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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 10, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Taylor


NEWARK VALLEY — Junior Kayleb Bechy, senior Sam VanDyke, and sophomore Micah Chandler were triple-winners to pace Waverly’s efforts here Tuesday afternoon at the IAC South Large School divisional track & field meet.

The meet was also scored separately as the Waverly-Newark Valley meet, which was postponed by cold weather earlier this season. Newark Valley won the meet, 80-61, to clinch the division title.

Bechy won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.2 seconds, while junior Jerrell Sackett was second in 11.5 seconds, and Alex Emanuel was width in 12.2 seconds.

Bechy also won the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.7 seconds, while junior Treyton Moore was third in 24.5 seconds, VanDyke was fourth in 24.9 seconds, and senior Andrew Kimble was sixth in 25.4 seconds.

Bechy, Chandler and VanDyke teamed with Sackett to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 45.2 seconds.

Chandler and VanDyke teamed with senior Kaden Wheeler, and Moore to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:46.5.

VanDyke won the 400-meter dash in a time of 55.9 seconds, while Moore was third in 56.9 seconds, and Wheeler was sixth in 58.6 seconds.

Chandler won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:01.6.  He finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.4 seconds.

Junior Ryan Clark won the discus with a toss of 107-feet, 9-inches, while sophomore Jake Benjamin was third at 98-feet, and 8th-grader Troy Beeman was fifth at 82 feet. Clark was second in the pole vault at 10-feet, 6-inches.

Senior Cameron McIsaac won the shot put with a heave of 37-feet, 6-inches, while Benjamin was third at 34-feet, 1 1/2-inches, and Beeman was fourth at 30-feet, 7 1/2-inches.

Sackett finished third in the high jump at 5-feet, 8-inches, and senior Liam Traub was fourth at 5-feet, 4-inches.

Freshman Payton Fravel placed fourth in the triple jump with an effort of 30-feet, 8-inches. He finished sixth in the long jump with a mark of 16-feet, 3 3/4-inches.

Senior Gavin Schillmoeller finished fifth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:25.7. He was sixth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:23.7.

Waverly returns to action Friday at the Corning Fast Times Invite.


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Tim Birney Author Bio

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).