WAVERLY FOURSOME SWEEPS RELAYS AT IAC CHAMPIONSHIPS; BREAKS TWO MORE RECORDS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 11, 2023 | Photo courtesy Charlie Haeffer
WATKINS GLEN — The foursome of seniors Jerrell Sackett, Ryan Clark, and
Oscar Williams, and junior Liam Wright teamed to win all three relays,
setting a new pool and meet record in the 200-yard free relay, to lead
Waverly’s efforts here Saturday afternoon at the IAC Swimming
The Waverly foursome won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a pool and meet record of 1:29.49 — breaking the record of 1:29.76 set by Corning in 2020.
They won the 200-yard medley relay win in a time of 1:41.53, and the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:21.55.
Sackett, Clark and Williams also earned individual gold.
Sackett won 100-yard butterfly in a time of 53.63 seconds.
Clark won the 50-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 22.22 seconds, while sophomore Grover Paxton was 10th in a personal-best 27.45 seconds, and senior Simon Stevens was 15th in 31.36 seconds.
Oscar Williams won the 100-yard freestyle in a personal-best time of 49.5 seconds, while Wright was second in 52.78 seconds, and freshman Finn Williams was fifth in 57.91 seconds.
Finn Williams finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:07.0.
Stevens finished 11th in the backstroke in a time of 1:27.17.
Waverly returns to action at the Class B preliminaries Wednesday, and the Class B Championships Saturday — both at Maine-Endwell.
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 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).