RECORD-SETTING ATANASOFF WINS TWO MEDALS, INCLUDING BRONZE, AT STATE MEET (

By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | March 7, 2020

 
RECORD-SETTING ATANASOFF WINS TWO MEDALS, INCLUDING BRONZE, AT STATE MEET (
 

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Waverly senior Mike Atanasoff capped a brilliant high school career with two more record-setting performances and a pair of state medals Saturday at the New York State Swimming & Diving Championships here at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

“Mike Atanasoff is the fastest swimmer in the history of the IAC, and in the top three all-time in Section IV,” said Waverly coach Dave Mastrantuono.

Atanasoff won a bronze medal in the 50-yard freestyle in a new school-record and IAC-record time of 21.1 seconds. He eclipsed his own records of 21.29 seconds, which he set earlier this season.

The third-place finish equals the best state place-finish in school history, matching Pat Fell's bronze medal performance in the 200-yard freestyle in 2001.

Atanasoff also won a sixth-place medal in the 100-yard freestyle in a new school-record and IAC-record time of 46.61 seconds, eclipsing his own records of 46.97 seconds, which he set earlier this season. He finished 11th in the Federation, which also includes Catholic school and prep school competitors.

“Mike had a great season, and a great career,” said Mastrantuono.

 

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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.