VESTAL — Waverly’s Lady Wolverines track team placed second, and the Waverly boys were fourth in the Section IV Class B sectional Tuesday evening.

The highlights of the meet were provided by the usual suspects on the Waverly teams.

Isaac Chandler continues to impress. Chandler not only set a new school record in the 110-meter hurdles by running the distance in 14.87 seconds, he beat New York State’s new Super Standard of 14.93. He also toppled the school record of 15.0 set by Chad Woodruff in 2001.

Chandler’s teammate Collin Wright also broke a record in taking second the 3200 run with a time of nine minutes, 52.02 seconds. The old record of 9:56.96 was set by Will Mullen in 2010.

Finally, Sheriden Talada did it again. The junior broke a record she set last week when she ran a 7:52.60 in the 2000 steeplechase to place second to Maine-Endwell star Lindsay Stokes.

Waverly will be back in action on Wednesday and Thursday in the Section IV State Qualifier at Union-Endicott High School.


Cora Smith was a three-time winner for the Lady Wolverines who finished with 118 points.

Vestal was the run-away winner with 182 points. Following Waverly were Norwich with 85 points; Maine-Endwell with 59 points; and Johnson City which had 36.5 points to place fifth in the eight-team field.

Smith ran away from the competition in the 1500 run with a time of 4:55.74 and in the 3000 run with a time of 10:38.92.

She also ran with Liz Fritzen, Talada and Olivia Nittinger to win the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:08.50.

Also picking up wins for the Lady Wolverines were Melina Ortiz who won the 400 dash with a time of 1:02.48, and Kennedy Wheeler who won the shot put with a distance of 33 feet, 10 1/4 inches.

Waverly had a number of other top three efforts on the day.

Fritzen took second in the 800 run with a time of 2:30.23; Stephanie Hyland placed second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:13.67 and third in the triple jump with a distance of 32-4; Marissa Eisenhower was third in the shot put with a distance of 30-11 1/2; and Waverly’s 4x400 relay team of Hyland, Fritzen, Mittinger and Ortiz ran a 4:23.35 to take second.


Chandler also won the pole vault by over four feet with a rather pedestrian height of 13-6, Caden Wheeler soared 20-6 3/4 to win the long jump final after hitting 21-1 in qualifying, and Waverly’s 4x800 relay team of Dylan Ward, Jayden Rose, Brandon Bubniak and Collin Wright won with a time of 8:51.75.

Norwich blasted the field finishing with 186 points. Owego with 79 points was second and Waverly finished with 73 points for third. Rounding out the the top five were Maine-Endwell with 69 points and Vestal with 38 points.

Placing third for the Wolverines were DJ Shaw in the pole vault with a height of 9-0 and the 4x400 relay team of Trent Wright, Sam Vandyke, Tyler Saxon and Dylan Ward who finished the race in 3:40.6.

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