Local decathletes Travis Geopfert (Panorama) and Kip Janvrin (Panora-Linden) finished 16 points apart and in 11th and 12th place at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, California Friday and Saturday.
Geopfert, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and an assistant track and field coach there, scored 7,326 points. Janvirn, former Simpson College standout who is men's and women's track coach at Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, tallied 7,510 points.
Janvrin represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics in Sidney, Australia.
Geopfert was 13th and Janvrin 22nd among 24 competitors after the first day.
Brian Clay won the decathlon by scoring 8,660 points.
Results for Geopfert and Janvrin were:
Geopfert--100 meters, 11.11; long jump, 22-9.25; shot put, 47-7.75; high jump, 6-1.25; 400 meters, 49.14; 110 high hurdles, 16.17; discus, 147-4; pole vault, 14-5.25; javelin, 177-5; 1500 meters, 4:31.04.
Janvrin--100 meters, 11.37; long jump, 21-6.25; shot put, 45-6.25; high jump, 5-9.75; 400 meters, 49.30; 110 high hurdles, 15.35; discus, 137-3; pole vault, 16-0.75; javelin, 189-11; 1500 meters, 4:28.64.