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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 22, 2022


CORTLAND — Senior Sam VanDyke and freshman Haylie Davenport logged Waverly’s only wins Friday at the “It’s About Time” Indoor Track & Field Invitational here at SUNY Cortland.


Davenport won the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 9:49.86, and 8th-grader Emma Vanderhoof was fifth in 10:19.95.

The Lady Wolverine foursome of juniors Kelsey Ward and Natalie Garrity, freshman Harper Minaker, and 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline won the sprint medley relay in a time of 4:59.83 — more than 22 seconds faster then the runner-up quartet from Cortland High.

Ward finished second in the 600-meter run in a time of 2:00.6.

Minaker was second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:39.56, and Gorsline was third in 5:44.72.

Gorsline finished fourth in the 1,000-meter run in 3:37.78, and freshman Kiley Stillman finished fourth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-feet, 3-inches.

The 800-meter relay foursome of Minaker, Stillman, sophomore Allison Barrett, and freshman Kendal Shaffer finished fifth in a time of 2:05.02.

Barrett finished seventh in the 55-meter dash in 8.27 seconds.

VanDyke won the 400-meter dash in 56.91 seconds for the Wolverine boys lone win.

Sophomore Micah Chandler was second in the 300-meter dash in 37.94 seconds. He was seventh in the 55-meter dash in 7.02 seconds.

The sprint medley relay foursome of VanDyke, Chandler, freshman Ethan Gorsline and senior Gavin Schillmoeller finished fourth in 4:30.99

The Wolverines are off until the Section IV Championships on Feb. 12.

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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.