Tony's Take: A Send Off To Illinois' Greatest MD Runner

Ali Ince is the greatest middle distance runner that this state has ever seen!


Calling a Masterpiece before it has time to mature is an insult. Allison Ince was destined for superstardom after running the mile in 5:00.33 as an eighth grader in 2020 at the Illinois Meet of Champions.

Hailing from Normal Community HS, the one they call "Ali" has never lost an 800m race to a state foe. She holds the all-time mark of 2:03.85.

Ince has a personal best in the 1600m of 4:40.85, and in her tertiary event, the 400m, she is a former state champion, clocking 54.91.

The accolades are so long! Please enjoy the dedication send-off.

Personal Records High School
200 Meter Dash26.10
400 Meter Dash56.27
800 Meter Run2:03.85
1500 Meter Run4:20.60
1600 Meter Run4:37.98
One Mile Run4:39.74
3200 Meter Run11:01.65
400 Meter Dash54.91
800 Meter Run2:03.17
1500 Meter Run4:22.39
1600 Meter Run4:40.85
One Mile Run4:43.67
3200 Meter Run10:40.41