Thursday, May 21, 2015

Norton Boys Win TVL Championship Meet by an 88 Point Margin, One of the Largest Margins in Recent History!


     What an incredible day for the undefeated Lancer boys at the TVL CHAMPIONSHIPS coming off of a team championship this past Sunday in Bellingham at the D4 Mass Relays.  The boys went to Westwood and proved their worth as they won conference meet in more than convincing fashion.  The Norton boys scored 163 points, outdistancing second place Hopkinton by 88 points for second who scored 75.  Team results are below:

1.) NORTON - 163
2.) Hopkinton - 75
3.) Medfield - 62
4.) Dover-Sherborn - 56
5.) Holliston - 48.50
6.) Medway - 28
7.) Bellingham - 24
8.) Westwood - 20
9.) Millis - 19.50
10.) Ashland - 0


The boys had numerous Tri-Valley League Champions!  They are as follows:
Mike Tierney - 400 Meters & 400 Hurdles
Camden Cleathero - High Jump & 110 Hurdles
Abu Ceesay - 100 Meters & 200 Meters
Justin Ireland - Long Jump 
Cam Stalters - Javelin
Griff McLaughlin, Chris Wrenn, Sean Cappellini, & Nick Reynolds - 4x400

The boys also had numerous athletes place in the top 6 for points.  Those athletes are:
2nd - Justin Ireland - 100 Meters & 200 Meters
2nd - Mike Tierney - High Jump
2nd - Elliot Ariola - Javelin
2nd - Chris Wrenn - 800 Meters
2nd - Cam Stalters - 110 Hurdles
2nd - Camden Cleathero, Jeff Beaucage, Adam Winairz, & Abu Ceesay - 4x100 Relay
3rd - Joey Annand - 2 Mile
4th - Joey Annand - 1 Mile
4th - Adam Winairz - 200 Meters
5th - Alex Buchan - Javelin
6th - Colin O'Leary - 400 Hurdles
6th - Alex Carginan - 110 Hurdles 

Attleboro Sun Chronicle Article
Senior Captains Raise the Trophy
Girls and Boys Track Captains Hold Their TVL Championship Trophies
Senior Captains Adam Winiarz, Mike Tierney, Eric Sanford, & Cam Stalters Discuss the Win
Footage from the 11.38 times that both Ceesay and Ireland ran in the 100 finals for the win.  Ceesay edged out Ireland by a thousandth of a second to place 1st and 2nd overall!
The team celebrated their victory after the meet with the trophy ceremony where the captains received the trophy and the team took pictures. 

After an incredible and historic week for Norton Track, they look ahead and stay focused at the Division 4 State Championship in Norwell is coming up on Sunday, May 31st!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Girls Take Home the D4 State Relay Trophy!!

The lady lancers were at their best on Sunday in Bellingham defeating all other Division 4 teams in the best competition yet this season. Out of the 10 events they competed in the girls broke an unbelievable 8 school records!!

 Shuttle Hurdle Team - Emily Carlson, Kassidy Campbell, Kayla Sicard and Molly Bieksha place second and set a new school record of 1:06.98!

Shot Put team of Emily Czazasty, Amy Pereira and Meg Nichols placed 14th. 

4x100M team of Brooke-Lynn Williams, Amy Pereira, Ashlyn Hines and Cece Browne place 1st and set a new school record of 51.52! 

4x800M team of Katie Bradley, Anya DiLorenzo, Kambrynn Bowman and Julia Palin placed 3rd and shattered the old school record by 39 seconds running a 10:11.24! 

The 4x200M team of Brooke-Lynn Williams, Amy Pereira, Bella Berardi and Cece Browne placed 1st, setting a new school record of 1:48.80! 

The 4x400M team of Katie Bradley, Bella Berardi, Kambrynn Bowman and Julia Palin placed 1st beating their own school record that they set at the Freshman-Sophomore Meet a few weeks ago, running a 4:17.97 then and a 4:13.57 at relays! 

The Long Jump relay team of Bella Berardi, Kassidy Campbell and Kambrynn Bowman thought they had a "bad day." Well a bad day for Norton is still better than a good day in many other places! They placed first with a combined distance of 46'9.5".

The High Jump team of Danielle Whitman, Kayla Sicard and Kassidy Campbell always comes through when the pressure is on! The jumped their way to first place with a combined height of 14'8"!

The Triple Jump team of Brooke-Lynn Williams, Kayla Sicard and Mary Diestel jumped a combined 94'4.75" placing 6th. 

The Javelin team of Kylie Abouzeid, Ashley Pelletier and Katherine Duranko placed 3rd throwing a combined 256'11".

 Women - Team Rankings - 15 Events Scored
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    1) Norton                      71        2) North Reading              66   
    3) Hamilton-Wenham             50        4) Old Rochester              41   
    5) Ipswich                     27        6) Stoneham                   20   
    7) Ursuline Academy            16        7) Wareham                    16   
    7) Seekonk                     16       10) Bellingham                 14   
   11) Carver                      12       11) Watertown                  12   
   13) Coyle & Cassidy             10       13) Lynnfield                  10   
   13) Saugus                      10       16) Marthas Vineyard            9   
   17) Austin Prep                  8       18) Swampscott                  7   
   18) Randolph                     7       20) Bishop Fenwick              6   
   20) Fairhaven                    6       22) Amesbury                    5   
   23) Norwell                      4       23) Newburyport                 4   
   23) Arlington Catholic           4       26) Abington                    2   
   26) Ashland                      2       28) Mashpee                     1   
   28) Bishop Stang                 1                                         

Monday, May 18, 2015

Norton SWEEPS the Division 4 State Relays!! Boys Take 5 First Places and Break 3 School Records!

     What an INCREDIBLE day for the Lancer track team who swept the division 4 state relays on the girls and boys side!! The boys were defending their title from last year and they ended up going back-to-back winning by 15 points over runner-up Newburyport.The boys had 5 first place relay championship teams in route to their victory!!  The boys also BROKE 3 SCHOOL RECORDS: shuttle hurdle relay, high jump relay, & the 4x200 (which also broke the ALL-TIME D4 RECORD)!!
Norton boys celebrate their victory with their team championship trophy!
The Norton girls get in on the action after they found out they won the team championship too!
The Championship Trophy and Medals!
                    Men - Team Rankings - 15 Events Scored
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    1) Norton                           63        2) Newburyport             48  
    3) North Reading               35        3) Stoneham                   35  
    5) Amesbury                      32        6) East Bridgewater       31  
    7) Watertown                     20        8) Bishop Stang             19  
    9) Bishop Fenwick            17        9) Hamilton-Wenham    17  
   11) Marthas Vineyard         16       11) Seekonk                    16  
   11) Swampscott                  16       14) Innovation Academy 15  
   15) Randolph                      13       16) Old Rochester           11  
   17) Cardinal Spellman        10       18) Dover-Sherborn         9  
   18) Norwell                           9       20) Joseph Case               6  
   20) Carver                             6       20) Coyle & Cassidy6  
   23) Abington                         4       24) Bellingham                2  
   25) Fairhaven                        1       25) Saugus                       1

High-flying act Camden Cleathero leaps to a 6'1" jump, which is the best from Norton in over 12 years!
The 4x200 ALL TIME DIVISION 4 Record holders!
Abu Ceesay anchors both the 4x100 & 4x200 relays to victory!
Boston Globe Article
Boston Herald Article
Elliot Ariola anchors the Shuttle Hurdle Relay who set a new school record!
BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK D4 RELAY CHAMPIONS (Spring 14, Winter 14-15, Spring 15)!
The following are the teams who competed at the Division 4 State Relay Championship: 

1st Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Cam Stalters, Camden Cleathero, Alex Carignan, & Elliot Ariola) - 1:04.89 - *NEW SCHOOL RECORD* (previously held by Ben Donovan, Ramzi Bechara, Ryan Lapadula, & James Sicard - 2012)

1st Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: 4 x 200 (Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Adam Winairz & Abu Ceesay) - 1:29.62 - *NEW SCHOOL RECORD***NEW DIVISION 4 STATE RELAY RECORD!!**(previously held by Jon Sicard, Tim Johansmeyer, Brian Gannon, & Brian Acker - 2014)

1st Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: 4 x 100 (Justin Ireland, Jeff Beaucage, Adam Winairz & Abu Ceesay) - 44.0 

1st Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: 4 x 800 (Chris Wrenn, Parker Cleathero, Joey Annand, & Mike Tierney) - 8:26.49 

1st Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: Javelin Relay (Cam Stalters, Alex Buchan, & Elliot Ariola) - 427' 3"

2nd Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: 4 x 400 (Chris Wrenn, Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, &Mike Tierney) - 3:32.09

4th Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: High Jump Relay (Camden Cleathero, Mike Tierney, & Cam Stalters) - 17' 1.5" *NEW SCHOOL RECORD* (previously held by Kevin O'Leary, Camden Cleathero, & Brandon Durocher - 2014)

6th Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: Long Jump Relay (Justin Ireland, Adam Winairz & Abu Ceesay) - 54' 10.75"

 12th Place Overall D4 Relays Champions: Discus Relay (Peter Mazzafero, Jon Chew, & Chris Litchfield) - 277' 10"

Norton track heads to Westwood for the TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP this Wednesday!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Girls Finish the Regular Season 5-1

The lady lancers finish the regular season with a huge win over Bellingham and a tough loss against Hopkinton. As always the girls worked their hardest in both meets. Kassidy, Brooke-Lynn, Bella, Katie, Ashley, Danielle and Amy continued to dominate in their individual events. They continue to bring points to the team heart to the sport.

Against Bellingham Kathryn Ward, Jillian D'Ercole, Ashlyn Hines, Julia Palin, Ali Whitman, Kayla Sicard, Molly Bieksha, Cece Browne, Meg Nichols, Liz Dufault, Kambrynn Bowman and Kylie Abouzeid all added to the lead, showing how deep the talent runs on this team. It paid off winning 104-28.

Against Hopkinton, the ladies worked as hard as they had all season. Everyone gave it their all, but in the end we fell just short of victory, losing 70-66. The first loss for girls track and field since last spring was hard to take, but the girls left the track with their heads held high. They now have their sights set on the TVL Championship meet.

The girls take on the whole league next Wednesday at Westwood.  

Tierney, Stalters, Ceesay, & Ireland Stay Perfect Through Duel Meets in Their Events; Boys Win 80-56 Over Hopkinton to Stay Undefeated in Regular Season!

A huge congrats to Norton Lancer boys track team who stayed undefeated during their duel meet campaign this year at 6-0. Cam Stalters stayed undefeated all season in the Javelin, while Mike Tierney stayed undefeated in the 400 Hurdles.  Abu Ceesay stayed undefeated in the 100 & 200, while Justin Ireland stayed undefeated in the long jump.
Some Local Press from the Sun Chronicle
Trackies Adam Winairz, Abu Ceesay, Justin Ireland, & Abbie!

Senior Captain Cam Stalters warming up for Discus

Team bonding post meet: "Pride on 3"
Senior Captain Mike Tierney blazes to victory in the 400 Meters!
Norton took down a tough Hopkinton boys team who put up quite the fight on the track and a few field events.  The Norton boys ended up winning 80-56, their closest meet of the season. 

Captain Mike Tierney lead the way in points as a double winner in the 400 hurdles, 400 meters, and 2nd in the high jump. Cam Stalters was also a double winner in the javelin and 110 High Hurdles while placing 3rd in the discus. Abu Ceesay was a double winner in the 100, 200, and placed 3rd in the long jump. Joey Annand was a double winner with a tough 1 mile-2 mile double for the Lancers.

Justin Ireland placed 1st in the long jump, 2nd in the 100 and 2nd in the 200. Camden Cleathero grabbed 1st in the high jump, 2nd in the 110 hurdles, and 3rd in the triple jump. Chris Wrenn won the 800 meters.

Other placements on the day included: 
Adam Winairz - 2nd 400
Alex Buchan - 2nd Javelin
Colin O'Leary - 3rd 400 Hurdles
Alex Carignan - 3rd 110 High Hurdles
Parker Cleathero - 3rd 800
Tom LeClaire - 3rd 2 Mile

Norton next competes this weekend at the DIVISION 4 STATE RELAYS in Bellingham at 9:30!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Boys Take Home Hardware at State Coaches Meet; Abu Ceesay Breaks Another All-Time TVL Record!

Congrats to all the boys who qualified and performed at the MSTCA State Coaches Meet this weekend. Abu Ceesay had a stellar day for the Lancers, winning the 200 meters and coming in second in the 4x100 and was named "Running Athlete of the Meet"! Abu posted the fastest time in the state this year in the 200 of 22.04, using the new light system.  Abu, for the second time this week breaking a TVL record, ALSO broke the ALL-TIME TVL RECORD in the 200, previously held by Jeff Tolson (1990) from Holliston High School.

Norton boys displaying their hardware
Abu's preliminary heat in the 200
Abu & Justin in the finals of the 200; posting the 1st and 4th fastest times in the state this year!
     Justin Ireland placed 3rd overall in the 200 meters and ran the 4th fastest time in the state this year with a 22.78. He also lead of the 4x100 team of Camden Cleathero, Adam Winairz and Abu Ceesay who placed 2nd overall and ran the second fastest time in the state of Massachusetts this year! 

Abu & Justin showing their rank in the state this year!
Sprinting star Justin Ireland leads off the boys 4x100
The second place 4x100 team at the MSTCA State Coaches Meet
     Placing 5th overall in the javelin was senior captain Cam Stalters with a toss of 150'6".  Also placing fifth and medaling for the Lancers was the 4x400 team of Chris Wrenn, Mike Tierney, Parker Cleathero, & Adam Winiarz with a season best 3:34.24! 

Senior Captain Cam Stalters poses with his 5th place medal in the javelin
4x400 Places 5th overall with a season best time
     Senior Captain Mike Tierney placed 6th overall in a VERY competitive field of 400 runners running a 51.28. 
Senior Captain Mike Tierney and #1 Fan PLANK
Other Norton finishers on the day included: 

10th Overall: Camden Cleathero-110 Hurdles 16.33 
11th Overall: Cam Stalters-110 Hurdles 16.44
14th Overall: Chris Wrenn-800 Meters 2:03.1
16th Overall: Colin O'Leary-400 Hurdles 61.75**New PR
17th Overall: Joey Annand-1 Mile 4:45.50 
32nd Overall: Ian Pereira-Freshman Mile 5:09.97**New PR
40th Overall: Justin Ireland-Long Jump 17'8.25"

Freshman Ian Pereira PR's in the Freshman Mile
Team Bonding
Norton will next compete in their final duel meet of the season against HOPKINTON this Wednesday at home at 4:30.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Abu Ceesay BREAKS ALL-TIME TVL 100 Meter Record in 109-23 Win Over the Bellingham Blackhawks; Boys Stay Undefeated at 5-0!

     It was an incredible SENIOR DAY for the junior sprinter from Norton.  Abu Ceesay cruised to victory with the FASTEST TIME EVER SPRINTED in the Tri-Valley League Conference.  Abu's 10.7 was good enough to break Holliston's Robert Morse's 10.8 set 28 YEARS AGO in 1987!! After breaking the TVL and school record in the 100, Abu then came back in the 200 and ran the fastest time in the TVL this year in the 200 with a 22.0, tying the existing school record. He also placed 2nd overall in the long jump with a leap of 18' 5.5".

     Senior Captain Cam Stalters had the perfect day with his hat trick of wins in the 110 high hurdles (15.4 personal best), the discus (119'9" personal best), and javelin (143'9") scoring a team high 15 points for his Lancer squad.
Seniors Captains & Coaches on SENIOR DAY!
     Senior Captain Mike Tierney won his two events bringing home the victory in both the 400 hurdles and the 400 meters. 
Senior Captain Mike Tierney wins the 400!
     Junior Camden Cleathero was soaring high yesterday winning the high jump easily with a leap of 6'0", just missing the school record 6'2" mark on his third and final jump. Camden also qualifed for his 4th event at states coming in third in the 100 with a 11.3.  Camden also placed 2nd overall for the Lancers in the 110 high hurdles.

     Junior Justin Ireland stayed undefeated in the long jump on the season with a leap of 19' 2.5". he also placed right behind teammate Abu Ceesay in the 100 and 200 sprint races.

     Other first place finishes on the day included Parker Cleathero in the 800 meters with a new PR, Chris Wrenn in the mile, Tom LeClaire in the 2 mile, and both relay teams: 4x100 (Nick Reynolds, Justin Martins, Jeff Beaucage, & Connor Reynolds) and the 4x400 (Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, Griff McLaughlin, & Chris Wrenn).

The team ended the day with a very nice SENIOR CEREMONY. Below are the seniors and familes who were recognized:
Noah Freitas
Tony Chen
Jon Chew
Chris Litchfield
John Cormier
Elliot Ariola
Troy Parker
Mike Phalen
Jason Robinson
Captain Eric Sanford
Ben Skotny
Captain Mike Tierney
Captain Adam Winiarz
Peter Mazzaferro
Captain Cam Stalters
**Noah Beauchamp not pictured (sorry Noah I was not able to get a picture)**

      Thank you to all of the parents in attendance.  We greatly appreciate your support.

Other placements on the day included:
2nd Shotput & Discus - Peter Mazzaferro 
2nd 400 Meters**, 3rd Triple Jump - Adam Winiarz **State Qualifier
2nd 400 Hurdles - Colin O'Leary
2nd 800 Meters - Joey Annand
2nd Javelin - Alex Buchan
3rd 1 Mile - Chris Alves
3rd 400 - Sean Cappellini
3rd 110 High Hurdles - Alex Carignan
3rd 800 - Ian Pereira
3rd 2 Mile - Chris Tatarczuk
3rd Shotput - Chris Litchfield
3rd Javelin - Joey Hallgren

The Norton boys head to Greater New Bedford Voch Tech tomorrow (Saturday, May 9th at 9:30 for the MSTCA STATE COACHES MEET.