Utah State’s Logan Hammer earns Second-Team All-American honors with 16th-place finish at NCAA Championships | Sports

EUGENE, Oregon — Utah State track & field sophomore Logan Hammer finished 16th in the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.22 meters (17-1.5) to earn second-team All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on Wednesday evening. 


“He’s not happy and not satisfied with the result he had today, but I hope as the days pass he’ll be able to recognize what a special season he’s had,” said Artie Gulden, USU’s director of track & field and cross country said. “He jumped over a foot higher than he did last year, made it to the NCAAs, second-team All-American and our first All-American in track & field since 2019.”


With his performance, Hammer is the first Aggie All-American since Sindri Gudmundsson earned first-team honors in the men’s javelin in 2019.


Hammer passed on 5.07 meters (16-7.5) and cleared 5.22 meters (17-1.5) on his first attempt to earn 16th. He had the height to clear 5.37 meters (17-7.25) twice but hit the bar on his way down.


“He came down on the bar and that’s one of the incredibly technical aspects of the pole vault,” Gulden said. “You have to have everything right.”


Gulden said he is proud of Hammer’s example for the team and looks forward to his next two seasons in Aggie Blue.


“He set the standard for the rest of the team and showed the guys and the ladies on the team that this was possible,” Gulden said. “We want to get kids to NCAAs and he’s leading the way.”



NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Hayward Field | Eugene, Oregon | June 5, 2024


USU Men’s Results:

Pole Vault – 16. Logan Hammer, 5.22 meters (17-1.5).

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