James Edwin Allen
James Edwin Allen
Class of 1931: Known as "Speed" Allen on the Butler campus, Speed achieved college letters in football and track. He held the university track record for the 100-yard dash (9.9) for 30 years. He was a member of a 1930 medley relay team including Joe Sivak, Ray Urbain, and Berwyn Jones that established a new Fieldhouse record of 8:20 (2.5). He was named to the Lambda Chi Alpha Honor Roll after running a 21.7 in the 220-yard dash and a 51.0 in the 440-yard dash. Speed died in November 1973.