Deakin Volz
  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
  • Pole Vault
  • Sophomore
  • Bloomington South
  • Bloomington, Ind.

Updated: February 19, 2017

2017 indoor: Tied for second at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a height of 5.27 meters (17 ft., 3.5 in.) ... Was named the ACC Men's Field Performer of the Week for the week of Jan. 24 ... Won the event at the Penn State National with a vault of 5.46 meters (17 ft., 11 in.) … Won the event at the Hokie Invitational with a personal-best vault of 5.51 meters (18 ft., 1 in.) … Came in fifth at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a vault of 5.06 meters (16 ft., 7.25 in.).

2016 outdoor: Claimed the gold medal in the men's pole vault at the IAAF U-20 World Champoionships in Poland over the summer … Won the gold with a school-record vault of 5.65 meters (18 ft., 6.5 in.) … Finished second at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships with a personal-best vault of 5.45 meters (17 ft., 10.5 in.) … Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a mark of 5.30 meters (17 ft., 4.5 in.) at the NCAA East Regional … Claimed the bronze medal at the ACC Championships with a mark of 5.27 meters (17 ft., 3.5 in.) … Was second at the Duke Invitational with a personal-best mark of 5.41 meters (17 ft., 9 in.) … Came in second at the Spec Towns Meet with a best vault of 5.31 meters (17 ft., 5 in.) … Finished fifth at the Texas Relays with a best vault of 5.25 meters (17 ft., 6.5 in.).

2016 indoor: A first-team All-American … Won the bronze medal at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a top vault of 5.35 meters (17 ft., 6.5 in.) … Finished fourth at the ACC Championships with a best vault of 5.22 meters (17 ft., 1.5 in.) … Was a second-team All-ACC selection … Was tied for sixth at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a mark of 5.37 meters (17 ft., 7.25 in.) … Claimed sixth at the Virginia Tech Doc Hall Elite Meet with a mark of 5.32 meters (17 ft., 5.5 in.) … Came in seventh at the Penn State Invitational with a best mark of 5.07 meters (16 ft., 7.5 in.) … Was second at the Virginia Tech Invite after clearing 5.46 meters (17 ft., 11 in.).

High school: Raised the U.S. indoor high school record in the pole vault twice during the 2015 indoor season, including a 5.47m (17 ft., 11.25 in.) jump to win the New Balance Indoor High School National Championships … The 2014 and 2015 indoor and outdoor Indiana State Champion and record holder … A Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year and a MileSplit All-American.

Volz's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor
PV - 5.66m (18 feet, 7 inch), VT Challenge (2017) PV - 5.65m (18 feet, 6.5 inches), World Championships (2016)
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