Sam Valentin

Sports Editor

This girl has done it all from being a star-athlete to public relations wizard to a “selfie” queen to philanthropist. She can truly do it all.

To quickly cover some of Allen’s accolades, she has won an All-American honor in the indoor 60-meter dash which makes her the first All-American sprinter at Millersville University (MU). She has stadium and meet records in the PSAC along with Millersville records including the 60-meter indoor record at 7.54 seconds. It is tough to keep up with all the awards this senior sprinter has accumulated.

“Personally [my goals include] going to nationals and not just making it to the finals, but actually competing there, and placing in the top three for the 60. I would also like to qualify for the 200 indoor,” Allen said.

She hopes to add more trophies and name them Alex or Allison, which will be added to Berthea, her All-American trophy. She believes that Alex and Allison are fast names while Berthea is a slow name.

Kiara Allen blows by the competition. Photo Courtesy of S&W Photography.
Kiara Allen blows by the competition. Photo Courtesy of S&W Photography.

“Obviously, I want to take home some hardware this year,” Allen said about adding a friend for Berthea.

For her to be able to do this she would need to go to nationals and she is already well on her way. In her first race, this year, she hit a provisional time in the 60-meter, which means she qualified for conferences taking place in Edinboro at the end of February.

Although, all the events she is currently doing is indoor, but she is looking forward to the outdoor season because she is in a plethora of events such as, the 4×1, 4×4, 200, 100 with the 100-meter dash being her favorite along with 4×1 that she would anchor.

“I need to break the 200 record,” Allen added. “I want to break the 100 record, 60 record again and the 200 indoor record. I just want to be able to leave my legacy here [at Millersville] and I want the program to be an outstanding program for women to come here learn leadership skills and be competitive.”

She looks to leave a lasting impact on the MU track and field team and to have her legacy to live on. However, she does hope her records are broken after sometime showing that MU is improving.

She shows no signs of slowing down. She follows her coaches’ advice, enjoys the moment for 15 minutes, and keeps pushing. So look out for what she is striding for next because she will achieve it. We will hear about Kiara Allen again.