WATKINS GLEN AVENGES CLOSE LOSS; EDGES WAVERLY, 91-8
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 28, 2022 | Photo courtesy Photo Provided
WATKINS GLEN — Waverly juniors Jerrell Sackett and Oscar Williams, and
senior Kaden Wheeler were each triple-winners, but Watkins Glen / O-M
pulled out a 91-87 win here Friday afternoon in IAC boys swimming
Earlier this season, at Waverly, the Wolverines topped the Seneca Indians, 91-86.
Juniors Ryan Clark and Sheldon Huddleston were each double-winners for the Wolverines, who fall to 4-3 on the season.
The difference in the match proved to be 10-0 advantage WG / O-M earned in the diving competition.
Sackett won the 50-yard freestyle in 21.91 seconds. Sackett also won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.14 seconds, and Clark was second in 51.84 seconds.
Wheeler won the 200-yard IM in 2:08.84, and Williams was second in 2:14.5. Wheeler also won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 55.03 seconds
Williams won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 58.24 seconds.
Williams and Clark, who were both part of the winning 200-yard medley relay, teamed with Huddleston and 8th-grader Finn Williams to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:38.88.
Wright, Wheeler, Sackett, and Huddleston teamed to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:35.9.
Sophomore Liam Wright was second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:01.31, while Finn Williams was second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:39.28, and Clark finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:10.36.
Waverly returns to action Thursday when it hosts Southern Cayuga.
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.