Ellie Williamson passes the baton and a 10-yard lead to Tisbury's Megan Buchanan beginning the third leg of the relay. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Tisbury shines at Interscholastic Track Meet
Girls fit to be tied
Maggie Riseborough's double wins in the shot put and discus and Christine Janek's double in the long jump and 200 meter dash powered the Tisbury girls track and field team to a 29-29 tie with Edgartown, which dominated the mile. Shivonne Schofield won the long race in 6:42.9 and her teammates Tayla Kuehn and Caroline Gazaille placed third and fourth. Nicole Parkhurst of West Tisbury was second in 6:56.6, just three seconds better than Tayla.
Scoring at the Quadrilateral event was 5 for first place, 3 for second, 2 for third and 1 for fourth.
Mia Benedetto was a big-pointer for West Tisbury, winning the 100m sprint, placing second in the 200m and third in the long jump. Jennie Leonard of Edgartown was first over the hurdles in 14.14, edging out Izzy Smith of West Tisbury by half a second.
Tisbury needed to win the 4x100 relay to gain a tie with Edgartown in the final event of the day, and they did.
Tyler Araujo of Oak Bluffs put the shot and tossed the discus best.
Tisbury boys repeat
The Tisbury boys won five of the eight events to retain their championship standing. Rafael Maciel led the way with wins in the long jump and 200 and a second place effort in the shot put. He also anchored the winning 4x100 relay.
Tyler Araujo of Oak Bluffs was a double winner of the shot put and discus. Edgartown's Will Dietz earned points for his school in three events. He was second in the 200 and long jump, third with the shot put.
To no one's surprise, O.B.'s Jeremy Alley-Tarter ran away from the field in the mile, completing the run in 5:32.6. Mike Schroeder of West Tisbury edged out teammate Kyle Joba-Woodruff for second in 6:04.1 to 6:04.7.
Tisbury's Nick Giliberto and Justin Smith of WesTiz tied for second in the 100. Nick was third in the 200 and fourth in the shot put; Justin took fourth in the 200
Girls meet results
Shot put: (1-T) Maggie Riseborough, 28' 8.5"; (2-T) Taylor Hughes, 23' 5.5"; (3-OB) Kendall Robinson, 21' 1"; (4-E) Kassidy Bettencourt, 19' 1.5".
Discus: (1-T) Maggie Riseborough, 66' 5"; (2-WT) Lucy Benedetto, 58'; (3-E) Jennie Lindland, 53'; (4-E) Zoe Nugent 52'.
Long jump: (1-T) Christine Janek, 13' 1.5"; (2-E) Kylie Willoughby, 12' 5.5"; (3-WT) Mia Benedetto ,12' 5"; (4-E) Jennie Lindland, 11' 10".
100 meters: (1-WT) Mia Benedetto 14.30; (2-E) Tonya Sequeira, 14.51; (3-E) Kylie Willoughby, 14.88; (4-OB) Hayley Maciel, 15.16.
Shivonne Schofield (left) of Edgartown made her move, passing Nicole Parkhurst at the three-quarter mark, and won going away.
200 meters: (1-T) Christine Janek, 31.39; (2-WT) Mia Benedetto, 32.09; (3-OB) Hayley Maciel ,33.02; (4-T) Megan Buchanan,, 33.24.
Hurdles: (1-E) Jennie Lindland, 14.14; (2-WT) Izzy Smith, 14.45; (3-OB) Molly Wallace, 15.42; (4-OB) Alex Mark, 15.51.
Mile: (1-E) Shivonne Schofield, 6:42.9; (2-WT) Nicole Parkhurst, 6:56.6; (3-E) Tayla Kuehn, 6:52.6; (4-E) Caroline Gazaille, 7:02.8.
4x100 relay: (1) Tisbury, 1:00.9; (2) Edgartown, 1:01.4; (3) Oak Bluffs, 1:08.2; (4) West Tisbury, 7:02.8.
Team totals: Edgartown 29, Tisbury 29, West Tisbury 19, Oak Bluffs 9.
Boys meet results
Shot put: (1-OB) Tyler Araujo, 37' 1"; (2-T) Rafael Maciel, 34' 8.5"; (3-E) Will Dietz, 31' 8.5"; (4-T) Nick Giliberto, 28' 2".
Discus: (1-OB) Tyler Araujo, 98'; (2-OB) Charles Goldthwait, 76'4"; (3-T) Ryan Fisher, 69'; (4-E) Conor Smith, 67'.
Rafael Maciel, winner of the 200-meter sprint, also won the long jump and anchored the 4x100 relay for Tisbury.
Long jump: (1-T) Rafael Maciel, 13' 10.5"; (2-E) Will Dietz, 13' 3"; (3-T) Xobien McGougan, 13' 2"; (4-WT) Jacob Lawrence, 13' 1".
100 meters: (1-T) Ryan Fisher, 14.28; (2-T&WT tied) Nick Gilberto and Justin Smith, 14.58; (3-WT) Jacob Lawrence, 15.01; (4-E) Nick Davies, 15:18.
200 meters (1-T) Rafael Maciel, 28:28; (2-E) Will Dietz, 29.71; (3-T) Nick Giliberto, 30.40; (4-WT) Justin Smith, 30.76.
Hurdles: (1-T) Xobien McGougan, 13.15; (2-T) Jeremiah Roberts, 13.19; (3-WT) Jacob Lawrence, 13.48; (4-OB)
Charles Goldthwait, 13.87.
Mile: (1-OB) Jeremy Alley-Tarter, 5:32.6; (2-WT) Mike Schroeder, 6:04.1, (3-WT) Kyle Joba-Woodruff, 6:04.7, (4-WT) Cooper Chapman, 6:26.
4x100 relay (1) Tisbury, 56.04; (2) Edgartown, 59.44; (3) Oak Bluffs, 59.92; (4) West Tisbury,, 1:06.5.
Team totals: Tisbury 39.5, Oak Bluffs 20, West Tisbury 13.5, Edgartown 13.
Randall Jette sprints around left end for a big gainer.
The MVRHS junior varsity football team hosted Cape Tech/Harwich, Tuesday, and treated them to a 28-14 trouncing. The M.V. defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and the secondary came away with three interceptions.
The junior Crusaders were unable to prevent 120-pound Randall Jette and 130-pound Michael Marashio from long gainers and QB Nick Billingham's passes were, for the most part, on target.
The score was 28-6 at the half. Neither team scored in the third quarter.
The annual M.V. Horse Council pace ride By Susanna Sturgis
The team of Margaret Oliveira, Stephanie Dreyer, and Chris Arenburg won the M.V. Horse Council's annual pace ride Sunday, Oct. 14. The winning time was 1 hour, 47 minutes, and 56 seconds, just 1 minute and 14 seconds off the pace time of 1:49.10. Elaine Shabazian and Susanna Sturgis took a close second in 1:47.18. The riders' goal was to match the time set by organizers Cindy Bonnell and Mary Ann Brock, who rode the seven-mile course in advance, maintaining an average speed suitable for a pleasure ride.
The bright and breezy weather was perfect for the ride, which began at Misty Meadows Farm in West Tisbury and followed a clockwise course along the trails and fire lanes in the state forest. Nineteen riders participated, and then enjoyed the potluck lunch at trail's end.
Winning yellow ribbons for their third-place finish were Maryanne Jerome and Annie Parsons, who timed in at 1:23.02. Trail veterans Barbara Paciello and Anita Covelli were fourth (1:16.35), and Sarah Pallatroni and Melissa Willoughby fifth in 1:14.10. The pairs of Lilly and Rachel Neville, and Charlotte and Scott Caskey, tied for sixth in 1:13.20. Tracy Demars and Jeanne Baron took seventh with the ride's fastest time of 1:11.54.
Special awards went to youngest riders Lilly Neville and Erin Hickey and to Elaine Shabazian, the oldest. Male pace riders are rare. Scott Caskey and Jim Hickey received Islander glasses for "courage to be different." Prize chocolate went to Scot and Charlotte Caskey for riding the best-matched horses, and to Annie Parsons for riding with the least tack; she rode bareback. The mother-daughter team of Lilly and Rachel Neville received special mention, as did the father-daughter team of Jim and Erin Hickey.