Lufkin Adds NE Title To Shot Put Resume
Add the New England Indoor Championship in shot put to the growing resume of Brewer High School senior Austin Lufkin.
Lufkin distanced himself from the rest of the field with a throw of 61-feet-9-and-a-half-inches at the New England meet in Boston over the weekend. His closest competition was seven feet off that mark.
Lufkin already owns the New England outdoor shot put record.
Just last month he broke a 40-year record for Maine high school with a throw of 61-feet 2-inches.
Other Maine track & field competitors are the New Englands...
> Tia Tardy (MDI): Placed 2nd in the mile with a time of 4:57.18
> Daija Misler (Hampden): Finished 8th in the shot put, 39-feet 4-inches
> Noah Hutchinson (MDI): 8th in high jump with a distance of 6-feet 1-inch
> Paul Casavant (Hampden): 12th in the 2-mile event, 9:31.88