WAVERLY SWEEPS TOP THREE SPOTS; GORSLINE WINS MODIFIED RACE
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 14, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Waverly swept the top three spots, but SVEC collected the next
five to earn four wins here Tuesday afternoon in IAC girls cross
SVEC had 15 placement points, while Tioga tallied 40 points to earn three wins, and Waverly, which only has four runners, Marathon, and Whitney Point fielded incomplete teams.
Freshman Harper Minaker won the race, navigating the 3-mile course in 21:49.7, while sophomore Elizabeth Vaughn was second in 23:55.8, and senior Olivia Nittinger was third in 24:58.1. Sophomore Allison Barrett finished 11 for the Lady Wolverines in 29:04.9.
Sophomore Lexy Ward led Tioga with a 12th-pace finish in a time of 29:06.2, while freshman Emily BUrrowes was 13th in 30:44.7, and senior Kate Burrowes was 14th in 30:55.9.
Freshman Broke Delmage finished 16th for the Lady Tigers in a time of 31:42.0, while senior Nicole DeBoer was 18th in 36:04.1, and sophomore Sara Burrowes was 20th in 42:32.1.
Chase Hine finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead the Wolverines in the boys modified race, while Owen Seaver finished eighth to lead Tioga.
Hine clocked in at 10:56.2 on the 1.5-mile course, while Williams finished in 11:36.2, and Seaver crossed the finish line in 12:46.0.
Waverly’s Mark Myers finished 11th in 17:12.1.
Waverly’s Lauren Gorsline won the modified girls race, while her teammate Taylor Sinsabaugh finished fifth.
Gorsline clocked in at 12:22.3, and Sinsabaugh finished in 14:55.4, and Sophie Williams was 10th in 17:20.8.
Makenna Zorn and Kendall Ward finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to lead Tioga. Born clocked in at 15:57.1, and Ward clocked in at 16:08.1, while Amelia Toomey was 11th in 17:55.6.
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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.