Allen goes under 18 minutes as Celtics PR at West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary cross country coaches challenged junior David Allen to run hard at West Salem and see what happens. The result was a 19-second personal record of 17:56 and top-six finish. “I didn’t expect to go as fast as I just did,” Allen said after the race on Wednesday, Oct. 4. “I thought I was done but I somehow got a last kick in the end. It’s crazy. I tried to start off harder this week than the last race we did because I didn’t start hard enough so I had way too much...

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