NEW YORK STATE BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S CHANDLER ADDS SECOND PODIUM FINISH (2019-06-08)

BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — It may not have been the race Waverly’s Isaac Chandler was hoping for, however, he’s still a two-time medalist.

The Wolverine junior placed eighth in the 110 hurdles final with a time of 15.52 seconds. He was close to the front-runners before clipping two of the final three hurdles.

Although it may not have been one of his better efforts, he still solidified himself as a two-time state place-winner.

“I think yesterday was a long day, and a very successful long day for him, but it takes a toll on kid, and dealing with some hot temperatures,” Waverly coach Dave Hogan said. “I still look at it; he was eighth in the state and you can’t take that away. It’s a huge accomplishment. He’s only a junior. He’ll likely be back here next year, so I think it was still good run.

“Also, he’s kind of a perfectionist. I mean that in a good way. He’s not going to be thrilled about that time, but I think he needs to keep his head high. I still think it was a good race on a hot day.”

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.