Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Norton Boys Get Best Record Ever in TVL at 7-3 with Senior Day Win Over Holliston 22-34! Boys get 12/22 PR's while girls get 6/9 PR's!!

A very special congratulations to the Norton boys cross country team who achieved the best record they have ever had in the Tri-Valley League at 7-3. 

After coming off a bye week and a fantastic week of training, the Norton boys got their 7th win of the season with the help of 4 runners going sub-6:00 pace.  Billy Sullivan was the leader for the Lancers with a 5:39 pace, with Max Marcotte (5:42 pace) and Mike Tierney (5:42 pace) right behind him.  Coming in 4th for the Lancers with a big PR was senior captain Cam Eisnor with a 5:53 pace.  Closing out the top 5 for the Lancers was senior captain Mason Rouillard. 

The boys won the meet 22-34.  The boys were running for their respected captains today: Cam Eisnor, Mason Rouillard, and Nick Skotny.

The following athletes got PR's on the day:
-Chris Alves
-Noah Beauchamp
-Alex Carignan
-Cam Eisnor
-Ryan Gill
-Troy Parker
-Camden Cleathero
-Parker Cleathero
-Eric Sanford
-Nick Skotny
-Ben Skotny
-Mike Tierney
-Mike Travers

The girls followed suit with almost all the girls getting a PR today in a 49-15 loss to Holliston. Corina Jurczyk stopped the perfect score with her 7th place finish overall and personal record pace of 7:10!

The following athletes got PR's on the day:
-Laura Carlson
-Katie D'Onofrio
-Marissa Eisnor
-Corina Jurczyk
-Caroline Weber
-Rachel Wheeler

Norton wraps up the duel meet regular season with today's meet versus Holliston.  Norton will compete in the Tri-Valley League Championships next Tuesday at McCarthy Park in Medfield starting at 3:00 with the freshman race, followed by the boys varsity at 3:25, followed by girls varsity at 4:00, and finishing off with co-ed JV at 4:30!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Norton Boys Put Up Best Fight They Ever Have Against Westwood in 3rd Loss of the Season; Jurcyzk PR's While Freshman Caroline Weber Placed 2nd for Norton for the Girls!

Both the girls and boys team suffered losses today at Westwood.  The Lancers ran in the pouring rain in their longest race of the season at 3.1 miles.  The girls lost 49-15 while the boys lost a close one 25-30.  The boys finished the closest they ever have to beating Westwood in the TVL. 

Thanks to Mr. Tierney for the photos today!

Norton Placements:

3rd - Max Marcotte
4th - Billy Sullivan
5th - Mike Tierney
8th - Cam Eisnor
10th - Mason Rouillard
11th - Eric Sanford
13th - Troy Parker

7th - Corrina Jurczyk
15th - Caroline Weber
18th - Alison Alioto
21st - Brittany Alioto
22nd - Katie D'Onofrio
26th - Laura Carlson
28th - Melanie Morris

Norton will next compete in a week and a half in their last regular season competition on SENIOR DAY on Wednesday, October 24th versus HOLLISTON at home at 3:30!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Norton Boys Beat DS in a THRILLER 25-30!!

What an unbelievable meet today!  The girls had 5/9 PR's in their race while the boys had 7/22 PR's!!  The boys race was most definitely in my top 3 XC races I have ever coached!  The boys ran with heart and did everything they could to win that meet!  I could not be more proud. 
 One of the best finishes of the year!!
 Cam and Mason literally gave everything they had for the win (pictured post-run)!!
 Freshman Connor Johnson running strong!!

On the boys side, Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, and Mike Tierney did their thing running 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Norton, but it was the huge step up for Cam Eisnor (4th) and Mason Rouillard (5th) who won this meet for the Lancer boys. Only 13 seconds total was the difference with places 4th through tenth in the closest meet of the season.  Norton placed 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th while DS placed 1st, 4th, 6th, 9th, and 10th.  As a spectator, after the top four came in it was a tie (DS 1+4=5) (Norton 2+3=5), which brought it all down to 6th-10th who again, all finished within 11 seconds of each other!!

The top 5 Norton boys ran a sub 6:00 pace for the victory (one of our season goals!). 

Congrats to the boys for tying the most wins we have ever had in cross country since joining the Tri-Valley league at 6-2 (including non-league)!  Just one more win and we will officially have the best season cross country has ever had since joining the Tri-Valley League! 

On the girls side, freshman phenom Caroline Weber placed 3rd overall for the Lancers, right behind senior captain Alison Alioto with a phenomenal run.  Corrina Jurczyk was Norton's first runner and prevented DS (last year's state champs) from a perfect score.  Rounding out 4th and 5th for the Lady Lancers was senior captains Brittany Alioto and Katie D'Onofrio.

 Junior and first Norton finisher Corrina Jurczyk
 Senior Captain Allison Alioto sprints to the finish.
My Seniors :o)

Norton will next compete away versus Westwood next Wednesday, October 10th.