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Dakotah Keys
Position: Decathlon
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Sweet Home, Ore.
High School: Sweet Home
Experience: High School
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Five-Time All-American
2013 and 2014 Pac-12 Champion

2013-14: Outdoor – Set a personal record and finished third in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships with 8,068 points…came in fifth at the Aztec Invitational in the 110 hurdles (15.00)…also finished ninth in the pole vault with a height of 15-1 (4.60m)…came in first at the Oregon Relays with a total score of 8,027 in the decathlon…was the top athlete in 8-of-10 events at the Oregon Relays…followed up with another first place finish at the Pac-12 Championships in the decathlon with 7,801 points...Indoor – Set a personal record and finished fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with 5,942 points in the decathlon…ran the 60m hurdles in 8.60 at the UW Preview…took top honors in the heptathlon at the UW Invitational with 5,730 points…came in first at the Don Kirby Elite in the 60m hurdles (8.25)…came in seventh at the MPSF Championships in the pole vault (16-4.75 (5.00m)…Season Bests – Indoor – 60 Meter Hurdles – 8.18, NCAA Championships, Albuquerque, N.M. , (3/15/14; Pole Vault – 16-4.75/5m, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash., (3/1/2014); High Jump – 6-11.5/2.12m, NCAA Championships, Albuquerque, N.M., (3/14/14); Long Jump – 23.2 (7.06m), NCAA Championships, Albuquerque, N.M., (3/15/14);  Heptathlon – 5.942, NCAA Championships, Albuquerque, N.M., (3/15/14); Outdoor – 200 Meters – 22.85, Aztec Invitational, San Diego, Calif., (3/27/14); 1,500 Meters – 4:24.21, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore., (4/17/14); 110 Meter Hurdles – 14.65, Pac-12 Outdoor Track Championships, Pullman, Wash., (5/11/14); Pole Vault – 16-0.75/4.90m, NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore., (6/14/14); Long Jump – 24-5.5/7.45m, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore., (4/17/14).

2012-13: Outdoor – Second team All-American with an 11th-place finish in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships (7,817 points)…picked up an event win in the javelin with a throw of 214-3/65.31m…won the Pac-12 Championship in the Decathlon for the second-straight year while setting a personal-best score (8,001) and best mark in the javelin (219-2/66.81m)…fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays in the Decathlon while winning the javelin event…set a personal best in the javelin at the Pac-12 Championships at 219-2/66.81m as well as in the high jump (610.25/2.09m), 1,500 (4:25.76) and the 100 (10.94)...Indoor – Second team All-American in the heptathlon with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (5,757 points)…won the MPSF Championships heptathlon thanks in part to an event win in the pole vault (16-0.75/4.90m) and a new personal record…set personal bests in the 60 at the MPSF Championships (7.13) and in the 60 hurdles at the NCAA Championships (8.27)…Season Bests - Decathlon – 8,001 points, Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles, (5/5/13); heptathlon – 5,757 points, NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark., (3/9/13); long jump – 23-8.75/7.23m, Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, (3/30/13); javelin – 219-2/66.81m, Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles, (5/5/13).

2011-12: Outdoors - All-American (decathlon). Was second overall and the top collegian in his first college decathlon, scoring 7,682 points at the Sam Adams Multi-Events. Won the 110 meter hurdles (14.87), high jump (6-4/1.87m) and the long jump (23-11.75/7.31m) at the Sam Adams meet. His long jump, 110 hurdles, pole vault (15-9/4.80m) and javelin (209-1/63.74m) were all seasonal bests. Impressive performance in winning the Pac-12 decathlon title with a personal best 7,793 points (No. 7 on the UO top 10). Was the best decathlete in the high jump (6-9/2.06m), long jump (23-7.5/7.20m and javelin (207-11/36.92m) at the league meet. His shot put (42-2.25/12.86m), high jump and pole vault (15-9/4.80m) were all seasonal bests. At the NCAA Championships, had seasonal marks in the 100 meters (11.14), 400 meters (50.15), discus (122-2/37.24m), pole vault (15-9/4.80m) and 1,500 meters (4:30.70) on the way to a 12th place finish and his first career All-America award with 7,559 points. Wrapped decathlon competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but had to withdraw after four events due to injury. In non-decathlon competition, recorded a seasonal best 14.80 in the 110 hurdles at the USC Invitational. Top mark in the pole vault, 15-11/4.85m, came at the Oregon Relays. Was also a Pac-12 competitor in the long jump, finishing tied for 11th at 23-10w/7.20m. Additionally an NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in the javelin. Indoors - Was the runner-up at the MPSF Championships with 5,660 points. Highlight of the MPSF meet was a seasonal best long jump of 23-11.75/7.31m. Season Bests: Outdoors - Decathlon - 7,793 Points (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/5-6/12); High Jump - 6-9/2.06m (PR); Pac-12 Championships decathlon, Eugene, Ore. (5/5/12); Long Jump - 23-11.75/7.31m (PR), Sam Adams Multi-Events, Austin, Texas (4/2/12); Javelin - 209-1/63.74m (PR), Sam Adams Multi-Events, Austin, Texas (4/3/12). Indoors - Heptathlon - 5,660 (PR) Points, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/24-25/12); Long Jump - 23-11.75/7.31m (PR), MPSF Championships heptathlon, Seattle, Wash. (2/24/12).

2010-11: Outdoors - Competed in the shot put and discus at the Oregon Preview before and injury cut short his season. Medcial redshirt. Indoors - Finished fourth in first career heptathlon, scoring 5,332 points at the UW Invitational. Established season best in the pole vault (15-7/4.75m), and a career mark in the shot put (42-11/13.08m). Terrific first day heptathlon at the MPSF Championships, where he set heptathlon PRs in the 60 meters, long jump (22-10/6.96m) and high jump (6-7/2.01m). Minor injury prevented him from finishing day two. Opened UO career by running the 60 meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay at the UW Indoor Preview, where he also pole vaulted. Season Bests: Indoors - Heptathlon - 5,332 Points, UW Invitational heptathlon, Seattle, Wash. (1/28-29/11).

Prep: Broke the state decathlon record at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympic Championships by scoring 7,204 points. As a senior, was a four-time state champion to help lead Sweet Home High School to it third straight state title in 2010. Won individual crowns in the 110 meter hurdles (14.54), high jump (6-3), pole vault (15-0) and long jump (22-7). Also competed in the decathlon at the 2010 USA Track & Field Junior Championships.Won eight state titles during his high school career As a junior in 2009, won the 110 meter hurdles (14.67), pole vault (15-6) and long jump (a windy prep-best 23-8.5/7.22m). Was also the state runner-up in the javelin (196-10). As a sophomore in 2008, won the long jump (23-4.5) and was second in the 110 hurdles (15.00), the 300 meter hurdles (39.44) and the javelin (185-7). High School Bests: Decathlon - 7,204 points, 2008; 110 Hurdles - 14.54, 2010; Pole Vault - 15-8/4.77m; Long Jump - 23-8.5w/7.22m, 2009; Javelin - 197-9/60.27m.

Personal: Major is general social science.

Personal Bests

Heptathlon - 5,942 Points, 
NCAA Championships,
Albuquerque, N.M., 3/15/14

60 Meter Hurdles – 8.18,
NCAA Championships – Heptathlon,
Albuquerque, N.M., 3/15/14 

Decathlon - 8,068 Points,
NCAA Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 6/11/14

Long Jump – 24-5.5/7.45m,
Oregon Relays,
Eugene, Ore., 4/17/14

Javelin – 223-8/68.18m,
NCAA Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 6/12/14

Pac-12 Track Championships
2014 – Decathlon, 1st, 7,801 Points
2013 – Decathlon, 1st, 8,001 Points
2013 – Javelin, 12th, 196-9/59.96m
2013 – 110 Hurdles, 13th, 14.81
2012 - Decathlon, 1st, 7,793 Points
2012 - Long Jump, t-11th, 23-10w/7.26m 

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2014 – Decathlon, 3rd, 8,068 Points
2013 – Decathlon, 11th, 7,817 Points
2012 - Decathlon, 12th, 7,559 Points

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2014 – Heptathlon, 4th, 5,942 Points
2013 – Heptathlon, 9th, 5,757 Points