Pierce Lepage wins decathlon at Canadian track and field championships
Whitby, Ont., native is considered an up-and-comer
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.