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WHEELER, ATANASOFF LEAD WAVERLY TO LOPSIDED WIN OVER DRYDEN; KEEFER EARNS 100TH CAREER WIN

WHEELER, ATANASOFF LEAD WAVERLY TO LOPSIDED WIN OVER DRYDEN; KEEFER EARNS 100TH CAREER WIN

By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 14, 2020

 

DRYDEN — Senior Mike Atanasoff and sophomore Kaden Wheeler were quad-winners, and junior Ryan Bennett was a triple-winner to lead unbeaten Waverly to a 140-32 win over Dryden here Tuesday afternoon in IAC boys swimming action.

Junior Collin Keefer hit a key milestone with his 100th career win, while freshmen Jerrell Sackett and Simon Stevens each registered their first varsity win as the Wolverines won 11 of 12 events to improve to 8-0 on the season.

Wheeler led a sweep in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:14.88, while freshman Ryan Clark was second in 2:35.67, and junior Dillon Madigan was third in 2:35.96.

Wheeler won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 56.71 seconds, and senior Nick Janzen was second in 58.35 seconds.

Atanasoff led a sweep in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:47.47, while Ryan Clark was second in 6:33.07, and Janzen was third in 6:54.11.

Atanasoff led a sweep in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:00.04, while Bennett was second in 1:19.22, and senior Brandon Clark was third in 1:25.82.

Wheeler teamed with Bennett, Lee, and Stevens to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:47.72.

Wheeler, Atanasoff, senior Josh Lee, and Ryan Clark teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:54.45.

Atanasoff teamed with Bennett, Keefer, and Brandon Clark to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:02.81.

Bennett led a sweep in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:04.13, while Keefer was second in 2:07.5, and Brandon Clark was third in 2:15.97.

Keefer, a double-winner, won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:07.65, and Madigan was second in 1:08.65.

Sackett won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.81 seconds, while freshman Oscar Williams was second in 25.86 seconds, and junior Max Pan was third in 27.84 seconds.

Senior Gage Streeter won the 1-meter diving competition with 232.4 points, and Sackett was second with 125.4 points.

Pan finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:19.32, and Williams was third in 1:21.09.

Waverly returns to action Thursday when it hosts Lansing.

MODIFIED
Waverly 52, Dryden 46
Brayden Hurd was a double-winner, and Riley Pipher also earned an individual win to lead Waverly to a 52-46 win over Dryden Tuesday in IAC boys modified swim action.

Hurd won the 50-yard freestyle in 37.3 seconds, and Paxton Grover was second in 37.63.

Hurd and Grover teamed with Nate Peters, and Ben Norton-Lantz to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 2:52.2.

Hurd and Grover finished 2-3 in the 100-yard freestyle. Hurd clocked in at 1:31.12, and Grover touched in 1:32.46.

Pipher won the 1-meter diving competition with 67.7 points. He was second in the 50-yard breaststroke in a time of 50.83 seconds.

Jace Sindoni finished second in the 50-yard backstroke in a time of 1:00.56.

 

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Tim Birney

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.

 

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