Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley





SECTION IV GIRLS SWIMMING: HARFORD, WHEELER LEAD WAVERLY'S EFFORTS AT CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIPS (17 PHOTOS) (2018-11-04)

Valley Sports Report
WATKINS GLEN  Senior Starr Harford had four top-five finishes, and senior Kennedy Wheeler turned in the best finish of the day to lead Waverly to a sixth-place finish here Saturday afternoon in the Section IV, Class B swimming & diving championships.

Senior Abigail Durgin and freshman Lourden Benjamin each had four top-8 finishes for the Lady Wolverines,

Chenango Valley captured the Class B crown with 431 points, while Owego was second with 406 points, and Maine-Endwell was third with 342 points. Waverly finished sixth with 202 points.

Senior Starr Harford finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:50.3. She also placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:11.35.

Harford also swam on a pair of fifth-place relays, teaming with Wheeler, sophomore Maggie Whitley and freshman Willow Sharpsteen teamed to place fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:48.59.

Harford and Benjamin teamed with seniors Lillian Keefer and Abigail Durgin to finish fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:08.29.

Wheeler finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:00.15. She also finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.39 seconds, and Whitley was 15th in 27.38 seconds.

The foursome of Wheeler, Durgin, Whitley, and Benjamin finished sixth in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:00.97.

Durgin finished seventh in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:30.32, and Benjamin was eighth in 2:33.71. Durgin also finished eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:18.09.

Benjamin finished eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:08.37, and senior Lillian Keefer was 10th in 1:08.73.

Whitley finished ninth in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 58.84 seconds a time that would have placed fifth in the A finals, and senior Lillian Keefer was 15th in 1:02.66.

Senior Marnie Sweeney finished 16th in the 1-meter diving competition with 204.05 points.

Wheeler will be competing in the 100-yard breaststroke at the New York State Swimming & Diving Championships at Ithaca College Nov. 16-17.



PHOTOS COURTESY MARY DOUGLASS.


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