WAVERLY FALLS AT SOUTHERN CAYUGA, 49-4
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 13, 2021
POPLAR RIDGE, N.Y. — Waverly jumped out to a big lead early, but
Southern Cayuga rallied for a 49-45 win here Tuesday afternoon in IAC
girls swimming & diving action.
The Lady Wolverines won the first three events, finishing 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM to take a 21-5 lead, but the Lady Chiefs rallied, eventually tying the meet with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The meet remained tied through the next two events, and Southern Cayuga won the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay to clinch the victory.
Juniors Willow Sharpsteen and Lourden Benjamin were triple-winners to lead Waverly, and junior Delaney Vascoe was a double-winner.
Sharpsteen won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:25.87, and Mara Callear finished second in 2:30.81. Sharpsteen also won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:13.24, and Elizabeth Robinson was third in 1:36.12.
Benjamin won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:37.06, and Robinson was second in 3:08.73 She also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:10.94
Benjamin, Vascoe, Sharpsteen, and Sophia Desisti teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:12.56.
Vascoe won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:24.33.
DeSisti finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.9 seconds, and Callear was second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:39.88.
Vascoe finished third in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:06.12.
Waverly closes out the 2021 season Saturday at the IAC Championships at Watkins Glen.
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.