DOUBLE-WINNER WRIGHT PACES WAVERLY IN THIRD-PLACE FINISH AT HURLEY SMALL SCHOOL INVITE
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 25, 2020 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
CORTLAND — Junior Collin Wright was a double-winner to lead Waverly to a third-place finish here Friday night at the Hurley Small School Indoor Track & Field Invitational at SUNY Cortland.
Lansing won the team title with 98 points, while runner-up Dryden had 76 points, Waverly tallied 59 points, and fourth-place Bainbridge-Guilford had 57 points.
Collin Wright won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10:31.64.
Wright teamed with junior Jayden Rose, sophomore Nate Ackley, and senior Brandon Bubniak to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:16.96
Rose finished second in the 1,000-meter run in a mite of 2:52.72, and Ackley was second in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:02.1.
Eighth-grader Ralph Johnson finished second in the 55-meter dash in 6.92 seconds, and freshman John Price was 19th in 7.85 seconds
Junior Skyler Dengler finished third in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.01 seconds.
Bubniak, Ackley and Rose teamed with sophomores Matt Atanasoff to finish third in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:08.73.
Bubniak finished fifth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:35.44, and Atanasoff was 12th in 1:47.9.
Johnson, Dengler, Price and sophomore Hunter Elston teamed to finish fifth in the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:49.2.
Elston finished 12th in the shot put with a heave of 29-feet, 4 1/2-inches.
Waverly returns to action Feb. 1 at SUNY Cortland.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.