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SECTION IV GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: TIOGA'S WALSH ADVANCES TO 'SHOWCASE' IN TWO EVENTS; WAVERLY'S MINAKER, 1600 RELAY ADVANCE (20 PHOTOS) (2021-06-08)

Valley Sports Report
TRUMANSBURG — Tioga junior Julia Walsh won a gold and a silver medal to advance to Saturday’s Section IV Track & Field Championships in two events, while Waverly 8th-grader Harper Minaker, and the 1,600-meter relay team will represent the Lady Wolverines.

Under COVID rules in 2021, the top two finishers in each event here at Tuesday’s Class C Championships advance to Saturday’s “Showcase.”

Walsh won the 400-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 1:10.91, and her classmate, Mariah Nichols, was fifth in 1:16.05.

Walsh also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.51 seconds, and Nichols was fourth in 18.05 seconds.

Minaker was second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:34.24.

The Waverly foursome of junior Abigail Knolles, 8th-grader Addison Westbrook, senior Gabby Picco, and sophomore Kennedy Westbrook finished second in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:28.22.

Knolles finished third in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.52, and Waverly 8th-grader Paige Robinson was sixth in 1:08.53.

The Waverly foursome of Knolles, sophomore Natalie Garrity, Picco, and Kennedy Westbrook finished third in the 400-meter relay in a time of 53.25 seconds, and the Tioga quartet of Nichols, junior Kate Burrowes, senior Jenna Smolinsky, and Walsh finished fourth in 56.2 seconds.

Nichols finished third in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 31-feet, 9-inches, and Kate Burrowes was eighth at 28-feet, 10-inches.

Waverly junior Olivia Nittinger placed fourth in the pole vault at 8-feet, 6-inches, and Walsh was fifth at 8-feet. Robinson finished tied for sixth at 7-feet.

Garrity finished fifth in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.56 seconds, and Kennedy Westbrook was sixth in 13.64 seconds.

Smolinsky finished seventh in the long jump at 13-feet, 10 3/4-inches, and Kate Burrowes and Garrity tied for eighth at 13-feet, 7-inches.

Nittinger finished eighth in the shot put with a heave of 22-feet, 4-inches. She was ninth in the discus.

The Section IV Showcase will be held Saturday at Marathon High School.

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IN PHOTO 1: Tioga's Julia Walsh. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR and CRISTINA ROSSI.


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