RECORD-SETTING ATANASOFF WINS TWO MEDALS, INCLUDING BRONZE, AT STATE MEET
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | March 7, 2020
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 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.
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.