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Carl Allen Beats His Own Record In Cross-Country Meet, October 1959 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Carl Allen Beats His Own Record In Cross-Country Meet, October 1959 image
Year:
1959
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, October 14, 1959
Caption:
Winner Again: Striding across the finish line, still strong, is Carl Allen, outstanding cross-country man for Ann Arbor High. Yet to be beaten, Allen bettered his own course record by more than 12 seconds yesterday as the Pioneers engaged Ypsilanti and Adrian in a double-dual cross-country meet.
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AACHM Oral History: Carol Allen

Carol AllenCarol Allen was born in Alton, Illinois in 1945. Her parents Janie and Thomas Ross moved to Ann Arbor in 1951 and purchased a home on Fifth Avenue. Her father was a cook and her mother was a nurse’s aid and custodian. Carol recalls raising her son Carl Jr. with her husband while living on the second floor of her family’s home. She got her associate’s degree in practical nursing and worked in that field for most of her career. In January 2023 she and her husband Carl celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have two sons and several grandchildren.

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