three days of hard racing and delivered.”

The Mountaineers enter the outdoor track and field season with the EOU Team Challenge 1 in Hermiston, March 17. Lewis-Allen is in his junior year at Eastern Oregon.



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