Waverly girls fourth at Finger Lakes Invitational
The Waverly girls took fourth overall at the Finger Lakes Invitational held at Ithaca College.
They scored 48 points while Elmira won with 73. Corning was second with 66 and Vestal third with 52.
Liia Carpenter and Kaylee Uhl led the way with two individual first place finishes. Carpenter won the 55 in 7.68 while Uhl won the 600 in 1:42.63.
Carpenter was also second in the 300 at 44.37.
Uhl and Carpenter also teamed up with Danielle Burkhart and Lea McMahon to take second in the 800 relay at 1:54.17. A team of Uhl, Sam Goble, Katelyn Moore and Daylen Smith won the 1600 relay in 4:25.97.
Rounding out the place finishers was Kelsey Frank taking fifth in the 3000 at 12:20.60.
"A very good night for the girls," Waverly coach Scott Baird said. "Considering I didn't know what to expect from Liia Carpenter. She definitely opened some eyes for the rest of the teams that were there. She had a really good night and so did Kaylee. They're off to a very good start, I'm pleased."
The Waverly boys took 21st overall with four points.
A team of Dan Hyland, Jon Puusalu, Austin Trengo and Rich Northrop took fourth in the 800 relay at 1:43.02.
"The guys are very young," Baird said. "It's hard to replace the guys I lost last year. Were definitely back into a rebuilding mode but I'm pleased with what the guys did this being their first meet."
Vestal won the boy's title with 68 points while Corning was second with 60.
Waverly will held back up to Ithaca for the Ithaca College Invitational next Saturday with a 10:30 a.m. start.