Track and Field
Norwich 116, Owego 25
NORWICH – Norwich moved one win away from capturing its first boys’ track and field STAC division title in over 15 years blitzing Owego Tuesday afternoon.
Coming off a sixth straight REK Invitational team title, the Tornado had no let up for an overmatched Indians team. Patrick Taylor won three field events – the long jump, triple jump, and high jump. Not only did Norwich win every field event, it swept the top three places in each one except the pole vault. Owego managed a third-place finish in the pole vault. “We have some big meets coming down the road, and we’re trying to keep the fire going,” said Norwich boys coach Paul Sims. “One of our team goals was to win a division title, and we can do that next week against Johnson City.”
Morgan Crawford won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Matt Murray had a personal-best 2:01.5 to win the 800 meters, Jon Foulds matched his low time winning the 110-meter hurdles (15.5) Max Morse captured the pole vault, and Kegan Levesque swept the discus and shot put. Norwich also won all three relays with ease.
On the girls’ side, Cleo Daoud had four total victories and Lexi Perez finished with three in a 94-45 loss to the Indians. Daoud was first in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races, while Perez took the long jump and high jump. Perez and Daoud teamed with Mia Stevens and Sydney Chaffee to win the 400-meter relay.
“In certain events, Owego definitely had a lot more depth than us,” Sims said of the girls’ side of the meet.
The Indians swept the 800-, 1,500-, and 3,000-meter races to create a huge bulge in the final scoring.
3,200m relay: (N), 8:40.6, Nuri Harper, Max Morse, Nate Ashton, Matt Murray. 110m hurdles: (N) Jon Foulds, 15.5. 100m: (N) Morgan Crawford, 11.6. 400m relay: (N) 46.3. (Taylor, Turner, Favaloro, Crawford). 1,600m: (O) Jed Kovalovsky, 4:59.8. 400m: (O) David Campbell, 54.4. 400m hurdles: (O) Dylan Angulas, 57.9. 800m: (N) Matt Murray, 2:01.5. 200m: (N) Crawford, 24.5. 3,200m; Scott Steward (O), 10:52.6. 1600m relay: (N), 3:38.5 (David Layman, C. Turner, M. Morse, M. Murray. Long jump: (N) Patrick Taylor, 20-6. High jump: (N) Taylor, 5-6. Triple jump: (N) Taylor, 41-2. Pole Vault: (N) Morse, 9-6. Shot put: (N) Kegan Levesque, 39-2. Discus: (N) Levesque, 98-0.