LADY WOLVERINES FINSHES SECOND AT SECTION IV CLASSIC; BOYS FINISH SIXTH
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 15, 2022
CORTLAND — Freshman Harper Minaker and 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline each
had a pair of top-four finishes to lead the Lady Wolverines to a
second-place finish Saturday at the Section IV Indoor Track & Field
Classic at SUNY Cortland, while the Waverly boys finished sixth.
Sidney won the team title with 65 points in the 15-team field, while Waverly tallied 56, and third-place Dryden had 44.
Minaker won the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:30.51, edging out runner-up Gorsline.
Junior Kelsey Ward won the 600-meter run in a time of 1:54.4, and Minaker was third in 1:56.42.
Freshman Haylie Davenport won the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 9:38.35, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was third in 10:44.31.
Gorsline finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:52.72, and junior Josie VanDyke was 10th in 6:47.14.
Freshman Kiley Stillman finished fifth in the high jump at 4-feet, 2-inches.
Sophomore Allison Barrett finished seventh in the 55-meter dash in 8.35 seconds, while junior Natalie Garrity was eighth in 8.56 seconds, and Stillman was ninth in 8.57 seconds.
Eighth-grader Mira Kittle was ninth in the 55-meter hurdles in 11.04 seconds.
Garrity was 10th in the long jump at 12-feet, 9 1/2-inches.
The Wolverines tallied 14 points, well off the pace of team champ Ithaca, which amassed 127 points.
Sophomore Micah Chandler finished second in the 300-meter dash in a time of 38.76 seconds, and senior Sam VanDyke was fifth in 40.73 seconds.
Chandler finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.23 seconds, and was seventh in the long jump at 15-feet, 10 1/2-inches.
VanDyke was 10th in the high jump at 5-feet, and senior Hunter Elston was 10th in the shot put with a heave of 29-feet, 10 1/2-inches.
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.