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:


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! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Boys XC Makes History & Clinches at Least a Share of the Tri-Valley League Title with 22-35 Win Over the Holliston Panthers: Boys Move to 9-0 on the Season with 1 Meet Left!

A very special and historic congratulations to the Norton boys cross country team who ran the best race of their season today to clinch at least a share of the TVL title with ONE meet to go!  The boys took home the victory with a win over Holliston 22-35!  The boys move to 9-0 (8-0 TVL) on the season and stay undefeated!!

This is the first time in TVL history Norton has won a Tri-Valley League Championship in cross country! Congrats to the varsity boys of senior captain Billy Sullivan, Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn, Max Marcotte, Eric Sanford, Joey Annand, Mike Travers, Parker Cleathero, & Nate DiOrio for bringing home a championship to Norton!

Billy Sullivan took home the victory for the Lancers clocking a 15:03 over the 2.85 mile course good for 1st place overall and a 5:17 per mile pace!! Congrats on such an incredible PR Billy! 13 boys were able to attain PR's in today's race including a HUGE PR by freshman Joey Annand who ran a 5:37 pace good for 6th from Norton!

On the girls side, the Panthers got the best of them 23-38.  Anya DiLorenzo placed first for Norton and second overall.  Corina Jurczyk placed second for Norton and third overall.

Norton will go to the MSTCA Twilight Meet this Saturday in their first state level competition.  Norton then comes back to TVL competition in their last meet of the duel meet season versus Medway away next Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Norton Girls Achieve Most Wins in TVL History; XC Boys Stay Perfect and Move to 8-0 with 20-43 Victory Over the Mohawks!

Congrats to the Norton girls & boys cross country teams who beat MILLIS today in their inaugural race (this is the first season in TVL history Millis has been a part of the TVL)!  The girls have already achieved their best record ever already in the TVL at 5-2!  Anya DiLorenzo won the race with Senior Corina Jurczyk coming in second for Norton on Senior day.  Caroline Weber and Sarah Anderson took 5th and 6th in the 24-33 victory. Rounding out the top 5 for Lancers was Karoline Weber.

The boys beat Millis 20-43 with seniors Nate DiOrio, Billy Sullivan, and Max Marcotte coming in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for Norton respectively and fittingly on Senior day.   The boys undefeated season moves to 8-0 (7-0 TVL) on the season with 2 meets left. 

The top 8 boys were under 6:00 minute pace with senior Nate DiOrio leading the pack with a 5:52 pace!

Among both teams there were many PR's: 14 on the boys side & 9 on the girls side! 

Norton cross country takes on Holliston away next Wednesday to try to secure at least a tie for the TVL championship!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Norton Girls Make History by Beating Westwood for the First Time in Program History 28-29! Boys Move to 7-0 and Stay Undefeated with Perfect Score 15-50 versus the Wolverines!

Norton & Westwood teams prep for race start!
A HUGE congrats to the Norton girls cross country program who defeated the Westwood Wolverines for the first time in Tri-Valley League history.  They beat them with the closest possible score in  cross country: 28-29!  Congrats to the varsity runners who held off a slew of Westwood runners (22 to be exact) as we took 1st (Anya DiLorenzo with a personal record) and 2nd overall (Corina Jurczyk with a huge PR pace), and 6th (Caroline Weber with a huge PR) and 7th overall (Sarah Anderson with a huge PR)!! You all ran so great today and I am VERY proud of you, as is the boosters and the school!
The Starting Line - Norton vs Westwood
On the boys side, the Norton boys crushed the Wolverines who did run with the perfect cross county score of 15-50.  The "Fierce Five" of Billy Sullivan, Max Marcotte, Mike Tierney, Eric Sanford, And Chris Wrenn placed 1st - 5th with another 7 Norton runners coming in before the first Westwood runner!  Congrats to you boys on another GREAT meet and moving your undefeated record to 7-0 on the season.

Norton will next compete for the final time at home this season on SENIOR DAY against the MILLIS MOHAWKS, who are new to TVL Cross Country this year.  SENIOR DAY will be next Wednesday, October 9th.