NORWICH – The Norwich Tornado Track and Field boys and girls teams both walked away with wins over the visiting Chenango Valley Warriors when they came to town on Tuesday, April 19.
The boys would earn the team win over Chenango Valley 106-35, as they would subsequently win 14 of the potential 17 events, with many second and third place finishes as well.
“It turned out really well, it was a good day for us overall,” said Norwich head coach Shaun Horan.
Sophomore for Norwich Zach Race took advantage of the warm weather when he earned individual wins in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. The 200 meter dash saw Race earn the win with a time of 23.4 seconds, however, it was the 100 meter dash that really highlighted Race's speed on the track when he bolted to a 10.9 second win.
This 10.9 second 100 meter dash is a mere .1 second off of the Norwich school record that was set in 1992 by Jason Morris who ran a 10.8.
The 4x100 meter relay of Zach Race, David Berger, Connor Nial, and Eric Conant, won over the CV team with a time of 47.4.
Norwich swept the relays, as the 4x400 team of Connor Nial, Connor Supensky, Gabe Gawronski, and Noah Bufalini earned the win with a time of 4:05; while the 4x800 meter relay of Ben Ericksen, Gabe Gawronski, Noah Bufalini, and Chris Brown ran a 10:37 to seal the sweep in the relays for the boys.
“We subbed someone out in the 4x400 relay with like five minutes right before the race, and put Connor Nial in, he didn’t even blink and was just like 'yeah okay,' he got in their and ran his heart out,” explained Horan.