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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 10, 2022


CORTLAND — Senior Kelsey Ward and Haylie Davenport each won one event, and junior Elizabeth Vaughn and sophomore Harper Minaker each had a pair of second-place finishes to pace Waverly here Saturday at the season-opening Hurley Indoor Track & Field Invitational at SUNY Cortland.

Ward won the 600-meter run in a time of 1:58.0, while Davenport won the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 9:09.52 — more than 42 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Vaughn placed second in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:30.9, and freshman Mackenzie Chamberlain was sixth in 3:54.9, while Minaker placed second in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 12:12.97.

Minaker and Vaughn teamed with Davenport and Chamberlain to finish second in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 12:18.62.

Senior Abigail Knolles finished fourth in the 300-meter dash in a time of 47.7 seconds, and sophomore Kendal Shaffer was 14th in 52.75 seconds.

Knolles also finished fifth in the 55-meter dash in a time of 8.25 seconds, and senior Natalie Garrity was 13th in 8.73 seconds.

Knolles, Ward, Shaffer and Garrity teamed to finish fourth in the 800-meter relay in a time of 2:06.43.

Senior Josephine VanDyke finished fourth in the high jump at 4-feet, and Shaffer was sixth at 3-feet, 6-inches. VanDyke finished seventh in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 6:39.55.

Garrity finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 12-feet, 6 1/4-inches

Junior Nehemiah Anthony had the best finish of the day for the Waverly boys, pacing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.63. He also finished 11th in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 1-inch.

Senior Treyton Moore was seventh in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:44.6, and freshman Hayden Rowe was 14th in 1:59.6.

Sophomore Braylon DeKay was seventh in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:23.87, and freshman Logan Roscow was 11th in 3:40.11.

DeKay was 16th in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:12.55, and Roscow was 18th in a time of 6:24.2.

Freshman Mac Talada finished 22nd in the shot put with a heave of 21-feet, 2-inches.

Waverly returns to action Saturday at SUNY Cortland in the Finger Lakes Invitational.


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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).