Jul 23, 2014 8:18 PM by Ross Field
Chico State alum J Patrick Smith is heading off to Europe as he prepares to compete in the decathlon for the United States in the Thorpe Cup in Germany over the weekend.
The Thorpe Cupc is an international track and field competition between the U.S. and Germany.
Smith qualified for the meet by finishing sixth in the decathlon at the USA Track and Field Championships last month.
The top seven from that meet will be competiting in Germany.
In his time at Chico State Smith was absolutely outstanding winning three national championships in the decathlon before graduating this spring.