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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 13, 2022 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees


ELMIRA — The Waverly girls had three runners in the top four, but SVEC won the six-team meet here Tuesday afternoon in IAC cross country action at the Newtown Battlefield, while the Waverly boys, and the Tioga boys and girls fielded incomplete teams.

Notre Dame’s Piper Young and Waverly sophomore Harper Minaker finished 1-2 in the girls race, but it was SVEC that won the meet.

SVEC won the team chase with 42 placement points, while Waverly was second with 46, Newark Valley was third with 64, and Edison was fourth with 68. Notre Dame and Tioga fielded incomplete teams.

Piper crossed the finish line in 23:24.2, while Minaker clocked in at 23:33.2.

It’s the third time this season, Piper and Minaker finished 1-2 in a race, but Minaker has closed the gap each time out. In the season opener, Piper topped Minaker by 1:11.94, but Minaker closed the gap to 19.7 seconds on Saturday at the Crusader Clash, and 9 seconds Tuesday.

Waverly junior Elizabeth Vaughn placed third in 25:19.2, and freshman Mackenzie Chamberlain was fourth in 25:24.7, sophomore Haylie Davenport was 21st in 31:01.2, and junior Ally Barrett was 24th in 32:24.3.

SVEC breeze to the team win with 18 placement points, while Edison was second with 54 points, and Newark Valley was third with 60. Notre Dame, Tioga, and Waverly fielded incomplete teams.

Waverly’s Braylon DeKay finished 19th in 25:26.7.


Waverly’s Taylor Sinsabaugh finished third in the modified girls race in a time of 13:58.8, and Trinity Mayo was fourth in 14:06.6.

Waverly’s Miah Correll finished ninth in 15:39.2, while Destiny Harbst was 12th in 16:13.6, Madison Harvey was 16th in 17:04.9, Ashlee Fehrenbach was 17th in 17:20.5, Kyla Cole was 19th in 18:46.2, and Karis Hayes was 23rd in 19:10.9.


Waverly’s Chase Hine finished fourth in 12:04.8, and Hayden Montanye was fifth in 12:51.9 in the boys modified meet.

Logan Robinson was 15th for the junior Wolverines in a time of 16:43.5, and Mark Myers was 17th in 19:10.2


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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.