Monday, September 29, 2014

KATIE BRADLEY Finishes 1st Place Overall in the Freshman Race at MSTCA Invite!!!

Congrats to Katie Bradley who made her mark at the state level this past Saturday winning the freshman 3000 meter race at the MSTCA invite.  She solidifies her rank as one of the top 2 freshman distance harriers in the state of Massachusetts!  Congrats Katie.

Other placements on the day included:

Boys Varsity 5k Race: 
16th Overall - Mike Tierney - 17:41
18th Overall - Chris Wrenn - 17:47
21st Overall - Joey Annand - 17:54

Girls Freshman 3K Race: 
1st Overall - Katie Bradley - 11:51
18th Overall - Meg Nichols - 13:52

Norton next competes this Wednesday at Ashland State Park against the Ashland Clockers.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Norton Seniors SHINE on Senior Day With Victory Over the Bellingham Blackhawks!

Norton senior girls Laura Carlson, Mel Morris, & Marissa Eisnor
Norton senior boys Benjamin Skotny, Sean Eykel, Tony Chen, Eric Sanford, Mike Tierney, Noah Beauchamp, Troy Parker, & Mike Travers
Congrats to the Norton seniors on senior day for their victory over the Bellingham Blackhawks.  The Norton girls brought home the victory 21-40 taking places 2-5 and 7-9.  The girls now move to 3-1 on the season. 

Lead by senior captain Mike Tierney, the Norton boys took the victory in their final home meet  of the season 16-47.  The boys stay undefeated at 4-0.  The boys secured places 1-4 and 5&6.

Girls Varsity Placements: 
2nd - Katie Bradley
3rd - Anya DiLorenzo
4th - Caroline Weber
5th - Kambrynn Bowman
7th - Sarah Anderson
8th - Meg Nichols
9th - Calie Shea

Boys Placements: 
1st - Mike Tierney
2nd - Chris Wrenn
3rd - Joey Annand
4th - Parker Cleathero
6th - Mike Travers
7th - Eric Sanford
8th - Tom LeClaire

Norton will next compete at the MSTCA Invite the Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon at the Wrentham Developmental Center.

Senior Captain Mel Morris crosses the finish line
Norton's 1-2-3 punch of Mike Tierney, Chris Wrenn, & Joey Annand
The start of the girls race; Katie Bradley in front with Bellingham competitor Sarah Edwards

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:

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

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


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

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 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!