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Thrower of the Week!
KUAthletics - Friday night also marked the seventh edition of the Elite Shot Put held in downtown Lawrence. This year's event featured 2016 Olympic champion Ryan Crouser, who didn't fail to dazzle the throngs of fans who turned out to witness one of the most unique track & field events held on American soil. Crouser claimed the title with a throw of 22.11 meters (72-11½) on his final attempt of the night. That toss is just an inch shy of his world-leading throw for 2017 and gives him the top-four throws in the world this year.
Allman #4 World Ranking!
From Palo Alto Online - Valarie Allman established the best American mark of the year in her event at the Cardinal Classic at Cobb Track and Angell Field on Saturday. Allman, a senior who is redshirting, broke a stadium record with the fourth-longest discus throw in the world this year, of 212 feet, 3 inches (64.69 meters). Allman, the two-time Pac-12 champ defeated Florida State’s Jamaican Olympian Kellion Knibb, who set a personal best of 202-1 (61.59m) in a dual of two of the top three placers at last year’s NCAA Championships. Allman took down the stadium record of 211-5 (64.44m) set at the 2002 U.S. Championships by Kris Kuehl. However, the Stanford all-comers record remains, barely, at 212-6 (64.77m) by Arizona’s Meg Ritchie in 1981 at Stanford Stadium. In her first year under new Stanford throws coach Zeb Sion, Allman set her third personal record four discus competitions, shattering her week-old best of 205-6 (62.64m) and improving upon her 2016 personal best by more than 10 feet.
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