Senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter and freshman Livy Smith turned in winning performances Tuesday as the track and field squads traveled to Attleboro for the Eastern Athletic Conference championship meet. Alley-Tarter turned in a 1:57.6 in the 800-metre run to take first place. Smith picked up a victory in the 100-metre high hurdles with a time of 16.7 seconds, a feat particularly impressive since she only started running the event midway through the season. She was also second in the high jump and the 400-metre low hurdles.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams took third place at the championship meet, after a “close race for second,” according to head coach Joe Schroeder. Perennial track powerhouse Bishop Feehan ran away with first place, while Somerset Berkley took second.
Though league competition is finished, the track squads will continue their season as they prepare for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association division three meet in two weeks.
Several Vineyard athletes finished in scoring position (top six), with sophomore Chase Sylvia scoring 14 points for the Vineyard by placing in three events, taking third in the long jump (19’1.5”) and fourth in both the 400 metre hurdles (66.64 seconds) and high jump (5’6”). Ennis Foster was second in the 200-metre run (24.6 seconds) and sixth in the long jump, while junior Kevin Montambault was second in the 110-metre hurdles with a time of 16.7 seconds. Senior Andrew Jacobs Walsh took third in the discus (119’6”) and sixth in the shot put (41’5.5”), and senior Joe Turney was fourth in the javelin (143’4”) and fifth in the long jump (18’11”). Senior Tony Breth placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 38’9”.
On the girls’ side, Sabrina Reppert was second in the javelin (93’) and part of the 4x400 relay team which finished third (4:42 minutes). Senior Kat Dorr and freshmen Mary McCarthy and Pearl Vercruysse rounded out the relay squad. Dorr also took sixth in the triple jump (29’6”), while Vercruysse was fourth in the mile (5:50 minutes). Freshman Juniper Ezanno took fourth in the triple jump (30’9.5”) and fifth in the long jump (14’10”).
Other top finishers for the Vineyard were Erik Faber (high jump), Nick Sesset (800 metre run), Ethan LeFebvre (triple jump), George Sykes (two-mile run), Whitney Schroeder (javelin), Grace Oslyn (discus), and Madison Moreis (triple jump).