WAVERLY TOPS O-M, 130-40, FOR 40TH STRAIGHT WIN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 24, 2020
WAVERLY — Paced by four quad-winners, Waverly bested Odessa-Montour, 130-40, for its 40th consecutive dual meet win here Friday afternoon in IAC boys swimming action.
The Wolverines, now 10-0, won all 12 events, paced by senior Mike Atanasoff, junior Ryan Bennett, sophomore Kaden Wheeler, and freshman Oscar Williams, who all won four events.
Atanasoff led a sweep in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:17.91, while junior Collin Keefer was second in 2:28.13, and 8th-grader Liam Wright was third in a personal-best time of 2:35.75.
Atanasoff won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:11.23, and freshman Ryan Clark was third at 1:19.07.
Bennett won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.03 seconds, and freshman Jerrell Sackett was second in a personal best time of 24.6 seconds.
Bennett also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 54.83 seconds, and senior Brandon Clark was third in 57.03 seconds.
Wheeler won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:03.48, and Keefer was second in a personal-best time of 1:08.73.
Wheeler led a sweep in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 59.28 seconds, with junior Dillon Madigan second at 1:07.49, and Ryan Clark third with a personal-best time of 1:10.45.
Williams led a sweep in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:07.65, while Madigan was second in a personal-best time of 2:10.56, and senior Nick Janzen was third in a personal-best time of 2:12.60.
Williams also led a sweep in the 500-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 5:34.27, with Wright in second at 5:54.65, and Janzen in third with a personal-best time of 6:12.27.
Atanasoff, Wheeler, Bennett, and Brandon Clark teamed to win the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:53.04
Atanasoff, Williams, Bennett, and Brandon Clark teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:41.21, and the foursome of Janzen, Sackett, Madigan, and Wright was second in 1:47.43.
Williams, Wheeler, Keefer, and Janzen teamed to win the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:59.68.
In exhibition, senior Gage Streeter won the 1-meter diving competition with 255.3 points, and Sackett was second with 145.4 points.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Southern Cayuga.
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.