Thursday, September 14, 2017

Norton Defeats Holliston in Double Wins: Girls 24-33, Boys 27-28 in a Barnburner!

Congrats to both the boys and the girls cross country teams, who in their home TVL openers defeated two very tough Holliston Panther squads. 

The girls started the very hot day off by winning 24-33. In a well paced race, senior captain and school record holder Katie Bradley worked her way to the front of the pack and eventually the lead to take home the win on her home course. Following Katie for the Lady Lancers were freshman Isabella Pietrasiewicz (3rd), Calie Shea (5th), Hannah Delea (7th), Sarah Lafrancois (8th), Meg Nichols (10th), and Kaylee Annand (13th) to round out the varsity squad. Meg Nichols was able to displace as Norton's 6th runner. The girls team had TEN personal records overall! The girls move to 2-0 on the season! 
The Start of the Girls Race 
The boys won a VERY tightly contested race 27-28. Junior Autin Carroll lead from the start to take home the win in 17:54 over the course of the 5K. Following Austin and rounding out varsity was senior Pat Bingel (4th), DJ Nihill (5th), Paul Wisnaskas (8th), Ethan Tetrault (9th), James Wilson (11th), and Brandon Morabito (12th). The boys team had SIXTEEN personal records overall! The boys also move to 2-0 on the season! 

The Start of the Boys Race

Post Race Pic!
Austin Carroll Leading the Race in the First Mile 
Austin Carroll WINS the Race!



Senior Pat Bingel Comes in 2nd for the Lancers!
DJ Nihill Places 3rd for the Lancers 

Paul Wisnaskas & Ethan Tetrault Go 4-5 For the Lancers

Senior Captain Katie Bradley WINS the Girls Race!

Freshman Isabella Pietrasiewicz Places 2nd for the Lady Lancers 

Norton's 3rd Finisher Calie Shea 

Norton's 4th Finisher Hannah Delea 
Kaylee Annand Gets a Big Cheer From the Crowd; Places in Varsity!

The PASTA DINNER at the Wheeler House for Pre-Meet! 

Both teams will compete in a double-duel meet against DOVER-SHERBORN and MEDWAY at Medway High School next Wednesday at 3:45.

BIG THANKS to Mr. Denham for all the wonderful pictures from today's meet! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Norton Battles West Bridgewater in Non-League Season Opener!

Congrats to both teams who took home close victories against West Bridgewater to start the season off. The boys won 26-34 and  the girls won 27-29.


Austin Carroll won the boys race outright with a very fast time to start the season (5:46 pace), with DJ Nihill placing 4th overall and Ethan Tetrault placing 6th. Following that, the boys packed it up big  time with Wilson, P. Wisnaskas, Bingel, Steele, and Morabito all placing 7th-11th!


On  the girls side, rookie freshman phenom Isabella Pietrasiewicz placed 2nd overall in a very composed and solid race! Veteran and school record holder and senior captain Katie Bradley placed 4th overall. Placing 6th through 8th for the Lady Lancers were Sarah Lafrancois, captain Calie Shea, and senior Meg Nichols.

The linchpin, however, for the girls was Norton's 6th place Hannah Delea who beat out West Bridgewater's 5th runner (Kaplan) to earn the displacement points to get the girls to eek out the victory 27-29!

Senior Captain Katie Bradley 
Norton will next compete at homein their TVL league opener on September 13th against the HOLLISTON PANTHERS at 3:30!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

MIAA ALL-STATE Meet Results

Post-race with Joey Annand, Coach Taylor, Katie Bradley, & Coach Christine Bradley
GIRLS DIVISION 2 5K - Gardner Municipal Golf Course 

46th - Katie Bradley - 20:50 (6:42 pace) 

BOYS DIVISION 2 5K - Gardner Municipal Golf Course 

30th - Joey Annand - 17:18 (5:34 pace) 

Congrats to you both on an incredible season and for both winning the conference championship!

Both Katie and Joey will be heading down to New York this weekend to compete in the Foot Locker Northeast XC Meet.  Good luck to you both. 

That's a wrap.......

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MIAA D5 State Meet Results: Boys 12th, Girls 13th, Katie Bradley & Joey Annand Punch Ticket to All-States!

Congrats to both varsity teams on a terrific season and a good day at states.  The boys placed 12th overall while the girls placed 13th.

Congrats to both Katie Bradley (20:05) and Joey Annand (16:28) who both we able to place high enough as individuals to qualify for the MIAA All-State meet in Gardner, MA next Saturday.
Senior Captain  Joey Annand & Junior Katie Bradley 
The varsity results are below:

GIRLS: 
7th - Katie Bradley - 20:05 (6:27 pace-per-mile)
30th - Kambrynn Bowman - 21:21 (6:53 pace-per-mile)
73rd - Sarah Anderson - 22:49 (7:20 pace-per-mile)
112th - Renee Sanford - 23:44 (7:38 pace-per-mile)
130th - Hannah Delea - 24:26 (7:52 pace-per-mile)
142nd - Calie Shea - 25:01 (8:03 pace-per-mile)
154th - Kaylee Annand - 26:15 (8:27 pace-per-mile)

BOYS: 
5th - Joey Annand - 16:28 (5:18 pace-per-mile)
17th - Austin Carroll - 17:25 (5:36 pace-per-mile)
75th - Thomas LeClaire - 18:35 (5:58 pace-per-mile)
108th - Francis Cronin - 19:12 (6:10 pace-per-mile)
126th - DJ Nihill - 19:31 (6:16 pace-per-mile)
132nd - James Wilson - 19:35 (6:18 pace-per-mile)
156th - Zach Steele - 20:21 (6:33 pace-per-mile)

Katie Bradley and Joey Annand will compete at the MIAA ALL-STATE Meet this coming Saturday (November 19th) at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course.  The girls D2 race is at 1:10 pm and the boys D2 race is at 2:30 pm.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lancer Athletes Take Home Some Hardware at the MSTCA Frank Mooney Coaches Invitational; Annand Places 2nd, Carroll Places 5th, Bradley 12th

Award Winners Joey Annand (2nd), Austin Carroll (5th), DJ Nihill (32nd), & Ethan Tetrault (19th) in their respective races!
Medal Winner Katie Bradley (12th), Medal Winner Kambrynn Bowman (31st), and Sarah Anderson*
*Photos by Mr. Denham 

MSTCA Frank Mooney Coaches Invite 
40th Annual Cross Country Invitational Meet
Nov 5, 2016  /  Wrentham Developmental Center
Norton Lancer Results 


10th Grade Boys 5k: 
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Austin Carroll*
5th
17:33
5:38
DJ Nihill*
32nd
18:40
6:00
James Wilson
60th
19:24
6:15
Zach Steele
90th
20:13
6:30
Ryan Lafrancois
102nd
20:32
6:37
Matt Pepin
106th
20:37
6:38
Matt Anderson
154th
21:55
7:03
Nick Denham
184th
24:36
7:55
John Morrison
189th
25:50
6:42
 *Medal Winner 



10th Grade Girls 5k
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Hannah Delea
75th
24:59
8:02
Catherine Whittington
106th
27:04
8:43
Angela Connors
117th
28:44
9:14




9th Grade Boys 3k
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Ethan Tetrault*
19th
11:23
6:06
 *Medal Winner 



9th Grade Girls 3k
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Kaylee Annand
69th
14:44
7:54




11-12th Grade Boys 5k
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Joey Annand+
2nd
16:29
5:18
Tom LeClaire
63rd
18:46
6:02
Francis Cronin
90th
19:08
6:09
Alex Wisnaskas
198th
21:10
6:48
Sean Smith
207th
21:25
6:53
Evan Garrone
208th
21:26
6:54
Ryan Wheeler
229th
22:06
7:07
+Plaque Winner 



11-12th Grade Girls 5k
PLACE
TIME
MILE
Katie Bradley*
12th
20:09
6:51
Kambrynn Bowman*  
31st
21:28
6:54
Sarah Anderson
53rd
22:24
7:12
Renee Sanford
83rd
23:28
7:33
Calie Shea
108th
24:12
7:47
Abbey O’Brien
145th
25:47
8:18

As a sophomore team, the boys placed 5th out of 16 teams. 

As a junior/senior team, the boys placed 15th out of 29 teams. 

As a junor/senior team, the girls placed 2nd out of 20 teams. 

Congrats to Catherine Whittington, Ethan Tetrault, & John Morrison who achieved personal records today in their last race of the season.  Thank you to all the sub-varsity athletes for a great season.  

Norton will next compete with the varsity team at the MIAA DIVISION 5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP next Saturday at the Wrentham Developmental Center.  The girls will race at 9:30 am, while the boys will race at 11:15 am.