Allison Barnwell
Allison Barnwell
Year: JR
Hometown: Seward, AK
High School: Seward
Previous College: CMC
Major: History

Personal bests: 6K - 21:53 (Region '11)...5K - 18:22 (Region '11)

2011: Second Team All-SCIAC (14th)...All-Region (8th)...Finished fifth for fourth-place Athenas at NCAA Championships

2010: First Team All-SCIAC (7th)...All-Region (19th)...Finished sixth for Athenas at NCAA Championships

High School: Athlete of the Year at Seward High School (’10)… Seward High Student-Athlete of the Year (’10)… Seward High School Team Captain (’08, ’09)… Placed 2nd at the 1-2-3A State Championships… Seward High School Most Valuable Runner (’08, ’09)…

Personal: Daughter of MaryLynn and Robert… Younger sisters Mackenzie and Isabel…Hiked, backpacked, ran and worked full-time as a barista in Seward, AK (summer ’10)…

Favorite activity outside of your sport - Being outside, hiking, being on the water (sailing, etc.)

Golf courses and pavement don’t cut it for this Alaska native. For Allison, an ideal run takes her along a winding, root-studded trail, preferably at Walnut Creek where she can wade through river crossings and bound over fallen trees. Such obstacles offer excellent training for this steeplechaser. Jumping and climbing come easily for Allison.  "Cedar Bourgeious is my hero,” Allison says. “She has won this huge mountain race called Mount Marathon for a long time, battling it out against Olympic athletes while she manages her own small business and takes care of her two kids.” Allison is a junior at Claremont McKenna, where she studies history.