Tiger track athletes vie in decathlon

BURLINGTON — Two Middlebury Union High School track and field athletes competed in the 44th annual Jerry Jasinski Vermont State Decathlon Championships, which were held at the University of Vermont in Burlington on June 17 and 18.
In a field of 72 male high school competitors and four open contestants,Essex High School 10th-grader Wyatt Lamell won the two-day, 10-event competition by amassing 5,639 points.
Gabe Cason, who just finished his junior year at MUHS, earned 26th place with 3,965 points. His Tiger classmate Peter Wolosinski garnered 3,321 points to secure 50th place. Points are awarded to an individual for his performance in each event based on a system created by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Cason’s scoring with points in parenthesis was as follows: 100 meters, 12.48 seconds (560 points); Lon jump, 16 feet-10.75 inches (411) Shot put, 30’-05” (442); high jump, 4’-05”, (283); 400 meters, 57.12 seconds, (516); 110 high hurdles, 20.05 seconds, (345); discus toss, 68’-04”, (288); pole vault, 10’-06”, (406); javelin throw, 101’-08”, (313); 1,500 meters, 5:29.68, (401).
Wolosinski’s scoring was: 100 meters, 12.89, (487); long jump, 15’-09” (345) shot put, 33’-06.5”, (499); high jump, 4’-07”, (317); 400 meters, 59.86 seconds, (418); 110 high hurdles, 23.54 seconds, (124); discus toss, 75’-01”, (327); pole vault, 7’-00.5”, (169); javelin throw, 98’-06”, (299); 1,500 meters, 5:43.42, (336).

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