The Vineyard Invitational cross-country meet sees course record set

Martha's Vineyard girls varsity runners Julia Neville (number 302), Willow Wunsch (309), and Lilly Neville (303) run up at the front after the race start. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The seventh annual Vineyard Invitational cross-country meet drew 460 runners from 17 schools to the course at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on Saturday. Runners had a beautiful day — warm and breezy, with blue skies — and Vineyard athletes fared well.

Jeremy Alley-Tarter had the best time among Vineyard competitors, completing the 5K course in 17:37. The boys varsity finshed 5th of 13 schools. Martha’s Vineyard girls were 7th out of 11 teams, with Julia Neville obtaining the best score — 29th of 85, with a time of 21:47. Junior varsity boys had five runners in the top 50, with Nate D’Angelo finishing 8th out of 151 runners with a time of 19:01. Ava Thors lead the Vineyard girls jayvees with a time of 25:23, finishing 50th out of 127 runners.

Abbie McNulty of Bishop Feehan broke the girls course record by nearly 30 seconds with a time of 17:32.