Oiselle's Valarie Allman sets American record in discus Saturday; Winger wins javelin season opener...

In Rathdrum, Idaho, Stanford alum Valarie Allman (above/photo courtesy Oiselle) set a pending American record in the women's discus Saturday at the Iron Wood Throws Center Invitational.

Allman, who is sponsored by Seattle-based Oiselle, and based in Austin, Texas, where she trains at the University of Texas under former Stanford throws coach Zeb Sion, got the American record on her first throw, spinning the platter 230-2 (70.15m).

Courtesy of Sion's Instagram page, here's video of her throw:



The throw (pending ratification) broke the previous American record of 226-11 (69.17m) set in 2014 by Gia Lewis-Smallwood. The throw also was the furthest mark in the world this season, supplanting the mark of 216-3 (65.93m) by Croatia's two time Olympic champion Sandra Perković set in March.

Allman, whose previous personal best was 220-3 (67.15m), had two throws over 65 meters in her series.

Vancouver native Kara Winger won her 2020 season opener in the women's javelin with a throw of 211-5 (64.44m), throwing twice over 64 meters (210-0).

In this unusual season, Winger's mark is the fourth furthest throw in the world in 2020.

In a text to paulmerca.blogspot.com, Winger, who finished fifth at last year's world championships in Doha, said, "I’m really happy with 3 62+m throws in 2020. I think I left a lot on the runway, so I am a little disappointed, but also thrilled to have had this performance to prove to myself that I can succeed no matter how old or how quarantined."

Tacoma resident Chris Mirabelli finished second in the men's javelin with a throw of 229-1 (69.83m), as Riley Dolezal took the victory with a best of 260-5 (79.39m), the furthest throw by an American this year.

Chase Ealey, the defending USA national indoor and outdoor champion,  threw a 2020 world leading mark of 63-8.25 (19.41m) to win the women's shot put.

Courtesy of the meet organizers, here are the results of the meet.





NOTE: Iron Wood Throws Center contributed to this report.

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