Bria Allen of North Little Rock and a graduate of Maumelle High School, is one of three Little Rock track and field student-athletes who received Athlete of the Week honors from the Ohio Valley Conference on March 22.
Allen, Desmond Frazier and Troy McKnight were all recognized for their winning performances to open the outdoor season. All three earned their first career athlete of the week honors during outdoor season while McKnight claims his third overall weekly award.
Allen recorded her second career win in the long jump as she leaped 5.96m (19-6.75) last weekend at the Richard Martin Jr Invitational. Posting the best long jump mark in school history that includes all marks, Allen claimed the win and posted the best long jump mark in the OVC this season while registering a jump that ranks seventh on the West Prelims Performance List.
Allen's honor makes her the first Trojan female to win a field honor since Sanda Dzile was named Sun Belt Field Athlete of the Week on May 9, 2006.
At Maumelle. Allen won three track letters and was named All-State as a long jumper and triple jumper. Her parents are Chet and Candis Allen. Her sister, Brandi, was also a track athlete at Little Rock.
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