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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 30, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Waverly freshman Ralph Johnson won four events, but Newark Valley used superior depth to pull out a 73-67 decision here Friday afternoon in IAC boys track & field action.

Seniors Collin Wright, Alex Gadow, and Nate Ryck were double-winner for the Wolverines in the season-opener.

Johnson led a sweep in the 100-meter dash in 11.79 seconds, with senior Ryan Lambert in second at 13.04 seconds, and sophomore Treyton Moore in third at 13.15 seconds.

Johnson also led a sweep in the 200-meter dash in 24.12 seconds. Ryck was second in 25.85 seconds, and Lambert was third in 26.46 seconds.

Johnson teamed with Gadow, Lambert and Ryck to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 48.41 seconds

Johnson, Ryck and Gadow teamed with Sam VanDyke to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:59.73

Collin Wright won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:55.89. He also won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:17.19.

Sophomore Ryan Clark led a sweep in the shot put with a heave of 29-feet, 9-inches, while Moore was second at 28-feet, 10 1/4-inches, and sophomore Oscar Williams was third at 26-feet, 3-inches.

Senior Skyler Dengler finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in 20.73 seconds, and second in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.2. He finished third in the high jump at 4-feet, 6-inches.

Clark finished second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:06.84, and sophomore Liam Wright was second in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:44.53

Lambert finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet, 11-inches, and freshman Jon Searles was third at 16-feet, 1 1/2-inches.

Gadow finished second in the triple jump at 37-feet.

Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Thomas A. Edison.


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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.