Mount Gilead graduate Allison Johnson earned the second-fastest 1000-meter run time in Penn State University history recently at the Nittany Lion Challenge.

Johnson won the race with a time of 2:43.12, which currently is the fastest time in the nation for that event. She also competed as part of the school’s race-winning 1600-meter relay.

As a result of that feat, Johnson was named the Big 10’s Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. She is the first Peen State freshman to claim the women’s honor on the track since Danae Rivers in 2017. Rivers is the school’s record-holder in the 1000 and also holds the collegiate record in that event.

Information provided by Penn State University.