Tuttle, Lonardo are New England contenders

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BRATTLEBORO — At the Bellows Falls spring sports banquet on Wednesday evening, it was announced that Reno Tuttle finished his high school career with 15 state championships — one varsity football crown, four team track and field championships, and 10 individual track and field titles. BF's Michelle Marchica ended up with 11, counting her field hockey and track accomplishments.

Tuttle heads into Saturday's 74th New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships at the Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine ranked fifth in the discus (155-11). His major competition should come from Kyle Moison (176-04), hometown favorite Jason Montano (164-00) of Thornton Academy, Aiden Felty (160-08), and Jacob McCluskey (159-09).

Tuttle won the discus and shot put at the Division 2 state meet on Saturday in South Burlington. Also capturing state gold for the Terriers were Ryan Kelly (high jump and 110 hurdles), Dylan Clark (javelin), Jaden Luebbert (pole vault), and the boys 4x100 relay team of Gabe Hakimoglu, Harrison Gleim, Connor Smith, and Andrew Elliott. Marchica silvered in the triple jump.

BF's Abby Broadley is ranked 22nd in this weekend's 3200 (11:08.85), while Luebbert is seeded 30th in the pole vault (8-09).

Brattleboro's Maggie Lonardo is ranked fourth in the 100 (12.18), eighth in the 200 (25.24), and 22nd in the long jump (16-09.75) for the New England meet. Also favored in the 100 are Chelsea Mitchell (11.67), Cori Richardson (11.92), and Caroline Schissel (11.93).

Lonardo won the 100 in 12.62 seconds at Saturday's Division 1 state meet. She finished third in the 200, and fifth in the long jump. The speed demon also teamed up with Dory Abdallah, Alina Secrest, and Isabelle Lonardo for a fourth in the 4x100 state relay race.



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