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Rooney: Silver Creek’s Allman named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

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Silver Creek alum Valarie Allman was named the Pac-12 Conference track & field Freshman of the Year.

 

It has hardly taken any time at all for Valarie Allman to dominate the collegiate ranks as she very recently dominated the Colorado high school scene.

Allman, a 2013 graduate of Silver Creek, was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year for her rookie-year exploits with the Stanford track and field team.

The standout discus thrower managed to make history in her very first NCAA meet, posting a throw of 187 feet, 7 inches that broke a 28-year old Stanford freshman record. Allman was one of only two freshmen in the nation to qualify for the NCAA championships, where she finished 21st overall.

Allman’s season-opening 187-7 mark ranks as the 16th-best distance recorded by all U.S. women throwers in 2014.

Allman finished second at the Pac-12 championships.

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