Wednesday, February 10, 2016


BOYS TVL MVP - Abu Ceesay (Norton)


BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR - Kent Taylor (Norton)

            • Abu Ceesay (Norton) 
            • Chris Wrenn (Norton) 
            • Joey Annand (Norton) 
            • Camden Cleathero (Norton)                                                         
            • Justin Ireland (Norton) 
  • Sean Cappellini (Norton) 
  • Brooke-Lynn Williams
  • Katie Bradley 
  • Parker Cleathero 
  • Austin Carroll 
  • Alex Carignan 
  • Kambrynn Bowman 
  • Danielle Whitman 
  • Bella Berardi 
  • Shelly Belcher 
  • Julia Palin 
  • Cece Brown 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Norton Boys Win 3rd Straight Tri-Valley League Conference Title; Camden Cleathero SHATTERS the School Record in High Jump!

Congrats to the Norton boys track and field team who won their 3rd straight Tri-Valley League conference title and have been undefeated for 3 years. What an amazing accomplishment from all of you boys. (See below for team scores).

The biggest highlight of the day was watching Senior Captain Camden Cleathero FLY through the air in the high jump to become the TVL Champion with a leap of 6 feet 5 inches!!!  He not only shattered the school record, he has the 3rd best jump in the state of Massachusetts this year and qualified for Nationals! Camden also placed 1st overall and was the TVL Champion in  the 55 Hurdles! 

The boys 4x400 relay of Nick Reynolds, Sean Cappellini, Chris Wrenn, & Abu Ceesay not only won the relay but BROKE the TVL MEET RECORD with a combined time of 3:32.53. Congrats to you all!  
4x400 Meet Record Breakers & TVL Champions: Abu Ceesay/Nick Reynolds/Chris Wrenn/Sean Cappellini
Abu Ceesay, the King of Speed, scored the most amount of points for the Lancers with 22.50! He also broke an astonishing 4 records: the 55 METER MEET RECORD and TVL ALL TIME RECORD as well as the 300 METER MEET RECORD and the 300 TVL ALL TIME RECORD!! 

Junior Joey Annand put on a show winning both the 1 Mile and 2 mile with an incredible double in the distance events!  

Senior captain Chris Wrenn won the 600 with ease with teammate Sean Cappellini coming in second.  

In a couple of non-scoring events, the boys 4x200 team of Eddie Mercado, Jeffrey Beaucage, Dan Salvo & Justin Martins won with a time of 1:39.68, while Austin Carroll took down the freshman mile with a time of 5:00.61. 

4x200 Winners: Jeff Beaucage/Justin  Martins/Eddie Mercado/Dan Salvo

1.) Norton - 105 
2.) Hopkinton - 73
3.) Westwood - 49 
4.) Bellingham - 39 
5.) Dover-Sherborn - 17 
6.) Medway - 14 
7.) Medfield - 11 
8.) Holliston  - 2 
9.) Ashland  - No Score 
9.) Millis - No Score 

Athletes who PLACED & SCORED at TVLs:

55 Dash: 
1st Overall - Abu Ceesay (6.57)*Meet Record & All-Time TVL Record!
3rd Overall - Justin Ireland (6.83) 

300 Meters: 
1st Overall - Abu Ceesay (35.39)*Meet Record & All-Time TVL Record!
3rd Overall - Justin Ireland (36.77)

600 Meters: 
1st Overall - Chris Wrenn (1:24.77) 
2nd Overall - Sean Cappellini (1:26.78) 

1000 Meters: 
5th Overall - Parker Cleathero (2:44.41) 

1 Mile: 
1st Overall - Joey Annand (4:36.99) 

2 Mile: 
1st Overall - Joey Annand (10:20.44) 

55 Hurdles: 
1st Overall - Camden Cleathero (8.12) 
6th Overall - Alex Carignan (8.68) 

High Jump: 
1st Overall - Camden Cleathero (6'5")**#3 jump in the state of MA this year! 

5th Overall - Justin Ireland (39'2.25") 

4x400 Relay: 
1st Overall - Nick Reynolds/Sean Cappellini/Chris Wrenn/Abu Ceesay (3:32.53)*Meet Record!

4x200 (Non-scoring):
1st Overall - Eddie Mercado/Jeffrey Beaucage/Dan Salvo/Justin Martins (1:39.68)

Freshman Mile (Non-scoring):
1st Overall - Austin Carroll (5:00.61) 
3rd Overall - DJ Nihill (5:10.72) 

Norton Trackletes Sporting their New NORTON TRACK PRIDE Wristbands! 
The Norton track teams head back to Reggie in six days from now for the DIVISION 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP next Friday at 4:30 in the afternoon!

Monday, January 25, 2016

State Coaches & Elite Meet Results: Brooke-Lynn Williams Breaks Meet Record From 1987 and Qualifies for Nationals with 55 Dash Win!

Brooke-Lynn Williams is Awarded "Runner of the Meet" With Her Win in the 33 Meters! 
The Norton track team had an incredible day at the MSTCA State Coaches Meet and MSTCA Elite Meet this past weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center!  Here are some of the highlights:

1st Overall- Brooke Lynn Williams -55 dash -7.06 #2 Time in Mass this year and #8 time in the USA, BROKE the meet record from 1987, and was awarded the RUNNER OF THE MEET award, and qualified for NATIONALS! 

Top of the Podium! 
Boston  Herald Article on BLW 
1st Overall - 4x200-Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Andrew Raneri, & Abu Ceesay -1:32.38, defended their #1 ranking in Mass this year, #34 time in the USA 

Leg #1 - Justin Ireland
Leg #2 - Camden Cleathero  
Leg #3 - Andrew Raneri  
Leg #4 - Abu Ceesay 
2nd Overall- Abu Ceesay-300 Meters-35.32 #2 time in Mass this year and #20 time in the USA
Abu Ceesay Places 2nd Overall in the 300 Meters 

6th Overall-Chris Wrenn-600 Meters-1:23:38-new school record-#9 in Mass this year, #23 in the USA

7th Overall-Camden Cleathero-High Jump-6'0"

8th Overall-4x800-Katie Bradley, Kambynn Bowman, Shelly Belcher, & Julia Palin-9:55.34, SCHOOL RECORD by over 11 seconds (previously held by the same team with a 10:06.97)
4x800 Team of Kambrynn Bowman, Julia Palin, Shelly Belcher, & Katie Bradley
Shelly Belcher Runs a Leg of the 4 x 800 
10th Overall-Katie Bradley -600 Meters -1:39.58
Mid & Distance Specialist Katie Bradley Runs the 600 
13th Overall -Justin Ireland -300 Meters-36.61

Sprinter Justin Ireland Soars (literally) in the 300 Meters 
15th Overall - 4x200 (Bella Berardi-Brooke-Lynn Williams-Cece Brown-Kirsten Loring)-1:49.93 
Leg #3 of the 4 x 200 - Cece Brown
Anchor Leg of the 4 x 200 - Kirsten Loring 
22nd Overall - Joey Annand - 1 Mile - 4:43.67 
Junior Joey Annand Working Hard in the Mile 
23rd Overall - Camden Cleathero - 55 Hurdles - 8.46 

27th Overall - Bella Berardi - 300 Meters - 43.41 

28th Overall - Cece Browne - 55 Dash - 8.08 



2nd Overall - Kambrynn Bowman - 1000 Meters - 3:08.14 
Kambrynn Bowman Wins the Top Heat of the 1000 but Unfortunately Gets
Displaced By Another  Runner From Another Heat 
Junior Kambrynn Bowman on the Podium 
3rd Overall - Bella Berardi - Long Jump - 16'6.5" 
Bella  Berardi Makes the Podium in  the Long Jump 
14th Overall - Sean Cappellini - 600 Meters - 1:27.97**PR 

16th Overall - Alex Carignan - 55 Hurdles - 8.73 

18th Overall - Danille Whitman - High Jump - 4' 8" 

19th Overall - Parker Cleathero - 600 Meters - 1:28.38**PR 
Senior Captain  Parker Cleathero Gets a Personal Record in the 600! 
31st Overall - Julia Palin - 600 Meters - 1:45.03 

34th Overall - Kambrynn Bowman - Long Jump - 14' 4" 

61st Overall - Eddie Mercado Jr. - 300 Meters - 39.24 

75th Overall - Kirsten Loring - 300 Meters - 46.45 

The Norton teams will get a couple of weeks to train this postseason before they head back into the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday, February 6th at 10:00 am for the TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE CONFERENCE MEET!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Norton Boys Win Last Regular Season Meet on Senior Day; Boys are Unbeaten in Regular Season (29-0) in Last 3 Years!

What a spectacular performance the Norton boys track team put on for their parents on Senior Day at Wheaton College in their last regular season meet of the season. The boys beat the Dover-Sherborn Raiders 71-15 to finish the regular season undefeated at 9-0! This senior class has been incredible as they have been unbeaten for 3 straight seasons at 29-0!

The Seniors, Their Parents, & Coaches 
Thank you to ALL the parents who came out to support us yesterday, especially the senior parents who participated in the senior ceremony after the meet.  We have an incredible group of student athletes who will be missed.  Their success is a direct result of you as parents, and we thank you for that. 

As for the duel meet versus Dover-Sherborn, the boys had yet another stellar day.  Leading the way was senior captain Camden Cleathero, who tied his best effort of the season in the 55 hurdles with a 7.9, won the high jump, and ran for 3rd place in the 300 behind the TVL's best sprinters Abu Ceesay and Justin Ireland.  Abu won both the 55 (6.4) and the 300 (35.7), while senior captain Justin won the ShotPut (38'11.5") and grabbed a couple of 2nd places right behind Abu in the 55 Dash (6.6) and 300 (36.8). 

Senior Captain Chris Wrenn stayed undefeated on the season winning the 600 (1:26.2) and 4x400 relay. Thomas LeClaire pulled out a gutsy victory over teammate Jordan Lach in the 2 mile with a new PR of 11:14.4. Finally, freshman Austin Carroll won the 1 mile with a time of 5:12.8. 

Qualifying for states in both events were Joey Annand in the 600 (1:29.9) and Parker Cleathero in the 1000 (2:47.7) with two of the better times in the conference this year. 

The 4 x 400 relay stayed undefeated in duel meets this year finishing with a victory over DS with team members Nick Reynolds, Parker Cleathero, Sean Cappellini, & Chris Wrenn. 

Other placements on the day included: 

2nd - 1 Mile - DJ Nihill 
2nd - 2 Mile - Jordan Lach 
2nd - ShotPut - Alex Buchan 
3rd - 55 Hurdles - Alex Carignan*NEW PR 
3rd - 1 Mile - Alex Wisnaskas 
3rd - High Jump - Eddie Mercado Jr. 
3rd - 1000 - Aiden Lerner 
3rd - ShotPut - Sam Marcotte 

Panorama of Senior Day Ceremony 
The Norton track team next competes at the State Coaches Invite this Saturday and the Elite Meet this Sunday. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Girls Sprint Medley Relay Break Meet Record & Qualify for Indoor Nationals!!

Congratulations to the Norton girls Sprint Medley Relay of Brooke-Lynn Williams (200), Bella Berardi (200), Kambrynn Bowman (400), and Katie Bradley (800) who not only won the Easy Coast Invite this past Friday night, but broke the MEET RECORD and the SCHOOL RECORD with a lightning fast time of 4:17.86!  The previous record holders were Anya DiLorenzo, Alison Dufault, Erin Kennedy & Rebekah Sargent (2012-2013) with a 4:41.19. 

This time also qualifed them for Nationals in March and ranks them #35 overall in the USA this year!  Very well done ladies!! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Boys Stay Undefeated at 8-0 in Route to 62-24 Win Over Westwood; Joey Annand Shatters His Own School Record in the Two Mile!

     Junior Joey Annand was on a mission today as he clocked 38 split after 38 split in the two mile.  He clocked his first mile in 5:06 and came back in a negative split of 5:05 in route to a 7 second school record that he himself previously held.  His old school record was a 10:18.43 from last season (14-15). He was able to easily secure the victory by 57 seconds in the 2 mile. 

Pictured above: Sean Cappellini (600 Winner On Left)
Joey Annand (2 Mile Winner & School Record Holder On Right)
    Abu Ceesay is starting to find his stride again as he cruised to TVL best victories in the 55 dash (6.3) and the 300 (35.9)! 

    Senior Captain Camden Cleathero continued his winning ways as he won a tight race in the hurdles and grabbed another 1st place in the high jump where he is unbeaten in the Tri-Valley League this year. Camden also placed 3rd in the 300 behind the two best sprinters in the conference this year: teammates Abu Ceesay and Justin Ireland in his first time running it this year!

     Senior Captain Chris Wrenn posted the fastest time in the TVL this year in the 1000 meters in his first time running it this year with a 2:42.1! 

     Sean Cappellini ran a very tactical race as he won a very close race with senior teammate Parker Cleathero right behind him to take 1st and 2nd in the 600 meters. 

     Freshman Austin Carroll ran a new personal best as a freshman in the 1 mile with a 5:06.7 with teammate Thomas LeClaire less than a second behind him for second!

    The 4 x 400 meter relay stayed undefeated this year with the stellar team of Nick Reynolds, Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero & Chris Wrenn posting a 3:38.5. 

Other placements on the day: 

2nd 55 Dash, 2nd 300, 3rd Shotput: Justin Ireland
3rd 55 Dash, 3rd High Jump: Andrew Raneri 
3rd 55 Hurdles: Alex Carignan

Norton finishes the duel meet and regular season at home on SENIOR DAY next Thursday against the Dover-Sherborn Raiders at 3:30. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


The lancer girls had an amazing day at the division 4 state relays on Friday night. 6 out of the 7 teams that competed placed in the top 6 receiving medals while all 7 placed in the top 10! Three school records were broken and many personal bests were achieved!

The shuttle dash team of Brooke-Lynn Williams, Cece Browne, Emily Carlson and Julia Newell; and the shuttle hurdle team of Emily Carlson, Julia Newell, Mary Diestel and Alyssa Ekstrom both placed 6th.

The long jump relay team of Bella Berardi, Kambrynn Bowman and Brooke-Lynn Williams placed 3rd.

The 4x800m team of Katie Bradley, Julia Palin, Kambrynn Bowman and Shelly Belcher came in 2nd with a time of 10:06.97, a new school record!

The 4x400m team of Katie Bradley, Kambrynn Bowman, Julia Palin and Bella Berardi also came in 2nd with a time of 4:13.64, breaking their own school record from earlier in the season!

The 4x200m team of Bella Berardi, Brooke-Lynn Williams, Cece Browne and Kirsten Loring took home first place medals while also setting a school record running 1:49.36!!

Everyone did their best and pulled together as a team. This group of girls continues to amaze everyone that is witness to their meets! Great job girls!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

CHAMPIONS: Norton Boys Defend State Relay Title & Break 2 Records (One State Record) & 4x200 Ranked 15th in the USA!

What an incredible night the Norton boys track team had at the Reggie Lewis Center at the Division 4 State Relays!  The boys pulled off back-to-back state relay titles and won their 4th straight state relay title in indoor and outdoor track. What the Norton boys have accomplished in the last 3 years at these meets is incredible.  To win the relays, a team needs to have a great deal of depth, and have at least 4 athletes in the running events and 3 in the field events. To score in the relay, they need to have multiple athletes who are quality athletes. At this particular meet, Norton brought 8 relays and ALL 8 of them medaled and scored for the Lancers. Only 41 teams actually placed in the top six and scored points.  The placements were as follows:

2.) Milton - 38
3.) Burlingon - 37
4.) Marblehead - 33
5.) Wakefield - 24
6.) Northhampton - 20
7.) Dighton-Rehoboth  - 19
8.) Randolph - 16
9.) Pentucket - 14
10.) Watertown- 12
11.) Danvers - 11
12.) Melrose - 10
13.) Foxborough - 8
14.) Somerset-Berkley - 5
15.) Quabbin Regional - 4
15.) Groton Dunstable - 4
17.) Medfield - 2
18.) Tewksbury - 1
18.) Swampscott - 1
18.) Stoneham - 1
18.) Triton-Regional - 1

Norton boys and girls brings home the team championship trophy and a lot hardware!

The boys broke 2 school records: the Long Jump Relay and the 4x200.  The school long jump relay was broken by Justin Ireland, Andrew Raneri, and Abu Ceesay with 17.15m total (previously held by Kevin O'Leary, Brandon Durocher, & Justin Ireland in 2012-2013). As for the 4x200.....well they not only placed 1st overall at the meet....but they broke their own school record of last year (previously a 1:32.07), destroyed the D4 state relay meet record of 1:33.3 set in 2001 by Mashpee High School, broke the ALL-TIME DIVISION 4 RECORD set last year by the same team minus now alumni Adam Winiarz, with current team member Andrew Raneri,and qualified for NATIONALS with that time.  The boys 4 x 200 meter relay is currently ranked 15th in the USA!!  

School Record Breaking Long Jump Relay - Abu Ceesay, Justin Ireland, & Andrew Raneri  
All-Time Division 4 Record Breaking 4x200 - Camden Cleathero, Abu Ceesay, Justin Ireland, & Andrew Raneri 
Below are the Norton results from the Division 4 State Relays:

1st Overall: 4x200-Justin Ireland, Camden Cleathero, Andrew Raneri, & Abu Ceesay: 1:31.76 
2nd Overall: High Jump Relay- Camden Cleathero, Andrew Raneri, & Eddie Mercardo: 16'6" 
2nd Overall: 4x400-Nick Reynolds, Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, & Chris Wrenn: 3:35.51 
3rd Overall: 4x800-Chris Wrenn, Sean Cappellini, Joey Annand, & Parker Cleathero: 8:27.12 
3rd Overall: Long Jump Relay-Justin Ireland, Abu Ceesay, & Andrew Raneri: 56'3.25" 
3rd Overall: Shuttle Hurdle Relay-Camden Cleathero, Alex Carignan, Brody Tinkham, & Colin Beyna: 28.73
4th Overall: Shuttle Dash Relay- Justin  Ireland, Abu Ceesay, Justin Martins, & Dan Salvo: 22.91 
6th Overall: Distance Medley Relay-Austin Carroll, Sam McGrath, Jordan Lach, & Joey Annand:11:43.86
Shuttle Dash Relay of Justin Martins, Abu Ceesay, Justin Ireland, & Dan Salvo 
High Jump Relay of Eddie Mercardo, Camden Cleathero, & Andrew Raneri 
4x800 Relay of Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, Chris Wrenn, & Joey Annand 
4x400 of Sean Cappellini, Parker Cleathero, Chris Wrenn, & Nick Reynolds 
Distance Medley Relay of Joey Annand, Jordan Lach, Austin Carroll, & Sam  McGrath 
The Norton Senior  Captains: Chris Wrenn, Alex Carignan, Camden Cleathero, Justin  Ireland, & Parker Cleathero 
The Norton Track Boy Seniors 
Article in the Boston Herald 

What an incredible night for these boys.  They have worked so hard for so long and the coaches are very happy that their hard work is paying off.  Norton track continues with duel meet action as they take on the Westwood Wolverines this coming Thursday at home (Wheaton) at 3:30!