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Big finish gives Casey Tow third in decathlon nationals


July 31, 2019

Michelle Tow

CASEY TOW, left, prepares to pass a competitor en route to third place, bottom, in the Junior Olympics 17-18 decathlon nationals.

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Casey Tow finished third in the decathlon last week in the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field 17-18 Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

Competing in his fourth decathlon this year – and of his life, Tow scored 6197 points to finish behind winner Peyton Bair of the TNT Track Club of Kimberly, Idaho (6913 points) and Ryan Thoma of the Thriller Track and Field Club, of Port Orchard, Wash. (6392).

He finished ahead of fellow Oregonian Arthur Katahdin of Milwaukie, who scored 6180 for fourth, and Colby Wilson of Olympia, Wash., who was fifth (6074), givi...

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