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Ntourntourekas wins two D3 titles


Newfound senior takes shot put, discus honors


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by Joshua Spaulding
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Becky Norton tosses the discus during the Division III State Meet on Saturday in Tilton. Bob Martin. (click for larger version)
May 29, 2017
TILTON — Newfound senior Leo Ntourntourekas continued his fine end of the season push by earning two Division III state titles at the Division III State Meet on Saturday, May 27, at Winnisquam Regional High School.

Ntourntourekas won the shot put with a toss of 47 feet, three inches, with teammate Ethan Pruett reaching 40 feet, three inches for eighth place overall.

The Bear senior also won the discus with a toss of 131 feet, 10 inches, with Pruett finishing in 12th place at 109 feet, five inches and Mason Dalphonse taking 16th place at 100 feet, 11 inches.

Matt Libby earned the other point for the Newfound team on the day, as he finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.53 seconds. Tiellar Mitchell ran to 14th place in 45.75 seconds.

Reid Wilkins finished in eighth place in the high jump, clearing five feet, four inches and in the javelin, Dalphonse had a top throw of 123 feet to place 14th overall. Libby finished 10th in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.8 seconds with Quentin Dancewicz-Helmers finished 16th in 19.62 seconds.

The lone points for the Bear girls came in the discus, where senior Becky Norton reached a distance of 94 feet, 10 inches to finish third overall. Teammate Megan Gebhardt threw 60 feet, three inches for 16th place.

Norton just missed out on scoring in the shot put, as she tossed 30 feet, two inches for seventh place, with Gebhardt in 14th place at 26 feet, two inches and Mackenzie Brunt finished 15th with a toss of 25 feet, 10 inches. Gebhardt also finished in 14th place in the javelin with a throw of 73 feet, 11 inches.

The Bears also had one relay team competing, with the team of Megan Stafford, Danessa Duclos, Leslie Shattuck and Amy Combs combining to finish 14th in 4:52.73.

With their top-three finishes, Norton and Ntourntourekas both qualified for the Meet of Champions, which will take place on Saturday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Merrimack High School. The remainder of the field will be determined by the top times, distances and heights from throughout the season.

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

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