Lashway dominates discus, mile to earn decathlon gold

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SPRINGFIELD — Brian Lashway was victorious last weekend at the 10th annual Southern Vermont Decathlon.

Lashway, who had finished in the top three overall in eight out of nine years competing entering this year's edition, finally broke through for his first win. While runner-up Shane Mas and third place finisher Chris Beckelman helped push Lashway throughout the weekend, he went on to win seven of the 10 events and hold off Mas by almost 800 points. Lashway was particularly impressive in the discus, which he won by over 30 feet and the mile where he won by almost a minute.

Mas won the Keg Toss, Vortex Football Throw, Vertical Jump and placed in the top three in the first nine events to fuel his second-place finish. Beckelman earned silver in five events and bronze in three more, while Dan Barile claimed his only silver of the weekend in the final event (mile) to pass Brendan Rogers for fourth place.

Lashway concludes the first decade of the decathlon with 74 medals to put himself well ahead of the next most decorated medalists — Barile (43 medals) and Will Franklin (39).

Overall Scoring

1) Brian Lashway (8,052 points)

2) Shane Mas (7,281)

3) Chris Beckelman (6,973)

4) Dan Barile (5,525)

5) Brendan Rogers (5,464)

6) John Barton (4,651)

7) Landon Mas (3,880)

8) Christina Mas (2,657)

Top 3 by Event

100

1) Brian Lashway (12.91)

2) Chris Beckelman (12.99)

3) Shane Mas (13.79)

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Vertical Jump

1) Shane Mas (24")

2) Brian Lashway (20.5")

3) Chris Beckelman (20.5")

Vortex Football Throw

1) Shane Mas (172'0")

2) Chris Beckelman (166'3")

3) Dan Barile (162'0")

Discus

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1) Brian Lashway (120'5")

2) Shane Mas (87'2")

3) Dan Barile (84'2")

400

1) Brian Lashway (56.06)

2) Chris Beckelman (56.87)

3) Shane Mas (1:04.21)

110 low hurdles

1) Brian Lashway (15.73)

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2) Chris Beckelman (16.63)

3) Shane Mas (17.78)

Keg Toss

1) Shane Mas (30'11")

2) Brian Lashway (26'8")

3) Dan Barile (20'9")

Shot Put

1) Brian Lashway (43'11")

2) Shane Mas (41'10")

3) Chris Beckelman (37'0")

Long Jump

1) Brian Lashway (16'6.25")

2) Chris Beckelman (16'3")

3) Shane Mas (15'8.75")

Mile

1) Brian Lashway (5:24.53)

2) Dan Barile (6:20.48)

3) Chris Beckelman (6:43.44)


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