Norwich Track And Field Teams Compete At STAC Championship
Published: May 20th, 2022
By: Morgan Golliver

JOHNSON CITY– On Wednesday, the Norwich boys and girls track and field teams participated in the 2022 STAC Championship held in Johnson City.

For the girls, Corning earned a first place finish with a dominant 110.33 points while Norwich finished in ninth place with a steady 33 points.

It was tough for Norwich to place in each event. Shakira Alexander achieved the lone first place finish for the Purple Tornado in the Shot Put (35-11.50) with 10 points.

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Lexi Slate followed in second place (32-10.50) picking up eight points. Slate also earned second place in the discus throw (92-08) with Alexander coming in third (92-03).

Olivia Schiraldi made the top-10 with a sixth place finish in the High Jump, just missing earning a point (4-06.00). Annie Boland finished in seventh in the 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:04.74.

Robyn Diehl finished tenth in the pole vault event with a score of 6-00.00, which tied other athletes.

For the boys, Corning excelled with 148 points while Norwich came in sixth with 33 points.

Holden Ryan placed third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.69 seconds. Teammate Richard Fuller finished in fourth place in the 400 meter dash (51.99 seconds) earning four team points.

Makaio Sutton finished within the top-10 with an eighth place finish in the 3200 meter run

(10:35.80). Gabe Decker also earned eighth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.31.

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A team of Fuller, Decker, Gage Titsworth, and Anthony Ragonese earned fourth place in the 4x400 relay (3:41.79) while Norwich placed second in the 4x800 relay.

In the high jump, Lucas Craddock tied for third with two other athletes (5-08.00) while Jerell Stokes and Ragonese tied for ninth place in the long jump event (18-04.25).

Craddock also achieved fifth place in the triple jump (39-04.50) as Ragonese earned sixth (38-08.75). Norwich’s Alek Smietana placed ninth in the boys discus throw (103-00).