Deakin Volz

  • Deakin
  • Volz

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

Updated: July 5, 2017

2017 outdoor: Qualified for the USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California in the pole vault event ... Attended the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to compete in the men's pole vault event ... Earned second-team All-ACC honors with his fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships, jumping a height of 4.97 meters (16 ft., 3.5 in.) ... Won a silver medal at the Hokie Twilight with a 5.36-meter mark (17 ft., 7 in.) ... Placed fifth in the pole vault with a 5.28-meter jump (17 ft., 3.75 in.) at the Longhorn Invitational ... Recorded a season best at the Duke Invitational, vaulting a height of 5.41 meters (17 ft., 9 in.) ... Earned a third-place finish at the Tennessee Relays, jumping a height of 5.10 meters (16 ft., 8.75 in.) ... Competed in the pole vault event at the Texas Relays.

2017 indoor: Was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year … Earned second-team All-America honors after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships … Claimed a silver medal at the ACC Championships, vaulting a height of 5.50 meters (18 ft., .5 in.) to earn first-team all-league honors … Reset the ACC and school record in the pole vault event with a top vault of 5.66 meters (18 ft., 6.75 in.) at the Virginia Tech Challenge … Was named the ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week following his performances at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Feb. 21 … 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 a gold medal in the men's pole vault at the IAAF U-20 World Championships in Poland over the summer … Won 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 Championships … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a mark of 5.30 meters (17 ft., 4.5 in.) at the NCAA East Regional … Claimed a 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 a bronze medal at the NCAA 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, 6.75 inch), VT Challenge (2017) PV - 5.65m (18 feet, 6.5 inches), World Championships (2016)
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