KINGSTON, Jamaica— Kingston College’s Isaiah Patrick leads the Boys' Open Decathlon going into Thursday's third day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium.
After five events on Wednesday’s first day of the 10 event discipline, Patrick leads with 3777 points, 336 more than last year's silver medallist, Calabar High’s Kevin Brooks who is on 3441 points. Jamaica College’s Dorian Charles is third on 3399 points.
Five of the 14 competitors have competed in the gruelling event before - Brooks, Courtney Williams of Happy Grove High, Javeir Morrison of Dinthill Technical and Malique Graham of Wolmers Boys competed last year while Zico Bennett of Hydel High missed last year after competing in 2021.
The athletes competed in the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m on Wednesday and will contest the 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m Thursday.
Patrick was strong in the 100m, clocking 10.96 seconds, the same time as Hydel’s Bennett, with both scoring 870 points. He added another 828 points with a 7.06m (2.4m/s) long jump and picked up 803 points from a 2.00m high jump.
-Paul A Reid
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