Chris Allen
Chris Allen
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norfolk, Mass.
High School: King Philip Regional
Position: Distance
Major: Applied Mathematics

Personal Best
1,500 - 4:03.59 (O)
Mile - 4:17.25 (I)
3,000 - 8:29.70 (O)
5,000 - 14:26.94 (O)
10,000 - 29:54.91 (O) 

Ran a career-best time of 4:17.25 in the mile at the Joe Donahue Games … Ran a season-best 8:34.06 in the indoor 3,000 at HYP and 14:48.70 in the indoor 5,000 at the Valentine Invite … Posted career-best times in the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 at the Sam Howell Invite and Virginia Challenge, respectively, with times of 14:26.94 and 29:54.91 … Finished 10th at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 (30:18.14). 

Finished 11th overall in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:40.84 at HYP ... Ran a time of 31:43.56 in the 10,000m run at outdoor Heps. 

Placed third in the 3,000m run against Yale with a personal best time of 8:29.70 … Ran a personal best 14:56.89 in the 5,000m run at the Sam Howell Invitational.

Crossed the finish line with a time of 25:37, good for the third Crimson scorer at the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 28 ... Posted a time of 24:52 crossing the finish line as the third Harvard scorer and 22nd overall at the Princeton Invitational Oct. 13 ... Finished fifth in the 1,500 at the Brown Springtime Open with a time of 4:03:59

Before Harvard

Ran for the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams for four years at King Phillip Regional ... Captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams in junior and senior year ... Led the indoor track and field team to a third-place finish at the 2012 Massachusetts Indoor Division II Championships ... The 2012 Massachusetts Outdoor Division II champion in the two mile ... New England 3200 meters champion in 2011 ... 2011 Massachusetts Division III cross county state champion ... Ran the 800 meter leg on King Phillip’s Indoor Division II champion sprint medley relay team ... A 2011 Foot Locker Cross Country Finalist ... Named the 2011 Hockomock League Cross Country MVP ... Recognized seven times as Hockomock League All-Star ... Selected Boston Herald All-Star for cross country in fall 2011 ... Named Boston Globe All-Scholastic for spring track in 2011 and cross country in fall 2011 ... Selected eight times as Sun Chronicle All-Star ... Earned MVP honors in spring track all four years, indoor track junior year, and cross country senior year ... Set Hockomock League records in the two mile and 4x800 relay in 2012 ... Also set eight school records ... Played varsity soccer for two years at King Phillip ... Named the 2012 King Phillip Male Scholar-Athlete.

AP Scholar with honor ... Treasurer of the National Honor Society ... Member of the math league ... Part of peer mentoring program ... Volunteer coach for the Outreach Program for Soccer ... Father, Greg Allen ’86, played varsity soccer at Brandeis, playing in the NCAA championship and was inducted into the Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 ... Also enjoys soccer, reading, food, and spending time with family.