Logan Hohl was inducted into Orion High School's Hall of Fame on Friday, Jan. 5, as a state champion in track.

Passion is defined as an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction.

Track and field is simply defined as a sport of running, jumping and throwing. If you put passion and track and field together, one person comes to mind and that is Logan.

He has competed at the high school and collegiate levels and now uses that passion to coach track and field here at Orion High School, where he has had several state qualifiers and four state medalists (three in the hurdle events and one in the high jump) in just six short years.

Logan’s main love and most successful event is the hurdles. The hurdles have distances of 55 meters, 60, 110, 300 and 400, and Logan has had success in all of them.

Logan overcame many adversities throughout his high school track years that led to a near-perfect ending to his prep career.

His accomplishments included:

Illinois Top Times Indoor State 55-meter high hurdles champion.

Olympic Conference Indoor Invitational champion and record holder in the 55-meter hurdles.

Logan lost only one race his senior year. This was at the Thornton High School Outdoor Invitational Meet, where he competed against Class 2A athletes. There were only two classes for track and field at this time.

Logan finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles. He went on to win the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, where he broke the meet record. This record at Thornton High School remains today.

Set Orion High School’s 400-meter dash record in a time of 50.4 seconds, which holds today.

Double Olympic Conference champion in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Double sectional champion in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

Set a school record in the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.08 seconds at sectionals. The record holds today at Orion High School.

Records in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles still hold today at many area schools.

Named the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus Pacesetter after sectionals.

Orion High School’s first and only crowned champion in boys track. He became state champion in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Logan went into the state race with the fastest sectional time of all qualifiers. He also challenged the state champion and state record holder in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.

He went into the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with the fastest time recorded at any of the sectionals.

Logan finished second place in a photo finish, losing by only three hundredths of a second with a time of 37.38. The Charger’s time was only five-hundredths of a second off the state record time. His state time set a school record in this event that still holds today.

Competed in the Midwest Senior Spotlight meet at the University of Northern Iowa for Team Illinois. He won a gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles.

Logan was ranked 12th in the nation in the 400m hurdles after having only run this race one time during his high school career. He also anchored the 400-meter hurdle shuttle relay, and the relay set a meet record.

Logan was named Most Valuable Player for the Orion High School boys track team.

Named Player of the Year in area boys track by the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

During his collegiate years, his accomplishments included:


Bachelor of arts in physical education, and certifications in health education and driver’s education at Monmouth College.

Dean’s list

Physical Education Departmental Award

Top Health Teacher Award

Track and field

Four years of track and field

Indoor track:

Four-time Indoor Midwest Conference Champion

Five-time NCAA Indoor National Qualifier

Two- time NCAA Indoor All-American

Helped set the record at Monmouth College as a member of the 2008 Indoor National 1600-meter relay team

Member of the 2008 Monmouth indoor track team that placed second at the NCAA National Championship meet.

Outdoor track:

Four-time Outdoor Midwest Conference champion

Midwest Outdoor Conference Championships’ Most Outstanding Performer in 2009 and 2011

Outdoor Midwest Academic All-Conference Athlete

Current Midwest Conference record holder in the 400-meter hurdles

Six-time NCAA Outdoor National Qualifier

Three-time NCAA Outdoor All-American

NCAA Academic All-American in 2011

Second fastest time in the All Time Top Ten Individual Performance at Monmouth College in the 400-meter hurdles, missing first by one-tenth of a second behind the national champion.