Waverly, Notre Dame have athletes qualify for states
ITHACA, N.Y. - Several locals qualified for states in indoor track and field action Saturday.
Waverly and Notre Dame both had two individuals and a relay make it.
Waverly had two runners qualify in the 600 as Kaylee Uhl won the race with Samantha Goble second.
Uhl won it in 1:37.17, a new school record. Erika Kisel had the old record of 1:38.19, set back in 2009.
Goble took second in 1:39.80, a season best.
"We were hoping for that," Waverly coach Scott Baird said. "That was the best case scenario. Kaylee finally had the run we knew she was capable of having. She needed to go out and run that first lap, she was so focused and dominating."
Uhl was only seventh tenths of a second off the Section IV record.
"(Goble) got that last girl from Chenango Forks," Baird explained. "That really got us started."
In the 1600 relay a team of Katelyn Moore, Goble, Lea McMahon and Uhl won with a season best 4:10.17.
Waverly also had two place: Sidney Shaffer in the pole vault at 7-feet, taking sixth, and the boys' 800 relay of Jacob Goble, Rich Northrop, Austin Trengo and Jon Puusalu was fourth in 1:39.70, a season best.
"The kids performed well today," Baird remarked.
For Notre Dame Carl Shen took second in the long jump at 21-feet, 7-3/4-inches to advance.
On the girls' side Brittany Schutrum won the 55 dash in 7.33 to qualify for states while an 800 meter relay team of Deborah Diarra, Mary Pelkowski, Brittany Schutrum and Victoria Schutrum won in 1:48.88 to advance.
The state meet will back up at Cornell University this Saturday with a 2 p.m. start.