Series: Shelby Collegiate Athletes
Over the last few years, a pair of Shelby Area athletes earned spots on the Eastern Illinois University men's track team and have pumped up the Panthers.
Bryce Hogan of Central A&M and Cody Boarman of Shelbyville have distinquished themselves at the collegiate level competing for nearby EIU.
In high school, Hogan qualified for the 2009 IHSA Class 1A State championships in four events. He won the long jump and triple jump at the Moweaqua Sectional and was second in the 200 dash. He leapt 21-3 in the sectional long jump, and cleared 43-9 in the triple jump. He ran 22.84 in the 200, and was on the 4x100 relay team.
He placed 5th as a senior at the IHSA Class A meet with a distance of 44-4.75. He was 9th in the long jump as a junior. Hogan qualified for State in the triple jump as a sophomore.
As a freshman at EIU, Hogan competed in jumps during 2010 indoor and outdoor season. Hogan placed 5th at the indoor Ohio Valley Conference Championships in both the long jump and triple jump. His best long jump mark was 22-9 at the OVC meet. His best triple jump mark was 46-6.25 at EIU Early Bird.
Hogan placed 4th in triple jump and 5th in long jump at the outdoor OVC Championships. His best long jump distance was 22-9 at the Big Blue Classic. His best triple jump was 45-4.25 at the OVC meet.
As a sophmore, Hogan competed in 2011 indoor and outdoor track. He competed in long jump and triple jump during the indoor season. His top long jump mark was 23-0 at Iowa State. His top triple jump mark was 44-5.25 at Notre Dame Meyo.
During the outdoor season was member of the OVC championship team, scoring points in the long jump and triple jump. His top triple jump was 46-0.75 at the OVC meet, which earned bronze medalist honors. His top long jump was 23-0.50 at the Western Kentucky University Hilltopper.