Sunday, January 25, 2015

Norton Boys Perform at Elite Meet: 4x200 Qualifies for Nationals & Tierney Breaks School Record in 600

 Norton Boys 4x200 Places 3rd Overall & Qualifies for Nationals 
(Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Adam Winiarz, & Abu Ceesay)
Mike Tierney Breaks the His OwnSchool Record in the 600

The Norton boys had some great performances today at the MSTCA Elite Meet.  The top performance was from Norton's Abu Ceesay, who posted a 34.96 in the 300, placing 2nd overall. 

The Norton 4x200 team of  Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Adam Winiarz, & Abu Ceesay posted the 3rd fastest time in the state and a school record of 1:32.47. This time also qualifies the 4x200 team for Nationals in New York City! 

Senior Captain Mike Tierney broke his own school record in the 600 with a time of 1:25.35 and placed 10th overall! 

Other placements on the day included: 
12th-Camden Cleathero High Jump (5'10")
16th-4x800-Chris Wrenn/Joey Annand/Parker Cleathero/Mike Tierney (8:41.57)
17th-Chris Wrenn 1000 Meters (2:40.55)**Personal Record
17th-Justin Ireland 55 Dash (6.83)
29th -Joey Annand 1 Mile (4:37.72)**Personal Record
30th-Cam Stalters 55 Hurdles (8.41)
49th-Adam Winairz 49th (49.12)
54th-Parker Cleathero 600 Meters (1:31.44)

Norton heads to Holliston High School tomorrow for the first ever TVL JV MEET!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Girls Make History on Senior Day...First Undefeated Season Ever!

The girls end their record breaking season on a high note remaining undefeated and having the best record in the TVL. They did it for the seniors! Kassidy Campbell, Lauren Erickson, Kylie Barrows, Kayla Sicard, Marissa Eisnor, Amy Pereira and Melanie Morris have led this team to many victories over their four years in this program. It could not have been a better night to have them lead their team to victory one more time ending the greatest regular season Norton Girls Track and Field has ever seen! Thanks for an amazing 4 years ladies. We will miss you! 

The girls defeated Millis 70-15 and Ashland 65-20! Kassidy Campbell once again led the team with 3 first place finishes against Millis in the hurdles, 600M and high jump, and 2 first places against Ashland.  She was followed closely by Brooke-Lynn Williams who took first in the dash and 300M, and Allie Freedman who took first in the Mile and 2 Mile! Amy Pereira Added to the team points placing first in the shot put and Katie Bradley added her name once again to the school record list with a 3:05.8 in the 1000M breaking Anya DiLorenzo's time of 3:14.0. 

Other placements on the night were:
Molly Bieksha: 2nd in hurdles
Amy Pereira: 2nd in dash
Morgan Nicholson: 3rd in the mile
Kambrynn Bowman: 2nd in 600
Ali Whitman: 3rd in the 600
Bella Berardi: 2nd in 300
Danielle Whitman: 2nd in high jump, 2nd in 1000
Kylie Barrows: 2nd in shot put
Emily Czazasty: 3rd in shot put

The 4x400 team of Bella Berardi, Julia Palin, Kambrynn Bowman and Katie Bradley finished the regular season with a victory lap running 4:20.0! 

It has been an amazing regular season and I know there are only great things to come. We have some very talented athletes competing this weekend at Reggie on Sunday for the Coaches Elite Meet. The girls should be at the top of the leader board at the JV TVL Meet on Monday the 26th. Next we are onto the TVL Championship where we will defend our best record title and try for a Championship win! The fun doesn't stop there as we are onto the Division 4 State Championship where we again hope to be at the top of the standings, followed by All-States, New Englands and then onto Nationals! I am so proud of everything all of these girls have accomplished this season. They have all worked so hard to get where they are and that is a true testament to the kind of people they are. A coach can only push an athlete so much. They have to want to do their best. They have to want to win. These girls truly do. 

Congratulations on the best regular season ever!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

And What a Senior Day it Was.......Boys are Undefeated for the Second Year in a Row!

On Senior Day, the Norton boys track team finished their second season in a row at 9-0 undefeated to take the duel meet crown!  In the last two years, the boys have been unbeaten in the regular season at 18-0.  In the last 3 years, the boys are 24-2.

Seniors are Recognized at Senior Day 
Senior Boys 
The boys, running/jumping/throwing with the seniors in their minds and hearts defeated Millis 81-5 and Ashland 71-15.  It was a very strong showing for the Lancers as they look ahead to the TVL Championship meet.  Winners in the day included top varsity point-getter Justin Ireland in the 55 dash and shotput, with a second in the 300.  Senior Captain Cam Stalters stayed undefeated in the regular season in the 55 hurdles, while taking home a couple of second place finishes in the high jump and shotput. Chris Wrenn posted the 2nd fastest time in the TVL this year with a 1:27.0. Camden Cleathero won the high jump with a leap of 5'10".  Senior Captain Mike Tierney won the 1000, doing it for the first time this season.  Freshman Ian Pereira won his first first place of the year winning the mile. Tom Leclaire won the 2 mile.  The 4x400 A team boasted their fastest time of the season with their top 4 guys finally getting a chance to run together with a league leading 3:34.8.  That time is the 3rd fastest in division 4 in the state and the fastest time in the Tri-Valley league by 10 seconds.  Members of that team were Adam Winiarz, Chris Wrenn, Mike Tierney, and Abu Ceesay.  And finally, Abu Ceesay broke his own school record AGAIN posting a 34.7.  This is the fastest time in the TVL, the fastest time in Division 4, the fastest time in Massachusetts this year, the fastest time in New England, and the 17th fastest time in the country this year!

Other Placements on the day: 
Camden Cleathero - 2nd 55 Hurdles
Adam Winiarz - 2nd 55 Dash
Parker Cleathero - 2nd 600
Joey Annand - 2nd 1000
Peter Mazzaferro - 3rd Shotput
Andrew Raneri - 3rd 55 Dash
Sean Cappellini - 3rd 300
Mike Tierney - 3rd High Jump
Alex Wisnaskas - 3rd 2 Mile

The Norton boys are heading the Reggie Lewis Center this coming Sunday for the MSTCA Elite Invite at 9:30, which hosts the top 30 athletes in the state in each event.  This meet is considered the all-state preview.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Norton Boys and Girls SWEEP Massachusetts Division 4 State Relay Championships!

90 schools, 1 champion: NORTON. It was a roller coaster ride as both teams had the team championship come down to the final event with both teams trailing by 1 point: for girls it was the high jump, for the boys, the long jump.  The boys took the championship placing 2nd overall in the high jump and winning by 7 points to runner-up Wakefield.  It was Norton's first indoor track relay championship on both sides, and between the Norton girls and boys teams, they had 9 top-three finishes, scoring points in 13 of the 20 events (and it would have been 10 except for the DQ in the boys 4x200). 

Boys Celebrating the Team Championship
More Celebration!
Boys Team Scores (Top 6):
1.) NORTON - 40 
2.) WAKEFIELD - 33
4.) PEMBROKE - 24
6.) TEWKSBURY - 20
Boston Globe Article on Norton Championships
Boston Herald Article on Norton Championships
Sun Chronicle Article on Norton Championships
Sun Chronicle Article Continued on Norton Championships
School Record Setting High Jump Relay of Cam Cleathero, Mike Tierney, & Cam Stalters

The boys set the school record in the high jump as Camden Cleathero, Mike Tierney, and Cam Stalters took 3rd overall with 5.12 meters (16'9.5")!
Norton Boys Shuttle Dash D4 State Champs: Adam Winiarz, Justin Ireland, Abu Ceesay, & Andrew Raneri
Norton Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay D4 State Champs: Camden Cleathero, Alex Carignan, Elliot Ariola, & Cam Stalters (with our amazing hurdle Coach Stalters behind them)
The boys took 2 first place finishes in the shuttle hurdles and the shuttle dash!

Joey Annand in the 4x800
Dan Salvo in the Sprint Medley Relay
Mike Tierney in the 4x800
Jeffrey Beaucage in the Sprint Medley Relay
Members of the 4x800 and Distance Medley Relay (Mike Tierney, Joey Annand, Chris Wrenn, Parker Cleathero, & Sean Cappellini)
Our mid and distance squad held their own taking 4th in the 4x800 with a time of 8:26.91, and 5th in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 11:21.20.

Other Placements on the Day:
~LONG JUMP RELAY: Justin Ireland, Abu Ceesay, and Andrew Raneri placed 2nd overall earning 8 points for the Lancers with 17.06 meter (55'11.75").

~SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY: Ian Pereira (800), Andrew Raneri (200), Jeff Beaucage (200), Dan Salvo (400) placed 12th overall with a 3:59.48.

Norton next competes this Tuesday for SENIOR DAY at home (Wheaton) at 3:30 in their final duel meets of the season versus MILLIS and ASHLAND!  Both teams are undefeated at 7-0 going into the last double-duel meet of the season.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


With all hearts pounding and a few people screeching (ok maybe that was just a certain excited coach), the girls team was named D4 Relay Champions for the first time in history. That seems to be the theme of this record breaking season!
Brooke-Lynn Williams takes the Baton from Bella Berardi in the 4x200
Amy Pereira in the 4x200
GIRLS 4x200 - Berardi/Palin/Williams/Pereira
We started off with our 4x200 team of Berardi, Williams, Pereira and Palin. They broke the first of many school records placing second in their event, giving us an early jump to 8 points. Next up was the distance medley relay team of Freedman, Berardi, Bowman and Bradley, also breaking the school record and coming in second adding 8 more points to our total. One more second place finish and broken school record on the day came from our shuttle hurdle team of Campbell, Sicard, Carlson and Bieksha.
GIRLS SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY - Carlson/SIcard/Campbell/Bieksha
GIRLS SHUTTLE DASH - Bowman/Williams/Browne/Pereira
Next up was our shuttle dash relay of Williams, Browne, Bowman and Pereira placing third. On e again our amazing long jump trio of Campbell, Berardi and Williams knocked their opponents out taking first place making our total 40 points.
HIGH JUMP RELAY - Campbell/Whitman/Sicard
Kayla Sicard Approaches the High Jump
Once again the pressure came down to our high jumpers. Could they hold out long enough to keep last years champions Pembroke from winning again when they had 41 points to our 40? The answer was of course yes!! Assuming the other Pembroke girls had jumped decent heights we thought their final and strongest girl had outdone us. We thought she had done enough to keep us down, but she had not! Our girls prevailed again! Our sad faces quickly turned to smiles (and some tears) when we heard the final results, that seemed like an eternity to hear!
GIRLS DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY -Bowman/Berardi/Freedman/Bradley
GIRLS SHOTPUT RELAY - Barrows/Beiksha/Pereira
Freshman Julia Palin in the 4x200
Brooke-Lynn Williams in the Shuttle Dash
Diestel to Whitman in the 4x400
Katie Bradley in the Mile Leg of the DMR
Allie Freedman at the Start of the DMR
WE WON THE D4 STATE RELAYS!! It felt so amazing to stand proud with both the boys and girls holding up trophies and wearing their new bright red champion shirts!



In an amazing roller coaster ride of a meet, the girls take down powerhouse Hopkinton 49-37!! The Hopkinton Hillers had not lost a TVL meet in Winter or Spring and if anyone was going to end that streak it was going to be our amazingly talented lady lancers! The first few events went exactly as expected. We then lost a point in the 600 but gained it right back in an unexpected first and second place finish in the 300M. The biggest swing of the day came from our high jump team declaring they had swept the field! And in true shot put style they sealed the deal with first and second place throws!

I could not be more proud of the great performances by everyone. Every single person showed up for this meet and it truly paid off.

Kassidy Campbell took first in the hurdles, third in the 600M and was a part of the high jump team taking first place. Brooke-Lynn Williams took first in the dash and gave it everything she had and more to come in first in the 300M. Katie Bradley followed suit coming in first in both the mile and 2 mile. Amy Pereira added points to our total placing first in shot put and 2nd in the dash. Kylie Barrows came in second in shot put, Danielle Whitman second in high jump, and Bella Berardi second in the 300M. Kayla Sicard added to our lead with a third place in the high jump.

The entire team has been working so hard all season and this was one of our many goals to accomplish. Beating Hopkinton is just a start to more amazing meets that lie ahead. Keep up the great work ladies. I can't wait to see what's next!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Norton Boys Track Takes Down Hopkinton by the Largest Margin in School History 62-24!

Congrats to the Norton boys team who stay the only undefeated team left in the TVL at 7-0 after beating previously undefeated Hopkinton by the largest margin of victory in school history 62-24!

4 school records were broken on the day! Cam Stalters broke Ben Donovan's (11-12) school record in the 55 hurdles with a blistering 7.8! Both Abu Ceesay and Justin Ireland broke Justin's record from earlier this year of 6.5 with a 6.3! Finally, Joey Annand, after winning the mile, comes back in the 2 mile and breaks Billy Sullivan's record from 2012-2013 with a 10:23.0!  Congrats to all the record breakers!

As for the meet, Norton was in control from the start.  The hurdle team swept the event 9-0 with undefeated Cam Stalters taking first, Camden Cleathero placing second and Alex Carignan with a big PR placing 3rd! Norton then went 8-1 in the 55 dash with the best two sprinters in the league Abu Ceesay and Justin Ireland taking the score to 17-1 after 2 events. Norton never looked back after that. Mike Tierney won both the High Jump (5'8") and the 600 meters (1:31.7).  Abu Ceesay came back in the 300 with another win.  Chris Wrenn posted the 3rd fastest time in the TVL this year with a 2:43.0 in his win in the 1000 meters. The Norton 4x400 team remains undefeated on the season through 7 meets.  Yesterday's team members Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, Adam Winiarz, and Chris Wrenn took home the victory easily.

Other placements on the day included:
2nd 1 Mile - Joey Annand (4:43.3)
2nd 600 Meters - Parker Cleathero (1:32.5)
2nd High Jump - Camden Cleathero (5'8")
3rd High Jump - Cam Stalters (5'6") 
3rd 1000 Meters - Ian Pereira (2:51.4)
3rd 2 Mile - Jordan Lach (11:30.5)

Norton looks to make a statement at the Division 4 State Championship RELAYS this coming Sunday, January 18th at 9:30 am at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Norton Girls Move to Best Record in School History at 6-0 With a Historic Win Over Medfield and a Win Over Bellingham!

Congrats to the Norton girls track team who defeated Medfield by the largest margin in school history, 65.5-20.5! The team continues their undefeated streak also beating Bellingham 68.5-17.5.

The day started off with a huge run by Kassidy Campbell breaking the American record in the hurdles running an unbelievable 7.1!! It was so unbelievable we had to double check and turns out there was a little stopwatch trouble... but she still did great.

All the girls followed Kassidy's lead taking first place in all events but the 2 mile! Those first place finishers helping us secure the victory were: Brooke-Lynn Williams running a 7.3 55M dash. Katie Bradley running a 1:42.5 600M. Bella Berardi with a 44.9 300M. Kassidy Campbell also running a 3:23.0 1000M and jumping 5'0'' in high jump. Allie Freedman running a 12:31.8 in her first 2 mile run. Amy Pereira throwing 31'10" in shot put and finally the 4x400M team of Bella Berardi, Julia Palin, Kambrynn Bowman and Katie Bradley sealed the deal at the end running an amazing 4:16.7 jumping to the top of the TVL standings!!

Other placements on the night were:
Molly Bieksha - 2nd in hurdles
Amy Pereira - 2nd in dash, 3rd in 300M
Morgan Nicholson - 1st in 1 mile against Bellingham
Lauren Erickson - 2nd in 1 mile against Bellingham
Kambrynn Bowman - 2nd in 600M
Brooke-Lynn Williams - 2nd in 300M
Danielle Whitman - 2nd in high jump, 3rd in 1000M
Kylie Barrows - 2nd in shot put
Melanie Morris - 3rd in 2 mile
Cece Browne - 3rd in 55M dash against Bellingham
Kayla Sicard - 3rd in high jump against Bellingham.

As always we are so proud of all of your accomplishments girls! You are truly doing so many amazing things this season! We are all so excited for our meet against Hopkinton on Tuesday at Wheaton! Gather all of your fans and bring them to see a great meet!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Norton Boys Stay Undefeated at 6-0 with Wins Over Medfield and Bellingham!

Congrats to the Norton boys track team who stay undefeated at 6-0.  Norton beat Medfield by the largest margin in school history 63.5-22.5!  Norton also beat Bellingham 73-13.
Senior Captain Mike Tierney leads off the 4x400 
Sophomore Joey Annand doubles in the mile and 2 mile and almost breaks the school record in the 2 mile! 
The boys scored 14 out of 18 first places!  Leading the day for the Lancers with 20 varsity points was Abu Ceesay winning the 55 Dash and the 300 Meters in both meets.  Close behind Abu in points was Justin Ireland (2nd 55 Dash, 2nd 300, 3rd Shotput), and Cam Stalters (1st Hurdles, 2nd Shotput, & 3rd High Jump). 
Leg 2 of the winning 4x400 relay - Sean Cappellini 
Adam Winiarz anchors the 4x400 relay to victory 
The boys winning 4x400 posted the fastest time in the TVL this year with a 3:42.9. Lead off by senior captain Mike Tierney, they blew away the competition with other teammates Sean Cappellini, Chris Wrenn, and senior captain anchor Adam Winiarz with a 54 split! 

The start of the 2 Mile race 
Jordan Lach and Tom LeClaire in the 2 Mile 
Norton's Sprinters 
The high jump king Camden Cleathero leaps to victory 
A quick celebration 
Apparently high jump mats are good for more than just high jump! Just ask Munger, Phelan and Ariola!
Other placements on the day included: 
Joey Annand - 1st Mile, 2nd Mile, 1st 2 Mile x2
Camden Cleathero - 1st High Jump x2, 2nd 55 Hurdles x2 
Mike Tierney - 1st 600 x2, 2nd High Jump x2, 4x400
Chris Wrenn - 1st 1000, 2nd 1000, 4x400 
Parker Cleathero - 2nd 600 x2, 4x400 
Jordan Lach - 2nd 2 Mile, 3rd 2 mile 
Alex Carignan - 3rd 55 Hurdles x2 ****STATE QUALIFIER 
Andrew Raneri - 3rd 55 Dash x2 

Norton has one of the biggest meets of the season next Tuesday, January 13th, when they take on the only other undefeated team in the TVL: the Hopkinton Hillers at 3:30 at Wheaton College.