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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 22, 2022 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


WAVERLY — Senior Sophia DeSisti and freshman Mira Kittle each won four events to lead Waverly to a 94-86 win over Dryden here Thursday afternoon in IAC girls swimming action.

Freshman Sophia Lee was a triple-winner, while freshmen Lizzy Robinson and Emma Vanderhoof, and 7th-grader Lauren Welles were double-winner for the Lady Wolverines, who improve to 3-0 on the season.

DeSisti won the 200-yard IM in a personal-best time of 2:42.07. She also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 59.55 seconds, and Lee was second in a personal-best time of 1:05.64.

Kittle won the 100-yard butterfly in a personal-best time of 1:04.97, which ranks third-best in program history. Kittle also won the the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:04.34.

DeSisti and Kittle teamed with Lee and Wells to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a season-best time of 1:51.43.

DeSisti teamed with Lee, Vanderhoof, and Robinson to win the meeting-closing 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:24.55.

Kittle, teamed with Vanderhoof, Robinson, and Welles to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:11.22

 Lee won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.67, and Welles was second in 28.87. Lee and Welles both swam personal-best times.

Senior Josie VanDyke won the 1-meter diving with a personal-best 192.75 points, and senior Abbey Knolles was second with 147.45 points.

Robinson finished second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:34.3. She also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:55.97, and Vanderhoof was third in 6:56.06.

Welles finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke in a personal-best time of 1:33.31.

Also swimming personal-best times tonight for the Lady Wolverines were Sophie Williams (3:01.89 in 200 free), VanDyke (3:01.22 in 200 IM), Sydney Rosenbloom (37.14 seconds in 50 free, and 1:37.1 in 100 backstroke), sophomore Brinn Cooney (1:19.94 in 100 free), and Isabella Root (1:25.14 in 100 free, and 1:43.85 in 100 backstroke).

Waverly returns to action Tuesday at Southern Cayuga.


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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 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).