Norwich second at NY-PA Invitational

NY-PA Invitational

WINDSOR – Norwich’s preseason goals may indeed be attainable after the boys’ track and field team placed second at the 23-team NY-PA Invitational at Windsor High School Saturday.

The Tornado boys totaled 52 points, well back of Vestal, but still an impressive season-opening performance. Tornado coach Paul Sims admitted he was a little surprised by his team’s high finish. “We were about to leave, and the Windsor coach told us not to,” Sims said. “He said that we finished second.”

Norwich marked down a STAC Central Division title as one goal, and a Class B team title as the other. Those aspirations now seem plausible since the Tornado just beat nearly every Section IV Class B contender. “We haven’t won a Class B title since 1984,” Sims said. “What we did on Saturday, I think we now have a legitimate shot at it. This gives us a bit of momentum and gets us pumped up for the season.”

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