Friday, September 28, 2012

Boys Take Down the Ashland Clockers 18-43; Sullivan and Marcotte Lead the Way!!

The boys cross country team beat the Ashland Clockers yesterday 18-43.  Billy Sullivan was the overall winner while Max Marcotte came in second beating Ashland's number 1 Ryan Milewski by seven seconds after a very tight race at the start. Mike Tierney was close behind placing 4th overall. The boys went 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 for the win.

The Varsity 7 included:
1.) Billy Sullivan
2.) Max Marcotte
3.) Mike Tierney
4.) Mason Rouillard
5.) Cam Eisnor
6.) Eric Sanford
7.) Mike Travers

The girls team lost 34-21 in a tough race.  It was a very close race throughout, but the Clocker girls came on strong at the end placing 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Norton's Corrina Jurczyk placed second overall and 1st for the Lady Lancers.

The Varsity 7 included:
1.) Corrina Jurczyk
2.) Allison Alioto
3.) Brittany Alioto
4.) Caroline Weber
5.) Katie D'Onofrio
6.) Laura Carlson
7.) Melanie Morris

Norton will next compete at home next Wednesday, October 3rd against the Dover-Sherborn Raiders at 3:30.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Norton Falls to Medfield

Both the Norton boys and the Norton girls fell to Medfield yesterday.  The Lady Lancers lost 15-48 while the boys fell short 35-21.  The boys move to 4-2 and the girls move to 2-4 on the season. The boys lost some opportunities to keep the score much closer than how it came out and are hoping to rebound substianally against Ashland this Thursday at home at 3:30.

Top 7 finishers for the girls:
1.) Corrina Jurczyk
2.) Brittany Alioto
3.) Katie D'Onofrio
4.) Caroline Weber
5.) Laura Carlson
6.) Melanie Morris
7.) Rachael Wheeler

Top 7 finishers for the boys:
1.) Max Marcotte
2.) Mike Tierney
3.) Billy Sullivan
4.) Cam Eisnor
5.) Eric Sanford
6.) Mason Rouillard
7.) Mike Travers

Norton will next compete against ASHLAND this Thursday, 9/27 at 3:30 at HOME.

Car Wash Fundraiser a Success

Thanks to MacDonald's in Norton and the very special group of parent boosters and athletes who sacrificed their Saturday to rasie money for the XC and Track and Field programs here in Norton!  We raised a great deal of money fo scholarships and other needed items for the sports.

Thank you to Norton XC photographer Rick Marcotte for these pics:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Norton Boys Win Both in Non-League Tri-Meet Versus West Bridgewater and Abington; Girls Split

Congrats to the Norton boys who beat both West Bridgewater (25-31) and Abington (17-43) in their first and only non-league tri-meet of the season.  The boys move to  4-1 on the season with their two wins in West Bridgewater.  The boys meet versus West Bridgewater was very close as Petti from West Bridgewater held a 5:20 pace over the 2.9 mile course and won the race.  However, Norton had plans to foil them as their training paid off this week with the top 4 boys running a sub-6:00 per mile pace.  Billy Sullivan ran a 5:37 pace for second overall while teammate Max Marcotte was right behind him with a 5:39 pace.  Mike Tierney (5:54) and Mason Rouillard (5:59) placed third and fourth for the Lancers placing 5th and 6th respectively.  Rounding out the top 5 for the boys was Cam Eisnor.

The girls got their second win of the season routing Abington 15-50.  Norton got their top 5 girls in before the first Abington could get their first girl to the finish.  Senior Captain Allison Alioto ran a great race placing second overall placing not to far behind Norton's top girl Corrina Jurczyk. Brittany Alioto, freshman Caroline Weber, and Katie D'Onofrio placed 3rd through 5th for the Lady Lancers.  Unfortunately, the West Bridgewater girls were too tough for the Lancers, winning 17-44. 

Norton will next compete against TVL foe Medfield this Monday at home at 3:30!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hillers Run Up and Over Norton Teams; Almost All Norton Boys & Girls Get A Season Best Time!

The Hopkinton Hillers came to Norton today and showed the Lancers how deep they are.  Both the boys and girls Hopkinton teams are poised to win the TVL.  The girls lost 50-15 while the boys broke up their top 5 placing 4th, 5th, & 6th for a 37-21 score.  For the girls, Corina Jurczyk lead the way with season best pace of 7:37.  Every girl on the girls team achieved a season best today so the girls should feel proud of their progress. 14 out of 21 athletes on the boys side who performed achieved a season best.  Billy Sullivan lead the way for the boys closely followed by Mike Tierney & Max Marcotte. Mason Rouillard and Cam Eisnor rolled out the top 5 for the boys.

A special thanks to booster parent Rick Marcotte for his great pictures every meet!

 How can you not love this team??
 Troy Parker finishes his race!
 Freshman Rachel Wheeler
 Sophomore Mike Travers was 8th for Norton
 Katie D'Onofrio and Caroline Weber work together.
Sean Eykle runs for Varsity and places 7th today.

Norton next competes two days from now on Friday against their first and only non-league competition in West Bridgewater at 3:30. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Norton Girls and Boys Beat the Bellingham Hawks at Bellingham!

 Norton Warming Up
 Norton Warming Up
 Start of the Race
 Boys Finishing Up
 Norton's Top 4!!
 Eric Sanford
 Post Race Reflection
 Norton's Freshman Phenom Caroline Weber!

The girls team took a 15-50 win home against Bellingham, while the boys team won 18-41!

Corina Jurccyk took home the overall victory in the race winning in 22:14 over the 2.89 mile course.  Following her was Allison and Brittany Alioto finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.  Katie D'Onofrio and Caroline Weber rounded out the top 5 for the victorious Lady Lancers.  6 out of 10 Lancer girls bettered their time from last week. They are now 1-1 on the season.

On the boys side, Sophomore Mike Tierney won his first ever TVL cross country meet!  He outsprinted his fellow teammates and a Bellingham runner to take the victory.  A second behind him was Junior Max Marcotte and three seconds behind him was Junior Billy Sullivan.  Rounding out the top 5 on the day was Senior Captain Mason Rouillard and Troy Parker.  Getting varsity for the season was Sean Eykle and Mike Travers!

Norton looks forward to hosting Hopkinton next Wednesday at home at 3:30!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Norton Boys Go 1-2-3 versus Medway to Win 1st Meet of the Season!

The Norton boys XC team went 1-2-3 and were all within 1 second of each other this afternoon for the 1st meet of the season.  Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, and Mike Tierney finished in 15:42, 15:43, & 15:44 for those places over the 2.59 mile course.  Medway's top 3 were VERY close behind with their top three coming in 4 seconds behind Norton placing 4th, 5th, & 6th. Mason Rouillard and Cam Eisnor placed 4th and 5th for the Lancers, while Eric Sanford added a displacement point for his 10th place finish! Rounding out the top 7 for Varsity was Troy Parker.

 Sullivan, Marcotte, & Tierney race to the finish!
 Senior Captain Mason Rouillard
 Senior Captain Cam Eisnor
The boys reflect on their victory!

Norton beat Medway 21-35 in the first home meet of the season to move their record to 1-0. Varsity point scorers can be seen on the right side of the webpage.

It was a rough go of it on the girls side as Lady Lancer Corina Jurccyk was the only runner to break up Medway's powerful top 5, placing 4th overall. Senior Captains Alison and Brittany Alioto placed 2nd and 3rd for the Lancers while Senior Captain Katie D'Onofrio placed 4th.  Freshman Caroline Weber rounded out the Varsity 5 with a good start to her high school career. The Lady Lancers lost 17-44.

 Norton's lead runner, Corina Jurccyk
 Senior Captain Allison Alioto
Senior Captain Brittany Alioto 

Norton will contest Bellingham at Bellingham next Wednesday at 3:30. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back athletes, parents, and fans!  What a year for Norton last year!  The Norton Lancer boys spring track team took home their first ever Tri-Valley League title.  Congrats to those boys!  That was a lot of hard work for many years to get to that point.  Where does it start though? With the cross country team in the fall setting the stage for the distance team that runs year round into winter track and then spring.

The Norton cross country team has already had its share of challenges in the pre-season with no locker rooms.  With the high school renovation going on, they girls and boys have to get creative with their training.  Also, the team was forced to come up with a new course this year that will now start behind the high school and will be a hybrid of the last two courses Norton has had. Attached is the new course that will be 2.59 miles in length. (Thank you to the captains and artist Eric Sanford for their help with the course).

Both teams are eager to start the regular season and we all are very excited for another great season.  Keep checking back to the site after meets for updates scores.  Thanks to everyone who is a part of Norton cross country and track and field for all of your support!

~Coach Taylor~