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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 12, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lori Vascoe


WAVERLY — Senior Kaden Wheeler, and juniors Jerrell Sackett and Ryan Clark were quadruple-winners, and Waverly established three new meets record here Saturday afternoon at the IAC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Wheeler, Sackett, and Clark were joined by junior Oscar Williams on three winning relays, including a pair of record-setting swims.

The foursome won the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay with a new IAC meet-record time of 1:40.49, then also set a new meet-record time in the 200-yard freestyle relay of 1:29.85.

Wheeler, Oscar Williams, Clark and Sackett also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:21.79.

Sackett also established a new meet record in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 21.67 seconds, while junior Sheldon Huddleston was eighth in 25.42 seconds, freshman Nate Peters was 12th in 28.21 seconds, and senior Caleb Ovedovitz was 16th in 31.96 seconds.

Wheeler won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 54.13 seconds.

Clark won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 50.47 seconds, and Ovedovitz was 12th in 1:19.09

Oscar Williams finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 56.59 seconds, while freshman Jace Sindoni was 13th in 1:25.34, and Simon Stevens was 14th in 1:26.33.

Sophomore Liam Wright finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:33.26, while 8th-grader Finn Williams was seventh in 6:25.43.

Wright finished third in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:00.83, and Huddleston was 11th in 2:14.96, and freshman Jason Marrone was 13th in 2:26.02.

Marrone finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:16.6.

Finn Williams finished eighth in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:38.21.

Lansing won the team title with 510 points, while Watkins Glen / O-M was second with 376 points, and Waverly was third with 306 points. Southern Cayuga placed fourth with 259 points, and Dryden was fifth with 145.

Waverly returns to action Thursday at the Section IV Class B Prelims Wednesday at Maine-Endwell.


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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.