Ayden Owens-Delerme leads CAC Games 2023 Decathlon

(July 3, 2023) – Ayden Owens-Delerme from Puerto Rico is the early frontrunner in the men’s Decathlon competition at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador. After three completed events on Monday (3), Owens-Delerme holds the lead with 2,674 points.

Owens-Delerme, who finished fourth at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene last summer, took the advantage from the opening events. He blazed through the 100 meters with a time of 10.36 seconds to secure the top spot in the field. The Arkansas standout then won the long jump, leaping a solid 7.54 meters to claim another victory.

To conclude the morning session, Owens-Delerme finished fourth in the shot put event, where he threw a mark of 13.88 meters. – Read more: Day 2: CAC Games San Salvador 2023 schedule live results, start lists

This performance contributed an additional 721 points to his overall score, enabling him to enter the evening session with a comfortable 116-point lead over his closest competitor, Yancarlos Hernandez from Cuba, who currently sits in second place with 2,558 points.

The Bahamas’ athletes also made their mark in the competition, with Ken Mullings finishing the first three events with 2,533 points to sit in the third position. Meanwhile, Kendrick Thompson, another athlete representing The Bahamas heads into the second part of the say in fourth spot with 2,516 points.

The battle for the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games Decathlon crown will continue on Monday evening with the High Jump, starting at 6:15 p.m. ET before ending the first day with the 400m at 9:50 p.m. ET.

Stay tuned for more updates as the competition unfolds.

2023 Central American and Caribbean Games Decathlon Standings After 3 Events

RankBibNamePoints
1426Ayden Owens Delerme (Puerto Rico)2674
2250Yancarlos Hernández (Cuba)2558
3129Ken Mullings (Bahamas)2533
4130Kendrick Thompson (Bahamas)2516
5305Kurt Felix (Grenada)2437
6281Jose Paulino (Dominican Republic)2429
7489Gerson Izaguirre (Venezuela)2418
8451Yariel Soto (Puerto Rico)2358
9111Esteban Ibañez (El Salvador)2240

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