SHARPSTEEN PACES WAVERLY IN SEASON-OPENING WIN OVER NOTRE DAME
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 9, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Senior Willow Sharpsteen was a four-time winner, and Waverly
won 9 of 12 events in a 106-52 season-opening win over Notre Dame here
Thursday afternoon in IAC girls swimming action.
Senior Lourden Benjamin and 8th-grader Mira Kittle were triple-winners for the Lady Wolverines, and senior Delaney Vascoe and junior Sophia DeSisti were double-winners.
Benjamin, Vascoe, Sharpsteen, and DeSisti teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:08.7, which is just 0.6 seconds off their best time in the spring season.
Kittle, Benjamin, Sharpsteen, and DeSisti teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:59.97.
Sharpsteen won the 200-yard freestyle, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was second in a personal-best time of 2:40.58.
Sharpsteen won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:15.77, and 8th-grader Lizzie Robinson was second in 1:30.75.
Eighth-grader Mira Kittle won the 50-yard freestyle in 28.43 seconds, and DeSisti was second in 28.77 seconds.
Kittle also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 1:05.4, and DeSisti was second in 1:05.42.
Benjamin won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:13.25, and junior Josie VanDyke was third in 1:25.28
Vascoe won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.0, and senior Nicole Bunke was third in 1:42.58.
VanDyke led a sweep in the 1-meter diving competition with 168.05 points, while junior Natalie Garrity was second with 147.5 points, and junior Abby Knolles was third with 127.15 seconds. All three divers had personal-best totals.
Benjamin finished second in a time of 2:45.29, and 8th-grader Lizzie Robinson was third in a personal-best time of 2:59.38.
Vascoe finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in a personal-best time 6:16.17, and Vanderhoof was third in 7:27.73.
Junior Abby Knolles (37.16 seconds in the 50 free) and sophomore Serianna French (1:43.22 in the 100 free) also had personal-best times.
Waverly returns to action Thursday when it hosts Southern Cayuga.
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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.