Koch, Luebbert shine in the Decathlon


BURLINGTON — Brattleboro's Evan Koch finished third in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.83 seconds on his way to placing fifth with 5184 points in the recent Vermont Decathlon Championship at the University of Vermont. The top area finisher in the women's event was Bellows Falls' Jaden Luebbert, who cleared 2.85 meters to tie for first in the pole vault and wound up 17th overall with 3395 points.

Brattleboro's Ben Brady took fifth in the 400 in 53.56 seconds. Gabe Hakimoglu, of Bellows Falls, ended up seventh in both the 100 and the high jump.

On the women's side, Brattleboro's Sylvie Normandeau tied for eighth in the pole vault as injured teammate Maggie Lonardo cheered her on. BF's Ashlynn Boucher wound up 11th in the 1500, 12th in the 400, and tied for 12th in the pole vault.

Wyatt Lamell (5639 points) of Essex and Saint Johnsbury's Lia Rotti (5518 points) each finished first. The events included the long jump, pole vault, high jump, javelin, discus, shot put, hurdles, 1500, 400, and 100.

The final placements and scores for the area competitors are shown below.

Men's Decathlon

Evan Koch, Brattleboro: 5th with 5184 points

Ryan Kelly, Bellows Falls: 22nd with 4072 points

Gabe Hakimoglu, Bellows Falls: 23rd with 4061 points

Max King, Brattleboro: 28th with 3916 points

Declyn Tourville, Brattleboro: 32nd with 3856 points

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Tylar Stanley, Bellows Falls: 34th with 3804 points

Jayden Bloom, Leland & Gray: 46th with 3437 points

Hunter Smith, Bellows Falls: 47th with 3369 points

Ben Brady, Brattleboro: 57th with 2990 points

Jairen Sanderson, Leland & Gray: 65th with 2622 points

Women's Decathlon

Jaden Luebbert, Bellows Falls: 17th with 3395 points

Maya Waryas, Bellows Falls: 20th with 3326 points

Sylvie Normandeau, Brattleboro: 22nd with 3267 points

Ashlynn Boucher, Bellows Falls: 23rd with 3250 points

Kate Petty, Leland & Gray: 46th with 2294 points

Emma O'Brien, Leland & Gray: 48th with 1898 points


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