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Jason Allen
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Mount Hebron HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2008 OUTDOOR TRACK - Ranked among ACC's top ten... His NCAA Regional and IC4A qualifying long jump and season-best mark of 24-3.5 placed him third at the Mason Invitational... Competed in the NCAA East Regional and placed 25th (22-10.00)... Placed first for the second consecutive season at the Maryland Invitational with a jump of 22-01.00 and 16th at the ECAC Championships with a mark of 22-10.00

2008 INDOOR TRACK - Finished fourth at Virginia Tech Invitational and posted IC4A qualifying mark and season-best with a long jump of 23-6.75...Placed twelfth at Penn Relays in the same event (22-02.50)... finished ninth at the ACC Championships with a jump of 23-4.50...tied for 24th in the 60m at the Maryland Invitational (7.30)

2007 OUTDOOR TRACK - USATF Junior National Champion in the long jump, finishing with a season-best 24-5, more than a foot better than his prevous outdoor-best in 2007... Hit the winning mark on his first attempt to outduel Ashton Eaton of Oregon (24-0.25)... His IC4A qualifying long jump of 23-3.50 placed him first at the Disney World Invitational... placed 11th at the ACC Championships with a mark of 22-4.25 and first at the Maryland Invitational with a jump of 22-3.50... was a member of the Terrapins' 4x400 relay team that placed first at the Maryland Invitational with a time of 3:18.90... also competed on the sprint medley relay team that placed first at the Disney World Invitational with a time of 3:26.95.

2007 INDOOR TRACK - Had an IC4A-qualifying long jump of 24-2.25 at the Virginia Tech Invitational, where he placed first... also placed first at the Terrapin Invitational with a mark of 23-7.25... finished eighth at the ACC Championships with a jump of 22-8.50... tied for 10th in the long jump at the New Balance Collegiate with a mark of 22-5.25.

BEFORE MARYLAND - High School All-American in the pentathlon... three-time Maryland 3A high jump state champion... 2006 Maryland long jump state champion... earned county and regional titles in the 400m, 300m, high jump, long jump and triple jump... named first team All-Metro In 2005 and 2006 and was All-Metro Indoor Performer of the Year in 2005... named all-county in 2005 and 2006... also named P.J. Kesmodel Athlete of the Year... personal record in the high jump of 6-4... was the Mount Hebron HS Track and Field Performer of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

PERSONAL - Son of Sharon and David Allen... has one brother, Evan, 20... hobbies and interests include running, reading, video games and movies... also played basketball in high school... lists Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete... won first place in school's science fair... member of school's marching band.


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