#UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas multi-event specialist Kendrick Thompson broke the national record in the decathlon at The Jacksonville Athletics Club’s Jacksonville Combined Event Qualifier yesterday after amassing 7,788 points over the two-day, 10-discipline event.
#Thompson had held the old record set in April of this year at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with 7,762 points. Thompson won every event in the competition, including the javelin segment pictured here. “I am really happy with the record and I know coach is happy for the record,” Thompson said.
#“We were looking at going for 8000 points to give us a chance to qualify for World Championships. I fell short in two events but I know how to rebound and go after the goal.”
#Photo: UB Athletics