Monday, June 12, 2017

Williams Defends Her Title as the Best Sprinter in New England!

BLW on the top of the podium again defending her title in the 100! 

In her last high school races, Norton's Brooke-Lynn Williams headed to Norwell High School to defend her New England Championship title in the 100 meters. Focused and undaunted, BLW took to the track with the tenacity she always does and ran a perfect prelims.  It was slow enough to keep her legs fresh but fast enough to get a preference lane in the finals. 

In the finals, she was graceful and emotional as she crossed the finish line for the win.  The emotion immediately consumed her as she knew she has solidified herself as one of the best sprinters, if not the best, the state of Massachusetts has ever seen. She ran a 11.94, only 5 one-hundredths off of HER all time Mass best of 11.89.

The Hardware
BLW later ran the 200 meters and placed 3rd overall to take home more hardware with a 25.02! It was a historic run for Brooke-Lynn and she will forever be missed by the Norton community and we thank her for all the wonderful memories and wish her the very best going forward as she takes her talents to Penn State!

Coach Costa, BLW, & Coach Taylor 

A shot from the Boston Herald 

Goodbye Brooke-Lynn. We love you. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

BLW Wins the 100 AND the 200 at the MIAA ALL-STATE Meet, Berardi Places 3rd in Long Jump, & Palin Breaks the School Record AGAIN!

J-Pay Coming in  for Some Teammate Love
The Celebration  Commences 
BLW Wins the 200!!
AND the 100!!! 
On an incredible day for Norton track history, Brooke-Lynn Williams, Bella Berardi, Kambrynn Bowman, and Julia Palin went to the Bridgewater State University campus for the MIAA ALL-STATE MEET with goals in mind.  To say these girls achieved their goals would be an understatement.  These athletes epitomized heart, tenacity, and inspiration and in doing so, absolutely exceeded their goals! 

To start the meet off, Bella Berardi placed THIRD OVERALL in the long jump after being ranked 15th going in! She was the only athletes to advance up the leaderboard (from 9th) in the finals! TO say she is clutch just scratches the surface! 

Next up for the Lancers was the dynamic duo of senior captain Kambrynn Bowman and junior Julia Palin in the 800 Meters.  Both had VERY strong races with previous school record holder Kambrynn finishing in a very fast time of 2:21.31 and Julia Palin breaking her own SCHOOL RECORD from last week at the Division 4 State Championship with a 2:17.24! Her previous record was a 2:19.02!! 

Last, but certainly not least was the QUEEN OF SPEED herself, Brooke-Lynn Williams. She had two very strong preliminary rounds in the 100 & 200 and was able to take them both down for the wins, making more Norton history! BLW ran  a 25.85 200 and a 12.04 100! 

We could not be more proud of these four Norton track athletes.  

Fortunately, two of them are not finished with their seasons as Williams (100 & 200) and Berardi (long jump) will both be competing at the New England Championships at Norwell High School on  Saturday, June 10th!
After graduation the night before, BLW dons her Cap with her next destination!

Arguably one of the most clutch track athletes in Norton's history, Bella Berardi places 3rd overall in the long jump!

BLW Winning the 100 Meters! 

BLW Poses with Needhams Davonte Burnett, BOTH winners of the 100 & 200 at ALL-STATES!
The Dynamic Duo of Senior Captain Kambynn Bowman & Julia Palin after finishing the 800 Meters at All-States! 

BLW doing what she does best: WINNING!

Junior Julia Palin guts out a terrific race in the 800 - breaking her own school record in the process! 

Senior Captain Kambrynn Bowman Finishing the 800 Meters in a smoking fast time of 2:21.31!

BLW prepares for the 100 Meters! 

J-Pay staying patient in the 800 meters #queenofpace 
Brooke-Lynn wins the MSTCA Athlete of the Year Award from the  MSTCA the Day After All-States!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Team Pictures & Final Button Winners on the Season

2017 Norton Girls Spring Track 

2017 Norton Boys Spring Track 

2017 Norton Boys Spring Track Seniors 

2017 Norton Girls Spring Track Seniors 
Congratulations to those who received the final buttons of the season when we could all get together for team pictures this week.

You have all done so well and improved times/distances and we are happy and proud you are for doing so.

Button recipients after May 9th meet:

Throwers of the week:  Corey Stalters, Kylie Murphy
Runners of the week: Thomas Bingel, Julia Palin
Sprinters of the week: Connor Reynolds, Ashley Schepis
Hurdlers of the week: Griff McAlear, Jillian D'Ercole
Jumpers of the week: Joey Annand, Kambrynn Bowman
Enthusiasts of the week: Thomas LeClaire, Madyson Sousa

May 11th meet:

Throwers of the week:  Chris Dennehy, Katrina Abouzeid
Runners of the week: Evan Garrone, Abby Grey
Sprinters of the week:  Alex Turcotte , Abby Senior
Hurdlers of the week: Corey Stalters, Hannah Delea
Jumpers of the week: Jacob Peers, Julia Newell
Enthusiasts of the week: Pat Bingel, Annie Wrenn

Monday, May 29, 2017

Williams is a 4 Time D4 State Champion in the 100, 3x 200 Meter Champ; Wyatt Simmons Make Norton Track History in the Pole Vault, Palin Breaks 800 School Record!

Norton's Brooke-Lynn Williams  does it again!  BLW came into the Division 4 State Championship with 2 big goals in mind: repeat champion in the 100 and 200 meters.  She did just that and more taking 5th with her teammates in the 4x100!  BLW is undefeated in the last 4 years at the D4 State Championship, an incredible accomplishment. Brooke-Lynn ran a 12.00 in the 100 and a season  best 25.09 in the 200. 

BLW with her 3 medals on the day! 

Making Norton track history on Sunday was senior Wyatt Simmons, who was able to wow his teammates and coaches as  he performed big on the biggest stage of his track career so far!  Wyatt not only BROKE THE SCHOOL RECORD (which was his own from last year), with a vault  of 10' 0", he is the first athlete ever from Norton to compete and medal in the pole vault!  Congrats to you Wyatt!

Wyatt Simmons is the first Norton Track Athlete to Compete and Medal at States!

Senior captain Bella Berardi had a big jump in the long jump with a leap of 17' 3" to secure a second place spot! Bella also was able to secure a 6th place overall in the 400 meters with a 60.87! 

Track Superfans Joey Annand, Ian Pereira, Competitor Mary Diestel, Kaylee Annand, & Alumni Alex Buchan 
The girls team was able to secure 5th place overall out of 45 teams scoring an  incredible 45 points!  The boys grabbed 32nd place overall scoring 3.5 points.   There are a total of 78 schools in Division 4, so well done to both team, especially the girls top 5 finish!! 

Norton Hurdlers at the Start: Lily & Sarah, Corey,  & Jill
4x100 5th Place Team of BLW, Alexa Sousa-Shumosic, Kirsten Loring, & Julia Palin 

The boys 4x800 team was able to place out of the first heat with a 20 second PR on the season  (8:39.94) for 7th place overall with team members DJ Nihill, Austin Carroll, Thomas Bingel, & Aiden Lerner!

4x800 Medalists DJ Nihill, Austin Carroll, Thomas Bingel, & Aiden Lerner 

Norton's ALL-STATE Qualifiers & Their Schedule for Saturday's Meet 

The Track Family 
  Junior Julia Palin ran an incredible 800 meter race at the Championships and broke her teammates school record (Kambrynn Bowman) from this season breaking the 2:20 barrier with a smoking fast 2:19.02! Julia was able to secure her spot in the 800 at the MIAA ALL-STATE Meet! Her teammate and senior captain Kambrynn Bowman also ran an incredible race in the 800 and qualified for All-States with a 2:21.31 placing 4th overall.

Norton's New 800 School Record Holder - JULIA PALIN! 

Julia Palin in the final stretch of the 800, With Kambynn Bowman Right Behind Her

Jay-Pay & Kambo Getting Lined Up in the 800! 

On  the Line for the 800 - ALL BUSINESS 

Gun Goes Off!

Lap 1 of the 800 

Jillian Dercole Toes the Line for the 400 Hurdles.  Jill Qualified for States in 2 Events! 

Jill Crossing the Finish Line in the 400 Hurdles 

Brooke-Lynn Winning the 100 

Kambo Leading the Pack in the 800

800 Final Stretch - Julia Going Strong 

All Heart - Julia & Kambrynn 

What it takes to get a SCHOOL RECORD! - Julia Palin finishes the 800! 

Senior Captain Kambrynn Bowman Qualifies for All-States in the 800! 

Kambo  Crosses the Line! 

Bella Berardi  Crossing the Finish Line of the 400! 

Bella Places 6th Overall in the 400! 

Lead Leg DJ Nihill Leads the Pack after lap 1 of his 800 in the 4x800

DJ  Nihill Hands Off to Austin Carroll in the 4x800 

Austin Carroll Expands the Lead in Heat 1 of the 4x800 

Freshman Thomas Bingel Steps Up BIG in the 3rd Leg of the 4x800 

Bingel Holds Onto the Lead in Heat 1 of the 4x800 

Bingel Hands off to Aiden  Lerner, Who Ran a Season Best 800 Leg to Secure the Win in Heat 1!

Aiden Lerner Anchors the 4x800 to a 7th Places Overall Finish, Good Enough for a D4 State Medal 

Connor Reynolds Anchors the 4x100 Relay 

Julia Palin Anchoring the 4x100 Relay 

Palin Crosses the Finish Line Winning the 3rd (of 4) Heat of the 4x100 

Julia Anchors the 4x100 Team to a 5th Place Medal 
Norton's State Competitors at the Division 4 State Championship: 

10th Overall - Meg Nichols - ShotPut - 31' 5.5"
12th Overall - Mary Diestel - High Jump - 4' 10"
14th Overall - Mary Diestel - 400 Hurdles - 1:11.10
18th Overall - Hannah & Sarah Kubinski, Kambrynn Bowman, & Julia Newell - 4x400 - 4:27.44
19th Overall - Peter Rivard, Tyler DeRosa, Chris Junkins, & Connor Reynolds - 4x100 - 47.62
19th Overall - Ben Pescod, DJ Nihill, Austin Carroll, & Aiden Lerner - 4x400 -  4:27.44
20th Overall - Kambrynn Bowman - Long Jump - 15' 2"
20th Overall - Wyatt Simmons - Long Jump - 19' 3.75"
21st Overall - Jill D'Ercole - 400 Hurdles - 1:13.15
22nd Overall - Sarah Driscoll - 100 Hurdles - 17.93
24th Overall - Kirsten  Loring - 200 Meters - 27.99
27th Overall - Corey Stalters - 110 Hurdles - 18.57
28th Overall - Lily Holloway - 100 Hurdles - 19.38
29th Overall - Jill D'Ercole - 100 Hurdles - 22.14

Congrats to you all for qualifying and competing at States!

Ben Pescod Hands Off to Austin Carroll in the 4x400 

Ben Pescod Finishing His Leg of the 400 

Austin Carroll Hands off to Aiden Lerner in the 4x400 

Aiden Lerner Starts his Leg of the 4x400 

Lerner Finishes the 4x400 

Hannah Kubinksi Starts her Leg of the 4x400

Hannah Passes the Baton to her Sister Sarah in the 4x400 

Sarah Kubinski Takes off in the 4x400 

Julia Newell Starting Her Anchor Leg of the 4x400 

Julia Newell Cruising in the 4x400 
The Lancers are bringing 4 girls to the MIAA ALL-STATE Meet this coming Saturday: 
  • Brooke-Lynn Williams in the 100 & 200 Meters 
  • Bella Berardi in the Long Jump 
  • Julia Palin in the 800 
  • Kambrynn Bowman in the 800 
The MIAA ALL-STATE Meet will be at Bridgewater State University starting at 3:00 PM!