Thursday, May 5, 2016

Senior Captain Justin Ireland a Triple Winner Against Bellingham; Boys Win 74-21 and Move to 3-0 on the Season!

Congrats to the Norton boys track team who improve their season record to 3-0 after a 74-21 victory over the Bellingham Blackhawks.  Norton scored first in all the events that were contested (5 were not due to the rain and dangerous conditions: long jump, high jump, discus, triple jump, & 4x400).  The rain proved unrelenting as the meet progressed, but the Lancers pulled through anyway.
Varsity point-getters on the day 
Senior Captain Justin Ireland was on fire as he easily won his 3 events: 100, 200, & Shotput.  The other athletes who all placed first in their events were: Colin O'Leary (400 Hurdles), Joey Annand (1 Mile), Parker Cleathero (400), Camden Cleathero (110 Hurdles). Chris Wrenn (800), Austin Carroll (2 Mile), Alex Buchan (Javelin), and finally the 4x100 relay of Jeff Beaucage, Justin Martins, Eddie Mercado Jr., & Connor Reynolds.
Senior Captain Alex Buchan Remains Undefeated in the Javelin on the Season 
Deven Schuko Grabs Another 2nd Place in the Javelin for the Lancers 
Other placements on the day include:
2nd: Griff McLaughlin (400)
2nd: Jeff Beaucage (200)
2nd: Thomas LeClaire (2 Mile)
2nd: Deven Schuko (Javelin)
3rd: Alex Carignan (3rd 400 Hurdles, 110 Hurdles)
3rd: Justin Martins (100)
3rd: Nick Reynolds (400)
3rd: Sean Cappellini (800)
3rd: Sam Marcotte (Shotput)
Nick Reynolds in the 400 Meters 
Norton will next compete at the MSTCA FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE MEET in Norwell this Saturday at 9:30 AM.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Norton Boys are the Runner-Up Team at the Division 4 State Relays; High Jump Team of Cleathero, Mercado, & McAlear Break School Record!

Congrats to the Norton boys track team who for the 4th year in a row (2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd respectively) took home hardware from the State Relays.  The boys finished runner-up to a very deep North Reading team (79 points) this year with 54 points.  7 of the 8 relay teams Norton brought placed and scored for the Lancers!

The boys had THREE Division 4 State Relays Championship teams: 

4 x 800 team (out of 22 teams) of Chris Wrenn, Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, & Joey Annand - 8:27.23 

4 x 200 team (out of 26 teams) of Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Justin Martins, & Jeffrey Beaucage - 1:32.63 

Javelin Relay team (out of 18 teams) of Alex Buchan, Deven Schuko, & Justin Ireland - 417'6" (with Alex throwing a D4 leading toss of 161' 8" and newcomer to the event Justin Ireland throwing a huge PR of 132 feet!)

Coming in 2nd by only 1.25 inches was Norton's High Jump Relay team of Camden Cleathero, Eddie Mercado Jr., & Griff McAlear who, with their efforts, broke the existing SCHOOL RECORD by 1.5 inches (previously held by Camden Cleathero, Cam Stalters, & Mike Tierney from 2015).  The most impressive part of this relay team was they did it with Eddie Mercado Jr. and freshman Griff McAlear, both in their first time the high jump relay!  Congrats to all three team members. 

 Another 2nd place finish out of 27 teams was by the TVL league leading 4 x 400 relay team of Nick Reynolds, Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, & Chris Wrenn with a 3:31.81! 

A 3rd place finish in the 4 x 100 (out of 29 teams) was the team of Justin Ireland, Justin Martins, Jeffrey Beaucage, & Eddie Mercado Jr. - 45.70. 

The Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team placed and scored in the hurdles (5th) for the 6th straight year!  The team of Camden Cleathero, Alex Carignan, Colin O'Leary, & Brandon Blair grabbed 2 points with their 1:09.07 finish. 

Camden Cleathero & Colin O'Leary Competing in the Shuttle Hurdle Relay
Finally, the 4 x Mile team had a very respectable finish placing 10th overall out of 17 teams with a 20:25.55.  The team consisted of two freshman, a sophomore, and a junior and the splits were 4:59, 5:04, 5:06, and 5:15! Congrats to Austin Carroll, Ian Pereira, DJ Nihill, & Thomas LeClaire. 

Norton 4 x Mile 
Chris Wrenn runs a 1:59 split in the 800 as part of the 4x800 championship team
Division 4 State Relays TEAM SCORES:

1  North Reading 79
2  NORTON         54
3  Newburyport   36
4  Amesbury   30
5  Old Rochester 26
6  Watertown   22
7  Bishop Stang   21
8  Dover-Sherborn 20
9 Cardinal Spellman 19
10  Hamilton-Wenham 18
11    Wareham   17
12 Bellingham   16
13  Randolph   12
14  Seekonk           10
15  Austin Prep   8
15  Weston           8
17  Joseph Case   7
17  Swampscott   7
19  East Bridgewater 6
19  Marthas Vineyard 6
21  Lynnfield   3
22  Stoneham   2
23  Innovation Academy 1
23  Bourne           1
24  Saugus           1

Norton will next compete in a duel meet this Wednesday at 3:30 AWAY against the Bellingham Blackhawks!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wrenn Runs a 2:01 800, Ireland Runs 22.2 200 in Route to 89-47 Victory Over the Westwood Wolverines; Norton Boys Move to 2-0!

Congrats to the Norton boys track team who, in their home opener, won their second meet of the season, over the Westwood Wolverines 89-47.  The boys were lead by senior captain Camden Cleathero (13 points) and Justin Ireland with 10 points who won both the 100 (11.2) and the 200 (22.2) with VERY impressive times.  Other notables on the day included Chris Wrenn, who posted a TVL best 2:01 800, and Joey Annand, who posted a TVL best 4:46.4 mile. Colin O'Leary posted the second fastest time in the TVL in the 400 hurdles with a 60.7 for the win. 
Senior Colin O'Leary Wins the 400 Hurdles (picture from Monday @Holliston)!
Senior Captain Alex Carignan places 2nd in the 400 hurdles with the 3rd fastest time in the TVL!
Senior Captain Alex Buchan Wins His Second Straight Javelin Competition
The Start of the Boys 800 
Senior Captain Chris Wrenn is in Stellar Shape Posting a TVL Best 800 of 2:01.9
Placements on the day included: 

1st High Jump, 1st 110 Hurdles, 2nd 100: Camden Cleathero 
1st 100, 1st 200: Justin Ireland 
1st Javelin, 2nd ShotPut: Alex Buchan
1st Long Jump, 4x100, 3rd 200: Justin Martins  
1st Mile, 2nd Triple Jump: Joey Annand 
4x100, 2nd High Jump, 3rd 100: Eddie Mercado Jr. 
1st 400 Hurdles: Colin O'Leary 
1st 400: Parker Cleathero 
1st 800: Chris Wrenn 
1st 2 Mile: Austin Carroll 
4x100, 2nd 200: Jeffrey Beaucage 
2nd 400 Hurdles, 3rd 110 Hurdles: Alex Carignan 
2nd 400: Griff McLaughlin 
2nd Long Jump: Wyatt Simmons 
4x100: Connor Reynolds 
3rd 400: Nick Reynolds 
3rd Triple Jump: Jared Winiarz 

Norton next competes at the DIVISION 4 STATE RELAYS in Bellingham this Saturday at 9:30 am.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Norton Boys Start Strong With 99-37 Win Over the Holliston Panthers; Camden Cleathero Soars to a 6' 4" Jump in the High Jump Breaking a 26 Year Old Record!

Congrats to the Norton High boys Spring track team, who after 5 long weeks of training and rainouts, were able to complete their first duel meet of the season!  The boys defeated the Holliston Panthers 99-37 and move to 1-0 on the season. The Lancers were lead by two senior captains in Justin Ireland and Camden Cleathero, both of whom grabbed 11 points each for the team.  Both Camden and Justin boasted TVL bests this season.  Justin won both the 100 meters (11.2) and the 200 meters (23.2), while Camden won the 110 high hurdles in 15.5 and jumped a gigantic leap of 6 feet 4 inches (only 1 inch off his personal lifetime best) in the high jump for the victory there.  Camden broke a 26 year old school record (previously held by Vern Wyatt from 1990 of 6' 3")!
Camden Cleathero Jumps 6' 4" in the High Jump!! 
11 Lancer boys qualified for states, while both relays teams followed suit.  State qualifiers included: Colin O'Leary (400 hurdles), Alex Buchan (javelin), Devin Schuko (javelin), Camden Cleathero (110 high hurdles & high jump), Eddie Mercado Jr. (high jump), Justin Martins (100), Justin Ireland (100 & 200), Sean Cappellini (400), Griff McLaughlin (400), Chris Wrenn (800), Alex Carignan (110 hurdles), and  the 4x100 and 4x400 relays!
Start of the 800: The Norton Boys Swept Going 1-2-3 With Chris Wrenn, Parker Cleathero, & Ian Pereira 
Norton next competes against the Westwood Wolverines in their first home meet of the season this Wednesday!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Camden Cleathero Places at MSTCA Pentathlon; Norton Rookies Represent in Their First Ever Track and Field Competition!

Lady Lancer Pentathletes: Maggie  Thomasson, Sarah Driscoll, Lily Holloway
Way up the 495 belt about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Norton High School, the Norton Track Pentathletes made the trek up to North Andover (the site of the 2016 MSTCA Pentathlon) and did well.  5 of the 7 athletes have never done the sport of track and field before 4 weeks ago, nevermind compete in a full pentathlon!  Being quick studies at practice, they did an incredible job as newcomers and we are very proud of them.  For all of them except Camden Cleathero and Ian Pereira, this was their first competitive experience with track and field.  They had to run the hurdles and the 1500/800, long jump, high jump, and throw the shot.  They embraced the opportunity and did a great job!  Congrats to all the pentathletes.

Senior Captain Camden Cleathero takes home some hardware!
Senior Captain Camden Cleathero had a stellar day showing why he is Norton's most versatile athlete placing 5th overall and taking home some hardware!  Congrats Camden!

Lancer Pentathletes Ian Pereira, Kyle Houlihan, Camden Cleathero, & Griff McAlear 

5th Overall: Cleathero, Camden: 2861 *Medaled 

16th Overall: McAlear, Griffin 1924

17th Overall: Pereira, Ian 1859

20th Overall: Houlihan, Kyle 1444


25th Overall: Driscoll, Sarah 1510

26th Overall: Thomasson, Margaret 1387

30th Overall: Holloway, Lily 1205

The Norton Lancers will compete in their first duel meet of the season after vacation on Monday at Holliston High School against the Panthers!

Norton Track Debuts the Spring Season at the Mansfield Speed Classic; Ireland & Williams Both Double Winners in the 100 & 200!

Brooke-Lynn Williams wins both the 100 & 200 in Spring debut 
Congrats to both Justin Ireland and Brooke-Lynn Williams who posted state qualifying times in the 100 & 200 with their double wins against some of the big local schools: Mansfield, Bishop Feehan, Taunton, Franklin, & Sharon at the Speed Classic Invite Meet. This was the first meet of the season for the Lancers, and it was a good one as many Lancers finished in the top 3 in multiple events. Many Norton athletes qualified for states in their first race of the season. Those athletes were: Justin Ireland (200), Brooke-Lynn Williams (100 & 200), Julia Palin (400), Kambrynn Bowman (400), Chris Wrenn (800), Camden Cleathero (110 Hurdles), Alex Carignan (110 Hurdles), Griff  McLaughlin (400), Nick Reynolds (400), & both the boys 4x100 and 4x800 relays.
Senior  Captain Justin Ireland chats with Coach Stalters after his race. 
Results for the BOYS meet were as follows:

100 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
1. Justin Ireland 11.77a Norton
7. Justin Martins 12.37a Norton
20. Connor Reynolds 12.80a Norton
39. Peter Rivard 13.50a Norton
53. Corey Stalters 14.64a Norton

200 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
1. Justin Ireland 23.37a Norton
13. Connor Reynolds 25.16a Norton
19. Eddie Mercardo 25.78a Norton

400 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
4. Griff McLaughlin 54.59a Norton
7. Nick Reynolds 55.18a Norton
24. Colin Powers 1:05.71a Norton

800 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
2. Chris Wrenn 2:03.87a Norton
14. Donovan Nihill 2:16.08a Norton
34. Francis Cronin 2:24.92a Norton
42. Zachary Steele 2:28.21a Norton
50. James Wilson 2:39.74a Norton

110m Hurdles - Varsity - Finals 
2. Camden Cleathero 16.04a Norton
4. Alex Carignan   17.60a Norton
6. Brandon Blair         19.40a Norton
        Jacob Peers             20.81a     Norton
11. Chris Cardone         21.04a Norton

400m Hurdles - Varsity - Finals 
8. - Chris Junkins 1:10.15a Norton
12. Thomas Denham 1:16.27a Norton

4x100 Relay  Varsity - Finals 
2.  Justin Ireland
Camden Cleathero
Justin Martins
Eddie Mercardo 45.58a Norton

4x800 Relay  Varsity - Finals 
3.  Joseph Annand
Parker Cleathero
Sean Cappellini
Chris Wrenn          8:49.85a
Senior Chris Wrenn Places 2nd Overall in the 800
Results for the GIRLS meet were as follows: 

100 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
1. Brooke-Lynn Williams 12.71a Norton

200 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
1. Brooke-Lynn Williams 26.17a Norton

400 Meters  Varsity - Finals 
3. Julia Palin 1:03.86a Norton
4. Kambrynn Bowman 1:04.60a Norton

100m Hurdles - 33"  Varsity - Finals x
7. Emily Carlson 18.30a Norton
11. Katherine Ward 19.79a Norton

Julia Palin places 3rd overall in the 400, with Kambrynn Bowman right behind her in 4th
Norton Track next heads to North Andover High School for the MSTCA Pentathon

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Brooke-Lynn Williams Earns ALL-AMERICAN Status in 60M at NATIONALS; 4x200, Sprint Medley, & Cleathero Perform on Big Stage!

It was an incredible experience for all this past weekend at the National Championship Meet in New York City.  The 55,000 square foot Armory in New York City houses one sport: Track and Field.  In an incredible venue, 8 Norton athletes represented this team, their families, and this town with a great deal of pride. 

Brooke-Lynn Williams is the first athlete ever from Norton High School to earn the status of ALL-AMERICAN!!  She truly is the Queen of Speed! Her races went as follows: 
60 M Dash Championship Division:
12th Prelims (Friday) 7.56 
7th Semis (Sun AM) 7.42
5th Finals (Sun PM) 7.40 (7.399)

Brooke-Lynn Williams & Sister Norton Alumni State Champion Courtney Williams! 
Below is a video clip of Brooke-Lynn's final race:

On Saturday, the Norton boys 4x200 relay in the championship division of Justin Ireland-Camden Cleathero-Andrew Raneri-Justin Martins placed 4th in their heat with a 1:33.39!

On Friday competing in the emerging elite division, the girls Sprint Medley Relay of Bella Berardi (200), Brooke-Lynn Williams (200), Kambrynn Bowman (400), & Katie Bradley (800) placed 18th Overall with a 4:24.43!

Also competing on Friday was Camden Cleathero in the emerging elite High Jump.  He placed 20th Overall with a leap of 6'1.5"!

The athletes also did some touring and sightseeing visiting places like Times Square and the 9/11 Memorial.

For full results, videos, & pictures, visit the Nationals website:

 It was an epic and historic season for Norton Indoor Track!  Thanks for all the memories! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Brooke-Lynn Williams is the 55 Dash New England Champion & #2 in the USA!; High Jumper Camden Cleathero and 4x200 Places 4th Overall!

What a day it was for lady Lancer Brooke-Lynn Williams who not only sprinted her way to the top of the podium, becoming the New England Champion in the 55 dash, but also re-writing the record books for the second week in a row!  Brooke-Lynn shattered the meet record (previously held by Kate Hall of Lake Region Maine - 6.95) with a 6.87.  This time broke her record from last week, making that the fastest time ever run by a high school female in New England.  Brooke-Lynn, with this new school record, has the #2 time in the USA to date this season!  Congratulations Brooke!  We could not be more proud and what you have done for our program, the school, and this town! Brooke is heading to the indoor nationals in two weeks.

Brooke-Lynn Williams Atop the Podium as the New England Champion
Brooke-Lynn's time was the fastest time EVER by a high school female from New England!
Congrats to Camden Cleathero who had a huge jump of 6 feet 3 inches in the high jump!  Camden placed 4th overall and will be heading to the indoor national meet in two weeks!

Camden Cleathero makes the podium in the High Jump with his 4th place finish. 
The Norton boys 4x200 was missing their normal anchor leg of Abu Ceesay at New Englands, however, that did not stop backup Justin Martins and the crew of Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, & Andrew Raneri from medaling!  The boys placed 4th overall with a very respectable time of 1:32.84!  The boys 4x200 are also heading to Nationals in 2 weeks.

Norton boys 4x200 of Justin Ireland/Camden Cleathero/Andrew Raneri/Justin Martins Places 4th overall!
Camden Cleathero takes home 2 MEDALS at New Englands!!
The Norton track teams head to New York City for the INDOOR NATIONALS in two weeks!  

Friday, February 26, 2016

Camden Cleathero Places 6th/124 Athletes at the 2016 Indoor Pentathlon; Team of Ireland, Raneri, Cleathero Place 8th/31 Teams!

Congrats to Camden Cleathero who placed 6th overall out of 124 athletes the the 2016 MSTCA Indoor Pentathlon.  Camden scored a school record 3,052 points, breaking his old school record set last year of 2,838 by 214 points! Camden also won a highly coveted pentathlon t-shirt.

The pentathlon 3-man team of Justin Ireland (2323), Andrew Raneri (2311), and Camden Cleathero (3,052) placed 8th out of 31 teams (all divisions)!

Athlete #1PointsAthlete #2PointsAthlete #3PointsTotalPlace
Old RochesterHopkins, Will2975Renwick, Daniel3236Spevack, Eli279890091
PembrokeCirillo, Andrew2628Diauto, Aaron2818O'Neil, Dan287983252
NeedhamKopellas, Billy2969Glennon, Pat2294Schofield, Trevor276280253
Dighton-RehobothAmaral, Seth2586Bullock, Dean2522Dubois, Hank260977174
North AttleboroShultz, Jon2658Wachowski, Griffin2126Tarantino, Matthew292777115
King PhilipAngelone, Aeden2213Roby, Michael2692Dunne, Ethan280077056
DracutLopez, Steven2914EM, Jevin2295Pelletier, Steven248276917
NortonCleathero, Camden3052Ireland, Justin2323Raneri, Andrew231176868
MedwayRoberts, Kevin2611McHugh,Tim2664Wenzel, Jeff239776729
South HadleyDragon, Alex3054Moriarty, James2384Paleologopolous, Colin2233767110
North AndoverDuffy, Erick3109Grant, Connor2167Manteiga, Matt2335761111
 BurlingtonRollins, Alec2056Forte, Derek2533Reis, Ed2974756312
MilfordGoncalves, Luis2549Clark, Cameron2425Migliorini, Gerson2486746013
Chicopee Comp.Girouard, Derek2536Black, Joe2309Lupien, Jordan2454729914
FraminghamHalberstalh, Paul3266Kimmelstiel, Matt1643Kirchmen, Bemn2376728515
SuttonKeefe, George2420Hunkeler, Will2322Keefe, Harry2495723716
BourneCruz, Xavier1917Finnegan, Richard2818May, Owen2495723017
LowellAkon, Michael2123Cannon, Thomas2499Guzman, Jose2567718918
WoburnCasey, Jacob2714Jones, Terrell2063Santoro, Zach2370714719
Bridgewater-RaynhamCalley, Brandon2089Gimler, John2554Thorson, Andrew2233687620
North ReadingCatino, Antonio2476Giunta, George2129Rotherford, Liam2254685921
TantasquaCleveland, Evan2242Via, Matt2444Zahr, Ryan2104679022
WestwoodPhan, Jonny2246Ralph, John2393Wagner, Matt1828646723
StonehamMagarzzu, Anthony1732Reilly, Michael2430Leung, Michael1959612124
ApponequetMatson, Nick2126Pannagio, Zack2303Peterson, Andrew1639606825
WatertownConlon, David1851Landry, Ben2265Muldrew, Matt1942605826
WestboroughBorgia, Jacob1893Mazur, Eamonn1983Strachan, Kyle2181605727
Oliver AmesDore, Jack1911MacAdam, Jack2273Sullivan, Matt1690587428
HudsonBlake, Michael2016Boisvert, Patrick1880LaFlamme, Chris1950584629
MillburyCroghan, Enzo2230DiDomenica, Vincent2001McFaul, Connor1540577130
DuxburyBittrich, Will2130Hesson, Jake2053Sattar, Tabish1551573431

Norton Track will next compete at the NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP this coming Sunday with athletes Brooke-Lynn Williams, Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Andrew Raneri, & Abu Ceesay!