NEWARK – The Norwich Purple Tornado girls and boys Track and Field team, along with the teams of Greene and Oxford, traveled on April 2, to the annual Red, White, Blue and Gold Track Invitational held at Newark valley high school.
The Norwich boys would ultimately come away with a second place finish as a team, out of 24 teams. The boys earned a total of 61-points, edging Dryden who sat at 59 on the day to secure the second place finish, while only being outscored on the day by invitational winners, Maine-Endwell who scored an impressive 85-points.
Norwich saw seven different entries into events garner a third place or better finish, something that helped carry them past Dryden.
The Purple Tornado saw seniors David Bernstein and Thomas Reilly exchange first and second place finishes in the Shot-Put and Discus competition.
It was Bernstein who placed first in the Discus at the invitational with a throw of 144'07.00", while Reilly trailed slightly earning him a second place finish with a throw of 137'01.00".
While in the Shot-Put, it was Reilly who would walk away as the top thrower after he launched a throw of 45'10.00", followed by Bernstein this time in second place with a throw of 44'07.25".
On the Track, it was Ben Ericksen in the Steeplechase who broke his own record, set last season at 10:56, when he battled through the elements of the day to claim the top spot, as he ran a new Norwich school-record time of 10:33.60.