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Pierce Lepage wins decathlon at Canadian track and field championships

Pierce Lepage of Whitby, Ont., won the men's decathlon on Wednesday at the Canadian track and field championships.

Whitby, Ont., native is considered an up-and-comer

Pierce Lepage, pictured at an IAAF event on Sept. 18, 2016, won the decathlon at the Canadian track and field championships on Wednesday. (Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images)

Pierce Lepage of Whitby, Ont., won the men's decathlon on Wednesday at the Canadian track and field championships.

He finished the 10-event sport with 7,948 points.

Taylor Stewart (7,882) of London, Ont., took silver and American Robert Robinson (7,650) was third.

Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner, also from London, decided not to compete in the decathlon at nationals this year, instead participating in individual events.

The six-foot-seven Lepage was discovered through the RBC Training Ground program in March 2016 and has been an up-and-comer in Canada's track scene since.

Niki Oudenaarden of St. Albert, Alta., won the women's heptathlon with 6,000 points. She beat out Sami Spenner (5,986) of the United States and Rachael McIntosh (5,783) of Bridgewater, N.S.

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