Lindon Victor/Texas A&M

Lindon Victor/Texas A&M

ST GEORGE’S, July 11, 2016 – National Decathlete record holder Lindon Victor is the Athlete of the Month of June, according to GrenadaSports.

Victor was the top performer for Grenada with his consistent and exceptional performances in the multi-events.

GrenadaSports Athlete of the Month – June 2016

WINNER: Lindon Victor

Victor, a junior at Texas A&M University, followed up his record-breaking performance at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships with a gold at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon on June 9.

Even while scoring 8,379 points, which is the fifth-best all-time collegiate performance, Victor never felt like he was out of the competition’s reach.

On the second day of competition, Victor set a personal best in the 110-meter hurdles, 14.68 seconds. However, there was one event that caused him some frustration. “The javelin was really disappointing,” Victor said. “I haven’t thrown that low in the decathlon in a while, but I am glad I was able to throw at least 65.”

It was enough to give him an 88-point lead heading into the 1,500m.

Victor finished the 1,500m in 15th place, but still ran a personal best of 4:43.81, which was enough to carry him to a 79-point win over Zach Ziemek of Wisconsin.

Victor became the second Grenadian to win the NCAA Decathlon title after his brother Kurt Felix secured the gold for Boise State University in 2012.

He will now turn his focus on final preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.


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