Kingsway rising senior Ryan Allen won his second national scholastic racewalk title Wednesday when he finished first in the 3,000-meter event at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Allen finished in a personal-best 14:28.87. His previous PR over the 3,000-meter event was 15:50.14 in Virginia Beach in March.
He had an eight-second leg just 600 meters into the race and a 17-second lead at the 1,000. He won by about 275 meters.
Allen also won the one-mile racewalk at the adidas Indoor Nationals in Virginia Beach in February.
On Wednesday, Allen finished more than a minute ahead of second-place Isaac Gray of Rochester, whose time was 15:43.24.
Allen is the younger brother of Kingsway graduate and rising Cornell sophomore Sam Allen, who placed sixth in the 20,000-meter walk last week at the U.S. Olympic Trials just outside Eugene.
Allen also ran for Kingsway’s track team and had a 1,600 PR of 4:31.94 at Group 4 sectionals at Washington Township. That makes him the No. 5 returner in Gloucester County, behind teammate Kyle Rakitis [4:08.58] – who races in the mile on Saturday – as well as Jacob of West Deptford [4:18.59], Peyton Shute of Woodbury [4:29.28] and Andrew Littlehales of Delsea [4:30.19].