Track & Field
Jake Allen - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics

JakeAllen

  • position Distance/XC
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Naperville, Ill.
  • High school Naperville North

https://www.tfrrs.org/athletes/7687100/Kentucky/Jake_Allen.html 

Academic Accolades 

  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll – 2022 

2021-22 (Sophomore) 

Outdoor 

  • Placed ninth in the 1500m (3:46.18) at Florida Relays with the fastest time for the Wildcats in the 2022 outdoor season 
  • Ran a personal best 1:52.66 in the 800m at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing third 
  • Competed in six meets, including SEC Championships 

Indoor 

  • Earned personal best in the mile (4:07.15) at SEC Championships 
  • Ran in three meets, including SEC Championships 

Cross Country 

  • Competed in the NCAA Southeast Regional men’s 10K race 
  • Scored for the Wildcats with a top 50 finish at SEC Championships 
  • Finished in top 100 at FSU Pre-Nationals, scoring points for Kentucky in the men’s 8K (24:15.5) 
  • Placed 62nd (24:40.7) in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the men’s blue five mile 
  • Finished 6th in the Missouri Opener 6K (17:50.5), helping the men’s team win the meet 

2020-21 (Freshman)
Cross Country 

  • Represented UK at the SEC Championships, finishing 46th overall (25:11.5) 

Indoor 

  • Had two second-place finishes during the season, the mile at the McCravy-Green Invitational (4:07.93) and the 5000m at the Weems Baskin Invitational (14:25.76) 
  • Ran in the SEC Championships in the distance medley relay and 3000m, finishing 8th and 10th, respectively  

Outdoor 

  • Won the 1500m at the Kentucky Invitational with a personal-best time of 3:44.18 
  • Competed in the 1500m and the 5000m at the SEC Championships, placing 11th and 15th, respectively 
  • Named Freshman All-SEC for being the top freshman finisher in the 5000m 
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