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SECTION IV BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY ADVANCES THREE AND A RELAY TO 'SHOWCASE;' TIOGA SENDS TWO (22 PHOTOS) (2021-06-08)

Valley Sports Report
TRUMANSBURG — Waverly senior Caden Wheeler and junior Sam VanDyke each qualified for Saturday’s Section IV Track & Field Championships in two events, while junior Matt Watson and freshman Valentino Rossi will be Tioga’s lone representatives at the meet.

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

Wheeler won the long jump with a leap of 21-feet, while Rossi was fifth at 19-feet, 6-inches and Watson was sixth at 19-feet, 3 1/2-inches.

The Waverly foursome of freshman Micah Chandler, senior Alex Gadow, VanDyke, and Wheeler won the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:33.88.

Watson won the triple jump at 41-feet, 2 1/2-inches, and Rossi was second at 41-feet, 3/4-inch.

VanDyke placed second in the 400-meter dash in 53.95 seconds, and Waverly sophomore Treyton Moore was fifth at 55.4 seconds.

Waverly senior Collin Wright is also headed to Saturday’s “Showcase: after finishing second in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:42.2.

Watson finished third in the 200-meter dash in 23,74 seconds.

The Waverly foursome of Wheeler, Chandler, senior Ryan Lambert, and Moore finished fourth in the 400-meter relay in a time of 45.91 seconds, and Tioga’s quartet of Watson, senior Nate Jaye, junior Chris Walsh, and Rossi finished fifth in 47.14 seconds.

Waverly junior Ryan Clark finished fourth in the discus with a toss of 96-feet, 5-inches. He was seventh in the shot put with a heave of 33-feet, 4 1/2-inches.

Jaye finished fifth in the pole vault at 10-feet.

Tioga junior Cameron Boswell finished seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:23.18.

VanDyke was seventh in the high jump at 5-feet, 6-inches.

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

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IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Caden Wheeler. … PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR and CRISTINA ROSSI.

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