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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | June 2, 2021 | Photo courtesy Cristina Rossi


TRUMANSBURG — Eighth-grader Harper Minaker paced Waverly with a pair of fourth-place finishe here Wednesday at the IAC Girls Track & Field Championships.

Minaker finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:22.54. Minaker also finished fourth in 800-meter run in a time of 2:41.0.

The Lady Wolverines did have a pair of relays finish in the top three.

Waverly’s foursome of junior Abby Knolles, 8th-grader Addison Westbrook, senior Gabby Picco, and sophomore Kennedy Westbrook finished second in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:29.89.

The Waverly quartet of Knolles, sophomore Natalie Garrity, Picco, and Kennedy Westbrook finished third in the 400-meter relay in a time of 54.5 seconds, while the Tioga foursome of Walsh, Nichols, junior Kate Burrowes, and senior Jenna Smolinsky finished fourth in 55.54 seconds.

Kennedy Westbrook finished fifth in the 100-meter dash in 13.96 seconds, and her teammate, sophomore Natalie Garrity, was seventh at 14.25 seconds.

Westbrook finished sixth in the 200-meter dash in 28.65 seconds

Garrity finished sixth in he long jump with a leap of 14-feet 5 1/2-inches, and Smolinsky was eighth at 13-feet, 11 1/2-inches.

The IAC Boys Track & Field Championships is slated for Thursday at 5 p.m. at Trumansburg High School.


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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.