GREENSBORO, NC – Norwich high school freshman, Eric Conant, a long jumper and sprinter on the varsity outdoor track and field team, has made the trip with his family to North Carolina for the New Balance Outdoor Track and Field National Tournament.
Conant, who posted a stellar 2016 freshman season with the Tornado, would make his way to the state qualifier meet held in Vestal earlier this year, in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, as well as the long jump and his 4x100 team.
However, while in Vestal would fall short of his admitted goals, failing to pick up a qualifying jump or time to continue on to the New York State Championship.
Conant would however be granted an additional chance at reaching some goals, as his best jump in the long jump during the 2016 season of 19’4” has qualified him for a spot in the Outdoor Nationals Championships for freshman.
“I didn’t think I’d make it, I honestly thought he (Norwich Head Coach Shaun Horan) was messing with me at first,” said Conant. “He came up to me in school and said ‘hey guess what, you made it for freshman nationals’. I was like ‘are you serious?’”