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Point Well Taken

May 4, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas –  Stanford throwers won two events at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday and freshman Dylan Duvio earned a  personal record in the pole vault as Cardinal athletes split performances between two Texas meets.

Megan Glasmann won the women’s javelin and Lucas Rowley won the men’s hammer throw in Austin, as four Cardinal earned or improved their spots on Stanford’s all-time Top 10 lists.

Glassman improved her collegiate best to 162-2 to win by nearly 24 feet. Glasmann’s best throw, on her second attempt, puts her at No. 4 in Stanford history and is No. 2 all-time among freshmen.

Rowley earned a personal best to win the hammer, surpassing Sam Houston’s Brek Christensen on his final throw to win the competition. Christensen hit 197-6 on his second throw, only for Rowley to reach 199-10 on his sixth throw.

Duvio improved his best to No. 4 all-time and No. 2 among freshmen at Stanford with a clearance of 17-6 ½, an inch improvement upon his 17-5 ½ from the indoor season. Duvio opened 16-6 ¾ and was perfect through the first three heights before failing in three attempts at 18-0 ½.

Rebecca Hammar, Stanford’s most versatile thrower, set a personal best in what might be considered her third-best event, the shot put. Her best put of 49-3 ¾ less than nine inches from first place and puts her at No. 8 on the Stanford all-time list. Hammar already is among the Stanford top 10 in the discus and hammer and placed fifth and eighth in those events Saturday, respectively.

Freshman Valarie Allman continued her consistent performances in the discus. Allman was second at 178-3, only six inches from first. She also set a personal record of 163-8 in the hammer, while placing 10th.

In Lubbock, Texas, Stanford sophomore Steven Solomon was the top collegian and second overall in the 400 meters at the Red Raider Open at Texas Tech. Solomon ran 45.65 to finish behind only Omar Johnson of Jamaica, who won in 45.42.

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Winners and Stanford results

Longhorn Invitational
In Austin, Texas

Pole vault – 1, Colton Ross (S.F. Austin), 18-8 ½ (5.70m). Stanford: 4, Dylan Duvio 17-6 ½ (5.35m), personal best, No. 4 Stanford all-time; No. 2 Stanford freshman all-time.
Shot put – 1, Hayden Bailliio (unattached) 61-10 ½ (18.86m). Stanford: 5, Nick Budincich 49-10 ½ (15.20m), personal best.
Discus – 1, Ryan Crouser (Texas) 202-0 (61.58m). Stanford: 10, Nick Budincich 166-8 (50.79m); 13, Lucas Rowley 156-8 (47.75m).
Hammer – 1, Lucas Rowley (Stanford) 199-10 (60.91m), personal best.

Pole vault – 1, Annika Roloff (Akron) 14-5 ¼ (4.40m). Stanford: 8, Ellie McCardwell 12-7 ½ (3.85m).
Shot  put – 1, Megan Smith (TCU) 50-0 ½ (15.25m). Stanford: 3, Rebecca Hammar 49-3 ¾ (15.03m), personal record, No. 8 Stanford all-time; 5, Alyssa Wisdom 48-0 ½ (14.64m).
Discus – 1, Alexis Cooks (Akron) 178-8 (54.46m); 2, Valarie Allman (Stanford) 178-3 (54.33m). Stanford: 5, Rebecca Hammar 171-7 (52.29m).
Hammer – 1, Brittany Funk (Akron) 206-1 (62.82m). Stanford: 8, Rebecca Hammar 171-9 (52.35m); 10,  Valarie Allman 163-8 (49.88m), personal best.
Javelin – 1, Megan Glasmann (Stanford) 162-2 (49.42m), No. 4 in Stanford history; No. 2 Stanford freshman all-time;

Red Raider Open
In Lubbock, Texas

400 – 1, Omar Johnson (unattached) 45.42; 2, Steven Solomon (Stanford), 45.65.
400 hurdles – 1, Dwayne Extol (Texas Tech) 51.26. Stanford: 7, Jackson Shumway 54.02.