WHEELER PACES WAVERLY IN THIRD-PLACE FINISH AT DIVISION 2 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 17, 2020 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
ITHACA — Junior Caden Wheeler logged Waverly’s only win, and helped the Wolverines to a third-place finish here Friday night in the Section IV, Division 2 Indoor Track & Field Class Championships at Ithaca College.
Dryden won the team title with 98.5 points, while Lansing was second with 79, Waverly tallied 67, fourth-place Trumansburg had 53 points, and fifth-place Delhi had 37 points.
Wheeler won the long jump with a mark of 21-feet, 7-inches, and sophomore Sam VanDyke was 25th with a leap of 17-feet, 1/2-inches.
Wheeler finished fourth in the 300-meter dash in a time of 37.82 seconds, and 8th-grader Ralph Johnson was 20th in 40.75 seconds.
The foursome of juniors Collin Wright and Jayden Rose, sophomore Nate Ackley, and senior Brandon Bubniak teamed to finish fourth in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:17.99.
Johnson finished sixth in the 55-meter dash in 6.89 seconds
Rose finished seventh in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:51.99, and sophomore Nate Ackley was 12th in 2:57.52.
Wright finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run in a time off 10:20.38, and sophomore Gavin Schillmoeller was 21st in 12:35.02. Wright finished 11th in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:56.72, and Ackley was 12th in 5:00.17.
The quartet of Rose, Bubniak, sophomore Matt Atanasoff, and VanDyke finished eighth in the 1,600-meter relay in a time 4:01.2, while the foursome of Johnson, Wheeler, Vandyke, and freshman John Price teamed to finish ninth in the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:44.45.
Bubniak finished 15th in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:34.06, and Atanasoff was 29th in 1:49.87.
Junior Skyler Dengler finished 18th in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.65 seconds.
Sophomore Hunter Elston finished 21st in the weight throw with a toss of 27-feet, 10 1/2-inches. He was 29th in the shot put with a heave of 27-feet, 6-inches.
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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.