ACKLEY LEADS WAVERLY TO 3-1 FINISH
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 14, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly, led by first-place finisher senior Nate Ackley, and
Tioga, led by junior Thomas Hurd, each had two finishers in the top 10,
but SVEC won the five-team IAC boys cross country meet here at the
SVEC had 26 placement points to go 4-0, while Waverly was 3-1 with 42 points, Tioga was 2-2 with 55 points, and Marathon and Whitney Point both fielded incomplete teams.
Ackley clocked in at 19:06.4 — 18 seconds ahead of runner-up Jonathan Garrison of SVEC, while Hurd finished in fifth in 20:32.7, Waverly senior Gavin Schillmoeller was seventh in 21:01.5, and Tioga freshman Andrew Earley was ninth in 21:04.6.
Waverly seniors Sam VanDyke (21:06.3) and Matt Atanasoff (21:08.7) finished 11th and 12th, respectively, and sophomore Brayden Hurd was 16th in 23:30.7.
Tioga freshman Isaiah Fore finished 13th in 21:31.2, while senior Colt Herrala was 23rd in 26:02.6, and senior Will Slater (27:26.8), sophomore Casey Herrala (26:02.6), senior Zander Whitmore (28:43.3), and senior Jack Cary (29:15.8) finished 26th through 29th, respectively.
Tioga’s Reed Cook was 34th in 42:51.2.
Chase Hine and Finn Williams finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead the Wolverines in the boys modified race, while Owen Seaver finished eighth to lead Tioga.
Hine clocked in at 10:56.2 on the 1.5-mile course, while Williams finished in 11:36.2, and Seaver crossed the finish line in 12:46.0.
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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.