Brothers place in national races

Levi Allen. Courtesy PhotoJoel Allen.  Courtesy Photo

Brothers Levi and Joel Allen of Hillsboro participated in the State Games of America the last weekend of July. They qualified by winning events in the Sunflower State Games in Salina last summer. The national event drew runners from 49 states to Lincoln, Neb. Levi, running in the age 9-10 Boys Division, won the 1,500 meters in 5 minutes, 44.97 seconds and placed second in the 800 in 2:53:93. Joel, 22, running in the age 19-29 Masters Division placed third in the 3,000 meters in 9:47.98 and fourth in the 1,500 meters in 4:46.65. They are sons of Brian and Carol Allen.

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