Allen, Kim Groseclose


Kim Groseclose Allen was a force to be reckoned with, both at Otterbein and on the national scene, during her time with the track and field and cross country programs from 2001-05. Allen was a track and field national qualifier each of her four years, becoming a three-time All-American in the process. She achieved the status twice during indoor season in the 800-meters, and once outdoors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Allen holds school records in the 1,500 meters, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 4x800 relay, and the distance medley, while also ranking on Otterbein’s Top-Ten list in the 800 meters, 4x400 relay, 400-meter hurdles, and high jump. She was an All-Ohio champion in the Distance Medley Relay and 1,500 as well. In addition to her dominance on the track, Allen was a two-time national qualifier in cross country, winning the individual title at the 2002 conference meet as a sophomore. During her freshman season, the women’s cross country team finished with the top grade-point average in the nation. Allen has continued her passion of running to this day, completing the Columbus Marathon (three times) and Boston Marathon, while also taking part in several sprint triathlons. Regardless of the type of race, chances are Allen is still running near the front of the pack.