Men's Cross Country

DylanAllen

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Louisville, KY
  • High school Male High School

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/6995289/Kentucky/Dylan_Allen.html 

Academic Accolades 

  • 2021 SEC Community Service team; 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 
  • SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2020, 2021, 2022 

2021-22 (Senior) 

Outdoor 

  • Earned a personal best in the 800m (1:50.47) at the Joe Walker Invitational 
  • Ran a personal best 5000m (14:59.95) at SEC Championships 
  • Competed in five meets, including SEC Championships 

Indoor 

  • Ran a mile personal best (4:00.24) in 10th place finish at SEC Championships, now sitting at sixth all-time in the mile at UK 
  • Won the 3000m at the McCravy with a personal best time of 8:04.00, becoming the 10th fastest performer for UK all-time 
  • Placed second in the mile (4:04.06) at the Camel City Invitational 
  • Won the mile at the Jim Green Invitational (4:06.20) and was a member of the winning DMR  

Cross Country 

  • Scored for UKXC in the men’s 10K at NCAA Southeast Regionals 
  • Competed in the FSU Pre-Nationals Garnet 8K and SEC Championships 
  • Finished 13th at the Missouri Opener 6K (18:12.2) in the first meet of the season 
  • Placed 17th in the Commodore Classic 8K (25:16.9) 

2020-21 (Junior)
Cross Country 

  • Placed second at the Commodore Classic (7.9K, 24:36.6) as UK won the team title 
  • 35th at the SEC Championship (5M, 25:02.4) 

Indoor 

  • Won the mile at the McCravy-Green Invitational, 4:07.43 
  • Fifth in the mile at the SEC Championships with a personal-best 4:02.34 

Outdoor 

  • Second in the 800m at the Kentucky Invitational, personal best 1:50.97 
  • Ran 3:41.15 in the 1500m at the Rick Erdmann Twilight, No. 4 in UK history 
  • 22nd at the SEC Championships at the 1500m 
  • Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries, finishing 23rd in the 1500m 

2019-20 (Sophomore) 

  • Placed 12th at SEC Indoor Championships in the mile (4:12.94) 
  • Placed 30th at SEC Cross Country Championships (8K: 23:52.1) 

High School 

  • 2017 KHSAA Cross Country Champion 
  • 2017 3A KHSAA Track and Field team Champion 
  • Ran a 4:19 mile in high school 

Personal 

  • Birthday: November 22 
  • Parents: Ben and April Allen 
  • Siblings: Alex, Destini and Sadie Allen 
  • Major: Marketing 
  • Hobbies: Fishing and playing guitar 
  • Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Eagles, FC Barcelona and the U.S. Men’s Soccer team 
  • Fun fact: Played soccer for 12 years before taking up running
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