Track & Field

Dylan Allen, Rachel Boice Named to SEC Community Service Team

by Tony Neely

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky athletes Dylan Allen and Rachel Boice have been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service team announced Friday by the league office.

Allen, a junior from Louisville, has been involved with several organizations during his time at Kentucky. He has worked as a blood donor screener for the American Red Cross, spent time with patients at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, sorted food and packed boxes at the Dare to Care Food Bank, assisted with food service at the Salvation Army, and has volunteered as a transcriber of old documents for the Smithsonian Institution.

In athletics, Allen has been a three-year member of the track and field/cross country teams. This year, he placed 35th at the SEC Cross Country Championships. During the indoor season, he scored points at the SEC Championships by placing fifth in the mile run with a personal-best time of 4:02.34. In the outdoor season at the Rick Erdmann Twilight Meet, he posted a time of 3:41.15 in the 1500-meter run, the No. 4 time in UK history.

A junior premed student from Buckner, Ky., Boice designed and led a biology learning center and laboratory for Haitian students at the St. Francis School of Technology during the 2020-21 school year. She created learning stations and experiments for students from the third through the 13th grades, made powerpoints and spreadsheets for the students, and led Zoom meetings to teach and monitor the progress of the labs. She also has done activities with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington elementary schools, Active Women’s Health Initiative, Best Buddies of Lexington, Adopt-a-Family program and more.

Boice has been a three-year member of the track and field/cross country teams. This year, she ran in all four cross-country meets and placed 39th at the SEC Championships.  During the indoor season she posted personal bests in the 800m and mile runs. In the outdoor season at the SEC Championships, her 10:33.94 time in the 3000m steeplechase ranks No. 5 in UK history.

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