Hagenbuch leads Norwich girls to REK team title

Track and Field

NORWICH – Norwich's girls won their second invitational championship in as many weekends Friday night led by senior Morgan Hagenbuch.

Hagenbuch was named the most outstanding female athlete at the REK Invitational, hosted by the Purple Tornado. She won the 100- and 400-meter hurdles, and captured the long jump with a new meet record (16-11). Hagenbuch would have had a fourth victory in the 400-meter relay; however, the NHS team was disqualified when a handoff occurred outside of the legal zone.

Hagenbuch, a division one gymnastics recruit by Brown, has taken some of the principles of her number one sport to the track. "The rhythm and steps (from gymnastics) have transferred very well to her jumping and hurdling," said Norwich coach Shaun Horan.

Norwich spread out its top finishes with thrower Katelyn Shaver sweeping the shot put and discus; Caroline Stewart captured the triple jump, and Norwich added a comfortable victory in the 3,200-meter relay. "We have so much versatility, and that's been a real key to this team," Horan said.

Elsewhere, B-G's Katie Nolan shattered the 800-meter record by nearly three seconds winning in 2:17.60, and Sidney's Ariyahna Bernard tied the meet record in the high jump clearing 5-2.

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