Prior to Auburn: Attended Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Ky. ... Was an honor student and member of the National Honor Society ... Ran track under Head Coach Rick Helm ... Participated in the 5K, 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and steeplechase ... Team was the state runner-up in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and state champions in 2009 ... Named first-team all-region and all-metro as a sophomore ... Named honorable mention all-state as a junior and first-team all-state as a senior ... Named first-team all-district, all-area, all-region and all-metro as a junior and senior ... Named academic all-state ... Also participated in swimming as a sophomore and junior.
Personal: Full name is Catherine Alexandra Allen ... Born on Dec. 16, 1992, in Louisville, Ky. ... Daughter of Tim and Maryellen Allen ... Has one sister, Maggie (14).