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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 6, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


DRYDEN — Sophomore Liam Wright won four events, and three of his teammates — senior Zack Wheeler, and juniors Oscar Williams and Jerrell Sackett — were triple-winners as Waverly won every event in a 110-38 victory over Dryden here Thursday afternoon in IAC boys swimming action.

Juniors Ryan Clark and Sheldon Huddleston, and freshman Jason Marrone were each double-winners for the Wolverines, who improve to 3-1 on the season.

Wright won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:02.34. He also won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:04.06, and Marrone was third in 2:38.78.

Wright teamed with Huddleston, Marrone, and junior Ryan Shepard teamed to win the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:44.82.

He teamed with Huddleston, Marrone, and Sackett to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:47.77.

Wheeler won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:13.23. He also won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:09.21, and Marrone was third in 1:21.82.

Williams won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.19 seconds, and Clark was second in 23.23 seconds.

Williams also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:06.38, and Huddleston was third in 1:25.62.

Sackett led a sweep in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 51.46 seconds, while Huddleston was second in 1:00.6, and Shepard was third in 1:12.35.

Clark won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:57.05, and junior Simon Stevens was third in 8:30.97.

Sackett, Clark, Wheeler, and Williams teamed to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:30.63.

Waverly returns to action Wednesday at Southern Cayuga.


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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).