SEMO Track and Field athlete aspires to be an Olympian

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Logan Blomquist, a track and field athlete at Southeast Missouri State University, hit new records this past weekend.

Blomquist competed for the Redbird Challenge at Illinois State. He took first in hammer throw and achieved a new record for Southeast.

The previous record was 67 meters. Blomquist scored 71.68 meters during the challenge.

He has set several goals for his future career as a thrower. One of which is for the upcoming summer Olympics.

“My short-term goal would be to make the world championships, the USATF meet, here in Eugene, Oregon,” says Blomquist. “That will be I think June 23rd. And then my long-term goal is Paris 2024 and then the following Olympics. So, what I want to train for, could be up to another eight years so we will see where it goes.”

Blomquist will continue to throw until the end of the season.

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