Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New England CHAMPION Abu Ceesay Wins the 100 Meters & Places 2nd in the 200; 6 Other Norton Athletes Shine at New Englands!


What a day for Norton junior Abu Ceesay at the New England Championships Saturday! Abu placed 1st overall in the 100 meters with a lighting fast time of 10.56!  This is a new school record and the best time in New England ALL YEAR! He is currently ranked 35th in the USA. 

Abu also came back later in the day after anchoring the boys 4x100 team of Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero and Adam Winiarz to an 8th place finsih and then ran the 200 with the fastest time in Massachusetts this year 21.40 for 2nd place overall. He also set a new school record in this event! The 4x100 meter team ALSO set the school record! 






Having another great showing for the Lancers was sophomore Brooke-Lynn Williams.  Brooke-Lynn placed 6th overall in the 200 meters (25.16) and 10th overall in the 100 (12.35)!  



Bella Berardi placed 10th overall in the long jump with a leap of 16'8.75".  


Adam Winiarz placed 16th overall in the 200 meters with a time of 22.66. 

Finally, Cam Stalters placed 21st with a toss of 158' 3". 

It was an incredible season for the Lancers, but they have one more to go!  Brooke-Lynn Williams and Bella Berardi are heading down to NATIONALS in North Carolina this weekend to compete in their respective events.  Good luck to both of those girls!

Friday, June 12, 2015

NORTON TRACK TEAM FEATURED ON CHANNEL 5 WITH MIKE LYNCH ON HIGH 5 SEGMENT!

Sportscaster Mike Lynch visited the Norton track team this past Monday to feature the double Division 4 State Championship teams!  It was featured on Thursday night.  Below is a link to the video! Click to view the video:

Boys Perform Well at MSTCA Decathlon South!


     The 3-man team of senior captain Cameron Stalters, Camden Cleathero, and senior captain Mike Tierney placed 4th overall as a team at the MSTCA Decathlon South (all divisions) this past Monday and Tuesday!  The top 8 teams were as follows: 

1.) North Attleboro - 15762
2.) King Phillip - 15589 
3.) Milford - 15430 
4.) NORTON - 15026 
5.) Bourne - 13106 
6.) Carver - 12735
7.) Oliver Ames - 11842
8.) Duxbury - 10702 

The Norton boys came in a respectable 4th place overall as a team.  The three schools ahead of Norton were division 2, while Norton finished as the top division 4 team. 

As individuals, the boys did great!  Top 15 athletes earned a MSTCA State Decathlon Championship t-shirt, and all 3 boys earned a t-shirt! Individual placements are as follows: 

6th Place Overall - Cam Stalters - 5171 
10th Place Overall - Camden Cleathero - 4998 
13th Place Overall - Mike Tierney - 4858 

Mike Tierney posted the fastest 400 meter time of all the decathletes with a 51.63.  He also posted the fastest 1500 meter time with a 4:26.06.  Cam Stalters threw the furthest of any athlete in the javelin, tossing it for 49.58 meters (162 feet)! 

Congrats to all three of these boys on a great day! 

Norton heads to Saco, Maine for the New England Championships this Saturday!  

Monday, June 8, 2015

Norton High School Has the Best CO-ED Finish of Any High School in Massachusetts at the MIAA All-State Meet! Norton Girls Finish 2nd Overall!!

What a meet for the Norton track teams at the MIAA ALL-STATE Championships.  The Norton girls were the runner-up team and the boys placed 7th overall! Combined, they had the best co-ed finish of any high school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 374 teams!

Leading the way for the Lady Lancers was All-State Champion Brooke-Lynn Williams.  She won the 200 and came in 2nd in the 100.  Sophomore Bella Berardi placed 3rd in the long jump with a massive leap of 18'0"! Both of these all-stars will be moving onto the New England Championships!
Coach Nastri, Brooke-Lynn Williams, Bella Berardi, & Coach Taylor
Leading the way for points on the boys side was Abu Ceesay, who placed 2nd in the 200 (21.73), 4th in the 100 (11.0), and 5th in the 4x100! The 5th place 4x100 team of Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Adam Winiarz, & Abu Ceesay ran a 43.55, good enough for 5th place overall and a ticket to New Englands.  Both Cam Stalters (javelin) and Adam Winiarz (200) placed 7th in their events and achieved personal records.  Stalters threw 169'6" in the javelin, while Winairz ran 22.64 in the 200.  All of these boys will be moving onto the New England Championships!
The Norton boys place 7th overall at the MIAA All-State Meet 
New England Qualifiers: Abu Ceesay, Bella Berardi, Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero,
Adam Winiarz, Cam Stalters, & Brooke-Lynn Williams 
Other placements on the day included: 
10th: Justin Ireland - 200 Meters - 22.82
11th: Camden Cleathero - High Jump - 6'0"
17th: Kassidy Campbell - 400 Hurdles - 1:07.35
18th: Kassidy Campbell - 110 Hurdles - 16.35
19th: Katie Bradley - 1 Mile - 5:24.42
21st: Mike Tierney - 400 Hurdles - 59.81
22nd: Cam Stalters - 110 Hurdles - 15.93
23rd: Cece Browne/Ashlyn Hines/Amy Pereira/Brooke-Lynn Williams - 4x100 - 52.24
24th: Mike Tierney/Griff McLaughlin/Parker Cleathero/Chris Wrenn- 4x400 - 3:34.41
27th: Ashley Pelletier - Javelin - 97'7"
27th: Bella Berardi/Julia Palin/Kambrynn Bowman/Katie Bradley - 4x400 - 4:18.19

Abu Ceesay and Brooke-Lynn Williams 

Sun Chronicle Article 



Abu Ceesay in the 200 Meters 

Girls 4x400 Team of Bella Berardi, Katie Bradley, Kambrynn Bowman, & Julia Palin

4x100 Team of Cece Browne, Ashlyn Hines, Amy Pereira, & Brooke-Lynn Williams 
Cam Stalters throws a PR in the Javelin (169'6")  & Qualifies for New Englands 
This MIAA Hardware is HEAVY!! 
Congrats to all of you Norton athletes.....we could not be more proud!  What an incredible season it has been!  The best of luck to our final competitors going to New England's this weekend in Saco, Maine: Brooke-Lynn Williams, Bella Berardi, Abu Ceesay, Cam Stalters, Adam Winairz, Camden Cleathero, & Justin Ireland! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

NORTON GIRLS & BOYS SWEEP AS MIAA DIVISION 4 STATE CHAMPIONS FOR FIRST TIME EVER!

What an incredible way to top an already historic season off!  After going undefeated in the regular season, winning the TVL Conference Championship by 88 points, and winning the Division 4 State Relays, the Norton boys brought home their first ever MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP this past Wednesday night!  The boys won by a staggering 50 point margin to second place Innovation Academy!

The Norton girls won their first ever Tri-Valley League Conference Championship, first ever State Relay Championship, and first ever MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  The girls have worked so hard for this and no team deserves this more than them!

MIAA GIRLS & BOYS STATE CHAMPIONS
Senior Captain & Javelin State Champion Cam Stalters
Ian Pereria finishes the 1500 meter in the Pentathlon
Abu Ceesay wins the 200 Meters
Joey Annand Places 5th overall in the 1 Mile AND 2 Mile
Abu Ceesay anchors the State Champion 4x100
Julia Palin hands off to teammate Kambrynn Bowman
Katie Bradley anchors the 4x400
Brooke-Lynn Williams win the 100 & 200!
Camden Cleathero places 6th overall in the 110 High Hurdles
Alex Carignan in his prelim race in the 110 hurdles
Kassidy Campbell & Kayla Sicard in the 100 Hurdles
Katie Bradley places 4th Overall in the 1 Mile
Brooke-Lynn Williams wins both the 100 & 200 in convincing fashion
Katie Bradley at the start of the 1 mile
Justin Ireland in the 200 prelims. Justin went on to place in the 100 & 200!
Adam Winiarz in the 200 prelims.  Adam placed 3rd overall at the D4 Championships!
State Champion Mike Tierney in the 400 Hurdles
State Champion Abu Ceesay in the 200 Meters!
 State Champ Team SELFIE!
TVL Coach of the Year Coach Nastri holding the girls State Championship Trophy
The Police & Fire Department Escorted the State Championship Team Bus Home!!
4x400 Girls Team of Katie Bradley, Kambrynn Bowman, Julia Palin, & Bella Berardi
Girls 4x400 Team holding the State Championship Trophy
Victory!
Brooke-Lynn Williams Anchors the Girls 4x100 Team
The Trophy Presentation to the Captains by Division 4 MIAA Director Ed Hitchborn



Julia Palin awaits the baton for the second leg of the 4x400
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Senior Captain and State Champion Cam Stalters in the BOSTON HERALD
Hardware!
BLW Selfie Time
Happiness!
Senior Captain and State Champion Mike Tierney after his 400 Hurdles


The State Champion 4x100 Meter Relay Team of Cam Cleathero, Abu Ceesay, Adam Winiarz, and Justin Ireland
Norton's Pentathletes: Ian Pereira, Wyatt Simmons, & Nick Reynolds
Norton Boys: #1 In the State for the first time in school history!
 
What an incredible day for the boys.  They won the meet scoring over 100 points at a state level meet! 
Below are the boys team scores:
 

 Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
 ===============================================================================
    1) Norton                     108        2) Innovation Academy         58   
    3) Amesbury                    42        3) Stoneham                   42   
    5) Watertown                   36        6) Old Rochester              27   
    6) Newburyport                 27        8) Cardinal Spellman          26   
    9) Weston                      25       10) Hamilton-Wenham            24   
   11) Bishop Fenwick              23.50    12) Coyle & Cassidy        22   
   13) East Bridgewater            21       14) Ipswich                    20   
   15) Dover-Sherborn              19       16) Swampscott                 17   
   17) Seekonk                     16       18) Norwell                    15   
   19) Wareham                     14       19) Joseph Case                14   
   21) North Reading               13       22) Matignon                   12   
   22) Saugus                      12       24) Marthas Vineyard           11.50
   25) Austin Prep                 11       26) Lynn Voc/Tech              10   
   26) Carver                      10       26) West Bridgewater           10   
   29) Bellingham                   6       29) Randolph                    6   
   29) Rockland                     6       32) Archbishop Williams         5   
   32) Winthrop                     5       32) Millis                      5   
   32) Holbrook                     5       32) Bishop Stang                5   
   37) Cohasset/Hull                3       38) Fairhaven                   2   
   38) Abington                     2       38) Essex Technical             2 

 
 
The boys had 4 State Champions!  They included: 
 
D4 State Champion Mike Tierney - 400 Hurdles - 57.32 
D4 State Champion Cam Stalters - Javelin - 161' 6" 
D4 State Champion Abu Ceesay - 200 Meters - 21.98 
D4 State Champions Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Adam Winiarz, & Abu Ceesay - 4x100 - 44.02 

Other SCORING Placements on the day included: 

2nd Place: Camden Cleathero - High Jump - 6'0"
2nd Place: Abu Ceesay - 100 Meters - 11.07  
3rd Place: Adam Winairz - 200 Meters - 22.49 
3rd Place: Mike Tierney - 400 Meters - 50.89 
4th Place: Griff McLaughlin, Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, &; Chris Wrenn - 3:35.39  
4th Place: Justin Ireland - 200 Meters - 22.78  
4th Place: Nick Reynolds - Pentathlon - 2111 
5th Place: Joey Annand - 1 Mile - 4:35.81 
5th Place: Joey Annand - 2 Mile - 10:12.15 
5th Place: Cam Stalters - 110 Hurdles - 15.81  
5th Place: Ian Pereira - Pentathlon - 1767 
6th Place: Camden Cleathero - 110 Hurdles - 16.13
6th Place: Justin Ireland - 110 Meters - 11.58   
6th Place: Wyatt Simmons - Pentathlon - 1765
8th Place: Cam Stalters - Discus - 117'5"  
 
Other Placements on the day:  
 
9th Place: Alex Buchan - Javelin - 143'2"  
10th Place: Mike Tierney - High Jump - 5'8" 
11th Place: Elliot Ariola - Javelin - 138'9"
12th Place: Colin O'Leary - 400 Hurdles - 62.38 
17th Place: Alex Carignan - 110 Hurdles - 17.48 

The Lancer boys scored the most points of any of the championship teams from any of the divisions with 108! The 
team was also escorted off the highway back to the high school by a swarm of Norton police cars and a fire truck 
with the lights, sirens, and horns blaring! 
 
The girls team scores were as follows: 
 
Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
===============================================================================
    1) Norton                      80        2) Weston                     71   
    3) North Reading               63        4) Ursuline Academy           55   
    5) Hamilton-Wenham             45        6) Coyle & Cassidy            38   
    7) Ipswich                     34        8) Norwell                    32   
    9) Old Rochester               29       10) Ashland                    21   
   11) Watertown                   20       12) Abington                   19   
   13) Bellingham                  18       14) Cohasset/Hull              16   
   14) Hanover                     16       16) Bishop Fenwick             15   
   17) Amesbury                    14       18) Swampscott                 13   
   19) Saugus                      12.50    20) Archbishop Williams        11   
   21) Randolph                    10       21) New Mission                10   
   21) Academy of Notre Dame       10       21) Marthas Vineyard           10   
   25) Stoneham                     9       25) Austin Prep                 9   
   27) Cardinal Spellman            8       27) Lynnfield                   8   
   29) Wareham                      7       30) Millis                      6   
   30) Carver                       6       32) Newburyport                 5   
   33) Seekonk                      4.50    34) Fontbonne Academy           4   
   34) East Bridgewater             4       36) West Bridgewater            2   
   36) Arlington Catholic           2       38) Mystic Valley Reg. Charte   1   
   38) Rockland                     1       38) Tri-County RVT              1

The girls had 1 two-time State Champion!
Brooke-Lynn Williams is the D4 State Champion in the 100M Dash with a time of 12.19, and D4 State Champion in the 200M Dash with a time of 25.01.

Other SCORING placements on the day were:
2nd place: Isabella Bernard - Long Jump - 17'3.75"
2nd place: Kassidy Campbell - 100M Hurdles - 15.82
2nd place: 4x100M Relay - Amy Pereira, Cece Browne, Ashlyn Hines and Brook-Lynn Williams - 51.38
3rd place: Kassidy Campbell - 400M Hurdles - 65.82
3rd place: 4x400M Relay - Isabella Berardi, Julia Palin, Kambrynn Bowman, and Katie Bradley - 4:10.21
4th place: Ashley Pelletier - Javelin - 103'9"
4th place: Isabella Berardi - 400M - 60.78
4th place: Katie Bradley - 1Mile - 5:13.95
6th place: Kassidy Campbell - Long Jump - 16'2.5"
6th place: Amy Pereira - Shot Put - 31'6.5"
7th place: Emily Carlson - Pentathlon  - 1934
8th place: Mary Diestel - Pentathlon - 1854 

Other Placements on the day:

10th place: Kayla Sicard - 100M Hurdles - 16.99
12th place: Alison Whitman - Pentathlon - 1275
13th place: Amy Pereira - Long Jump - 15'7.25"
26th place: Molly Bieksha - 100M Hurdles - 18.69





 
The coaches could not be more proud of both the girls and boys teams.  You have all worked so hard for so many 
years and your hard work was paid in full with Norton's first ever STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Congratulations to you all!
 
Norton's All-Stud Javelin Squad and Coach Pelletier
Julia Palin grabs the lead in the 4x400 relay