Athlete of the Week: Bonnell moves to the front

Sarah Bonnell was far and away the Norwich girls’ soccer team’s leading scorer last season. Yes, she possessed ample skills to direct the ball past the keeper, but she had a weapon more dangerous to defenses than her skill: Speed.

On the basketball floor as a key reserve, again she had competent skills, but she was at her best beating opponents' defenses up and down the floor.

No, this isn’t soccer season and it definitely isn’t basketball season. Bonnell, for the third straight season, has taken her fleetness afoot to the track, and after spending the majority of her career as a runner-up, she’s stepped to the forefront as the Purple Tornado’s top sprinter this season.

Bonnell has won every race she has entered in dual meet competition this season, and is one of just a handful of Norwich girls to ever eclipse 13 seconds in the 100-meter dash – and she has done it already twice in the first month of this season.

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