Martha’s Vineyard boys X-C take 4th in Ocean State Invite

Vineyard cross country coach Joe Schroeder with seven of his eight medalists from the Ocean State Invitational. From left: Silas Berlin, Mike Schroeder, Galen Mayhew, Julia Neville, George Sykes, Nate D' Angelo, and Andrew Wiley. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Vineyard harriers took their cross-country talents to Goddard State Park in Warwick, R.I., on Saturday for the 6th annual Ocean State Invitational.

Last week at the Manchester Invitational in the Granite State, the Vineyard varsity boys brought back some hardware for a fifth place finish. Saturday, on the 5K Brown University course, the boys did one better and finished fourth out of 40 schools. The Vineyarders ran the race in a combined 1:27:11 and accrued 205 points, just 57 seconds and 40 points behind first place Haddam-Killingworth of Connecticut. The jayvee boys jumped by five spots, from 10th to 5th.

The Vineyard girls also improved. The varsity placed 15th out of 29 schools, up from 20th place last week.

Eight Vineyarders medaled at the Ocean State for placing in the top 30 of their respective events: Mike Schroeder (boys varsity); Julia Neville (girls varsity); Andrew Wiley, Job deForest, George Sykes, and Galen Mayhew (boys jayvee); Nate D’ Angelo and Silas Berlin (boys freshmen).

In the boys varsity race, Mike Schroeder led the way for M.V. with a time of 17:01, good for 23rd overall out of 266. Next were Jeremy Alley-Tarter (17:23, 38th); Cooper Chapman (17:25, 40th); Kyle Joba-Woodruff (17:29, 45th); Sam Oslyn (17:53, 64th); Isaiah Maynard (18:34, 102nd); Julian Kelly (18:37, 107th).

Andrew Wiley (18:30, 9th of 241) was fastest for the Vineyard jayvee boys. George Sykes (18:48, 15th) and Job deForest (18:49, 16th) were next, followed by: Galen Mayhew (19:25, 28th); Thorpe Karabees (19:50, 21st); Tully McDonough (20:25, 60th); Ethan Lefebvre (21:03, 82nd); Jack O’ Malley (21:07, 85th); Chris Serpa (23:13, 171st).

Three Vineyard freshmen boys ran the 4K Ocean State course: Nate D’ Angelo (15:08, 13th of 140); Silas Berlin (15:17, 20th); and Chase Silvia (16:29, 50th).

Julia Neville (21:11, 29th of 213), was the first varsity girl to the tape for the Purple. Next, was her sister Lilly (22:42, 78th); followed by Willoe Maynard (23:10, 100th); Hannah Moore (23:35, 121st); Lucy Norris (24:04, 133rd); Phoebe Dandeneau (25:47, 177th).

Willow Wunsch (26:14, 91st of 181) was the pace-setter for the jayvee girls ahead of Carter D’ Angelo (26:39, 104th); Katherine Reid (27:26, 120th); Sarah Dawson (27:48, 124th); Sierra Simon (29:39, 148th); Kayla Goldman (30:37, 157th).

In the girls freshmen 4K run, Maisie Jarrell was the Vineyard’s sole competitor and finished in 22:16 (76th).

Vineyarders sweep Spartans

On September 26, the Vineyard boys and girls traveled to North Dartmouth and defeated Bishop Stang.

The girls won 22-33 to earn their first Eastern Athletic Conference win of the season. M.V. is 2-2 overall. The Nevilles, Julia and Lilly, along with Willoe Maynard, were 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Hannah Moore, Lucy Norris, and Willow Wunsch were 7th, 8th, and 9th.

In the boys race, the Vineyarders (4-0, 2-0 EAC) took seven of the top ten positions. Jeremy Alley-Tarter finished first, followed by Cooper Chapman (3rd), Isaiah Maynard (4th), Julian Kelly (6th), George Sykes (8th), James Roddy (9th), and Job deForest (10th).