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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 11, 2021


WAVERLY — Sophomore Kennedy Westbrook won four events, and senior Collin Wright and freshman Ralph Johnson were triple-winners to lead the Waverly girls and boys to wins over Watkins Glen here Tuesday afternoon in IAC track & field action.

The Lady Wolverines won 64-15, while the Waverly boys topped the Senecas, 72-40.

Waverly 64, Watkins Glen 15

Joining Kennedy Westbrook as multiple-winners in Waverly lopsided decision over Watkins Glen were double-winners senior Gabby Picco, sophomores Abigail Knolles and Natalie Garrity, and 8th-graders Harper Minaker and Addison Westbrook.

Kennedy Westbrook led a sweep in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at 14.26 seconds, while Knolles was second in 14.31, and Garrity was third at 14.51 seconds.

Kennedy Westbrook also won the 200-meter dash in 29.49 seconds, while Knolles was second in 30.89, and freshman Paige Robinson was third in 32.97 seconds.

Knolles, Garrity, Picco and Kennedy Westbrook teamed to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 55.57 seconds.

Kennedy Westbrook, Knolles and Picco teamed with Addison Westbrook to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:47.69.

Garrity won the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 1-inch.

Addison Westbrook won the high high jump at 4-feet, 2-inches, and Picco was second at 4-feet.

Minaker won the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:27.98. She also won the 800-meter run in 2:42.88.

Robinson won the 400-meter dash in 1:10.95, and Addison Westbrook was second in 1:12.3.

Freshman Erica Ryck won the shot put with a heave of 22-feet. 1 1/2-inch.

Waverly 72, Watkins Glen 40

Aside from Collin Wright and Johnson, the only Wolverine to win more than one event in Waverly’s 72-40 win over Watkins Glen was double-winner senior Skyler Dengler.

Johnson led a sweep in the 200-meter dash in 24.21 seconds, while senior Caden Wheeler was second in 25.12 seconds, and freshman Micah Chandler was third in 25.97 seconds.

Johnson also won the 100-meter dash in 11.83 seconds.

Johnson teamed with Wheeler, Chandler, and senior Ryan Lambert to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 46.99 seconds.

Senior Collin Wright won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:43.55, and junior Gavin Schillmoeller was third in 5:31.33. Wright also won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:40.86.

Collin Wright led a sweep in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:20.44, while 8th-grader Liam Wright was second in 2:34.9, and Schillmoeller was third in 2:34.96.

Senior Skyler Dengler won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 21.09 seconds. He also won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:15.2.

Junior Sam VanDyke won the 400-meter dash in 59.41 seconds, while sophomore Treyton Moore was second in 1:02.23, and sophomore Ryan Clark was third in 1:02.78.

VanDyke was second in the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches, and Dengler was third at 4-feet, 6-inches.

Clark was second in the shot put with a heave of 31-feet 1/4-inch. He also finished second in the discus with a toss of 85-feet.

Chandler finished second in the long jump at 20-feet, and Lambert was third at 18-feet, 6 1/2-inches.

Waverly returns to action Monday at Notre Dame.


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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.