Junior Jeremy Alley-Tarter placed 14th in a field of 221 runners at last weekend’s Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association Eastern Divisional Cross Country Championship, held Saturday in Wrentham. Alley-Tarter finished with a time of 16:51 to lead the Vineyard contingent, which finished sixth of 32 teams in Divison 5. In the process, he qualified for the MIAA All-State Meet, which will be held tomorrow at Northfield Mount Hermon. Alley-Tarter has had a standout season; in October, he set the school record for the Vineyard cross-country (senior Michael Schroeder reset the record a week later).
Schroeder took second for the Vineyarders last Saturday and 24th overall, running 17:14, while senior Cooper Champan was 44th overall (17:39). Junior Isaiah Maynard and senior Kyle Joba Woodruff finished in near-identical times (17:52.6 and 17:52.9, respectively) to take 57th and 58th. Senior Sam Oslyn (18:03, 62nd) and junior George Sykes (18:22, 77th) rounded out the varsity squad.
Sophomore Julia Neville finished first for the Vineyard girls, taking 43rd of 189 with a time of 21:02. Junior Willoe Maynard was 57th with a time of 21:37 and sophomore Willow Wunsch was 102 with a time of 22:51. Junior Lucy Norris (130th, 24:05), senior Hannah Moore (145th, 24:28), and junior Lilly Neville (147th, 24:32) also competed for the purple and white.