SEMO Hammer Thrower Wins Division I National Championship
SEMO Redhawks senior Logan Blomquist captured the 2022 NCAA Hammer Throw National Championship on June 8 at Hayward Field for Southeast Missouri track & field's first-ever NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships national title in program history.
Blomquist, the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Male Field Athlete of the Year and Hammer Throw Champion, won the National Championship with a career-best mark of 240-8 (73.37m) in the final round to etch his name in the SEMO record books.
The distance also improved upon his Southeast Missouri program-record hammer throw.
''I came into the [2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships] thinking that I was capable of throwing far,'' Blomquist said after securing the National Championship. ''I was nervous, knowing it came down to one final throw and that was it. I've worked so hard for so long for this moment. It was anybody's ballgame coming in [to the 2022 NCAA Championships].''
With Blomquist's 2022 NCAA Hammer Throw National Championship, the SEMO men, the 2022 OVC Indoor and Outdoor Champions, finished a program-best tied for 30th overall at the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 10 points.