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Ashland's Trevor Bassitt wins NCAA men's 400-meter hurdles national championship in Division II

Several other Eagles took home All-American honors as the team competed just four months after the death of head coach Jud Logan.

ALLENDALE, Mich. — *EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from last July, when 3News' Jay Crawford sat down with the late Jud Logan during the Tokyo Olympics.

Jud Logan would've been proud.

Just four months after the death of their legendary head coach, the Ashland Eagles journeyed to the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Allendale Michigan. The team honored its leader by placing nine different All-Americans on podiums, with Trevor Bassitt highlighting the effort with a victory in the men's 400-meter hurdles.

It was Bassitt's second victory in the event after previously taking first back in 2019. The senior finishes his college career with 10 individual national titles to his name, winning this event by less than a second over West Texas A&M's Bassem Hemeida.

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Ashland finished the championships fifth as a team under interim head coach Jacob Sussman. Back in March, the Eagles also competed in the indoor finals and finished second with four individual crowns (three of them by Bassitt).

Bassitt was also part of this year's outdoor 400-meter relay team that took fourth place, earning All-America honors along with Channing Phillips, Ryan Rager, and Noah Wood. Additionally, Phillips, Aaron Banks, Doniven Jackson, and Tim Rumas were All-Americans in the 100-meter relay, finishing second to West Texas A&M by only 0.06 seconds.

Individually, Banks finished fifth in the 200-meter dash to snag his second All-American nod. Other All-Americans included Brent Fairbanks (third, hammer throw) and Noah Koch (eighth, discus throw).

Pittsburgh State took the men's team championship with 70 points compared to West Texas A&M's 64. West Texas A&M won the women's event, while Ashland was 43rd.

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