Burns’ Volle Wins Junior Olympic Decathlon

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HEYWARD FIELD – The track at storied Heyward Field is becoming a second home to Carsen Volle. Making the trip once again from Burns to Eugene, Volle put together first place showings in the 100 meters, 400 meters, 1500 meters, 110-meter hurdles, high jump, pole vault and long jump to accrue 5,395 points and first place in the decathlon event while competing in the USA Track and Field Region 16 Championships.

Volle competed in the 15-16 age division, but his point total also bested the 17-18 age bracket scores by nearly 700 points.

The results for Volle are impressive. He posted a 11.76 second 100-meter time followed by a 51.92 second 400 meters. His 1500-meter race came in under five minutes at 4:58.78 while his 110-meter hurdle time was 16.03 seconds.

Volle cleared 5 feet, 5.75 inches in the high jump and a height of 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault event. His long jump of 19 feet, 10.25 inches in the long jump was tops for the event.

Volle also recorded a second place showing in the javelin (115 feet, 9.75 inches), third place in shot put (29 feet, 8.25 inches) and fourth in the discus (78 feet, 5.25 inches).

Volle’s summer is not over. He now returns to Eugene and Hayward Field again starting July 24 for the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships.

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