Valley Sports Report
CORTLAND - The Lady Wolverines won just two events, but won the team title in the IAC Division of the Quinney Indoor Track & Field Invitational here Friday afternoon at SUNY Cortland, while the Waverly boys won five events and finished third.
Junior Melina Ortiz, who was a double-winner, junior Sheridan Talada, and senior Stephanie Hyland each had three top-three finishes to pace Waverly to the win.
The Lady Wolverines posted 89.7 points to top runner-up Trumansburg, which tallied 82.7 points. Third-place Lansing had 57 points and Notre Dame was fourth with 53 points.
Ortiz won the 300-meter dash in a time of 44.91 seconds, and teamed with juror Elizabeth Fritzen and Talada, and Hyland to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:28.19.
Ortiz also finished second in the long jump with a leap of 14-feet, 8-inches, and Hyland was third at 14-feet, 2 1/4-inches.
Fritzen finished second in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:51.13, and Hyland was third in 1:51.15.
Talada finished second in the 1,500-meter run i a time of 5:26.76, and 7th-grader Elizabeth Vaughn was eighth in 6:02.01.
Talada finished third in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:18.64, and sophomore Kylie Payne was 11th in 4:39.08.
Junior Alyssa Simonetti was second in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.46 seconds.
Junior Marissa Eisenhower finished third in the shot put with a heave of 25-feet, 1 3/4-inches, and senior Brittany Rorick was eighth at 21-feet, 5 1/4-inches.
Junior Zoe Lunduski finished third in the 1,500-meter race walk in a time of 10:59.81.
Lunduski also teamed with 8th-grader Abigail Knolles, Rorick, and freshman Emily Tully to finish third in the 800-meter relay in a time of 2:10.32.
Tully finished tied for fourth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-feet, 2-inches.
Knolles finished 15th in the 55-meter dash in 8.66 seconds.
Sophomore Collin Wright and freshman Nate Ackley each won two events to lead Waverly to a third-place finish in the IAC meet.
Dryden tallied 94 points to claim the team title, edging Trumansburg by one points. Waverly had 86 points, while fourth-place Lansing had 69 points.
Wright won the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:53.52, while sophomore Alex Gadow was third in 3:00.33, and sophomore Jayden Rose was fourth in 3:01.85.
Ackley won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:17.56
Wright and Ackley teamed with Rose, and junior Brandon Bubniak to win the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:20.17.
Sophomore Caden Wheeler won the 300-meter dash in a time of 38.74 seconds, while junior Jake Blair finished third in 41.66 seconds, and senior Tyler Saxon was third in 42.35 seconds.
Junior Isaac Chandler won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.34 seconds, and sophomore Skyler Dengler was third in 11.08 seconds.
Wheeler teamed with seniors Jake Bennett and Giovanni Damiano, and Gadow to finish second in the 1,600-meter relay.
Chandler teamed with 7th-grader Ralph Johnson, junior Jake Blair, and Saxon to finish second in the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:43.96.
Bubniak finished fifth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:38.43, while Bennett was eighth in 1:42.39, and freshman Caleb Ovedovitz was 13th in 2:05.21.
Wheeler finished seventh in the 55-meter dash in 7.42 seconds, while Johnson was eighth in 7.46 seconds, and Dengler was 16th in 8.13 seconds.
Wright finished seventh in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-feet, 10-inches.
Freshman Gavin Schillmoeller finished ninth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:45.7, and Damiano was 12th in 5:57.31.
Freshman Hunter Elston finished ninth in the shot put with a heave of 25-feet, 8-inches, and senior Mike Zimmer was 13th at 23-feet, 11-inches.
Waverly returns to action Jan. 18 at the Hurley Invite at Ithaca College.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Melina Ortiz. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.
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