Saturday, May 21, 2016

Norton Boys Win Second Straight TVL Title in DRAMATIC Fashion by 2.5 Points as it Comes Down to the 4x400 Relay!

In an incredible turn of events at the Tri-Valley League Conference Championships, the Norton boys were still able to secure the victory after their senior captain Camden Cleathero went down with a hamstring injury in the finals of the 110 hurdles, forcing him to also not participate in the finals of the 100 and the high jump.  This took around 24-26 points away from the Lancer boys.  With the meet projected as close as it was against a very strong Hopkinton team, the outlook looked grim after Camden went down, but a couple of swings the other way with the Hopkinton throwers in the discus projected at least 18+ points did not even scoring.  Then in the high jump where the Hiller jumpers were projected around 14 points only scored 10.  This let Norton  right back into the meet where they lead after 15 events going into the 4 x 400 relay to decide it all.  To win, they would need to beat a good Dover-Sherborn team (who ultimately finished 3rd overall) by at least 4 spots and keep Hopkinton within 1 spot of them.  The clutch team of Nick Reynolds, Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, & Chris Wrenn secured the victory and lead from the first leg on!  Hopkinton finished a close 6 seconds behind.  Norton won the meet by 2.5 points!!
4x400 Relay of Nick Reyolds (left), Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, & Chris Wrenn
However, the 4x400 would not be in the position to secure the victory if it was not for the incredible effort of the rest of the team.  Lead by Senior Captain Justin Ireland with 24 points, many Lancers scored points, and obviously, EVERY POINT MATTERED! Justin won the 100 meters, placed 2nd in the 200 meters, and placed 3rd in the javelin. 
Justin Ireland Winning the 100 Meters 
Other  VITAL point scorers on the day included:
1st Place Overall: Joey Annand - 1 Mile, 3rd 2 Mile 
1st Place Overall: Alex Buchan - Javelin 
1st Place Overall: Chris Wrenn - 800 Meters, 2nd 400 Meters
4th Place Overall: Deven Schuko - Javelin  
4th Place Overall: Colin O'Leary - 400 Hurdles, 6th 4x100 
5th Place Overall: Alex Carignan - 400 Hurdles 
5th Place Overall: Sean Cappellini - 800 Meters 
5th Place Overall: Parker Cleathero - 400 Meters 
5th  Place Overall: Austin Carroll - 2 Mile 
6th Place Overall: Griff McLaughlin - 400 Hurdles 
6th Place Overall: Jeff Beaucage - 200 Meters 
6th Place Overall: Colin O'Leary, Jeff Beaucage, Justin Martins, & Connor Reynolds - 47.64
Joey Annand Places 1st in the Mile with a Season Best 4:35.31
TVL Champion Alex Buchan Wins the Javelin & Stays Undefeated on the Season

1 Norton            97 - TVL CHAMPIONS!
2 Hopkinton    94.5
3 Dover-Sherborn 88
4 Medway            51
5 Westwood    46.5
6 Bellingham    46
7 Holliston            40
8 Medfield            25
9 Millis            6
10 Ashland            2

A special congrats goes out to DJ Nihill who won the freshman mile in 5:00.81!
Freshman DJ Nihill WINS the Freshman Mile in  5:00! 
The Lancer boys will prepare for another week as they get ready for the Division 4 State Championship next Saturday in Norwell at 2:00!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lady Lancers Place THIRD at the TVL Championship

Westwood- The Lady Lancers competed in the Tri-Valley League Championship last night and placed THIRD behind Holliston (1st) and Hopkinton (2nd). There were several PRs at the meet and some really great performances by the Lady Lancers. 

Top Ten Placements on the day by athlete (relays at the end):

Brooke-Lynn Williams: 1st 100 Meter (12.09); 1st 200 Meter (24.63); 5th Long Jump (16’ 0.5”)
Katie Bradley: 2nd 1 mile (5:16.15); 2nd 800 (2:23.93)
Isabella Berardi: 3rd Long Jump (16’4”); 3rd 400 Meter (60.71); 3rd 200 Meter (26.14)
Danielle Whitman: 4th High Jump (4’11”
Mary Diestel: 5th 400 Meter Hurdles (69.6)
Kylie Abouzeid: 6th Javelin (88’9”)
Kambrynn Bowman: 7th 800 Meter (2:28.13)
Hannah Kubinski: 8th Freshman Mile (6:21.95)
Julia Palin: 9th 400 Meter (62.98)
Allie Freedman: 10th 2 Mile (12:37.23)
Emily Carlson 10th 100 Meter Hurdles (17.7)

Relay Teams:
4x400 Meter Palin, Bowman, Whitman, Bradley: 5th 4:22.41
4x100 Meter Browne, Newell, Loring, Sousa-Shumosic: 8th 54.3

Kambrynn Bowman & Katie Bradley in the 800 Meters 
Brooke-Lynn Williams in the 100 Meters 
BLW Qualifies for NATIONALS in the 200! 
The Lady Lancers will compete at the Division 4 State Championship on Saturday May 28th

Monday, May 16, 2016

Norton Boys End Second Consecutive Undefeated Season at 6-0 in Win Over Medfield 92-44!

In the seniors last duel meet of the season, the boys went an undefeated 6-0 in the outdoor season; 15-0 combined for indoor and outdoor track.  These senior boys have a four year record of 58-4 and have not lost a meet since sophomore year.  What a testament to these seniors.

The boys took down the Medfield Warriors today 92-44 at Medfield.  Varsity points leader and senior captain Justin Ireland won both the 100 and 200 and took 2nd in the javelin with a mammoth toss (4th best in the TVL this year) of 137'6"!  Senior captain Alex Buchan continued his winning ways grabbing 10 points in both the shotput and javelin (where he went undefeated in the regular season).  And speaking of undefeated, senior captain Camden Cleathero won both the 110 hurdles and high jump in every meet this season, including today.

Other FIRST PLACE finishers on the day included Colin O'Leary in the 400 hurdles, Austin Carroll in the 1 mile, Chris Wrenn in the 400 (also undefeated on the season), Thomas LeClaire in the 800, and the 4x100 team of Colin O'Leary, Justin Martins, Jeff Beaucage, & Connor Reynolds.

Norton boys sweep the 400 going 1-2-3 with Chris Wrenn, Sean Cappellini, & Parker Cleathero 
Other placements on the day included: 
2nd Long Jump, 2nd Triple Jump: Jared Winiarz 
2nd 400 Hurdles: Griff McLaughlin 
2nd 1 Mile: DJ Nihill 
2nd 400 Meters: Sean Cappellini 
2nd 110 Hurdles: Alex Carignan 
2nd Discus: Connor Binegar 
2nd 2 Mile: Patrick Bingel 
3rd Shotput, 3rd Discus: Sam Marcotte 
3rd 400 Hurdles: Griff McAlear 
3rd 400 Meters: Parker Cleathero 
3rd 2 Mile: James Wilson 
3rd Javelin: Deven Schuko 
3rd Triple Jump: Peter Rivard 

Norton moves into the post-season now as they head to Westwood on Wednesday with a quick turn-around for the TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS at 3:00 p.m.! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Seniors Shine on Senior Day versus Medway; Boys Win 87-49 and Move to 5-0 on the Season!

On a beautiful day in Norton, the seniors rallied together to pull out another victory on the season in their penultimate duel meet of the season at home on Senior Day! The boys won 87-49 and move to 5-0 on the season with one duel meet to go on Monday versus Medfield away.  After the meet, all the parents were in attendance to be recognized by the team and take pictures with their senior athletes.
The Norton Track Seniors 
Justin Ireland, once again, was the leader in points on the day (13) winning both the 100 & 200 and placing 2nd in the long jump.  Close behind him were his fellow senior captains Camden Cleathero (110 hurdles & high jump) and Alex Buchan (javelin & shotput) with 10 points.  Camden is currently still undefeated on the season in the 110 hurdles and high jump, while Alex Buchan remains undefeated in the javelin. Also undefeated on the season was senior Chris Wrenn in the 800, who pulled out the victory versus Medway.
Senior Chris Wrenn stays undefeated in the 800 running a season best 2:01.8!
The FULL Norton track teams -seniors seated in front! 
Other first place finishers on senior day were senior Sean Cappellini in the 400 meters, the ALL SENIOR 4x400 relay of Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, & Chris Wrenn, and junior Joey Annand (who also is undefeated in the mile this season).
Joey Annand and Austin Carroll go 1-2 in the mile 
One final note about today's meet was the stellar jumping session Eddie Mercado Jr. had.  He had a big personal record and jumped 6 feet in the high jump, which is the 2nd best jump in the league this year, behind his senior mentor teammate Camden Cleathero.
Eddie Mercado Jr. clears 6 feet!!!
Eddie Mercado Jr. gets a BIG PR in high jump with a 6 foot jump!  (Pictured with senior captain Camden Cleathero here)
Other placements on the day included: 
2nd 400 Hurdles: Colin O'Leary
2nd 1 Mile: Austin Carroll
2nd 400 Meters: Nick Reynolds
2nd 800 Meters: Ian Pereira
2nd 200 Meters: Jeff Beaucage
2nd 2 Mile: Thomas LeClaire
2nd High Jump: Eddie Mercado Jr.
3rd 400 Hurdles, 3rd 110 Hurdles: Alex Carignan
3rd 100 Meters, 3rd Long Jump: Justin Martins
3rd 400 Meters: Parker Cleathero
3rd 200 Meters: Connor Reynolds
3rd 2 Mile: DJ Nihill
3rd Shotput: Sam Marcotte
3rd Javelin: Dan Munger
3rd Triple Jump: Joey Annand

Norton will take Justin Ireland and Camden Cleathero to the MSTCA State Coaches Meet this Saturday and return to action as a team concluding the regular duel meet season this coming Monday against the Medfield Warriors at Medfield.

Below are the pictures taken of the athletes and their parents for SENIOR DAY!  Congrats to all and thank you SO much parents for all the support over the years! A special THANK YOU to Mr. Denham for taking all these AMAZING pictures!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Norton Boys Beat Hopkinton Hillers 82.5-44.5; Wrenn, Annand, Ireland, Cleathero All Double Winners!

Wrenn posts a league leading 400 time of 51.0 in the 400 Meters 
In a great effort against a very tough Hopkinton Hillers team, the Lancer boys pulled off a great victory 82.5-44.5.  The score does not indicate how close the meet was/could have been.  With the first two events going the way of the Lancers, it just seemed like it was going to be their day.  Colin O'Leary pulled off the upset (on paper) in the 400 hurdles taking down the #2 ranked runner in the league with a new #2 time this year breaking a minute for the first time in his career with a 59.6!  Right after that event, the boys caught a break with one of the best sprinters in the league false starting for Hopkinton, and Norton taking a 6-3 in the 100 meters.  Then in the mile, the rivalry between Joey Annand and Brian Gao ensued as Joey was able to take home the victory and then come back in the 2 mile and cruise to a first place finish, with teammates Austin Caroll and Thomas Leclaire placing 2nd and 3rd for the sweep.
Senior Colin O'Leary Wins the 400 Hurdles in a very tough matchup 
Chris Wrenn did one of the toughest doubles I have ever seen an athlete do as he posted a league leading 51.0 in the 400 and came back less than 15 minutes later to lead the sweep of the 800 with Ian Pereira and Sean Cappellini right behind him.
400 coming in strong

All 4 athletes in the varsity 400 heat broke 53 seconds!!
Justin Ireland was stellar on the day winning the 100 and long jump and in a virtual tie in the 200, losing by inches to Cuthbert, bringing home 13 points for the Lancers.  Camden Cleathero also scored 13 points as he cruised to victory in the 110 hurdles, and had a big leap in the high jump of 6 feet, 2 inches, while placing 2nd in the triple jump (with it going to the second jump due to a tie with Pucci from Hopkinton for their best jump).

Alex Buchan stayed undefeated on the season in the javelin with another big toss, while Deven Schuko threw for a big PR of 144 feet.

Uncontested, the 4x400 of Nick Reynolds, Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini (also 3rd in the 800 earlier), & Parker Cleathero brought home the victory.

Other placements in the day included:
2nd Long Jump, 3rd 100 Meters: Justin Martins
2nd 800: Ian Pereira
2nd 2 Mile: Austin Carroll
3rd 400 Hurdles, 3rd 100 Hurdles: Alex Carignan
3rd 1 Mile: DJ Nihill*First Varsity Point Ever
3rd 200: Jeffrey Beaucage
3rd 2 Mile: Thomas LeClaire
3rd Long Jump: Wyatt Simmons
3rd High Jump: Eddie Mercado Jr.
3rd Triple Jump: Peter Rivard
Start of boys 800 
Norton completes the sweep in the 800 meters with Wrenn, Pereira, & Cappellini 
Camden Cleathero stays undefeated in the 110 hurdles; Carignan places 3rd 
Joey Annand completes his double and wins the two mile; Norton sweeps with Carroll & LeClaire 
Alex Carignan coming in strong in the 400 hurdles for 3rd place

Joey Annand wins the mile 

Camden gets some air time in the triple 
O'Leary with a HUGE win the 400 hurdles 

Wrenn celebrates his crazy double winning both the 400 & 800 within 15 minutes 
Norton will next take on a strong MEDWAY MUSTANGS team at home on SENIOR DAY this Thursday at 3:30 at the Norton track.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Norton's Freshman & Sophomores Bring Home Hardware at the MSTCA FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE Meet Today; Bradley SHATTERS the School Record in the 800!

Congrats to all the Norton athletes who qualified for and competed today at the MSTCA Fresh/Soph Meet.  Many of athletes medaled and placed in the top 6 overall!

Katie Bradley not only was the CHAMPION in the 800 meters, she shattered the school record by SIX seconds with a 2:21.53 (previously held by herself with a 2:27.1)!

The Norton boys 4 x 800 were the CHAMPIONS with the team of Austin Carroll, DJ Nihill, Aiden Lerner, & Ian Pereira with a time of 9:13.44! 

Left to Right: CHAMPIONS Austin Carroll, Ian Pereira, DJ Nihill, & Aiden Lerner
Other medal winners on the day included Mary Deistel in  the 400 hurdles (5th place overall) and the girls 4 x 400 relay team of Julia Palin, Katie Bradley, Mary Deistel & Maggie Thommason (5th overall)! 
Mary Deistel in the 400 Hurdles - Medal Winner 
Medal Winning 4 x 400 Relay: Maggie, Katie, Julia, & Mary (left to right)
3rd Fastest Freshman in the State (D4 & D3) in the 400 Hurdles - Griff McAlear 
Freshman/Sophomore High Jumpers: Sarah Driscoll, Mary Deistel, & Griff McAlear 
Fresh/Soph Hurdle Team: Julia, Hannah, Lily, & Jacob  
Freshman Chris Junkins in the 400 Hurdles 
Other placements on the day (still awaiting some results): 

11th - High Jump: Mary Deistel 5' 7" 
11th - 4 x 100 Relay: Lily/Julia/Kirsten/Alexa 56.22
14th - 400 Meters: Julia Palin 65.04 
20th - High Jump: Sarah Driscoll 5' 5" 
19th - Javelin: Katherine Duranko 67' 0" 
26th - 200 Meters: Alexa Sousa-Shamousic 29.66 
29th - 100 Hurdles: Hannah Delea 19.97 
31st - Triple Jump: Julia Newell 27' 8.5"
31st - ShotPut: Emily Tatarzuk  21' 02" 
43rd - 100 Hurdles: Lily Holloway 20.97 
45th - 100 Hurdles: Julia Newell 20.88 

7th - High Jump: Griff McAlear 5' 5"
8th - Triple Jump: Jared Winiarz 35' 5.5" 
8th - 400 Hurdles: Griff McAlear 65.67 
8th - 4 x 100 Relay: Peter Rivard/Griff McAlear/Chris Junkins/Connor Reynolds 
13th - 110 Hurdles: Jacob Peers 20.39
14th - 200 Meters: Peter Rivard 25.67 
15th - Triple Jump: Peter Rivard 33' 6.5"
17th - 2 Mile: Patrick Bingel 11:43.5 
20th - 400 Hurdles: Chris Junkins 1:10.34
27th - 100 Meters: Connor Reynolds 12.77 

The Norton track teams are back in action on Monday as they head to Hopkinton to take on the Hillers this Monday, May 9th.