In a battle of 3-0 teams, you don’t have to know a lot to realize that one of those teams have will have a loss by the end of the day. What can't be unexpected is how said win is achieved.
“The field really stepped it up. The jumps went crazy,” Norton boys’ head coach Kent Taylor said.
The Lancers only gave up six points in the throws during the 94-39 thrashing of the previously underfeated Holliston Panthers. Cameron Chisholm was the only win in the throws for the Panthers with a 45 foot throw in the shotput. Steve Hudson came in second for the Lancers with a throw of 43’8 1/2. Paul Schleicher won the discus with a throw of 127’1 while Joe Colley took the javelin with a throw of 147’5 feet.
The Lancers did more damage in the distance events as the Panthers could only earn two third place finishes in the 800, mile and two mile. Max Marcotte had a solid day with a win in the mile (5:00.8) followed up by a second place finish in the two mile (11:04.1). Billy Sullivan took the two mile with a time of 10:43.4
Mason Rouillard led the Norton sweep in the 800 with a time if 2:06. Brian Acker came in second and his time if 2:08.4 was fast enough to get him into the Division 4 meet at the end of the season. Tyler Anderson wrapped up the sweep with a 2:12 that was good enough for third place.
In long jump Scott Coleman punched his ticket to the Division 4 meet with a jump of 20’1 feet. Andrew Krauss of Holliston won the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.5, squeaking by Norton’s Ben Donovan identical time.
Leading for a good portion of the meet, the girls meet came down to the 4x400. With the Panthers winning with a time of 4:28.2, the Lancers not only lost the relay but the girls contest 72-64.
“It was unfortunate how close it was. It really game down to the 4x400,” Norton girls’ head coach Liza Balzarini said.
Paige Almeida was one of the bright spots on the track for the Lancers. The sprinter took first place in the 400m (63.9) and followed it up with a second place finish in the 200m (27.6).
Like their counterparts in the boys’ meet, the Lancers’ girl throwers kept them in the meet winning two out of three throwing events. Shannon O'Rourke took the shotput with a throw of 28’8 while Marisa Amato won the Javelin by throwing 84’11. The lone throwing victory for Holliston game in the discus when Carly Leonard threw 66’5 1/2.
“Our fields is one of our strongest part. Another part is our 4x100. They haven’t lost a in a meet yet,” Balzarini said.
The Lancer’s 4x100 extended their undefeated streak with a winning time of 56.2
The Panthers scored the points they needed with a pair of victories by Kylie Lorenzen in the 100 (12.7) and 200 (26.6). She also came up big win a win in the high jump (5’0)
The Lancer boys improve to 4-0 while the Lancer girls are now 1-3.
Norton will enjoy a spring break free of competition, but return to action against Bellingham April 24.