YOUTH LEADS THE WAY FOR WAVERLY AT STATE QUALIFIER
By: Brian Fees | Waverly Athletics | February 19, 2022 | Photo courtesy SHEILA SUTTON
CORTLAND — Waverly’s youngsters led the way here Saturday night at the
Section IV Indoor Track & Field Class Sectionals / State Qualifier
at SUNY Cortland.
Freshman Haylie Davenport logged Waverly’s only win in the Small School Division on the day, while sophomore Micah Chandler, freshman Harper Minaker, and 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline placed in multiple events.
The Lady Wolverines finished fourth in the Division 2 19-team standings, while the Waverly boys placed eighth out of 16 teams.
Davenport won the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 9:18.28 — more than 28 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Eighth-grader Emma Vanderhoof was fourth in 10:24.06.
Minaker, Gorsline, junior Kelsey Ward, and freshman Kendal Shaffer finished second in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:52.64.
Shafer, junior Natalie Garrity, freshman Kiley Stillman, and 8th-grader Mira Kittle placed second in the 800-meter relay in a time of 2:03.53.
Minaker finished third in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:31.75, and Gorsline was fourth in 3:32.53.
Gorsline was third in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:35.08, and junior Josie VanDyke was ninth in 6:22.43.
Ward finished sixth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:57.16, and Minaker was seventh in 2:01.58. Ward finished eighth in the 300-meter dash in 48.8 seconds.
Garrity finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 5 3/4-inches.
Kittle was 12th in the triple jump with a hop,skip, and jump of 25-feet, 7-inches, and VanDyke was 13th at 24-feet, 8-inches.
Freshman Teigan Allen finished 14th in the shot put with a heave of 17-feet, 9 1/2-inches.
Garrity qualified for the 55-meter dash finals with the eighth-fastest qualifying time of 8.14 seconds, and Kittle qualified for the 55-hurdle finals with a time of 8.14 seconds.
Chandler finished second in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 9.31 seconds. Chandler was also second in the 300-meter dash in 38.47 seconds, and junior John Price was eighth in 42.37 seconds.
Chandler teamed with Price, senior Sam VanDyke, and freshman Ethan Gorsline to finished third in the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:45.81.
VanDyke, Gorsline, freshman Hayden Howe, and senior Gavin Schillmoeller teamed to finish third in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:22.92.
VanDyke was fourth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:34.76
Schillmoeller was ninth in the 1000-meter run in a time of 3:12.46, He was 15th in 1,600-meter run in 5:35.99.