Norwich Breaks Two School Records At Owego
Published: May 2nd, 2012
By: Patrick Newell

Norwich breaks two school records at Owego

Evening Sun Report

Track and Field

Norwich 110, Owego 31 (boys)

Norwich 87, Owego 50 (girls)

OWEGO – Norwich sophomore Matt Murray broke a 20-year-old school record, and had a hand in shattering a 28-year-old school mark in the Tornado’s sweep of Owego Tuesday afternoon.

Murray, who just recently started running the 200-meter dash, won in 22.6 seconds to break Jason Morris’ mark of 22.7 seconds set in 1992. Murray also ran the anchor leg in the record-breaking 3,200-meter relay behind Jamie Zieno, John Mooney, and Nate Ashton. The quartet finished in 8:23.8 to break the 1984 record by nearly three seconds.

“I really didn’t expect to break the relay record tonight, I just told them to go out and beat Owego,” said Norwich coach Shaun Horan. “Owego was neck and neck with us until Matt got the baton, and even then, we didn’t beat them by much. It was a really good race.”

Ashton and Murray had four overall wins on the day. Ashton also took the 400-meter hurdles and pole vault. Murray was a winner in the 800 meters, and each athlete took part in two victorious relays.

Norwich’s girls dominated the field with one-through-three sweeps in four events.

Morgan Hagenbuch and Brooke Bonney each had two individual-event victories. “It was only a one-point difference in the track events, but Owego was missing a lot of girls in the field events,” Horan said. “That was the big difference.”

Norwich hosts the REK Invitational on Friday.


Norwich 87, Owego 50


100m hurdles: (N) Morgan Hagenbuch, 16.9; 400m hurdles: Springsteen (O), 1:09.6. 100m: Phelps (O), 13.5; 1,500m: Scott (O), 5:19.6. 400m: (N) Chaffee, 1:02.9; 800m: (N) Spittler, 2:36.1. 200m: Phelps (O), 27.6; 3,000m: Gunther (O), 11:15. 3200m relay: (O), 11:16. 400m relay: (N), Michaella Fazio, Brooke Bonney, Marysa Campbell, Marissa Mitchell, 55.1. 1,600m relay: (O), 4:33.8. Long jump: (N) Hagenbuch, 14-3. Triple jump: (N) Shelby Benjamin, 28-8. High jump: Scott (O), 4-6. Pole vault: Fazio (N), 5-0. Shot put: (N) Bonney, 33-10. Discus: (N) Bonney, 85-8.


Norwich 110, Owego 31


110m hurdles: Wolfe (O), 17.2. 400m hurdles: Nate Ashton (N), 1:00.9. 100m: (N) Taylor, 11.1. 1,600m: John Mooney (N), 4:48.8. 400m: Campbell (O), 53.5; 9800m: (N) Murray, 2:04.6; 200m: Matt Murray (N), 22.6* (breaks record of 22.7 set by Jason Morris). 3,200m: Jamie Zieno (N), 10:46.6; 3,200m relay: (N) 8:23.8* (record was 8:26.5 set in 1984). (Jamie Zieno, John Mooney, Nate Ashton, Matt Murray). 400m relay: (N), 46.7 (Jaden MacRabie, Adrian Moses, Levi Levesque, Keegan Franklin). 1,600m relay: (N) 3:43.5 (Ashton, Nuri Harper, Cameron Prime, Matt Murray). Long jump: (N) Taylor, 19-6. Triple jump: (N) Taylor, 38-8 1/2. High jump: (N) Garrett Steiber, 5-6. Pole vault: (N) Ashton, 9-0. Shot put: (N) Kegan Levesque, 39-0; Discus: (N) Nick Murray, 97-9.

*school record


Greene 20, B-G 3

BAINBRIDGE – Taylor Ellis extended her torrid hitting streak to 11 hits in 11 straight at-bats finishing 5-for-5 with seven RBI in the Trojans’ win over B-G in five innings Tuesday.

Ellis had two doubles among her hits. Winning pitcher Rebecca Hanrahan added a 4-for-5 day with five RBI, Shawn Ayers was a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs scored, and Morgan Ellis also had three hits in five trips to the plate. “We’re kind of playing a different version of small ball,” said Greene coach Rick Smith. “When we get into the power game, we pop it up a lot. We’re staying disciplined at the plate and staying solid through the hitting zone.”

B-G broke up the shutout with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Randi Conway had a two-run single. “We knew we had to get 20 runs to tie it, and that probably wasn’t going to happen,” said B-G coach Cindy Cifone. “My kids didn’t quit, and we did get three runs in the last inning.”

B-G plays at Unadilla Valley today; Greene hosts Oxford Friday.

Gre. 373 43 20 21 0

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Rebecca Hanrahan (W) and Morgan Ellis. Taylor Palmatier (L) and Megan Ferrara. Doubles: (G) Hanrahan, Taylor Ellis (2), (BG) Cassie Stafford.

Brookfield 6, Otselic Valley 2

Otselic Valley 11, Brookfield 9

SOUTH OTSELIC – Brookfield and Otselic Valley split a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon with the Vikes rallying with back-to-back five-run innings to win its game, while Brookfield erased a 2-1 deficit with four runs in the third to avenge that defeat.

Every Vikings player had at least one hit in its win with Ronnie Hines, Susan Graham, and Shelby Hillman all collecting two hits apiece. Hope Reynolds and Graham led the way with two RBI apiece.


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