Thursday, September 18, 2014

Norton Boys Keep Rolling (3-0) and Beat the DS Raiders 24-33; Freshman Katie Bradley Stays Undefeated on the Season and Beats the Reigning TVL Champion!

Congrats to the Norton boys cross country team who beat the Dover-Sherborn Raiders yesterday 21-37 placing 1st-3rd overall.  The boys stay undefeated on the season at 3-0.  Senior captain Mike Tierney lead it for the Lancers and won the race, followed closely by Chris Wrenn and Joey Annand.

The girls lost a tough one 33-24.  The girls were winning (place wise) for roughly 2.5 miles and DS got the best of them in the last half mile.  Katie Bradley had one of the biggest comebacks ever being behind the entire race and outsprinting DS harrier Allessandro to the finish for the victory.  Allesandro is the reigning TVL champion from last year.  Katie Bradley is yet to lose a race on the season and is making her name known VERY quickly across the league.  Anya DiLorenzo had a great race with a big season PR placing 2nd for the Lancers and 3rd overall.

Norton's BIG 3 working the course
Start of the boys race versus Dover-Sherborn
NHS girls pose for a post race snapshot
Start to the girls race versus Dover-Sherborn; Katie Bradley leading the pack
Placements on the day:

BOYS: 
1st Overall: Mike Tierney
2nd Overall: Chris Wrenn
3rd Overall: Joey Annand
7th Overall: Parker Cleathero
8th Overall: Mike Travers
9th Overall: Tom LeClaire
11th Overall: Eric Sanford

GIRLS: 
1st Overall: Katie Bradley
3rd Overall: Anya DiLorenzo
8th Overall: Caroline Weber
10th Overall: Kambrynn Bowman
11th Overall: Meg Nichols
12th Overall: Sarah Anderson
16th Overall: Calie Shea

Norton competes next Wednesday at HOME on SENIOR DAY (last home meet of the season) against the Bellingham Blackhawks!

Norton XC Meets 2-Time USA OLYMPIC 800 Meter Runner Nick Symmonds!

The Norton XC team was invited to Marathon Sports in Mansfield on Monday night to meet, converse, do a Q & A, take photos, and get signatures of two time US Olympian (Beijing and London) in the 800 Meters Nick Symmonds.  Nick also was also a WORLD silver medalist in 2013 and ranked 2nd in the world in 2013. Nick is also sponsored by the Brooks Beasts out of Seattle Washington.

The team had a great time and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity!  Below are some pictures of the experience:








Thursday, September 11, 2014

Norton XC Starts Tri-Valley League Competition in Opener at Medway with the Girls Winning 20-35 and the Boys 21-40!

Congrats to the Norton High girls and boys cross country teams who defeated Medway in convincing fashion yesterday.  The girls (2-0) placed 1-3-4-5-7 lead by freshman Katie Bradley and finished with the largest margin of victory over Medway ever: 20-35!

The boys (2-0) also brought home the victory for the Lancers defeating Medway 21-40.  Senior Captain Mike Tierney was 2nd overall in the race and was the first Norton finisher, followed closely by Junior Chris Wrenn and Sophomore Joey Annand.  

Freshman Katie Bradley leads the race for the Lancers, closely followed by Anya DiLorenzo 
Sarah Anderson places 3rd overall for the Lancers 
Senior Captain Mike Tierney places 1st for the Lancers with a 5:39 mile pace! 
Junior Chris Wrenn places 2nd for the Lancers
Sophomore Joey Annand places 3rd for the Lancers
The boys had 4 athletes at a sub 6:00 minute per mile pace and one at 6:01 pace over the 2.7 mile course.  

Placements on the boys team included:
2nd Overall - Mike Tierney 
3rd Overall - Chris Wrenn 
4th Overall - Joey Annand 
5th Overall - Parker Cleathero 
7th Overall - Mike Travers 
8th Overall - Eric Sanford 
9th Overall - Tom LeClaire 

Placements on the girls team included: 

1st Overall - Katie Bradley 
3rd Overall - Anya DiLorenzo 
4th Overall - Sarah Anderson 
5th Overall - Caroline Weber 
7th Overall - Kambrynn Bowman 

Norton comes home next Wednesday, the 17th, for their home opener versus the tough TVL rival the Dover-Sherborn Raiders

**THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MRS. BRADLEY FOR THE PHOTO SUBMISSIONS! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Freshman Phenom Katie Bradley Leads Norton Girls to Victory Over West Bridgewater 26-30; Senior Captain Mike Tierney Leads Boys to Win 20-41!

Congrats to the Norton girls and boys cross country team who defeated the West Bridgewater Wildcats today!  The girls won 26-30 and move to 1-0 on the season.  The boys won 20-41 and move to 1-0 on the season.

In her first varsity race of her high school career, freshman Katie Bradley beat out all the varsity athletes from West Bridgewater, Bridgewater Raynham, East Bridgewater, and Coyle Cassidy.

Freshman Phenom Katie Bradley
Senior Captain Mike Tierney
Senior Captain Mike Tierney lead the Norton boys, placing 2nd overall in the race.

Placements on the day:
GIRLS: 
1st - Katie Bradley
4th - Anya DiLorenzo
6th - Caroline Weber
7th - Sarah Anderson
8th - Kambrynn Bowman
(10th) - Megan Nichols

BOYS: 
2nd - Mike Tierney
3rd - Joey Annand
4th - Chris Wrenn
5th - Parker Cleathero
6th - Mike Travers
(8th)- Eric Sanford
(9th) - Tom LeClaire

Norton Lancer cross country competes next against the Medway Mustangs at Medway next Wednesday, September 10th.

WELCOME TO NORTON CROSS COUNTRY FALL 2014!

Welcome to all the Norton athletes and parents involved in the Norton cross country team 2014! 

We will be opening the season today at Borden Colony in Raynham against West Bridgewater at 3:30 and we hope to see you there!  

GO LANCERS!! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Marcotte & Sullivan Announced to MSTCA All-Academic Teams

Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association
2013 Cross Country All Academic Divisional Boys Teams

Eastern Mass Division 5
Billy Sullivan-Norton-Senior
Max Marcotte-Norton-Senior

Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association
2013 Cross Country All Academic-All State Boys Teams

Massachusetts Division 2 (Divisions 4-5-6)
Billy Sullivan Norton HS Senior

Monday, December 16, 2013

Taunton Daily Gazette & Sun Chronicle All-Stars Announced!

Taunton Daily Gazette 1st Team All-Stars:

BOYS:
Billy Sullivan
Max Marcotte
Mike Tierney
Chris Wrenn

GIRLS:
Anya DiLorenzo
Corina Jurczyk

Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Stars:

BOYS:
Billy Sullivan

Honorable Mention:
Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn

Congrats to you all on your accolades!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Norton XC Team Honored at School Committee Meeting & Sun Chronicle All-Stars & Honorable Mention Announced


The Norton girls and boys XC team (along with others) were honored at the school committee meeting this past Monday night. 

The Sun Chronicle Newspaper also announced their All-Stars for the 2013 XC Season:

Anya DiLorenzo - Girls Sun Chronicle All-Scholastic
Girls Honorable Mention - Conrina Jurczyk

Billy Sullivan - Boys Sun Chronicle All-Scholastic
Boys Honorable Mention - Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, & Chris Wrenn

Monday, November 18, 2013

All-State Meet Results

Congrats to the Norton boys varsity TEAM and Anya DiLorenzo for qualifying for the All-State Championships and having a great performance after such a historic season.  Below are the results.

BOYS: 
91st - Billy Sullivan: 16:16
94th - Mike Tierney: 16:17
104th - Max Marcotte: 16:24
119th - Chris Wrenn: 16:39
132nd - Eric Sanford: 16:47
162nd - Joey Annand: 17:20
172nd - Mike Travers: 17:31

BOYS TEAM: 16th / 19 Teams - Total Time: 1:22.23 - Average 16:28.60 (2.9 Miles)


GIRLS: 
74th - Anya DiLorenzo: 19:14

Congrats to everyone on such an amazing and historic season!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Taunton Daily Gazette Write GREAT article on NHS Boys Team!!

Kevin LaBounty
Taunton Gazette

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Kevin R. LaBounty
Correspondent

NORTON – It has been a season of firsts for the Norton High boys’ cross country team.
The Lancers beat Hopkinton in a dual meet for the first time in their Tri-Valley League history. They then beat Medfield in a TVL dual meet for the first time ever.
Those pair of key victories would eventually lead to the first undefeated league dual-meet campaign for Norton and its first dual-meet championship since joining the TVL.
If all that wasn’t enough, the Lancers culminated an outstanding campaign by earning the first state-meet appearance in the program’s overall history last Saturday in Wrentham.
“Making All-States is an incredible feat for this school,” Lancer head coach Kent Taylor said. “The boys and I could not be more proud than to represent this town with the best 26 cross country high schools in the state out of a total of 336 schools.”
All the success this fall has been because of the talent and commitment of the Lancer student-athletes as well as the terrific guidance provided by Taylor, who is in his sixth season of building outstanding boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at Norton.
“The team is not only comprised of the athletes, but the school administration and the parents,” Taylor said. “We had so much support at the division meet. It was great to see.”
The Lancer boys have been a close-knit band of about 25 runners this fall.
Norton’s top three runners have been senior captains Billy Sullivan and Max Marcotte and junior Mike Tierney. Junior Eric Sanford and sophomore Chris Wrenn have shared the duties at the fourth and fifth positions with freshman Joe Annand in the sixth spot and junior Mike Travers in the seventh position. Sophomore Parker Cleathero and senior Nathan DiOrio have also worked hard this year to get into the team’s top seven spots.
Following the season, Taylor was named the TVL Boys’ Coach of the Year. As a group, the Norton boys earned second place in the voting for the TVL Sportsmanship Award.
Sullivan was named to the TVL All Star first team, while Tierney and Wrenn were second-team selections. Marcotte, Sanford and Annand were honorable mention choices.
There have been several reasons for the success of the team this fall.
“First off and most importantly, the kids did their summer training,” Taylor said. “They got their base training done before practice started. We were able to hit the ground running at the start of practice. That was important with the tough early meets we had.”
“Second, for the most part, we have been able to stay injury free. You have to stay injury free if you want to win this league and we were able to do that. It showed we had a lot of dedicated kids. If you work hard good things will come. We also had great, great leadership from our senior captains. They have been amazing captains for me.”
After dispatching Bellingham 18-41 in their season opener, the Lancers traveled to Hopkinton and beat the Hillers for the first time ever in a dual meet, 20-35. Norton secured five of the top six positions at Hopkinton State Park. Marcotte finished second with Tierney third and Sanford fourth. Sullivan placed fifth and Wrenn was sixth.
It didn’t get an easier for Norton during its next dual meet as they had to host a talented Medfield squad. But the Lancers took a giant step towards winning the dual-meet crown by edging the Warriors, 27-29, for their first dual-meet victory ever over their rivals. Norton earned six of the top 10 spots. Sullivan finished third, Marcotte was fourth and Tierney was fifth. Sanford placed seventh, Wrenn was eighth and Annand was 10th.
“I knew with what they had coming back that it would be Medfield and Norton battling it out for the title,” Taylor said. “We knew Medfield would be really strong. After seeing them, we thought we could win, but we knew we needed to run our best race. We wanted to peak the kids for that meet and we ran out best. It was a well thought out race by our kids. They executed the race perfectly. They couldn’t have executed it better.”
Norton won a home non-league meet against West Bridgewater (20-43) and an away TVL meet in Ashland (15-49) before facing a stiff challenge at Dover-Sherborn. The Lancers overcame a tough course to win, 25-30. They won two home meets over Westwood (15-50) and Millis (20-43), the latter coming on Senior Day, securing their first dual-meet title with a 20-43 in Holliston to finish 10-0 overall and 9-0 in the TVL.
“I’m ecstatic,” Taylor said of the title. “It was a tough meet against Dover-Sherborn. Holliston was another great race. That meet seemed a lot closer than the score indicated.”
It was the first dual-meet title of any kind for the Norton boys going all the way back to 1988 when the team was a part of the Mayflower League. It was also the first time a Small School from the league has won the crown in more than 15 years as Large School squads Medfield, Holliston and Hopkinton had dominated the field over that span.
“To see the excitement on the boys’ faces was great,” Taylor said. “This is a very tough league to win in. It is a really impressive feat. I couldn’t be more proud of them. It says a lot about the character and hunger of the boys. They had motivation and determination.”
Norton then finished second during the TVL Meet in Medfield with 71 points, outlasting Dover-Sherborn, who was third with 76. Medfield, which had loaded itself up with soccer players since the dual meet with the Lancers, captured the team crown with 26 points.
Norton capped its outstanding team season with a fourth-place finish last Saturday during the Eastern Mass. Division V Meet at the Wrentham Developmental Center, assuring its spot in the MIAA Division II State Meet this Saturday on the Gardner Golf Course.
“We will keep it simple on Saturday,” Taylor said. “We will run the fastest we have ever run. I want the boys to shoot for personal bests and just go for it. They really have nothing to lose at this meet. Just being there is a privilege.”
Newburyport won the division title with 47 points, followed by Hamilton-Wenham (66 points) and Seekonk (115). Norton was fourth with 143 points. The Lancers had four of their top seven runners earn personal bests. Sullivan finished 15th overall with a personal-best time of 16:46. Tierney placed 25th with a personal-best 17:08 and Marcotte was 28th in 17:12. Wrenn placed 34th overall in a time of 17:18. Sanford was 41st (personal-best 17:29), Annand (personal-best 17:43) was 50th and Travers was 81st (18:15).

“I was very pleased with the way the boys ran last Saturday,” Taylor said. “Four of our top seven runners had personal bests, how could I not be. They ran exactly the way they were supposed to, not going out too fast and keeping their splits even.”

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Norton Boys TEAM Make All-States as a Team for First Time in History; Anya DiLorenzo First Female in Over 12 Years to Make All-States!

After a hard fought race with Newburyport, Hamilton Wenham, & Seekonk, the Lancer boys settled for 4th place overall, but good enough to make it to ALL-STATES for the first time in Norton High School history.  Only 24 of the best cross country teams in Massachusetts make it to All-States, and for the first time in history, Norton High school is one of them.
Norton Boys Make All-States
 
The boys had a few PR's and had a great race at the Wrentham Developmental Center.  Senior Captain Billy Sullivan earned a medal by placing 15th place overall with personal record time of 16:46.
 
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan Places in the State Championship Meet

On the girls side, Anya DiLorenzo placed 21st overall and made the cutoff to All-States with a 20:02.  Anya is the first girl in at least 12 years to make it to All-States from Norton. 


Anya DiLorenzo First Girl to Make All-States in Over 12 years!



The girls placed 20th overall as a team.  Placements are below:
21st - Anya DiLorenzo: 20:02
37th - Corina Jurczyk: 20:39
119th - Caroline Weber: 23:27
123rd - Sarah Anderson: 23:36
151st - Janelle Poplawski: 25:20
155th - Karoline Weber: 25:31
159th - Laura Carlson: 25:51

Norton Girls Post Race

The boys placements are below:
15th - Billy Sullivan: 16:46
25th - Mike Tierney: 17:08
28th - Max Marcotte: 17:12
34th - Chris Wrenn: 17:18
41st - Eric Sanford: 17:29
50th - Joey Annand: 17:43
81st - Mike Travers: 18:15

Congrats to all the runners on a great season!  The boys will be competing at the ALL-STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Gardner Golf Course next Saturday at 11:00 am as a team and Anya DiLorenzo will be competing at 12:20! 



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

All-Stars & Awards Named for TVL Season; 4 All-Stars, 2nd Sportsmanship, TVL Coach of the Year

TVL All-Stars & Awards - 2013 Season 

NORTON GIRLS: 
2nd Team All-Star - Anya DiLorenzo

Honorable Mention - Corina Jurczyk 

NORTON BOYS: 
1st Team All-Star - Billy Sullivan 

2nd Team All-Stars - Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn 

Honorable Mention - Max Marcotte, Eric Sanford, Joey Annand

2nd Sportsmanship - Norton Boys

TVL Coach of the Year - Kent Taylor - Norton

Congrats to all you athletes you were voted all-stars!

Monday, November 4, 2013

MSTCA INIVITATIONAL RESULTS; Norton teams take home 9 medals & a plaque, the most EVER!

Mass State Track Coaches Association
38th Annual Cross Country Invitational Meet
Date : Nov 2,2013   
Place: Wrentham Developmental Center-Wrentham Mass
Plaques were awarded to places 1-3 in each race, Medals were awarded for places 4-50 in each race
Chris Wrenn prepares for his race - He took 5th place overall in the sophomore 5k race 
Anya DiLorenzo gets Norton's top finish with a 3rd place overall in the sophomore 5k race
Freshman Joey Annand placed 4th overall in the freshman 3K race 
Sarah Anderson placed 40th for a medal in the freshman 3k race 
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan captures 5th place in the Junior/Senior 5k
Senior Captain Max Marcotte captures 14th place overall in the Junior/Senior 5k
Melanie Morris competes in the Junior/Senior girls 5k 
Norton team takes home 9 medals & a plaque, the most EVER!
Order of Races:

*Highlighted athlete denotes medal/plaque winner

12:15 p.m. 10th Grade Boys Div 2 5k:  
Chris Wrenn - 17:35 - 5th Place Overall 
Parker Cleathero - 20:00 - 74th Place Overall 
Connor Johnson -20:30 - 91st Place Overall 
Chris Alves - 21:21 - 111th Place Overall 
Camden Cleathero - 21:25 - 114th Place Overall 
Alex Carignan - 21:38 - 121st Place Overall 
Ryan Gill - 21:58 - 125th Place Overall 

12:35 p.m. 10th Grade Girls Div 2 5k
Anya DiLorenzo - 20:06 - 3rd Place Overall 
Caroline Weber - 23:09 - 32nd Place Overall
Rachel Wheeler - 27:35 - 89th Place Overall 

1:05 p.m. 9th Grade Boys Div 2 3k
Joey Annand - 10:20 - 4th Place Overall 
Thomas LeClair - 11:25 -29th Place Overall 
Evan Garrone - 12:23 - 73rd Place Overall 
Chris Tatarczuk -12:44 - 90th Place Overall 
Devin Pereira -13:07 - 104th Place Overall 
Nick Joyce -13:47 - 130th Place Overall 
Sam Marcotte -14:01 - 135th Place Overall 

1:25 p.m. 9th Grade Girls Div 2 3k
Sarah Anderson - 13:15 - 40th Place Overall 
Janelle Poplawski -14:43 - 106th Place Overall 
Karoline Weber -14:44 - 108th Place Overall 
Renee Sanford - 15:26 - 128th Place Overall 
Olivia Saccocia - 18:09 - 168th Place Overall 

1:40 p.m. 11-12th Grade Boys Div 2 5k
William Sullivan - 16:48 - 5th Place Overall 
Max Marcotte -17:17 - 14th Place Overall 
Mike Tierney -17:40 - 24th Place Overall 
Eric Sanford -17:56 - 33rd Place Overall 
Mike Travers -19:17 - 89th Place Overall 
Troy Parker - 20:10 - 131st Place Overall 
Nate DiOrio - 20:49 - 165th Place Overall 
Sean Eykel -21:26 - 189th Place Overall 
Tony Chen - 21:53 - 195th Place Overall 
Ben Skotny -22:36 - 211th Place Overall 
 Noah Beauchamp -24:13 - 246th Place Overall

2: 05p.m. 11-12th Grade Girls Div 2 5k

Corina Jurczyk - 20:52 - 23rd Place Overall 
Melanie Morris - 25:39 - 134th Place Overall 
Laura Carlson - 25:40 - 139th Place Overall 

Marissa Eisnor - 30:35 - 195th Place Overall 

Norton will next compete this Saturday, the 9th at the Division 5 State Championships in Wrentham.  The girls will compete at 12:40 and the boys will compete at 2:00! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Boys Place 2nd Overall at TVL Meet, Girls take 7th Overall

At McCarthy Park today in Medfield, the Norton boys cross country team took 2nd overall out of the 10 TVL teams competing and the girls took 7th.  Complete results can be found at:

http://www.coolrunning.com/results/13/ma/Oct29_TriVal_set1.shtml

Congrats to Billy Sullivan who placed 6th overall in the boys varsity 5k.  Congrats to Tom LeClair who placed 6th overall in the 2.1 mile freshman race.  Finally, congrats to Parker Cleathero who placed 10th overall in the boys JV 5k!
Senior Captain Billy Sullivan leads the Norton boys and places 6th place overall.
Norton boys start the TVL meet
Parker Cleathero captures 10th overall in the JV 5k!
Senior Nate DiOrio
Freshman Tom LeClair places 6th overall in the freshman 2.1 miler
Anya DiLorenzo places 12th overall and was the first runner for the Lady Lancers
Norton girls start the varsity race
Norton Boys - TVL Duel Meet Champions
Norton Girls Looking Fly!
Norton will next compete this Saturday at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational starting at 12:30!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Boys "Run" the Table by Beating Medway 15-48 in the Final Meet of the Regular Season to Go a Perfect 10-0 on the Season and Clinch Their First TVL Title!

Norton boys are #1 in the TVL!!
There are few words to describe what the Norton boys cross country team have done in what is proved to be a historic fall of 2013 in the Tri-Valley League.  The boys beat Medway at Medway on their Senior Day 15-48 by taking the first 6 places in the meet.  Lead by senior captain Billy Sullivan and senior captain Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn, Joey Annand, and Eric Sanford placed 1st through 6th in the meet all finishing within 37 seconds of each other!

The boys attained a PERFECT regular season record of 10-0 (9-0 TVL).  

Mike Tierney places 3rd for the Lancers
Norton's Varsity Squad Placed 1st-6th against Medway
The girls had a close meet and lost 32-25.  They put up a good fight but lost to a powerful and hungry Medway girls team who had something to prove today.  The Norton girls will end the regular season with the best record they have ever had in the TVL at 5-4. 
Lady Lancers Sporting Their New Swag!
Norton will next compete in the Tri-Valley League Championship Meet on Tuesday, October 29th!

However, before that we will be putting on our 4th annual road race: The Running Dead Zombie Run 5K this Saturday at the J.C. Solmenese School in Norton!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Norton Boys SHINE While the Girls GLOW at the Twilight Meet Saturday!

 Norton boys place 5th overall in the small schools division
Norton girls debut their breast cancer awareness singlets (courtesy of Brooks Running) 

Congrats to the Norton boys who put themselves in the state rankings after their performance on Saturday!  The boys placed 5th overall at the meet, good enough to catapult themselves to the 12th overall position in the state in the (4-5-6 divisions) while putting themselves 5th overall in division 5.  

Boys Results: 
TEAM - 5th Place Overall 
34th - Billy Sullivan 17:01 
35th - Max Marcotte 17:01 
41st - Mike Tierney 17:08 
47th - Chris Wrenn 17:12 
61st - Eric Sanford 17:29 
62nd - Joey Annand 17:42 
92nd - Mike Travers 18:11 

Girls Results: 
40th - Anya DiLorenzo 20:40 
41st - Corina Jurczyk 20:49 
120th - Sarah Anderson 23:05 
136th - Caroline Weber 23:57 
148th - Karoline Weber 25:10 
152nd - Laura Carlson 25:35 
153rd - Melanie Morris 25:36 

Norton next competes at Medway in their final duel meet of the season on Wednesday, September 23rd.  The boys are trying to complete their undefeated season going 9-0 and winning the TVL outright for the first time in history while the girls try to get one more win under their notch to solidify the best record Norton has ever had in the TVL on the girls side!