Froehlich to pole vault for Capital

Published 3:01 am Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PROCTORVILLE — Logan Froehlich’s career is on the rise, in more than one way.

The Fairland Dragons’ senior pole vaulter not only is improving his height as the season goes along, but he added quite a honor when he signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Capital University Crusaders.

“He’s gotten better and better. He just keeps working hard and does anything we ask of him. He’s one of the most coachable kids we’ve had. He’s getting rewarded for his hard work,” said Fairland track coach Jon Buchanan.

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Logan said his sprint work during the indoor track season helped improve his speed and consequently his pole vaulting.

“Last year, if you had told me I would jump 12 feet, I’d have said ‘no way.’ This year I hope to get to 13 feet and be in the top 10 at Fairland,” said Froehlich.

With a chance to vault at the college level, Froehlich said he can continue to improve.

“Next year I think I can got 14 to 15 feet,” said Froehlich. “I work on lifting three days and run so I can get on a bigger pole. When I get to the next level I can focus on one sport.”

Froehlich ran cross country to help stay in shape. He said taking advantage of Capital’s indoor facility will be an asset to his college training and career.

“I can train year-round. I can never get tired of flying in the air,” said Froehlich.

Logan — who is president of the National Honor Society — received a Presidential Scholarship and plans to major in nursing and focus on anesthesiology. Capital is considered one of the top nursing schools in the country.

Logan’s twin brother Dalton has signed to play golf at Capital.