STREETER QUALIFIES FOR STATES WITH RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE; FIRST WAVERLY DIVER IN 25 YEARS TO PUNCH TICKET TO STATES

By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | February 20, 2020

 
STREETER QUALIFIES FOR STATES WITH RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE; FIRST WAVERLY DIVER IN 25 YEARS TO PUNCH TICKET TO STATES
 

ENDWELL — Waverly senior Gage Streeter was not ready for his high school career to come to an end, and he kept it going in record-setting and dramatic fashion.

The Wolverine diver scored more than 100 points on his final two dives to end the 1-meter diving competition with 454.85 points, surpassing the State cut of 450 and qualifying for States at the Section IV Diving Championships here Thursday afternoon at Maine-Endwell High School.

In the process, Streeter, who finished second on the day, broke his own school record of 449.6 points, which he set here last year. It was a bittersweet record last year as Streeter missed the state cut of 450 by just 0.4 points.

After nine dives Thursday, Streeter had 350.5 points. On his 10th dive, he scored 51.5 points to up his total to 402.

On his final dive, a forward 2 1/2-summersault, Streeter needed scores of at least 7, 7, and 6 from the three judges. He scored 7.5, 7.5, and 7 to pass the state cut, and qualify for States.
 
Streeter is the first Waverly diver to qualify for States since 1995.


Streeter will now compete at the New York State Championships March 6-7 at the Nassau Cunty Aquatic Center on Long Island.

 

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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.