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Fine day for Ntourntourekas, Bears

Senior thrower wins pair of events at Bristol Lions Invitational

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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

Leo Ntourntourekas won the shot put and the discus at the Bristol Lions Invitational on Saturday. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
May 16, 2017
BRISTOL — The Newfound track team hosted its lone home meet of the year, welcoming 10 other teams to the Mills Oval on Saturday for the annual Bristol Lions Invitational.

The shining star for the Bears on the day came on the boys' side of things, where Leo Ntourntourekas won a pair of events.

In the shot put, the senior threw 46 feet, 4.25 inches to take the win, with Ethan Pruett finishing in fourth at 37 feet 9.75 inches. Dan Holton was 11th at 34 feet, 10 inches, Mason Dalphonse was 14th at 34 feet, one inch, Pat O'Neill was 18th at 31 feet, 7.5 inches, James Machado reached 31 feet, half an inch for 22nd place, Brandon Marcoux was 32nd at 26 feet, five inches and Adam Lemieux was 34th at 24 feet, 9.5 inches.

Ntourntourekas came back with the win in the discus as well, finishing at 125 feet, seven inches, while Dalphonse fired his way to fourth at 116 feet, four inches. Pruett was eighth at 112 feet, four inches, Trevor Robie was 13th at 96 feet, one inch, Shawn Huckins was 15th at 91 feet, three inches, Zach Patten threw 86 feet, five inches for 19th place, Jacob Pfister was 27th at 73 feet, seven inches and David Comeau was 29th at 72 feet, four inches.

Cam Anderson also had a good day for the Bears in the sprinting events.

Anderson was fourth in the 100 meters in a time of 12.09 seconds, with Ben Morrill finishing 10th in 12.27, Rolando Sylvain-Stott in 12th in 12.32, Justin Shokal was 13th in 12.35, Aidon Anderson was 16th in 12.59, Ryan Quinn was 23rd in 13.42 and Brett Pigeon was 27th in 13.7.

Cam Anderson then ran his way to third in the 200 meters with a time of 24.71, with Aidon Anderson in 10th in 25.85 seconds and Sylvain-Stott in 11th in 25.9 seconds. Connor McLaughlin was 21st in 29.34 and Tylor Austin was 23rd in 29.73.

Matt Libby ran and jumped his way to second place in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.41 seconds, with Quentin Dancewicz-Helmers in fourth in 19.57 seconds.

Tiellar Mitchell finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 44.94 seconds, with Libby in fourth in 45.23 seconds.

Reid Wilkins cleared five feet, six inches in the high jump to take fourth place overall, while Dancewicz-Helmers and Cian Connor tied for seventh at five feet, two inches.

Dancewicz-Helmers led Newfound in the long jump at 17 feet, 5.5 inches for sixth place, with Shokal in seventh at 16 feet, 9.5 inches, Ryan Towne in 10th at 15 feet, 11 inches, Sylvain-Stott in 11th at 15 feet, six inches, Connor in 13th at 15 feet, four inches, Cam Anderson in 14th at 15 feet, three inches, Jacob Judkins in 19th at 14 feet, nine inches, Wilkins in 20th at 14 feet, 5.5 inches and Nicholas Comeau in 25th at 12 feet, 2.5 inches.

Dalphonse finished fourth in the javelin at 125 feet, seven inches, while Huckins found his way to sixth place with a toss of 121 feet, two inches, Pat O'Neill was 11th at 106 feet, six inches and Machado was 12th at 105 feet, eight inches. McLaughlin was 13th at 104 feet, five inches, Demeatris Marin was 16th at 82 feet, 11 inches, Pfister was 18th at 76 feet, two inches and Lemieux was 23rd at 62 feet.

James Shokal finished sixth in the 3,200 meters in 12:06, with Chris Davis in 11th place in 12:44.

Towne finished 14th in the 400 meters in 59.93 with David Comeau in 15th in 1:00.9 and Cole Frye in 29th in 1:31. Brad MacDonald finished 21st in the 800 meters in 2:24 and Connor Springer was 25th in 2:32. James Moore finished 22nd in the 1,600 meters in 5:42. Wilkins was seventh in the triple jump at 34 feet, 6.5 inches, Justin Shokal was eighth at 34 feet, 5.25 inches and Connor was ninth at 33 feet, 3.5 inches.

The Newfound 4X100-meter team of Justin Shokal, Libby, Mitchell and Morrill finished in second place in 47.29 seconds. In the 4X400-meter relay, the team of Mitchell, David Comeau, Towne and Cam Anderson finished seventh in 4:12.

The Newfound girls also were strong in the throwing events.

The lone win of the day came in the discus, where Becky Norton fired 92 feet for the win. Evelyn Cutting was sixth at 72 feet, two inches, Megan Gebhardt finished seventh at 71 feet, nine inches and Haley Young was 13th at 59 feet, four inches.

Mackenzie Brunt took third in the shot put with a toss of 30 feet, 6.5 inches with Norton in fifth place at 28 feet, 11 inches, Gebhardt in sixth at 27 feet, eight inches and Megan Stafford in seventh at 25 feet, 8.25 inches. Rachel Manita threw 21 feet, 2.5 inches for 20th place.

Amy Combs led Newfound in the 100 meters in 14.01 for eighth place overall, with Breana Shepard in 19th in 14.83 and Gretchen Dancewicz-Helmers in 29th in 15.8 seconds. Young finished 23rd in the 200 meters in 34.59 seconds and Sophia Pettit was 23rd in the 800 meters in 3:50.

Dancewicz-Helmers was 10th in the long jump at 11 feet, 7.5 inches, with Riley Pierce in 14th place at 11 feet, one inch.

Gebhardt finished ninth in the javelin with a throw of 66 feet, two inches, with Alexis Raimondi in 13th at 61 feet, three inches, Brunt in 14th at 56 feet, 10 inches, Manita in 15th at 54 feet, eight inches, Young in 16th at 54 feet, seven inches and Trinity Taylor in 17th at 45 feet, two inches.

The Bears will compete next at the Wilderness Championships, which take place on Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in Gilford.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or sportsgsn@salmonpress.com.

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