Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Norton's Nationals Athletes Shine; A Great Way to Cap Off a Historic Indoor Track Career for the Queen of Speed Brooke-Lynn Williams!

Congrats to the four girls who took the trip to the National meet in New York City!  The Sprint Medley Relay team of Brooke-Lynn Williams (200), Julia Palin (200), Bella Berardi (400), and Kambrynn Bowman (800) placed 8th overall and broke the SCHOOL RECORD (previously held by Brooke-Lynn Williams, Bella Berardi, Kambrynn Bowman, & Katie Bradley from 2015-2016) of 4:16.79 with a 4:15.46 for EIGHTH PLACE overall in the emerging elites! 

The girls post race celebrating a new school record! 

Norton's finest enjoying the big stage! 

200-200-400-800 Sprint Medley in ACTION! 
The Queen of Speed Brooke-Lynn Williams capped off an incredible and historic career in the 60 Meters qualifying for the semis and finishing 15th Overall in the Championship Division with a 7.56!
Congrats BLW on all your success and for setting the all-time Massachusetts and New-England records in your high school career and for being crowned an All-American! Thank you for all you have done for this school and this town!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Williams Defends Her Title as the Massachusetts ALL-STATE CHAMPION in the 55; Norton All-State Meet Results

BLW cruises to victory in the ALL-STATE meet!
Finals of the 55 Meters 



MIAA ALL-STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2017 ~ 1:00 ~ REGGIE LEWIS CENTER 

LONG JUMP
16th Overall - Bella Berardi: 16’ 0.5” 
               
55M DASH TRIALS & FINALS
1st Overall - Brooke-Lynn Williams: 7.11 Prelim, 7.00 Final - MIAA STATE CHAMPION - SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!

600M RUN FINAL 
17th Overall - Kambrynn Bowman: 1:41.62

300M RUN FINAL 
10th Overall - Bella Berardi: 41.85*SEASON PR 

4x200M RELAY FINAL (
17th Overall - 1:48.98 – Bella Berardi - Brooke-Lynn Williams - Kirsten Loring - Julia Newell 

4x800M RELAY FINAL 
22nd Overall - 10:01.27 – Katie Bradley - Kambrynn Bowman - Julia Palin - Shelly Belcher 

Bella Berardi running the 300 meters!


Bella pushing for that season & lifetime personal record! 

Kambrynn Bowman running the 600 meters!

Baton exchange between Brooke-Lynn & Kirsten Loring in the 4x200



Baton exchange between Kirsten Loring & Julia Newell in the 4x200 

Katie Bradley hands off to Kambrynn Bowman in the 4x800 

Julia Palin hands off to Shelly Belcher in the 4x800 

Shelly Belcher anchoring the 4x800 

4x800 TEAM picture of Shelly Belcher, Julia Palin, Kambrynn Bowman, & Katie Bradley (left to right) 
The Lancers are still not done for the season as they have Brooke-Lynn Williams defending her New England Championship title this Saturday at the Reggie at 10:30.  

Then the girls sprint medley relay team of Brooke-Lynn, Kambrynn Bowman, Julia Palin, & Bella Berardi take their talents down to New York City to compete at NATIONALS at the Armory on Friday, March 9th.  BLW competes in the 60M Dash on Saturday and Sunday! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Norton Girls Take THIRD Overall at States; Berardi (Long Jump), Williams (55M), & 4x200 of Berardi, Williams, Kirsten Loring, and Julia Newell are All D4 STATE CHAMPS!

Norton athletes who scored and medaled at states!
On an incredible Thursday, the Norton girls track team had their best day in school history at the Division 4 State Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center.  They tied their best finish ever from last year (3rd overall) but scored the most points they ever have with 51!  

The girls had 3 state championships between Brooke-Lynn Williams in the 55 dash, Bella Berardi in the long jump with a new school record of 17' 5.25" (previously held by her from last year), and the 4 x 200 of Berardi, Williams, Kirsten Loring, & Julia Newell.  Julia Newell put on an amazing performance as the anchor leg in the 4 x 200 showing amazing tenacity and grit as  she leaned at the finish for the win! 

For full results, scroll to the end of this post! 

Brooke-Lynn Williams wins the D4 State 55 Dash for the THIRD straight year!
All the Norton athletes who qualified for All-States! (left to right: Belcher, Berardi, Palin, Bowman, Bradley, Williams, Newell, & Loring) 
The fastest girls in division 4! They had to run 4 intervals due to timing issues. 
The 3rd place 4 x 800 team of Shelly Belcher, Kambrynn Bowman, Katie Bradley, & Julia Palin 
Bella Berardi is the STATE CHAMP in the long jump with a new school record! 

4th place overall 4x800 Norton boys team of Joey Annand, Austin Carroll, Ian Pereira, & DJ Nihill.

Norton girls 4 x 800 on the podium. 
Kambrynn Bowman (4th) and Julia Palin (6th) place and medal in the 600 meters at the MIAA D4 State Championship!

Unfortunately, Bella missed her medal ceremony for the 300, however, we were able to take a picture after she picked up her medal and posted a season PR! 

4 x 200 team of Andrew Raneri, Dan Salvo, Chris Junkins, & Peter Rivard post a season best time. 

4 x 200 team takes the top of the podium as state champs with Bella Berardi, Brooke-Lynn Williams, Kirsten Loring, & Julia Palin!
Joey Annand running the first leg ofthe 4 x 800 
Baton exchange between Joey Annand & Austin Carroll in the 4 x 800 
Baton exchange between Chris Junkins & Andrew Raneri in  the 4 x 200 
Hannah Delea running the 55 Hurdles 

Julia Palin  running the 600 Meters 
Kambyrnn Bowman running the 600 Meters
Katie Bradley running the 1st leg of the 4 x 800 
Katie Bradley lined up for the 1000 Meters
4 x 800 on the podium after taking 3rd place! 
Having a blast atop the podium! 4 x 200 team of Williams, Berardi, Loring, & Newell
It does not get much better than this!! 


 4 x 800 exchange between Julia Palin & anchor Shelly Belcher 
 4 x 200 exchange between Bella Berardi & Brooke-Lynn Williams 
 4 x 200 exchange between Kirsten Loring & anchor Julia Newell 
Julia Newell slingshots off turn 3 and starts  the battle to the finish of the 4 x 200 versus Tewksbury! 





Julia Newell GUTS it out for the State Championship in the 4 x 200!! 

DIVISION 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - NORTON RESULTS 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2017 ~ REGGIE LEWIS CENTER
  
LONG JUMP
Bella Berardi: 17’ 5.25” - STATE CHAMPION!!
                                       *PERSONAL RECORD
                                       *SCHOOL RECORD!!
                                        *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!
             
55M HURDLES
Hannah Delea: 9.79 – 11th Overall *PERSONAL RECORD
Sarah Driscoll: 9.44 – 22nd Overall *PERSONAL RECORD
Mary Diestel: 10.30 – 32nd Overall
           
55M DASH
Brooke-Lynn Williams: 7.05 – STATE CHAMPION!! (3rd straight year)
                                                *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!

600M RUN FINAL
Kambrynn Bowman: 1:40.39 – 3rd Overall *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!
Julia Palin: 1:41.38 – 6th Overall

1000M RUN FINAL
Katie Bradley: 3:10.93 –*SEASON PERSONAL RECORD

300M RUN FINAL
Bella Berardi: 41.95 – 3rd Place Overall *PERSONAL RECORD
                                                                *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!

4x200M RELAY FINAL

1:49.18 – Bella Berardi - Brooke-Lynn Williams - Kirsten Loring - Julia Newell - STATE CHAMPIONS!!
                                                                                                                                  *ALL-STATE QUALIFIERS!

1:38.13 – Dan Salvo–Peter Rivard–Chris Junkins-Andrew Raneri –13th Overall *SEASON PERSONAL RECORD

4x800M RELAY FINAL
8:27.28 – Joey Annand – Austin Carroll – DJ Nihill – Ian Pereira – 4th Overall

9:57.94 – Katie Bradley - Kambrynn Bowman - Julia Palin - Shelly Belcher – 3rd Overall *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!

4x400M RELAY FINAL

3:46.74 – Nick Reynolds – Eddie Mercado – Brodey Tinkham – Aidan Lerner – 13th Overall

The Norton team will take all the ALL-STATE qualifiers to the Reggie Lewis Center on Sunday, February 26th at 1:00!