WOLVERINES PLACES FOURTH IN LARGE SCHOOL RANKS, TIGERS SIXTH IN SMALL SCHOOL
Valley Sports ReportT-BURG — Waverly junior Isaac Chandler soared higher than anyone before him, clearing the bar at 14-feet, 9-inches to set a new stadium meet record here Friday at Day 2 of the league track & field championships.
“I really wasn’t going for the meet record,” Chandler said. “The New Balance national standard was 14 feet, 9 inches and that’s what I was really going for."
“It’s a fantastic jump for him,” said Waverly head coach Dave Hogan. “I know he was looking to go higher than his 14. He hit 14-3, went over 14-9 no problem, then had good attempts at 15, so I’m very, very happy, very happy.”
Chandler has put a lot of time and effort into his vaulting, and has been frustrated at times by the weather.
“He’s put in a ton of hours of work, a lot carrying over from indoor track,” said Hogan. “He went 14-6 in indoor, now he’s coming into outdoor.
“The weather hasn’t cooperated fully and he’s been a little troubled by that, but on days when the weather’s held out, he’s shown up to practice and performed,” noted Hogan. “Then, we get these meets where we get good weather finally, and he’s really performed. It’s good to see.”
While the weather hasn’t been very cooperative, he still managed to win the IAC divisional meet, as well as the Twin Rivers, Legends of the Night, and Fast Times invitationals, and a couple of IAC dual meets.
“My season-best was 14 feet,” Chandler said. “This season hasn’t been looking well, but I took the division so I’m excited about that.”
Chandler also won the 400-meter hurdles, and sophomore Collin Wright earned his second win of the weekend in the 3,200-meter run.
Freshman Matt Watson logged a pair of second-place finishes to lead Tioga’s efforts Friday.
The Wolverines finished fourth in the Large School standings, while the Tigers finished sixth in the Small School ranks.
(NOTE: Thursday’s results were published as overall results. This post contains a breakdown of each event based on Large and Small School finishes.)
Dryden claimed the Large School team title with 151 points, well ahead of runner-up Trumansburg, which tallied 108 points. and third-place Newark Valley, which had 97 points. Waverly tallied 78 points.
Chandler’s other win Friday came in the 400-meter hurdles, where he recorded a winning a time of 59.93 seconds.
Collin Wright won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10:05.3, and freshman Nate Ackley was sixth in 11:07.33.
The foursome of senior Trent Wright, junior Brandon Bubniak, sophomore Alex Gadow, and freshman Sam VanDyke finished second in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:43.3.
Chandler teamed with Sam VanDyke, 7th-grader Ralph Johnson, and sophomore David Hallett to finish fourth in the 400-meter relay in a time of 46.34 seconds. They qualified for Friday’s finals with a time of 46.18 seconds in Thursday’s preliminaries.
Sophomore Caden Wheeler finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet, 1-inch, and senior Damiano Giovanni was 15th at 16-feet, 5 1/2-inches.
Sophomore Jayden Rose finished seventh in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:10.97, and Bubniak was eighth in 2:12.16.
Junior Brandon Clark finished ninth in the discus with a toss of 88-feet, 2-inches, and senior Max VanDye was 10th at 85-feet, 7-inches.
Gadow finished ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 34-feet, 11 3/4-inches.
Freshman Liam Traub was 13th in the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches.
LARGE SCHOOL THURSDAY
Collin Wright won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a school-record time of 10:02.85, breaking the record he set last Friday by 11 1/2 seconds.
Chandler won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.19 seconds. He also ran the fastest qualifying time, clocking in at 15.47 seconds.
The 3,200-meter relay team of team of Collin Wright, Bubniak, Rose, and Ackley finished second in a time of 8:41.51.
Johnson finished sixth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.66 seconds, and senior Tyler Saxon was 12th in 25.48 seconds.
Trent Wright finished seventh in the 400-meter run in a time of 54.71 seconds, while Sam VanDyke was ninth in 55.71 seconds, and sophomore Alex Gadow was 14th at 57.06 seconds. Trent Wright also finished seventh in the shot put with a heave of 34-feet, 3/4-inches.
Johnson and Wheeler tied for seventh in 12.19 seconds, and Hallett was 13th in 12.42 seconds.
Traub finished seventh in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:01.05, and freshman Gavin Schillmoeller was 13th in 5:50.09.
O-M claimed the Small School title with 132.3 points, well ahead of runner-up S-VE, which had 82 points, and Edison had 66.3 points. Tioga finished sixth with 42 points.
Watson finished second in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 3-inches, and sophomore Jerrick Allen was ninth at 16-feet 1-inch. Watson also finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 37-feet, 9 3/4-inches, and junior Kobe Enberg was eighth at 33-feet, 4 1/4-inches.
Watson finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.98 seconds, and freshman Chris Walsh was eighth in 25.81 seconds.
Sophomore Evan Hubbard finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:03.5, and Enberg was seventh in 1:11.05.
Sophomore Kyle Earley finished third in the pole vault at 9-feet, and sophomore Nate Jaye was fifth at 9-feet.
Junior Dom Wood finished seventh in the discus with a toss of 83-feet, 7-inches, and freshman Colt Herella was 10th in 77-feet.
Junior Ty Middendorf finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 12:25.87, and junior Michael Straight was 13th in 13:37.68.
Junior Ezra Steele finished fourth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.54, and sophomore Brayden Vargason was 10th in 2:21.11.
SMALL SCHOOL THURSDAY
Freshman Emmett Wood finished third in the 100-meter dash in 12.13 seconds, and Walsh was ninth at 12.67 seconds.
Enberg finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 18.78 seconds, and Hubbard was sixth in 19.8 seconds.
Dom Wood finished fifth in the shot put with a heave of 34-feet, 7 1/4-inches, while senior Austin Lamb was 10th at 31-feet, 2-inches.
Steele finished seventh in the 400-meter run in a time of 57.45 seconds, and Jerrick Allen was ninth at 57.45 seconds.
Sophomore Brayden Vargason was ninth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:24.29.
IN PHOTOS 1-3: Waverly’s Isaac Chandler. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.
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