Silver Creek alum Valarie Allman won a national title on Thursday when she won the discus at the U.S.A. Track and Field Outdoor Championships.
Allman, who graduated from Silver Creek in 2013, won the event with a throw of 63.55 meters, or 208 feet, six inches. It is her first national title.
“During it, you’re kind of just taking it moment by moment,” Allman told USATF after the event. “We always say that the train’s gonna take off, and you’ve got to jump on when it starts to go.”
Allman recently graduated from Stanford, where she was a six-time All-American, and twice won the discus at the Pac-12 championships.
Her championship-winning throw on Thursday also broke a Stanford record that had stood since 1983.
Allman’s throw is the longest by an American this season.
At Silver Creek, Allman set the all-classification state record in the discus, a mark (183-03) which still stands through this past season. She was a two-time champion in the discus.
Allman was also co-valedictorian at Silver Creek.