Brown disappointed despite Decathlon gold
A week before last year's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, Morant Bay High School's Marcus Brown started training for the decathlon.
The then 17 year-old, would surprise himself after finishing third at Champs despite the short preparation period.
A year later, Brown secured his first gold medal at the championships after tallying 6781 points; bettering Buff Bay's Amaudo O'Conner (6649) and Rhodes Hall's Asani Hylton (6517).
Pleased but not satisfied, Brown expressed disappointment that he was unable to break the meet record of 6988 points and the IAAF World Junior Championships qualification standard of 7200 points.
"Seeing that I didn't get the record, which is what I had planned for to bring me to Worlds, I am a bit upset to be honest, but winning this gold medal is still something to feel happy about," he told STAR Sports.
"I could have performed better in the 110m hurdles. My PB is 13 high and I really should have cleared two metres in the high jump as well. Also, in the javelin, I could have thrown 47m but only did 42m, so I certainly wasn't at my best throughout," Brown said.
"My mom told me to come home with the gold medal and I'm glad that I was able to come out here and do that for her as well," added Brown.