Norwich downs Oneonta, moves to secure division title and prepares for REK

NORWICH – Norwich boys Track and Field earned a double win over the visiting Oneonta Yellowjackets this past Tuesday, May 3,

The boys would throttle a depleted Oneonta roster when they earned the win at 110-30; while the girls would also secure the win by a much closer margin at 73-68.

“We have some veterans on the team who are stepping up and always have. They are really showing a great example for younger girls that are coming up,” said Norwich Track Coach Shaun Horan.



The girls side would earn the win as a team over the Yellowjackets in a showing of depth, earning many second and third place finishes to secure the extra points to ultimately gain the 5-point win.

It was Nicole Jeffrey, Emily Shattuck, Savannah Williams, Hailey Collabeli, Katelyn Shaver and Kara Evans who would step up to earn some first place finishes in the meet, having only nine events end in Norwich's favor.

Shattuck would avenge her close loss in the 100 meter dash by defeating the same girl in the 200 meter dash by a mere .1 of a second to run a :28.

Shattuck also tied her seasons best in the long jump when she managed a 16'7” jump.

Nicole Jeffrey stepped up in a huge way for the Tornado to earn wins in the 1500 meter run, 800 meter run, and 3000 meter run. Posting times of 5:38.1, 2:36, and 12:29.3 respectively.

Hailey Collabeli managed a solid run in the 400 meter dash for the win when she ran a solid time of 1:09.3.

Williams impressed at the high jump pit when she cleared a 4'8” for the win.

While Norwich's throwers who always perform well, stayed consistent and earned wins with Shaver taking the Shot Put with a throw of 31'6”, and Kara Evans claiming the Discus with a throw of 98'8”.

“It is incredible to see what they are doing. We knew it would be a tough season for the girls coming in, but right now we are still undefeated in our division. At this point, Oneonta beat Chenango Forks so the worst we can do is tie for the division title. Oneonta beat them by 5-points, we just beat Oneonta by 5-points. So next week against Forks is for the division title,” said Horan.


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