KC's Patrick battles to decathlon win
Kingston College's Isaiah Patrick competes in the decathlon pole vault. (Photo: Garfield )Robinson

Kingston College's Isaiah Patrick tallied 6,969 points to win the decathlon at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium, beating Jamaica College's Dorian Charles who tallied 6,579 points and Calabar High's Kevin Brooks who got 6,202 — personal best points for all three.

Brooks, who was second last year, will however represent Jamaica at next week's 50th Carifta Games in The Bahamas as Patrick is Grenadian and Charles a Trinidadian.

Five of the 14 competitors have competed in the gruelling event at Champs before — Brooks, Courtney Williams of Happy Grove High, Javeir Morrison of Dinthill Technical, and Malique Graham of Wolmer's 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, who led after the first five events on Wednesday with 3,777 points, had six new personal bests over the two days; Charles had nine new bests and Brooks had seven.

Paul A Reid

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