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IAC BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: ACKLEY LEADS WAVERLY TO 3-1 FINISH; HURD PACES TIOGA IN 2-2 EFFORT (24 PHOTOS) (2021-09-14)

Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly, led by first-place finisher senior Nate Ackley, and Tioga, led by junior Thomas Hurd, each had two finishers in the top 10, but SVEC won the five-team IAC boys cross country meet here at the Waverly Glen.

SVEC had 26 placement points to go 4-0, while Waverly was 3-1 with 42 points, Tioga was 2-2 with 55 points, and Marathon and Whitney Point both fielded incomplete teams.

Ackley clocked in at 19:06.4 — 18 seconds ahead of runner-up Jonathan Garrison of SVEC, while Hurd finished in fifth in 20:32.7, Waverly senior Gavin Schillmoeller was seventh in 21:01.5, and Tioga freshman Andrew Earley was ninth in 21:04.6.

Waverly seniors Sam VanDyke (21:06.3) and Matt Atanasoff (21:08.7) finished 11th and 12th, respectively, and sophomore Brayden Hurd was 16th in 23:30.7.

Tioga freshman Isaiah Fore finished 13th in 21:31.2, while senior Colt Herrala was 23rd in 26:02.6, and senior Will Slater (27:26.8), sophomore Casey Herrala (26:02.6), senior Zander Whitmore (28:43.3), and senior Jack Cary (29:15.8) finished 26th through 29th, respectively.

Tioga’s Reed Cook was 34th in 42:51.2.

MODIFIED BOYS
Chase Hine and Finn Williams finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead the Wolverines in the boys modified race, while Owen Seaver finished eighth to lead Tioga.

Hine clocked in at 10:56.2 on the 1.5-mile course, while Williams finished in 11:36.2, and Seaver crossed the finish line in 12:46.0.

Waverly’s Mark Myers finished 11th in 17:12.1.

Seaver, Tioga’s only runner, finished in 12:46.0.

(NOTE: Modified photos at end of gallery in girls story.)

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IN PHOTO 1: Waverly senior Nate Ackley. … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.


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