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.

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