Thursday, April 10, 2014

Captain Zach Sicard Leads Lancer Boys to Victory Over Dover-Sherborn 98-38

Dover Sherborn came to Norton in busloads, unloading 205 athletes (girls and boys) comprising of one third of their school.  Norton was ready for the challenge in their home opener as they beat the Raiders 98-38 on the boys side.  

Senior Captain Zach Sicard lead the Lancers boys to victory with his 11.25 varsity points over on of their TVL Small rivals; the Dover-Sherborn Raiders.  Sicard won the long and triple jumps and led off the winning 4x100 meter relay team. 

Mike Tierney won both the 400 meter hurdles and 400 meters for the second meet in a row while also securing 3rd place overall in the long jump.  Kevin O'Leary had a mammoth throw in the javelin of 166'7" for first.  He also placed 2nd in the shotput and anchored the winning 4x100 meter team.

Brandon Durocher qualified for states in all three of his events; high jump with a jump of 5'9" and secured the 5 points, 400 hurdles for 2nd place, & 110 high hurdles for 3rd place.

Cam Stalters continued his dominance in the 110 hurdles winning with a league leading time, while also getting a big PR throw in the javelin of 154'10" behind fellow teammate Kevin O'Leary.  Justin Ireland won the 100 meters for the second week in a row and also helped with some points in the 4x100 relay and a third in the long jump.

Adam Winiarz earned his first ever varsity outdoor win in the 200 meters.  He also was a member of the 4x100 relay and placed 3rd in the triple. 

In the distance events, reliable senior veteran Max Marcotte won the mile with one of the fastest times in the league so far (4:39.9) and qualified for states.  Chris Wrenn won the 2 mile in his debut and qualified for states posting a 10:39.8. 

Other placements on the day:
Sean Cappellini - 2nd 400, 4x400
Paul Schleicher - 4nd discus, 3rd shotput
Eric Sanford - 2nd 2 Mile
Camden Cleathero - 2nd high jump
Parker Cleathero - 3rd 800, 4x400
Billy Sullivan - 2nd 800
Troy Parker - 4x400
Elliot Ariola - 3rd 400 hurdles
Griffin McLaughlin - 3rd 400
Tom LeClaire - 3rd 2 Mile

Norton will compete next Wednesday against a very tough Bellingham Blackhawk team at home. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Girls Fight Hard toTake Down Dover-Sherborn

Congratulations to the Lady Lancers on their well deserved win against Dover Sherborn! All of the girls did their best to pull out the 72-64 win! The girls took first in 10 out of 16 events, while qualifying for states and breaking school records. The girls also swept in the 100M Hurdles and the Javelin.

First place points were taken by Kassidy Campbell in the 400 and 100M Hurdles, Brooke-Lynn Williams in the 100M and 200M tying the school record, Amy Pereira in the Shot Put, Isabella Berardi in the Long Jump, Erin Kennedy in the High Jump and Triple Jump breaking the school record set in 2001, Ashley Pelletier in Javelin and Shannon O'Rourke in Discus.

Other placements on the night were:
Campbell - 2nd Long Jump
Pereira - 2nd 100M
Berardi - 3rd 400M
Bieksha - 3rd 100M Hurdles
Sicard - 2nd 100M Hurdles
DiLorenzo - 2nd 800M
Whitman - 3rd High Jump
O'Rourke - 2nd Shot Put
Murrin - 2nd Javelin
Brennan - 3rd Javelin

Great job girls! All of the coaches are so proud of this incredible win!

Lady Lancers Start the Spring with a Huge Win!

The lady lancers beat Medway last Thursday with an impressive start to the season! The final score was 103-33! Kassidy Campbell started the day off strong with a first place finish in the 400M Hurdles, followed closely by a first place in the 100M by Brooke-Lynn Williams. Kassidy also took first in the 100M hurdles and the Long Jump. Other first place finishers for the night were Isabella Berardi in the 400M and 200M, Anya DiLorenzo in the 800M, Danielle Whitman in high jump, Shannon O'Rourke in the discus, Ashley Pelletier in the javelin, Amy Pereira in the shot put, Corina Jurczyk in the 2 mile and Erin Kennedy in triple jump. The girls 4x100M team of Erin Feeney, Alison Dufault, Cece Browne and Amy Pereira and the girls 4x400M team of Anya DiLorenzo, Liz Dufault, Alison Dufault and Danielle Whitman took first as well.
Other placements on the night were:
Berardi - 2nd Long Jump
Sicard - 3rd 100M Hurdles, 3rd Triple Jump
Bowman - 3rd 100M, 3rd Long Jump, 3rd 200M
Bieksha - 2nd 100M Hurdles
C Weber - 3rd Mile
L Dufault - 3rd 400M
O'Rourke -2nd Shot Put
Feeney - 2nd Triple Jump
Pereira - 2nd 100M
Gray - 3rd 800M
Czazasty - 3rd Shot Put
Murrin - 2nd Javelin
Kennedy - 3rd High Jump

Great job girls! You are did amazing for the first meet this season!
The following people qualified for the D4 State Meet:
Amy Pereira in Shot Put and 100M
Shannon O'Rourke in Shot Put and Discus
Ashley Pelletier in Javelin
Kassidy Campbell in Long Jump, 100M Hurdles, and 400M Hurdles
Brooke-Lynn Williams in 100M
Isabella Berardi in 200M
4x400M Relay Team - Whitman, A Dufault, L Dufault and DiLorenzo

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Norton Boys Open Season with Strong Win Over the Medway Mustangs!

With the biggest margin of victory in program history, the Lancer boys track team opened the season with a very strong win beating Medway 125-11!

Kevin O'Leary lead the way with a league leading javelin throw of 155'9"!  Kevin also took home a win for the Lancers in shotput and placed 2nd overall in the 100 meters.

Brandon Durocher (winner of the high jump, 2nd 400 hurdles, 2nd 110 hurdles), Mike Tierney (winner of the 400 hurdles and 400 meters, and 3rd in the high jump), Justin Ireland (winner of the 100 and 200 meters, and 3rd in the long jump), and Cam Stalters (winner of the 110 hurdles, 2nd in the javelin, and 2nd in the discus) all scored 11 points for the Lancers!

The kings of the runway took home a total of 16 points each taking a first and second.  Zach Sicard won the long jump and placed second in the triple, while Josh Kelleher took first in the triple and second in the long jump.

Senior captain distance runners Billy Sullivan (mile) and Max Marcotte (800 meters) both took home the win for the Lancers and qualified for states with their efforts. 

Finally, Paul Schleicher placed 1st for the Lancers in the discus with a PR of 135'10" and was 3 feet off the school record set back in 1986 (28 year old record)!

In all, 11 athletes and 2 relays qualified for states in the first meet of the season, an incredible feat! 

Norton hosts the Dover-Sherborn Raiders in their home opener this coming Wednesday!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Norton boys 4x800 Lead the Way for Lancers Boys at State Championships; Marcotte Breaks School Record!

Congrats to the Norton boy Lancers who placed 17th overall as a team with 10.5 points out of 36 teams who placed out of a division with 59 teams in it.  Leading the way for the Lancers was the 4x800 team of Max Marcotte, Billy Sullivan, Mike Tierney & Chris Wrenn who ran a 8:33.30 good enough for 5th place overall and 4 points.
Norton boys 4x800 Team 
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan placed 6th overall in a STACKED mile race with a 4:33.83 scoring 3 points for the Lancers.  
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan Medals in the 1 Mile!
Senior Captain Max Marcotte placed 7th overall in the 1000 meters with a new SCHOOL RECORD of 2:39.08 scoring 2 points for the Lancers.  
Senior Captain Max Marcotte breaks school record and places 7th overall!
Senior Captain Brandon Durocher placed 7th overall in the high jump with his PR jump of 5'10" scoring 1.5 points! 
Brandon Durocher (far right) with other state championship medals winners on the day!
Other Placements at the Division 4 State Championships included: 
9th Place Overall: Cam Stalters - 55 Hurdles - 8.33
10th Place Overall: Justin Ireland - 300 Meters - 38.16 
17th Place Overall: Parker Cleathero - 600 Meters - 1:30.95 
18th Place Overall: Brandon Durocher - 55 Hurdles - 8.54
19th Place Overall: Justin Ireland - 55 Dash - 6.97
20th Place Overall: Adam Winiarz - 300 Meters - 38.77
22nd Place Overall: Justin Ireland, Adam Winiarz, Brandon Durocher, & Kevin O'Leary - 4x200 - 1:40.44 
26th Place Overall: Kevin O'Leary - Long Jump - 17'9"

Congrats to all those athletes who made it to states and on a fantastic and historic season!

The team banquet will be on Tuesday, March 4th

Campbell and O'Rourke Shine at Division 4 State Championships!

Congrats to Kassidy Campbell for placing 5th overall and scoring 4 points for the Lady Lancers at the state championships.  She ran a 9.04. 
Kassify Campbell receives her medal!
Senior captain Shannon O'Rourke threw the shotput good enough to score 8th place overall at the state championships with a toss of 31'6.5"!
Senior Captain Shannon O'Rourke receives her medal!
Other Placements on the day included:
10th Overall - Anya DiLorenzo: 1000 Meters - 3:14.00 **SCHOOL RECORD
14th Overall - Kassidy Campbell: 600 Meters - 1:49.74
15th Overall - Kassidy Campbell: Long Jump - 15'4.25"
18th Overall - Danielle Whitman: High Jump - 5'10" 
22nd Overall - Danielle Whitman, Alison Dufault, Anya DiLorenzo, & Liz Dufault: 4x200 - 1:58.76
26th Overall - Kylie Barrows: Shotput - 27'7.25"
29th Overall - Molly Bieksha: 55 Hurdles - 10.20
31st Overall - Melanie Morris: 55 Hurdles - 10.59

As a team, the Lady Lancers placed 25th out of 35 teams that actually placed in a division with 59 schools. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014



1st Team - Kassidy Campbell

2nd Team - Captain Shannon O'Rourke

1st Team - Mike Tierney, Captain Kevin O'Leary

2nd Team - Captain Max Marcotte, Captain Billy Sullivan, Justin Ireland, Cam Stalters, Captain Brandon Durocher                                        

Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year -
Kent Taylor (Norton)

Congrats to all of you!  Well deserved!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tierney, Marcotte, & Sullivan Break School Records at TVL Conference Meet!

TVL CHAMPION Mike Tierney wins the 600 & breaks his own school record!
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan runs a 4:32.65 in the mile and shatters his own school record! 
Senior Captain Max Marcotte finishes 2nd in the 1000 meters and breaks his own school record with a 2:39.5!
The Norton boys track team finished 2nd overall at the TVL Conference Meet yesterday.  They could not hold off the storm of Medfield distance runners from raining on the Lancers victory.  The boys, however, broke THREE school records, all previously held by their record breaker.  TVL Champion Mike Tierney placed 1st overall in the 600 and broke his won school record in the 600 with a 1.25.55.  Senior Captain Max Marcotte broke his own school record in the 1000 breaking the 2:40 barrier with a 2:39.50 and qualifying for the silver standard (along with Mike Tierney) for high school track and field. Finally, Senior Captain Billy Sullivan placed 4th overall in the mile and broke his own school record in the mile by a massive 6 seconds with a 4:32.65!

Other Placements on the day included: 
1st Place Overall - Joey Annand - Freshman Mile (5:09.8)
2nd Place Overall - Cam Stalters - 55 Hurdles (8.43)
2nd Place Overall - Sullivan, Marcotte, Wrenn, & Tierney - 4x400 Relay (3:44.06)
2nd Place Overall - P. Cleathero, C. O'Leary, Raneri, Cappellini - 4x200 Relay (1:43.18)
3rd Place Overall - Kevin O'Leary - ShotPut (43'3.5")
3rd Place Overall - Kevin O'Leary - High Jump (5'10")
3rd Place Overall - Brandon Durocher - 55 Hurdles (8.48)
3rd Place Overall - Justin Ireland - 55 Dash (6.92)
3rd Place Overall - Jordan Lach - Freshman Mile (5:19.0)
4th Place Overall - Adam Winiarz - 300 Meters (38.21)
5th Place Overall - Chris Wrenn - 1000 Meters (2:41.55)
5th Place Overall - Brandon Durocher - High Jump (5'10")
6th Place Overall - Parker Cleathero - 600 Meters (1:29.79)

Team Placements:
1.) Medfield - 77
2.) NORTON - 70 
3.) Bellingham - 46
4.) Hopkinton - 35
5.) Holliston - 16
6.) Westwood - 16
7.) Medway - 14
8.) Ashland - 12
9.) Dover-Sherborn - 12
10.) Millis - 12

Congrats to all the Norton athletes on a great regular season.  Norton track will next compete at the DIVISION 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS on Sunday, February 16th at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Girls Take Home a BEST EVER THIRD PLACE FINISH at the TVL Championship!!

Congratulations to the girls who scored 32 points putting them in 3rd place, the best finish in Norton Girls indoor history! Kassidy Campbell defended her hurdle title again placing first as well as claiming 4th in the 600M, where she set a new school record of 1:42.8! Shannon O'Rourke placed second in the shot put. Anya DiLorenzo came in third in the 1000M breaking her own school record with a 3:14.96, and Kylie Barrows placed 4th in shot put.

Great job this season girls! You worked so hard and deserve this awesome finish!

TVL Championship final standings:
1) Hopkinton - 113
2) Westwood - 76
3) Norton - 32
4) Holliston - 29
5) Medfield - 17
6) Ashland - 14
7) Medway - 13
8) Dover-Sherborn - 12
9) Bellingham - 3
10) Millis - 1

Norton Girls Score the Most Points against Hopkinton Ever!! O'Rourke and Campbell Remain Undefeated!!

The girls team had a great final meet against Hopkinton Wednesday night. The girls have never scored more than 23 points against the Hopkinton girls, so we set a goal to reach 25. The girls shattered that goal getting 36 points!!

Helping get us to that total were Shannon O'Rourke who took first place in the shot put going undefeated for the season, as well as Kassidy Campbell who went undefeated in the season in the hurdles. Other first place finishers were Kassidy Campbell in the 600M and Lauren Erickson in the 2 mile. The 4x400 team of Danielle Whitman, Alison Dufault, Anya DiLoenzo, and Liz Dufault also claimed our final 5 points setting us way above our goal.

Other placements on the night included:
Danielle Whitman- 2nd high jump
Kylie Barrows- 2nd shot put
Alison Dufault- 3rd in the 300M
Kassidy Campbell- 3rd high jump

Congratulations on a great season girls!
The girls next compete at the Reggie Lewis Center for the TVL Championship on Sunday 2/2.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NORTON BOYS WIN FIRST EVER TVL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE! Boys Move to 9-0 after beating Hopkinton 62-24!

A HUGE congrats to the Norton boys track team who beat Hopkinton for the time in history (in convincing fashion) 62-24!  With this win, the Norton boys team kept the perfect season of 9-0 and brought  home to Norton its first ever TVL Championship title!!
Norton Boys Team & Coaches After Their Victory!
Senior Captains Billy Sullivan, Brandon Durocher, Kevin O'Leary, & Max Marcotte

The boys closest margin of victory this season was by 22 points to Medfield.  The average margin of victory from Norton this year was 43 points!!

Placements in the meet:
Kevin O'Leary: 1st Place - ShotPut, 1st Place - High Jump, 3rd Place 45 Dash
Justin Ireland: 1st Place - 300 Meter, 2nd 55 Dash
Mike Tierney: 1st Place - 600 Meter, 4x400, 3rd High Jump
Chris Wrenn: 1st Place - 1000 Meter, 4x400
Billy Sullivan: 1st Place - 1 Mile
Cam Stalters: 1st Place - 45 Hurdles
Jordan Lach: 1st Place - 2 Mile
Parker Cleathero: 2nd Place - 600 Meters
Max Marcotte: 2nd Place - 1 Mile
Mike Travers: 2rd Place - 2 Mile
Brandon Durocher: 4x400, 3rd 45 Hurdles
Sean Cappellini: 4x400
Adam Winiarz: 3rd Place - 300 Meters
Joey Annand: 3rd Place - 2 Mile

Norton looks forward to the TVL Conference Championship this Sunday at 3:00 in the afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Boys 4x800 get new school record at MSTCA Elite Meet!

Congrats to the Norton boys indoor track 4x800 meter team of Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, Chris Wrenn, and Mike Tierney who placed 1st in their heat and 11th overall/23 at the MSTCA Elite meet with a time of 8:25.94 a new school record by over a second.  The previous school record was held by Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, and Mason Rouillard from last year (2012-2013).

4x800 team strikes a pose after their 8:25.94 school record!
Norton will next compete this Wednesday at Hopkinton against Hopkinton for is first ever outright TVL Championship and perfect season! GO LANCERS!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Marcotte & O'Leary Post NEW SCHOOL RECORDS at the MSTCA State Coaches Meet

Congrats to Max Marcotte and Kevin O'Leary who broke school records in their events! 

Max Marcotte broke Mason Rouillard's (11-12) record in the 1000 meters by over a second with a time of 2:40.20 and placed 6th place overall out of 60 athletes who qualified.  

Kevin O'Leary broke his own school record from last week in the long jump with a leap of 19'9' and came in 11th/44 in that event. Kevin also posted a TVL best jump in the high jump with a mammouth leap of 5'11"!!

Kevin O'Leary ties for 2nd in the High Jump at the MSTCA State Coaches Meet

Other performers from Norton who qualified for the meet were as follows:

Justin Ireland - 21st/135 300 Meters -37.66, 23rd/149 55 Meters -6.92
Adam Winiarz - 108th/135 300 Meters -39.34 

Norton next competes tomorrow at the MSTCA Elite Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.  The 4x800 team of Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, and Chris Wrenn will try to break the school record! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Norton Boys Beat Millis 78-8 on SENIOR DAY and Stay Undefeated with ONE meet to go!!

Congrats to the Norton boys track team on SENIOR DAY who beat Millis yesterday 78-8!  The boys now move to 8-0 on the season and have a chance at beating the Hopkinton Hillers for the first time in indoor track school history next Wednesday which would give them their first TVL championship in indoor track school history.

Seniors Recognized on Senior Day! 
The boys placed first in ALL 10 events.  Justin Ireland and Kevin O'Leary lead the way in points, each with 13, winning the 55 dash, 300, high jump and shot put.  Cam Stalters won the 55 hurdles, while Billy Sullivan won the mile and 4x400.  Mike Tierney won the 600 and 4x400, with relay team member Max Marcotte also winning the 1000 meter and missing the school record by less than a second! Freshman Joey Annand took the 2 mile.

Other placements on the day include:
Chris Wrenn - 2nd 1000, 4x400 **Qualified for States in the 1000!!
Adam Winiarz -2nd 300, 3rd 55 Dash **Qualified for States in the 300!!
Chris Alves - 2nd 2 Mile **First varsity points ever earned
Jordan Lach - 2nd 2 Mile
Camden Cleathero - 2nd High Jump **PR in high jump!
Andrew Raneri - 3rd High Jump, 3rd 300
Brandon Durocher - 3rd 55 Hurdles
Parker Cleathero - 3rd 600
Mike Travers - 3rd 2 Mile
Post Meet Talk after Millis 
Norton will next compete this weekend at the State Coaches Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center Saturday/Sunday at 9:30 am! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Girls Move to their Best Indoor Record Ever at 5-3!!!

Congratulations to the girls team who beat 63-23 Millis and move to 5-3 on the season!! The girls had a great night with states qualifiers, school record breakers and senior night!

First place finishers on the night were Kassidy Campbell in the hurdles setting a new school record running an 8.7! Cece Browne in the dash, Kassidy Campbell in the 600m, Alison Dufault in the 300m, Danielle Whitman in high jump, Anya DiLorenzo in the 1000m, Shannon O'Rourke in shot put and the 4x400 relay team of Danielle Whitman, Alison Dufault, Anya DiLorenzo, and Liz Dufault. Anya also qualified for states in the 1000m with her first place finish today.

Other placements on the night were:
2nd Hurdles - Molly Bieksha (even as she dislocated her hip going over the last hurdle!)
2nd Dash - Erin Feeney
2nd High Jump - Emily Carlson
2nd 1000m - Danielle Whitman
2nd Mile - Lauren Erickson
2nd Shot Put - Kylie Barrows - qualified for states!
3rd Hurdles, 3rd High Jump - Kayla Sicard
3rd Dash - Jasmine Graslie
3rd Mile - Sarah Anderson
3rd 300m - Liz Dufault

Kassidy Campbell also qualified for states in the non scoring event Long Jump with her jump of 15'2".
Great job tonight girls. Seniors we will miss you!!