Allman improved upon her Stanford freshman record by throwing a lifetime best 188-6 on her first throw to win by 14 feet. She remains at No. 3 on Stanford’s all-time list, improving on her previous frosh record of 187-7. The throw ranks her No. 1 among world juniors.
Allman will be joined at the Worlds by two Stanford incoming freshmen, Olivia Baker and Elise Cranny, on the U.S. Worlds team. Baker, a recent graduate of Columbia High in Maplewood, N.J., was second in the women’s 400 meters in a New Jersey high school-record 52.46, breaking the mark of 52.56 set in 1998 by Olympian Mikele Barber.
In a matchup between two of the three fastest high school runners of all-time, Cranny (Niwot, Colo.) was second in the women’s 1,500 in a dual with Alexa Efraimson (Camas, Wash.), 4:16.87 to Cranny’s 4:17.40.
Also placing second was incoming freshman Rachel Reichenbach out of Foothill High in Pleasanton. Reichenbach high-jumped a lifetime best 5-8 3/4. Though the top two in each event earn the right to advance to Worlds, Reichenbach has not achieved the qualifying standard of 5-11 ½.
The following are Stanford results from the U.S. and Canadian junior championships. Asterisks indicate incoming freshmen.
In Eugene, Ore.
1,500 – 4, Thomas Coyle 3:52.94.
5,000 – 3, Jack Keelan 14:27.03; 5, Sam Wharton 14:33.81.
Pole vault – 5, Dylan Duvio 16-10 ¾ (5.15m).
400 – 2, Olivia Baker* 52.46.
1,500 – 2, Elise Cranny* 4:17.40.
Triple jump – 10, Marisa Kwiatkowski* 39-5 ¼ (12.02m).
High Jump – 2, Rachel Reichenbach* 5-8 ¾ (1.75m).
Discus – 1, Valarie Allman 188-6 (57.45m).
Hammer – 4, Lena Giger* 178-3 (54.35m).
In Sainte-Therese, Quebec
Javelin – 4, Victoria Smith 143-8 (43.80m).