Edison Parzanese, 17, sprints to reach the tape first in the Columbus Day 5K. Photos by Ralph Stewart
16th Columbus Day 5K road race
The top two MVRHS cross-country runners finished 1-2 in the 16th annual Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K road race, Sunday. Edison Parzanese, 17, of Edgartown was first to reach the finish line in 16:55, 16 seconds ahead of last year's best time by Jim Brock, 26, of Cornwall, U.K., but well off the course-blistering record of 15:57 set by Kevin Hicks in 1992.
Jackson Parker, 18, was second in 17:33.
The rest of the top ten finishers were: (3) Scott Bosworth, 41, Hingham, 18:23 (4) David Diriwachter. 36, Vineyard Haven, 18:54 (5) Joe Schroeder, 42, West Tisbury, 19:01 (6) Guy Helson, 36, New York. N.Y., 19:34 (7) Jeffrey Mader, 49, Sudbury, 19:41 (8) Will Pratt, unknown. Oak Bluffs, 20:01 (9) Robert Jen, 52, New York, N.Y., 20:07 (10) Patrick Parker, 44, Oak Bluffs, 20:18.
14th over all, Nina Ellen Keaney was the first female to finish the OB 5K.
The first female to complete the course was Nina Ellen Keaney, 35, of Kirkland, Washington, in 21:02. She was 14th overall.
The Oak Bluffs firemen won the team race as Jim and Brendan Maseda had combined times of 56:51.
It was a mild and misty morning, exactly the kind of conditions wished for by most distance runners. One hundred thirty-five completed the run, 13 fewer than last year.
Of the walkers, Dorothy Poole, 45, of Arlington strutted to the finish line first in 40:08, 12 seconds ahead of Joyce Jen, 47, of Weston.
Ardell Otter, 45, of Edgartown was third in 44:31.
Then came (4) Regina Nakala, 28, Edgartown, 44:32 (5) Donna Wilmarth, 54, Vineyard Haven, 44:33 (6) Jenny Jenkinson, 31, Vineyard Haven, 44:52 (7) Lisa Carpenter, 34, Vineyard Haven, 44:53.(8) Mary Cox, 21, Hingham, 44:54 (9) Karen Snider, 55, Manchester, 45:08 (10) Jo Murphy, 40, Vineyard Haven, 46:00.
Prior to the 5K was a one-mile fun run. Ten-year-old Louis Block of Arlington led the 13 racers to the tape in 7:51, almost a half minute ahead of John Breen, 9, of Braintree who completed the run in 8:17. Also ran: (3) Mackenzie Eck, 11, Braintree, 8:48 (4) Sondra Germer, 42, Clifton, N.Y., 9:02 (5) Matt Kaplan, 8, Edgartown, 9:33.
Torbelli Assis goes up for a header but the Seekonk goalie goes higher.
At a meeting of winless teams on Wednesday, New Bedford held the Vineyard girls soccer team scoreless and eked out a 1-0 tie.
Friday, Rachel Schubert's three goals led the Islanders to a 7-0 trouncing at Seekonk. Also scoring were Katherine Clark, Katie Campbell, Alexia Schroeder, and Brittany Stone.
Tuesday, the girls won their second game of the season, shutting out D-Y in the rain, 3-0, boosting their record to 2-8-1. It was goalie Justine Fogt's second shutout.
Ben Post steals the ball.
Rachel Schubert scored the only goal of the fisst half assisted by Taylor MacDonald. Brittany Stone made it 2-0 early in the second period assisted by Schubert. Brittany passed to Katherine Clark for the final tally.
The Vineyard boys soccer team's strong defensive efforts allowed visiting New Bedford only one goal, but the Bears defense held the Islanders scoreless to claim the win, Wednesday, 1-0.
With second-half goals by Will Rogers and Josh Jackson, MV tied Seekonk, 2-2, here, Friday. The MV record stands at 5-3-2.
Monday's game with Nauset was postponed to Sunday at 2. D-R is here Saturday for a 4:00 game.