Lady Tornado battling through injuries, places third
VESTAL – The Section IV Track and Field Class B Championships were moved up a day due to a schedule change but that did not effect the Norwich track and field teams from competing like they have all season – dominating the track each and every meet.
The Norwich boys team made it three sectional championships in a row with the crushing victory over the rest of the Class B field, winning by 107 points. The Tornado boys finished with a total of 186 points with the second-place team hailing from Owego came away with 79 points.
While the girls team is battling a few injuries, Norwich did not capture the Class B title. However, after focusing on the individual performances, the Lady Tornado finished third in the standings with 85 points.
Eric Conant and David Berger, two of Norwich’s top sprinters on the squad, came away with a 1-2 finish in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes to combine for 36 of their team’s points.
Conant raced across the finish line in the 100 meter event to a time of 11.1 – the third fastest time run by the sprinter this season – to beat the rest of the finalists. Berger was on his heels for length of the race as he finished seven-hundredths behind his teammate.