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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 15, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Senior Sophia DeSisti won four events to lead Waverly to a 104-55 win over Notre Dame here Thursday evening in IAC girls swimming action.

Freshman MIra Kittle and 7th-grader Lauryn Welles, who registered her first varsity win, were triple-winners for the Wolverines, and freshman Lizzy Robinson was a double-winner.

DeSisti won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:11.54, and Robinson was third in 2:31.0.

DeSisti also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 59.85 seconds, and sophomore Brinn Cooney was third in 1:22.92.

DeSisti teamed with senior Abbey Knolles, freshman Emma Vanderhoof, and Welles to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:58.48.

DeSisti, Kittle, Welles, and Robinson teamed to win the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:20.54.

Kittle led a sweep in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 25.76 seconds, with Welles second in 29.32 seconds, and Knolles third in 33.12 seconds.

Kittle also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:01.52.

Welles notched her first varsity win in the 100-yard butterfly, cocking in at 1:24.01.

Robinson won the  500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:38.36, and freshman Sophie Williams was second in 7:49.8.

Knolles won the 1-meter diving completion with 161.9 points, and senior Josie VanDyke was second with 155 points.

The foursome of freshmrn Sophie Williams, and Vada Harmon, VanDyke, and Knolles finished second in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:45.28.

Freshmen Sophia Lee and Vanderhoof finished 2-3 in the 200-yard IM. Lee clocked in at 3:03.36, and Vanderhoof touched in 3:09.48.

Vanderhoof and Harmon finished 2-3 in the 100-yard breaststroke, with Vanderhoof clocking in at 1:42.61, and Harmon touching at 2:02.28.

Waverly, now 2-0, returns to action Thursday when it hosts Dryden.


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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 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.