Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Brooke-Lynn Williams Caps Norton Season as a NEW ENGLAND CHAMPION & Posts Fastest 200 Time EVER by a Massachusetts Native at Nationals!

What a year for junior Brooke-Lynn Williams!  She capped off another record breaking season by becoming the New England Champion in the 100 Meters posting an 11.90!
Brooke-Lynn Winning the 100 Meters at the New England Championships!
Brooke-Lynn then took her talents down to the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Meet in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she ran a 24.24 200 meter race out of lane 1.  This was the fastest time EVER posted by a Massachusetts native in the 200 meters.  Congrats on an absolutely incredible season BLW!
BLW in the 200 Meters at NB Nationals! 
The Norton track family of athletes, boosters, parents, and coaches would like to thank everyone who supports our program.  It was an incredible year and we are looking forward to another fun and exciting season in the winter next year! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Norton Decathletes Place 5th Overall as a Team at the MSTCA Decathlon South; Camden Cleathero 6th Overall, Justin Ireland 12th!

Norton Decathletes (left to right) Griff McAlear, Camden Cleathero, & Justin Ireland 
Congrats to the Norton boys decathlon team of Camden Cleathero, Justin Ireland, and rookie Griff McAlear who placed 5th overall at the MSTCA Decathlon South yesterday at Bishop Feehan High School. The decathlon south consists of all participating schools south of the Mass Pike, all divisions.

The top 8 team scores yesterday were as follows:

1st - King Phillip  - 15496
2nd - North Attleboro - 15299
3rd - Dighton-Rehoboth - 14551
4th - Wareham - 14430
5th - NORTON - 14224
6th - Monson - 13086
7th - Bourne - 13036
8th - Bishop Connolly - 11466

Senior Captains Camden Cleathero & Justin Ireland Sporting the Coveted and Decathon T-Shirts 
Individually, Camden Cleathero placed 6th overall with 5377 in an incredibly talented and deep field this year of 69 athletes. Justin Ireland placed 12th overall with 5050 points.  Both Camden and Justin earned the coveted top 25 decathlon t-shirt! Newcomer to the decathlon, rookie Griff McAlear, who placed 3rd overall at the State Championships in the Pentathlon, was able to grab 43rd overall in his first decathlon ever with a very respectable 3797 points.

Congrats to you all on completing a very tough and grueling two day-ten event competition!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Williams Breaks All-Time Massachusetts Record in the 100; Annand Breaks Mile Record Again at ALL-STATES, As Does Girls 4x800!


In spectacular fashion at the MIAA ALL-STATE Meet this past Saturday, Brooke-Lynn Williams broke not only the school record and the MIAA All-State Meet record, she broke the ALL TIME MASSACHUSETTS RECORD in the 100 meters (11.89).  In other words, she is officially the fastest sprinter ever born in Massachusetts!! BLW also placed an amazing 2nd overall in the 200 meters with a 24.48.  She will compete in the 100 & 200 at the New England Championships this coming Saturday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Connecticut.

Also breaking a school record was Norton junior Joey Annand, who broke his own record from last week of 4:29.90 with a 4:29.08, placing 13th overall in the state.
Justin Ireland pulled in one last medal on the season placing 7th overall in the 200 meters with a 22.67.  He also placed 9th overall in the 100 meters with a 11.30.
Placing 17th overall, the 4x800 team of Katie Bradley, Kambrynn Bowman, Julia Palin, and Allie Freedman ran a 3 second PR of 9:49.79, breaking the school record AGAIN this season.
Congrats to all the athletes who qualified for and competed at the All-State Championship, an amazing feat.  All other NORTON placements on the day included:

12th Overall - Alex Buchan (Javelin) 158' 6"
15th Overall - Katie Bradley (1 Mile) 5:19.52
16th Overall - Bella Berardi (400 Meters) 59.96
16th Overall - Justin Ireland-Justin Martins-Camden Cleathero-Jeff Beaucage (4x100) 44.46
17th Overall - Nick Reynolds-Griff McLaughlin-Sean Cappellini-Chris Wrenn (4x400) 3:29.65




Norton boys track heads to Bishop Feehan this Monday and Tuesday with Camden Cleathero, Justin Ireland, & Griff McAlear for the MSTCA Decathlon South.

Norton girls track takes Brooke-Lynn Williams to Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Connecticut for the New England Championships this weekend.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Norton Track Girls & Boys are the MIAA Division 4 State Championship Finalists (Runner-Up Teams); 8 School Records Broken!

MIAA D4 STATE CHAMPIONS: Brooke-Lynn Williams (100 & 200), Justin Ireland (100 & 200), & Alex Buchan (Javelin)

Congrats to all the Norton track teams who both finished in the runner-up spot out of 74 total schools at the MIAA Division 4 Track and Field Championships.  It was an incredible day for the Lancers as they also broke 8 school records on the day at the Norwell High School track.  The school records broken on the day were as follows: 

  • Sarah Driscoll - Pentathlon: 2111 points (previously held by Emily Carlson (1934) 2015) 
  • Katie Bradley - 1 Mile: 5:14.33 (previously held by herself (5:14.4) 2015)
  • Bella Berardi - 400 Meters: 59.46 (previously held by herself (59.46) 2016)
  • Brooke-Lynn Williams - 200 Meters: 24.53 (previously held by herself (24.63) 2015)
  • Brooke-Lynn Williams - 100 Meters: 11.92 (previously held by herself (12.09) 2016)
  • Katie Bradley - 4 x 800: 9:52.25 (previously held by herself (10:02.71) 2016)
  • Kambrynn Bowman - 4 x 800: 9:52.25 (previously held by herself (10:02.71) 2016)
  • Julia Palin - 4 x 800: 9:52.25 (previously held by herself (10:02.71) 2016)
  • Allie Freedman - 4 x 800: 9:52.25 (previously held by herself (10:02.71) 2016)
  • Joey Annand - 1 Mile: 4:29.90 (previously held by Josh Jardin (4:32.01) 1997)

The girls team celebrates their runner-up team placement at the  D4 State Championships!


The boys team celebrates their runner-up team placement at the  D4 State Championships!



All the medal winners from the Championships back  home in  Norton. 



The Lancers look on as Joey Annand smashes the mile school record from 19 years ago with a 4:29.90!!


The team hardware. 



Senior Captain and STATE CHAMPION in the Javelin - Alex Buchan!


4x800 Team of Chris Wrenn, Ian Pereira, Parker Cleathero, & Joey Annand places 5th Overall with a season best of 8:26.68!


Senior Captain Justin Ireland wins the 100 Meters and is the  STATE CHAMPION!


Senior Captain Justin  Ireland wins his second finals of the day in the 200 and is the STATE CHAMPION!


Brooke-Lynn Williams wins the 100 meter, breaks the school record, and is the STATE CHAMPION! She also tied the ALL-TIME MASSACHUSETTS RECORD with her time of 11.92! 


Brooke-Lynn Williams wins the 200 meter, breaks the school record, and is the STATE CHAMPION!


Colin O'Leary places 7th Overall in the 400 hurdles scoring 2 points for the Lancers. 


Sun Chronicle article on the teams. 


This year's Norton championship bracelets!  (Made by Kaylene)


Placements on  day included:

GIRLS: 
State Champion Brooke-Lynn Williams: 100 Meters - 11.92**All-Time Massachusetts Record 
State Champion Brooke-Lynn Williams: 200 Meters - 24.53 
2nd Overall - Bella Berardi: 400 Meters - 59.46 
2nd Overall - Katie Bradley: 4 x 800 Relay - 9:52.25 
2nd Overall - Kambrynn Bowman: 4 x 800 Relay - 9:52.25 
2nd Overall - Julia Palin: 4 x 800 Relay - 9:52.25 
2nd Overall - Allie Freedman: 4 x 800 Relay - 9:52.25 
3rd Overall - Katie Bradley: 1 Mile - 5:14.33 
4th Overall - Cece Browne: 4 x 100 Relay - 51.15
4th Overall - Alexa Sousa-Shumosic: 4 x 100 Relay - 51.15
4th Overall - Kirsten Loring: 4 x 100 Relay - 51.15
4th Overall - Brooke-Lynn Williams: 4 x 100 Relay - 51.15
5th Overall - Mary Diestel: 400 Hurdles - 68.87 
6th Overall - Sarah Driscoll: Pentathlon - 2111 
8th Overall - Emily Carlson: Pentathlon - 1801 
9th Overall - Danielle Whitman: High Jump - 4' 10" 
9th Overall - Bella Berardi: Long Jump - 15' 7.5" 
10th Overall - Maggie Thomasson: Pentathlon - 1660 
15th Overall - Kylie  Abouzeid: Javelin - 92' 5" 
16th Overall - Jillian D'Ercole: 100 Hurdles - 17.45 

BOYS: 
State Champion Justin Ireland: 100 Meters - 11.11
State Champion Justin Ireland: 200 Meters - 22.40 
State Champion Alex Buchan: Javelin - 164' 4" 
2nd Overall - Justin Ireland: 4 x 100 - 44.28 
2nd Overall - Justin Martins: 4 x 100 - 44.28 
2nd Overall - Camden Cleathero: 4 x 100 - 44.28 
2nd Overall - Jeff Beaucage: 4 x 100 - 44.28 
2nd Overall - Chris Wrenn: 4 x 400 - 3:28.76
2nd Overall - Griff McLaughlin: 4 x 400 - 3:28.76
2nd Overall - Nick Reynolds: 4 x 400 - 3:28.76
2nd Overall - Sean Cappellini: 4 x 400 - 3:28.76
3rd Overall - Joey Annand: 1 Mile - 4:29.90
3rd Overall - Griff McAlear: Pentathlon - 2,481 
4th Overall - Chris Wrenn: 400 Meters - 51.58 
5th Overall - Chris Wrenn: 4 x 800 - 8:26.68 
5th Overall - Ian Pereira: 4 x 800 - 8:26.68 
5th Overall - Parker Cleathero: 4 x 800 - 8:26.68 
5th Overall - Joey Annand: 4 x 800 - 8:26.68 
7th Overall - Colin O'Leary: 400 Hurdles - 61.02
7th Overall - Camden Cleathero: High Jump - 5' 10" 
9th Overall - Camden Cleathero: 110 Hurdles - 16.05 
14th Overall - Austin Carroll: 2 Mile - 10:50.62

             Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
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    1) North Reading               99        2) Norton                     59.50
    3) Hamilton-Wenham        47        4) Weston                     40   
    5) Old Rochester               39         6) Ipswich                    35   
    7) Millis                             30        8) Amesbury                29   
    9) Ashland                         26        10) New Mission          24.50
   11) Marthas Vineyard         22        12) Stoneham               21.50
   13) Seekonk                        21        14) Bellingham             20   
   15) Ursuline Academy       18         16) West Bridgewater   17   
   17) Watertown                   16         18) Dover-Sherborn       15   
   19) Saugus                         13         20) Carver                     12   
   21) Hanover                       11         21) Randolph                 11   
   21) Arlington Catholic       11         24) Norwell                   10   
   25) Tri-County RVT           9.50     26) Austin Prep              9   
   26) Cohasset/Hull               9          28) Bishop Fenwick       8   
   28) Coyle & Cassidy          8          30) Wareham                  7.50
   31) Saint Mary's (Lynn)      6         31) Cardinal Spellman    6   
   31) Lynnfield                      6          34) Abington                  4   
   34) Mystic Valley Reg. Charter   4  36) Mashpee                  3   
   36) Winthrop                       3          36) Swampscott              3   
   39) Joseph Case                  2.50      40) Newburyport            2   
   40) Bourne                          2           42) Rockland                  1  

        Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
===============================================================================
    1) Amesbury                    74.50     2) Norton                     70.50
    3) North Reading               57        4) Newburyport                54.50
    5) Watertown                   44        6) Old Rochester              35   
    6) Hamilton-Wenham             35        8) Dover-Sherborn             32   
    9) Norwell                     30       10) Cardinal Spellman          29   
   11) Wareham                     22       12) Bishop Stang               21   
   12) Ipswich                     21       14) Marthas Vineyard           18   
   14) Bellingham                  18       16) Lynnfield                  17   
   17) Matignon                    16       18) Bishop Fenwick             14   
   19) Innovation Academy          12       20) Archbishop Williams        11   
   21) Seekonk                     10.50    22) Lynn Voc/Tech              10   
   22) East Bridgewater            10       24) Swampscott                  9   
   25) Bishop Connolly              8       25) Coyle & Cassidy             8   
   25) Bourne                       8       28) Weston                      7   
   29) Winthrop                     6       29) Joseph Case                 6   
   31) Burke                        5       31) Rockland                    5   
   31) Stoneham                     5       34) Mashpee                     4.50
   35) Austin Prep                  3       36) Cristo Rey                  2   
   36) Saugus                       2       38) Mystic Valley Reg. Charte   0.50

After an incredible Divisional meet, the following athletes have qualified for and will compete at the MIAA ALL-STATE MEET next Saturday, June 4th starting at 3:00 at Westfield State University:
Justin Ireland - 100, 200, 4x100 
Alex Buchan - Javelin 
Joey Annand - 1 Mile 
Justin Martins - 4 x 100 
Camden Cleathero - 4 x 100 
Jeffrey Beaucage - 4 x 100 
Nick Reynolds - 4  x 400 
Griff McLaughlin - 4 x 400 
Sean Cappellini - 4 x 400 
Chris Wrenn - 4 x 400 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TVL AWARDS ANNOUNCED!!

Congrats to the following NORTON track athletes who have been voted for these 2016 TVL Spring Track Awards: 

TVL Boys MVP: Camden Cleathero

1st Team ALL-STARS: Brooke-Lynn Williams, Bella Berardi, Katie Bradley, Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Joey Annand, Chris Wrenn, & Alex Buchan

TVL Sportsmanship Award: 2nd) NORTON BOYS

TVL Boys Coach of the Year: Kent Taylor - Norton

Honorable Mentions: Julia Palin, Allie Freedman, Mary Diestel, Danielle Whitman, Kylie Abouzied, Colin O'Leary, Griff McLaughlin, Nick Reynolds, Sean Cappellini, Austin Carroll, Alex Carignan, Jeffrey Beaucage, Conor Reynolds, Deven Schuko, DJ Nihill 


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
TVL CHAMPIONS - NORTON BOYS 
TVL TEAM SCORES: 

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!