Sam Allen, a Kingsway graduate now attending Cornell, is part of the U.S. national team that will compete at the 2022 World Athletics Race Walking Championships this weekend in Oman.
Allen, a 2020 graduate of Kingsway, will compete in the 20,000-kilometer event along with Americans Emmanuel Corvera, A.J. Gruttadauro and Jordan Crawford.
The 20K walk is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday in Muscat, Oman, which will be 7 a.m. Saturday EST. The two-day event will be held on the grounds of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Allen, 19, has a 20K PR of 1:30.43.43 set earlier this month outdoors on the track at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, Calif.
He ranks No. 4 in the world this year at 20,000 meters and No. 2 among U.S. men, behind Nick Christie, an Olympian who finished just ahead of Allen in El Cajon in 1:30.43.
In June, Allen placed 6th in the U.S. Olympic Trials 20,000 race walk on a road course in Springfield, Ore., in 1:37.59.
At Kingsway, Allen ran track and cross country. He was on the 2019 Kingsway XC team that placed 3rd at South Jersey Group 4 sectionals.
Oman is a sultanate with a population of about 4.8 million located in Western Asia on the Arabian Sea and borders Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The capital city of Muscat, population 1.6 million, is located across the Gulf of Oman from Iran.