WAVERLY HANDS LANSING FIRST LOSS; PACED BY QUAD-WINNER VASCOE
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 23, 2021 | Photo courtesy Lori Vascoe
WAVERLY — Senior Delaney Vascoe won four events to lead Waverly to a
99-86 win over previously-unbeaten Lansing here Thursday afternoon in IA
girls swimming action.
Seniors Lourden Benjamin and Willow Sharpsteen, and 8th-grader Mira Kittle were triple-winners for the Lady Wolverines, who improve to 3-1 on the season.
Vascoe won the 500-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 6:13.39, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was third in a personal-best time of 7:13.16.
Vascoe also won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:23.66.
Vascoe, Benjamin, Sharpsteen, and Kittle teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a season-best time of 2:07.93.
Vascoe teamed with DeSisti, 8th-grader Liz Robinson, and senior Nicole Bunke to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in a season-best time of 4:28.65.
Kittle won the 100-yard backstroke in a personal-best time of 1:09.53.
Benjamin won the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 2:21.88. Bunke finished sixth with a season-best time of 2:46.32.
Sharpsteen won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:41.41, and Robinson was third in a personal-best time of 2:54.86 seconds.
The foursome of Benjamin, Sharpsteen, Kittle and DeSisti won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:53.67.
Junior Josie VanDyke won the 1-meter diving competition with 170.25 points, which places her No. 7 on Waverly’s all-time list. Junior Natalie Garrity was second with 143.2 points.
Kittle finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.2 seconds, and DeSisti was third in 28.75 seconds.
Sharpsteen finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:13.47, and Robinson was fourth in a personal-best time of 1:20.99.
DeSisti finished second in the 100-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 1:02.41, and Benjamin was third in 1:03.4.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Whitney Point.
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.