Pac-12 track and field honors for Shumway, Allman


Stanford senior Jackson Shumway and junior Valarie Allman have been named Pac-12 Track and Field Athletes of the Week.

Shumway was the conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week and Allman earned women's field honors. This is Shumway's first such award and Allman's third this season.

Valarie Allman
Shumway anchored Stanford to a school-record 3:05.59 in the 4x400-meter relay to place third at Baylor's Michael Johnson Invitational. Shumway ran a 45.3 split to help break one of the school's oldest records, the 1978 mark of 3:06.6 on a team anchored by NFL Hall of Famer James Lofton.

Earlier, Shumway ran a lifetime best 51.39 -- strengthening his spot at No. 7 in Stanford history -- to finish third in the 400 hurdles.

Defending Pac-12 discus champion Allman set lifetime bests in both the discus and the hammer at the Michael Johnson Invitational. Allman was second in the discus to two-time defending NCAA champion Shelbi Vaughan of Texas A&M, but threw 190-11 (58.19 meters) for the No. 6 collegiate throw this year, which strengthens her spot at No. 2 in Stanford history.

Allman won the hammer at 199-5, a lifetime best of more than 10 feet -- to jump to No. 3 all-time at Stanford. It was the seventh consecutive meet in which Allman has set a lifetime best in the hammer or the event's cousin, the indoor 20-pound weight throw.

Women's water polo

Stanford freshman Kat Klass was named MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time this season when the conference announced its weekly honors on Tuesday afternoon.

Klass added two goals to her impressive debut campaign in No. 3 Stanford's 9-8 sudden death defeat at No. 2 UCLA on Saturday. With 39 this season and a 1.70 average, she continues to lead MPSF first-year players in goals per game. Her total is the most for a Stanford freshman since 2013. Klass has scored in a team-high 19 games, including seven straight, and has put home at least two on 10 occasions.

Stanford (19-4, 4-2 MPSF) opens its MPSF Tournament in Bakersfield on Friday against San Jose State (17-13, 1-5 MPSF) at 12:45 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics


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