SACKETT QUALIFIES FOR STATES; LEADS WAVERLY TO SEASON-OPENING 85-64 WIN OVER DRYDEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 8, 2022
DRYDEN — Senior Jerrell Sackett will be headed back to States this
season after hitting the state standard in the 50-yard freestyle
Thursday in Waverly’s season-opening, 85-64, win over Dryden in IAC boys
Sackett, and fellow seniors Ryan Clark, and Oscar Williams each won four events, and junior Liam Wright was a triple-winner for the Lady Wolverines, who won 10 of 11 events.
Sackett’s time of 21.67 seconds not only met the state standard, but established is a new pool record at Dryden.
Sackett also won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.16 seconds, and sophomore Paxton Grover was third in 1:09.33
Oscar Williams won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:18.68, and freshman Finn Williams was third in 2:32.51. Oscar Williams also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:04.44.
Clark and Wright finished 1-2 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Clark clocked in at 1:14.14, and Wright touched at 1:15.42.
Clark also won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:01.43.
Wright won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:00.29
Sackett, Clark, Wright, and Oscar Williams teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:31.61, which is the fastest time in the State this season.
Oscar Williams, Clark, Grover and Finn Williams won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:57.88.
Wright, senior Simon Stevens, Finn Williams, and Sackett won the 400-yard freestyle in a time of 4:08.89.
Finn Williams placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:23.87.
Waverly returns to action Thursday at Lansing.
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 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).