ATANASOFF ADVANCES TO FINALS IN 50 AND 100 FREESTYLE SPRINTS

By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | March 6, 2020

 
ATANASOFF ADVANCES TO FINALS IN 50 AND 100 FREESTYLE SPRINTS
 

LONG ISLAND — Waverly senior Mike Atanasoff advanced to Saturday’s finals in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle sprints, while senior diver Gage Streeter saw his career come to an end here Friday in Day 1 of the New York State swimming & diving championships here at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

Atanasoff posted the sixth fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 21.39 seconds, and will swim in the championship finals on Saturday. He had the third-fastest times among public school competitors.

Atanasoff will swim in the consolation finals of the 100-yard freestyle. He finished 11th in a time of 47.12 seconds.

Atanasoff is the school-record holder in the 50 free in 21.29 seconds, and the 100 free in 46.97 seconds.

Streeter, who broke the school record in a second-place finish at the Section IV meet, finished 47th in the 1-meter diving competition with a five-dive score of 151.7 points.

 

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder/owner of Valley Sports Report, which covers high school and youth sports in the Sayre and Athens, PA and Waverly and Tioga, NY school districts.

Birney, a 1988 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, spent nearly 20 years as a Sports Writer at the Daily Review and Evening/Morning Times.

He founded Valley Sports Report in August of 2009.