The top three finishers in the fourth annual Brattleboro Decathlon at Brattleboro Union High School on July 5-6 were, left to right, 2013 Bellows Falls
The top three finishers in the fourth annual Brattleboro Decathlon at Brattleboro Union High School on July 5-6 were, left to right, 2013 Bellows Falls Union High School graduate TJ Bernier (2nd), 2006 BUHS graduate Will Franklin (1st), and 2006 BUHS graduate Brian Lashway (3rd). (Submitted photo )

BRATTLEBORO -- Will Franklin, a 2006 Brattleboro Union High School graduate, three-peated as Brattleboro Decathlon champion in the fourth annual event that took place at BUHS on July 5 and July 6.

Franklin finished with 8,255 points. TJ Bernier, a 2013 Bellows Falls Union High School graduate and Division 3 state record holder in the 300 hurdles, took the silver with 8,134 points. And 2006 BUHS graduate Brian Lashway rounded out the top three with 7,871 points.

Franklin won the Keg Toss, Frisbee Field Goal, and Vortex Football Throw, which was the only event that's record wasn't broken. His dominance in the throwing events and improved performances in the running events allowed him to hold on for the title, despite five record-breaking victories by Bernier -- 100, 400, 110 hurdles, long jump, high jump.

Lashway was the only competitor to finish in the top four in all 10 events, including a victory in the Driver Throw. Dan Barile, who is the BUHS track and field coach, set the mile record for the fourth consecutive year with a blazing time of 5:11.

Franklin, Bernier and Lashway all beat the record for total points, which was 7,690. Lashway, Bernier, Brendan Rogers and John Barton ran away with the team title thanks to wins in six of the 10 events.

Individual results: 1. Will Franklin -- 8,255 points; 2. TJ Bernier -- 8,134; 3. Brian Lashway -- 7,871; 4. Dan Barile -- 7,343; 5. Eric Lashway -- 6,822; 6. Adam Lashway -- 5,777; 7. Brendan Rogers -- 5,576; 8. Stephanie Pierce -- 4,728; 9. Zach Derosia -- 4,696; 10.


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John Barton -- 4,364; 11. Josh Parro -- 3,749 DNF; 12. Ian Deyo -- 2,461 DNF.

Top 5 by event

100: 1. Bernier -- 11.67; 2. Franklin -- 12.00; 3. Parro -- 12.09; 4. Brian Lashway -- 12.39; 5. Barile -- 12.43.

400: 1. Bernier -- 58.59; 2. Barile -- 59.33; 3. Brian Lashway -- 60.33; 4. Parro -- 61.65; 5. Franklin -- 62.27.

Mile: 1. Barile -- 5:11; 2. Brian Lashway -- 5:44; 3. Pierce -- 6:16; 4. Franklin -- 6:18; 5. Bernier -- 6:43.

110 Low Hurdles: 1. Bernier -- 14.66; 2. Franklin -- 15.82; 3. Eric Lashway -- 16.43; 4. Brian Lashway -- 17.01; 5. Barile -- 18.14.

Keg Toss: 1. Franklin -- 34-7; 2. Eric Lashway -- 30-5; 3. Brian Lashway -- 27-5; 4. Rogers -- 25-6; 5. Bernier -- 24-6.

Driver Throw: 1. Brian Lashway -- 224-7; 2. Franklin -- 224-3; 3. Eric Lashway -- 221-0; 4. Adam Lashway -- 209-8; 5. Bernier -- 193-0.

Vortex Football Throw: 1. Franklin -- 241-1; 2. Bernier -- 217-6; 3. Adam Lashway -- 184-2; 4. Brian Lashway -- 176-6; 5. Barile -- 170-8.

Frisbee Field Goals: 1. Franklin -- 150-0; 2. Bernier -- 135-0; 3. Barile -- 135-0; 4. Brian Lashway -- 120-0; 5. Adam Lashway -- 105-0.

Long Jump: 1. Bernier -- 19-11; 2. Parro -- 19-1.75; 3. Eric Lashway -- 18-3; 4. Brian Lashway -- 17-1.5; 5. Franklin -- 16-4.75.

High Jump: 1. Bernier -- 5-6; 2. Brian Lashway -- 5-3; 3. Eric Lashway -- 4-10; 4. Franklin -- 4-8; 5. Barile -- 4-4.