JOHNSON, CHANDLER, MINAKER PACE WAVERY'S EFFORTS AT BOMBER INVITATIONAL
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 5, 2021
ITHACA — Sophomore Ralph Johnson logged Waverly's only win, and sophomore Micah Chandler had three top-four finishes to pace Waverly's efforts here Sunday afternoon at the season-opening Bomber Invitational at Ithaca College.
Johnson won the 55-meter dash in 6.86 seconds, and Chandler was fourth in 7.19 seconds.
Johnson finished third in the 300-meter run in a time of 39.17 seconds, and senior John Price was 12th in 44.6 seconds.
Chandler finished third in the 55-meter hurdles in 10.36 seconds. Chandler also finished third in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 5 1/2-inches.
Senior Hunter Elston was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 28-feet, 7 1/4-inches.
Senior Sam VanDyke finished seventh in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:38.35, and freshman Ethan Gorsline was 16th in 2:06.04.
Senior Gavin Schillmoeller was ninth in the 1,500-meter run in 5:30.67.
The 1,600-meter relay foursome of Johnson, Price, Schillmoeller, and VanDyke finished second in a time of 4:11.67.
Freshman Harper Minaker finished second in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 12:22.3, and 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline finished second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:43.43 to pace the Lady Wolverines.
Eighth-grader Mira Kittle placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 11.09 seconds, and freshman Kiley Stillman finished fourth in the high jump at 4-feet, 4-inches.
Junior Kelsey Ward finished fourth in the 600-meter run in a time of 2:00.66, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was 14th in 2:33.77.
Junior Natalie Garrity finished eighth in the 55-meter dash in a time of 8.42 seconds. She also finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 13-feet, 11-inches, and Ward was 11th at 11-feet, 10-inches.
Kittle finished ninth in the 300-meter run in 54.37 seconds, and freshman Kendal Shaffer was 10th in 54.48 seconds.
Junior Josie VanDyke was 11th in the 1,500-meter run in 6:31.37.
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.