CHANDLER, BECHY LEAD WAVERLY TO 8TH-PLACE FINISH AT LASAGNA INVITE; LADY WOLVERINES FINISH 15TH
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 29, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning
WYALUSING — Sophomore Micah Chandler
placed in four events, and junior Kayleb Bechy placed in three events to
lead the Waverly boys to an eight-place finish here Friday at the
Lasagna Track & Field Invitational, while the Lady Wolverines
Joining Chandler and Bechy as multiple place-finishers were senior Liam Traub and juniors Jerrell Sackett and Treyton Moore, who each placed in two events.
Chandler and Bechy teamed with Traub and Moore to finished second in the 400-meter relay in a time of 46.35 seconds.
Chandler finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in 23.54 seconds, and Bechy was seventh in 23.93 seconds. Chandler finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.37 seconds.
Bechy placed fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.36 seconds, and Sackett was seventh in 11.67 seconds.
Chandler, Moore, and Traub teamed with senior Sam VanDyke to finish fifth in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:44.2.
Sackett placed fifth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-feet, 6-inches, and junior Ryan Clark finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 10-feet.
Payton Fravel finished seventh in the freshman 100-meter dash in 12.83 seconds.
VanDyke finished 10th in the 400-meter dash in 55.77 seconds, and Fravel finished 16th in the triple jump at 34-feet, 9-inches.
Carter Dengler finished 13th in the freshman 1,600-meter run in a time of 7:05.28.
Senior Olivia Nittinger and junior Kennedy Westbrook each placed in three events, while junior Natalie Garrity and sophomore Allison Barrett placed in two events to pace the Lady Wolverines.
The foursome of Nittinger, Westbrook, Barrett, and Garrity teamed to finish fourth in the 400-meter relay in a time of 52.68 seconds. The same foursome placed sixth in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:27.12
Nittinger finished sixth in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-feet.
Freshman Harper Minaker, 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline, freshman Haylie Davenport, and sophomore Elizabeth Vaughn teamed to pace sixth in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 11:08.38.
Kennedy Westbrook placed eight in the 200-meter dash in 27.72 seconds. She also finished 10th in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.56 seconds.
Junior Kelsey Ward finished ninth in the 400-meter dash in 1:07.61, and freshman Addison Westbrook was 13th in 1:09.38
Minaker finished 10th in the 3,200-meter run in 12:27.82.
Senior Sydney Nierstedt finished 13th in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.0 seconds, while 8th-grader Mira Kittle was 15th in 19.0 seconds, and sophomore Erica Ryck was 16th in 19.14 seconds.
Gorsline finished 15th in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:44.24.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Watkins Glen.
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.