Jeremy Alley-Tarter ended an illustrious varsity track and field career on Saturday, June 7, placing 6th in the Massachusetts All State 800 meters at Bridgewater State University with a time of 1:54:96. It was Mr. Alley-Tarter’s personal best and a new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School record for the 800 meters, set one day before he graduated and his last time running in purple and white.
Mr. Alley-Tarter qualified for the All State meet on Saturday, May 31, with a time of 1:57:70, coming in third in a hotly contested race during which the top three runners finished less than a second apart. Mr. Alley-Tarter will run for Assumption College next year, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school.
Members of the Martha’s Vineyard track and field teams competed Saturday at the MIAA State Division 4 Meet, held at Durfee High School in Fall River.
Jeremy Alley-Tarter placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.70 to qualify for the All State Meet June 7 at Bridgewater State University. The 800 was hotly contested with the top three runners finishing less than a second apart.
Freshman Olivia Smith medaled (top eight finish) in three events, placing sixth in the 400-meter low hurdles (69.66), seventh in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.31), and seventh in the high jump (5’). Olivia tied with four other girls in the high jump but finished seventh due to having more misses before the successful jump.
Andrew Jacobs-Walsh also had a strong showing at the division meet, qualifying for the final round in the discus by placing ninth with a personal best throw of 124’. “It was a great day in the disc for him,” Coach Joe Schroeder said.
The girls 4 x 100 relay team of freshmen Julia Hart, Juniper Ezanno, and Madison Moreis, along with senior Mariah Campbell, posted a season best time of 54.62.
Coach Schroeder said of his fabulous frosh, “It was good to see them there and doing well. The future is very bright.”
Jeremy Alley-Tarter of Edgartown didn’t need the luck of the Irish to win the 16th annual Ocean View St. Patty’s Dayish 5K Run and Fitness Walk Sunday morning. The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School senior track standout smoked the field by 2:42, finishing the East Chop course in 17:15. Sixty-Eight runners completed the race out of 83 registered.
The running conditions were brisk but comfortable, with a steady breeze and temperatures in the low 40’s, under high overcast skies.
Jeremy’s MVRHS track teammates took positions two through four and six. George Sykes was second in 19:57, followed by Patrick Best (19:59), Daniel Gaines (20:24), Sam Harlow (20:36), and Nick Fecitt (20:43) in sixth.
Bonnie Kingsbury of Edgartown was the women’s winner, crossing the line seventh overall in 20:50. Nevin Wallis was eighth (21:07), Harrison Dorr ninth (23:11), and women’s runner-up Kelly Klaren rounded out the top ten (23:13).
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