WAVERLY FALLS TO NEWARK VALLEY
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 30, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly had four double-winners, but Newark Valley won 12 of
17 events in a 99-35 win here Friday in IAC South Large School track
& field action.
Sophomores Natalie Garrity, Kennedy Westbrook, and Abigail Knolles, and senior Gabby Picco won two events apiece, and junior Olivia Nittinger notched the Lady Wolverines’ only other win in the season opener.
Garrity won the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.47 seconds, and 8th-grader Addison Westbrook was third in 15.11 seconds.
Kennedy Westbrook won the 200-meter dash in 28.91 seconds, and Knolles finished third in 31.13 seconds.
Garrity, Knolles, Kennedy Westbrook and Picco teamed to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 57.23 seconds.
Knolles, Addison Westbrook, Picco, and Kennedy Westbrook teamed to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:47.69.
NIttinger won the pole vault, clearing bart at 6-feet, 6-inches.
Eighth-grader Harper Minaker was second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:46.57.
Kennedy Westbrook finished third in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 8 1/2-inches, and Picco finished third in the high jump at 3-feet.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Thomas A. Edison.
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.