Martha’s Vineyarders edged by Bishop Stang in track and field

Maddie Penicaud legged out a close win in the 200-meters. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Bishop Stang’s boys and girls track and field teams came to the Vineyard Tuesday and sailed off with hard-won team wins.

The Spartan girls margin of victory was 10, 73-63. The Stang boys won, 70-66.

The Vineyard girls won some individual events. Maddie Penicaud won the long jump, the low hurdles, and the 200m dash.

Maggie Riseborough ruled at the shot put ring. She put the shot 35′ 4.5″. Sidra Dumont scaled the discus best, 84′ 7.5″. Riseborough was second.

Maggie Lindland won the triple jump at 29′ 5″.

Maya Harcourt was first over the high hurdles at 18.4.

The meet was close enough to be decided by the final events — the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Bishop Stang won both.

The boys’ meet

Randall Jette was first in the high jump (5′ 10″) and long jump (20′). Anthony Piland (142′ 9″) and Jacob Lawrence were 1-2 with the javelin. Lawrence was also second in the high jump. Tyler Araujo was best putting the shot, 37′ 10″. M.V. led in the field events, 31-27.

Mike Schroeder won the mile in 4:55, four seconds ahead of Stang’s best.

Rafael Maciel and Sam Oslyn were 2-3 over the low hurdles, and Jette nosed out a Stang sprinter at 100m in 11.1.

Jeremy Alley-Tarter won the 800m in 2:06. Michael “Boots” Osborn was third, just two seconds back.

The Stang runners closed strong, finishing 1-2 in the 400m and the high hurdles, and 1-3 at 200m and 2 miles.

The Vineyarders needed to win both relays; Montambault, Lawrence, Piland, and Jette won the 4×100, but Stang pulled out the 4×400, despite a magnificent third leg run by Osborn.

The race could hardly have been closer 3:46.3 to 3:47.0.