CHANDLER ON VERGE OF QUALIFYING FOR STATES
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | June 1, 2022 | Photo courtesy Cristina Rossi
ENDICOTT — Waverly sophomore Micah Chandler is on the precipice of
qualifying for the New York State Division 2 Boys Track & Field
Championships after his performance on a rain-shortened Day 1 of the
Section IV State Qualifier here Wednesday afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms rolled through the region, and cut short the day’s track events, and forced the stoppage of field events that will be completed Thursday.
Chandler ran the fastest time in the fast heat of the 400-meter hurdles, clipping the tape at 58.21 seconds. The finals two heats will be run on Thursday.
If his time holds as the fastest, he will qualify for States.
“It feels absolutely amazing,” said Chandler. “I am so excited. I’ve been wanting this since freshman year.”
Waverly junior Kayleb Bechy qualified for Thursday’s 100-meter dash finals with the second-fastest time — 11.32 seconds — in the preliminaries.
Action resumes Thursday at 5 p.m.
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.