Jonno Engelking and Logan Blomquist Spotlight
Sophomores Jonno Engelking and Logan Blomquist were named Adidas OVC male field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday morning.
Engelking placed first in Javelin last weekend at the Joe Walker invite in Oxford, Mississippi, with a personal-best throw of 232-05.
“It’s a super nice feeling, it’s been a great season so far, and getting awards and recognition for the track team was a cool thing to do,” said Jonno Engelking.
Jonno now leads the OVC in the javelin and is seventh and the NCAA Division 1 West Region (11th in NCAA Division 1). The throw also puts Engelking first all-time in Southeast program history for the javelin.
This is the first career OVC weekly honor for Engelking who hails from Brampton, United Kingdom.
“I was expecting to do well, but now I’m 11th in the nation and I’m still just improving,” Jonno said.
Belmont’s Nate Nammour and James Faison of Tennessee State were named OVC co-male track athletes of the week. Na’Asha Robinson of Tennessee Tech earned OVC female track athlete of the week and Jacksonville State’s Brittany Cook was awarded OVC female field athlete of the week.
Jonno still has two more years left with the track team after this season. “Still being a sophomore, I’ve got two years of eligibility, I can grow a lot, and I’ll hopefully be throwing a lot further, and the Olympics is definitely a possibility.
Blomquist, a Pleasant Hill, Missouri native, recorded a trio of top-five finishes last week at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia. He won the men’s discus with a throw of 164-00, placed second in the shot put with a distance of 52-07.50 and fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 190-02.
“I grew up in a small town, and after we won state we got letters all around, and earning this award was much bigger and I want to give the credit all to god,” Blomquist said.
Blomquist ranks second in the OVC for shot put and discus. He also is third in the league for the hammer throw. Blomquist is 49th in the NCAA Division 1 West Region for shot put.
Blomquist is the fourth Redhawk to earn OVC male field athlete of the week in 2018. Southeast has now earned back-to-back weeks after Jonno received the honor last week on April 18.
Eastern Kentucky’s Jamaine Coleman was named the OVC male track athlete of the week and Ciera Scott of EKU earned OVC female track athlete of the week. Haleigh Knapp of Eastern Illinois and Tennessee Tech’s Khenami Roberts claimed co-female field athlete of the week laurels.
Engelking and Blumquist believe there’s always room for improvement as they look ahead to the OVC championship coming up.
“I like to use video technical analysis and talking to coach bringing new ideas, and constantly watching your best throw, and striving for your perfect throw, coach Eric Crumpecker is always finding the little things you can do to get better,” Blomquist said.
“Over the course of a long season, were always looking to get stronger and faster,” Engelking said.
Engelking and Blomquist will both look to finish strong as they will head to Tennessee Tech for the OVC Outdoors Championship on May 10-12 in Cookeville, Tennessee.