IAC / NTL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: WRIGHT FINISHES FIRST; WAVERLY EDGES ATHENS TO WIN KOONS VALLEY MEET (24 PHOTOS) (2019-10-04)
Valley Sports Report
LITCHFIELD — Waverly junior Collin Wright separated himself from the field leading Waverly to a win at the annual Tom Koons Valley Cross Country Meet here Thursday afternoon at the old Litchfield Elementary School course.
Waverly tallied 26 placement points, to edge Athens, which had 29. Sayre had an incomplete team.
Wright clocked in at 14:48, besting runner-up Athens senior T.J. Toscano, who clocked in at 15:18, by 30 seconds.
Waverly sophomore Nate Ackley was third in 15:25, while Athens sophomore Kyle Anthony was fourth in 15:51, Waverly junior Jayden Rose as fifth at 15:53, Athens sophomore Matthew Gorslin was sixth at 16:13, Athens junior Connor Dahl was seventh in 16:22, Waverly sophomore Liam Traub was eighth in 16:31, Waverly senior Brandon Bubniak was ninth in 16:50, and Athens freshman Nate Prickitt (17:11), sophomore Brendan Jones (17:16), and junior Justin Lynch (17:22) finished 10th through 12th, respectively.
Waverly freshman Hunter Elston was 13th in 17:31, while sophomore Matt Atanasoff was 15th in 18:04, sophomore Gavin Schillmoeller was 16th in 18:45, freshman Sam VanDyke was 20th in 19:18, and Joe Fritzen was 25th in 23:55.
Athens sophomore Sander Bertsch finished 14th in 17:39, while junior Mason Henderson was 17th in 18:46, senior Ben Biles was 18th in 18:47, freshman Dustin Krise was 23rd in 20:49, senior Jon Ayres was 24th in 22:00, and freshman Mason Oldroyd was 26th in 24:50.
Senior Logan Goodneau finished 19th in a time of 19:01 to lead Sayre, while senior Jake Henry was 21st in 19:34, and Nate Romano was 22nd in 20:16.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Collin Wright. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHELA BUBNIAK.