Durfee tops Vineyard swimmers

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The Martha’s Vineyard boys and girls swimming teams traveled to Durfee High School in Fall River on Tuesday, and both teams lost. The Hilltoppers defeated the Vineyard boys 95-24, and the girls, 96-60. Both teams are 3-6 on the season. For the girls, Gabby Carr, Yayla DeChiara, and Lia Potter each won an individual event, and swam on two winning relays. Harrison Dorr was a double winner for the boys.

In the girls meet, Gabby Carr won the 200 freestyle in 2:12.87, and placed second in the 500 freestyle. Lia Potter won the 100 butterfly in 1:08.21, her best time of the season. Yayla DeChiara won the 100 backstroke, and had a second in the 200 individual medley. Eleanor Hyland had a second in the 100 freestyle, and a third in the 50 freestyle. Salyn Yancey added a third in the 100 freestyle. The girls continued their dominance of the freestyle relays with wins in the 200 (Yayla DeChiara, Salyn Yancey, Lia Potter, and Gabby Carr in 1:57.25) and the same four girls in the 400 relay (4:26.65).

Only three boys made the trip for the Vineyarders. Harrison Dorr won the 200 freestyle in 2:07.40 and the 100 freestyle in 56.53. In the 100, he finished just ahead of brother Oliver Dorr. Oliver also had a second in the 50 freestyle. Both of Oliver’s times were personal bests. Keith Chatinover had a second in the 500 freestyle.

The Vineyard continues their busiest stretch of the season with a trip to Bishop Stang on Thursday before returning home to meet Barnstable on Friday, Jan. 19. The rescheduled Cape Cod Classic is on Sunday, Jan. 21, followed by a trip to Bridgewater on Monday, Jan. 22.