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Valarie Allman
Position: Discus
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
High School: Silver Creek

Career Bests (thru 3/25/14):

Discus: 187-7 (57.17m)
Hammer: 155-11 (47.52m)

Stanford Record Book:

Outdoors
Discus: 3rd

2014 Season: Outdoors - Broke the Stanford freshman discus record of 177-7 (set by Patty Purpur in 1986) on her first collegiate throw and improved to a personal best 187-7 at the California Outdoor Opener on March 8 ... the throw vaulted her to No. 3 on Stanford's all-time list and set a school freshman record ... it also would have placed her second in the 2013 NCAA championships ... also threw the hammer for the first time, throwing 155-11 for fifth ... in second meet, at the Hornet Invitational (180-4) beat 2008 Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown-Trafton. Indoors - Did not compete.

High School: The 2013 national high school leader in the discus with a best of 184-2, at the Texas Relays … it broke the meet record by more than 34 feet and exceeded the winning college mark ... the throw was the 16th-longest in the U.S. in 2013, including collegians and professionals ... it also ranked as the sixth-best in high school history and broke the Colorado state record by 19-3 ... named as a high school All-America ... two-time state 4A champion ... set 29 meet records and 11 stadium records ... qualified for U.S. senior nationals, where she placed 15th at 154-11 … fifth at 2013 U.S. junior nationals at 165-2 … won back-to-back Colorado Class 4A championships, breaking her own meet record as a senior with a throw of 167-3 … in 2012, broke an 18-year-old state record with 164-0 on her final throw … named 2012 Gatorade Colorado Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year and finished the 2012 season ranked No. 4 among all high school throwers ... 2013 Arcadia Invitational champion with the third-best throw in meet history ... Denver area Female Student-Athlete of the Year ... co-valedictorian at Silver Creek High in Longmont.

Personal: The daughter of David and Lisa Allman ... has an older brother, Kevin ... born in Newark, Del. ... an accomplished dancer, Allman took up track as a freshman as a jumper and sprinter … began throwing the discus so she could go to the annual spaghetti dinner that the throwers had every year … raised mostly in Hershey, Pa. … involved in Soles 4 Souls, which distributes used shoes to those in undeveloped countries … carried a weighted high school GPA of 4.4 ... anticipates majoring in science, technology and society or management science and engineering ... would like a career in coordinating community outreach programs in the corporate world.

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