WAVERLY'S MINAKER, VAUGHN TURN IN TOP-20 PERFORMANCES AT END-OF-SEASON-MEET
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 24, 2021 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
CHENANGO FORKS, N.Y. — Waverly 8th-grader Harper Minaker and freshman
Elizabeth Vaughn each turned in top-20 performances here Saturday
afternoon at Section IV End-of-Season Meet on the Covid-19 course at
Chenango Valley State Park.
“Harper (Minaker) would have likely gone to States with her performance in a normal based on her performance,” said Waverly coach Nate Culver.
The meet was run in four waves with geographic considerations forming the waves, and the results from the four waves merged upon completion of all four.
Waverly and Tioga ran with Owego, Newark Valley, SVEC, Corning, Horseheads, and Notre Dame in the “Red Race.”
Minaker placed 15th in a time of 22:51.9, and Vaughn was 17th in 23:14.0.
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.