Eagles’ WR prospect Devon Allen narrowly wins second straight 110-meter hurdles at Penn Relays
During Saturday’s Penn Relays’ Olympic Development events at Franklin Field, Eagles WR prospect Devon Allen narrowly notched his second-straight victory in the 110-meter hurdles, defeating Brazil’s Rafael Pereira by just 0.002 seconds.
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“When you’ve got somebody right next to you, you start to focus on them a little bit, and that’s the goal — not to focus on them,” Allen said following the victory. “It’s good to have that because I don’t want the first time I have people around me to be at the World Champs.”
With back-to-back wins in the 110-meter hurdles in the books, Allen hopes to compete in the upcoming World Athletics Championship in August – an event he crushed last year. He posted a 12.84-second time last year, the third-fastest time ever recorded at such an event.
A handful of Allen’s Eagles teammates were attendance to support the team’s track star. Jake Elliott, Greg Ward, Ian Book, and Tyree Jackson were all at Franklin Field to show Allen some love.
Allen’s future with the Eagles is still very much a question mark. He was placed on the practice squad last season and never saw any playing time during the regular season. Nevertheless, he’s proven to be one of the best track stars in the country over the past two years. If he manages to hone his football craft a bit this offseason, maybe we’ll get an Allen sighting in 2023.
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