Trey Allen has done it again.
The recent Oak Mountain High School graduate followed up his national indoor high jump title by winning 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor high jump in June in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Allen won the event in a jump off, clearing 6 feet, 11.50 inches.
“This is a dream, a blessing,” Allen said in an interview following his triumph. “I came in with something to prove. There were higher jumpers, so I just said I’m going to jump higher.”
Allen won the New Balance Nationals Indoor high jump with a leap of 6 feet,10.75 inches in March at The Armory in New York City.
Allen is headed to the University of Louisville on a full track and field scholarship. His ultimate goal is to compete in the Olympics one day.
He is brimming with confidence following his national outdoor victory.
“After this meet, I feel like the sky is the limit, that I can do anything with the proper coaching,” Allen said.
— Rubin E. Grant