BRATTLEBORO >> Will Franklin's run of four straight decathlon championships came to a halt as 2015 Brattleboro Union High School graduate Dakota Peterson edged out Franklin for the victory in the sixth annual Brattleboro Decathlon.

Peterson finished in the top three in eight out of the 10 events en route to 8,083 points, while Franklin finished in the top three in seven events and scored 7,934 points. The final spot on the podium came down to the last event as Brian Lashway used a win in the mile to hold off Rocky, Shane Mas, and Eric Lashway for third place overall. Lashway's victory in the mile ended Dan Barile's streak of five straight wins in the event.

In addition to the streaks being snapped, four event records were also broken. Peterson made a 65-yard field goal in the frisbee event to shatter the old record, Franklin improved his keg toss distance to 34-8, Rocky soared to a 32-inch vertical jump, and Eric Lashway improved his soccer power kick record to 163-3.

Individiual Scores

1) Dakota Peterson (8,083)

2) Will Franklin (7,934)

3) Brian Lashway (7,640)

4) Rocky (7,275)

5) Shane Mas (7,164)

6) Eric Lashway (7,077)

7) Dan Barile (6,040)

8) Zach Derosia (5,039)

9) John Barton (4,354)

10) Christina Mas (3,299)

Top 3 Finishers by Event

100

1) Will Franklin 11.83


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2) Dakota Peterson 12.30

3) Eric Lashway 12.35

110 meter low hurdles

1) Will Franklin 15.04

2) Eric Lashway 15.60

3) Dakota Peterson 16.10

400 meter dash

1) Brian Lashway 60.22

2) Dakota Peterson 65.75

3) Dan Barile 66.22

Mile

1) Brian Lashway 5:30

2) Dan Barile 5:57

3) Will Franklin 6:23

Long Jump

1) Rocky 18-6

2) Dakota Peterson 18-5

3) Brian Lashway 18-1.5

Vertical Jump

1) Rocky 32"

2) Dakota Peterson 31.5"

3) Will Franklin 26.25"

Soccer Power Kick

1) Eric Lashway 163-3

2) Will Franklin 152-11

3) Dakota Peterson 148-9

Keg Toss

1) Will Franklin 34-8

2) Rocky 33-0

3) Shane Mas 30-2.5

Vortex Football Throw

1) Dakota Peterson 234-5

2) Rocky 184-5

3) Zach Derosia 174-0

Frisbee Field Goals

1) Dakota Peterson 65 yds.

2) Brian Lashway 60 yds.

3) Will Franklin 55 yds.


Christina Mas was the top female finisher in the 2016 Brattleboro Decathlon.
Christina Mas was the top female finisher in the 2016 Brattleboro Decathlon. (Submitted photo)