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    Allison King
    Allison King

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Potomac, Md.

    High School:
    Winston Churchill

    Height:
    5-8



    2008: Raced in the first two meets of the season, the DePaul Opener 4K (15:29.18) and Great American Legends 5K (19:32.78) ... Finished 13th and 15th overall respectively in those races ... Forced to sit out the remainder of the season due to injury ... Academic All-Big Ten and named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2007: Returned to the team late in the season due to injury ... Finished first on the team in two of the three races participated in ... Team-best time of 21:55.34 at the 6k Big Ten Championships, 22:04 at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Turned in a time of 22:28 at the 6k Bradley Classic in first race back, finished 40th place overall ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: A top runner for the 'Cats in 2006 ... Competed and scored in all six racecs for NU ... 'Cats' top-finisher in four of six races and second for the Wildcats in the other two ... Opened season with third place finish at Chuck Carroll Invitational (9/8) ... Finished second for NU with a ninth place finish at Toledo Invitational (9/16) ... Top-finisher for the Wildcats with 16th place finish at Loyola Lakefront Invitational (9/30) ... Turned in best performance with a time of 21:51 and fifth place finish in open race of Pre-National Invitational (10/14) ... Led 'Cats with 52nd place finish at Big Ten Championships ... Closed season by leading NU with 53rd place finish at NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with timie of 22:30:77.

    2005: Was one of NU's top runners in 2005 ... Competed in every race, placing among the top three NU runners in five of six races ... Had her best time of the season (23:15) in a 6K at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12), finishing second among NU runners and 68th overall ... Finished 60th overall and second among NU runners with a time of 23:19 at the Big Ten Championships (10/30) ... Placed first among NU runners and 137th overall at the Pre-National Invitational (10/15) with a time of 22:33 ... Turned in a time of 18:56 in the 5K Sean Earl Invitational (10/1), finishing 63rd overall and third among Wildcat runners ... Placed second among NU runners at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/24) with a time of 23:43 and placed 18th overall at the 5K Midwest Collegiate with a time of 19:08, helping NU to a first place finish among 19 teams.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track ... Captain of cross country, indoor track and outdoor track as a senior ... Awarded high school's Athlete of the Year Award (2004-05) ... Received school's Tri-Varsity Award for lettering in three seasons in one school year, and Four-Year Letter Award with Distinction ... In cross country, 2004 first-team all-county and all-region ... 2004 honorable mention All-Metro ... Won school's Female Runner of the Year Award ... Also won Alyse Goff Award for positive spirit and leadership ... Nationally ranked for 5K in cross country ... In track, nationally ranked in 3,200 ... Regional champion in indoor 3,200 in 2005 ... State finalist during 2004 outdoor and 2005 indoor seasons ... Ran on 4x800 relay team that won regional title and finished third at state meet (2005 indoor) ... First-team all-county in 3,200 and 4x800 relay (2005 indoor) and 4x800 relay (2005 outdoor) ... 4x800 relay team competed at 2005 Penn Relays ... Class valedictorian ... Recipient of National Council of Teachers of English Writing Award ... National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Scholar ... Maryland Distinguished Scholar.

    Personal: Born Allison Yu King ... Daughter of Betsy and Brian King ... Mother ran cross country at Wake Forest ... Grandfather, Fred King, held the record for the mile at Army... Double major in communication studies and international studies.