Alexander And Sutton Break Tornado Indoor Records At DiMao Invitational
Published: December 16th, 2021
By: Robert Jeffrey

HAMILTON- Purple Tornado athletes Shakira Alexander and Zander Sutton each broke an NHS indoor track school record on Tuesday December 14th at the John DiMao Memorial Invitational held at Colgate University. Shakira Alexander broke her own record in the girls’ varsity weight throw with a performance of 35 feet and 1 inch to place second overall. In addition to breaking a school record, Alexander placed first in the girls’ varsity shot put with a throw of 32 feet 1.5 inches, Norwich teammate Lexi Slate finished second with a throw of 32 feet .50 inches.

Zander Sutton broke the 500m race school record, formerly held by NHS graduate Nic Barber, in a time of 1:14.18; placing third on the evening.

Filling out the remainder of the Purple’s performance was Annie Boland’s sixth place finish in the girls 1500m run in a time of 6:15.52. Makaio Sutton finished first in the boys 1500m race in a time of 4:33.12 and teammate Drew Brooks finished in a time of 4:45.85 to place fourth. Brooks also earned a fourth place finish in the 8000m run in a time of 2:22.10. Richard Fuller placed fourth for NHS in the boys 45m sprint in a time of 6.25 seconds.

The team of Fuller, Nolan Reid, Makaio Sutton and Zander Sutton placed second in the Distance Medley Relay in a time of 12:01.92, finishing just three seconds behind Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s winning time of 11:58.20.

Harrison Matlack-Grey finished second in shot put with a throw of 35 feet 8 inches with teammate Hunter Wenzel finishing in fifth in the event with a throw of 33 feet 7.5 inches.

Rounding out the meeting for the Tornado was Robyn Diehl who placed third in the pole vault- clearing 7 feet in the event.

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Norwich is back in action this weekend when they travel to SUNY Cortland on Saturday December 18th.