DOUBLE-WINNERS MINAKER, WARD PACE WAVERLY AT WINTER CLASSIC
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 7, 2022
CORTLAND — Freshman Harper Minaker and junior Kelsey Ward were each
double-winners to pace Waverly’s efforts Friday here at the Winter
Indoor Track & Field Classic at SUNY Cortland.
Minaker won the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:33.55, and Ward won the 600-meter run in a time of 1:58.72.
Minaker and Ward teamed with sophomore Allison Barrett, and freshman Kendal Shafer to finish first in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 5:10.03.
Freshman Haylie Davenport won the 1,500-meter race walk in a personal-best time of 10:09.67, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was second on 10:58.12.
Davenport, Minaker, freshman Kiley Stillman, and Vanderhoof teamed to finish third in the 800-meter relay in a time of 2:12.85.
Barrett finished third in the 55-meter dash in a personal-best 8.33 seconds, and freshman Kiley Stillman was fifth in a personal-best time of 8.51 seconds.
Shaffer finished fifth in the 300-meter dash in a personal-best 52.72 seconds, and Stillman was fifth in the high jump with a personal-best height of 4-feet, 4-inches.
Ward finished 10th in the long jump at 11-feet, 1-inch, while freshman Teigan Allen finished 14th in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 17-feet.
Junior John Price finished fifth in the 300-meter dash in a time of 43.47 seconds.
Senior Gavin Schillmoeller finished seventh in the 1,000-meter run in a personal-best time of 3:08.68. He finished eighth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:31.89.
Waverly returns to action Saturday at the Section IV Classic.
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.