American University indoor track senior Mark Allen has been recognized as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO after registering the second-fastest time in program history in the 5,000 meter run over the weekend.
Allen placed second in the 5,000 meter run championship at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y., and was just three seconds behind the top finisher from Clemson. The Miami, Fla. native also bested his personal record by over 15 seconds and his mark is the top in the Patriot League and the Mid-Atlantic Region this season. Allen also became one of the first two American runners to post an IC4A qualifying mark this year at the event.
Allen and the Eagles will head to West Point, N.Y. for the 2013 Patriot League Indoor Championships from February 15-17.