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Derek Pekar

Multis
Position
Sophomore
Class
Ventura, Calif.
Hometown
Ventura High School
High School

ACC Champion
2020 Indoor:
Heptathlon

All-ACC
2020 Indoor: Heptathlon

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2020 Outdoor 
• Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 Indoor
• ACC champion in the heptathlon
• Scored a career-best score of 5,362 at the ACC Championships, second-best score in program history
• Second-best heptathlon score in school history by a UVA freshman
• Finished in the top two in four of seven heptathlon events at the ACC Championships
• Held the 10th-best score by a freshman in the NCAA this season
• Also competed in the pole fault at the ACC championships, finishing 13th in the event with a height of 4.458m (15’0.25″)
• Named VaSID Field Rookie of the Year

Background
• Ranks second all-time in California history in the decathlon with a score of 7,021
• Holds the county and school record in the decathlon
• Is a 2018 All-American as well as an eight-time All-CIF and four-time All-County honoree
• Named a 10-time All-League and eighth-time All-CIF in the decathlon

Personal
• Undeclared
• Son of Kristin and Dean Pekar
• Has a brother, Tanner