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!! 

Bella Berardi: 17’ 5.25” - STATE CHAMPION!!
                                       *PERSONAL RECORD
                                       *SCHOOL RECORD!!
                                        *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!
Hannah Delea: 9.79 – 11th Overall *PERSONAL RECORD
Sarah Driscoll: 9.44 – 22nd Overall *PERSONAL RECORD
Mary Diestel: 10.30 – 32nd Overall
Brooke-Lynn Williams: 7.05 – STATE CHAMPION!! (3rd straight year)
                                                *ALL-STATE QUALIFIER!

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

Katie Bradley: 3:10.93 –*SEASON PERSONAL RECORD

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


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

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!


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! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Brooke-Lynn Williams

Brooke-Lynn Williams
Joey Annand 

Julia Palin
Kambrynn Bowman
Katie Bradley
Bella Berardi
Austin Carroll
Eddie Mercado

Ian Pereira

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The last of the Spirit Buttons were given out for the season to those who  had some extra special performances and hard working attitudes at the last TVL meet:

Hurdlers: Emily Carlson, Brodey Tinkham
Sprinters: Bella Berardi, DJ Regan
Runners: Katie Bradley, Joey Annand
Jumpers: Mary Diestel,Eddie Mercado,
Throwers: Erica Ransom, James McNaught
Enthusiasts: Brooke Lynn Williams, Peter Rivard

Monday, February 6, 2017

Lady Lancers Runner-Up at TVL Championship Meet & Tie Best Finish Ever, Boys Place 6th Overall


The girls team finished behind a dominant Hopkinton team with 52 points, just 2 points ahead of 3rd place Westwood.

Lady Lancer Placements: 

TVL CHAMPION: Senior Captain and undefeated Brooke-Lynn Williams won the 55 meters in 7.01 and took 3rd in the 300 meters (41.99).

2nd Overall: Julia Palin - 600 meters ( 1:41.43)

2nd Overall: Kambrynn Bowman - 1000 (3:12.22)

3rd Overall: Mary Diestel - High Jump (**w/ State qualifying jump of 4'11"!)

3rd Overall: Katie Bradley - Mile (5:26.79)

3rd Overall: 4x400 Relay of Berardi, Palin, Bowman, & Bradley took 3rd with a NEW SCHOOL RECORD of 4:12.58 (previously held by the same team from earlier this year!)!

4th Overall: Bella Berardi - 300 (41.21)

The boys placed 6th place overall with 28 points.

Lancer Boy Placements: 

2nd Overall: Austin Carroll - 1000 (2:44.47)

2nd Overall: Eddie Mercado - High Jump (6' 0")

2nd Overall: 4x400 Relay of Nick Reynolds, Joey Annand, Austin Carroll, & Ian Pereira (3:41.77)

5th Overall: Ian Pereira 5th - 300 (37.55)

6th Overall: Joey Annand 1 Mile (4:52:94)

6th Overall: Aiden Lerner - 600 Meters (1:30.57)

Most of the athletes who attended and participated at the TVL Championship who did not place in the top 6 had personal bests on the season which was fantastic! Athletes who attained personal records at TVLs were: Brodey Tinkham (55 Hurdles), Colin Beyna (55 Hurdles), Corey Stalters (55 Hurdles), Mary Diestel (55 Hurdles), Andrew Raneri (55 Dash), Thomas LeClaire (1 Mile), Shelly Belcher (1 Mile), Ethan Tetrault (Freshman Mile), Jack Buchan (Freshman Mile), Peter Rivard (300 Meters), Kirsten Loring (300 Meters), Ali Whitman (600 Meters), and Erica Ransom (Shotput)!

We now look ahead to the MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Thursday, February 16th at 3:30 at the Reggie Lewis Center!

Monday, January 30, 2017

SMR Qualifies for NATIONALS at New Balance Grand Prix; Annand & Girls 4x200 Shatter School Records at State Coaches Meet!

Girls Sprint Medley Relay of Katie Bradley, Brooke-Lynn Williams, Kambrynn Bowman, & Bella Berardi qualify for NATIONALS with a 4:17.33!


The girls Sprint Medley Relay team of Katie Bradley (800), Brooke-Lynn Williams (200), Kambrynn Bowman (200), & Bella Berardi (400) were invited to compete at the Grand Prix and ran a 4:17.33 and qualified for NATIONALS in New York City at the Armory in March!  Congrats to all you girls!
Hardware winners from the MSTCA State Coaches Meet Sunday: 4x200 of Berardi-Loring-Bowman-Williams, Bowman & Palin in the 600, & Brooke-Lynn Wiliams in the 55 (who was also named 'Athlete of the Meet')
Joey Annand smashes his own school record in the 2 mile by 6 seconds with a 10:05.75! 

Sunday was another good showing for Norton athletes and more medals were awarded this weekend in Boston.

The 4 x 200 relay team of Bella Berardi, Kirsten Loring, Kambrynn Bowman and Brooke-Lynn Williams rewrote the SCHOOL RECORD of 1:49.17 (previously held by Berardi, Loring, Williams, & Julia Newell) with a 1:48.25!

Kambrynn and Julia Palin both ran some great PR's in the 600 to garner 4th and 6th place medals running 1:40.33 and 1:40.39, each getting PR's by 3-4 seconds!

Brooke-Lynn Williams won the 55m in 7.06 breaking her own meet record the race and doing so received the "Runner of the Meet" plaque.

Austin Carroll ran a huge PR in the 1000 with an 11th place finish running in 2:42.49.

Ian Pereira a PR in the 300 with a 13th place finish with a 37.57.

Finally, Joey Annand shattered his own SCHOOL RECORD in the 2 mile running by over 5 seconds of 10:11.2 with a 10:05.75!

Other athletes to compete on the day were:

Katie Bradley - 10th - 1000: 3:08.55
Bella Berardi - 18th - Long Jump: 15' 8"
Mary Diestel - 19th - High Jump: 4' 10"
Hannah Delea - 38th - 55 Hurdles: 10:16
Sarah Driscoll - 54th - 55 Hurdles: 10:92
Julia Newell - 76th 55 Dash: 8.22

Julia Palin & Kambynn Bowman on the podium receiving their medals in the 600!
BLW is the CHAMPION in the 55 Meters!
Brooke-Lynn's Hardware 

Senior Captain Joey Annand breaking his own school record! 
4 x 200 on the podium after breaking the school record: Kirsten Loring, Bella Berardi, Brooke-Lynn Williams & Kambrynn Bowman! 
BLW competing in the finals of the 55 dash, which she eventually went on to win! 
Julia Palin competing in the 600, which she eventually went on to the podium with a big PR! 
Sophomore Austin Carroll runs a huge PR in the 1000 with a 2:47.3 and places 11th overall!
Katie Bradley runs a solid time of 3:08.55 in the 1000, good enough for 10th place overall! 

Brooke-Lynn meeting new DMR WORLD RECORD HOLDER and high schooler Sydney McLaughlin on Saturday night after she broke the DMR World Record at the Grand Prix!
BLW also met New Balance Sprinter Trayvon Bromell!! 
The Lancers post-season start this coming Saturday as they compete at the TVL Conference Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center at 4 pm!