WAVERLY WINS PAIR OF RELAYS, ONE FIELD EVENT AT DIVISIONAL MEET
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 24, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Taylor
NEWARK VALLEY — Senior Gabby Picco, junior Abby Knolles, and sophomore
Kennedy Westbrook ran on a pair of winning relays, and junior Olivia
Nittinger was the Lady Wolverines’ only individual winner here Monday at
the IAC South Large School Divisional track & field meet.
Picco, Knolles, and Kennedy Westbrook teamed with sophomore Natalie Garrity to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 54.9 seconds.
The trio teamed with 8th-grader Addison Westbrook to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:39.6.
NIttinger won the pole vault at 7-feet, 6-inches, and 8th-grader Paige Robinson was third at 6-feet.
Nittinger was second in the discus with a toss of 58-feet, 8-inches. She finished third in the shot put at 22-feet, 9 1/2-inches, and Erica Ryck was fourth at 20-feet, 5 3/4-inches.
Kennedy Westbrook finished second in the 100-meter dash in 14.0 seconds, while Addison Westbrook was third in 14.5 seconds, Garrity was fourth at 14.7 seconds, Knolles was fifth at 14.8, and Robinson was sixth at 14.9 seconds.
Kennedy Westbrook also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 29.4 seconds, while Knolles was third in 30.3 seconds, and Robinson was fourth in 31.2.
Eighth-grader Harper Minaker finished second in the 1,500-meter run in 5:31.8. Minaker also finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:43.2.
Addison Westbrook finished second in the high jump at 3-feet, 10-inches by virtue of fewer misses, and Picco was third at 3-feet, 10-inches.
Robinson finished third in the 400-meter dash in 1:09.4, and Addison Westbrook was fourth in 1:10.9.
Garrity finished third in the long jump at 13-feet, 3 3/4-inches.
Waverly returns to action Friday at Corning’s Fast Time Invitational.
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.