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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 23, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Junior Kaden Wheeler logged Waverly’s only first-place finish, and also had three second-place finishes in a tri-meet against Section IV boys swimming powers Corning and Maine-Endwell here Saturday afternoon.

The Wolverines finished a distant third in the tri-meet with 342 points. Corning amassed 586 points, edging out Maine-Endwell, which tallied 567.

Wheeler won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 54.81 seconds, and freshman Ryan Clark was fifth in a time of 1:01.53. Wheeler also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 59.64 seconds

Wheeler teamed with Clark, and sophomores Oscar Williams and Jerell Sackett to place second in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:44.54. The same foursome finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:25.91.

Seniors Dillon Madigan and Max Pan, sophomore Sheldon Huddleston, and freshman Liam Wright teamed to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:52.23.

Williams had the only other top-two individual finish on the day, placing second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:17.27, while Wright was third in 5:34.55, and Madigan was fifth in 5:40.64.

Sackett finished third in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.53 seconds. He was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 53.63 seconds.

Williams finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:54.2, and Madigan was sixth in 2:03.85.

Clark finished fourth in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:15.97.

Waverly returns to action Tuesday against Dryden in a “virtual” meet.


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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.