Winners in the interscholastic track championships

Jake Janak of Tisbury held off Avaires Gedvilas of Oak Bluffs to win an exciting boys mile run. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

West Tisbury Girls dominate

Winning half of the eight events, the West Tisbury girls team ran away from the opposition in the final Interscholastic Pentagonal Track and Field meet at the high school, Friday. The Up Islanders amassed 38 points, twice as many as the Edgartown girls, who were second at 19. Tisbury and Oak Bluffs finished with 14 and 13. The Charter School had three.

WT’s Emily Turney won the shotput with a heave of 29’10” and the discus at 90’6″, and Juniper Ezanno’s leap of 12’6″ was best in the long jump. Livy Smith was first over the hurdles in 12:71 and second in the long jump.

Sam Hargy of Edgartown won the 100m dash and was second with the shotput. The Tisbury girls won the 4×200 relay in 1:01.2 and OB’s Rose Engler won the mile finishing ten seconds ahead of WT’s Whitney Schroeder.

Boys meet is a traffic jam

The boys meet was a nailbiter. Tisbury and West Tisbury finished in a tie, both with 22 points. Just a half point behind was Oak Bluffs at 21.5. Edgartown was not that far distant either, with 18. The Charter School earned four points, mostly on Tucker Cosgrove’s second place finish in the sprint.

Individually, Chase Silvia of WT was the top performer, winning three events: long jump at 13’11”; 100m in 12:95 and the hurdles in 12:50.

Wayman Harrison won the shotput for OB at 29’2″. Edgartown’s Jordan Tate heaved the discus 70’9″. OB’s Nevin Wallis ran the 200m in 29:18. Jake Janak of Tisbury led the field in the mile at 6:29.6, one second ahead of Avaires Gedvilas of Oak Bluffs and two better than Edgartown’s Charlie Fenske.

The final event, the 4×200 relay, was all but a three-way tie as Tisbury arrived at the finish line in 1:02.7, OB at 1:03.1 and West Tisbury at 1:03.7.