IAC TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY GIRLS FINISH SECOND, BOYS THIRD AT CORNING FAST TIMES INVITATIONAL (24 PHOTOS)
(2022-05-13)Valley Sports Report
CORNING — The Waverly girls won four events and finished second at the Corning Fast Times Track & Field Invitational, while the Wolverine boys also won four events and finished third in the team standings.GIRLS
Senior Olivia Nittinger, and juniors Natalie Garrity and Kennedy Westbrook were double-winners to lead the Lady Wolverines.
Corning cruised to the team title with 246.5 points, while Waverly tallied 151.5 points, and third-place Elmira had 100.5 points. Horseheads finished fourth with 84 points.
Nittinger, Garrity, and Westbrook teamed with junior Abbey Knolles to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 51.79 seconds. The same foursome finished second in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:19.9.
Garrity won the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.04 seconds, and sophomore Allison Barrett was second in 13.34 seconds.
Nittinger won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-feet, 6-inches, while freshman Addison Westbrook and sophomore Paige Robinson tied for third at 6-feet, 6-inches.
Kennedy Westbrook won the 200-meter dash in 28.13 seconds, and Barrett was second in 28.77 seconds.
Kennedy Westbrook finished second in the 400-meter run in a time of 1:03.39 and junior Kelsey Ward was sixth in 1:06.85.
Senior Sydney Nierstedt finished second in the high jump at 4-feet, 6-inches, and freshman Kiley Stillman was eighth at 4-feet, 2-inches.
The foursome of freshmen Harper Minaker and Haylie Davenport, 7th-grader Lauren Gorsline, and sophomore Elizabeth Vaughn finished third in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 10:59.51.
Minaker finished third in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 8:13.59.
Eighth-grader Mira Kittle finished third in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.92 seconds, while senior Sydney Nierstedt was fourth in 17.94 seconds, and Erica Ryck was fifth in 18.65 seconds.
Nierstedt finished fifth in the long jump at 13-feet, 11-inches.
Junior Josie VanDyke was fourth in the 3,000-meter run in a tie of 13:40.68, and Gorsline was fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:16.05.
Sophomore Mackenzie LaForest finished fourth in the shot put with a heave of 26-feet, 11-inches, and Trinity Walker was eighth at 23-feet, 3-inches. LaForest finished eighth in the discus at 68-feet, 6-inches.
Knolles finished fifth in the triple jump at 28-feet, 8 1/2-inches, and Ryck was eighth at 27-feet, 1 1/2-inches.
Davenport finished fifth in the 1,500-meter Race Walk in a time of 9:25.57.
Freshman Maddy Olmsted was eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:51.69.
Gorsline finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:27.27, and Vaughn was 10th in 5:42.01.BOYS
Junior Kayleb Bechy was a triple-winner, and sophomore Micah Chandler was a double-winner to pace Waverly’s efforts.
Corning ran away with the team title, amassing 272.5 pints, well ahead of runner-up Horseheads, which had 96 points, and Waverly, which tallied 90. Elmira finished fourth with 89.5 points.
Bechy won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.19 seconds, and junior Jerrell Sackett was third in 11.68 seconds.
Bechy also won the 200-meter dash in 23.33 seconds, while senior SamVanDyke was fifth in 24.55 seconds.
Bechy and Chandler teamed with VanDyke and Sackett to win the 400-meter relay in a time of 44.8 seconds.
Chandler won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 59.54 seconds. He finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.35 seconds.
Senior Derek Bartlett finished second in the pole vault at 10-feet.
The foursome of Chandler, VanDyke, junior Treyton Moore, and senior Kaden Wheeler combined to finish third in the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 3:41.18.
VanDyke finished fourth in the 400-meter dash in 54.6 seconds, and Moore was sixth in 55.43 seconds.
Freshman Payton Fravel placed sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 31-feet, 4 3/4-inches. He finished ninth at 15-feet, 9-inches.
Junior Ryan Clark finished sixth in the discus with a toss of 109-feet, 9-inches, and Benjamin was eighth at 98-feet, 2-inches.
Sackett finished seventh in the high jump at 5-feet, 4-inches.
Senior Cam McIsaac finished eighth in the shot put with a heave of 35-feet, 11 1/2-inches, and sophomore Jake Benjamin was ninth at 35-feet, 2 1/4-inches.
Senior Gavin Schillmoeller finished 12th in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:23.73.
Waverly returns to action Wednesday and Thursday at the IAC Championships in Trumansburg.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Lauren Gorsline. ... PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES.
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