MINAKER, VAUGHN LEAD WAVERLY TO TEAM TITLE AT CRUSADER CLASH
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 10, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
HORSEHEADS — Sophomore Harper Minaker and junior Elizabeth Vaughn both
ran to top-four finishes to lead the Waverly girls to the team title
here Saturday at the Crusader Cross Country Clash.
Minaker finished second in 18:07.58, while Vaughn was fourth in 18:27.28. Notre Dame ace Piper Young finished first (in a field of 30 runners) in a time of 17:39.1.
The Lady Wolverines won the team title with 37 placement points. Trumansburg was second with 46 points, while Edison was third with 46, and bath-Havering was fourth with 75.
Junior Braylon DeKay — Waverly’s only runner in the field of 29 — finished 21st in a time of 19:11.33.
Waverly had three top-8 finishers — Trinity Mayo, Taylor Sinsabaugh, and Miah Correll — and finished second in the team chase.
Mayo placed fourth in 11:41, while Sinsabaugh was sixth in 11:57, and Correll was eight in 12:55.
Isabella Minaker finished 14th for the junior Wolverines in a time of 14:10, while Destiny Harbst was 15th in 14:11, Madison Harvey was 21st in 14:45, and Ashley Feherenbach was 22nd in 14:47.
Chade Hine and Hayden Montanye finished in the top six to lead the junior Wolverines.
Hine finished fifth in 10:07, while Montane was sixth in 10:38.
Mark Myers finished 21st in 15:57 for Waverly, and Logan Robinson was 22nd in 16:31.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Thomas A. Edison.
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.