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Valarie Allman
Valarie Allman
Position: Discus
Year: Junior
Hometown: Longmont, Colo.
High School: Silver Creek
Major: Product design

* Two-Time All-America *

Career Bests (thru 2016 indoors):

  • Discus: 188-7 (57.48m)
  • Hammer: 180-5 (54.99m)
  • 20-pound weight throw: 62-8 1/2 (19.11m)

Stanford Record Book:

  • Discus: 3rd
  • Hammer: 10th


  • Weight throw: 1st

At Stanford:

  • Placed fifth in the discus at the 2015 NCAA Championships ... second at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships ... 2015 Pac-12 discus champion.

2016 Season:

  • Set a school record in the 20-pound weight throw of 62-8 1/2 at the MPSF Championships, placing fifth.
  • First season of indoor track.
  • Improved in each of her three meets.

2015 Season:

  • Captured the Pac-12 discus title with a throw of 187-3 on her third attempt.
  • It was the first time a Stanford woman had won a conference discus crown.
  • Fifth at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 184-11.
  • It was Stanford's highest finish in the event since 1986.
  • Placed 10th at the U.S. Championships at 184-1.
  • Opened season by winning the discus at the Outdoor Opener in Berkeley, throwing 183-4.
  • Set personal best in the hammer, with a throw of 172-10, a nine foot improvement.
  • Fourth at the Texas Relays, with a discus throw of 177-10.
  • Named Stanford Athletic Board Block ‘S’ Outstanding Female Sophomore.
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic team.


  • Did not compete.

2014 Season:

  • Captured the 2014 U.S. junior national discus title with a personal best and Stanford freshman record 188-6 in Sacramento.
  • Named Pac-12 women's track and field Newcomer/Freshman of the Year.
  • Placed 12th in the USATF Championships at 170-1.
  • Broke the Stanford freshman discus record of 177-7 (set by Patty Purpur in 1986) on her first collegiate legal 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 ...  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.
  • Placed second at the Pac-12 Championships (181-5) and was second at the NCAA West Prelims (184-4) in the discus.
  • Placed 21st at the NCAA Championships, at 158-9.


  • Did not compete.


  • Placed  fifth at the 2015 World University Games in the discus at 182-8, in Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Won the silver medal at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, throwing the discus 186-2.

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.


  • 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.
  • Majoring in product design.

Career results:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2016 Indoors (3) WT 62-8 1/2 (19.11) 5 (MPSF) -- --
2015 Outdoors (12) Discus 188-7 (57.58) 1 (Pac-12) 8 5
    HT 180-5 (54.99) 9 (Pac-12) -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --
2014 Outdoors (12) Discus 188-6 (57.45) 2 (Pac-12) 2 21
    HT 163-8 (49.88) -- -- --
  Indoors (0) -- -- -- -- --