AZUSA, Calif. — Freshman Max Vollmer moved right into the Oregon record book Thursday as he completed his first collegiate decathlon with a 7,840-point performance at the Bryan Clay Invitational on the campus of Azusa-Pacific.
Vollmer’s score was seventh-highest in program history and the most since Dakotah Keys scored 8,068 in 2014.
It was also a personal-record for the young German, who came to Oregon with a PR of 7,713.
Vollmer’s round Thursday was highlighted by a victory in the javelin at 192 feet, 1 inch and PRs in six events. He finished fourth overall in his section, behind winner Ayden Owens, a freshman from USC who scored 8,130, and reigning Pac-12 champion Harrison Williams, a senior from Stanford, was second with 8,112.
Vollmer, Williams and Owens could meet up again in two weeks at the conference multi-event championship meet in Tucson, Ariz.
Oregon sophomore Keira McCarrell also set a PR and moved into ninth all-time at Oregon with 5,336-point performance in the heptathlon.
McCarrell set PRs in five of her seven events to finish in fifth place in her group. It was just her second career heptathlon, as she last competed at the 2018 Bryan Clay Invitational when she scored 5,161. McCarrell was an NCAA Outdoor Championship meet qualifier in the javelin as a freshman.
Oregon newcomer Dalen Hargett, set a PR with 6,583 to finish third in his decathlon group. Hargett, redshirt junior from Newport who transferred from Montana State, also set set career marks in five of the events over the last two days.
Oregon State picks up pair of wins in Long Beach
LONG BEACH — Oregon State got victories from Ann Wingeleth in the women's long jump and Delany Hall in the women's javelin during the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet Thursday at Long Beach State.
Wingeleth moved into No. 3 all-time at OSU with her mark of 19-8. Hall threw 150-11 in her victory, and fellow Beavers Jordynn Slater (147-9) and Kindel Bailey (143-0) were third and fifth, respectively.
Oregon thrower Kiana Phelps also finished fourth in the women’s shot put (50-6 3/4) and fifth in the discus (171-4), and Oregon’s Max Lydum was fifth in men’s hammer throw at 204-5.